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Fantastic service

We used John's Van service recently for 6 days when needing to transport a group of visitors to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jmk15
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Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Amazing Team Building Tour, Outstanding Service, Fabulous Value

Hi Fiona Thank you for taking our business team (11 persons) on such a wonderful 2 day adventure... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JoyJoy1968
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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We offer small group (1-11 guests) bespoke private tours of the very best of New Zealand. CTNZ is 100% New Zealand owned & operated family business. We are New Zealanders & are passionate about sharing the very best of our People, Culture, History & Land. CTNZ is an official Tourism New Zealand Certified Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Service Operator, your guarantee of authentic quality adventures. We work closely with you to create a personalized itinerary so that your experience in New Zealand is based on your requests, set at your pace, time frame and on your terms, or enjoy one of our fantastic set tours. Our wonderful tours feature life enriching activities, authentic cultural interaction & our exclusive small group tours are popular with those who appreciate a unique personal experience. We offer unsurpassed value, service & flexibility with extras that only we & our partners know to make your trip even more memorable & we always have time to stop & take that picture.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We used John's Van service recently for 6 days when needing to transport a group of visitors to various locations in Auckland and Hamilton. John was always very punctual and went out of his way to give the visitors a great experience. He was very...More

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johnc10119, Owner at Carrington Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Jan Marie Thank you for the wonderful review, it was great to meet and spend time with you and a pleasure to take your Indian delegation around the Auckland and Waikato regions on there week long educational tour. Certainly look foward to future...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hi Fiona Thank you for taking our business team (11 persons) on such a wonderful 2 day adventure throughout our beautiful regions. All of us had a truly wonderful time and fantastic interactive experiences. Our team bonded and your choice of activities and adventures perfect...More

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johnc10119, Owner at Carrington Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Joy, Angela and your team. Had a fabulous time with you all and so pleased you enjoyed your two days of team building and great knowing we hit the spot with our choices of adventures and activities for you. Really look forward to your...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

John is absolutely fantastic as a tour operator. Informative and accommodating. Also lots of fun. John took us around many schools in Auckland and Hamilton. He was punctual and direct in his drivingMore

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johnc10119, Owner at Carrington Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia Ora Brian Great to take yourself and your delegation from India throughout Auckland and the Waikato regions on a Educational Tour. Thank you for your review and kind words and we look forward to your return 'down under' and that of your colleagues. Best...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

John is an excellent driver and the most personable host. So obliging and willing to help out at every turn. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour with him, and so many laughs from a genuine and interesting man. John went out of his way to ensure...More

Thank Leigh H
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johnc10119, Owner at Carrington Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia Ora Leigh Awesome, thank you for your great review and I really enjoyed meeting you and everyone from Southern India.. We appreciate there is always challenges and possible changes and there is always a way as we discovered. We enjoyed taking your group throughout...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to find a tour company with such a genuine, authentic approach! I can highly recommend their two and three day tours around the Waikato region. A chance to experience both well known and off the beaten track destinations. John and Fiona are great hosts...More

Thank Natalie M
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johnc10119, Owner at Carrington Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Natalie Thank you for your 5 star review and kind words. We genuinely love taking your clients around the central North Island on such a variety of adventures and showing off our amazing home. Meeting people from so many countries and taking them on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To John and Fiona Thank you for the best 3 days of the New Zealand Fun, Culture, Adventure and thrills. You know it's a great tour when the kid's phones stayed in there pockets!!! You were fantastic, the tour and adventures perfect, you were personable,...More

Thank Tracy V
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johnc10119, Owner at Carrington Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia Ora to both families We both really enjoyed taking you all on such classic (and not so classic!!!) kiwi adventures, such fun and laughs along the way with the blend of American and Kiwi making for some hilarious times. So glad both families had...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used John and his limo service for a trip out to hobbiton. John is very knowledgeable about the local area and is very entertaining. His car is immaculate and service is highly friendly and professional. Recommend 100%.More

Thank Glen M
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johnc10119, Owner at Carrington Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Glen and the Aussie Crew Thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time to give a 5 star review. It was great to meet you all and enjoyed the friendly banter and wrapped you had such a wonderful time at Hobbiton and New...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I needed some last minute help with transportation between Matamata and Waitomo after our Hobbiton tour in the late afternoon and John (owner) came to the rescue. I called him just a day before and he was able to make it happen...More

Thank Calpurinia
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johnc10119, Owner at Carrington Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Ora Jeff/Alicia Great to meet you both and glad we could help you during your tour of New Zealand. I'm sure you had an amazing experience at Waitomo. Always enjoy learning about the USA and your home of South Dakota as we are planning...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

John Carrington is an ideal tour guide. He is informed, caring and punctual. His charming, and witty, commentary made my trip from Auckland, New Zealand down to Rotorua a wonderful experience.More

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johnc10119, Owner at Carrington Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jim Awesome thank you for your review and kind words. Really enjoyed our time together, particularly with your history and love of music, not forgetting our visits to Hobbiton, Rotorua and cycling alongside Lake Karapiro and the sights, sounds (and smells!!) of central New...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

If you go to Hamilton and need some tour around you should definitely do it with John & Fiona!!! They provided with tons of info before booking my tour to Hobbiton from Hamilton and they were super quick to answer all my emails and concerns....More

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johnc10119, Owner at Carrington Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Kia Ora rawa atu Florencia Thank you for the fantastic review and so glad you had such a wonderful experience with us and of course at Hobbiton. I really enjoyed talking about New Zealand to you and your journeys and even more so learning about...More

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