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TOTAL TOURS, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ : Wine Tasting, Beer, Food Craft Scenic & Custom Tours, Glow Worm Caves. New Zealand is a land like no other. We bring together unique soil, climate, water, pioneering spirit and offer exciting adventures. TOTAL TOURS visits local family run businesses including, wineries, craft beer outlets, art studios, chocolate factory, cheesery, honey shop, historic & scenic sights, waterfalls, forests, Glow Worm Caves and much more. Enjoy a custom guided tour with commentary and local stories, on our fun, relaxed adventure. We can accommodate small & large groups. We welcome visitors holidaying in the Bay of Islands or visiting via a cruise ship please contact us. Annette & Allan look forward to meeting you.
Paihia, New Zealand

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Liam O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A fantastic personalised experience, this tour was one of our highlights for our entire trip to NZ. Our guide, Alan, was passionate about guiding tours and was full of good information. I highly recommend, particularly for anyone with a young family.
Written 20 January 2024
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Steve B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Had a great tour with Allan who was a hive of information about the area. Plenty of time to see things, lots of interesting information given about the area. I highly recommend this company for their effort and commitment.
Written 7 January 2024
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Gregory K
Port Saint Lucie, FL131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
After a little mix up on the booking, our guide Allan arrived and did an outstanding job showing us the Kerikeri area. We had stops at Honey Paihia to sample their honeys and learn about their efforts to eradicate various invasive animals that are very harmful to the native animals, especially kiwis. We stopped at two waterfalls, the forest, a great chocolate factory and shop, and a wood shop. We had a fantastic lunch and wine tasting at a winery. Allan did a great job of adapting the stops to meet our desires. He also taught us a lot about farming in the area.
Written 9 February 2023
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carnabombers
Menai, Australia275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We did the 1 hour scenic tour which was fantastic. Saw the waterfall which was amazing. Flexibility with booking times made for a memorable day.

Thx so much
Written 14 January 2023
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Jan M
Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Providing the service offered upon payment. Vehicle or driver was not the one indicated at time of purchase. Commentrary was negative.
Ticket didn't have company name on it and after leaving the van on the road I walked back to discuss with them and they were packed up and gone. There was no duty of care. Overall a very poor service
Written 4 December 2022
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Mark A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Allan was an awesome tour guide - very knowledgeable and informative. We took a wine tour (with lunch) from Paihia - the wineries were well considered, we had plenty of time at each location to enjoy the offerings and Allan was with us throughout to assist as needed. The wineries we visited were quintessentially Northland and provided good context of wineries when compared to those in other regions of New Zealand. Add to this we were provided with the opportunity to meet the wine makers who were genuine and passionate Northlanders! Part way through the tour we visited some falls and Allan also pointed out some walks we could do later in our trip. Prior to dropping us back to our accommodation Allan took us to a renowned chocolate tasting.

A great experience, a great tour and a great guide. Highly recommended.
Written 12 April 2022
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Thanks Wonderful to have you join us Your company made the day
Written 21 September 2022
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Cera G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Absolutely wonderful time with my family today. Alan was amazing and was helpful and accommodating!! He even drew us a map for when we were continuing up north and gave us recommendations on routes :) then stopped in and had a drink with the boys off the clock while the girls did a little shopping, so I could grab a dress I wanted and didn’t have to walk home. Would definitely recommend. Also dealing with Annette on the phone was great so I think whoever you get would be an awesome time!
Written 27 June 2021
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Thanks so much choosing us Allan enjoyed your company also. Hope the rest of your trip bought some other great adventures.:)
Written 24 July 2021
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Stephen G
Hamilton, New Zealand31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Picked up at 10am and returned at 4pm. Thanks Alan for a great day. My family absolutely loved the day and you knowledge and patience puts you above all else. I highly recommend.
Written 27 June 2021
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Thanks so much. Allan had a great day showing you around..
Written 24 July 2021
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Sophie
Paihia, New Zealand18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
My friend & I had an amazing wine tasting experience with Annette! She is so knowledgeable & has answers to any of your tipsy questions.
We tried a wide range of different wines, some I have never tasted before as they are only made in the beautiful Northland region.
We visited three vineyards, one more different from the other, as well as the Mahoe Cheesery (yummy cheese tasting included) & the Matakana Chocolate Factory (you want to buy the whole shop).
The tasting glasses in each vineyard were very generous too!!
Thanks to our guide Annette, who turned a kind of miserable rainy day into an amazing experience!!!!
Written 20 April 2021
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Wonderful that you found Total Tours and had such a wonderful time . Hope to see you again next time . Take Care Cheers Annette
Written 31 May 2021
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criticchappy
Wellington, New Zealand68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
A fantastic tour around local wineries, chocolate and cheese shops. Our guide was passionate and full of knowledge, ensuring we had a great time. Highly recommend!
Written 26 March 2021
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Thanks for joining us fun and relaxed that's how we like to roll. Cheers Annette
Written 31 May 2021
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