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Wicked Wanders

Tauranga, New Zealand
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About Wicked Wanders
WICKED A New Zealand colloquialism meaning Amazing, Fantastic or Astonishing. Established in 2015 WICKED Wanders is a boutique tour operator specialising in providing personalised history and tasting tours of the greater Tauranga area. Our tours give you the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of our backyard. To do this we work with other like-minded people who have a passion for what New Zealand, its people and culture have to offer. Come with us and we will take you on a journey where you will discover stunning scenery, Maori culture, historical sites, beautiful beaches and an insight into our primary industries. We look forward to seeing you on board.
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JoeK wrote a review Apr 2022
Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions
This was a really enjoyable and informative experience! Russell's encyclopedic knowledge and engaging personality made it a relaxed and interesting trip.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Russell C, Owner at Wicked Wanders
Responded 23 Apr 2022
Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and really appreciated your interest and questions
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Joan wrote a review Mar 2021
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We had beautiful weather. This is a must to be able to experience the best views. Our guide was good and informative. Downside for anyone unable to walk unaided, not for wheelchair, steps quite steep. Pushchair can manage, money we'll spent. PS: I have both knees reconstructed but able to get around the hilly terrain.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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446jennifer wrote a review Mar 2021
Wellington, New Zealand33 contributions26 helpful votes
Mum and I thoroughly enjoyed our day out. The tour guide picked us up from our accommodation and took us back the end of the day. The tour guide was very informative and we learnt a lot about redoubts, kiwifruit and avocados. We enjoyed our fish and chip lunch at Maketu. Would recommend this tour to others.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Margot K wrote a review Mar 2020
17 contributions2 helpful votes
We were on a cruise that unexpectedly visited Tauranga for 2 days. The fist day we did a hop on & hop off bus tour around Tauranga. The second day we booked a tour with Russell who took us on sight seeing tour around the town and told us bit of history of the region - very interesting. We then headed out of town to Comvita Manuka Honey factory, then to a kiwi fruit farm & finally an avocado farm. Russell was an informative, welcoming & good humoured host - very enjoyable.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Russell C, Owner at Wicked Wanders
Responded 29 Mar 2020
Hi Margot, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to host yourself and Adam when the Voyager of the Seas docked in Tauranga unexpectedly. I'm glad you liked the tour and what the lovely Bay of Plenty has to offer. All the best, Russell
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Gerry wrote a review Mar 2020
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We were very lucky to be the only ones on this trip that day, our guide was excellent new what he was talking about and answered any questions we had also the van was very clean. Started with a tour of the city then made our way to a kiwi fruit farm was very interesting and lots of different foods to sample bought quite a few things, the honey farm was good has a nice little cafe also very interesting. The just a quick visit to a avocado farm were we sampled some amazing avocado oils yummy. All up a great day would recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Russell C, Owner at Wicked Wanders
Responded 29 Mar 2020
Hi Gerry, Yes, yourself and Gary lucked into a private tour that day. It was my pleasure to host you in our beautiful party of the world and I'm pleased you enjoyed my tour. Thank you for your review. All the best, Russell
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