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Bay Tours Nelson

30 Orakei Street | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 800 229 868
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Good tour provided you like dry wines

The guide was excellent and we toured 4 wineries but lunch was our own expense. It was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JJawandering
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Way beyond our expectations!

We were a group of friends who thought we were going to taste a few wines. Turned out to be so much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eline f
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Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine, art,scenic, golf and Maori tours with the enthusiastic and experienced Bay Tours Nelson team. Let us give you the 'Perfect day out!'
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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oldest pub” (20 reviews)
“wine tour” (43 reviews)
“day tour” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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30 Orakei Street | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The guide was excellent and we toured 4 wineries but lunch was our own expense. It was unfortunate that most wineries did not offer sweeter wines for those of us that prefer them, even though they were available for sale in most places. I was...More

Thank JJawandering
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora / Hello Joyce. Thanks so much for your review. Its good of you to let us know what you thought of the day out. A couple of points you raised. Regarding sweeter wines - we have absolutely no control at all over which...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of friends who thought we were going to taste a few wines. Turned out to be so much more! Owen showed us around town to all the best spots, so it was a good sightseeing as well. Not only did we...More

Thank eline f
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora / Bula Girls :-) It was great to meet you all and you were all a real pleasure to show around. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us :-) Hope you got to see the pics I took...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely countryside, two different vineyards (one organic), an 1850 pub, and a very active brewery. Lunch (not incl.) at a very pleasant small harbor restaurant. Our guide was knowledgeable, good-humored and patient.More

Thank John D
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora John & Ash :-) Thank you both for the lovely review. We really appreciate the feedback and it was a lot of fun having you both. No harm done at all :-) The girls actually enjoyed the day :-) haha. Did you see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owen was a wonderful and knowledgeable host who made the day really relaxed and fun. The door to door service was fantastic and the boutique wineries we visited were fantastic with extremely passionate owners who had lots of stories to share about not only the...More

Thank lindsay_filiata
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Ben & Lindsay. Great to have you both out for the day guys. Glad you enjoyed meeting some of the owners at the vineyards. Always good to hear it from the "buck stops here person" :-) No problem picking you up from your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Owen was fabulous, he is obviously a prominent member of the community and close friends with the winery owners as he jumps in and helps while at the wineries. We also learned a lot about the region and the way wines are made here. Very...More

Thank SusannaG1203
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Rob & Susannah. Great to have you both all the way from the pretty city of Victoria. Thank you for taking the time to review the day. It is much appreciated. Kapai :-) Hope the knee comes right Rob and you guys are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from this tour of wineries and a pub. We had a great time. Our driver/guide, Owen, was great company and very obliging. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.More

Thank GAZZASM
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Gareth and Karen :-) Thank you guys for the lovely review. Much appreciated. I see the Welsh Dragons are due to meet the All Blacks this weekend :-) We just sneaked past those canny Scots last weekend so expecting a great battle again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I took a tour with Owen and Bay Tours Nelson the other day to 4 wineries, the oldest pub in New Zealand and finished it off with a stop at Bays Brewery. Everything was superb. Owen picks you up at your hotel...More

Thank Meggie L
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Michael & Meggie. Thanks guys for taking the time to send in the lovely comprehensive review. I hope the rest of your stay in Aotearoa / NZ went well and you left with some lovely memories of your stay here. We had a...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were a group of 12 from the North Island and we had so much fun on our wine tour organised by Owen. He was so easy to communicate with when planning the tour and so much fun on the tour. He has so much...More

Thank Judie3939
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora te whanau or Manawatu :-) You guys were ka mau te wehi!!! (Awesome) :-) Such easy going and fun people it was a privilidge to have you all here in Nelson. Hope you enjoyed the sun and warmth as it is probably unfamiliar...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Picked up at our chosen campsite by a wonderful host (Christine) who took us around various wineries in a bus. She was very knowledgable about the area and shared some local history with us. The choice of locations were great which included smaller family owned...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Had a great day being driven around by Evelyn who is passionate and knowledgeable about Nelson past and present as well as having a good working knowledge of the local wines. Our tour was tailored to us and we were fortunate to have Evelyn as...More

Thank NorthMomma
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Kia ora Moya & Bob. Many thanks for the wonerful follow up review. Thank you :-) Evelyn will be chuffed and we appreciate her diligence and local knowledge as well. Yes we love the Apple Shed as well because no matter how busy they get...More

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dollyrosie
7 November 2017|
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Response from exnavy76 | Property representative |
Yes we can do large groups. We will do special rates for larger groups. Please email us on our webpage. Bay Tours Nelson. Kia ora.
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Jonathan J
3 October 2017|
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Response from exnavy76 | Property representative |
Check out our website as we have a whole range of wine and scenic tour - half and full day options ranging from NZ$105 to NZ$295pp. Thanks for your enquiry nga mihi Owen
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Mary H
17 October 2016|
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Response from NOIDK | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so, however, I would try to have the owner be your tour guide.
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