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  • Miek D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour guide that was an extra actor in all 3 Lord of the Rings movies, which was able to provide a lot of background info and stories from his own experience. A lot of different stops, giving a good overview. To be noted that the original decors are everywhere removed (unlike Hobbiton, that can be visited from Auckland). The food at noon is good, in a regular restaurant (not LoTR themed). A great experience!
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • Climber40047761782
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding tour!! Martinborough is a must visit if you are in the area. The vineyards selected were great and had knowledgeable staff.
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • pollyak2016
    Spokane, WA9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day. We had opportunities to try marvelous food in charming shops and wineries, and saw many beautiful and wild places far off the beaten track. Included were some short walks in a variety of lovely terrains, and views of sea lions and many native birds.
    Our guide, Phil, was friendly, attentive, and provided loads of great information. The small size group meant we had time to chat with others also interested in this kind of experience. It was a terrific tour in every way.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Denver D
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kelvin, our driver was marvelous, he knew of our ship's 1 hour earlier departure even before he arrived. Family/friend trip for 8 and our mobility impaired folks were well accommodated by him. Fantastic sights, awesome commentary, great suggestions to tailor the trip to what we wanted to see/do . I highly recommend this company...and an extemely delicious lunch was provided! Fantastic time had by all!
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Ruth S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our driver and guide was very knowledgeable of the filming locations and scenes from the films. As we traveled between the sites, he shared the rich history of the land and commerce of the area. Additionally he was able to point out where the actors and crew hung out during the filming. The Weta Workshop tour was icing on the cake.
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • Karen Bremner
    Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an enjoyable day on our 1/2 day foodie trip, our tour guide Michael was a real asset to our day out, knowledgeable, entertaining and we had many laughs along with him, we enjoyed the cheese, chocolate and Winery visits, would highly recommend this tour.
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • Maree K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed our Martinborough wine and food tour. Our guide was Aaron, who is very passionate and enthusiastic about his backyard and everything it has to offer. Aaron's knowledge of the areas of Martinbrough were informative, travelling to 3 different boutique wine producers to experience the fruits of their labour. We enjoyed our day. Thanks, Aaron!
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Jane C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family had a wonderful day with Aaron who was very knowledgeable on the history of Wellington. Aaron was so attentive and engaging, took some great photos for us and made special effort to make the day fun for our 5 year old. The food at the lunch spot that he recommended was amazing too. Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Wellington.
    Written 6 March 2024
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  • MamaTim
    Cypress, TX22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brian is a life long resident of the area and was a rich source of information. We stopped at a state park where the village of Rivendell in Lord of the Rings was filmed. The set was mostly gone but there were photos from the movie available. We visited 3 wineries for tastings with stops at magnificent viewpoints along the way. Lots of fun with a small group.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Matthew R
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thanks so much for the most incredible experience.. right from pick up to drop off, Cooper was so accommodating, knowledgeable & excited to please .. there was a mix up with mountain bikes however he was able to assist us by finding some e bikes to ensure we were happy & prepared .. Riding through the mountains was very spectacular through the different terrain & different levels .. we were impressed with our lunch including the gorgeous view we had to enjoy it .. the mountain bike trail towards the end at Featherstone was fun as well as the ride to our final destination where we had fun getting the speed up .. we absolutely loved the Royal hotel at the end with all the quirkiness of it …Thanks for providing an enjoyable way to create fun memories at this spectacular location.. we most certainly recommend this to others who love adventure & experiencing life the fun way
    Written 19 March 2024
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  • Bryan E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Earlier this year my wife and I went on this wine tour. Absolutely marvellous! Tom was the perfect host, picking us up from our hotel In Wellington and looking after us superbly throughout the day. We were in New Zealand - visiting from the UK - for several weeks and there were lots of highlights but the Martinborough Wine Tour was right up there - a truly memorable day!

    We started the tour at C’est Cheese in Featherston and then on to the Le Gra Vineyard in Masterton - run by Brian and his lovely family - excellent wine and excellent food! After this we went to Greytown Honey - wonderful tasty honey and we couldn’t resist buying some. Then on to Poppies Vineyard in Martinborough - a different experience and some lovely wines. We went back to Wellington via Kaitoke Regional Park where the Rivendell scenes from the Lord of the Rings films were shot. Stunning!

    We had a wonderful day that we will never forget. If you are planning to be in the Wellington area for any time at all we strongly recommend that you contact Tom at Kaewa Tours for a memorable experience.
    Written 24 December 2023
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  • Brian G
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This more a review of the company that the tour itself. Our cruise ship was unable to port in Wellington due to the harbor being closed due to gale force winds. The operator quickly processed a no hassle refund.
    Written 13 April 2023
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  • Tania C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day out viewing the kapiti coast, very relaxing and informative. Stopping at the car museum, chocolate shop, a wonderful lunch at a Cafe, watched and fed the eels and a stop at a local brewery for some beer tasting. Thank you we all enjoyed our day
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • Mollie T
    Denver, CO18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was great fun. Everything was provided so all I had to bring was my legs. Great views and great trail. Loved the Information signs along the way. Would highly recommend.
    Written 30 December 2023
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