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“Perfect Day - Hobbiton and Glow Worm Kayaking Combo Day”

Love My New Zealand
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Titirangi
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Offering a diverse & stunning range of personalised sightseeing experiences in and around Auckland both during the day and in the evenings. Includes collection and return in our Land Rover Discovery luxury 4x4 vehicles. Includes fine food and wine. Our exclusive experiences include : •An evening at Piha Beach by Sunset with fine food and wine •Your Private Chef on Muriwai Beach after an exhilarating beach 4x4 drive •Relax in one of our thermal outdoor natural, mineral hot pools with dinner •An adventure day with a rainforest and beach experience plus superb food & wine •Discover our early gold mining history at Karangahake Gorge with your guide & a luxury lunch+ upgrade to overnight at the hot pools if you wish to linger •Fancy a spot of waterfall jumping – let our guides thrill you before dinner overlooking the ocean •Hillary Trail hiking - our guides are local experts with all the trimmings to make it extra special
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“Perfect Day - Hobbiton and Glow Worm Kayaking Combo Day”
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My three friends and I had been travelling around together for a couple of weeks. Two of them live in Australia and the other friend and I were meeting up with them. This was our final big excursion before parting ways, and boy was it the most excellent way to end the trip. From the start, Sharon was incredibly accommodating and flexible in helping us plan and had very good responsiveness. Our day included a visit to Hobbiton and ended with a kayak trip to view the glow worms. Along with Sharon, we had Katherine as our other tour guide, and it was our joy and pleasure to spend the day with them. Our trip in particular was an all day affair, but the really wonderful thing about Love My New Zealand and the company that Sharon has put together, is that they really try to make the experience something specifically catered to the person or group they are working with. I could tell that in care and detail Sharon put into our trip. The main events were wonderful indeed, but it was also the mulled wine and the relaxation unplanned time in between so my friends and I could spend our last afternoon together without being too rushed that really pushed this over the top. Plus, since all the packages are all-inclusive (that I saw at least), you don't have to worry about travel to/from, food, or any logistics. And when you're in vacation mode, that in itself is a real luxury. Basically I cannot say enough good things about this company and the detail that went into our day. I would (and have been) recommending Love My New Zealand excursions to anybody visiting. You really will not regret it.

Visited November 2016
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LVMYNZ, Owner at Love My New Zealand, responded to this review, 10 January 2017
Sarah, you and your friends were a pleasure to look after. Our jobs are always very enjoyable but I feel a real sense of accomplishment when we manage to take the experience of the guest above and beyond. Thank you for your lovely review. Stay in touch as I am sure New Zealand will call you back again. Be well everyone x
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La Selva Beach, California
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“Lovely personalized drive by Daniel to Piha Beach and the Refreshment Room in Waitakere”
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Daniel picked us up from the Sofitel in Auckland and drove us across the North Island to Piha Beach, which is a black sand beach and incredible. We took many pictures and so did Daniel and he sent these to us. He also took us to a remarkable restaurant,
The Refreshment Room in Waitakere. The chef there is amazing!! This was such an enjoyable trip, Daniel had drinks and hors d'oeuvres waiting for us in the Land Rover, and he thought of every need we might have. The sightseeing trip was fabulous, and I highly recommend Love My New Zealand to anyone who is planning on visiting.

Visited October 2016
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LVMYNZ, Owner at Love My New Zealand, responded to this review, 30 November 2016
Danielle, we very much appreciate the time you have taken to express your views and it was our pleasure to have hosted you in Auckland. Piha awaits you when you decide to return......Sharon
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Amazing personalised service”
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Sharon and her team at Love My New Zealand went out of their way to cater trips specific to my family's needs: my brother had a bad back so care was taken in giving him activities and assistance where needed, for instance. There are many other ways the team listened: changing times and dates to suit other activities, collecting us and dropping us off at different locales, food preferences and so on. We took a tour of West Auckland, then opted for two more: one a kayacking night tour of glow worms that everyone still raves about, and another was specially tailored to my nephew's desire to see a bird sanctuary up North. And Sharon additionally followed up to make sure all was well. Happy to recommend her to others, no matter age or interest. I love, Love My New Zealand!

Visited April 2016
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Brentwood, TN
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“What a night!”
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We had just arrived in Auckland from the US that morning so were feeling a bit fatigued by late afternoon. However, Sharon picked us up at our hotel in a posh Land Rover and took us out to the west beach area of Piha for such an enjoyable evening. She was a delight to talk with on our drive and rearranged our dinner to be at a private home overlooking the beach so we wouldn't have to deal with the crowds and noise of a restaurant. We stopped at the beach and my husband and I got out for a walk around Lion's Rock and had a chance to enjoy the beach and watch the surfers for a while. Then we went to the home on the hillside for a chef prepared dinner and wine. Our table was set in front of a plate glass window overlooking the water and we enjoyed delicious food, wine and a gorgeous sunset. After dinner Sharon drove us back to our hotel capping off a perfect first night in lovely New Zealand!

Visited March 2016
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Bangkok
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“An Amazing Birthday Weekend”
Reviewed 16 March 2016

My partner worked closely with Sharon to create a wonderfully planned out, magical weekend. We were driven from the Novotel in Auckland to Muriwai Beach in the comfort of the Land Cruiser, before being taken off road and over dunes then onto the deserted beach for champagne and a walk along the water's edge. It was a stunning day weather wise and so the 40+km drive along the beach was amazing. We arrived at our hilltop hideaway overlooking the beach to find a table already set and Paul of Anise Catering, our chef of the evening, in the kitchen ready to cook our degustation meal. Such attention to detail. The meal was divine with perfectly matched wines. The following day was ours to explore the area and beaches before travelling to another stunning home to enjoy a 5 course meal prepared by Paul and Sharon.
On Sunday our planned horse riding was cancelled due to a change in weather but that is definitely on the list for a return visit.
I cannot speak highly enough of the attention to detail that went into the planning between Sharon, Paul and my partner. It was a weekend we will always cherish.

Visited February 2016
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LVMYNZ, Owner at Love My New Zealand, responded to this review, 17 March 2016
It is always lovely to hear how our client enjoyed the attention to detail. You are a very discerning person and to hear these words means so much to us. A pleasure to host you and we look forward to meeting you again for another birthday treat! Best wishes...Sharon
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