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“Awesome time!”
Review of Awesome Tours

Awesome Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Awesome Tours is a privately owned and operated small group tour business providing local scheduled tours, tailor made personalized multi day tours and shore excursion tours to meet your needs. These can include areas such as Milford Sound, Queenstown, West Coast, Mt Cook or the entire South Island. Day tours from Dunedin can include areas such as the Catlins and Moeraki Boulders and the Otago Peninsula. We provide small group scheduled and private shore excursion tours for cruise passengers while in Dunedin including pickup/return from/to Port, Key City Sights, Natures Wonders Argo Wildlife tours ( Yellow Eyed Penguins, NZ Fur Seals and much more) Natures Wonders authentic Sheep Shed experience, Larnach Castle and the Royal Albatross Colony.We look forward to being of service to you.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Mark was great in rescheduling our tour that was delayed by a day due to a cruise ship schedule change. We had a great time on the Argo tour even with the gale force winds that we experienced that day. The Albatross tour was cancelled due to the terrible weather conditions but Mark did not allow bad weather to dampen our experience. Well done!

Thank Mary C
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"nature's wonders"
in 16 reviews
"argo tour"
in 8 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 29 reviews
"albatross colony"
in 14 reviews
"larnach castle"
in 31 reviews
"tour guide mark"
in 4 reviews
"fur seals"
in 15 reviews
"lunch place"
in 2 reviews
"great itinerary"
in 2 reviews
"sheep shearing"
in 3 reviews
"new zealand"
in 18 reviews
"day tour"
in 9 reviews
"baldwin street"
in 12 reviews
"wildlife experience"
in 5 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 7 reviews
"cadbury factory"
in 5 reviews
"railway station"
in 10 reviews

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Beautiful drive round the coastline to lighthouse. Then proceeded to home stead for sheep dog display. This was a lovely tour which we booked from legend of the sea while cruising

Thank brm82016
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great communication before joining the tour to start with. We met a welcoming and friendly Mark. We had come off the Celebrity Solstice and needless to say this was a much better option in many ways than the Ships tour options.We were a party of eight, had a quick coffee stop in Dunedin, and our first visit on the tour was Larnach Castle. What beautiful grounds and wonderful history about the "Castle" and the family. Mark personally walked us around the house and gave us a thorough tour inside. Then we were able to have some time to wonder and take pictures in the grounds.
We returned to the mini bus and Mark took the order for the lunch which he preordered and it was ready within five minutes of arriving at the restaurant in Portobello. We had Blue Cod and chips with a glass of local beer, delicious and reasonably priced.
We then made our way along the Otego Peninsula to the Natures Wonders experience. We were then taken in a 4x4 Argo vehicle dressed in a rubberised all in one and whisked along at quite a speed along a narrow, dusty roadway, stopping at various points along the way. The views were spectacular. We were met by a very enthusiastic character called Perry at the seal colony. He explained what they do and proudly showed us the seals and blue penguins. It was a little window on Mother Nature and a special experience.
Mark took us to Baldwin Street, one of the Worlds steepest streets and we had a delicious authentic ice cream from a vendor in a cabin at the bottom of the street.
We then went to view Dunedin Railway station, which again was beautiful. Mark then gave us a little momento each and left us feeling that we had enjoyed a totally awesome tour, with an awesome guy and he totally delivered the tour in a friendly, informative and natural way. It was a busy, exhilarating and thoroughly enjoyable day out in Dunedin. I think you would be hard pressed to find a better tour and guide and I would highly recommend it.

Thank JEAN N
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Want to see Penguins?
Want to see Seals?
Want to see Baby Penguins and Baby Seals?
Look no further.... This was a highlight of my trip to Dunedin!
Awesome veiw, awesome track on a 8 wheeled Argo machine! What a machine!!
Great fun for all ages, and it still was fun when it poured rain from heaven!
Add it to your bucket list now!!

Thank myfoodexpressions
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a 1 hour tour to see the seals and penguins on an AGA and we were not disappointed. The kids (aged 5 & 7) loved the excitement of the ride thru the rough hills and muddy puddles. Thankfully we didn't get dirty at all as they supplied big jackets to cover our clothes. The views were amazing! Our guide Nick was very friendly and knowledgeable. He obviously had a passion for the animals and enjoyed his job. We got so close to the seals and penguins in their natural habitat - much closer then we thought was possible due to the hidden look out bunkers they had created. It was very special and something we will never forget. Highly recommend :)

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