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“Best little bus tour ever”

Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience
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US$34.39*
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Stewart Island: Village and Bays Tour
Ranked #7 of 16 Tours in Stewart Island
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Explore Oban village and its surrounding bays on a minibus tour with a local guide. This tour provides an intriguing insight into how Stewart Island’s tiny community survives – and thrives – while living in the heart of the ‘Roaring Forties.” From the entrance of the Rakiura National Park at beautiful Lee Bay, up to Observation Rock for panoramic views of Paterson Inlet and off-shore islands. Ideal for first time visitors to the island.
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Hi all, am spending one night at Stewart Island and have just spent 1.5 hrs on a bus tour. Best money we have spent, Kylie our driver, was really informative, funny and unfaultable and a real credit to the company. Will come back and book holiday house next time. Tony & Jan Christchurch

Thank Tony P
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this bus tour. It was very interesting and I learnt quite a bit about the Stewart Island/Rakiura. Oban is such a cool little community! I really recommend this especially if you want to learn more about the Stewart Island.

Thank Aimee E
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Having taken the ferry over, we’d just a short walk to get onto the bus for the Island tour. After seeing the narrow roads I’m glad we opted for the tour rather than hiring a car and negotiating the tight, narrow roads.

The guide was very informative and answered everyone's questions on the 90 minute tour. There are a few scheduled stops on the way and a few impromptu stops too for photos.

Thank ne_quine
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

A grey day and we decided to take the opportunity for the tour of the island. Not having a vehicle we had limited ourselves to attractions within walking distance and those we could reach by boat. This tour took us to parts of the island we hadn't been able to reach, with great views and some interesting history as part of the package. Recommend this as part of your visit to the island.

Thank Sue W
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Took this tour recently and was lucky enough to have a tour guide/driver Chris who had lived on Stewart Island for 18 years. She was a wealth of knowledge and easy to listen to. She had a sense of humour. I think we travelled most of the roads on the island. We saw beautiful bays, beaches and bush. The tour was advertised as being an hour and a half long and it was exactly that. We were able to get out of the bus on occasions to take photos. I thoroughly recommend this tour and hope you are lucky enough to get Chris as the driver/guide.

Thank Judith777
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