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Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience
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US$34.07*
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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 15 November 2016

Excellent local knowledge about Rakiura (Stewart Island). Our guide was wonderful. Highly recommended tiki tour around the island, it helped us orient ourselves and plan a walk over to Māori Beach.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Iona W
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A comfortable bus, knowledgeable guide, an easy way to learn a little about the township. I'd have liked a little more opportunity to get to some more points around town such as the Presbyterian Church with its view over the bay. I loved the brief dip into the National Park- will need to return for more of a visit.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank MacrobertsonA
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I would say it is a great thing to do and would rank it higher. But it should be done as almost a first thing and I did the tour 5 hours after I walked most of it. Other than that its a great way to learn what to do and resonably priced.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank j_slums
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a short mini- bus tour lasting about 90minutes and taking in some of the main viewpoints and introducing visitors to the trees, vegetation and birdlife of the area around Oban

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank PaulJanet
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

My partner and myself did the Village and Bays tour in September. We were the only ones on the tour and we had Bevan guiding us trough Stewart Island in his little car. Bevan is an amazing guide, he told us all about the island and its community. Stewart Island is an amazing place. Thanks Bevan for making the trip so memorable!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sanne_1281
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Thanks for your review. We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed Bevan's company on your very own, personalised tour! We'll make sure your comments are passed on.
Regards, Stewart Island Experience.

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