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Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Wow!!! This place is magnificent. A hidden gem. Well worth the visit. I would definitely recommend this to all visitors to the south.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank chrismO6081EE
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Hi there, thanks so much for the fantastic review. We are absolutely thrilled to read how highly you rate the experience!
Kind Regards, the team at SIE

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Did tour at a cost of $45 should be $25.
Tour around road on island and local beaches. While some of it informative felt the lady spoke to much about the Maori input and not enough of the history. Became boring listening to her. Scenic island which is well worth a visit. The other tour we did was the boat trip to ulva island and surrounding area, a guided walk on the island. Much more enjoyable however perhaps more time on boat and less time in the bush.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

My wife and I took this tour to learn more about the town of Oban and the Island. The man that gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and gave us an interesting insight.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Tom D
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks for the review Tom, we're delighted to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed their trip around the island learning about its rich history and heritage.
Kind Regards, the team at Stewart Island Experience.

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

With only a few roads this tour provided an insight into the culture and fauna of the Island. The guide was informative and provided both historical insights and natural insights that flowed quite easily. A great way to get acquainted to the Island and hear about the way of life for early Sealers and Whalers and how they integrated into the Maori culture.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank John M
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The guide, a life-long local, was wonderful, and we thoroughly enjoyed our bus tour of the island. There are only a few miles of pavement available, and this tour pretty much gets you around to see all there is that can be seen. You'll have the background info you need to appreciate your visit.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Judymac44
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