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Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I am a tour driver from Wellington.
This was my first visit southern NZ lncluding Stewart Island. I was travelling with Twilight Travel. I was asked if I would like to join group going to Island. YES. YES.
Kylie was our guide. She was fantastic. Her knowledge. Her passion for the Island. For the people.
We flew over & myself plus one couple returned by ferry.
All the staff be it aircraft. Red shed or ferry where very helpful & friendly.
There is more to Stewart Island than you may think. It is much bigger than the weather map would have you believe.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank GraemeI24
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hi Graeme, thanks for taking the time to post this fantastic review. We are so pleased to hear how much you all enjoyed your visit to us here in Stewart Island, it truly is a hidden gem and we are delighted you took the time to explore!
Kind Regards, the team at Stewart Island Experience.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The tours are great, people who work there full of knowledge
Heard others complain prices. They need to understand this is beautifull, nature at its best. The cost to get fuel, food etc to the Island is not free. Great to hear the history and Maori connections. Some very informative reading available.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Chris P
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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 five star review. We are delighted to see how much you enjoyed this experience and hope the rest of your time on the island was just as fun :)
Kind Regards, the team at Stewart Island Experience.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

An absolute must! Book early to ensure you can do it. VERY informative & we got to see more than you would any other way with an informative commentary & questions are always encouraged. Loved it!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank SmuzySuzy
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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 for the fantastic review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your trip around the island with us.
Kind Regards, the Stewart Island Experience team.

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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
Thank pauline g
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