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Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

The tour was by van as there were only four of us. Tour took just on 90 minutes and was a great way to see parts of the island we would not have seen otherwise, and also to get an insight into island life and the history of the area. Our tour host Ollie was a good guide and knowledgeable about the history. The stop at Lee Bay was interesting to see and have a quick walk about. The only down side was there was no stop at the salmon place, given it's not really in walking distance, and to stop there for five minutes would have added great value to the tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Kia Ora Tagman810,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the trip. We pride ourselves in having some of the best guides in the region and appreciate the feedback. We will certainly review your suggestion to see if this can be accommodated for the future.
Kind Regards - The Team at Stewart Island Experience

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This is the first trip After I landed on the island. Once I finish the tour I feel like I already know everything about this island. We had a very nice and professional lady guide who show us around on a comfortable van. She introduced everything including the natural things and some common information on the island also the story of the island. For a 45 dollars for this tour I reckon it’s very valuable and easy relax not tired. Good for every age level of tourists. Families, couples and freedom travelers.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Kia Ora and thanks for the amazing review. We are so pleased you took the time to explore Stewart Island with us. The tour is so informative and people love learning about this beautiful, often overlooked corner of the world.
Kind regards, the team at Stewart Island Experience.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I loved this tour. It gave such a good overview of the island geography it really helped me to get orientated at the start. The guide Erin was great. The history and stories she shared was better than any i heard on other tours/museums etc.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Kia Ora and thanks for the review. We're delighted to see how much you enjoyed your trip and how well Erin look after you. It's a fantastic way to learn the history of this amazing island which is often missed by visitors to New Zealand. Hopefully the rest of your time here was just as enjoyable.
Kind regards, the team at Stewart Island Experience.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This was a great introduction to the Island The our guide was very knowledgeable about the Island. Our daughter has a mobility issue and even she was able to participate in the short walk that this tour includes.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Kia Ora Meegan, thanks for taking the time to post this five star review. We are delighted to hear how mu your family enjoyed this trip around Stewart Island.
Kind regards, the team at Stewart Island Experience

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Stewart Island has very little in the way of roads and most if not all are in Oban, Whilst the young lady who drove the van was friendly and appeared to be well versed in the history of the area, this short trip is expensive at $90 per couple. Bike, scooters and even a small car can be hired for less and if time permits gives travelers the opportunity to explore more of the area than is covered on the tour.

Date of experience: November 2017
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