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Perfect Timing...Epic!

I had a little lay over here in Hokitika from the bus trip coming from Franz Josef. Perfect timing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
iwalle64
Rachel is just the friendliest, most insightful guide ever!

Direct quote from my little sister: "I loved Hokitika Gorge, but the highlight of the trip was... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We took the lake & gorge trip with Hokitika Scenic Tours and we were delighted by the feeling that this was a personalized tour. Rachel was our guide and driver, and we couldn't have had a more friendly or knowledgeable person. We were not rushed at stops, and arrived at each one prepared with what to expect and with time to look around, including time to take the gorge walk to the viewpoints and swinging bridge. This is *Not* like being on a tour bus with a guide droning into a microphone, this is a nice roomy van with a local Kiwi who knows the history, the trees, the birds, and answers all of your questions as if it were the first time she'd been asked.

We hope to come again to this "place of return" and hope we find Hokitika Scenic Tours still here to use again, maybe for a trip to Fox Glacier...
- Lori & Greg

Date of experience: February 2018
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Rachel W, Owner at Hokitika Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you Lori & Greg. It was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure to show you around. I look forward to seeing you on your "return".

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Rachel has taken me and my teen daughter on the tour to the Hokitika Gorge. Apart from that the gorge itself is spectacular it was a pleasure to meet Rachel as she is a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and I will definitely recommend her service to others.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Rachel W, Owner at Hokitika Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Enjoyed making memories with you both Bianca - thank you.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

If sight seeing is your plan, I would recommend Hokitika Scenic Tours. Our visit to pancake Rocks was just amazing. Rachel was very informative with her local knowledge and the drive was so very relaxed. Didn't feel rushed in anyway while walking Pancake Rocks, lots of photos opportunities as well. A big thank you to Hokitika Scenic Tours the day was just wonderful thank you. Kate Maungaturoto.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Management response:Responded 3 September 2017

Thank you Kate - it was my pleasure. Lovely to meet you.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Rachel is an absolute legend- when our plans had to drastically change due to my travel buddy's illness, she gladly drove us up to greymouth to get to hospital last minute and showed real compassion. Plus she took me to the gorge afterwards as well, which was a breathtaking place to visit. Amazing woman and an amazing part of the world to visit; could not reccommend this business enough.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Management response:Responded 3 September 2017

Much appreciated Daisy thank you - safe travels

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Reviewed 17 September 2018
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Date of experience: January 2018
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