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Awesome Tours

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Did not meet expectations

I took the Wildlife nature tour to the Albatross center expecting to see Albatross. But got to see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
suraksha
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Silver Spring, Maryland
First Down Under

This was a great experience to see the city sites and visit a sheep farm where we saw the working... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Julia K
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winnipeg, Canada
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Awesome Tours is a privately owned and operated small group tour business providing local scheduled tours, tailor made personalized multi day tours and shore excursion tours to meet your needs. These can include areas such as Milford Sound, Queenstown, West Coast, Mt Cook or the entire South Island. Day tours from Dunedin can include areas such as the Catlins and Moeraki Boulders and the Otago Peninsula. We provide small group scheduled and private shore excursion tours for cruise passengers while in Dunedin including pickup/return from/to Port, Key City Sights, Natures Wonders Argo Wildlife tours ( Yellow Eyed Penguins, NZ Fur Seals and much more) Natures Wonders authentic Sheep Shed experience, Larnach Castle and the Royal Albatross Colony.We look forward to being of service to you.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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"nature's wonders"
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"argo tour"
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"cruise ship"
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"tour guide mark"
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"albatross colony"
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"larnach castle"
in 31 reviews
"day tour"
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"fur seals"
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"celebrity solstice"
in 8 reviews
"lunch place"
in 2 reviews
"lunch order"
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"great itinerary"
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"baldwin street"
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"blue cod and chips"
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"otago peninsula"
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"new zealand"
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"sheep shearing"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the Wildlife nature tour to the Albatross center expecting to see Albatross. But got to see only seals . We were 5 of us in the van with Mark . We were transferred to Argo when we reached the center(the owner of the...More

Thank suraksha
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awesometoursnz, Owner at Awesome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I can understand your disappointment and sorry to hear the tour didn't meet your expectations however, it seems you were on the wrong tour, if it was the Albatross Colony you wanted to visit. Your coach captain booked you on our Natures Wonders tour (Not...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This was a great experience to see the city sites and visit a sheep farm where we saw the working of the farm and the sheering of the sheep, pretty amazing. Then go on a adventure buggy around the farm to Penguin Beach and if...More

Thank Julia K
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awesometoursnz, Owner at Awesome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Julia, thanks for taking the time to send in a review. Very much appreciated. I’m pleased to hear your enjoyed your time with us. I trust the trip home went well too. I also enjoyed our day and when I get to meet good...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had a great tour, thanks primarily to Mark Dixon. He provided just the right amount of information and tips; for example, he recommended a restaurant that was reasonably priced and great. Really personable and responsive. The highlight of the tour was the ate-type vehicle...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Booking a day tour for 10 was easy and Mark was very flexible and helpful with the itinerary so we could work out a tailor made tour. He arranged everything from start to finish, including morning tea outside the city, tours at the Albatross Centre...More

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awesometoursnz, Owner at Awesome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Lovely to hear from you and thank you, for your very kind words. They are very much appreciated. When I meet such nice people, it makes my day too, we had a great day. Should any of you find you way down this way again,...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I booked this tour to view the Hoiho penguins and visit an albatross colony. It was more expensive than the cruise ship's tour but I thought it would be worth it because we would be in a small group of 10. We were only a...More

Thank Gail M
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awesometoursnz, Owner at Awesome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to right a review however, I must say there are so many facts wrongly reported in this review. We are sorry to hear you felt so bad about the day and your experience at Natures Wonders, (not Penguin Place...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Mark was a pleasure to work with. He adapted to changes in our tour group graciously. We were looking forward to a wonderful day. And I am sure it would have been. Unfortunately, although our guide was there waiting, our cruise ship was unable to...More

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awesometoursnz, Owner at Awesome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words of support for the tour we never got to share with you, so disappointed for your all to not only miss Dunedin but Milford Sound as well. You will just have to come back this way someday and hopefully...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Nature Tour was outstanding despite the atrocious weather brought to us by Cyclone Gita!! Tour guide Mark went the extra mile to make sure our trip was exceptional. The highlight of tour was seeing yellow eye penguin. Saw a lot of cute seals and other wildlife!! Definitely recommend...More

Thank David P
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awesometoursnz, Owner at Awesome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Great to hear from you and thank you, for your very kind words of support. They are very much appreciated. When we meet such nice people, it makes our day too and we all had a great day, despite the weather :) Should any of...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Mark owns this company and is the lead guide. We booked the Albatross Colony and Wildlife Experience with a highlights tour of Dunedin. He is so knowledgeable and has great communication skills. Everywhere we went, people knew Mark and genuinely seemed to like him. We...More

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awesometoursnz, Owner at Awesome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you for your very kind words of support. They are very much appreciated. When we get to meet such nice people, it makes our day too, we all had a great day. Thank you for joining our tour. Should any of you find you...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Mark was our tour guide and he picked our entire family up from our Cruise Ship at Port Chalmers. We were greeted with a warm and friendly smile and I knew straight away we were in good hands. We loaded up in his small bus...More

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awesometoursnz, Owner at Awesome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Dahl, Thank you for your very kind words of support. They are very much appreciated. When we get to meet such nice people, it makes our day too, we all had a great day. Thank you for joining our tour. Should any of you...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We arranged a tour with Mark when our cruise was in port in Dunedin. He was very knowledgable and friendly. The 7 of us had a great day. The highlight was the fur seals and blue penguins at Nature’s Wonders. We compared all of our...More

Thank SharonP76
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awesometoursnz, Owner at Awesome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Sharon, wow, thank you for your very kind words of support. They are very much appreciated. When we get to meet such nice people, it makes our day too, we all had a great day. Thank you for joining our tour. Should any of...More

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Becky K
15 November 2017|
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Hi Mark We are all seniors and interested in sightseeing around Dunedin and Otango peninsula. If you could quote me the price I could check with my group and make the booking Thanks Becky
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maurconn49
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Hello, thank you for your interest in our wildlife tours. At Natures Wonders you will travel by coach to the wildlife viewing areas, there is very little walking involved however, there is one penguin viewing hide which does... More
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