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Address: Waikari, Waikari, New Zealand
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+64 3-314 2030

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Amazing day out

A truly amazing day out! Sandi and Phil took great care of us, with lovely homemade food and great stories and perspectives on what we were looking at. It felt like a real off the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2016
Tom V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

A truly amazing day out! Sandi and Phil took great care of us, with lovely homemade food and great stories and perspectives on what we were looking at. It felt like a real off the beaten path experience, with breathtaking scenery in every direction, and some fun puddles to plough through :) We ended the day tired and happy, having... More 

Thank Tom V
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Sandi and Phil were amazing guides through the stunning country that is NZ. Impossible to take a bad picture and if you happen to be a LOTR fan it's a great way to see where some of the most famous scenes were shot (you have to imagine some of the CGI castles, but it's still really cool). The best part... More 

Thank JoshScottGarland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Sandi and Phil were perfect tour guides. A friend and I did the LotR tour, and have an awesome time seeing all the sites around Christchurch. Food was fantastic, and they picked us up right on time from our hotel. 10/10 would recommend!

Thank James A
Kyrenia District, Cyprus
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Such fun to spend the day with Sandi & Phil....we ate like royalty with loads of lovely homemade food, spent a most interesting day, brought alive by lots of anecdotes and saw such amazing sights. A thoroughly action packed day with great company!

Thank hazeeyt
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

A great day out with fun hosts who organised everything perfectly. To sit in the sun on the provided deck chairs amidst the beautiful mountains and running water enjoying a well prepared picnic lunch and just soak it all in was just heaven. All day the scenery kept on getting better. Very enjoyable day taking us to places we would... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This was our second trip with Sandi and Phil. They have still got it. Great tour, great company, well organised, and lots of fun. Book them.

Thank Paul P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Joyous , if you want one word to describe our day trip with Phil and Sandi . Myself and my wife went on around the world tour for our honeymoon and only had 2 days in Canterbury so it was great to get some much done in one day and getting to see all the LOFR highlighhts. Also remember this... More 

Thank Abey C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I could not have for a better tour to LOTR country. Phil and Sandi have infectious enthusiasm for their country and are a wealth information about all things NZ. They picked me up in Christchurch and we headed out to spectacular scenery. It was so cool to recognize where LOTR was filmed. And they had stills from the movie to... More 

Thank Karen_in_NoVA
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

We went on the 2 day high country tour. Phil and Sandi were great hosts. They took us up to Lake Cambridge and the surrounding lakes to the north where many locals from Christchurch take their watercraft and fishing poles for holiday. I especially liked the trip up beside the Rangitata River to Mt Potts Lodge and Mt Sunday where... More 

Thank ovahimba
Austin, Texas
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful day for a great tour with a couple of fabulous tour guides and good people. Phil and Sandi took care of us, and especially the kids (boy 11, girl 7). With just enough stops along the way with really informative narratives on the countryside or a moviescape and great NZ food ( especially the venison sausage and... More 

Thank Fiend4Footie

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