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“A Fantastic Experience!”

TIME Unlimited Tours
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Auckland City and West Coast Full-Day Tour
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Waitakere Ranges Guided Walk from Auckland
Ranked #4 of 167 Tours in Auckland Central
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Owner description: Winner of 3 Global Tourism Awards, TIME Unlimited Tours offers the very best Auckland Tours, Auckland Maori Tours, Guided Wilderness Walks, Auckland Shore Excursions and Private Auckland and New Zealand Tours. Personal Tours in very small groups (larger groups on request) and Private Luxury Tours from Auckland to such locations as Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Taupo and the Bay of Islands. TIME Unlimited Tours is one of the most iconic and environmentally-friendly tourism businesses in New Zealand.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 23 March 2012

We chose the full day walking tour and couldn't have been happier with our experience! Dawn guided our hike and took us to Karekare which was amazing. She told us all about the flora and fauna, the birds and the berries, and packed us a tasty lunch and tea - we would not go hungry!! Dawn was a fantastic guide and so much fun to spend the day with. We also walked along the black sand beach and hiked to a waterfall where we could swim. A top knotch experience - highly recommended!

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TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2012

Our Guided Wilderness Walks in the famous Waitakere Ranges are tours which we all really enjoy. They combine seeing an exceptionally beautiful area on Auckland's wild West Coast that has been the setting for many movies (such as the Oscar-winning movie "The Piano") with being active and breathing the fresh air. We find it both invigorating and exciting to share the quite isolated and stunningly beautiful and highly varied tracks which we walk on with our guests. The mix of subtropical rainforest, unique wildlife, volcanic black sand beaches, waterfalls and the opportunity to go for a swim in Summer (or in Winter if you're hardy) is a very inviting way to spend a day in Auckland. This is what our Guided Walks in the wilderness that is the Waitakere Ranges on Auckland's West Coast are all about, not forgetting of course that we do take extensive safety precautions to ensure the experience is both fun and safe. So thanks for your feedback and it was a real privilege being able to show you this very special area! Neill Sperath

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Reviewed 15 March 2012

We had been to Auckland once before but felt we had not really seen much on our own, so decided to do a one-day tour with Time Unlimited. We could not have made a better decision. You will see and learn more about Auckland in one day with this company than you could in a week on your own. Not only did we get an excellent overview of the city in the morning, but in the afternoon we went out to the west coast which was really the best part of the day. Our guide Ceillhe was outstanding in every way - so knowledgeable, obliging and thoughtful. She had provided for every contingency, with snacks, sunscreen, umbrellas, whatever you could need plus a delicious lunch. We are not big fans of the usual guided tour but the service this company offers is in a different class altogether and I thoroughly recommend it.

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TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2012

What a great pleasure it was to read your review of the tour with us and thank you so much for your kind feedback! We see it as our role when guiding our guests to share a lot more about our home than you could ever learn and see by just driving yourself. Apart from the safety aspect of driving on the left side of the road in New Zealand, we also take our guests to many places that they would never be able to find themselves since they are not mentioned in any guidebook and that in many cases not even the locals are aware of. In fact we see it as our speciality to take our guests to places off the beaten track for a real expereince of our wonderful city, region and country. Plus we feel that the explanation of how things are linked culturally etc makes for a much more complete experience than just driving past places on your own and not knowing what they are or how they are significant. We feel that part of our service as your tour guides & hosts is also to provide those littlke extras such as umbrellas when it rains, snacks, hot/cold drinks and, on our full day tours, an additional & delicious picnic lunch. We find it wonderful when our guests have taken the time to compare what we offer and really compare it with others, in which case many people such as yourselves see that we offer exceptional value for money on all our tours. Many thanks again for your kind feedback! Ceillhe & Neill Sperath

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Reviewed 7 March 2012

My wife and I had the pleasure of being shown around Auckland and its environs on the full-day tour offered by T.I.M.E. Unlimited. Our guide for the first day, Dawn, was very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and most accommodating. On our second day, Neill took us into the Northland and devised a wonderful itinerary exactly tailored to what we wanted. Neill was an excellent guide and very passionate about his adopted country. After two highly enjoyable days, we can heartily recommend T.I.M.E. Unlimited to the discerning traveller who desires (and is willing to pay) for a personal and, if necessary, customized tour experience.

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TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2012

The opportunity to be able to spend more than just a half or full day with our guests is something we always treasure. It gives us an opportunity to show more than what we can fit into just one day and it allows us to get to know our guests even better. In your case, that was our Auckland All Inclusive Full Day Tour on day 1, plus a very interesting tour of the region north of Auckland on day 2. We are very lucky in that there is so much to see in our region and we feel we made the most of it by devising the itinerary to fit in with your special requests after what was obviously quite detailed research prior to you visiting NZ. That's what our Private Tours are all about, i.e. being able to cater exactly to what our guests are really looking for and to then make this into a fun day or several fun days that they in turn will treasure for a long time. We are delighted you enjoyed touring with us so much and we equally enjoyed the pleasure of hosting you! Neill

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Reviewed 1 March 2012

We flew into Auckland and on our first day, we went on a half day tour with Ceillhe. It was called the Highlights of Auckland. This was the best thing we could have done to see and learn about the city of Auckland. She also gave us a lot of history on the Maori culture which was something we found very interesting. It was a small group, very personable and was just what we wanted. She picked us up at our hotel and had snacks and drinks available in the van for the tour. We stopped at many different places around Auckalnd and learned about all places as we stopped. I can not speak highly enough about her and the company.

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TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2012

Since we are lucky to live in a city and region which is repeatedly voted one of the most beautiful in the world, we see it as a real privilege to show our guests some of the places that are most special to us. Just last year, Auckland was again voted the 3rd best place in the world to live and the best in all of Australasia. So the problem, if you want to call it that, is to decide what to fit into the short time we have available on any of our tours.... We all find such lovely feedback as yours very motivating to keep hosting our guests the way we do in a very personal way, while at the same time always looking for any way in which we can improve the way we do things. Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciated both the privilege of hosting you and your kind feedback here on tripadvisor! Ceillhe Sperath

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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Read reviews, booked the tour, expected good hike, got incredible experience. Neille is the man. Very friendly and knowledgeable. I don't like hiking but this was something else. He took us on the full day hike and it was everything we could imagine. It was raining a bit, but Neill improvised and we had lunch in a cave, we called it Cafe "Cave". Great tour and funny tour guide. What else can you ask for. Neill, thanks for the little surprise you left for us.
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TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2012

Showing our guests the stunningly beautiful Waitakere Ranges is one of our great pleasures and every time a real highlight for us. This especially so when we have the opportunity to host our guests on a Full Day Guided Wilderness Walk on our West Coast, incorporating volcanic black sand beaches, subtropical rainforest, our famous Kauri trees, unique wildlife and in your case really appreciative guests that were a lot of fun to guide. We didn't have ideal weather that day but we feel we made the most of it, including our improvised lunch just inside the entrance of what is a historical railway tunnel right beside one of our most beautiful beaches. I will never forget the amazed look on the passing walkers' faces as they saw us sitting dry inside having lunch while it was pouring outside. These are very much secret spots far far away from the crowds and get right into the essence of what beautiful New Zealand is about. Thank you so much for allowing me to show you these places that are very dear to us and for taking the time to write this review!

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