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Iconic Tours

Dunedin, New Zealand
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About Iconic Tours
Iconic Tours provide personalised small group sightseeing tours and private Airport Transfers to and from Dunedin Airport. Tour Dunedin, Otago Peninsula, Central Otago and wider South Island. Wildlife tours, historic tours, cycling and walking tours are all available. Other services include customised multi-day tours to suit your interests and time frame. Our driver guides are professional, friendly and passionate about Dunedin. We enjoy the tours as much as you will!
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Happy travellers wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions
We would thoroughly recommend using Iconic Tours. And here’s why. Last week we visited the Catlins with Kim from Iconic Tours. The Catlins had been on our bucket list for some time but we had never managed to get there until now. We had heard accommodation and cafes were in short supply down there and we wanted to ensure we didn't miss any highlights so we opted for a tour instead of self drive. Kim collected us from the airport in a comfortable air conditioned sedan and drove us into the city, pointing out places of interest as we went. He did a brief tour around the city centre, took us up to our accommodation in Roslyn and waited while we dropped our bags off, then dropped us back at the i- site. We spent the next 3 days exploring Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula which we really enjoyed. But the best was yet to come! Kim is a great driver and guide and he packed a lot into our 2 day Catlins tour, while never rushing or hurrying us. He is knowledgeable and articulate with a keen interest in the history of places and the local flora and fauna. As he was doing the driving we were able to sit back and relax and enjoy the scenery, and no need to worry if we had missed a turn off or if the road or a café were closed – he had all the local knowledge to adapt if necessary. But here’s a tip- allow 3 days , there is so much to see and do. He drove us down unsealed roads that we wouldn't have ventured on and the sights at the end were remarkable. We had walked the length of Cannibal Bay, admiring the sea lions basking on the sand and were about to head back to the car when Kim spotted a dark shape in the water . It was a huge sea lion swimming into the shallows, then walking up the beach and flipping onto the sand. Awesome. That was a highlight for us as was standing on the beach at Curio Bay in the dusk watching a lone Hoiho penguin make his way up the beach towards his nest. Our breakfast at the Tumu Toka Curio Bay cafe and our dinner at the Niagara Falls restaurant were culinary standouts. Superb service and delicious food. When we arrived at our beach front unit Kim brought in a platter of cheese and crackers and a bottle of bubbly to share with us as we reviewed the day. We then had a short rest, dinner then another visit to the beach to wait for the arrival of the little Hoiho, the rarest penguin in the world. Covered in the price of our tour was our accommodation at Curio Bay (which was a comfortable studio unit right on the beach) plus morning teas, lunches and a cooked breakfast and museum entries etc, plus of course a driver/guide. Kim managed to pack in a tremendous amount of things each day from walks through native bush to see amazing waterfalls, seeing the petrified forest and visits to museums to watching fur seals on the rocks. Kim also does Stewart Island tours and we've got that in mind for the future as we couldn't imagine a better tour guide. And the Catlins? Pristine, uncrowded, an awesome experience.’
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Donna H wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Fantastic personalised service. Kim took our family from Tekapo to Mt Cook and back to Dunedin. Great local knowledge and great company. Comfortable vehicles and professional driving. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Meg K wrote a review Jan 2021
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I liked every icon we visited and it was amazing to go up and climb down the Baldwin St. Kim’s knowledge of the places we visited was excellent and mind blowing.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Iconic Tours L, Owner at Iconic Tours
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Thanks so much for the review Meg! Was lovely to meet you and Padma in Dunedin. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour! Cheers, Kim
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Sarah S wrote a review Dec 2020
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We hired Kim - Iconic tours for a private tour of Dunedin, Catlins and Stewart Island. Everything was meticulously planned and we were well taken care of. Kim is a knowledgable and caring host and the entire trip went without a hitch. Thoroughly recommend the 5 day Stewart Island tour, you get to see so much more when you have a great guide with you.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Iconic Tours L, Owner at Iconic Tours
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Thanks for a lovely review Sarah! Stewart Island is certainly a magical place to visit. Great company such as your group just makes it even better. Thanks for everything!! Cheers Kim
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Anoushka61 wrote a review Oct 2020
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Reliable, Clean efficient and smooth ride - Recommend Iconic Tours - personable drivers and wealth of knowledge about the Dunedin Otago Area
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Iconic Tours L, Owner at Iconic Tours
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Thanks for the review Anoushka61! Glad to be of service. Best wishes, Kim
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