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Greta strives to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to every tour to give her clients a unique and memorable experience.  But don't trust our word for it, take a look at what our clients have to say...

"Thanks so much for a magical evening. I felt so special.


Really great company  too The photos are a great reminder of the evening. Looking forward to the Kaipara Trip."


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"I do want to thank you for a lovely trip to the amazing Great Barrier Island. I really did enjoy our time and the variety of places we visited. The boat trip was the real highlight for me, especially looking across to Little Barrier and enjoying the craggy little islands on the way. However, I'm surprised to hear myself telling people about the lovely evening of star gazing with such a wonderful open sky and clear view of the heavens, besides feeling a bit chilly.The company was good and it was all delightful."


"I trust you got home safely and not too exhausted. My flight from Dunedin was delayed but I still managed to make the connection to new Plymouth. I just wanted to thank you again for giving us all a wonderful week together. Your thoughtfulness and care made it all so special. 

Changes to our plans didn’t affect the fun. It all turned out so well.

I shall have happy memories of all the great things we did and saw. What an amazing country we have to enjoy. I felt so blessed to have the opportunity to see that part of the country.

I hope you can have some relaxation before your next trip and special time over the Christmas period."


"Thanks for another lovely day out to Rotorua. Really enjoyed it

What a wonderful way  to spend an afternoon."



"It was such a delightful day. The people we went with, the staff who looked after us, just a devine day. Then after our wonderful treatment we had a magnificant lunch. I would reconmend anyone of any age to go. The staff know how to look after you for sure. Thanks for taking us Greta on our wonderful pamper day out, which of course we all need to recharge our batteries and feel great."

Diane C


" Firstly Greta is a terrific tour guide. Makes each person feel so special.

She comes up with alternatives if needed. Six of us travelled in a van (Greta is an excellent driver) and our accommodation was comfortable and spacious and we felt safe in Covid times keeping in our bubble. We were most fortunate to have glorious weather warm and blue skies throughout apart from fog early am in Dunedin.

The scenery in the south is to die for. Absolutely stunning in late summer and into Autumn."

Alison S

"Thank you so much for the two trips this week, Greta.

I thoroughly enjoyed both, and the company of the others too. I tried to describe yesterday's food to John, o delicious! everything was just perfect.

See you on my next trip, which I think is to Waiheke Island end of April."


"Just want to thank you for your awesome service to and from Half Moon Bay 2 x times,  cant believe it's been a week gone."

Raewyn Y

"Many thanks again for a wonderful time in Northland. I thoroughly enjoyed the activities, the people in our group, and your wonderful organisation of everything. I just wanted to remind you that I’m super keen to do the December south island trip. I’m also interested in the Kaipara Harbour trip next year and your proposed visit to the Brain Bank, if you go ahead with that one. Have a great Easter and enjoy a well-earned break."


"This is to say a very big thank you for making my first trip away with you soo good. I soaked up all the adventures and don’t know where I got the energy for yet another step! I am looking forward to the next tour, wherever that maybe. From someone who stepped out of her comfort zone!"



"Thank you Greta for a wonderful week away, leaving me with lots of new memories. It's a bit hard coming back to the realities of housework today. I think the highlights of my stay was with Judy. What an amazing lady. I enjoyed every minute of the trip. I look forward to more outings in the future."

Raewyn M

"Thank you again for another fantastic day out.  Loved it."


"Greta’s tours are comfortable, safe and exciting. She is absolutely caring and she goes above and beyond expectations. She picks you up from your home and makes you feel welcome immediately.

I totally recommend her tours. It’s fun and exciting. Lots of adventure awaits you and the price is great."

Lally N

"People who travel with Greta keep coming back! The reason appears to be—she is our trip driver   And navigator not only of the long distances but as well, our agent ,for accommodation, entertainment and other highlights of our trip so well planned ahead .We know just where we are going which often includes supplying and cooking a delicious meal! All with a very pleasant and caring attitude. 

I hate filling hot water bottles, but to my surprise this seemed part of the service as well! Thank you Greta for all your caring and consideration. We’ll keep coming back!"

Joyce H

Just a note of thanks for yesterday. The whole day was magic, I loved it all. The biking, hiking, company and the food!


I look forward to joining you again.


Again, thankyou for your caring and gentle manner, your knowledge of the areas visited, the unhurried pace and so much more.

It was the best day!

I had this note come through personally from Noleen who came on one of the tours a couple weeks ago & just had to share as I was so grateful to receive the feedback.

If you'd like to join us for our next tour, get in touch!


Contact Greta

P: 027 2557 225


"I really enjoyed the recent trip with BikeHikeStay to Southland, Otago and Stewart Island. Every day was packed with interesting places to see without being over busy and making us unduly tired.


Greta is very good at catering for people's individual interests and nothing is too much trouble with her."

Rosemary H

"We are just completing a wonderful Southland and Stewart island adventure with our wonderful Greta.


A great no hassle holiday in great weather and we have enjoyed the many extras Greta has added to our trip.  The best and most relaxing trip Eric and I have ever had and we have travelled heaps. Highly recommended for safe and well-informed travel."

Lynnette H

"Tony and Greta were both so lovely and extremely helpful. The bikes were excellent with baskets and high vis vests added for those in our party that wanted them. Greta gave us directions, advice, a map and also bottles of chilled water. Highly recommend hiring bikes from Tony and Greta!"

Rosie M

"Forth time with Bike Hike Stay in about 15 months.


Friendly, efficient, helpful, knowledgeable about the undertaking tour.


It is an absolute local delight."

Anne S

"Thanks for being so flexible and providing great service and the team certainly appreciated it."

Mark M

"A group of us went to Rotoura for the day, where we visited Seva Day Spa & Relaxation and were pampered for a few hours and then onto the Secret Spot to soak our feet, while having a lovely beverage. It was good value for money and professionally organised by Greta Verhoeven."

Kelly W-SC

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