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Absolute Tours - Day Tour

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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-486 5212
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Description: If you want a fun day out with a real local tour guide we are the one to...
If you want a fun day out with a real local tour guide we are the one to look after you.We only take small groups out and each day is never the same as the day before,we go further and fit more into the day than anyone else leaving you wanting more but also going at your pace.Our tours are for anyone who likes a little adventure, a BIG thankyou for all the wonderful feedback we really enjoy our days out with you.We would love to show you my favorite places :)
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Tour groups typically small, personalized; engaging, knowledgeable guide

This first section is about Terry/Absolute Tours in general, the second, about the 3-hour Auckland City tour, and the third, about the two-day Rotorua-Taupo-Waitomo tour. In... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
43 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This first section is about Terry/Absolute Tours in general, the second, about the 3-hour Auckland City tour, and the third, about the two-day Rotorua-Taupo-Waitomo tour. In General You need to understand that Absolute Tours is Terry Buckley. Though Terry employs four other guides, I believe that at least half of the tours are led by Terry himself. Sometimes the groups... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Terry is a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. He clearly enjoys what he does and his enthusiasm added to the enjoyment of our day. If we had more time in Auckland we would definitely have signed up for another of his tours. Thanks for a great day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Judy and I went out with Terry for two days, the first day he took us to see all of the highlights of his beautiful city, the next day we went to Piha Beach and hiked to Rainforest. Terry is passionate about his city and his country and it shows in all of his words and actions. He has a... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Had a great time with Terry on the Piha Beach & Rainforest tour - just like it says in the other reviews - he's passionate about what he does and really wants to show you the best of his city! He's also a great and willing photographer! Can't praise him enough!

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Terry - Thank you so much for an amazing day. You made Auckland a memorable trip. You took the time to show us the real Auckland. I loved every minute of it. I will definitely come back and use your tours.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had the pleasure of going on the trip with Terry to Piha beach and a bush walking trip to the Kitekite falls. Terry takes the time to explain the region and its flora and fauna. His enthusiasm and love for the place is infectious and he allows the time to truly experience the place. I saw other tour groups... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

A short but fantastic introductory tour of Auckland. Thanks Terry - your enthusiasm and love of your city is infectious. Will definitely be returning to see more of this beautiful city!

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Oakton, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Terry--Thanks for a marvelous intro to the Auckland area's natural wonders with your Piha Beach and Rain Forest Day Tour. We cruised through quirky Auckland suburbs, gazed across the Waitakere Ranges, posed in a life-sized picture frame with mountain backdrop, and hiked a portion of the rain forest Hillary Trail. Then it was on to the wild west coast on... More 

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Many thanks to Terry for a wonderful and eventful day, it can create an atmosphere that you will feel like in the company of old friends or relatives. See in one day so many beautiful places, like a waterfall, rain forest and a beautiful beach Piha does not always work, but we did it today! And every minute was enjoyable... More 

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Torrance, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Like all the others stated - gave it 5 stars, Terry was fabulous so charming and welcoming, To be honest, i was a little apprehensive when he showed up in his new sedan and informed us it would be us (2) and him on the tour that day, but it turned out as a memorable, very personalized tour with a... More 

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