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Toru Day Tours

37b Bel Air Drive | Hillsborough, Auckland Central 1061, New Zealand
+64(0)274570011
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Ranked #15 of 103 activities in Auckland Central
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Owner description: Come on our personalized 3-Hour tour, showing you the highlights of what makes this city of Auckland so special. From the diverse eateries to the many... more » Owner description: Come on our personalized 3-Hour tour, showing you the highlights of what makes this city of Auckland so special. From the diverse eateries to the many Volcanoes, to the working farm,and beautiful gardens that we have. We can guide you to Auckland's best shopping, cuisine and sights. Along the way, you'll learn about the Maori culture and settler history. We will meet local people and share stories which provide you with an enriching experience. Small groups (16max and yes we even take 1) increases the quality of the tour, so you can ask as many questions as you like. We get plenty of time to stretch our legs with 4 stops along the way. Let us show you 'our Auckland'. « less
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Hindmarsh Island, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We arrived in Auckland weary after seven days of shore excursions wanting to see this beautiful city but needing a relaxed but comprehensive tour. Found Toru Tours on the dockside and it was just what we were seeking. Paul was friendly and very informative. The tour group was small and we were able to see the highlights of Auckland in... More

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. As you have noted it is important to see Auckland in a relaxed manner, not waiting for ages waiting for buses or getting hot and sweaty on long walks (Auckland has a lot of hills) if you only have a short period of time here. Safe future Journeys. Paul. More

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We only had a full day in Auckland and I'd read a few bad reviews of the hop on hop off tours, so decided to book this tour instead. I'm glad we did as Paul was a friendly bloke, with a good sense of humour and this was an excellent way to see Auckland's sites on limited time. We did... More

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We understand that visitors to Auckland only have a short period of time here. Safe Journeys. Paul. More

Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The iSite recommended Toru Tours and Paul certainly did not disappoint. It was a relaxed and informative introduction to the city of Auckland. Would highly recommend this tour and operator.

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. This is exactly why we do what we do. Safe Journeys. Paul. More

Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Paul was excellent! We just finished our tour with him this afternoon. We highly recommend this tour. We came in a day earlier than most of the cruise ship passengers and had Paul all to ourselves. My husband quizzed Paul about the history of the Maori people over a cup of coffee while I visited the gardens. We also enjoyed... More

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Torutours, Manager at Toru Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As you note, this tour is a great way for guests arriving on a cruise ship to get a great overview of Auckland and New Zealand in a short space of time. Also as you alluded to it is a great opportunity to meet the locals and learn about the history of the place. I... More

Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We got Paul from Toru as our guide for a half day tour after our original tour firm had to rearrange its schedule following illness on a visiting cruise ship - no loss however - a great tour with a great bloke who has a real passion for what he does and made us feel very welcome. Highly recommended for... More

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a real pleasure to welcome you to Auckland. Kia ora. Paul. More

Reservoir, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my day touring of Auckland. Our tour guide, Paul, willingly shared his knowledge and answered my endless questions about the Maori history and culture. He took us to places I would never have seen on my own. There was nothing that was too much bother for John and he gave us every possible minute for us to... More

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Auckland is now a dynamic modern city, which we see on the tour. I felt it is also important to have a little slice of history in a short space of time, as well as seeing what is unique about our city, as well as the fabulous views. I was glad we answered all your... More

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

The tourist information centre recommended we look at Paul's tour since it is smaller than the other tours. We were blown away by the quality of the tour and value for money. Knowledgeable, humorous and attentive. Three stops including a visit with a Maori colleague who took us to the highest point in his vehicle to save us walking (... More

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Gillian and David for your review. More

Beijing
2 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Paul is an excellent tour guide and he is very humourous. His overseas travel experience enables him to host international visitors very well. He has shown us the greater part of Auckland and history, culture. We really enjoy the one day tour with him. Great tour and wonderful tour guide! We will highly recommend him to our friends and other... More

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Day Tours, responded to this review

It is a pleasure to host our friends from China. Thank you so much for this review. Again we are very pleased you enjoyed your day. We make our day enjoyable and fun, as well as learn a little bit about the culture. 謝謝 Paul. More

Arlington, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband Charles and I took a day tour with Paul at Toru Tours. It was great from start to finish. Paul gave us a glimpse into real Maori culture, and showed us sights around Auckland we'd never have seen on our own. We not only enjoyed our day, but felt we learned a lot. We highly recommend it!

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you to you and Charles for the wonderful time we had. We met a lot of our people along the way, and it was great that you enjoyed your day. Paul. More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We had just a couple of days to see the Auckland region, so we wanted an efficient tour to hit the city's highlights. Toru Day Tours had a "quickie" 3 hour tour for a reasonable price, and when I called Paul around 9:00 a.m. to inquire he said he had no other customers for that day, so we could do... More

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. As you noted we think it is so important for our guests, to get a feel for the place. I am really glad you enjoyed the quick highlights of Auckland. It is a great place. More

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