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Address: 10 Santiago Place | Magellan Heights, Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 854 6444
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Port of Tauranga to Rotorua - Archers Tours from Cruise Ship

As our family (aged from 10 to 80) filled the 11 seater bus on the ‘Port of Tauranga to Rotorua’ tour, Jim Archer was able to turn it into a customised tour to suit the interests... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As our family (aged from 10 to 80) filled the 11 seater bus on the ‘Port of Tauranga to Rotorua’ tour, Jim Archer was able to turn it into a customised tour to suit the interests of our group. The scenic route was interesting & the commentary was clear and informative. After touring the city of Tauranga & a walk... More 

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Los Angeles California USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't give this tour and guides anything but the BEST review. Jim and his team were prompt, van ready, professional in every way, extremely knowledgeable, and funny. Even mailed us in the US a ceramic cup that we left in the van. Thank you Jim for the best experience we could have had in New Zealand.

Thank WorldTraveler91324
New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I joined four friends for a fabulous day visiting a variety of sights in Rotorua and surrounding area. Jim was knowledgeable, interesting and accommodating. In particular I was impressed that he followed up after we got back to our ship advising us that one of the people in our party had left a mug on the van.... More 

Thank BarbaraSF2016
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on a cruise ship, Jim was there waiting for us as advised and so began our day in Rotorua. Wonderful guide, entertaining and informative. Saw more than we expected. Loved every moment, great photos and a beautiful hangi lunch. Two teenage boys also enjoyed the day, fully guided throughout the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I could give it a higher rating, I would! I rarely go on guided tours but I'm glad I made an exception with Archer's tours. This was an experience that I couldn't ask more from. My wife and I were met by Jim Archer (who like most Kiwis is a thorough gentleman). Jim caters to a group of 10... More 

Thank skywords
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really had a fantastic day. Jim was perfect on time, the car was comfortable, and we saw a lot: Pilot Bay Mount Maunganui, also the sutf beach with ist many luxurious homes, Papamoa beach, the Kiwi 360 and the highligt: Te Puia, the Maori Cultural Center! Jim explained the meaning of the carvings and a lot of other interesting... More 

Thank swissdutch2016
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We departed the Port gates at 8:30 and took the 9:30 at Hobbiton tour which is 2-hours. Bought lunch there before we drove to Rotorua, approximately 1-hour, and go straight to the Gondola. We also had tie for 2 rides on the luge. Got back to port in plenty of time to board ship. Jim was an ecellent tour guide... More 

Thank muso57
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed both Auckland and Rotorua tours as they showcased the best sightseeing/cultural/geographical landmarks of the local and surrounding areas. We had 8 in our group with a range of ages and fitness levels (young children and retirees) but we all were very impressed with the tours since there was such a diversity of different locations we visited which... More 

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Williamson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was easy to find Jim as we exited the gangway. He provided us with lots of information about a variety of topics and was willing to answer questions. Te Puia was the highlight of the day. We never would have learned so much if we had gone there on our own. Jim guided us the whole way, providing interesting... More 

Thank Maureen559
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As promised, Jim met my wife and I as we left the cruise terminal in Tauranga, welcomed the 10 of us to his van and also introduced us to his associate Julie who had an additional group of 10 in a second van. The van was very comfortable and Jim kept us informed on an excellent PA system as we... More 

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