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Address: 10 Santiago Place | Magellan Heights, Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 854 6444
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Rotorua Day Tour

Wayne was our driver and tour guide for the day. He is a member of one of the Maori tribes and so was very knowledgeable about the cultural center and areas around. He met us at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Baton Rouge, LA
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Baton Rouge, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Wayne was our driver and tour guide for the day. He is a member of one of the Maori tribes and so was very knowledgeable about the cultural center and areas around. He met us at the port in a comfortable 11-passenger van and took us to the Kiwi 360 center where he explained about the production of the kiwi... More 

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Oak Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a highly rated tour and I booked early, almost a year ahead to get the best. I knew from the prompt emails that this was going to be a top notch tour and it was even better than I expected. His clean van comfortably accommodated 4 adults and all their backpacks with plenty or room to spare. Jim's... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Could not have been more happy with Archer Tours. Jim was an excellent tour guide. He was a very witty & knowledgeable guide. We totally loved our day tour with Archer Tours & would recommend them to everyone. Thanks Jim for a very memorable day around Tauranga & Rotorua. Jim looked after us like we were family.

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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited Tauranga on the Diamond Princess and had corresponded with Jim several months prior. He was always prompt at replying and with such a friendly and welcoming tone that we were really looking forward to meeting him. Everything went so smoothly on this tour. Jim regaled us with stories told with humour and obvious pride in his Maori heritage.... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We contacted Jim Archer almost a year in advance of our NZ cruise to make sure we could secure a spot on his tour from Tauranga to Rotorua for the day. He was always very quick to respond to any inquiries I made. Usually when booking a tour with a private operator outside the ship, the cost is for the... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Jim Archer was fantastic to work with from the first email, very responsive and professional. I booked him for a day tour of Auckland and had no problem finding 8 other persons on our cruise ship roll call to fill our van and share our day. Jim arrived at the cruise ship terminal on time with the requested luggage trailer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Within five minutes you will swear you have known Jim Archer your entire life. He is showing you his culture and his land. His skills and knowledge are second to none. Certainly there are others with the same background and knowledge. However, I seriously doubt they can deliver this experience with the heart felt emotion, generosity and feeling we received... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I booked Jim Archer for 14 of us based on his reputation and Trip Advisor reviews and he did not disappoint. He met us at the cruise terminal and spent the day showing us his "corner of paradise", as he calls it. We toured Rotorua, visited the Kiwi farm and a Maori Village. We learned a great deal about the... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A wonderful tour with Jim Archer, a true professional who made our time in Rotorau quite memorable. We were met at the port gates as scheduled, and we proceeded to enjoy time at a number of picturesque oceanfront sites, Kiwi 360, Te Puia (where we enjoyed a fabulous Maori cultural performance (and one of our party was chosen as "visiting... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was one of our favorite all-time tours. Jim more than delivered what he promised, and he did it with style and class. Jim picked up our group at the Crystal Serenity right on time and we simply had a wonderful day. We not only saw all the sights we had planned, but we also learned a great deal about... More 

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