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Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours

Rotorua, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7 347 8282
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Ranked #16 of 55 Activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Elite Adventures is an award winning tour company providing scheduled and private half-day and full day tours of Rotorua. We also organise custom-made... more » Owner description: Elite Adventures is an award winning tour company providing scheduled and private half-day and full day tours of Rotorua. We also organise custom-made private and group tours and shore excursions to Rotorua from Tauranga port. Tell us where your interest lies and we can create the tour you desire. Why choose us? We offer tours through many of Rotorua's attractions that do not offer guided tours. Our guides are locals and are fun, friendly and informative! We keep our tour groups small and personalised. « less
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were collected from our accommodation by Trent Neilson, the owner of the tour organisation. He was informative and able to convey information about the Maori culture and the local area including the thermal pools and mud ponds in a helpful manner. Our group of four were his sole guests for the morning and he was particularly attentive to our... More

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Melbourne
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We took a half day tour in the morning and we're picked up from our accommodation promptly by our guide, Trent. He was astonishingly knowledgeable about the tour destinations themselves as well as a multitude of other subjects. We grilled him the whole way about subjects ranging from the geology of the rocks (local and distant), the origins and social... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This all day adventure was made extraordinary by the guide, Trent Neilson. His knowledge of the Maori culture, history, and value to the life of the area and to New Zealand, made the entire experience come alive. Trent's personality and good nature only added to the pleasure we received. We simply could not have learned more under any better circumstances.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What great trip. We did the half day tour but wished we had made it the full day! We were picked up direct from our accommodation and driven to the thermal park during which time our guide provided a general introduction into Rotorua and the surrounding area. During the tour we were given a personal insight by our guide Huru... More

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eliteadventures, Owner at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this review

Hi John, thank you for taking the time to post your review and kind words on this site, like us on facebook too for keeping in touch and updates of tours and new products. We know it makes a big difference to having a real local who grew up in Rotorua and that the money goes to the local people... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My partner and I weren't sure what we wanted to do in Rotorua or where to start. We did the Eco Tour and had a wonderful time made extra special with our extremely knowledgeable guide Huru Maika. He welcomed everyone in our van personally and introduced us to each other so that broke the ice nicely for us before beginning... More

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eliteadventures, Owner at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind words, Huru and I really appreciate you taking time to write them and of course word of mouth is our best advertising! We're glad you loved your tour and look forward to looking after yourselves or any friends and family that will visit! Cheers More

Columbia, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We booked a whole day tour with Elite tours. The morning session was excellent. We visited a number of geothermic sites and received excellent explanations from Trent, our guide. I loved it. I could have passed on the afternoon portion. While Huru did his best, and I understand the importance of the Maori culture, I think that the influence of... More

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eliteadventures, Owner at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thank you for your review and insight, we value your opinion and comments. The European history of NZ is not what Europeans like to think but what really happened and the impact on early Maori is what our people will share. Check out James Belich's top selling book "Making peoples" which details the actual true history and impact... More

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A joy to spend the day touring the magnificent sights of this volcanic wonderland. Our guide, Trent, added a glimpse into the Maori culture with his excellent details and anecdotes. He's funny and insightful -- what a treat. As for the sights, up close and personal with the forces of the volcanos -- hot springs, geysers, turquoise mineral pools, bubbling... More

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eliteadventures, Owner at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind words, we do try our best to enhance your holiday and take the stress out of travelling around NZ and Rotorua! Look forward to seeing you again someday! More

Avignon, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I would definately recomand to travel with Elite Adventure. I had a day trip, with Trent in the morning, and he is really funny and knows a lot about New-Zealand, he's a great guide and try to make de journey as confortable as possible. I spent the afternoon with Huru, another guide that has a lot to explain about maori... More

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eliteadventures, Owner at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Aline for your kind words was nice to meet you and build our French connection! Merci, Kia ora see you next time! More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

I would definitely recommend Elite Adventures. It is ideal for someone who wants to see a lot of different things in a short amount of time. I booked the full day trip and Trent was my guide. We stopped at about 15 different places. Great photo opportunities and you could even swim in the lake if you wanted to. Great... More

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eliteadventures, Owner at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Fiona for your kind words and great company during the day! I hope you come and visit again someday and I wish you good luck with your new job in London and a very Merry Xmas!! More

Northern Brisbane
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

booked via 'viator' online. picked up by local FANTASTIC guide (Huru). Highly recommend Huru, his knowledge was fantastic, he showed us a fabulous time around Wai-O-Tapu + mud pools and the Lady Knox Geyser. We had limited time so found this tour good value for the 4.5hrs. quite a walk around the volcano. Some steep stairs for amazing views but... More

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eliteadventures, Owner at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we are gald you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you down this again sometime, have a very Merry Xmas!! More

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