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Taylor's Tours

Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
021 667 215
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Tim is a higly professional guide. His knowledge of New Zealand is really amazing! Moreover, our five hour Rotorua - Wai o Tapu - Taupo excursion took place in a very friendly and cozy atmosphere. We express our profound gratitude to Tim for this wonderful and unforgettable trip! Leonid & Alina, Auckland, New Zealand

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TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

This was a thoroughly interesting day for me with my 2 new friends. So easy to talk and laugh together I was sorry the tour was not longer. More

Toronto, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I was lucky enough to have Tim as my tour guide starting from Rotorua and ending in Taupo, even though I was a solo traveler and tours generally require at least two people to run (boo to them!)... he's also apparently quite "famous" as a guide, according to someone working at my accommodation, so I got to spend time with... More

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TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to take someone round who is so receptive and interesting to talk and importantly have a laugh with. Safe travels again in the future wherever you go. Stay safe and happy More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We booked a tour 6 months ahead with Taylor's Tours "Uncle Tim" in Rortorua, New Zealand. Tim Stringer the owner responded in a timely manner and we booked our private tour for a party of 4. What a fantastic day! We visited the thermal areas of Wai o Tapu and Waimangu Valley and also had a boat trip on Lake... More

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Hi my friends So pleased you have arrived home ok. Many thanks for such an enjoyable day together - just sorry that the South Island was a washout. I wish you all many more happy and memorable trips together More

Dunedin
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I was lucky enough to be able to spend a few days in Rotorua with a close friend of mine who was visiting from the UK. Tim came highly recommended and he didn't disappoint. He picked us up at our motel and took us out to the Thermal Wonderland and we had a fabulous morning with him and saw all... More

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A real pleasure to take you round and share information and a few laughs with you both. Trust the flight home was clear over the mountains and the visit to Thailand went well. Till next time best wishes More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I've never been too keen on large bus tours so was amazed to find Tim's tours are uniquely small. The two days we spent touring the Rotorua area of New Zealand was the most personalised tour I've ever had and was packed full of interest and experience. Thank you so much, Tim. Sylvia, Barking, UK

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Wow so quick. Was a real pleasure touring with you - a small world indeed. Trust the bus trip was enjoyable and best wishes to your daughter for the future ! Will be thinking of you all More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My wife and I signed up for the scenic Rotorua tour with Tim and ended up loving our time with him so much that we kept using his services for the next two days! Tim's a pleasure to spend time with, very knowledgeable about the area, and has great stories. One thing that we weren't aware of is that he's... More

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TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

Hi Guys So glad that you have arrived home ok. Was a real pleasure taking you round during your stay in Rotorua and that we managed to tick off some of your " Bucket List " wishes. Hope you managed a few more before you left. Best wishes for the future together More

Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is one of the best tours that I have ever been on - Tim kindly picked us up from our accommodation and then gave us a perfect day. His timing to get from place to place to see all the sites could not be faulted - it was wonderful seeing the Hukka falls and the Dam open. I was... More

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It was a real pleasure touring with mum and daughter , it felt like we were old friends. Full marks for Mum making it through the day and I trust the flight back to the UK was not too tiring. Days like this make it so worthwhile being a guide for visitors to New Zealand. More

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Uncle Tim is a very pleasant, knowledgeable, and responsible guide who is sensitive to our needs. we were well taken care of as we toured rotorua and surroundings. enjoyed our visits to the geothermals, caves, and particularly hobbiton! Uncle Tim went beyond his call of duty by sending us to the place where we could board the coach back to... More

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TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

Hi to Wendy , Lily and Bon. Trust you all had a safe journey back to Singapore. I so enjoyed our 2 days touring together it makes everything so worthwhile to know that you had a great time and enjoyed what New Zealand has to offer. I hope ALL the photos come out okay as a permanent reminder of your... More

Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I travelled alone and had only one full day in Rotorua so I tried to make the most of it by joining a tour group. I decided to choose Taylor's Tour because he seemed to be okay in Tripadvisor. It turned out that Tim was not just okay, he's superb!! Luckily I was the only guest on that Saturday for... More

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Korp Kuhn kup Pornthip I was so happy to have someone from Thailand tour with me. As Hong , my wife ,is from Chiang Mai it felt like a family day out . I hope you will be able to visit again sometime so I can show you some more of our lovely country. Good luck for the South Island... More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My seven year old daughter and I had one full day in Rotorua so we wanted to squash as much in as possible. Tim made this happen, showing us all the local spots that had absolutely no one there, organised and drove us to our speedboat ride, and surprising me by coming with us! Tim is so full of interesting... More

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So pleased you enjoyed our day together as much as I did. More great memories to store away More

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