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Address: Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: 021 667 215
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Outstanding Uncle Tim!

Our group consisted of a my senior citizen parents, a child and myself. 3 generations in one family and uncle Tim had a fun time for everyone! He listened and tailored the trip to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Redondo Beach, CA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We took a half-day tour of Taupo area - thermals, waterfalls, glass-blowing, etc. Just the two of us with Owen, our driver, in his car. He was on-time, polite, knowledgeable, and delighted to customize our tour with his personal recommendations (he has lived in the area for years). He even showed us his favorite soaking pools, which were beautiful -... More 

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So happy you were able to see and learn about what makes New Zealand such a special country to visit and finish with a relaxing hot foot bath More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I want to preface the rest of my review by stating that maybe I completely misunderstood how this tour was meant to run and hence was left rather disappointed by the experience. After reading all the glowing reviews on Tripadvisor my brother and I were expecting a truly informative and insightful day's outing but sadly this didn't live up to... More 

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

We always try and accommodate peoples request even at such notice for a personal tour rather than with a large group. The comments on Owen's apparent lack of interest and information does not relate to recent comments received on how much local knowledge he imparts. He was also good enough to go a long way out of town to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our group consisted of a my senior citizen parents, a child and myself. 3 generations in one family and uncle Tim had a fun time for everyone! He listened and tailored the trip to suit our requirements and even adjusted the price because we could not do everything. He is so knowledgable, friendly and indeed like that one friendly and... More 

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

This was about the best day I have experienced as a tour guide. What a lovely friendly family who gave me so much in return. Look forward to a return visit More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My husband and I booked with Taylor's Tours a day tour of some of the best Rotorua attractions: Geothermal Park,, Waikato River, Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Our guide, "Uncle Tim", was very professional, explained to us in great detail all the attractions and demonstrated to us that he knows a great deal about all there is to see in... More 

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A great boost during the peak holiday season from a couple who were such a joy to take round in less that clement weather More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had a awesome trip with Taylor tours. Uncle Tim was our guide and he was just excellent!! Very helpful, informative and he truly gave us enough time to enjoy the sights. I was visiting along with my in-laws so the pace was a bit slow, but he was very patient!! He took us to key locations, stopped occasionally for... More 

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Another special family day out that makes the " Guiding" such a pleasure - meeting and greeting and taking care of our overseas visitors More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a belated review. I took a tour with Uncle Tim on a rainy day in Rotorua and I was the only one on it. It was great to have your own personal tour guide. Tim is very knowledgeable about the various Rotorua's attractions. He was even kind enough to take me to a local Thai restaurant for dinner... More 

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

Good to hear from you again. It was a pleasure to take you round for the day and evening. I learnt a lot from you also - good always to have a 2 way exchange of ideas etc Hope to see you back when you get another break away from work. Best wishes for the future More 

Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I admit that my wife and I were surprised when Owen of Taylor's Tours arrived to pick us up early at our hotel in Rotorua in his personal vehicle. We didn't know it yet but we were in for an action-packed day of sites and memories that we will never forget. Owen grew up in the area and has an... More 

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

I am so pleased that I was able to have Owen take you on a personal tour. I had no doubts you would have such a great experience for the day and learn a lot about our wonderful country of New Zealand and the Rotorua area in particular. Wishing you many more happy travels in the future - maybe back... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

So I have 11 International students in Wellington bombarding me with requests of what they want to see in Rotorua and as you can imagine they all wanted to go in different directions. From seeing the geysers to hobbiton to action packed adrenalin activites and they wanted to do it as cheaply as possible as they were from AFS, an... More 

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

What a" feel good " that feedback gives me. To be able to share Kiwi hospitality with our overseas friends is a special reward for enjoying being a tour guide or " Uncle Tim" to them. I look forward to meeting more of such a happy bunch of students More 

Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
58 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

After going through the reviews in TA, I booked the "Taupo in a day" tour on 22nd April. At scheduled time, Owen came to pick us up from our motel. It seemed only we have booked this particular tour for that day, so it became almost a private tour. Owen was professional and pretty knowledgeable. We covered Wai-o-Tapu, Lady Knox... More 

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Great to know that Owen's dedication and knowledge was so well received. We look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I really enjoyed my tour of Taupo with Tim. His knowledge of the area is very in depth and pointed out many interesting landmarks on our journey. He also was a great laugh and a pleasure to spend a day with. If you're looking for an insightful, packed tour with good company look no further!

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A real fun day tour made easier with a good rapport and exchange of views and ideas. Happy South Island travels ahead More 

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