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Taylor's Tours

Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
021 667 215
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Ranked #17 of 55 Activities in Rotorua
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English first
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

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

Saitama, Japan
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Tim guided me to Wai-o-Tapu, Waimangu Thermal Valley and Buried Village. So meny things to learn about the area. Walking peacefully with him in the valley. It was a precious day. He is very kind to everyone and even to non-native English speakers. Good memories.

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So rewarding to have such a happy and pleasant companion for the day. I see also other Rotorua highlights have been endorsed. Safe travels and best wishes for the future More

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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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

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

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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

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