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“Fantastic Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grumpy's Transfers & Tours - Private Tours

Grumpy's Transfers & Tours - Private Tours
Marguerita St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 2229
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Ranked #11 of 72 Activities in Rotorua
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Owner description: Grumpy's Transfers & Tours offers good old fashioned SERVICE WITH A SMILE. Discover the Grumpy's Experience and enjoy our Mini Tours which include transport and attractions, join us on a guided tour to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and other geothermal wonders on our 'Hot as' tours. Get around easily within Rotorua with Grumpy's All Day or 48h pass. Grumpy's will get you where you need to be - with quotes to anywhere, from anywhere!
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Had a wonderful tour with Grumpy,lots of Aussie,Kiwi,humour amongst a very informative tour.Any question asked about Rotorua Grumpy had the answer for us.We were a family with ages ranging from 83 down to 17 and all of us had a wonderful arfternoon,there werte some wonderful extras thrown in,such as OGO and an interesting insight into areas off the beaten track!This was the best guided tour I have ever been on,highly recomended by all of us!Will look him up on our next visit.

Visited September 2012
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Grumpyslimo, Owner at Grumpy's Transfers & Tours - Private Tours, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Really pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. Kiwis and Aussies have a great relationship and we are always thrilled to be able to share a little of our scenery and attractions with you all.
Who would have thought that rolling down a hill in a big plastic ball could be so much fun? We all get a big kick out of seeing so many people enjoying themselves on our tours.
Thanks for the great comments and you will be very welcome if you can get back to our shores again.
All the best for your future travels, from Grumpy and the team at Grumpy's.
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“OGO bonus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We had the best afternoon with Grumpy's tour. Not only did he take us to the planned Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland and was a wealth of knowledge, he took us on many little detours to interesting local spots. We even met his friend Moot the goat, where we stopped to give him a blueberry muffin,. Grumpy was a real fun person to spend the afternnon with, he made us laugh alot. At the end of the planned tour we asked about those big rubber balls that roll down the hills - only needed to mention this and off we went to OGO where we piled into the big rubber ball and zig zagged down the hill. It was such a blast. My sister and I hadn't laughed so hard in ages. After this, we piled back into his van thinking we would be dropped off back at our hotel after more than meeting the expectations of a great afternoon, but Grumpy took us on a tiki tour of Rotorua. At the end of the day it was sad to say goodbye. This was the best personal tour I've ever been on. I'm bringing the rest of my family back to meet Grumpy next time.

Visited September 2012
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Grumpyslimo, Owner at Grumpy's Transfers & Tours - Private Tours, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
What a delight it is to be able to offer more than is expected. We are very pleased that you both enjoyed your time with Grumpy's. Thank you for entering into the spirit of the tour. We also thoroughly enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you and your family again when you are in our steamy city. Kindest regards from Grumpy and the team at Grumpy's.
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Grumpy made our trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

My wife and I were experiencing our first trip to NZ, and Grumpy made it the best ever! We came in early spring, so no crowds, and were fortunate enough to be the only ones on the tour. Usually situations like that are awkward, but we found Grumpy to be the most congenial, interesting, informative and friendly person, who made every bit of our day enjoyable. He seemed to enjoy the tour as much as we did. He has the real experience in the area, knows the places the tour busses don't go, and everyone in town knows him. He doesn't just show you New Zealand, he is part of it, and you feel like you are too from the very start of the tour. After the tour, we asked for his recommedation on restaurants, and he drove us to his favorite place, took us in, and made sure the staff knew we were with him and to take good care of us before saying goodbye.

Visited September 2012
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Grumpyslimo, Owner at Grumpy's Transfers & Tours - Private Tours, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Hi again and thank you for such a pleasant and detailed review.
It really is a pleasure to have such enthusiastic visitors who appreciate our beautiful city and the geothermal attractions that Mother Nature provides for us.
Everyone at Grumpy's is very proud of what our region has to offer and it was a pleasure to share it with you.
We hope you will return one day so that we can renew our friendship and continue to enjoy what New Zealand and Rotorua has to offer us all.
We feel that our visitors should enjoy every aspect of their stay in our city and being able to recommend a good place to dine is a pleasurable part of that for us.
Kindest regards from us all at Grumpy's.
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Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
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“sightseeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

grumpys tours was awesome, grumpy is great fun nothing like his name had a great time in rotorua, will look him up when we return

Visited August 2012
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Grumpyslimo, Owner at Grumpy's Transfers & Tours - Private Tours, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Grumpy's. Always a pleasure to show our visitors how much fun it is to live inside a crater!
All the best for your future travels and we hope to see you again, from the team at Grumpy's.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“brilliant day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We were on our honeymoon, exploring New Zealand. We were due to have a day trip exploring a range of different sights in Rotorua which didn't start well due to the coach not picking us up. However Grumpy's came to our aid supplying us with Pam and her super knowlege of her city. She took us around all the places that we were required to go in an order that would benefit us more than would have been on the coach. And even took us to pet some wild lion cubs at the local wild life park. An experience that will be remembered forever. We both would recommend highly to anyone who wants to have a trip to the different sights of Rotorua. Thanks again!
Kirsty-Anne and Ben

Visited August 2012
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Grumpyslimo, Owner at Grumpy's Transfers & Tours - Private Tours, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Thank you for your great review.
We are always ready to assist in these cases if we are able. In this case Pam was treated to a delightful couple who were excited about life and the delights that only Rotorua can offer.
Pam sends you her kindest regards and we all wish you a wonderful future together. We hope you will enjoy many travels together and hope that you will return to our shores in the future, which will enable us to show you even more of this steamy region.
All the best to you both from the team at Grumpy's.
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