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Address: 10 Santiago Place | Magellan Heights, Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 854 6444
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Jim Archer is the best tour guide we have ever had. He is so very proud of his Maori heritage and is extremely knowledgeable about this part of New Zealand. Archer Tours is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2016
British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Jim Archer is the best tour guide we have ever had. He is so very proud of his Maori heritage and is extremely knowledgeable about this part of New Zealand. Archer Tours is a highly reputable firm and you will find Jim's tours thorough,informative and lots of fun. Cheers from Canada

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Julie met our ship to begin our tour, first along the waterfront with a stop at the beach. From there we visited Kiwi 360, a Kiwi fruit orchard, where we learned how the fruit is grown and we were able to taste some of their products. Next we visited the Maori Cultural Center where Julie guided us expertly through the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This was the first trip for my wife and I to NZ - we had organised a tour with Archer Tours prior to leaving Australia. Organising the tour was very easy. When we arrived at the port Julie was waiting for us and was very welcoming. The tour took us to a number of different locations where Julie explained in... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

As the cruise ship my wife and I were travelling on had a planned stop at Tauranga, I organised a tour to nearby Rotarua prior to our departure. I had read some good reviews of Archer Tours online so booked with them to visit Te Puia, a Maori Cultural Centre and the natural Pohutu Geyser. We had an excellent and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Our cruise ship called at Auckland & Tauranga in early February and we had contacted Jim much earlier and arranged tours in both ports. In Auckalnd he arranged for Keith to pick just two of us up at our hotel and show us both the city and the beautiful surrounding coastline before boarding the ship. In Tauranga Julie met us... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Jim is a very pleasant, experienced, reliable and knowledgeable guide. He picked us up at the cruise ship terminal in Auckland with our luggage and took us to a variety of scenic outlooks and interesting places in and around Auckland, and provided lots of information about the history and culture of Auckland. He dropped us off at the airport at... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Our guide Julie was waiting for us at the cruise terminal. We first went to a lovely beach, then to Kiwi 360 where we were told about the kiwi fruits. After this went on to Rotorua where we saw the geysers and mud pools and attended a maouri performance which was very interesting. We visited a lovely park on the... More 

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Kingston Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Julie picked us up at the cruise ship terminal, as well as looking for us she had a sign with our name on it. We couldn't miss her. There was 6 of us on the tour so we had lots of room in the van. First stop to a beach, where we saw how some people were fishing.. Julie had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We booked the private North and South Island tour for the two of us, as we wanted to see as much of New Zealand as possible. We considered doing our own driving tour, but the roads are often winding, so if you self-drive, the driver would miss out on the spectacular scenery. We are so happy we did this, as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I booked this tour before leaving home as when I looked on our ships excursion site I found it to be way to expensive this tour was not only good value it was small and very personal. Our guide Julie was a very friendly warm person who made all feel relaxed and happy. We started by going along the coast... More 

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