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Real Rotorua offers guided sight-seeing tours of the Rotorua area. Avoid crowds and get off the beaten track with one of our carefully tailored itineraries. ours small group sizes, relaxed atmosphere and friendly driver-guides provide the perfect...more
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Rotorua 3007, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

My husband and I did the full day tour. We only had one day in Rotoura. Not only that we do not regret it but we are so glad to have done it like that! Steven was so passionate about Rotoura, it makes you appreciate...More

Thank tammy e
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stephen took me on the nocturnal adventure tour, even though I was the only customer! He was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Stephen provided red-tinted torches -- so as not to disturb the wildlife -- and we trekked through the forest. We saw a variety...More

Thank Jason M
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Jason for sharing your experience and those glow worms really are incredible and second to none. Yes Must-do for sure happy travels. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the highlights of a trip to New Zealand is a visit to see the glowworms. We happened upon this tour through viator/trip advisor. As it turns out you dont have to travel far from Rotorua to see them! Steve picked up our group...More

Thank BackPacker801678
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the glowing review and awesome to hear that it was the most fun you had in Rotorua. It puts a smile on my face so cheers and thanks for trying something a little different. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the morning lake tour as I had a limited time in Rotorua and I wanted to make the most of the time I had without treating it like tick box exercise. I was fortunate to have Stephen to myself. He is a...More

Thank Gerrie E
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Great to have you along and 1 person or 7 i am happy to share the experience so thanks for joining me and great to hear that you enjoyed yourself. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing and unique adventure! Steve was amazing and very informative, I would recommend this to everyone!

Thank Ratha_RR
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Adventure is exactly what it is and thanks for joining me to experience it. It is a pleasure to be able to show this place off. cheers Steve

Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't want to spoil it, but you'll see a bonkers number of glow worms. It's a fun little night hike and during it you'll prob see some possums, wallaby, and weta as well. Stephen, the guide is also very friendly and informative. I can't...More

Thank Misha T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in June so it was very quiet and I had Stephen all to my self. We went on the morning lakes tour and some of the views were simply outstanding! I felt like I was looking at a screen or a photo sometimes...More

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you. It is always nice to hear how guests enjoy the experience ,so again thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others as no photo can really capture what you see. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an Ex-Aucklander I can assure you the traffic is much better and there are fewer car spats with hubby in the Rotorua area. If nature is your thing the world is your oyster here. Bike, Hikes, Fishing, and Mineral Hot Pools are easily within...More

Thank rew2you
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for rating Rotorua highly. it is an awesome place and their are so many local spots to explore without spending a fortune. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend to anyone who is interested in nature walks and learning about the local wildlife without the crowds. Thanks for an amazing experience Stephen! Absolutely loved it.

Thank Grace N
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review and thanks for joining me for the evening. I love it out there and nice to hear you did also. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 8 including 4 adults and 4 kids aged between 8 and 14 spent a wonderful evening on this tour with Stephen. His knowledge and passion made the evening so special - one of those tours that will leave a lasting memory for...More

Thank Nicky B
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks guys great to hear how you enjoyed my tour. It is full of surprises and no 2 nights are the same so I would love to see you all back here again. I AGREE with the kids the hot chocolate is great. cheers Stephen

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robert e
July 11, 2018|
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Response from rotoguide | Property representative |
Hi Yes we can pick up from Tauranga but it would be under a private tour arrangement as the port is a one hour drive from Rotorua. If you are interested contact us through our website. Cheers.
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Vester F
May 2, 2018|
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Response from rotoguide | Property representative |
Hi Sorry about that, I need to update the booking page. You can book direct with me and you can pay on the day by card or cash. Cheers Stephen
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rshilpa11
November 12, 2017|
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Response from rotoguide | Property representative |
Hi,The tour takes two and half hours. We can pick you up from your accommodation and drop you off. Cheers Stephen
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