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Address: Rotorua, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 347 8282

Elite Adventures is an award winning tour company providing scheduled and...

Elite Adventures is an award winning tour company providing scheduled and private half-day and full day tours of Rotorua. We also organise custom-made private and group tours and shore excursions to Rotorua from Tauranga port. Tell us where your interest lies and we can create the tour you desire. Why choose us? We offer tours through many of Rotorua's attractions that do not offer guided tours. Our guides are locals and are fun, friendly and informative! We keep our tour groups small and personalised.

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This was one of the best days of our trip so far. Trent our guide picked us up from our hotel in a small van and we began our tour of the area. Trent was very knowledgable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent half day visit on the EcoThermal Wonderland tour. Tour guide Huru, really informative, learnt lots of cultural knowledge too. Awesome sights at mud pools and geysers etc. Huru was fun!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This was one of the best days of our trip so far. Trent our guide picked us up from our hotel in a small van and we began our tour of the area. Trent was very knowledgable and personable. He made the tour interesting and we learned a lot about the area, it's tribe and customs. We really enjoyed our... More 

Thank pelenaka
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful half-day experience visiting the remarkable Eco thermal areas around Rotorua. I would highly recommend this tour if you are in the area visiting Rotorua. Our very personable guide Trent was quite remarkable in terms of his knowledge of the science, geology and history of the area. He also shared some of the relevant... More 

Thank ladas981
Brentwood, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Trent picked us up for our half day Eco geothermal tour of the Rotorua area. Our ride out to the park was so fascinating due to Trent's knowledge of the area, the Maori culture and his great personality. He was an excellent guide through all the geothermal area of the boiling mud, mineral lakes, water and rock features telling us... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I was part of the all day tour with Huru as our guide. Huru was so knowledgeable about the geological aspects of Rotorua as well as the history of the Maori. After a day on the bus, it was nice to be out in nature & getting some exercise and fresh (though a bit smelly) air. I cannot recommend this... More 

Thank SBayGal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I have travelled all over the world and Trent may be the best tour guide I ever had. He was knowledgable about History, Culture, and the Land. I learned more about New Zealand in one tour than all the tours I had been on prior! Fantastic! Ray Kloss

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eliteadventures, Owner at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Ray, was a pleasure to meet you and your lady and spend the day with you. Its always a pleasure to share with visitors who appreciate a different culture, perspective and history than their own. Im glad you enjoyed your day with me and I too appreciated your wisdom and humour, I also hope... More 

Longview, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The owner of the tour company was very congenial and knowledgeable and did a great job of showing us the thermal and volcanic features of the area. He has a college degree in the field, and he very skillfully showed us the highlights, explaining history and modern ramifications of the eco thermal areas around Rotorua.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

A fantastic half day trip with a very knowledgeable guide, Trent. We had the convenience of hotel pick-up and drop-off. Trent made the tour informative and so much fun – proud of the Maori heritage, knowledgeable on Rotorua’s geothermal wonders, flora, fauna and history and great sense of humor. We visited two thermal parks (Wai O Tapu and Waimangu Valley)... More 

Thank letsgothere55
Oz in London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Make sure you do not miss this tour when you travel to Rotorua! Trent was our guide, and he his knowledge of the area and scientific specifics of the geothermal springs was exceptional. He was also very funny, which made for a very fun and educational morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

My husband and I loved this tour. It's a really unique opportunity to learn about ecology, geology and Maori culture and history. You also get to take in gorgeous scenery and get a decent amount of exercise walking about throughout the day. Our guide, Trent, was very knowledgable, personable and fun. Our big regret from our trip across NZ is... More 

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