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Guided Footprints

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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About Guided Footprints
We offer quality guided walks that are themed around Mt Maunganui's rich natural history and Karangahake Gold ruins. We offer walks up and around the Mt as well as other variations around the local hills and beaches.. Meet the locals on one of our fantastic, informative walks. We supply large drinks, snacks, storage for your bag and walking poles!
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Stephanie M wrote a review Feb 2020
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Judy was an outstanding guide, exhibiting a love for the area and the history of its early inhabitants. The tour had enough informational stops to allow even a novice hiker to keep up with the group. She was well prepared for our group with walking sticks, water and snacks. The hot pools were very relaxing after the hike.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ikinp wrote a review Feb 2020
Bethesda, Maryland16 contributions3 helpful votes
We did this in February as one of the excursions from a Viking cruise. I would second Winnipg's excellent review and thank Naomi Glover for her careful attention to all our needs. She was kind enough to take pictures of all of us with the beautiful beach views behind us. (only ones my husband and I have of the two of us) We even stopped for ice cream when we came back down to the town and were given free admission to the municipal hot pools, which my husband and I did with another couple.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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mluftman wrote a review Feb 2020
Jaco, Costa Rica3 contributions
A lovely and vigorous hike up this spectacular small peak with outstanding views expertly guided by Judy, who has a wealth of knowledge of local flora, fauna, history and very good tips on how to avoid falling down! :)
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mickmeredith wrote a review Feb 2020
Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a very informative hike with Naomi. We were well taken care of with sun screen, walking poles and water supplied as well as two snacks while we hiked up Mt. Maunganui. Naomi was very knowledgeable about the history etc of the area. Also what beautiful views. I would recommend this hike to anyone on a cruise ship or traveling through Tauranga.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ted and Coney wrote a review Feb 2020
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On January 8, 2020 my wife and I, both seniors, hiked to the top of Mount Maunganui with Guided Footprints guide Naomi Glover. This was a wonderful experience, not only because of the beauty of the mountain but also because of the expert guidance of Naomi, the Footprints guide. Naomi is very well versed in the lore of the region and the mountain in particular. She was knowledgeable about the local flora, including many plants which were edible and medicinal. As we were traveling with a group she made sure everyone was provided with walking poles and was keeping up. She had one of the hikers take up a position at the rear of the group to ensure no one was left behind. She made sure we had plenty of rest breaks to answer questions and point out places of interest. As a special touch, half way up we were treated to chocolate for energy and at the summit cookies were passed out! The same care was taken on the descent and at the bottom she took time to ensure everyone was OK and answer any further questions. All in all a great experience and one we would highly recommend. Thanks Naomi.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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