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“Carlton Tours” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carlton Tours
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Perth, Australia
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“Carlton Tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

As many Passengers that enjoy Cruises will agree, the Tours organised by the Ship are oftern very dear! On a recent Cruise to New Zealand we decided to "do our own thing". Getting off the Ship at Tauranga we met up with Carlton Tours and enjoyed, (along with 10 other people) a fantastic tour of the Bay of Plenty. The driver, who doubled up as the Tour Guide, was fantastic. His narration commenced as we pulled out of the Port. The key places that we visited were where the Kiwi fruit were grown, (I or E) 360. Amazing what can be done with the humble Kiwi Fruit, (Chinese Gooseberry). Even the wine is flavoursome, much like a Reisling! On to the Hot Springs, then the Mud pools and explanations as to how, why, etc. We then experienced a traditional Maori Welcome at Rotorua. The Tour also included major surrounding areas and buildings of interest, and, I'm pleased to say, no Botanical Gardens or Churches. All in all the Tour lasted approx 6 hours and there was a lunch break, (lunch not included in the price). The cost, about 30% of that which the Ship was charging. Very enjoyable & Highlt recommended.

Visited February 2013
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CarltonTours, General Manager at Carlton Tours, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Hi Rick_Perth_Australia
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoyed your day and maybe one day you can come back for the kiwifruit wine?
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English first
South Australia
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Cruise Ship Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

We pre-booked our tour with Carlton a couple of weeks before our departure via email - very easy. We travelled to Tauranga on the Radiance of the Seas in December 2011 and pick up was punctual and we shared the mini bus with fellow cruise travelers from the USA. We visited key tourist destinations like Kiwi 360, Okere Falls, Lake Rotoiti & Lake Rotorua, Te Puia ( highlight of the day and the geyser put on a good show!) and return to Tauranga direct, scenic route. We stopped for a lovely lunch on the lake. Tour guide was knowledgable and very friendly and ensured at all times that we got the most out of our day.
Highlighted recommended and much cheaper the cruise ship tour!

Visited December 2011
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CarltonTours, General Manager at Carlton Tours, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to write about us on Trip Advisor.
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