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We had a fabulous tour with Simon of Cruise Tauranga a week and a half ago while on the Celebrity Solstice. I highly recommend him. He is a former teacher and it shows. We saw so much and learned so much. He took time to point out plants along the path on the way to Okere Falls and throughout the tour. He pointed out things like the back of the silver fern and why it is called that. He also added this type of information at Kiwi360 about the growing of these amazing plants. In addition to TePuia we also stopped in town at a park with thermal areas right by houses and a hospital. It was a fabulous tour and we highly recommend him.Agree, we used Cruise Tauranga and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. I've posted the link to my review which contains a detailed listing (including photos) of our itinerary .
On Feb. 18th, we used Carlton Tours and they were GREAT. We had two vans. Drivers were Tim (he and his wife Jody bought the company from his father) and Les (not too sure about his name). They were prompt, drove us through the city sites,, yellow eyed penguin reserve, royal albatross rockery, had lunch at a great cafe on a lake with a paddle boat that was docked. Went by lots of areas that used geothermal heat, saw the public baths, lawn bowling games., Kiwi 360 where they grow kiwi and into the gift shop (loved the golden kiwi juice), Maori cultural center, saw the geyser erupting and so much more.Kia ora,
Fairy Springs in Rotorua is a good place to see various native birds and undertakes breeding programmes for birds such as the Kiwi but I wasn't aware that we had yellow eyed penguins or royal albatross this far inland. Are you sure you saw them in Rotorua during your visit from Tauranga?
Just off the Solstice earlier this month.We took this tour with Simon Dec 24th and would have to agree will all said above, a very enjoyable experience, would recommend this tour to anyone.
We joined Simon of Learning Journeys/Cruise Tauranga fir Classic Rotorua Tour. Very knowledgable. Efficient timing. Enjoyable experience.
Book online. His tour fills up fast.
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