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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

We had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed Hobbiton, which was much larger than we had anticipated. Our guide did a very good job of adding both detail and color. Rotorua was interesting as well and we were fortunate enough to see one of the geysers go off while we were there. Our tour driver (you will spend 2-3 hours in the van) was more of a driver than a guide, adding little to the road time. Also, our information had shown this as a 7 hr excursion, when in fact it was closer to 9 hours, with no road problems or other issues that would have elongated the time. We had plenty of time, so it was not an issue, but if we had been closer to our cruise departure time, it could have been a real problem.

Best tour guide ever! Steve is a class act. Such a comfortable bus ride. Great knowledge of New Zealand & Hobbiton. Highly recommend booking him as your guide. Mossop Honey shop was a great stop. Steve goes above and beyond providing delicious gluten free brownies, candy, and drinks. He overheard me mention avocados to my son and made a special stop for us to get some. This tour was full of wonderful stops.

This tour was amazing! Our guide was super all day having plenty of info, kept it fun, relaxed, and made us the best brownies and brought the best home picked plums for us! And bought great ice cream from the honey shop! Amanda was great! Hobbiton was awesome we loved it! Super natural well worth a visit!

Buddy was a caring and careful driver who provided reasonable commentary during our journeys to Hobbiton & Rotorua Geysers where there were separate guides. It was a good full day excursion covering the major attractions in the area and well suited for cruise ship travellers.

Fruitful and satisfying time schedule for Tauranga cruise activity. Also, there was plenty of time to visit mt. maunganui after the schedule. Stephen(guide) was also the best and additional driver makes me feel safe. maunganui beach-mclaren waterfall- honey shop- hobbiton