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Address: 10 Santiago Place | Magellan Heights, Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Culture, Kiwis, and Geo-Thermal Valleys in...
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Jim Archer Day Tour to Rotorua a must

We (3 adults) booked a Rotorua/Geothermal day tour with Jim Archer who met us at Tauranga Port. This tour turned out to be a highlight for us visiting this amazing historical site... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Shepparton, Australia
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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We (3 adults) booked a Rotorua/Geothermal day tour with Jim Archer who met us at Tauranga Port. This tour turned out to be a highlight for us visiting this amazing historical site and learning about Maori culture. As we walked around it was obvious he is very respected by the locals at the cultural centre. Jim was a fantastic guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were surprised how quickly Jim replied to our email from England. Unlike other tour companies, Jim even picked us up from a relatives home near Hamilton. What a great guy offering great service! He took us all round Hamilton one day & Rotarua the next. Jim was very informative and friendly. If you are planning a trip to New... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rotorua/Maori Culture Center and Geo-thermal tour with Jim Archer Jim is such a professional! From the pickup at the port to our return, we knew we had chosen wisely. The highlight of our tour was Jim’s meticulous guidance at the Cultural Center. He showed us where to stand for the best photos, the appropriate etiquette for the welcome ceremony and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend Archer tours. Maximum 11 people in bus which was in immaculate condition. Jim is very friendly & being a local himself was very informative. The tour itself was fantastic.... tour included a stop off at beach, wood carving, traditional Maori dancing & show, seeing geysers, & scenic drive back to port. We're from Australia & we were... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were 4 couples off the Celebrity Solstice for a day in Tauranga. We had hired Jim thru email and he was very responsive and also provided a wonderful day. He is professional, polite, and organized. A great guy! Having Maori decent and perspective really added to our overall feeling about our day. We went to Roturoa and visited the... More 

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Lakeway, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We spent two wonderful days touring with Jim Archer off Celebrity Solstice. The first tour was to the Maori culture center in Rotorua, NZ. The second was an Auckland city tour with a drop at the airport on the last day. Jim not only takes you places, he tells you all about what you are seeing. He does a great... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were luck to be looked after by Jim and Julie on our recent visit to the Port of Tauranga. We had two wonderful days with both of them. Value for money. He got us back to the ship on time. Highly recommend to all.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

On recent cruise, we booked a tour from Tauranga with Jim Archer, and had Julie for our driver and guide. She is a lovely lady and very knowledgeable about the area. She was waiting when we berthed and continued to show us around some beautiful country areas, as well as a visit to the Papamoa Beach, Te Puia Maori Cultural... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be looked after Julie on our recent visit to the Port of Tauranga. She met us as arranged and along with one other couple from our ship she proceeded to guide us through our busy but enjoyable day. She was full of info about the local area and it's Maori history, stopping where possible for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My husband and I spent a WONDERFUL day touring with two other couples in a very comfortable air conditioned vehicle with Jim Archer. He is charming, knowledgeable and a great tour leader and driver. We saw some wonderful sights at the Maori Cultural Center, walked on a scenic beach on the way and learned much of the culture of the... More 

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