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Booking of tours (In advance or not?)

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Booking of tours (In advance or not?)

Hi

Is it necessary to book tours (Dolphin and Whale) in advance or is there somewhere i can book when i reach there?

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1. Re: Booking of tours (In advance or not?)

If here high season then book ahead to ensure a place.

You can book directly on the website or book through an i-SITE (tourist information) once in the country.

Best of luck :)

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2. Re: Booking of tours (In advance or not?)

Is October a high season?

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3. Re: Booking of tours (In advance or not?)

Nope, you will be fine in Oct but you don't want to wait and book on the day. I see absolutely no advantage to not book a day or two in advance once you know the weather conditions.

Enjoy :)

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5. Re: Booking of tours (In advance or not?)

I had booked some activities before coming to NZ and others while there and I found it best to book activities while there instead. Booking too far in advance creates inflexibility should your plans change for any reason.

Also, after you've made a booking, sometimes the activities may not go ahead due to bad weather, technical issues/maintenance or not having enough number of participants to go ahead. So you should call ahead and check if the activity is still on.

As WanakaLakes mentioned, you can go to the local i-SITE office for help on bookings. The staff at Rotorua i-SITE office helped me to call the tour operator and check if the whitewater rafting I had booked was going ahead and also to arrange for pickup at the office.

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7. Re: Booking of tours (In advance or not?)

It is difficult to judge but I always advise people not to book in advance as this means you can keep your plans flexible. October is not a busy time and due to the present economic climate visitor numbers are down and there would be no advantage in booking in advance.

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8. Re: Booking of tours (In advance or not?)

If its something you *really* want to do then book. I tried to do a whale cruise in Sydney but couldn't get one booked as they were all sold out (this was the Wednesday for the Thursday or Friday) and that was during the off-season in July.

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