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“A great day” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Foris Eco-Tours

Foris Eco-Tours
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US$212.09*
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Full Day Hiking in Whirinaki forest
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Explore NZ's finest forest with us! We offer fun, educational nature experiences involving; - a full day hike in the world famous Whirinaki Forest or - a combined short walk in the spectacular Whirinaki Forest and a gentle rafting adventure on the beautiful Rangitaiki River. Experience nature at its best with NZ's most expert natural history guides.
Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A great day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

We, a family with 2 teenage children, did the forest walk and river rafting trip. It turned out to be the most memorable day of our stay in New Zealand, with Tom a very knowledgeable, friendly and skilled guide and rafter. The forest was a very magical place, we saw lots of birds, trees and plants that were new to us. The rafting was great fun, just the right mixture of excitement on the rapids and peace, cruising downriver viewing the scenery. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2012
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Shanghai
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“very good trip in ancient forest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

a very good experience to learn and know New Zealand typical ancient forest here with the guide from Tom. He is very experienced of the birds and plants here! He can show you the pics and tell you the story of this forest!

Visited October 2012
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Canandaigua
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159 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“River Rafting and Forest Rambling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

We spent a day with Tom and his crew, first hiking an easy loop trail thru the Whirinaki forest, where we saw many native plants and endangered birds. The sounds of their calls were particularly memorable across the canopy. Tom and his fellow ecologist/ biologist co- guides are native kiwis from the area, very in touch with the land, it's history, and the conservation and environmental issues facing the region. He speaks passionately from an environmentalist perspective, but can discuss the financial and social issues rationally as well.
After a tasty lunch on the trailhead, we assembled back at headquarters for our gear and the shuttle to the site of our rafting adventure. We were equipped with wetsuits, helmet, booties, paddles, splash jackets and paddles, all nearly new and in good repair. After a safety briefing, we were off down the river! The water was clear, fast moving and refreshing, the range of wild life seen from the banks amazing. We had a great time running down the rapids and were sorry when our day ended.

Visited November 2012
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Timaru, New Zealand
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“Best Day out in Rotorua”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Great day had rafting the Rangitaiki and wandering through the Whirinaki Rainforest. Tom the guide is super funny, and knows so much about the plants, bugs, and animals of NZ. This is so much better than any typical touristy rafting trip. Do it!!

Visited November 2012
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“River & Rainforest = fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

we did the R&R trip and had a great day. Learnt heaps of interesting facts from Tom in the forest about native wildlife and had a great afternoon on the Rangitaiki, I was even allowed to swim! Good fun for adults & kids alike, and very informative for tourists.

Visited September 2012
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