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“Excellent half day Tauranga tour.”

Personal Guide Pete- Private Day Tours
Ranked #43 of 60 Tours in Rotorua
Forster, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Excellent half day Tauranga tour.”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We are four friends who were looking for a short tour around Tauranga while our ship had docked for the day. By chance we met Pete who has a 4 hour tour which takes in all of the beautiful sites around Tauranga including their wonderful coastline, a visit to a "Kiwi Fruit Farm" and lunch at tasty Fish & Chip shop by the water. There are a number of great points to Pete's tour but I think the most important thing is Pete's attention to making the tour as friendly and informative as possible. Pete's knowledge of the area and its history would be second to none and the information that he had available in the minibus added to the experience. Pete supplied snacks and refreshments as well as wonderful tour. We highly recommend Pete's tours as great value for money and the one thing that has come out of our experience is that we all want to return to Tauranga to further experience the area. Many thanks Pete.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“A great day out”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We had an excellent excursion from Tauranga, where our cruise ship docked. Pete picked us up and drove us inland for an hour to Rotorua and on to the Wai-o-Tapo “thermal wonderland” which is a fair description of the area famous for its coloured springs, bubbling mud and volcanic craters. With some careful planning by email we managed to see the Lady Knox geyser in action, and Pete guided us on an hour’s walk around the astonishing sights. We went on to see the redwoods, soaked our feet at a favourite hot water spot, and snapped a photo of another geyser, Te Puia, from a secret viewing place he showed us which otherwise would have cost us $40 pp entry and taken at at least two hours from our short day (simply in order to watch folk dancing etc in the theme park). We could not have accomplished the trip so well without his detailed knowledge of the area and expert advice about what was possible in the time. He had snacks, water, sodas, brochures, and an array of scrapbooks available in his minibus and was thoughtful and cheerful all day (having told us “I don’t want to return visitors grumpy and neither do I want to end the day grumpy!”) We cannot recommend his services highly enough. Thank you, Pete.

Visited January 2014
3 Thank livia073
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