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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jim was punctual meeting the ship and was prepared with lots of interesting info and stories. The tour was amazing and included a lengthy tour of the Maori Cultural Center, along with the geothermal area. We stopped for lunch at a really good little cafe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GSOLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our tour with Jim Archer of Rotorua. Stopped at a beautiful beach, then on to the geothermal area and Maori Cultural center. Really enjoyed the meeting house ceremony. Had lunch at a great restaurant, then went on a walk through the redwood forest, which...More

Thank Patti R
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Jim our tour guide is of Maori decent and he takes pride in his heritage. He is a wealth of knowledge about the culture, plants and wildlife. Jim’s itinerary is well planned out so you get to see much without feeling rushed. I felt a...More

Thank Exploration80625
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

I organized a private group tour for both Auckland and Tauranga with Jim Archer , and he was professional, knowledgeable, personable and very accommodating for our group of 10. His van was comfortable for our group, and with his heritage we all learned a lot....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ezale
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We took Jim's day tour as we were on a New Zealand, Australia, and Bail Cruise. We met Jim outside the port gate, where he greeted us with a big smile and sign with our names on it. Jim's knowledge of the geothermal sites and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

My brother & I were traveling to Hamilton on short notice and with little free time upon arrival. We found Archer Tours by happenstance, and are so pleased we did. Of three guides we attempted to contact, Archer Tours was the only one to reply....More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kirk B
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Archer Tours was willing to shape the tour to Rotorua's Te Puia Cultural Center and geothermal area to the arrival and departure of our cruise ship which had a limited time in Taruanga's port. Archer's 11 passenger van accommodates small groups very nicely. It's AC,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We were on a New Zealand & Australian Cruise, with a full day port call in Tauranga. I had been lucky enough to secure a private tour with Jim Archer, an incredibly knowledgeable & entertaining Maori tour guide. He was to take us (& two...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank cozkitty
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We can't recommend Jim Archer Tours highly enough, especially if you're on a cruise stopping at Tauranga. As many of the other reviews state, Jim is extremely knowledgeable, professional and personable. Our trip to Rotorua and the Te Puia Centre was a highlight of our...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Today a group of 8 friends from the m/s Amsterdam's 2018 World Tour arranged for a Tour to see the Glow Worms with Jim Archer. Jim arrived at our ship docked in Auckland on time with a clean large comfortable van. Our drive to the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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