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Archer Tours

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Address: Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
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Our day with Jim on a Cruise Ship Shore Excursions from the Port of Tauranga

We were part of a tour organized via our cruise Roll Call which went to the Rotorua and the Maori Culture Centre. Everything listed on the website was an accurate description of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were part of a tour organized via our cruise Roll Call which went to the Rotorua and the Maori Culture Centre. Everything listed on the website was an accurate description of how our day turned out and we had a fantastic time with Jim. The only thing which hampered our day slightly was the weather but when it needed... More 

Thank Wansbrough2013
Monticello, IL
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264 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our cruise stopped in Tauranga, NZ and we booked a tour with Jim instead of a similar tour through our cruise ship. He was extremely professional, less expensive, small van of 10 people instead of a bus of 50, and we had a wonderful time. There were two vans of us and our driver was Julie - she was fantastic!... More 

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Washington, PA
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Jim Archer is a wonderful guide and driver. We enjoyed our tour to the Maori Cultural Center He picked us up at the port and drove us to Rotorora. We saw fantastic scenery along the way and learned from Jim about the country and what we were seeing. At the center we were also able to walk around a geothermal... More 

1 Thank Glenn_A-R31
Gravenhurst, Canada
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I strongly recommend Jim Archer if you are looking for a nice way to kill the day between your cruise ship arrival in Auckland and your evening flight out. He is very professional; he shows up on time, takes you everywhere he promised, with time on your own in Devonport for lunch. Jim is personable, very knowledgeable, and an excellent... More 

Thank Duncan C
Shepparton, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

Thank krisronsmith
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

Thank Susan M
Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 

Thank mmc0408
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 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 

Thank Roslyn A
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 

Thank BonRich1
Lakeway, Texas
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 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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