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Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
+64 7-854 6444
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 April 2012

This was a great tour. Jim was very knowledgable, showed us all the sights, and explained very well. Very impressive geothermal and scenic stops and drivebys. He was on time and got us back to the ship when he said he would. You might want...More

4  Thank Carol S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 January 2013

I would be extremely cautious in booking Jim Archer Tours based on my own first hand experience. We booked our tour and received confirmation of booking and time and place to meet. On the day our cruise docked in Tauranga we were 20 minutes early...More

4  Thank eurolady28
GloriousHamilton, Owner at Archer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2013

Thank you for your feedback. I did email you that same day or maybe it was the following day to apologise for not being there for you when you came off the ship and I also explained why this happened. The reason I missed you...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Wow, it was wonderful. The best part of our trip. Jim was excellent & very informative. He was very personal & helpful. Jenny T

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We did the Rotorua and Maori Cultural Center cruise excursion with Jim. He is very good at what he does. You will have an educational, interesting and enjoyable day with him. I can only support all of the positive comments about Jim and his tour.

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were so glad we booked a semi private tour with Jim for the day our cruise ship docked in Tauranga in February 2017. There were just four people on our tour and it was wonderful. Jim was extremely knowledgeable and we really enjoyed all...More

1  Thank Linda D
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were met by Jim, our guide, and he was excellent and very personable. Our tour was as detailed on their website. We enjoyed having our own private (group of ten) tour and mini van. The only disappoint was lunch at the Pohutu Café. I...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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....More

1  Thank Wansbrough2012
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....More

1  Thank Beachlover1989
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...More

1  Thank Glenn_A-R31
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...More

Thank Duncan C
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...More

1  Thank krisronsmith
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...More

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Archer Tours started in 2001
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