We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Tours from Archer Tours tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (81)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“maori culture”(39 reviews)
“cruise ship”(54 reviews)
“day tour”(30 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
+64 7-854 6444
Reviews (317)
There are newer reviews for Archer Tours
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
313 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews maori culture cruise ship day tour cultural center new zealand comfortable van his knowledge north and south islands beautiful country amazing tour jim tauranga sights stops commentary geo mauri
Updating list...
41 - 50 of 313 reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Jim Archer is the best tour guide we have ever had. He is so very proud of his Maori heritage and is extremely knowledgeable about this part of New Zealand. Archer Tours is a highly reputable firm and you will find Jim's tours thorough,informative and...More

1  Thank mcjardine
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Julie met our ship to begin our tour, first along the waterfront with a stop at the beach. From there we visited Kiwi 360, a Kiwi fruit orchard, where we learned how the fruit is grown and we were able to taste some of their...More

Thank ArleneK460
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This was the first trip for my wife and I to NZ - we had organised a tour with Archer Tours prior to leaving Australia. Organising the tour was very easy. When we arrived at the port Julie was waiting for us and was very...More

1  Thank thejack0s
Reviewed 14 April 2016

As the cruise ship my wife and I were travelling on had a planned stop at Tauranga, I organised a tour to nearby Rotarua prior to our departure. I had read some good reviews of Archer Tours online so booked with them to visit Te...More

Thank akan7268
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Our cruise ship called at Auckland & Tauranga in early February and we had contacted Jim much earlier and arranged tours in both ports. In Auckalnd he arranged for Keith to pick just two of us up at our hotel and show us both the...More

Thank Treworder
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Jim is a very pleasant, experienced, reliable and knowledgeable guide. He picked us up at the cruise ship terminal in Auckland with our luggage and took us to a variety of scenic outlooks and interesting places in and around Auckland, and provided lots of information...More

Thank MylaBailey
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Our guide Julie was waiting for us at the cruise terminal. We first went to a lovely beach, then to Kiwi 360 where we were told about the kiwi fruits. After this went on to Rotorua where we saw the geysers and mud pools and...More

Thank amazonlady1
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Julie picked us up at the cruise ship terminal, as well as looking for us she had a sign with our name on it. We couldn't miss her. There was 6 of us on the tour so we had lots of room in the van....More

Thank Judi K
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We booked the private North and South Island tour for the two of us, as we wanted to see as much of New Zealand as possible. We considered doing our own driving tour, but the roads are often winding, so if you self-drive, the driver...More

2  Thank GNN-Cda
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I booked this tour before leaving home as when I looked on our ships excursion site I found it to be way to expensive this tour was not only good value it was small and very personal. Our guide Julie was a very friendly warm...More

Thank jules8556
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 63 nearby hotels
Quantum Lodge Motor Inn
167 reviews
2.70 km away
Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
282 reviews
4.44 km away
Auto Lodge Motel
22 reviews
5.81 km away
Fountain City Motor Inn
114 reviews
5.82 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 425 nearby restaurants
297 reviews
2.51 km away
The Eatery & The Keg Room
126 reviews
2.35 km away
Chim Thai
37 reviews
2.40 km away
Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant
156 reviews
2.36 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 84 nearby attractions
Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride
26 reviews
6.46 km away
Classics Museum
238 reviews
6.55 km away
Hamilton Zoo
755 reviews
5.91 km away
Hamilton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
46 reviews
7.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from JimArcherNZ | Property representative |
Archer Tours started in 2001
Emily L
6 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from BevG53 | Reviewed this property |