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Real Rotorua

Rotorua 3007, New Zealand
+64 27 666 0144
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Small group tours connecting you with hard to reach places.Explore Rotorua by day or night.
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“night tour” (13 reviews)
“glow worms” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Rotorua 3007, New Zealand
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+64 27 666 0144
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"hot chocolate and cookies"
in 11 reviews
"night tour"
in 13 reviews
"glow worms"
in 38 reviews
"night walk"
in 11 reviews
"nocturnal tour"
in 4 reviews
"adventure tour"
in 4 reviews
"safety vests"
in 4 reviews
"new zealand"
in 20 reviews
"starry night"
in 2 reviews
"crowds of tourists"
in 2 reviews
"wildlife including"
in 2 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 4 reviews
"clear night"
in 2 reviews
"silver fern"
in 4 reviews
"geothermal waters"
in 2 reviews
"nearby lake"
in 2 reviews
"hot springs"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on the Nocturnal Adventure tour with Real Rotorua and it was AMAZING!! We were initially concerned because the weather was wet and cloudy but Stephen quickly reassured us that it was the perfect weather for spotting glow worms. Hiking through the forest at night...More

Thank melpremchand
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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It was a pleasure to have you both along for the evening and what an awesome night it was in there. Thanks for sharing your experience and i appreciate the effort involved. cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was immediately clear that Stephen is a great guy and that the Nocturnal adventure tour was going to be led by a friendly and passionate person. From the moment we left our meeting point, we were given a wealth of information on NZ and...More

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the detailed review and I agree with you 100 percent that no photo could do justice to what we saw in there. Thanks for coming out on a wet night and you were rewarded for your effort. cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The freshwater and thermal springs, lakes, falls and the trails were amazing and we learnt so much about the local and natural history. This is definitely a must do and was probably the best experience we had in NZ. Thank you Stephen!

Thank Ruxi G
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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for posting a review, it always puts a smile on my face to hear that my guests enjoyed the experience. cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most amazing glow worm experience with Stephens tour through the forest! He made sure we were all feeling safe and had spare lights and even rain jackets for us when it started to rain! We saw lots of ow worms and it was...More

Thank sophiejong
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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome night , great that the cloudy skies did not put you off coming out and as promised you got to see nature at it's best . cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stephen has given us a memorable experience of the great nature in Rotarua. He has a nice way of sharing his great amounts of thorough knowledge about the vegetation, natural phenomena, the history of what you see and usages of the Maori. Our trip with...More

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for joining me , it was a fun memorable day and really enjoyed your company . I am happy to hear you enjoyed your day and a pleasure to be a part of that. Safe travels cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apology to you Stephen, our review written last year had not sent so here it is, that day spent with you is ever in our memory. Thank you! Feb 2017, early morning pick up from Holiday Inn, we were your sole guests for the day!...More

Thank Paul S
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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It really was great to hear how you enjoyed my tour and I appreciate you for the review, better late than never we say. I love what I see here and it is a pleasure to show people around these wonderful sights , in fact...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

An amazing night walk! We saw glow worms up close and personal!We also learn alot abt the forest tonight. And the climatic ending of star gazing while having hot chocolates and star gazing beside the lake is terrific! A definitely MUST DO activity if you...More

Thank CK G
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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others who might be looking for something off the beaten track to do. Nice to have you along and I am happy to hear how you enjoyed it. cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

A lovely non-mass tourism activity, strolling 1,8 km thru an established trail in the night forest, surprising possums, wallabies and glow worms. For two hours Stephen spews for interesting facts about the local history and environment - very knowledgeable. Small group of 3 made the...More

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thanks for the glowing review, yes full of surprises along the way and that is what I love about these tours .. no two the same. Thanks for choosing my tour. cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I was looking for the chance to see some of the area around Rotorua and booked the Real Rotorua lakes tour. I was the only guest and I had a great time. Traveling with Stephen was like hanging with an old fiend, one who knew...More

Thank MaryRock18
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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

I am happy to hear you enjoyed the Lakes tour, four hours just disappears . I love those places and it was my pleasure to be able to show them to you. Thanks for sharing your experience. Cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time with Stephen on the night tour looking for glow worms after he was recommended to us by i-Site. The small group size (we were the only two on the tour) meant we got a really personal experience seeing lots of...More

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thanks guys for taking the time to leave a review I really appreciate it. The night sky has been really clear this last week and last night we had a deer run out in front of us so as I say their are no two...More

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robert e
11 July 2018|
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Response from rotoguide | Property representative |
Hi Yes we can pick up from Tauranga but it would be under a private tour arrangement as the port is a one hour drive from Rotorua. If you are interested contact us through our website. Cheers.
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Vester F
2 May 2018|
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Response from rotoguide | Property representative |
Hi Sorry about that, I need to update the booking page. You can book direct with me and you can pay on the day by card or cash. Cheers Stephen
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rshilpa11
12 November 2017|
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Response from rotoguide | Property representative |
Hi,The tour takes two and half hours. We can pick you up from your accommodation and drop you off. Cheers Stephen
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