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Real Rotorua

Rotorua 3007, New Zealand
+64 27 666 0144
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Great full day tour

Steve was a great guide, taking us to off the beaten path areas. It was exactly what we were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fly_2_the_moon
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Denver, Colorado
Amazing night tour

Did the night tour with Stephen and he was so wonderful! Great knowledge of the environment and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AlexaD9999
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Vancouver, Canada
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Small group tours connecting you with hard to reach places.Explore Rotorua by day or night.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rotorua 3007, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Steve was a great guide, taking us to off the beaten path areas. It was exactly what we were looking for and I got lots of great pictures. Steve has some interesting life experiences and we enjoyed his stories during the day. All in all,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Did the night tour with Stephen and he was so wonderful! Great knowledge of the environment and the glowworms were incredible to see. Hot chocolate and cookies overlooking the lake was beautiful and yummy. Would recommend this tour to anyone going.

Thank AlexaD9999
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and thanks for joining me on the Nocturnal tour, always full of surprises around every corner. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steve took us to the places locals go, it was a great insiders tour. In four hours we hiked up a trail, soaked in geothermal waters, watched geothermal mud pots erupt and learned a lot about the natural wonders around Rotorua. It was like spending...More

Thank Kathie M
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Kathie nice to hear you enjoyed your time with me and it is always a pleasure to show off these great spots where you can really appreciate nature. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed both the evening eco tour and the morning lakes tour, it was amazing to see Gloworms all glowing away at nightime, in addition to spotting possums and wallabies! The morning lakes tour gave me a thorough insight into the ecology of the...More

Thank Matthew L
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Matt for joining me and it was a pleasure to show you our little slice of paradise and thanks for the great review. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The night time tour was a great way to explore some of Rotorua in the dark. The glow worms in the forest were unforgettable and Steve taught us lots about the nature we were surrounded by. The thing that makes this company special is that...More

Thank Tara F
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Next time... I would love to show you the other day tours. A pleasure to have shown you the forest by night and thanks for coming along and trying something off the beaten track. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I️ recommend contacting Stephen for an amazing tour around Rotorua. He is very passionate about Rotorua. He is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable and relaxed the whole trip. My husband and I️ did a 4 our tour with Stephen. He showed us some...More

Thank Tricia B
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Your welcome back anytime and thanks for choosing the little tour company. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time with me. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far, this was the highlight of our tour. Steve was amazing. He asked us what we like to do and made a personal tour of the sites that tourists don’t get to see. The whole morning was me, my wife, and Steve exploring Rotorua!...More

Thank Blake W
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks guys for taking the time to review .You sure did get to see a bit of everything that makes up Rotorua... minus the crowds which is the other bonus. cheers to you both Stephen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steve endeavors to show small groups of people the ‘real’ Rotorua, as opposed to the commercial experiences. My boyfriend and I were with a small group, only five people total, that explored the Okataina nature reservoir with Steve as our guide. Immediately saw wallabies in...More

Thank Rebecca O
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Dave for providing the entertainment for the evening... brings a new meaning to road kill. Love my job and meeting interesting people and appreciate that you took the time to share your experience Rebecca. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was an amazing trip and steve was so informative night walk was unforgettable with the glow worms ad wallabies and the hot chocolate at the end with home made biscuit from Rosa his wife. We had a 2nd trip with hime to swim in the...More

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is always nice to receive positive feed back and I am happy to have made your time here memorable .Those mineral waters sure do feel good, the best way to finish off a day. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Loved this tour. Went with a group of 10 other locals. Our very friendly, experienced and knowledgeable guide Stephen kitted us out in high visibility vests and infared head torches before leading us off the beaten track to the millions of truely amazing glow worms...More

Thank MokoBB
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thanks for joining me and It is always nice to show locals something new and different from what they are used to. As Fred Dagg once sang "we don't know how lucky we are mate, we don't know how lucky we are!" I am happy...More

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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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