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Real Rotorua offers guided sight-seeing tours of the Rotorua area. Avoid crowds and get off the beaten track with one of our carefully tailored itineraries. ours small group sizes, relaxed atmosphere and friendly driver-guides provide the perfect...more
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Rotorua 3007, New Zealand
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Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We had a very limited time to stay in Rotorua, but we are happy we could take the night walk with Stephen and visit some of the most native and interesting nightsights around Rotorua. We were able to see a few possums and wallabies, as...More

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

It was a pleasure to have you join me for the night tour and it is nice to receive such a great review. Safe and happy travels to you both and I will continue to practice my Vallanatos....Adios amigos cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did last minute bookings for both of these tours and they were both extremely well structured. Steven was very thorough and knowledgeable. Nocturnal tour takes you through a forest where you observe tree ferns and an atmosphere one usually would not experience on a normal...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and great to hear that you enjoyed the tours. Getting people away from the commercial side of Rotorua is what I am all about while offering an experience second to none. All the best for your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have done a lot of traveling around and while I’ve been in New Zealand and Australia I’ve done mainly tours as they are easier with no car. Knowing that Rotorua has so many things to see and that they are spread out I wasn’t...More

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

Awesome to receive a review like that and makes my day to hear you enjoyed the tours. All the best for your future travels and hope you make it back to NZ one day. Cheers Stephen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This October we did the three tours with Steven and I would say all three tours were just wonderful. Steven himself is very passionate, extremely friendly, and a thorough gentleman. It was great to have a local guide, someone like steven taking us around, he...More

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

Great to have you and your family along for the tours. It is my pleasure to show off the great scenery and the surprises along the way. Thanks for the wonderful review and for choosing my tours. Hope to see you back one day. Cheers...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful city that is surrounded by natural beauty. The forest areas along with the lakes make Rotorua special, but there are so many other special features. The scenic hills, Mt Ngongotaha, walking and cycle tracks river rafting, trout fishing, a cruise on the...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we saw the other amazing reviews for Stephens glow worm tour and booked on to it. In a beautiful place like Rotorua which has more and more adrenaline focused activities-this was a true gem which bought us right back to nature. Can’t rate...More

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

Awesome to hear how you enjoyed it and being the highlight of your time in Rotorua ... double awesome if their is such a thing. thanks so much for joining me and maybe we will see you back one day. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on the nocturnal tour and wow!!! Stephan is a great guide full of really good information about the native NZ bush forna and flora. Was great seeing native NZ bush and at night time. Such a different experience. The glow worms were magical it...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and yes it has the Wow factor and it was my pleasure to show you this gem. thanks for joining me . cheers Stephen

Reviewed 14 October 2018

easy booking and pick up process. excellent tour of local spots; bubbling mud pools, volcanic lakes, warm pools and hot springs. EXCELLENT

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving a review and all the best with your future travels. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Similar to some of the other reviews, our initial impression of Rotorua reminded us a bit too much of Panama City Beach. Outrageous attractions dotted the road in, each vying for the attention of us tourists. However, we were seeking a bit more regarding the...More

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks guys, nice to have meet you and all the best for your future adventures. Thanks for choosing my tour over all the gimmicks here in Rotorua. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 8 October 2018

After arriving Rotorua I was slightly disappointed feeling to have arrived to an American town with a lot of action and shallow outdoor activities. Luckily we had booked a private tour with Stephen in the afternoon / Thermal path tour - and he showed us...More

Thank Anna M
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I really appreciate people going out of their way. It was a pleasure to share a little part of my world with you and nice to hear you enjoyed yourselves. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 8 October 2018

What a fabulous nocturnal tour I’ve ever done in NZ! Stephen has been professional, friendly and brought attentions to all the details during the entire tour. Before taking this tour, I didn’t expect it to become such an unforgettable experience of being surrounded by hundreds...More

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Your welcome and nice to hear we created a great memory for you. cheers Stephen

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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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