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Real Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
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About Real Rotorua
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 way to explore some of the stunning locations that locals know and love.
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Abdullah_Alhaidari wrote a review Mar 2022
Medinah - Saudi Arabia13 contributions
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ALERT: this is one of the, if not the, best tour you will ever have in New Zealand. Stephen, the tour guide, is passionate and continues to do this tour despite COVID's effects on tourism. The cost/price is more reasonable than other tours around NZ. You may think that the highlight was seeing hundreds of glowworms from a few centimeters away near waterfalls but this wasnt the case. Dont get me wrong, that was spectacular but the trip itself was extraordinary. Stephen picked us up from the tourists help centre on time. He drove us in a very comfortable high tech specialised van. He handed us different types of tourches and we walked about 2Km in the dark; including our 3 and a half year old child. You aim your tourch up to see the trees forming a bridge hiding the whole sky from you. We saw tens of wallabies (tiny kangaroo like creatures) hopping meters away from us, Wetta like insect shells (forgot their names) and different types of trees and plants. Ive been in New Zealand for 21 years and this was the first time I saw the real Silver Ferns; they arent as evident in day light. You end the journey with hot chocolate to replenish your energy. I cannot recommend this tour enough. Thank you Stephen for the hollywood like photos you took of our family in the dark :)
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Response from rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks Abdulla for the awesome review . I love showing NZ off in a different light, so hearing how much you and your family enjoyed the experience is the icing on the cake. We got some really good photos that night and thanks for sharing. All the best for your future adventures cheers Stephen
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JIE wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Stephen is an absolute star talked us through the details of how the glow-worms grow and live. And we got many sureal photos in the dark that made us felt like in a movie.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua
Responded 17 Feb 2022
Thanks guys, great to be out and love doing what I do. Awesome to receive such positive reviews. cheers Stephen
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Caroline Greyvenstein wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
It was a once in a lifetime experience! Stephen went the extra mile and showed us spectacular locations within the forest. We saw hundreds of glowworms up-close & we could actually see their glowing tail. Stephen took the most unbelievable photos of us as a family too. It's all around one of the best, if not the best thing we did on our trip. Its a must see! Highly highly recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua
Responded 17 Feb 2022
Thanks for the awesome review, it was a pleasure to have you all join me and great to hear how much you enjoyed the experience. cheers Stephen
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Sree K wrote a review Jan 2022
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Out of all the 8 days of rotorua trip we had, this stands as top 1 activity to do. Stephan is an awesome friendly guy who takes care of you from first to last. They offer pickup and drop off from location and moments captured in this experience are just mind blowing!!🔥🔥🔥🔥 Recommend this to everyone!! 5+ 🌟
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua
Responded 17 Feb 2022
It really puts a smile on my face when customers tell me it was the best experience in Rotorua. You guys were great company so a pleasure to have you join me. cheers Stephen
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Rachel McLeish wrote a review Aug 2021
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Had a great night glow worm tour with Stephen. He was very educated and made the entire trip and van ride interesting despite only a couple of us. Would be perfect for something outdoors and a bit different and a great thing to do in the evening. He also took some amazing photos and shared plenty of knowledge with us. Also finished off with a great hit chocolate to warm up!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua
Responded 12 Aug 2021
Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves and thanks for sharing your experience. All the best. cheers Stephen
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