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Stephen is amazing

Stephen goes out of the way to make you comfortable. He is amazing! We did the night tour and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bee_1309
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Mumbai, India
What an AMAZING evening experience

From the moment Stephen picked us up we knew we chose the right tour. We were looking for gloworms... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paula C
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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 2 weeks ago

Stephen goes out of the way to make you comfortable. He is amazing! We did the night tour and morning lakes one. If you have only one to choose, I would recommend the night one

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

Thanks for joining me and it was a pleasure to show you around not only by day but by night as well. Cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment Stephen picked us up we knew we chose the right tour. We were looking for gloworms and adventure and this excursion did not disappoint. The gloworms were unbelievable and in their natural habitat sans commercialization. Stephen was very informative with regards to...More

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

Your welcome and it was great to have you both along I love what I do and meeting interesting people is the icing on the cake . cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 26 days in New Zealand and Australia and spending the day with Stephen, the Real Rotorua, was by far our favorite tour. His vast knowledge of the area, coupled with his appreciation for the environment and amazing kindness made our day with him...More

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

Thanks guys for choosing me and a pleasure to have had you along with me, I really enjoyed the day and nice to hear how you all enjoyed it too. I love the last line in your review ,it put a super big smile on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience on the nocturnal tour with Stephen. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the plants of the forest. The wall of glow worms was great and better than the glow worm caves on the South Island. We also saw possums and wallabies....More

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

Thanks guys, cool to hear that my tour out shines the one in the south. That sky was brilliant. cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the night nocturnal glowworm tour and the great lakes tour. Stephen was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide. Very fun and informative. Very accommodating and an extremely personalized experience. Highly recommended.

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

Thanks for the great review, i really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The nocturnal tour with Stephen turned out to be one of the highlights of my entire very long NZ trip. We saw a lot of wildlife including possums and wallabies but also wetas and glow-worms. I had been to Waitomo Glow-worm cave, but that was...More

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

You enjoyed it as much as me... great to hear it. Thanks for the awesome review which really sums it up. Welcome back anytime Cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable night time adventure, all equipment provided with a hoot chocolate drink and cookies by the lake to finish. Steve was very knowledgeable and the tour was personalised to our interests. Highly recommend.

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

Thanks for choosing my tour and it was a pleasure to show you what Rotorua is all about. Cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the day trip, lakes in the morning followed by the thermal trail in the afternoon. Lovely locations, all very quiet so not the usual crowds like on other tours. Knowledgeable guide who allowed plenty of time for photos. The hot pools at the end...More

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks. yes very hard to get out of those Hot springs alright. Cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved the experience for both tours: boiling mud, beautiful landscapes and relaxing warm mineral waters in the afternoon, discovery of initial forest with its glow worm explosion and perfect night sky with a cocoa cup at night. I definitely recommend this tour for a...More

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for joining me and thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Leaving the hot springs is the most difficult part of the day. Cheers Stephen

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Just Stephen and myself for afternoon.Very relaxed and easy to get on with.Went to some wonderful places which aren’t very touristy,Fascinating explanations and interesting stories.Loved chilling in the the thermal pools.Really appreciated the iced tea.Highlight of my trip to New Zealand so far.Thankyou.

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rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thanks Kim for taking the time to leave a review and thanks for joining me on the VIP tour, great afternoon. 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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