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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the lake morning tour and the night glow worm tour and really enjoyed both! Stephen is knowledgeable, friendly and very professional. If you want to see the fantastic natural sights Rotorua has to offer and learn a bit along the way, then go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank menv2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the geothermal tour and the glow worm tour--both of which were great (I've reviewed the glow worm tour separately). The geothermal tour took us to about 7 different geothermal locations with different characteristics. Without Stephen we never would have known about some of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kamillf76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent tour with Stephen at night to see the glow worms in a forest setting. We saw many - they covered a cliff face at one point on the walking tour. It looked like thousands of stars. They were also present throughout...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deborahl816
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thanks for taking the time to leave a review much appreciated. It was my pleasure to share the experience with you and nice to hear you enjoyed it too. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 enjoyed the nocturnal adventure glow-worm tour with our tourguide Steven. He picked us up at our hotel in Rotorua along with 6 other travelers. Steven gave us a good overview of what we would see during the 30-minute drive to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank P M
rotoguide, Manager at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks to you and your family for joining me and great to hear that it left you with great memories. It is a very unique environment that has a surprise around every corner which you appreciated. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit delayed review. We went for two of real rotorua tours (Off the beaten track thermal tour and the glow worms tour) back in Jan when we visited NZ. This was really one of the highlights of our visit! Stephen is a great guide...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Akbs81
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thanks for the review we all have a things to do list and you got around to it so much appreciated and great to hear you enjoyed both tours. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 5 in the tour - me, my wife, 12 year old son, 8 year old daughter and 4 month old baby. Stephen picked us up at our Rotorua AirBNB and off we went to to the forest. He gave us one red flash...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PinoyNuances
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks guys for joining me and the baby was no problem. It certainly is a special place in there and the illusions are incredible as you know. all the best and maybe we will see you back one day with some grown up children. cheers...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only spent 1 day in Rotorua so opted for the geothermal tour with Stephen. Pick up was very easy and we spent an incredible few hours exploring some awesome geothermal features in the area. Stephen was friendly and really knowledgeable. Topped off with a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helsbels8363
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

great to hear you will be back and it would be great to have you join me on another tour. cheers Stephen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t have words to described how impressed I was by this tour! Hearing from a friend about how much she loved this, I had to go myself. My expectations were exceeded after being picked up from my accommodation by Steve, who was endlessly passionate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank H_kate
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review and nice to hear that it was recommended to you by a friend of yours. I love the way you describe the scent of the earth and the sounds because it is something that i also love about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were in Rotorua for only one day and opted to do the 3 different tours Real Rotorua offers. We certainly weren’t disappointed by any means on the professional/knowledgeable and in depth service Steven offers. Steven is fantastic at what he does...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charlie M
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks guys for taking the time to leave a review I really appreciate everybody that does and of course thanks for joining me. you got a great oversite into what makes this place special while also relaxing . cheers Stephen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I combined the two tours for a full day tour of Rotorua with Stephen. He was kind enough to take us at very short notice and picked us up from our Airbnb in Rotorua. The van we cruised around in was comfy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kjords28
rotoguide, Owner at Real Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for joining me for the day and I am happy to have shown you what Rotorua is all about from the fresh water cold springs to the 100 degree boiling hot springs, lakes , native forests and stinky air. cheers Stephen

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Euiyoung L
15 January 2019|
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Response from rotoguide | Property representative |
Hi Yes we offer the Thermal path tour but not on TripAdvisor. Go to our real rotorua website were we have a booking page. 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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