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Foris Eco-Tours

Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 21 237 7713
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Explore NZ's finest forest with us! We offer fun, educational nature experiences involving; - a full day hike in the world famous Whirinaki Forest or - a combined short walk in the spectacular Whirinaki Forest and a gentle rafting adventure on the beautiful Rangitaiki River. Experience nature at its best with NZ's most expert natural history guides.
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Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 21 237 7713
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I spent about 10 days in Rotorua and this was undoubtedly the best day of all. I knew Whirinaki forest was special as soon as I stepped foot in the place. Whereas Waimangu, Waiotapu and the Redwood forest get much more attention, this incredible forest...More

1  Thank Jackie A
TomLynchForis, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you. Happy travels. All the best for your future adventures.

Reviewed 30 August 2017

We spent three superb days with Tom and enjoyed everything he showed us, which included ancient podocarp forests at Whirinaki Conservation Park, the volcanoes at Tongariro National Park, bird life at the Bay of Plenty, and the conservation project at Sanctuary Mountain (Maungatautari). Tom planned...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were 5 women on a full-day bird-watching adventure. Our experience with Tom was exquisite and so much more fabulous than we ever imagined. He is extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. If I had to do it over again, I would begin my entire visit...More

Thank Kris K
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Visiting Whirinaki Forest for the first half of the day and ending the day with rafting was a great way to spend the day out in nature and being active.

Thank Bennyl3
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The forest was like nothing else I have ever experienced. Truly magnificent and magical. Our guides pointed out some interesting birds that I would never have seen without their help. Lunch was great. The hike was the perfect day out, we returned to our hotel...More

Thank honey b
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I was traveling solo; and so grateful for the opportunity to join Tom & another couple for an awesome day! Tom's special connection to this area, rooted in his passion for education and engagement in nature -- made for a truly memorable experience. It was...More

Thank Soelsister
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Tom Lynch, the owner of Foris Ecotours, provides an abundance of information about New Zealand, the country, the people and the environment. The hike he takes you on in the Whirinaki Forest is through a beautiful forest filled with ferns, and because the forest is...More

Thank don d
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This all day tour was one of our highlights of 3 weeks in New Zealand including 2 weeks on South Island. Tom took care of everything and was a joy to be with for the day. Hiking through the old trees in Whirinaki Rainforest was...More

Thank rtconk
tom l, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Thanks for your kind words we are blessed to operate in some truly stunning parts of "God's Own" country, New Zealand. It is nice to explore an untouched part of the planet! Happy Travels, Tom Lynch

Reviewed 2 March 2016

I spent a truly enjoyable day birding with Tom highlighted by our visit to the Mt. Maungatautari Sanctuary. An easy going guy, he is clearly passionate about the restoration efforts, including for the kakahe, and opportunities for educating students. We visited a variety of habitats...More

Thank Jim A
tom l, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Hi Jim Thanks for the kind words. We saw a whio on Wednesday and have hosted 600 students ra ginger from 5 to 17 over the last 2 weeks.oozing forward to my next birding adventure.

Reviewed 5 January 2016

Three of us spent a day with Tom Lynch of Foris Eco-Tours finding birds we particularly wanted to see. It was a memorable day with a wonderful sighting of a family of Whio (Blue Duck), a New Zealand Dabchick, a (distant) Yellow-crowned Kakariki, and various...More

Thank Eleanor D
tom l, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2016

Thanks for your kind words Eleanor. All the best with your birding adventures. Warm regards, Tom

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