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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 - fantastic bird watching adventures. Experience nature at its best with NZ's most expert natural...more
Tom was great to take me out solo for one day when I couldn’t find another guide. He was extremely nice, knowledgeable and informative about birds and about wildlife conservation in NZ. The chocolate croissant was very tasty!
Date of experience: August 2018
Tom L, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018
Thanks again for choosing us. I love your work. I hope you enjoyed the islands.
My wife and I were in the course of a three week self-drive excursion through fabulous New Zealand, and had indicated to the company which helped arrange our itinerary (Kensington) that we wished to have maximal access to birding opportunities during the trip. We are...More
Date of experience: February 2018
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TomLynchForis, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018
Thanks again for choosing to spend time with us. Don't forget the wrybill, banded and Nz dotterel, bar tailed Godwits and more. All the best for your travels. It was a pleasure to host you and Terry. Best regards. Tom
Tom really knows his birds, where to find them and how to spot them. The Maugataurari Reserve was the highlight of my day (sorry Tom for the Wrybills and the White-fronted terns with their cute babies!) : a complete hilltop is double-fenced to keep introduced...More
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
Date of experience: September 2017
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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.
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
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
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
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
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