We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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
January 2015 was my third visit to New Zealand with a group of uni students; and my third time working with Tom and Foris Eco-tours. It continues to be a highlight of the 3 week program in NZ. I have already started my calendar for...More
Thank Carol S
tom l, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015
Thanks so much Carol, You do an amazing job with your students. IT is always a pleasure to spend the day with you all. All the best for 2015.
We booked up this trip through I-Site Rotorua and expected the usual mass catered touristy type experience.Far from it.We were expecting to board a minibus cramped full of like minded tourists like us, but were surprised to see an SUV waiting for us,with Tom the...More
Anyone who lives in California, USA and loves nature, knows about John Muir the great Scottish naturalist whose love and respect for the Sierra Nevada range and its flora and fauna led to the creation and preservation of Yosemite National Park 100 years ago. His...More
tom l, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words. Equally the time I spent with you and Kit was a pleasure. One day soon I want to come to Yosemite and walk the trails that you speak so eloquently of. Go well and our paths will...More
Tom took my class of 8-11 year old students to view the Takahe - we were delighted to see such incredibly rare birds so close. Certainly a once in a lifetime experience for many if not all of us.
He was also extremely knowledgeable and...More
I was looking to experience the real New Zealand and was very excited to find the Foris Eco Tours brochure at the Rotorua Information Centre. Although I was the only tourist that day in February 2013, Tom the owner/tour operator, still went out of his...More
As our emphasis is on wildlife photography we had asked Tom to arrange to a day trip to locations where we had the best chances for taking photos - and we were not disappointed. It was a most informative day, and Tom is most knowledgeable...More
My wife and I took the rainforest and rafting tour in January 2013, and we are very glad we did. Tom picked us up at our hotel. We very much enjoyed the hike while Tom shared a lot of information with us about the forest...More
We really enjoyed the whole day. The forest is intricate and gorgeous, full of birdsong. We saw as well as heard many kinds of bird, including the kaka and a long-tailed cuckoo. Tom is an expert guide, but not bossy or intrusive. The rafting was...More
We, a family with 2 teenage children, did the forest walk and river rafting trip. It turned out to be the most memorable day of our stay in New Zealand, with Tom a very knowledgeable, friendly and skilled guide and rafter. The forest was a...More
a very good experience to learn and know New Zealand typical ancient forest here with the guide from Tom. He is very experienced of the birds and plants here! He can show you the pics and tell you the story of this forest!