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Cruise Tours Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
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About Cruise Tours Tauranga
Sightseeing day tours from Tauranga visiting Rotorua, Hobbiton and the local area. See steaming vents, shooting geysers, bubbling mud pools, find a kiwi or search for a hobbit in Middle Earth. Small group tours. Travel in air conditioned mini coach. Pick up and drop off at the Port or local accommodation available. Come with us on a day of exploration and discovery. Private tours are our specialty. Ask us about customising a tour for your group.
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Jase Toi wrote a review Jun 2021
Wellington, New Zealand13 contributions
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The tour provided by Paora was absolutely brilliant. Learning about how the local community lives and embraces its geothermal environment, as well as the generations that come through really puts in perspective the special maori culture and beliefs they hold. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from kimscanlen, Manager at Cruise Tours Tauranga
Responded 5 Sep 2021
Hello Jasetoil2, thank you for posting a review on our page however we don't think it belongs to us as we don't have a 'Paora' working for us. There is a Maori guide - Paora who works for Whakarewarewa Living Village in Rotorua so possibly this review is meant for the Whakarewarewa Trip Advisor page and not ours? All the best :)
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No Passport Required wrote a review Aug 2020
Wellington, Florida93 contributions52 helpful votes
Visited Rotorua Village and the Geothermal valley on the same day I think it was part of the glow worm tour (which i don't recommend). The village tour was okay. They dance and sing and its very traditional. I liked the Geothermal Valley. Really cool.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from kimscanlen, Manager at Cruise Tours Tauranga
Responded 5 Sep 2021
Hello NoPassportRequiredFL, our sincere apologies for not responding to your review sooner. Thank you for taking the time to write it and we are pleased you enjoyed the tour overall. We don't visit any glow worms on our tours to Rotorua though so are a bit mystified by your comment however great you enjoyed the geothermals and traditional Maori village and culture. Thanks again and stay safe. Kind regards Kim
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travelingauntie70 wrote a review Apr 2020
Kelowna, Canada54 contributions57 helpful votes
Fabulous tour..Garry was very informative, entertaining,very knowledgeable..could go on..was great to have someone excited about his job, and making sure everyone was included. best tour we've had in a long time
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from kimscanlen, Manager at Cruise Tours Tauranga
Responded 5 Sep 2021
Hello travelingauntie70, our sincere apologies for not acknowledging your review until now. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it, for your kind comments and we totally agree with you.... Garry is a great guide and really loves his job. Thanks again and stay safe :)
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Nancy S wrote a review Apr 2020
Evergreen, Colorado, United States26 contributions19 helpful votes
Gary Stickler, our guide, was most informative and helpful...answering a myriad of questions. The drive was delightful as we passed from Tauranga to Rotorua, w/ great stops along the way.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ian-Holroyd, Owner at Cruise Tours Tauranga
Responded 20 Apr 2020
Thank you for your review, just the ting we need now that we are fighting this pesky COVID-19 virus. To get through we have repurposed some of our staff and vehicles to assist with home food deliveries for our local supermarket. Your guide Gary is just one of our great team who volunteered his services. Quite a change from showing our visitors around our region of NZ but still rewarding for us as a company to be doing some good in these very stressful times. Regards Ian
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Joy C wrote a review Apr 2020
Culcheth, United Kingdom24 contributions3 helpful votes
this trip was ust what we were looking for. A small group and a small mini bus so very comfortable. the sites that we isted gave us an insite into life around the island. Garry S was great and managed the group perfectly he gave us enough information without being overlaoded. we enjoyed the redwood forrest and the hot springs and the waterfall was amazing. It was a great trip and well organized all round
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ian-Holroyd, Owner at Cruise Tours Tauranga
Responded 3 Apr 2020
Thanks for your very positive feedback, its just what we needed given the difficult times we are now facing with tourism almost 100% on hold worldwide for the foreseeable future. Regards Ian
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