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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the tour to Rotorua to the Maori Cultural center with Jim as tour guide. Being a native Maori he was very knowledgeable about the culture. Jim was polite, professional and very friendly. We never felt rushed. We highly recommend his tours! Thank you Jim for making this tour a highlight of or trip to New Zealand!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

I organized a private group tour for both Auckland and Tauranga with Jim Archer , and he was professional, knowledgeable, personable and very accommodating for our group of 10. His van was comfortable for our group, and with his heritage we all learned a lot.
Thank you Jim, for showing us your beautiful country
It was great !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ezale
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

My brother & I were traveling to Hamilton on short notice and with little free time upon arrival. We found Archer Tours by happenstance, and are so pleased we did. Of three guides we attempted to contact, Archer Tours was the only one to reply. We quickly hashed out desires & set up our tour via email. On the appointed day, Jim Archer was not only punctual, professional, and friendly; he was also extremely knowledgeable about every location we toured & every subject we discussed. Our day tour to the Rotorui area was truly memorable. A working sheep farm, Mauri Cultural Center, geysers & mud pots, lovely city park area, and three breathtaking lakes ... Jim packed a lot of sites into our day. All the while with running commentary & historic insight that only a seasoned local could provide. We couldn't be more impressed with Archer Tours and owner/operator Jim Archer. Strongly recommended!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kirk B
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Today a group of 8 friends from the m/s Amsterdam's 2018 World Tour arranged for a Tour to see the Glow Worms with Jim Archer. Jim arrived at our ship docked in Auckland on time with a clean large comfortable van. Our drive to the Waitomo Caves was 2 hours, but Jim's Van and Commentary, plus a comfort stop made the ride very enjoyable. As an extra treat we visited Kiwi World on the way to the Caves and stopped for Kiwi Ice cream on the way back to the Port. Jim found a nice local restaurant for our lunch at our expense and shops for souvenirs. We highly recommend Jim's services!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TampaBayJeff
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

After careful research and contacting people on TripAdvisor who had used Archer Tours, we decided to hire Jim for our 17 night tour of the North and South Islands. We made the right choice! From our first contact with him it was obvious that he knows and loves his country. We used his North and South Island itinerary as a guide and then modified it a bit to meet the needs and interests of our group of 6. Jim offered good advice on places we considered adding and together we came up with a trip that met and exceeded expectations

Our overnight stops included Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Franz Josef via the Trans Alpine Express, Queenstown, an overnight on Doubtful Sound and Lake Tekapo before heading back to Christchurch for our flight. The itinerary included a good balance of cities and beautiful countryside with many interesting stops along the way. Akaroa, a small French waterside town was one of our favorites. Hotels were of good quality, some excellent. In a few places we had to change our hotel because of large groups but I believe the substituted hotels were definitely to our advantage and I'm sure cost Jim more! We also decided to upgrade to the Heritage Hotel in Christchurch which I highly recommend if you're there at any time other than high season (summer months).

I can't say enough nice things about Jim. He is the ultimate professional. His flexibility and humor made our 17 days the trip of a lifetime but, above all, his knowledge of New Zealand will make your trip one to remember. We started the trip as clients and ended as friends.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank mdpooh
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend Archer Tours. We left from Hamilton with our 3 year old child for a tour of Hobbiton and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The tour was punctual and Jim was so helpful coordinating tickets and times. It was a great experience all around!!

Date of experience: November 2017
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