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Address: 10 Santiago Place | Magellan Heights, Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-854 6444
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Culture, Kiwis, and Geo-Thermal Valleys in...
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I don't have much to add to the other excellent reviews. Jim is very proud and knowledgeable about his Maori heritage. At the cultural center he added much insight and was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't have much to add to the other excellent reviews. Jim is very proud and knowledgeable about his Maori heritage. At the cultural center he added much insight and was very enthusiastic. One thing I noticed, he quietly picked up other’s trash on the ground at the center which told me he was very proud of this showplace. Emails... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Jim is the best. Spent 12 days with him . Took us to north and south island. . Very honest & sincere. We gonna miss you ,Jim. Thankyou so much for taking such a good care of us.

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Jim Archer is the best tour guide we have ever had. He is so very proud of his Maori heritage and is extremely knowledgeable about this part of New Zealand. Archer Tours is a highly reputable firm and you will find Jim's tours thorough,informative and lots of fun. Cheers from Canada

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Julie met our ship to begin our tour, first along the waterfront with a stop at the beach. From there we visited Kiwi 360, a Kiwi fruit orchard, where we learned how the fruit is grown and we were able to taste some of their products. Next we visited the Maori Cultural Center where Julie guided us expertly through the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This was the first trip for my wife and I to NZ - we had organised a tour with Archer Tours prior to leaving Australia. Organising the tour was very easy. When we arrived at the port Julie was waiting for us and was very welcoming. The tour took us to a number of different locations where Julie explained in... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

As the cruise ship my wife and I were travelling on had a planned stop at Tauranga, I organised a tour to nearby Rotarua prior to our departure. I had read some good reviews of Archer Tours online so booked with them to visit Te Puia, a Maori Cultural Centre and the natural Pohutu Geyser. We had an excellent and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Our cruise ship called at Auckland & Tauranga in early February and we had contacted Jim much earlier and arranged tours in both ports. In Auckalnd he arranged for Keith to pick just two of us up at our hotel and show us both the city and the beautiful surrounding coastline before boarding the ship. In Tauranga Julie met us... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Jim is a very pleasant, experienced, reliable and knowledgeable guide. He picked us up at the cruise ship terminal in Auckland with our luggage and took us to a variety of scenic outlooks and interesting places in and around Auckland, and provided lots of information about the history and culture of Auckland. He dropped us off at the airport at... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Our guide Julie was waiting for us at the cruise terminal. We first went to a lovely beach, then to Kiwi 360 where we were told about the kiwi fruits. After this went on to Rotorua where we saw the geysers and mud pools and attended a maouri performance which was very interesting. We visited a lovely park on the... More 

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Kingston Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Julie picked us up at the cruise ship terminal, as well as looking for us she had a sign with our name on it. We couldn't miss her. There was 6 of us on the tour so we had lots of room in the van. First stop to a beach, where we saw how some people were fishing.. Julie had... More 

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