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A long day but worth it an excellent trip and the driver/guide was good. Unfortunately, it was a very cold day and we went out on a coach with a mechanical problem, it fell out of gear so it had to stop regularly and no heat meant we had misted up windows, on a scenic coach, but we were provided with blankets. We were a little late on arrival at destinations because of the mechanical problem so felt a bit rushed. The driver did apologize regularly, but he could do nothing about it!
I cannot recommend this trip highly enough! The driver and tour guide were fantastic and shared with us their knowledge of the little towns we drove through on our journey. The lunch provided was wonderful and our guide kept us stocked up on tea and coffee throughout the journey. So much was packed into the day and the caves, Agrodome and Rotorua were fantastic places to visit! It was fantastic value and would recommend this trip to everyone!
Excellent all the way! Friendly, efficient, and great sights! The large audience for the Maori dance took away some of the atmosphere, but you kind of expect that.
It is a whole day trip. The service is really good! The Waitomo cave with glowing worms and the geyser, and the boiling mud in Rotorua are amazing! We enjoyed this tour!
For a lone traveller was a safe, easy way to see many things the north island has to offer. Very enjoyable, informative, packed day trip.
Very interesting. Well run. A once in a lifetime experience!
This is truly a trip to take if you have limited time but want to see different aspects of New Zealand. A must do. I went with my two children, ages 11 and 9, and they had a blast! The driver and commentator were very helpful and friendly. I cannot say enough positive things about this trip. My only regret is not enough time at the Maori gift shop.
The entire day was most enjoyable. The guides were very informative and friendly, and we saw so much in just one day. Everything about this trip was superb. The glow worms rank as one of the top natural wonders I have ever seen, and I have been to many places. We had a great time.
Awesome, even the rain and hailstorm couldn't dampen spirits! Thoroughly recommended!
I very much enjoyed the trip, a little bit more time allocated to gift shopping would have been appreciated, also I found the hostess made comments about passengers which were not very nice, apart from that, she was very good at her job and very pleasant to talk to. The driver was very informative and I enjoy his commentary and answers to questions his driving was very good too.
The tour was really good. The only problem I faced was that the pick up was not made from the hotel, and I was asked to come to the given address. When I reached that shop, I found it was closed and there was a note that this shop is shifted to somewhere else.
A fantastic day out. The only downside was too much time at the Agrodrome, leaving too little time at Rotorua.
A wonderful tour with excellent tour guide and hostess. You couldn?t improve this tour as it made our short visit to N.Z. memorable. Thank you so much.
This was an excellent tour for those with limited time. It covered a wide area. The bus driver narrator did an excellent job with facts and keeping things moving. The coach hostess really was an asset with facts, serving, and keeping things on track. She seemed to know her job very well.
The trip was great. going on a bus tour is an ideal way to see as much as possible and be totally informed. As long as you know you are on the tour's time schedule, you can make the utmost of each sight without dissapointment.
A long day but well worth it. The coach was the best I have ever seen, what luxury! The driver and on-board hostess were very helpful and the on going meals and snacks were most agreeable. The venues were very interesting. If you on a limited stay in New Zealand this trip should be at the top of your list. Many thanks to all concerned!
This trip is fantastic. It is a very long day but well worth it as you get to see a lot. The meals on the bus were really good too.
Perfect if you have limited time in NZ and want to see some major highlights, both sites are a must see! I appreciated the hotel pickup and drop-off service. The driver was very nice and knowledgeable. The meal was very good and the Agrodome was great fun too. Reading past reviews I thought the day might seem too long, but that was not the case, it was great, with the right amount of stops throughout the day.
This was an excellent trip. Although it was quiet a long day there was loads to see. Dinner and refreshments were also served on the bus which was a welcome bonus. The only compliant was that we could have spent a bit more time in Rotorua, it seemed a bit rushed there.
This was everything it promised. The driver/tour guide did a great job of keeping us informed and the food provided was more than adequate. The scenery was beautiful, the agrodome a bit of educational fun, the caves really interesting, and both the Maori cultural show and the geysers spectacular. So why rate it 4 stars. We really could have done with more time to appreciate the Maori village and its surroundings. I know we had to keep to a schedule but even ten more minutes would have made all the difference. However I would still say not to be missed
Not being able to take pictures in the caves is a bummer but it was still absolutely amazing to see such beautiful caves and the unforgettable glow worms!
Awesome experience. Great tour guides. Just wish we could have had at least 20 minutes in the gift shop.
This tour included a trip to the Waitomo caves, the Agrodrom, and Te Puia, which included a welcome ceremony. All the inclusions were great and well worth their value but the group size was too big. The large group size required a large bus with poor air conditioning and heating, which caused a lot of people to get car sick. I think the trip would have been better if the group size was smaller. The size also seemed to limit time, which was unfortunate in the end when the geyser began and we had to leave.
This tour was fantastic! Very long day, however i think its best to get it all done at once because all these attractions are relatively near each other. So for eg, if you decided to do the Waitomo caves one day then Rotorua another day you would be driving on the same road so best all in one day!