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Fantastic day out with a small group of people. Air conditioned mini bus and fantastic lovely informative guide. Always was smiling and judged time well at all the destinations. Some people ran late to join group but not their fault and we were able to spend a reasonable amount of time at sights. Kemp House, Haruru Waterfall, Makana Chocolates, Waimate Mission Station, and the Hundertwasser Toilets. I loved not waiting for a large crowd to get back on bus before moving onto next sight to see. Picked up and dropped off direct from port where tenders from ship arrived. I recommend this tour.
Enjoyable few hours learning about the flora and fauna of the rainforest shown by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.
amazing views we had already been on boat trip so it was good to see from the sky as well.The company was very helpful as when we arrived for our pre booked flight it was quite misty so we couldn't go but when we suggested we would do boat trip first they were very accommodating with changing time
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Helen was a very enthusiastic tour guide. Her excitement and knowledge about all the life in the Rainforest really added experience. Very enjoyable experience.
We missed the start of our tour due to a delay on the ship and we were worried we would have missed it. Ian was waiting on the dock. As we had missed the main tour he took us on a private tour which was amazing. Very knowledgeable. Pointed out lots of plants and animals during our walk through the rainforest. Fantastic company, Highly recommend
we had only 4 in our group, which was really nice
Ian did a great job of leading us through the forest, pointing out interesting plants and animals
he was very knowledgeable of this environment and demonstrated a lot of enthusiasm for the land and what he does in explaining it to his guests
i would highly recommend this tour
Ian was an excellent guide. Had a great hike in the woods and learned much about the local area.
This walk was definitely a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Ian knew the rainforest so well and it we felt as if we were wandering in a magic world far removed from modern times.
We had an awesome adventure on our Rain Forest Hike. Barb picked us up at the pier, after we arrived from our ship tender. She drove us to the Puketi Rainforest where we met our guide Ian. This was an exhilarating walk throughout the rainforest, actually more of a hike, which was totally fine for us. We enjoyed the challenge. Ian was an endless source of information about the vegetation, Kauri trees, and the wildlife of the area. After we finished our hike we had bottled water and homemade muffins, made by Barb (a nice touch). This tour exceeded our expectations, and we would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a hiking challenge.
Definitely worth it.would do it again in a heartbeat.
A good informative tour that was interesting, relaxing and the guide was full of info, polite and helpfull. Thank you.
Very nice tour with a very pleasant guide/driver Jill . She was very informal and down to earth. Really enjoyed the whole tour.
Good tour however someone had shot down the powerlines and the island was without power for most of the day which prevented some activioty taking place. Small tour groups are an excellent was to see the island.
Guides/hosts were great and take their conservation responsiibilites seriously. Would have given it 5 except not as advertized. this is a STRENUOUS, not moderate walk through a protected preserve (trust). The concept of walking on a boaded walk is nonsense as most of the trek was up and down steep inclines on narrow, muddy paths. Recommend dressing for a tough 2-2.5 mile hike. The guides are knowledgeable and it was one of the most education tours we have been on. The tour guides are good people and the work they do is impressive and with simple clarification in what to expect think everyone should go as possible but it could be dangerous for some in poor health
This hike was beautiful and the people running the tour were wonderful. However it is a hike and not a walk. The first portion was a lovely walk thru the forest. The second portion was definitely a hike thru a slippery muddy narrow path over tree roots with both some serious uphill and downhill portions. The mud of course is not under anyone's control but the steepness of portions of the path were a little hard on my 60 year old knees. I would recommend this tour but be forewarned about the physical effort required.
This is nice to do if you enjoy a walk through a forest. The Guide loved the place and his enthusiasm shone through. The people running the tour were full of bon viveur.
Our guide was fairly new and spoke more about herself than the topic stops. Fairly aggressive driver. Also there was an optional stop to see the glow worms in a cave. There was an additional cost to see this and only 3 of the 12 folks on our bus decided to go. That left the rest of us sitting on the bus waiting 40 minutes, not cool! We had to race back to port to catch the last tender. This optional stop should not be included or if it is, the costs should be included in the tour price.
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