The coach driver, Shelly, was amazing. The guide at the treaty signing memorial was excellent. I would not recommend the Russell mini tour. It was just a person pointing out houses and saying how much they cost.
Loved this tour! Paihia is so beautiful. I want to go back and stay there for a few days. Our driver, Ben, was funny, engaging and very knowledgeable. The entire tour was so well choreographed. It was an easy and nice flow and we didn't feel rushed and could just enjoy the locale. Book this tour!
It was a long day, over 3 hrs to get there. Was a 12 hr day. I had been there before, by car, and I wanted my husband to see it. We had great weather. Went over to Russell on the ferry, which was nice. I don't remember of guide's name, he was also the bus driver. He was very good.
All in all a good tour