This was a great tour. The people were knowledgable and very helpfull. As expected we saw a lot and were on and off the bus. the ability to return for a second look on the same pass was good. Definatly a great way to see everything.
Great tour, allowed us to see all the highlights in half a day.
The tour was very well organised. The bus driver who picked us up from the motel was punctual, very professional and entertaining. There were absolutely no problem with any of the places where we were taken including entry fees (which were included), tour guides who were very good and the actual places of interest. The gondola ride was really good but what was not mentioned in the description of the Morning City tour was the fabulous buffet lunch (with a huge selection of seafood/entrees and mains/delicious sweets etc) on top of the mountains after the gondola ride. The quality of the lunch was superb and of tremendous value (we were only expecting a sandwich and a drink but were pleasantly surprised at the restaurant, quality of food and ambience (great views!). Definitely worthwhile including the gondola ride and lunch with this morning city tour - a very pleasant end to the tour.
Our guide was excellent.... personal stories about her Maori family added to the experience.
Even though we had a lot of rain on that day, the bus driver /guide was terrific and we were impressed by his knowledge. I highly recommend the tour no matter what the weather is. Catherine from New York
Laura G United Kingdom
On reconfirming this I was advised the Full Day Tour was no longer available but we still had the morning tour instead. We turned out to be the only people on it so had our very own personal tour! Absolutely worth doing as so much is packed in that we would not have had time to do otherwise. Our driver/guide was lovely and extremely knowledgeable. A definitely must when in Rotorua.
Note from Viator: This review was based on a prior itinerary. The current itinerary offers the same great experience.
For a beautifully corny introduction to the world of merinos, Drysdales and Romneys, then the Sheep Show is the perfect spot. It's undeniably well done and extremely popular to boot. The handlers make learning about sheep fabulously entertaining. The rams are brought on one by one as the guide explains which are good for wool and which are good for meat, and from there onwards the show hurtles along in a non-stop action frenzy.
Note from Viator: This review is from David Whitley, who wrote about his Rotorua tour experience over on the Viator Blog.
Michael E United Kingdom
A cool, sunny morning. The geysers were not fully active, but the guides were excellent and the Agrodome sheep show was great.
The geyser performed dramatically on cue and the porridge pot was amazing. The Agredome must not be missed.
Elizabeth E United Kingdom
The guide was informative and friendly. The tour was excellent although by the end of the day we were exhausted.
Lillian M New Zealand
Enjoyed the trip, meal up in the skyline tower fantastic. Sheep show was great, the commentator was a hoot, brilliant time.
I enjoyed this tour but felt a bit rushed at some points. I had little interest in the sheep show and would have liked to experience a bit more of the scenery instead.
The actual tour was really good, as solid 4 star. The only problem was that the local tour operator had run out of spaces and had emailed Viator to inform me of this problem. Viator completely failed to inform me of this, so I spent a good hour sorting out the tour for the next morning. Not happy having to get up at 6 two days in a row. Otherwise, a great way to get a bearing of Rotorua. Definitely recommend before proceeding with activities in Rotorua - informs you of good or not so good activities to do while there.
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