Rotorua: Tamaki Māori Village Ceremony & Dining Experience
- Duration: 3.5 hours
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We had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed Hobbiton, which was much larger than we had anticipated. Our guide did a very good job of adding both detail and color. Rotorua was interesting as well and we were fortunate enough to see one of the geysers go off while we were there. Our tour driver (you will spend 2-3 hours in the van) was more of a driver than a guide, adding little to the road time. Also, our information had shown this as a 7 hr excursion, when in fact it was closer to 9 hours, with no road problems or other issues that would have elongated the time. We had plenty of time, so it was not an issue, but if we had been closer to our cruise departure time, it could have been a real problem.
It was really nice trip. It would make it excellent if the price would be a bit less than I paid. The guide was attentive, had a good sense of humour and entertained us all trip. The van was not completely full, and it made journey even more comfy, as you spend a lot of time in the car. Guide had a good organisation skills, therefore the drops off and pick ups were really smooth and quick. It would be nice to have a bit longer time for the second activity (for me was Spa).
This was the best day out ever! The geothermal features were spectacular and the geyser was going off almost nonstop during our visit. The Maori concert was very professional and enjoyable, the guided tour was very informative and all the Maori staff were lovely. We have visited several different attractions in Rotorua but would recommend this one highly - everything in one place, very good value.
Buddy was a caring and careful driver who provided reasonable commentary during our journeys to Hobbiton & Rotorua Geysers where there were separate guides. It was a good full day excursion covering the major attractions in the area and well suited for cruise ship travellers.
Perfect! Our guide Kay was the BEST! She explained every detail and we were amazed that she told us about NZ and the tour for the whole time (even when driving). Everything was on time and the sights were amazing! Def. would recommend!