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Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours

#18 of 59 Tours in Rotorua
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Address: Rotorua, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-347 8282

Elite Adventures is an award winning tour company providing scheduled and...

Elite Adventures is an award winning tour company providing scheduled and private half-day and full day tours of Rotorua. We also organise custom-made private and group tours and shore excursions to Rotorua from Tauranga port. Tell us where your interest lies and we can create the tour you desire. Why choose us? We offer tours through many of Rotorua's attractions that do not offer guided tours. Our guides are locals and are fun, friendly and informative! We keep our tour groups small and personalised.

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Fantastic Tour

A big thanks to Trent for such a great morning - very informative , knowledgable and fun. We saw some amazing places and I would highly recommend this tour

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Neil D
Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A big thanks to Trent for such a great morning - very informative , knowledgable and fun. We saw some amazing places and I would highly recommend this tour

Thank Neil D
Sihanoukville Province, Cambodia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We couldn't have found a better tour guide for this small group tour. Trent's knowledge of the geology,hydrology, flora and fauna was unusually deep and made the whole experience very enlightening besides entertaining. Trent was a very personable guide--everyone on our tour felt comfortable with him and liked him. We highly recommend Trent's tour and will definitely request him if... More 

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Stanmore, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We knew that Rotorua was a special place but suspected we would need some inside help to get the best our of our short stay. We were so glad to have chosen this small group tour of the geo-thermal wonders of the area with Elite, and delighted that our guides turned out to be Trent, who was a legend from... More 

Thank Rog_B60
Otsego, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The highlight of Rotorua was this tour. With a small number in our group Trent took us on an adventure pointing out geo facts and figures as well as Maori background information that made me feel like we were the VIP's in the park. Lively discussion and Trent's great sense of humor kept us entertained as well as informed. I... More 

Thank CindyM55
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We did a half day Eco Park Tour and had Pekeria as our guide. He explained how the formations came to be and what caused the various colorings. The highlight was watching the geyser erupt like Old Faithful......We had plenty of time for picture taking at the different pools and hot spots.

Thank Robert S
Vancouver, BC
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had Trent for our guide for the Eco Thermal Park – Geothermal Rotorua Tour. From the time he picked us up in the morning and until he dropped us off in the afternoon, he was full of information, enthusiasm and humour. I saw people walking through the geothermal pools and thought that without a guide they would be unaware... More 

Thank ArleneL
Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Yes, the reviews are all correct and I can't add to them. You'll see lots, and learn lots. All done by experienced professionals (we had Graeme in the morning, which is part of the short tour) and Trent in the afternoon for the Maori and early settlers experience - both were perfect with a great mix of knowledge and humour).... More 

Thank Lord_Travel
Wilmette Illinois
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great time in New Zealand our tour to the geo thermal area was most disappointing the areas are beautiful unfortunately we did our trip with elite we got picked up at 8 and after 5 stops taking 30 mins we left for our first park the park was beautiful and we were rushed at every stop. All... More 

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eliteadventures, Owner at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this review

Wow, little disappointing to hear your brutal opinion as you can see you are the only one to say our tour was terrible. I am interested to know which day you did this tour with us and who was your guide as you haven't put your full name down? I would like to address this with my guide about the... More 

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Probably our best activity in NZ : Elite Adventures geothermal and maori tour. A1. We had a Maori guide, very good in every sense. The extra expense of a private tour was more than justified. Beside what we did see, we got a lot of information on Maori matters, past and present. Only regret : that it was not a... More 

Thank boguslaw_krauss
Yeppoon, Australia
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We went on two half day tours, one to the thermal areas & one the cultural. We were lucky to have the same Maori guide Huru for both tours. He was excellent & passionate & well informed about Maori culture. Both tours were excellent & I would highly recommend using this company for tours in Rotorua.

Thank Keppel14

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