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Address: Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Outstanding day tour!

I admit that my wife and I were surprised when Owen of Taylor's Tours arrived to pick us up early at our hotel in Rotorua in his personal vehicle. We didn't know it yet but we... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2014
Warren in Oakville
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Ontario
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2014

I admit that my wife and I were surprised when Owen of Taylor's Tours arrived to pick us up early at our hotel in Rotorua in his personal vehicle. We didn't know it yet but we were in for an action-packed day of sites and memories that we will never forget. Owen grew up in the area and has an... More 

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Thank Warren in Oakville
TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

I am so pleased that I was able to have Owen take you on a personal tour. I had no doubts you would have such a great experience for the day and learn a lot about our wonderful country of New Zealand and the Rotorua area in particular. Wishing you many more happy travels in the future - maybe back... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2014

So I have 11 International students in Wellington bombarding me with requests of what they want to see in Rotorua and as you can imagine they all wanted to go in different directions. From seeing the geysers to hobbiton to action packed adrenalin activites and they wanted to do it as cheaply as possible as they were from AFS, an... More 

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Thank alisaunders
TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

What a" feel good " that feedback gives me. To be able to share Kiwi hospitality with our overseas friends is a special reward for enjoying being a tour guide or " Uncle Tim" to them. I look forward to meeting more of such a happy bunch of students More 

Sydney, Australia
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147 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

After going through the reviews in TA, I booked the "Taupo in a day" tour on 22nd April. At scheduled time, Owen came to pick us up from our motel. It seemed only we have booked this particular tour for that day, so it became almost a private tour. Owen was professional and pretty knowledgeable. We covered Wai-o-Tapu, Lady Knox... More 

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Thank Krisyd
TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

Great to know that Owen's dedication and knowledge was so well received. We look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I really enjoyed my tour of Taupo with Tim. His knowledge of the area is very in depth and pointed out many interesting landmarks on our journey. He also was a great laugh and a pleasure to spend a day with. If you're looking for an insightful, packed tour with good company look no further!

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Thank TommyP1988
TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

A real fun day tour made easier with a good rapport and exchange of views and ideas. Happy South Island travels ahead More 

Saitama, Japan
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Tim guided me to Wai-o-Tapu, Waimangu Thermal Valley and Buried Village. So meny things to learn about the area. Walking peacefully with him in the valley. It was a precious day. He is very kind to everyone and even to non-native English speakers. Good memories.

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Thank satnaga
TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

So rewarding to have such a happy and pleasant companion for the day. I see also other Rotorua highlights have been endorsed. Safe travels and best wishes for the future More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Tim is a higly professional guide. His knowledge of New Zealand is really amazing! Moreover, our five hour Rotorua - Wai o Tapu - Taupo excursion took place in a very friendly and cozy atmosphere. We express our profound gratitude to Tim for this wonderful and unforgettable trip! Leonid & Alina, Auckland, New Zealand

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Thank leonras
TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

This was a thoroughly interesting day for me with my 2 new friends. So easy to talk and laugh together I was sorry the tour was not longer. More 

Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I was lucky enough to have Tim as my tour guide starting from Rotorua and ending in Taupo, even though I was a solo traveler and tours generally require at least two people to run (boo to them!)... he's also apparently quite "famous" as a guide, according to someone working at my accommodation, so I got to spend time with... More 

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Thank xjynx
TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to take someone round who is so receptive and interesting to talk and importantly have a laugh with. Safe travels again in the future wherever you go. Stay safe and happy More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014

We booked a tour 6 months ahead with Taylor's Tours "Uncle Tim" in Rortorua, New Zealand. Tim Stringer the owner responded in a timely manner and we booked our private tour for a party of 4. What a fantastic day! We visited the thermal areas of Wai o Tapu and Waimangu Valley and also had a boat trip on Lake... More 

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Thank Bertrand2011
TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

Hi my friends So pleased you have arrived home ok. Many thanks for such an enjoyable day together - just sorry that the South Island was a washout. I wish you all many more happy and memorable trips together More 

Dunedin
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014

I was lucky enough to be able to spend a few days in Rotorua with a close friend of mine who was visiting from the UK. Tim came highly recommended and he didn't disappoint. He picked us up at our motel and took us out to the Thermal Wonderland and we had a fabulous morning with him and saw all... More 

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Thank aberdeendunedin
TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

A real pleasure to take you round and share information and a few laughs with you both. Trust the flight home was clear over the mountains and the visit to Thailand went well. Till next time best wishes More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2014

I've never been too keen on large bus tours so was amazed to find Tim's tours are uniquely small. The two days we spent touring the Rotorua area of New Zealand was the most personalised tour I've ever had and was packed full of interest and experience. Thank you so much, Tim. Sylvia, Barking, UK

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Thank Sylvia W
TaylorsTours, Owner at Taylor's Tours, responded to this review

Wow so quick. Was a real pleasure touring with you - a small world indeed. Trust the bus trip was enjoyable and best wishes to your daughter for the future ! Will be thinking of you all More 

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