Robin RhoadsUnited States
We picked this tour because of all the glowing ratings. Either Julie was having an off day or I just don't know. She was a very pleasant person but certainly not the tour guide we were expecting. Seemed to have very limited knowledge of the history of the Maori and the area itself. Many questions were answered with I think or I am not sure. No running commentary,long silences-unless we asked questions. Not what we have had with other guides. I really hate being so negative but not worth the money!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry you didn't enjoy the day. Rotorua is known primarily for its geothermal activity not Maori history. You did experience some Maori culture & I did provide information along the way. For in depth Maori history the museums in either Wellington or Auckland are the best places to visit. I've changed the description of the day so there can be no further misunderstanding. The scenery of Rotorua & Taupo is more what this tour is about & you chose to omit quite a lot of this. Hope you enjoyed the rest of NZ
Julie was an excellent guide. She took us to the areas we specifically requested: Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Rotorua - which was quite a long drive. She pointed out spots/places of interest along the way and stopped whenever we requested. It was a full day and we all - 6 of us - thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you, Julie!
Chris DeetzUnited States
Highly recommend this tour guide. Very pleasant, informative and flexible to accommodate our preferences. Provided exactly the kind of tour we were interested in. Saw and experienced life in the area today as well as the past. Definitely a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to share your company for the day.
Julie was easy going and showed us a number of places that were a little off the normal tourist trek. We all enjoyed what we were shown and would recommend Julie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks heaps! Hoped you enjoyed the rest of your tour and that you come back to New Zealand again sometime!