Charles ColumbusUnited States
Anne guided the four of us (two couples) for a day of touring ranging from the unique and mystical geothermal fields to introduction to Maori history and culture and the beautiful landscape of Tauranga/Rotorua region, including a majestic red wood forest. We briefed on NZ history and culture and life style- it was a great and meaningful day.
Lj KuttenDenver, CO, United States
Anne was fantastic. She gave us a wonderful tour of the area. She was waiting for us once we left our cruise ship and made sure we got back in time. My wife and I heartily recommend her and you will not go wrong if you hire her. If we had any complaints it would be that we only had one day with her. Anne has numerous vehicles available and can handle up to 16 people
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you LJ for your Rating, I loved showing you and your wife around our area and it would have been great to have more time, never mind, next time. All the best.
Susan GanadenUnited States
We had such an amazing time with Anne as our guide. She packed a lot of things in our itinerary so we can see as much as we can in such a very short time as we had to go back to our ship. We went to see the geysers in Te Puia and still had time to shop, we saw the breathtaking views in Hobbiton and had enough time to soak in the beautiful scenery and a glass of beer. Most importantly we were able to take as many pictures to our heart's content. Anne really delivered! Thank you for the beautiful memories!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan for taking the time to rate my tour, much appreciated. Pleased that you enjoyed your day and you have some life time memories of your visit to our region and New Zealand
Philip L.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Philip Thank you for taking the time to rate your tour, it is appreciated and trust that you enjoyed your trip to New Zealand. Regards Anne
Mike WellsUnited States
Anne was great! She did a great job on giving us a history lesson on what we were experiencing and seeing. All the locations we visited made for a great day. Very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike, Thank you for taking the time to rate the tour and myself, it was a pleasure to host you. cheers Anne
Kathleen AllenCarmel, CA, United States
Anne covered a lot of ground (literally). We had an opportunity to see the Maori culture, wild New Zealand and some more adventurous adrenaline pastimes. Top notch experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your review, much appreciated and loved showing you around, all the best.
Igor KutsenkoUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Igor, Thank you for taking the time to respond, much appreciated Kind Regards Anne
Jose Luis VillavicencioMexico
Anne was on time, very helpfull with some plans we had that day. A great person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jose for taking the time to post a comment, it was a pleasure to host you to our part of the world
Julie T.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to rate our tour, much appreciated
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Anne was incredibly knowledgeable about the area of Tauranga and Rotorua. We had a delightful day with Anne on our private tour and would highly recommend her services to anyone visiting the area. Although we had pre-planned the itinerary, Anne enhanced our day with additional stops (ie kiwi farm)! Such great memories!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathy, Thank you for your message, it was wonderful to be able to show you our unique part of the world. All the very best to you all Kind Regards Anne
Janet GreenbergUnited States
Ann Norton was an excellent guide, both informative and personable. Her explanation of the history of the sites we visited were thorough and interesting. We recommend her highly and thank her for a wonderful experience in Tauranga!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janet, Thank you for your review, much appreciated and it was awesome to be able show you our beautiful area
Elmer W.United States
This was one of the most enjoyable and informative tours during our visit to New Zealand, Anne showed us all about the Kiwi fruit orchards. The best part was the show of the Maori culture. It included a visit to the school for carving of wood, stone and bones and the weaving of Maori clothing and fabric. The Maori also performed their typical dances. We also saw the hot springs and geysers and other geothermal sites. Overall, our party of 5 had a wonderful experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elmer, it was a pleasure to have you and your party on tour.
Barbara CrewsUnited States
Our ship docked early and Anne was there waiting for us. She was knowledgeable, her vehicle was 5 star and she showed us a lot of country as well as everything that she promised us. We had a fabulous day. Barbara Crews
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara, loved showing your group around, great sense of humour, it was a pleasure.
Dale DoudnaUnited States
Anne was a great host. She introduced us to Kiwis (the fruit), the sights of Rotorua area including geysers and other thermal features. The tour include admission to a Maori cultural center. Although there were a lot of people at the Center, she made sure that we made it to the spots we were supposed to go. We love to take pictures and she provided opportunities for us to take pictures. She got us back to the cruise ship with plenty of time to spare.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to review the tour, it is appreciated. Pleased you enjoy the kiwi fruit even more now :).
Christopher MesickUnited States
Anne was delightful - very flexible from the beginning, and really tailored the tour to what we wanted to do (for example, going to the gondola to do a couple of luge rides, which we hadn't had time to do the day before). She was knowledgeable, friendly, did great with some difficult driving, was interesting to talk to, and had a good sense of humor. Overall was well worth the money, and was a great way to see a large portion of the North Island and its sites in a short period of time. Thanks, Anne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris Thank you for your lovely words, it was my pleasure and you two were great passengers. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your tour in New Zealand - hope to see you again sometime soon All the best and travel safe Kind Regards Anne
Kathleen FrankovicUnited States
Anne took over our tour from a guide who had to cancel. She was wonderful. We had great fun at Hobbiton, and learned much about Maori history and culture at Matamata. We even learned the Haka! We would book with Anne again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathleen, thank you for your rating, much appreciated and pleased you enjoyed your day with me All the best Kind Regards Anne
Heidi BorcaUnited States
Kids really enjoyed the Alpaca farm. We enjoyed the gorgeous scenery. Great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to put through a review, much appreciated and I certainly enjoyed being able to show our region to you and your family.
Roger ElliottUnited States
Anne was delight to spend the day with. It was a rainy day but she was well prepared with umbrellas and kept us on schedule. The scenery included the mountainous terrain with green vegetation contrasted to the hot pots and springs. My wife and I would recommend Anne for your private tour needs. Transportation was a very comfortable and roomy Mercedes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, it is much appreciated and taking the time to post and so pleased that you enjoyed your day in Rotorua. All the very best for November :)
Ron SmileyPowell, OHIO, United States
Our family of 7 had a wonderful experience with Anne -- she was waiting for us as arranged and spent the entire day driving us to numerous sights, while giving us a very descriptive narrative of everything along the way . . . and answering all of our questions as well. We were all MORE than pleased with her choice of sights, recommendation for lunch, and very importantly, her driving skills too -- if you are looking for a recommendation to book Anne, you have our 5 Star rating!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ron for your comment it is appreciated and so pleased you and your family enjoyed their tour. All the best
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Melinda, so pleased you enjoyed your tour in Rotorua, appreciate you taking the time to review. All the best,
Carolyn WhittakerUnited States
Ann was a fantastic tour guide. Her van was beautiful. She took us to many places and was really off-the-top cordial. She also adapted her itinerary to include other things we wanted to see. I would definitely recommend her to anyone going to her area!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carolyn for your review it is very much appreciated and I hope you enjoyed your cruise to New Zealand. All the best, Kind Regards Anne
Wendy B.United States
Anne is a real gem! She was extremely knowledgeable about Tauranga, easy to get along with, and we had a wonderful day with her. She had the timing for the day planned perfectly, and we got to see everything we wanted to. And her car--a brand new Mercedes--was very comfortable! I highly recommend Anne and this tour in particular--Hobbiton is well worth seeing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wendy for your wonderful feedback, much appreciated and it was a pleasure to share our diverse area with you. All the best
Marvin BoldtUnited States
Charles MatisonUnited States
We had Anne's husband. We was extremely knowledgable , courteous and nice. His van was excellent . We had a great time.