Victoria (Vicki) KesslerUnited States
Julie was very pleasant and informative to a point and we greatly enjoyed the countryside and gold mine tour;however there were times when we had to 'pull' information from her with questions rather than her offering the information.Her vehicle was too cramped with 5 adults as a whole. Very uncomfortable for an 8 hour tour. Air conditioning was also marginal at best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Really sorry you didn't enjoy it. Driving times were as follows, 1 hour through to Waihi, 15 mins back to Katikati,30 mins to Tauranga with 10 mins back to the ship..so less than 25% of your day was in the car with significant stops after each stage. I normally speak a lot more around the murals in Katikati but this was not possible with the extremely limited mobility within your group. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand.