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Louise, our guide, was incredibly inviting and informative throughout the entirety of our trip. We spent about three hours driving through beautiful countryside learning about New Zealand’s history, agriculture, and Maori culture. We went to both Wai o Tapu Geothermal Park and the geothermal park/Maori culture park at Te Puia. The former was beautiful, and Louise made sure we knew how these geothermal areas were used by the Maori. Te Puia was an amazing experience, as we were graciously invited to participate in a welcome ceremony and performance, and toured the on-site school that teaches traditional arts and culture to new generations. It was extremely interesting (and heartening) to learn about the Maori and see the work being done to preserve their traditions. Walking through the rest of the park, we even got to see a geyser erupt amidst the smoking craters and pools. The day was extremely memorable, and our guide was one of the most pleasant people we met.
Love the entire activity: from Hobbiton to Rotorua and Waitomo Caves. Booking was easy breezy. Got Confirmation via email right away and coach service/driver was very precise with pick up time (which i like!) at the hotel where we stayed. Just a little glitch for me was the time allotted for lunch and tour at Te Puia in Rotorua. Felt like we had to rush our buffet lunch just so we’ll have ample time for the tour of the area (which is kinda huge). So we ended up not being able to go around some more coz time wasnt enough. Somehow, we also wanted to enjoy our lunch after the Hobbiton activity. But all in all, it was great! Thanks! No hidden whatsover (fees, incidents, etc) unlike other tours we have experienced from diff countries with other companies.
This is a wonderful place to take your friends and family. Maori culture is great and we can all learn so much from this. Hangi food so GOOD! Only complaint for the evening we went we could not hear what the Maori man was saying and we noticed a lot of people near where we sat could not either. The first time we went several years ago they had a much better system. Need to see to this or else others will be disappointed.
The experience was a gift from a lovely daughter in law and was all that one could wish for, Lovely helpful staff and the mud? Well, it was warm and the only surprise was it was not the chocolate colour I was expecting but grey!
The trip was interesting and well organised. All went well and on time. I enjoyed the tour and the amazing location. A wonderful experience I will never forget. Thank you so much!