From Trip Advisor
We booked a customized tour on Nov 13.
My husband and I were making a cruise around New Zealand and I decided to book all the tours separately because we like small groups and did not want to be in the very large and crowded groups of the cruise.
We customized because there were a lot of different activities we wanted to do and make the most of our day.
Obviously just for 2 it was a bit expensive but totally worth it.
It was a great alternative to what the cruise ship excursions offered because we managed to do rafting ( checkout River Rats in Rotorua they are awesome and the best), then we went on to see the largest Geyser in the Southern Hemisphere, bubbling mud and other geothermal activity at Te Puia,as well as the Maori Carving and Weaving schools.
Then we visited a kiwi fruit orchard and ended with driving around Tauranga to visit the centre.
Irene picked us up at the cruise terminal and off we were.
Irene is fantastic! Kind, thoughtful and very very knowledgeable of the area and tourism in general.
An extra perk is that she knows the staff at Te Puia and thanks to her we were seated right in the front row of the Maori exhibition.
We really enjoyed our day and recommend Amazing Day Tours.