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Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
+64 7-854 6444
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 April 2012

This was a great tour. Jim was very knowledgable, showed us all the sights, and explained very well. Very impressive geothermal and scenic stops and drivebys. He was on time and got us back to the ship when he said he would. You might want...More

4  Thank Carol S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 January 2013

I would be extremely cautious in booking Jim Archer Tours based on my own first hand experience. We booked our tour and received confirmation of booking and time and place to meet. On the day our cruise docked in Tauranga we were 20 minutes early...More

4  Thank eurolady28
GloriousHamilton, Owner at Archer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2013

Thank you for your feedback. I did email you that same day or maybe it was the following day to apologise for not being there for you when you came off the ship and I also explained why this happened. The reason I missed you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jim our tour guide is of Maori decent and he takes pride in his heritage. He is a wealth of knowledge about the culture, plants and wildlife. Jim’s itinerary is well planned out so you get to see much without feeling rushed. I felt a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I organized a private group tour for both Auckland and Tauranga with Jim Archer , and he was professional, knowledgeable, personable and very accommodating for our group of 10. His van was comfortable for our group, and with his heritage we all learned a lot....More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

We took Jim's day tour as we were on a New Zealand, Australia, and Bail Cruise. We met Jim outside the port gate, where he greeted us with a big smile and sign with our names on it. Jim's knowledge of the geothermal sites and...More

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 April 2018

My brother & I were traveling to Hamilton on short notice and with little free time upon arrival. We found Archer Tours by happenstance, and are so pleased we did. Of three guides we attempted to contact, Archer Tours was the only one to reply....More

1  Thank Kirk B
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Archer Tours was willing to shape the tour to Rotorua's Te Puia Cultural Center and geothermal area to the arrival and departure of our cruise ship which had a limited time in Taruanga's port. Archer's 11 passenger van accommodates small groups very nicely. It's AC,...More

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We were on a New Zealand & Australian Cruise, with a full day port call in Tauranga. I had been lucky enough to secure a private tour with Jim Archer, an incredibly knowledgeable & entertaining Maori tour guide. He was to take us (& two...More

Thank cozkitty
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We can't recommend Jim Archer Tours highly enough, especially if you're on a cruise stopping at Tauranga. As many of the other reviews state, Jim is extremely knowledgeable, professional and personable. Our trip to Rotorua and the Te Puia Centre was a highlight of our...More

1  Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Today a group of 8 friends from the m/s Amsterdam's 2018 World Tour arranged for a Tour to see the Glow Worms with Jim Archer. Jim arrived at our ship docked in Auckland on time with a clean large comfortable van. Our drive to the...More

Thank TampaBayJeff
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We were lucky to find info about Jim Archer online and we are so glad we did!!! Jim is Maori and he knows so much about the history and culture. We were in a small group and had an amazing tour with Jim. The entertainment...More

1  Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 25 December 2017

After careful research and contacting people on TripAdvisor who had used Archer Tours, we decided to hire Jim for our 17 night tour of the North and South Islands. We made the right choice! From our first contact with him it was obvious that he...More

1  Thank mdpooh
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Archer Tours started in 2001
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