Testimonials from recent visitors who have enjoyed a tour or trip with us.
We went on a 14 day cruise around New Zealand and the highlight of the trip by far was the private booking that we made with Paul at Tauranga through Corporate Tours. We went on a few tours but nothing compared to the day we had with Paul. We did a whole day tour of Rotorua and Hobbiton both a must see.. Paul was more than a guide. He went beyond by queuing in lines while we went and got our lunch, took time out to show us other highlights between features and customise our trip. He made us feel like guests, not just another tourist. I would recommend Paul over the standard package tours for any of your holiday bookings for the north island of New Zealand.
My husband and I were in Tauranga for one day off a cruise ship in January. I had contacted Paul, owner/operator of Corporate Tours and arranged to hire his minivan for a private day tour. Paul does offer a selection of popular day tours for cruise ship passengers (check out his web site) but we worked with him to customize a tour. The minivan seats up to 11 passengers and I had no difficulty finding other passengers to join us.
Paul was an excellent guide and driver. Very informative and flexible and even made last minute adjustments to our proposed schedule. We were easily able to visit Hobbiton as well as the Rotorua geysers and enjoy cultural performances at Te Puia. Paul was able to get us discounts at some of the sites and to gain us entry to a spa that wasn’t even on our itinerary!
I would certainly contact Paul again and have already referred him to other guests on the cruise that were returning to the Tauranga area. Even if you don’t have a group travelling with you, contact Paul. He might be able to have you join another small group
Thanks again for the fabulous day we had with you in Tauranga on our recent cruise! We all had a great day visiting Te Puia and of course magical Hobbiton! I have passed on your business card etc to my travel agent with a great recommendation!
Well what can I say – starting with a HUGE THANKYOU. The whole family totally enjoyed our trip with you in Rotorua – it was a totally awesome day. Thanks for the time you spent taking us to see the things we requested and the time you spent waiting for all of us, especially the dawdlers.
Will definitely recommend your group to any friends travelling to NZ.
Contacted Paul by email early in the year to arrange a booking for a full day visit to Rotorua Geothermal Area with a party of 7 off the Dawn Princess in March 2014. Paul kept in regular contact which was comforting. On the day, Paul was waiting with van on the pier as arranged. His local knowledge and running commentary were excellent and we had a great day. Highlights were the mud pools and geysers (exploding on cue), maori experience, lunch beside the lake and kiwi fruit farm. Although we had a tight schedule in order to see everything we could, at no stage did we feel pressured to hurry. Paul’s local contacts gained us entry to areas not usually covered. We would recommend this trip wholeheartedly.