What guests say about us

Geoff, Utah

One of the best tours ever - so much to see.

Our guide went out of his way to show us all the beautiful locations, while telling us stories about the gold mining history of the peninsula.

Leonie, Alberta, Canada

Highly recommend - great way to explore Coromandel

Booked a tour with Aotearoa Tours and found a very friendly, customised and personalised service. Extra efforts were made to make this a memorable experience, with opportunity to see all the relevant sites in the area. I took the boat trip run by Daryl around the coves and found this very enjoyable and is a definite 'must do'. Many thanks to Daryl, Lynette and the team for providing me with a great time and a definite highlight of my time in NZ.

Hans & Sonja, Germany

What a stunning scenery -

we are so glad we did this tour, we would have never found all these locations and the weather was just perfect, thank you so much.

Silvie & Jona, Austria

Thanks for an awesome trip!

And spotting a group of dolphins just made the day perfect for us. See you next year on our return to NZ for sure!!!

Sarah & Ben, Dec 2013

Warm and inviting

This was our first stop on our NZ adventure after leaving Auckland. I had heard in the US that the family owned motels are the best and were our friends right! The Symes, owners of the Aotearoa Lodge were pleasant and made you feel so welcome. Our room was large with a large deck attached. I love flowers anyway so the landscaping really interested me. An added plus was we booked an excursion with Darryl Syme, the owner of the motel who happened to also own the boat too. Lastly, the distance to town was only minutes away and we liked the idea of being away from the main activity.

Ken Brooke, USA

A nice place to stay

Very friendly and helpful hosts. Rooms and amenities very clean. Nice communal feel in the evenings if staying in the studio rooms and relaxing in the guest lounge area which is spacious. Met some really nice people. Overall a nice place to stay. :)

Annette & Klaus, Ulm

Great hosts, superb location

This was our third stay in New Zealand and we enjoyed the area around Whitianga very much, especially after a tour organised by the hosts to show us around the Coromandel. We are interested in conservation and applaud the effort made to protect the kiwi birds and the Kauri trees. We will take many good memories with us and would like to come back for a longer stay on the Coromandel. Thank you

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