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Testimonials – What people are saying about us!

A truly memorable day – wonderful sights, places and so much knowledge.

Terry is a great driver and has a great sense of humour.

One of our best days.

Lyn & Ian Batly, Australia

Bloody fantastic! A most excellent day out with a knowledgeable, polite driver/guide. Nothing was too much trouble and Terry had all the knowledge to make it a memorable day – he’s the best!

Laurie, Melia, Myles & Cassandra, Australia

This was fantastic! Not only was this the best way to see the country, but Terry is so proud about his land that it makes this tour with him much more special and interesting.

The way to be a tour guide!

Marina and Mike Sadofsky. Omaha Nebraska U.S.A.

It has been a wonderful day. Have seen so much and loved it . Thanks Terry for the most wonderful day of our cruise so far.

Erica & Pete Pedersen, Canada

Worth every cent. So knowledgeable.

Sorry it came to an end.

T Geller, Australia

TERRY WAS THE BEST! We had such a great time. Terry took us to all the best spots and has a wonderful knowledge of the region.

Simon, Ena & Rosie Cook, Australia

Although I have lived in Tauranga for over 30 years, I found out some interesting local facts from Terry. My Chinese wife undestood Terry very well as she translated the guided tour to her mother.

A fantastic day was had by all, beautiful vehicle and very safe driver.

Ping & Ian Wishart. NZ / China

Terry was so tuned in to our mood and wishes. He professionally and skillfully sorted out our agenda. He delivered more than he promised and more than we expected.

My 8 year old son chatted with him like a pal and my 76 year old mother was also impressed.

D Nennaus, Germany


Just a line of thanks for the wonderful day we had with you on 23 February 2013. Linda, Judy, Graeme and I enjoyed your commentary and variety of experiences you gave us on the tour to Rotorua. We especially enjoyed the extras you provided which ‘bigger’ tours might not be able to do.

Thank you, again!

Mike, Linda, Judy & Graeme

Terry, you took a group of 8 of us on one of your custom tours. Some our our best pictures and memories of our twelve day cruise to Australia and New Zealand center around your private tour because, you not only showed us sites, you took the time to educate us on everything we were seeing so the photos are full of memories. I will tell you, so you will have to show all your clients, the presentation of the Silver Fern leaf is so outstanding it is going to be framed!!

While we have traveled to many places and have had many ship and private tours over the years, your tour and more importantly, your personality and presentation are the best we have encountered. You made our day in the Bay of Plenty area memorable beyond belief. You get 6 stars in my 5 star most recommended list.

Hon. Mitchel R. Goldberg (ret.) (Mitch)

I have recently returned from a cruise of Australia and New Zealand the highlight was most definitely the Port of Tauranga where I had booked a private tour with Terry.

We were greeted at the dockside by Terry and Carolyn and swiftly on our way in a very comfortable vehicle.

Terry made it clear from the start that it was our day and the only thing governed by time was the Maori cultural visit.

We saw everything he promised and more, as a guide Terry was interesting and informative with a great seance of humor.

We saw so much more than the ship was offering in comfort and style. This was a truly memorable trip one I shall never forget.

Lesley Ann Scott

An excellent day with a guide who showed us more than we ask for.Excellent service from a very polite ,knowledgeable person. We thoroughly enjoyed our day.

A very careful reliable driver.

Frank and Kath Pavan. Victoria Australia

Hi Carolyn,

Thank you our wonderful day of Hobbiton and Rotorua. We covered so much in that day Okerea waterfalls and The Redwood forest, you took a family photo of us leaning up against one of these giant trees and I have had it blown up to a 6 by 8 in one of my collage photo frames.

We have been able to boast that we have been to Hobbiton and seen so much there and Rotorua where Gerard was picked to be chief. Thanks again for a Awesome day.

Belinda, Gerard, Amber and Seamus.

Hello to the Kelliher’s from Alabama, USA. Just wanted you to know that your tour (Carolyn, you were wonderful) was our favorite of all the other tours we took.

The Port of Tauranga was absolutely fascinating and, as an added bonus, our son, Gary, was the “king” of the day (thanks to Carolyn’s influence, I’m sure).

We are so glad that we chose your tour and we would recommend it to anyone! Our whole trip was beyond expectations and you were certainly a part of it.


Fay and Julian Bynum

In March 2013, a group of eight, all friends from California, arrived in Tauranga for a tour arranged through Customdaytours. Our group had been on a cruise beginning in Sydney, and this was the last stop before our final destination in Auckland. To our fortune, Terry Kelliher was our tour guide. He was so personable and knowledgeable about the sites we saw, We all felt that the tour was a highlight of the trip. The van was comfortable, and we enjoyed the explanations for each area visited.

Most enjoyable were the visits to a Kiwi fruit winery, a nature reserve w/ geysers and hotsprings, and a Maori village. What was most touching was when Terry and his wife, Carolyn, arranged at a lunch stop for a special birthday cake to be given to one of our group who was celebrating his birthday the day of our tour. In summary, Terry is number one in our book for he made New Zealand a most memorable visit.

Ken and Nancy Levin, Anaheim USA

We spent a day with Terry from Custom Day Tours in Tauranga / Rotorua. He was a wonderful guide. He was always concerned for our comfort. We had a group of 10 in a very comfortable van.

Terry was there to meet us at our cruise ship as arranged and we were taken quickly out into the beauty of his part of New Zealand. We stopped at a Kiwi orchard…..who knew that Kiwis grew on vines like grapes! He entertained us with a very knowledgeable commentary throughout the trip.

We made a stop at TePuia for a Maori culture excursion where the geysers were within walking distance and erupting. He made stops for photos because the area is very lush and beautiful. We spent a full day with Terry and saw sights too numerous to mention.

You can be sure that you will have a wonderful experience in Tauranga and Rotorua with Custom Day Tours!”

Deborah & Barry Beck, USA

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