Foris eco-tours

Rotorua Hiking, Birding, & Day Trips

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Authentic Eco-Tourism Experiences

We offer unforgettable experiences for all travelers — enjoy stunning scenery, see rare birdlife, hike on an active volcano, visit a primordial rainforest, and more.
We operate out of Rotorua, Tauranga, and Taupo. Join us on a tour today!

About Us

Foris Eco-Tours provide rich, high-quality small-group experiences and help you understand more about the quirks and bizarre subtleties of New Zealand’s natural history.

  • We hike, birdwatch, and educate people about New Zealand nature.
  • We work with Todd Couper, an internationally regarded contemporary carver.
  • Our tours are about enjoying a great day out in stunning places, not physical challenges.
  • Delicious deli lunches are provided.

Why Bird in New Zealand?

  • Birding day trips across New Zealand
  • An unforgettable experience for all birders
  • Stunning scenery
  • 300+ species
  • North and South Island options
  • Great pelagic trips
  • See a representative of New Zealand’s six endemic families (wrens, kiwi, wattlebirds, parrots, stitchbirds, mohouas). Check out the birds here.
  • Numerous endangered species
  • Expert guides (our guides or our partners from the New Zealand Birding Network)
  • Options from one to eight days

A Great Way to Experience New Zealand!

tripadvisor logo One of the best

One of the best tours I have done. Learned a lot about ecology in NZ, and visiting the old growth forest was amazing. Highly recommend.

– Chris | TripAdvisor
tripadvisor logo Glorious Tropical forest hike

Tom is an experienced, knowledgeable and personable guide. Learned about flora, fauna, geology of the forest while enjoying a wonderful hike. Beautiful unique environment not to be missed.

– SGF | TripAdvisor
tripadvisor logo Thank you, Tom

We enjoyed every minute in the forest, seeing the birds, waterfalls, listening to the stream all of the hike and super lunch! It was just a fantastic day all around, our best day of our three weeks in NZ!

– Kay H. | TripAdvisor
tripadvisor logo Birdwatching with a pro

Tom was great to take me out solo for one day. He was extremely nice, knowledgeable and informative about birds and about wildlife conservation in NZ. The chocolate croissant was very tasty!

– Kitty T. | TripAdvisor