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Will

Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

I'm a 4th generation citizen of Marlborough, New Zealand who was brought up on a high country farm.

I love to share nature, wildlife and local history via 4wd, hiking or kayak. My wife Rose is also a fourth generation New Zealander and was raised on a remote farm in the Marlborough Sounds of the South Island.

My grandfather Freeborn Parsons worked and farmed in this area after sailing from England with his new wife. My grandfather on my mother's side was a trader of flowers and produce in Canterbury.

My father Jim flew in the second World War but tragically died of polio shorty after I was born, my mother Jan lives in Blenheim.

Rose's grandfathers both farmed sheep and cattle in the Marlborough Sounds and her parents farmed all their their working lives near the French Pass before also retiring to Blenheim.

Wills interests are photography, local history and exploring and we are both passionate about conservation and tailoring a tour that surprises and exceeds clients expectations. I have been guiding for over 10 years and really enjoy the company of individuals or small groups in pursuing their passions. I'm now a Pro Guide have a passenger endorsement license, qualified 1st aider and DoC concessionaire.

I have traveled through the British Isles, South America, parts of Europe, the Mediterranean and the west coast of America and Hawaii. My wife and I particularly love Iceland.

A Recent Review of this guide

Many thanks for this great tour, Will was very nice and gave us a very good tour, he was flexible on every request and not to forget, he took over from a colleague who was unable to make the initially booked tour. Thank you once again Will, it was a great pleasure to have you as our guide.
Malou Crauser Dax

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Credentials

Accredited a silver Qualmark ranking by Tourism New Zealand. A certified Pro Guide. Department of Conservation Concessionaire since 2004. Active member of local Ornithological Society of New Zealand and The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand. Passenger Endorsement license and current 1st Aid certification. Member of Marlborough Camera Club

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Private tour guide Will

Local History Tour

Hear storied of the lives of New Zealand's earliest inhabitants on,...

471 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

4 hours

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Tour of Marlborough with visit to a sheep,...

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A six hour wine tour in the heart of New Zealand's premier wine country.

832 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

6 hours

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