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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.

My interest 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 have traveled through the British Isles, South America, parts of Europe, the Mediterranean and the west coast of America. 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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Tours by Will

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Flax, Wool and my Ancestors

A history private tour with links to some of my ancestors, who lived,...

571 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Mystery of the Moa Hunter - Private tour

Your knowledgeable, local private guide brings to life the lives of,...

486 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

4 hours

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Jane Turner and Freeborn Parsons, our,...

Sheep farming, timber milling and deliverling babies.

571 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Flexible four hour wine tour of Marlborough

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A flexible wine private tour in the heart of New Zealand's premier,...

561 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours

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"The Light Between Oceans" private tour

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Visit the Dreamworks movie set at Cape Campbell Lighthouse with your,...

1070 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

6 hours

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A scenic private tour of Marlborough

See the highlights while you relax! with a private guide

561 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

5 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.

866 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

6 hours

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Garden and wine tasting tour

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A relaxing and scenic tour of Marlborough

717 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

5 hours

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