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Michael N.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Welcome to my world. As a fourth generation New Zealander I would love to share with you my knowledge built up over a career that has involved farming on the shores of Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora), university student studying both marketing and sports philosophy and motivation, as an environmental advocate working to engage with both the farming and conservation movement, as a fundraiser and in the adult education training industry working in the primary sector.

For much of my life I have been involved in the community, be it on Lake, Park and Domain management, Sports organization's, School and College governance or in business (Farm Tourism, Marketing and promotions).
My interests are broad, these include music, art, sport, politics and good food and wine. You can be assured of lively conversation on a wide verity of subjects.
I like to think of myself as confident and outgoing. I am proud of New Zealand and what we have to offer, I look forward to taking you on the journey that is the New Zealand story.

A Recent Review of this guide

We were especially happy to have Michael as our guide for Christchurch. We spent 2 days with him and left as good friends. As a lifetime resident, Michael has all the knowledge of the area (and NZ in general) to provide the information needed to give a thorough tour. He was completely flexible for our interests so we so what interested us. We really enjoyed Micheal's personality and friendliness. And it's apparent he's well respected in his hometown as we met several of his friends while we out.
Douglas Guthrie

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Credentials

Over the years I have studied in a variety of areas. These include sport management, marketing and I have done papers on Tourism.
All these papers were done through Massey University while working towards a Bachelor of Business Studies (Still to be completed)
For a number of years I ran a farm tourism business where environment, animals and food were the focus.

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Tours by Michael N.

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Canterbury Day Trip from Christchurch

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Enjoy a day in the countryside with a private guide

270 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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My Back Yard private tour

Gardens, heritage, views and coffee of Christchurch with a private,...

270 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Wine and Vineyards of Canterbury - Private,...

Taste Canterbury's wine in this day-trip from Christchurch

400 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Gardens, Wine and City private tours

The perfect introduction to Christchurch Gardens, Wine and Heritage

270 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Christchurch Walking tour

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A stroll through the inner city of Christchurch

180 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

2 hours

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