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Brian F

Christchurch, New Zealand

Working in the outdoors and sharing our special places with visitors to New Zealand has been my passion for over thirty years.

In the early 1980s while working as a bridge construction engineer, I spent every spare minute planning and leading private hiking, skiing, kayaking and cycling trips for my kiwi friends, a great introduction to working as a tour guide in the outdoors of New Zealand .

Then in 1988 I began work as an independent guide for a number of New Zealand and US companies, guiding a wide range of tours, throughout NZ.

When not working you will find me out hiking, cycling or skiing with my son's, as they too grow up to enjoy life in the outdoors.

A Recent Review of this guide

Brian was great. We enjoyed the side trip to the scenic overview of the harbor, the beach, the sheep being herded to a new paddock and the women loved the stops at the yarn shops. Excellent tour.
Frederick Finks

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Credentials

Full Member Pro guides NZ,

Holder of NZTA Passenger Transport licence for carrying paying passengers

P endorsed licence holder for driving Class 1 and Class 2 passenger vehicles.

Owner/operator of bicycle touring company with 25 years experience

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Private tour guide Brian F

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Private tour guide Brian F

Akaroa, Rakaia gorge, Lake Coleridge,,...

Christchurch EQ and Rebuild tour add on subject to ship docking time

950 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Brian F

Christchurch and surroundings private,...

views of Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour from Port Hills with,...

850 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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