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Dermot H.

Christchurch, New Zealand

I am a Private Guide that offers Private tours specialising in the Christchurch and Akaroa area.

I have been guiding visitors around the South Island since 1996. This is a remarkably diverse and beautiful island and I consider myself to have the best job in the world! I have travelled a lot myself and genuinely find visitors and their individual stories interesting. My aim is to offer a very personal small group tour which is flexible. . . . . and I hope fun.
My most popular tour these days is from cruise ship visitors arriving at Akaroa wanting a Day Excursion to Christchurch and the local area. . . . . but I also offer tours up to 10 days long all over NZ to Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook, Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound, the West Coast, Abel Tasman or any number of other stunning destinations. My passions are food, cooking, sailing and of course travel. As an ex- teacher I hope I can share with you a bit about the interesting human and natural history as well as the various cultures of this unique land.

A Recent Review of this guide

Dermot led a great tour of Christchurch. His knowledge of the earthquake experience and consequences, the history of its founding, and the current emerging architecture was most impressive. He knew where to take us for fabulous views from its dormant volcano, upclose sighting of the port city, the estuary and the beachfront, and multiple stories of local people. His willingness to answer our many questions about the economy and educational system was much appreciated. A delightful tour on a sunny day!
Nancy B.

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Credentials

Passenger Service Licence #0227492 with Private Hire Registration (both SPSL and LPSL), Drivers Licence (1,2,4,6 with Passenger Endorsement), member of the NZ Bus and Coach Assn and ProGuides NZ. Vehicle operates with Certificate of Fitness (renewed every 6 months) and Certificate of Loading (note: this is a legal requirement for tour operations in NZ). Red Cross Comprehensive First Aid Certificate. Bus and Coach Assn Public & Carriers Liability Insurance (Lowe, Scholum and Jones). Japanese Profficiency Test Level 3. Bachelor of Science (Auckland University), Diploma of Secondary Teaching (Christchurch), Cert. TESL (Massey Uni.)

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Private tour guide Dermot

Christchurch Day Tour with Private Guide...ex,...

Great Shore Excursion for Cruise Ship Passengers Stopping In AKAROA,...

950 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Local Private,...

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Day Tour from Akaroa with Private Guide.... a quiet day of scenic rambling,...

900 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Christchurch Full Day Tour with Private,...

For visitors staying in Christchurch and cruise ship pax stopping at,...

700 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Arthur's Pass/Southern Alps Day Tour,...

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For those staying in Christchurch or arriving by cruise ship at PORT,...

1000 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours

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Akaroa Day Tour with Private Guide....ex,...

For those staying in Christchurch or arriving by cruise ship at PORT,...

800 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours

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Private Tour Christchurch / Franz Josef,...

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8 Day tour with private guide...best of the South Island....

6000 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 days

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Private Tour to Nelson / Franz Josef,...

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South Island 10 Day Tour - feel the nature and see the sights

9100 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

10 days

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South Island Tour with Private Guide,...

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10 Day Tour........best of the South Island

8600 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

10 days

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