I have been operating tours for over 25 years.
Margaret and I are both New Zealand born and are proud to live in the Napier region which we consider, the best part of New Zealand. Hawkes Bay is famous for its world class wineries, many varieties of fruit orchards, breath taking scenery and Napier for its famous Art Deco heritage. Hawkes Bay is promoted as 'The Gourmet Food and Wine Region of New Zealand'.
We are very passionate about our region and love to share our local knowledge with our clients.
I, John, started my career in the tourism business, 1989 with a passenger service luxury stretched limousine. I set high standards with my clients and I certainly exceeded their expectations. I have continued those standards through to my current tour operating business along with my wife Margaret who assists myself as an operator as well.
We both really enjoy meeting different people and making them feel they have left Hawkes Bay with a greater understanding of our unique history regarding the 1931 earthquake, the re-birth of Napier City itself, the general knowledge of the surrounding district of Hawkes Bay, and the Maori legend of Te Mata Peak.
The tour itineraries, we present as a guide for the area are based on our experience and local knowledge. We know the areas that stand out in the region and aim to 'show off' these highlights to our clients on the day.
A Recent Review of this guide
I cannot recommend John highly enough! He was so knowledgeable and personable. We wanted to alter a couple of things on the tour and he personalized the tour to meet our desires. After he met he he even altered our lunch plans to something he felt would be more to our liking. If you are thinking of a tour in Napier, please book John! You will not be disappointed
Extensive experience guiding in the Hawkes Bay Region
Passenger endorsed commercial driver's license