Steve MejeurUnited States
Renke worked very well with us regarding the changes in our arrival time to port due to immigration procedures and was there waiting and ready to take us on our first Aussie adventure! One of the things we really appreciated was that he personalized our tour of Bonorong by walking with the group and offering a narration regarding the animals we visited. He answered a multitude of questions as we drove the countryside so we left feeling well acquainted, with him and the land!
Robert S.United States
Don't be fooled by his name, his accent, or home (Germany, I believe). Renke is very knowledgeable about Australia, its history, its environment (& what the eucalyptus means for Australian fires), its flora & fauna. Bonorong was a treat - you get to feed the kangaroos & their joeys. If Renke can arrange it, you may want to spend extra for some up close & personal time with a wombat. They are a close competitor to the koala in terms of overwhelming cuteness (& you are not allowed to hold or touch koalas).
Randall MorganUnited States
Renke was a great guide. His knowledge of the area made the tour enjoyable and entertaining. At the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary his expertise really showed as he was able to add so much background about each animal. He did such a good job other tour groups started following us around. Likewise, we traveled in comfort as he had rented an SUV so entry and exit were a breeze and photos could be taken easily from the windows. The time went by too quickly with us ending the tour at the top of Mount Wellington!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Regards Renke
Larry RamboUnited States
This was a great tour. We would highly recommend it!
Alan PasternakUnited States
Excellent tour and tour guide. Enjoyed our time and can highly recommend.
Angela FischerUnited States
Renke was very informative. He told us many stories of the first settlers to Tasmania. He was willing to change the itinerary to take us to an oyster farm which was very interesting. We also went to an adorable bakery that we loved. I recommend him highly.
Edmond P.United States
Renke was great! He picked the four of us up on time for our excursion to wildlife and waterfalls. Driving out to Mt. Field national Park he provided commentary on Tasmania buildings, culture and history. Once we arrived we took a nature walk where he described all the botanical Florida in addition we went to horseshoe Falls and Russell Falls which were phenomenal. He then took us to a quaint spot for lunch and then we visited a wildlife park. We highly recommend Renky!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Edmond for your rating. It was great to show you Tasmania and the wildlife.
Thomas StallingsUnited States
Wonderful tour! Our guide adjusted the tour so we could do a wine tasting at a lovely vineyard, and also "went the extra mile" and took us into town so we could get our money changed. We could not have been more pleased with our day!
Eileen EadsRaleigh, NC, United States
Susan ChamberlainUnited States
Renke is wise & a fully prepared guide. He re-arranged the tour order to take advantage of morning from Mt Wellington. We learned the ecology and geology of the region... rock rivers, formations, as well as varieties and affects of eucalyptus to name a few. His thorough knowledge extends to the animals and we felt as though we had wikipedia beside us touring Bonorong Sanctuary. His kindness to the wildlife as well as his kindness in helping with my husband's wheelchair touched us deeply. Superb guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely rating Susan. It was a pleasure for me to have you as my guests.
Renke is an excellent guide. He listened to what I asked for and complied, even taking me to a winery. It was a very fortunate day for me to be there to see the wooden boat festival, the biggest holiday of the year in Hobart. He knew the geology of the area which made the tour even more interesting. He could also talk about the animals that we saw at the little zoo we went to.
Judy YipHong Kong
Renke was a wonderful and very knowledgeable guide, bringing his attention to details to everything. His communication and people skills are excellent, and he has some very creative ways in helping children learn about animals! (We have a 9 years old daughter and a 13 years old son) Renke is not only very experienced, but also a very perceptive tour guide. I highly recommend him!
Sylvia DeckUnited States
Our tour in Hobart was all we hoped for and more. Timely pickup, personable guide, entertaining stories, beautiful scenery. From feeding and petting kangaroos at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to convict life in Richmond to the heights of Mt. Wellington, we felt welcomed and informed. Thank you!
Heather ThayneUnited States
This was a delightful tour of an Eucalyptus Grove, Russell Falls, a Wildlife Refuge, and the town of Richmond. Our guide was late to pick us up at the harbor and was overly confident in what we could fit in for the day, but what we got to see was absolutely incredible and we were delivered back to our cruise ship with time to spare.
Renke is very knowledgeable about the history of Port Arthur and provided so much more information than the guide on site. His background as a teacher is evident, making him very capable at explaining things in an interesting way. Would highly recommend him, for this or other tours. On the way to and from Port Arthur from Hobart he showed us so much more, and taught us a great deal about the flora and fauna of Tasmania.
Susan S.United States
Renke was very informative. WE loved the tour to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. The kangaroos ate from our hands and we were able to get great pictures of a kaola and a Tanzanian devil. We walked to Russsel Falls and saw huge trees. Renke told us a lot of information about the forest. It was a great tour!
Adoree BlairUnited States
Renke was just wonderful. He was prompt, friendly, courteous and knew his subject very deeply. When we finished our paid-for tour, he took the time to show us some other highlights on the way from the tour. We had been feeling that this tour was the highlight of our travels, and worried about how good it would be. Well, it was just perfect and more! Thank you, Renke, for these memories and that good time!
Ashley YepUnited States
Renke is a great tour guide! He provided water for the entire group in the van. Hobart is a beautiful city. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary was the highlight! What a memorable experience for my entire group! I loved feeding the kangaroos and Renke knows some of the staff members and was able to get then to bring a koala out! Love it! I definitely recommend taking this tour with Renke.
Keri WernerUnited States
Helene MikellMiddleburg, FL, United States
Renke was absolutely wonderful, and gave our small group (20 people) a wonderful day in Hobart, Tasmania, which we will always remember. He was full of general knowledge about the area; and the way he scheduled our day we were never rushed at any of our locations. We started off at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which was a dream come true for this animal lover. From there we went to Richmond to eat lunch and to see the town, and then up onto Mount Wellington. It was a perfect tour with a great guide!