Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Auckland-New-Zealand by Tour Guide Louise Y.

Louise Y.
  Auckland-New-Zealand
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Renetta Joy Nicholas

United States
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Tour: #29888, Auckland to Waitomo Caves - Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 19/19

Louise is the best guide ever!!! Our group of 7 enjoyed the personal attention to detail and the flexibility in the schedule to allow us a day we will remember forever!!! Thank you, Louise for the most magnificent first experience in your beautiful country!

Renetta Joy Nicholas

United States
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Tour: #106293, Auckland City, Maori Culture and Piha Beach, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

Our first tour with Louise was awesome. She is the most personable guide ever! We had a lovely day touring the city and surrounding sites. Her flexibility and knowledge made the day perfect! Looking forward to day 2 with Louise today - I wouldn't book with anyone else!

Michael Alper

United States
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Tour: #35198, Auckland Escape - Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 10/19

Louise is a very knowledgeable guide and a delight to be with. She showed us the highlights of the countryside with intelligence and enthusiasm. And PS, she is a very good driver. Michael Alper & Helyn Goldenberg

Michael Alper

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 9/19

Louise really knows her native Auckland. She is also very knowledgeable about restaurants, museums, art galleries, and the best local shops. She was very flexible with the itinerary, and a pleasure to be with. Michael Alper & Helyn Goldenberg.

Patty Villeggiante

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in Half a Day, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 2/19

all I can say about Louise she was great, she picked us up at the cruise ship and took us for 1/2 day tour of Auckland as our plane was leaving at 3:30pm. if you only have a half day, don't miss Auckland, it is just beautiful and in 4 hours she showed us so much and we had fun with her. the best part as almost at the end when we got out at the beautiful Marina she had baked cookies for us that where to die for, so, so, so good everyone on the bus wanted the recipe. I would highly recommend her. .

Arch Getty

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 26/19

Louise was a fantastic guide. You can't do better! Comfortable van. Very knowledgeable descendant of one of New Zealand's first families. She is friendly and flexible, tailoring our sightseeing to the interests and stamina of our group members. We have had many ToursByLocals guides all over the world and none were as delightful as Louise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Arch. I really had a terrific day with you all and it was a lot of fun. I hope you all have a fabulous time on your cruise.

Elizabeth Morrison

United States
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 22/19

A lovely "intro" for our first day in Aukland. Louise's walking tour was perfect way to slip into NZ time after long flight. She quickly perceived what sights would intrigue us and capture our attention. We especially enjoyed her well informed running commentary about Aukland as we spent our afternoon with her. The last stop, a very fancy sweet shop that could rival any in France, was delightful and fitting end to our first day in New Zealand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Beth and I am so happy you enjoyed your walk around the city. It was interesting too. Yes, a treat at the end of a long day is always enjoyed. I hope you enjoy your travels around New Zealand. Louise

Margie J.

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 21/19

Louise was wonderful - funny and informative. We were able to see a lot of Auckland given our short amount of time in the city. She was fun to shop with and ensured we were able to get the items we were looking for as it was our last chance. We enjoyed meeting local people she interacts with frequently and a lovely lunch at the marina before departing. Louise is a true gem of a guide - thanks Louise! Margie and Lynn

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margie and Lynn and what a fun day we had. I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Nothing like a bit of local shopping. Hope your trip home was good. Louise

Steven Mason

Northbrook, IL, United States
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Tour: Replaces 245825 Auckland City and West Coast Beaches, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Feb 19/19

We had 2 lovely days with Louise. She is knowledgeable, well organized, a great communicator, and easily shares her love of Auckland. It is like traveling with an old friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Steve. It was great to show your group around and I really felt I got to know you all well. Celebrating a birthday was fun. Enjoy your cruise.

J Wayne Wrightstone

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 15/19

Our tour with Louise Y. was magnificent. She met us at the agreed time at the pier in her Mercedes Van. We reviewed the itinerary and Louise proceeded to show us every recommended site in Auckland, as well as many spectacular viewpoints in the city, waterways and volcanic views for pictures . We had a tea break by the beach and Louise provided delicious home baked cookies. She took us to the largest yacht club basin for lunch, then continued the tour. She got us to the airport on time. Fabulous!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I had a lovely day with you both and really the time was too short. Wishing you happy travels and hope you return to New Zealand one day.

Nathan Toveg

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland see both sides of the harbour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 11/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nathan I was really happy to show your group around Auckland.

David Mann

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 9/19

Louise provided and excellent tour of Auckland and the surrounding area. She was very knowledgeable and educated us with history as well of the up to date events. A wonderful tour and very considerate guide. Thank You Louise

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David and I am so happy you all enjoyed the day. I love showing you my parts of Auckland. Louise

John M.

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 31/19

We had a lovely day with Louise. We enjoyed seeing the city she clearly loves - it was a relaxed pace and she was very comfortable to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great comments. It was my pleasure to show you around Auckland and share some special places with you.

Larry Matchett

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 30/19

Louise took us on a great all day tour of Aukland. We can now say we have seen Aukland. Highly recommend Louise for a great day tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Larry, thank you so much. It was a great pleasure to show you both around Auckland and do some special things. Safe travels home.

Alice (Becky) Clark

United Kingdom
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Tour: #280478, Hobbiton Movie Set - Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 29/19

We had a lovely day at Hobbiton with Louise.She had hired a golf cart for us, which was wonderful as it was a very hot day. She made sure we were always comfortable and that we kept to schedule, to make sure we enjoyed everything to the full. She even helped me scoot round the mall on the way back as it was about to close.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Becky. It was a lovely day with you both in such magical setting and it was great for you to see all the extras. I loved the lunch as well. Happy onward travels.

Sue Volek

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 25/19

Louise was terrific! She adjusted the itinerary to accommodate my walking disability. The result was a complete, mostly driving tour of Auckland, with occasional stops at the most scenic places. Louise was very very personable— it was like your best friend was showing you around. She was just delightful, and knew everything we wondered about. Do yourself a favor and arrange a tour with Louise!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sue and it was wonderful to spend the day with you both. Hope the rest of your stay in Auckland and New Zealand is fabulous.

Kathleen Allen

Carmel, CA, United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 21/19

We spent two days with Louise and gained excellent insight into Auckland and surrounding areas both past and present.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both so much, it was a fabulous second day with you and I hope you are now enjoying seeing the rest of New Zealand.

Kathleen Allen

Carmel, CA, United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 19/19

Really enjoyed enthusiasm Louise has for her hometown. Brad depth of knowledge on many facets of history and current events.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kathy and Scott. I had a really great day with you both and loved showing you a few special spots.

Lee Eisenberg

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 18/19

Louise was excellent. Knowledgeable about Auckland including its history, local culture and changes over time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lee - a lovely day with you all as well. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels. Louise

Kathy Petronchak

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 17/19

Our tour with Louise was amazing. She gave us an overview of the city and its history that really helped us focus on what we wanted to experience next. The sites she took us too were ones that we would not have experienced on our own. The local favorites for ice cream and cookies were yummy too. If you want a personalized experience with a very knowledgeable guide Louise is the one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kathy. I had a fabulous day with you both. Enjoy your travels around New Zealand.

Theodore Cooley

Bluffton, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 16/19

We spent a wonderful day in Auckland with Louise. She was outstanding.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your very nice remarks. It was a pleasure to show you Auckland.

Liora Schmelkin

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 17/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. What a fabulous day we had. Happy travels

Franck A.

France
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 13/18

Louise is a very nice lady who will show you around Auckland extensively during this 1 nice full day. She is very smiling and does what she can to accommodate requests if any. I would say that this day is too much of a car ride though, not enough walking break or inside visits (a Museum or a place of interest) would have been great. At the end a little frustration of "seeing too much" but "not doing enough" took place. I can still only but recommend her for this tour of course.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Franck and that is good constructive advice. Yes a visit to one of the museums or galleries is good and I will remember that for the future. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Auckland.

Ragnar Falck

Canada
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 7/18

We arrived in Auckland early in the morning for just a one day visit, because we continued our travel around New Zealand the following day. We arrived at 6 am after 16 hours flight and were picked up by the guide at the airport which was very convenient for us. We spent the next 8 hours touring all of the most important places in Auckland. The guide was very knowledgeable of Auckland both of important sites, history, and very considerate of our needs. The vehicle was clean and very comfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review. Early morning starts are really great. I hope you both really enjoyed the rest of your travels.

Jim Lyttle

Somerset, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #106293, Auckland City Wild West Coast Combo, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 28/18

Louise was terrific, very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were both awesome. Thank you so much for the lovely comments. I hope you have a great cruise around New Zealand.

Aida Weissman

United States
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Tour: #2700, Morning Sights with Louise, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 21/18

Tia Lewis

Italy
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 18/18

A Perfect Way To Start the Day And our day began at 6 am after flying in from California. Louise met us at airport and drove us to our hotel via the countryside, stopping at Aucklands assorted parks (truly a lovely city), stops for coffee and to check out various things we just happen to see, like a boat captain filleting fish down at the Marina. She seemed instinctively to know what we would enjoy. She dropped us at our hotel at 2, leaving us feeling that our best souvenir of Auckland was a new friend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tia and Ritch. Yes the early morning start definitely paid off. I hope you are enjoying Captain Cook cruise and look forward to seeing you again sometime. Louise

Robert McFarlane

United States
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 15/18

Louise was outstanding. Great guide was a great personality. Had a wonderful time on our walking tour of Auckland. Louise had great insight and knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bob. You were both awesome and I loved the people we met today. Still laughing over the poetry reading. Enjoy the rest of your time here. Thank you.

Gabriel Nabielsky

Aventura, FL, United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 8/18

Auckland was our final cruise stop. Louise pick us at the port. Had a perfect plan for the day including some homemade cookies. If someone needs a guide in Auckland you should pick her. Was a very happy tour. Took us to places only people living in Auckland can show. Finally after lunch we were taken to the airport to continue our journey.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gabriel. It was a lovely day and I hope the rest of your holiday was just as enjoyable. I'd love to see you both again one day.

Sylvia Brauner

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland and North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

What can we say about Louise!!!! Just the best guide anyone could find anywhere. Her warmth was just contagious. She arranged for everything to make it easier for us. Her knowledge of Auckland was just amazing. What she showed us in one day was just astounding!!!! We loved Auckland. From the city to the beaches to the lush foliage, we saw every inch of the city and Louise made it fun. She was great company and became our friend!!! Louise made our stay in Auckland what it was. Just a pure joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sylvia for such an awesome review. You were all fabulous and I loved the day and the add ons. I hope you come back again sometime but I will see you again for sure. Thank you

Rhona Most

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Oct 21/18

She was like having friend take you around in there home country. Her van was comfortable and clean. It was a wonderful day traveling around with her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rhona, it certainly was a lovely day and I enjoyed every minute with you both. Hope you enjoy your cruise and New Zealand.

Peggy Thompson

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Oct 16/18

From the minute tour guide Louise met us with a huge smile at the port, we could tell it would be a great day! Louise was fantastic! Her love for Auckland, wonderful breadth of knowledge and interesting commentary delivered an excellent tour. Her enthusiasm for our west coast highlights was infectious. As we drove from one beautiful area to another her running commentary painted a wonderful overview of the area. We can't give enough kudos to Louise. We would highly recommend her! Thanks Louise!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Peggy. I had an awesome day with you all and had a lovely dinner with Dave and Susie when they returned to Auckland. Wishing you lots more fun travels and hope to see you all again one day.

Nancy B.

United States
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Oct 13/18

Louise provided a fantastic introduction to Auckland on a walking tour. She flexibly started later to accommodate us, and then patiently answered myriad questions about New Zealand and Auckland. She had procured a guide to Art Week in Auckland to leave with us, and upon review, I realized I had seen almost all of it! She also provided a tour map, a city map with walks outlined, an outline of our itinerary, and a list of later options for restaurants, walks, and shopping. She was delightful companion!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy for a lovely review. I really enjoyed showing you around Auckland and it was fun during Art Week. Enjoy the rest of your travels in Aotearoa.

Lacy Robinson

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Louise. She is engaging, knowledgeable and a delight to be around! I had a special request and she went above and beyond to fulfill it. Louise a fine ambassador of Auckland. She certainly made my trip memorable! On my next trip to NZ I will definitely book another tour with Louise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lacy. It was a special day and you were great company. All those last minute decisions were fun. I hope to meet you again one day soon.

Kathia Contreras

Mexico
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

Excellent guide! She prepares for every need; she even baked some cookies for us and shared the recipe! We had a wonderful time with Louise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kathia for the fabulous comment. I had a great day with you both and hope you visit us in Aotearoa again one day.

Susan Dugas

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 6/18

Louise is quite knowledgeable and thorough. I don't think we missed a thing. She took us to all parts of the city. We got to get out and walk as well. I highly recommend her to first time visitors to get a great overview of the city.

Joan Galiardo

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 5/18

She was great. Good organization, good driver. Well planned day. Learned a lot, saw a lot and really enjoyed Louise.

Henry C (Cliff) Baggett

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

Louise was probably one of the finest TBL guides that we have ever had, as she imparted her local flavor and knowledge of her native Auckland to us during our fabulous day in this lovely city!!! She truly brought this city to life for us and customized our day!!! Her special touches, such as coffee and "Louise Cake" along side Kohimarama Beach, complete with the recipe for this famous New Zealand cake, just enhanced one of the best city tours ever!!! Thank you, Louise, for a perfect day in Auckland!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mary and Cliff. It was a lovely day with you both and I really enjoyed showing you my Auckland. I hope you are enjoying your few days around Auckland before joining your cruise. Happy travels.

Marilyn Emerson

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

We got off the plane to see Louise's smiling face waiting for us at the airport. She knows New Zealand and taught us a lot about the people and culture. She even took us to see things that tourists don't usually get to see. Book with Louise if you want a lovely, knowledgeable tour guide. Thanks to Louise we had a wonderful day.

David Blecker

United States
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Tour: #35198, Auckland Escape - Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 27/18

Louise was fabulous We has an Expansive yet personal tour of all of Auckland. In the 8+ hours we had, we learned about and visited all the important sites and gained the understanding and advice which only a local guide can provide. Would go with Louise again no matter the location or tour description--she is all a guide should be

Marjorie Stanford

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

No one should consider a visit to Auckland without booking a tour with Louise! She is knowledgeable, passionate, flexible and fun. We had an amazing day and did so many wonderful activities and saw so many unique galleries, landmarks, shops. Seeing the America's Cup at the Auckland Yacht Club was amazing-even though the US can no longer claim it. Louise is the type of person you would love to have for a long-term friend.

Gail Epstein

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

Louise was so passionate about Auckland. We had been there a few days on our own, but her guidance put it all together.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gail. We had a great day and it was lovely to show you around. Louise

Lawrence Serot

United States
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Tour: #29888, Auckland to Rotorua to Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

Louise was very friendly, informed and professional. She went out of her way to help my wife locate a facility in Rotorua that my wife visited 50 years ago. Unfortunately it no longer exits, but we won't blame Louise for this!! Rotorua was a three hour drive in each direction from our hotel and Louise drove very well even in some heavy rain.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Larry. I had a great day out with you all. Lots of fun trying to discover something that was impossible. Hope the rest of your travels were great too.

Mike Apryl Bonanno

CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

My comments are way overdue. Louise was an awesome guide. We had an early arrival so she picked us up at the airport to start our tour. She showed us all the highlights of the city. We had lunch at an outdoor restaurant on the beautiful Marina. Then more of the City. Her knowledge of the City was superb. She understood when we got a little tired toward the end and was able to deviate from her plan. Very hospitable and friendly. Would pick her again to give us or anyone a tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave these lovely comments Mike - better late than never! I remember the day well and it was great, early starts are the best.

Elmer W.

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 10/18

It was raining the entire day we were in Auckland. Despite the rain. Louise drove our party of 4 in a small but adequate van and showed us the sights of Auckland. We did not have to get out of the van except for lunch at a wonderful small local restaurant. She was very knowledgeable of the history and current activities of Auckland and its sights. She was also very informative of the Maori history and relationship of their culture and the influence on the European culture, We had a wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Elmer. I spent a lovely day with you and the girls. Yes the rain doesn't spoil the day and I think the lunch is always a highlight. Hope you enjoy all your travels.

Jan Krentz

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 5/18

Louise was a great tour guide who was flexible on altering the tour start time when we disembarked later than expected. She tailored the tour towards our interests (nature and scenery) and surprised us with delicious home-made gluten-free cookies as a special treat for my husband, who has a gluten allergy. She is informative in a relaxed manner. I especially liked that she accompanied us on stops, including a walk up a steep hills. She was the perfect guide to show us the natural beauty of Auckland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jan. It was a real pleasure to show your family around Auckland. I'm also happy the food was a success. Happy travels.

Shirley Majors

Australia
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 4/18

Louise was brilliant, she was so knowledgeable about Auckland, it's history, flora and fauna, structured the tour to make it varied and interesting. It was an exceptional introduction to New Zealand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Shirley for the lovely comments. Hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels around New Zealand.

Gerald Scott

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

Louise is a fantastic guide. We enjoyed every minute of the tour. My fiancee left her cell phone in the car and Louise returned it to the ship promptly. Just a wonderful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jerry. Loved showing the 3 of you around Auckland and even those special places we ventured to. Wishing you all happy travels as you leave the South Pacific

Jennifer Fukunaga

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in half a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 1/18

Louise exceeded our expectations for this tour! She showed us so much in 4 hours and we learned so much about Auckland, the history of New Zealand, and more. We saw the various neighborhoods in Auckland with stops for photos, we visited a gourmet market for coffee and her fabulous cookies, we drove along the harbors, saw yachts, extinct volcanoes, public parks. Half of the fun of the tour was just talking to Louise - what a vibrant lady she is. I would like to return to Auckland because of all we saw

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jennifer for the wonderful review. I had a great time with you as well and it was great to see as much as did in a short time. Hope to see you both again sometime.

Larry Marsh

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 31/18

Louise was absolutely wonderful. We cannot imagine a better introduction to Auckland. This is our fifth ToursByLocals, and we have always been impressed, but Louise was especially fine.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Larry. I had a great time with you and Kim and I was so happy to show you Auckland on your only day here. Happy travels

Kathie Robinson

Canada
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 26/18

Louise was an absolutely fabulous guide! By the time we finished our day with her, we felt that we had made a new friend. She took us to interesting local places, bought us ice cream and coffee and introduced us to her favourite baby gannet, Bubs at the beach. We never felt rushed on the tour and she got us back in lots of time for sail away on our ship. I have travelled throughout the world with some wonderful guides but I would say that Louise was one of the very best. I would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kathie for the lovely review. Yes it was a fun day out and I'm so glad we got to do everything on the list. The weather was not so good for the rest of your trip so it was great to get all that done. Happy travels and thank you

William Polhamus

United States
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Tour: #106293, Auckland and West Coast Beaches, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Please see rating for our first meeting with Louise previously submitted.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bill. This is my favourite place to visit close to Auckland.

Robert Rucker

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

Great tour of Auckland! Louise is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob. What an awesome family you are and we had lots of fun in the pouring rain. Wishing you lots of success with the rest of your time in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Marla Walker

United States
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Tour: #35198, Auckland Escape - Private Tour for Maria, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 16/18

Thank you Louise for a great Auckland Escape tour for my group of 10. We all had a fabulous time! After our short stay in Auckland we headed off on our 14 day cruise and none of the excursions were even close to as good as our day spent with you. The picnic lunch was such as nice personal touch. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and answering all our questions. I highly recommend booking with Louise if your in New Zealand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Marla. Loved the day out with you all and having so much fun. I am happy you had such a great start to your time in New Zealand. Love to meet up with you all again sometime.

Robin Rhoads

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 15/18

Louise was an excellent tour guide. Gleaned so much info from her on the history and geographics of the area. Had us all over Auckland. Got a wonderful feel for the city and surrounding area. Made a local cookie for us for morning coffee. What a thoughtful gesture and delicious. Also provided water. Really knew her stuff. Had answers for all our questions. Gave us dinner recommendations and suggestions for some of our other tours during our cruise. Can't say enough good things. Just a wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Robin. I had a great day out with you as well. Glad you enjoyed my baking. I hope the rest of your travels are lovely and you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand.

William Polhamus

United States
Rating

Tour: #2700, Auckland in the Afternoon, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 14/18

We spent one half day with her then 6 days later a full day. She is a native Kiwi. She has been with Tours By Locals almost from the beginning. From our first contact, we knew we where in great hands. In addition to the "must see" things in Auckland, we were treated to her expertise of local customs, history, animals, current demographics and shops and restaurants. She even made dinner reservations for us to dine when we returned after 6 days. Ask her about jade and the custom of giving some. Wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bill for the great review. It was such a pleasure to spend fabulous days with you and Pat. Hope we meet again some day.

Henry Taylor S.

Quincy, IL, United States
Rating

Tour: #2700, Auckland in the Afternoon, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 13/18

What a terrific afternoon in Auckland. If you would like a real feel for Auckland, its volcanoes, beaches, neighborhoods and history, this is your tour. We were picked up precisely on time and enjoyed the entire day. The hospitality, knowledge and friendliness were excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Taylor. It was a great afternoon and thank you so much for spending your time in Auckland with me. Hope the rest of the trip was great.

Michael Mitchell

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 10/18

Louise's enthusiasm and love of Auckland is truly inspiring. From the smallest fascinating details to broad historical gestures, she gives true insight into your visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michael, that’s a really terrific response and I truly had a fantastic day with you both. So glad we could share some secrets too! Happy travels

Charlene Steinhauer

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day for Charlene, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 5/18

Louise was outstanding. She was friendly, knowledgeable and navigated our day in a torrential rainstorm.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charlene and it was a really fun day with you and the girls.

Alvin Chua

Philippines
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 21/17

Sorry it took a while to leave a rating. She is definitely a 5-star asset of this company. I still remember her Louise cake she baked for us. It was truly a memorable tour. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Alvin. We did have a great day and I hope you will visit us again one day and spend a bit more time. Louise

Roger Freidline

Midland, TX, United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 20/17

Louise is an excellent guide and excellent driver! She is very knowledgeable about Auckland and showed us some fascinating places. She also helped us with plans for our remaining time in Auckland. We would strongly recommend Louise!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roger and Alice. I had a fantastic day with you both. Thank you so much for the lovely comments. I’m really happy you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Happy New Year

James Gut

Switzerland
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Tour: #106293, Auckland City Wild West Coast Combo, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 17/17

An extraordinary two days with Louisa! She is knowledgeable, professional and a delight to spend time with. Leave space for her homemade midday snacks - indulgent! Thanks for all, Louisa. Perhaps next time in Japan?

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James and Leslie. Thank you so much. It was a lovely day and so happy to show you my favorite place. Thank you for the great comments. Japan definitely. Louise

Robert Kauffman

United States
Rating

Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 9/17

Louise was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and organized. Pleasant personality. Just the kind of tour we were looking for. Her cookies were the best!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert. We had a great day and it was lots of fun too. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday time.

Joan Oakley

Roseville, CA, United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 6/17

Louise was a charming person and excellent guide. We had a full day tour of Auckland starting at 7 am as our flight arrived at 5:45 am. We had a coffee break at the beach with homemade cookies baked by Louise. We saw all the scenic attractions plus the various housing districts from government housing to multimillion dollar homes with magnificent views. An excellent commentary was provided. I highly recommend Louise for your day of sightseeing in Auckland. an xcellent guide as always by ToursByLocals

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Joan. I really enjoyed the day with you both. Yes it was interesting and I was happy to show you different sides of the city. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Edward Halpern

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 4/17

Could not have been better. I have used many tour guides and Louise ranks up there with the best of them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ed for your lovely comment. We had a great day and I enjoyed being with you both a lot. Happy travels

Hendrik van der Kwaak

Netherlands
Rating

Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Hendrik. It was a lovely day out with you both. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your onward travels. Louise

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Eileen Austin

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 26/17

As first time visitors to Auckland we had a wonderful tour with Louise. Saw big city sights as well as beach, forest, parks and gorgeous rose garden sights. Highly recommend touring with Louise. Her commentary and explanations about Maori culture were very educational.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Eileen and Jay. It was a lovely day and I was happy to take you away from the Santa Parade and explore further afield. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Frances Fray

United Kingdom
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

Louise was brilliant. We had a fabulous last day in New Zealand visiting places we would never have found on our own. Travelling with a local really gives you an insight into the country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kia ora Frances. Thank you so much for your lovely review of one of my favourite places. Louise

Greg MacDonald

Canada
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 14/17

Louise was the perfect guide. Her intimate knowledge of the area and commentary were personal and expansive. Beautiful tour with a beautiful lady.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Greg and thank you for the lovely comments. It was a great day and thank you for being such wonderful guests. Happy travels

Jean Miracle

United States
Rating

Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 12/17

Louise is the BEST tour guide. She spent Sunday, (11/12) with my husband and I and took us all over Auckland. You couldn't ask for anymore in a tour guide since she is thorough, knowledgeable and relaxed and just generally very enjoyable to be with. We now feel very well informed about Auckland! Don't hesitate to book a tour with Louise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jean and Ed. We had a great day out and shared lots in common. I hope the flight home was good and look forward to meeting you again.

Debra Conrad

United States
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Tour: #35198, Auckland Escape - Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Louise was a beyond fantastic tour guide. Her enthusiasm from the moment she picked us up at our hotel was infectious. She shared so many interesting facts and was able to answer all of our questions about Auckland and NZ. Louise was super personable and shared her delicious cookies and "Louise Bread" that she baked! It was such a nice touch to stop at the cheese factory in Puhoi and pick out cheeses our group liked to go along with the phenomenal picnic lunch she had prepared. Thank you, Louise!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra. I loved being the extra person in your family and sharing some of our fabulous kai with you. Wishing you all a fabulous cruise and hope we meet again before too long.

Eli Grosman

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Our guide provided our party of four with a tour of Auckland that so far exceeded our expectations that we now have a new bar that may never be met by another private tour. She emershed us into the essence of the city, its history, its culture its very fabric such that we had by the end of the tour could become a spokesperson for the beauty that is Auckland. We toured the volcanos, saw the waterfronts and each of the unique areas and learned the cultural aspects that helped shape Auckland. Thanks Louise

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kia ora Eli. Thank you so much, we had a great day and I loved sharing everything with you. Hoping you have a wonderful cruise and enjoy your travels around New Zealand.

Jennifer Klein

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

Louise is an EXCELLENT guide. We spent a full day touring Auckland both on foot and in her very comfortable Mercedes minibus. The first email contact was positive as Louise was flexible and responsive to itinerary requests as well as last minute changes. She goes the extra mile for her guests from the home-baked cookies at the morning coffee/tea break to actually going the extra mile to an out of the way gallery. She knows NZ history and customs. I HIGHLY recommend taking a tour with Louise Young.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jennifer. What a great traveler you are and it was a pleasure to show you around Auckland. The day worked really well even though some roads were shut for the marathon. Happy travels around New Zealand and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Fred Runco

United States
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Tour: #29888, Auckland to Waitomo Caves - Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 24/17

Louise was simply marvelous, was thoroughly enjoyed our day with her. She was a consummate professional, very knowledgeable and a pleasure to travel with. We now consider her as the only guide in the NZ area for us; part of our travel family. Fred and Shirley R

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fred and Shirley. You were both so enthusiastic about everything and to fulfill your Hobbiton dreams was really extra special. Hope you are enjoying your cruise and definitely look forward to showing you round New Zealand again.

Dana S.

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 14/17

Did 2 tours w/ Louise - Auckland in a Day and Walk around Auckland tours. She was the perfect guide for our group. She knows so much history of the city and how to keep it interesting and fun for everyone. She thinks of everything! She made/brought us these wonderful traditional chocolate cookie treats for a mid morning snack (and had a copy of the recipe for us) and even gave us copies of the departure card we would need at the airport. Recommended great places to eat. Wish I had room write more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Dana. Loved the 2 days with your family and hope your onward travels were all fabulous. Look forward to seeing you again sometime

Dana S.

United States
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 12/17

Did 2 tours w/ Louise - Auckland in a Day and Walk around Auckland tours. She was the perfect guide for our group. She knows so much history of the city and how to keep it interesting and fun for everyone. She thinks of everything! She made/brought us these wonderful traditional chocolate cookie treats for a mid morning snack (and had a copy of the recipe for us) and even gave us copies of the departure card we would need at the airport. Recommended great places to eat. Wish I had room write more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dana for both the reviews. Loved both days with you.

Carol Selsberg

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 6/17

We absolutely adored Louise. You simply cannot have a better representative or a more knowledgeable, warm, accommodating and caring tour guide than this remarkable woman. Louise is certainly a primary reason to return to Auckland....or anywhere she will be "guiding".

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Carol. I'm really happy you enjoyed the short time we had but managed to see it all. Happy travels and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

Holly Jolles

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 4/17

Louise is a very knowledgeable tour guide with good communication skills but with the advantage of not only being native to NZ but whose ancestors were born here as well. Her vehicle was top notch being easy to get in and out of at stops. She gave us a very comprehensive tour of the different areas of Auckland and took us to a fantastic place for lunch. Since we will be in the city for 2 more days, her advice for how to spend the remaining time was invaluable. The 7 hours went too quickly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Holly. It was a great day and exploring the city with you both was lots of fun for me too. Hope you enjoyed the days and happy travels around New Zealand.

Johnny Fincioen

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast across to the East Coast, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 1/17

We recommend Louise highly. She was not stingy with her time, since we started before sunrise and ended after sunset. Our tour was the wider Auckland region, outside the city proper. She brought us to the most spectacular West coast beaches and many lookout points around the city, through smaller villages, near waterfalls, Maori places of interest, rural areas, Gannet breading, suburbs and so much more. We witnessed the sunrise over a volcano and a sunset over the Tasman. Roomy clean and safe car.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Johnny. I really enjoyed the day with you both as well. It was great to show you everything and those little hidden spots are well worth the drive. Thank you again.

Karen Button

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 24/17

This tour was the last one on our 3 week tour. It was a crown jewel to remember New Zealand. Louise & Diane picked 10 of us up at our Cruise Ship when we disembarked, loaded us all in, and all of our luggage. We then set off on a city tour, went to the West Coast beaches that were beyond gorgeous, saw a Gannet colony, and a gorgeous park close to the airport. We also stopped for a lovely lunch. They dropped us off at the airport with our luggage at just the time we needed.This is an incredible tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you soooo much Karen and everyone. We loved the day with you too and taking you to all our favourite areas was the very best. Hope to see you all again before too long.

Betsy Levin

Washington, DC, United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 19/17

Louise gave me exactly what I wanted:an overview of Auckland and Maori culture. We climbed some volcanic cones (now parks) surrounding the city, saw the excellent Maori exhibits at the Auckland museum and a performance of Maori skills and customs, and visited several neighborhoods,including lunch at a small local restaurant. Louise picked me up at my hotel right on time, and we spent the entire day experiencing Auckland. She was both a knowledgeable and delightful person with whom to spend the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Betsy and it was a great day. I hope the rest of your hiking trip was successful. Hopefully we will meet again one day before too long.

Chung Carol

Hong Kong
Rating

Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 18/17

Louise is a professional and cheerful tour guide. The itinerary was well planned. We enjoyed the day tour very much especially Louise's homemade cookies

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Carol. I had a lovely day with you and your parents. It was fabulous your father could meet the local fishermen. Look forward to seeing you all again one day.

Robert F.

United States
Rating

Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 17/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bob. I was happy we could pack so much into the 3 1/2 hours you had available and that you enjoyed it. Happy travels home.

Bernard G.

San Jose, CA, United States
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Tour: #2700, A Day and a Half in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 15/17

We arrived in Auckland very early in the morning after a long journey from SFO. She met us at the airport, stopped at a small cafe on our way into town for a light breakfast and then proceeded to drive around the area and finally delivering us to out hotel. The next day she picked us up at the hotel and we spent the day seeing the remainder of the area. She knows the area history, provides surprise snacks for morning tea, and is always telling stories and things of interest. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was really fabulous spending 2 days with you and seeing as much as we did. Hope the rest of your travels were great and hopefully see you again one day.

James Walsh

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 13/17

Wow!! One of the best tour guides we have ever had! She is informative, funny and pleasant. We didn't just see Auckland, we experienced it. It was an amazing day spent with a wonderful lady. Her knowledge of the city and area was unbelievable topped only by her personality.She has a very comfortable van equipped with a microphone system. Hire this lady! She is the absolute best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, that is a fabulous review, thank you soooo much. I'm so happy the 4 of you enjoyed the day just as much as I enjoyed showing you around. Happy travels and hope to see you again. T

Robert Armijo

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 1/17

I can't recommend this tour highly enough. We stopped in Auckland for a day on our cruise around New Zealand and this was the perfect way to see the city. Louise is wonderful, adapted to our requests and is very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Robert. I had a fabulous time showing you both around and I'm so happy you enjoyed the day. Hope yo see you again sometime.

James Lich

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 31/17

We spent a wonderful day with Louise in Auckland. She was waiting for us as we left our ship and dropped us off in plenty of time at the airport to catch our flight. Very knowledgeable about the city, took us to all the major sights and some unknown gems. Great locations for a morning coffee and a terrific lunch. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much JIm. Yes we had a fabulous day and that lunch spot is really fantastic I agree. Thank you for spending the day with me and trust the flight home on Air New Zealand was a good one

Rosemary M.

IVINS, UTAH, United States
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 29/17

Louise is a wonderful guide! Kind, friendly, and knowledgeable. She is very organized and I would highly recommend her to future travelers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosemary, I had a great time with you all too and it was such a thrill to show you all the little secrets around Auckland.

Dianne Zager

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dianne. I had a really fabulous day with you both. Hope to see you again sometime soon.

Randeen R.

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 24/17

What a delight to have Louise waiting for us at the very busy Auckland port... and with room for us and all of our luggage! Louise's knowledge of Auckland was encyclopedic and she imparted that knowledge with insight and humor. Her love of the city and its surrounding area was obvious. She passed that on to us. Having not been to Auckland before, we left the itinerary and plan for the entire day in Louise's hands. We could not have asked for a better result and a truly exceptional experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awesome Randeen, thank you so much. I was so happy you enjoyed Auckland, its a great city to show off. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Carol Most

United States
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Tour: Carol Most's Wider-Auckland Explorer Tour, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Jan 16/17

Wow, what a terrific day we had with Louise. She was the highlight of New Zealand for us. We were a group of 12 and we all loved our day with her. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Carol. I loved spending the day with you, taking you to my favourite beach and sharing that lunch was amazing. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your travels.

Judit Milstein

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 12/17

Louise is a fantastic tour guide. She was able to adapt the tour to the 4 hours we had before our embarkation back to the US and in that short time, she was able to give us a wonderful birds eye view of Auckland. Pick up at the cruise terminal was timely and the first stop visiting the Miller's coffee roasting company was one of the highlights of our tour. Sightseeing were well selected, including the coffee stop at the marina, were we enjoyed the freshly baked afghans that she provided. Thank you so much

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A truly awesome day with you all and all that coffee! I hope you had a great trip home and look forward to seeing you again sometime. Thank you so much.

Andrew Bishop

Japan
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 23/16

A really excellent day. Louise was well prepared for all of us, great with the kids. We were taken to some fabulous places around Auckland and I would highly recommend Louise as your next guide. Can't say enough good things about or day !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Andrew. It was a fun day with your lovely family. Happy travels and hope to see you again sometime.

GAry Frick

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 16/16

Louise had to wait a long time for us to clear customs, but was very cheerful to greet us. We had a fantastic day touring the city, seeing the sites, having lunch, greenstone shopping, coffee and homemade snacks provided by Louise. We knew it would be a lot to squeeze in after enduring a 14 hour flight, but it was a superb way to start our cruise and tour of New Zealand!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awesome, thank you so much and I agree we had a fabulous day. I was happy to show you Auckland and get all the things done you were interested in. Happy travels

Shelly Rosenblum

United States
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Tour: #2700, City of Sails with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 2/16

Fantastic, there's not enough words to express our thanks. We recommend Toursby locals, a pleasure to work with.Louise, all I can say is WOW. You put soooo much effort in to make us happy, & you were a great success. Ur thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Shelly. It was fabulous to show you both around Auckland and enjoy all the local food. Hope to see you again sometime

Joyce Tanada

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland for Four, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 1/16

We had an excellent tour by Louise. She took us to the beautiful spots in Auckland. She's well informed and entertaining. She also took us to a park where we had a snack, her own baked goodies which were very delicious. Plus she gave us a copy of the recipe. Thanks for a great day, Louise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joyce. I had a lovely day with you all too. And yes the picnic in the park was a great idea. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand.

Susan Hsi

United States
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Tour: #35198, Auckland City Escape Combo, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 26/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. I had a great time with you and your family and having 2 days together was really good. Look forward to seeing you all again next visit

Leticia Villalba

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 18/16

It was my first experience with ToursByLocals and it was great. Louise was AMAZING! She took us to see beautiful places (didn't rush us at any stop we made), took us to this cute market where she bought us some delicious fresh made juice, gave us tips of places we could visit after the tour and left us in the most popular area of Auckland (as per our request). She also gave us some treats and New Zealand candies. Totally recommend her and ToursByLocals!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leticia. You were really awesome and it made the day really enjoyable. I was happy to share my favourite little spots with you as well. Look forward to seeing you again some day. Happy travels

Nancy Caffiero

sarasota, FL, United States
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Tour: #2700, See Auckland with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 9/16

FABULOUS!!! Knowledgeable about Auckland, provided VERY comfortable van ( lots of room for 4) stocked with water, candy, hand lotion and homemade "Louise" bars along with take home info on Auckland. Very warm, approachable and flexible. One of the best tours by locals I have done.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nancy. I had such a fabulous day with you all and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.

Jim F.

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland Overview, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 8/16

Louise is a delightful woman and a good communicator! At our request she provided my sister and I a wonderful overview tour of Auckland plus a tour of a special Maori Portrait exhibit at one of the museums. She is quite knowlegable about Maori culture and lifestyle. Auckland has many beautiful parks and view locations and we visited many of them including the Rose Garden where we had a relaxing "tea" break. All this happened in four hours after which we were delivered to the airport for our trip home.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jim. Yes we managed to pack a lot into a short time and I am happy you enjoyed all the special places. Safe travels.