James R.United States
Despite unseasonably hot weather, we had an amazing day touring with Careena in Port Arthur. Her knowledge and commentary helped us get so much more out of this historic site than we ever could have gotten wandering around on our own. In addition, she took us to many beautiful coastline features on our full-day tour and it was such a treat to ride in her room, ultra-clean and comfy vehicle. Like many other guides she really helps you get the most out of your holiday. Highly highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James, it was a pleasure to share some of Tasmania's history, scenery and natural environment with you - indeed a wonderful day spent with you both. Best wishes for the rest of your travels. ~Coreena~
We had a thoroughly enjoyable and informative day. Coreena is thoroughly professional, well travelled herself and very comfortably empathises with her guests. We had a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kerry, it was my pleasure to spend the day with you and your family, sharing Tasmania's history and heritage throughout. It was wonderful to listen to your insights along the way too. Thank you for choosing me as your guide in Tasmania and I maybe one day our paths will cross again. Stay well & healthy, and all the best for your future travels. Coreena :-)
Alan WerthUnited States
Tasmania is a wonderful place and Coreena made it shine at it's best! Even during the booking process we knew we would be in good hands. Coreena identified that 2 cruise ships would be in port during our visit and designed a tour that minimized our congestion at the key sights such as the Bonorong animal sanctuary and Mt. Wellington. Coreena's knowledge of the island and her contacts with shop owners and vendors made for a spectacular day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Alan, I'm so pleased that your day was everything you hoped for and more. Happy cruising ... maybe this little taste of Tasmania may see you one day come back for more. Coreena :-)
Jamie KellerUnited States
Coreena could not have been a better guide! She was flexible, courteous and very enthusiastic! Fun to be with! Very knowledgeable. We would rate her 10+
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww thank you Jamie for your wonderful comments. I truly had a wonderful time with you both too. It was an absolute pleasure to personalise a combination of experiences over the two days you had in Tasmania. I'm thrilled that it was all that you hoped for and more. Thanks again and best wishes, Coreena :-) PS. I might just have to go back our roadside blackberry stop! Yum!!
Jamie KellerUnited States
Coreena did a wonderful job! She is very courteous and friendly. Very knowledgeable about her beloved Tasmania. We highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jamie, it was a wonderful couple of days spent with you both. Safe travels. Coreena
Larry GoldsteinUnited States
If there was a 10 to fill in we would! What can you say when you have a day from 8- 6 with a guide like Coreena! She delivered everything we hoped for and more! From Port Arthur penal colony to history of Tasmania to stopping at special sites along the way home to see some beautiful natural ateas. Her expertise was amazing. Her ancestors date back to the beginning which have us extra insight. Suggesting we stop for a glass of wine and try the oysters! Coreena thank you ! Larry and Ellen
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Larry & Ellen, it truly was wonderful to spend the day with you both. It was certainly a great day exploring the historic and natural sights, ending with a taste of Tassie's oysters and wine. I'm absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed everything so much. Safe travels for the rest of your trip. Coreena :-)
Brett HughesUnited States
My family of 4 has become accustomed to good guides from Tours By Locals, but Coreena was exceptional. My wife is an aspiring photographer. Coreena is a professional. She has continued to help as our first trip to Australia draws to an end. The lunch she packed was both delicious and time saving, which is helpful when you're dealing with a ship excursion. The falls are beautiful, and Coreena is one of the very best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm absolutely delighted Brett. Thank you so much for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you all and of course to share a some photography hints and tips with Annette throughout the tour. Maybe I'll see you back in Tasmania again sometime. All the best and thank you. Coreena
Dennis R.United States
What an interesting area to tour and what a great guide in Coreena. There is more to see here than can be done in one day but Coreena did a super job of trying to show us everything in one day. All I can say is take this tour with Coreena.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely feedback Dale. It was a pleasure to meet you and share, as much as I had time for, about Tasmania’s wildlife, history and natural environment with you. Best wishes for your future travels. Coreena :-)
Dale WinogradUnited States
Coreena was Great! We spent a full day with her and she took great care of us. Not only is she a top notch tour guide ..but she prepared for us ...a great home made lunch. Book her if she is available.....you even get a bonus of professional grade pictures..as she is a photographer. We have used Toursbylocals for many years...and Coreena is a first class example why we love toursbylocals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review Dale! It was very much my pleasure to meet you all and spend the day sharing with you some of what I love about Tasmania. I’m also thrilled that you enjoyed your picnic lunch. Safe travels and warmest wishes to you all. Coreena :-)
Sylvia BraunerUnited States
Coreena was just a Great guide. She showed us so much of Hobart and gave us a great feel for the city, the outskirts and Tasmania. From the wildlife sanctuary to the botanical gardens we enjoyed every moment of our time together. She was very very smart and knew everything about her city and was able to share it with us. If anyone goes to Hobart, you must have Coreena as your guider. We give her 10 stars!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review - it was an absolutely pleasure to meet you all and show you my city, its surrounds, and of course introduce you to some of our ever-so-special wildlife creatures. I'm thrilled that your day was so amazing - just what I aspire to achieve. Stay well and enjoy the rest of your travels. Coreena :-)
Nancy B.United States
Coreena's deep knowledge of geography, history, and economic issues was amazing. Her awareness of viewpoints of natural wonders, the history of Port Arthur (the formal penal colony) and a great lavender cafe for lunch, as well as the many birds and fauna unique to Tasmania was impressive. Coreena's great sense of humor, willingness to answer questions, and her adaptability were great. Her guide knowhow bypassed long lines, facilitated a quick sail, avoided many tour buses. She is highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy and Walter for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you both. I'm so pleased that you had such a wonderful day. Thank you for your generosity at lunch too. Enjoy the rest of your travels; I'm sure you will love your experience at Uluru. Happy travellin' - Coreena
Diane StubblefieldUnited States
We had the most awesome day. Totally appreciate the knowledge and experience provided. There is no way I could have seen so much in just 7 hours. Absolutely love her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Diane, it was lovely to meet you and spend the day showing you some of the highlights of Hobart on your whistle-stop visit. Enjoy the rest of your travels, Coreena :-)
The tour with Coreena was fantastic in every respect. Nothing was too much trouble, she enthusiastically helped in my research. Helping every way she could. It was a great day, lots to see and talk about. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shirley, It was wonderful to spend the day exploring more about your family history in Tasmania’s midland region. There is so much to discover and learn about the convicts and early settlers in Tasmania and it is indeed a mammoth project for you. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the stories and learning what you have discovered thus far and hope that you find the many pieces to the jigsaw of your family tree. Warmest regards, Coreena :-)
Malou Crauser DaxLuxembourg
The tour with Coreena was a big experience, she was very nice, super well organized and she suceeded in making discover is Tasmania in a more than professional way. She organized a visit of the tasmanian devil wich was one of our must seen, it was just great. She drove us from highlight to highlight, and last but not least, her picnic was the best we ever had. Thank you for all, it was an experience we'll never forget.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Malou, it was so special to see your faces light up when seeing Tasmanian Devils at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Thanks for your lovely review - it was a pleasure to spend the day with you & Romain. Warmest regards, Coreena
Charles ParkeUnited States
Coreena was great with our group of retired seniors. Her recommended tour sites worked out well for us. The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary was a big hit. Also the group enjoyed our discussions with the owners of the Jolly Farmer's Inn. Coreena is very knowledgeable and we enjoyed her company. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback Charles, so pleased that you all enjoyed Bonorong so much and it was wonderful to include something a little different with your tour. I'm also very pleased that you enjoyed chatting about the history and stories of the historic property of the Jolly Farmer's Inn. Thanks for your kind words too. Stay well... Cheers, Coreena :-)
Our rating is a big fat 5! Coreena was fabulous! So much to see in Tasmania.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robin & Chris, It was a pleasure to spend 3 days sharing with you different areas and attractions around Hobart and southern Tasmania. Best wishes, Coreena
Karen BrillUnited States
Coreena was an excellent tour guide and gave us excellent information on what we were seeing and recommendations for restaurants in Hobart. We were very impressed with her knowledge and enthusiasm of Tasmania and would recommend her for anyone considering a tour of Hobart and the surrounding area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marshall, Karen & Alyssa, It was a pleasure to spend the day in Tasmania’s Huon Valley and share my knowledge with you. I trust you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Hobart while indulging in the many different dining options to choose from. Coreena :-)
Sandra KennedyNobel, ON, Canada
Coreena was an amazing guide. She is bubbly and enthusiastic and went above and beyond with our group for a full day in Hobart. We loved our day touring with her. It was informative and lots of fun. Thanks Coreena!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Sandra! It was an absolute pleasure to have had the opportunity to share with you all what I know and love about Hobart and Tasmania. I had a great time showing you around too... Cheers, Coreena :-)
Eileen AustinUnited States
Wonderful tour! Coreena did a great job helping us understand Hobart, the land, animals and the history. Since we were first time visitors to Tasmania we really enjoyed seeing Hobart through her itinerary and her commentary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eileen & Jay, for visiting Hobart, for travelling with me for the day, and for the lovely photos you gave me at the end of the tour. It was a very enjoyable day in your company and I hope that I have inspired you to one day return to see more of Tasmania. Cheers, Coreena
Michael StephensonUnited States
We enjoyed a fabulous day with Coreena on our recent Hobart-based tour. Traveling via ship we had only 1 day to visit & a wish list of must-see places & experiences. Coreena made certain our day was exciting & we saw everything we desired. She is pleasant, very knowledgeable, good humored & kept us on track. Mike's nose-to-nose with a Tassie devil is priceless! The Tessellated Pavement was a must; DooTown included lunch & geology. Port Arthur was amazing; she's very knowledgeable. Such a memorable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely review Mike & Mary-Jane... it is such a pleasure to have been part of your experience and to have shared with you the long-lasting memories of a wonderful journey enjoyed. It may have been just one day but that’s one of the many great things about a private tour - you get to do more of what most interests you, at your own pace with a local guide to share it with. It was a pleasure to have met you both during your recent cruise... Best wishes, Coreena :-)
Donald BrownUnited States
Coreena met me at the ferry from Bruny Island and we spent the day visiting the city of Hobart and some of the wetlands nearby. She is an outstanding guide. She has a mastery of the history of Hobart and Tasmania and an enthusiasm that makes the day fly by.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Don for your wonderful words... it was another wonderful day to have spent with you birdwatching and showing you the rainforest & tall tree forests of Mt Field, a different environment to Maria Island where we travelled a few days earlier. Tasmania is a diverse place as you have experienced and it was a pleasure to be part of your journey. Happy blogging ... Cheers, Coreena :-)
Donald BrownUnited States
I visited Tasmania primarily for bird watching. Coreena, although not billed as a "bird guide" was absolutely phenomenal. She made my one day tour to Maria Island a real pleasure. She knows a lot about a lot of things, including the natural environment. She accompanied me for the full day hiking about Maria Island, and then delivered me to the Oyster Bay Inn so that I could take the ferry over to Bruny Island for a two-day birding tour with Inala. She met me again after that on the 19th.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW! I’m blushing Don :-) Thank you so much for your incredible review. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of your Tasmanian experience. You inspired and educated me along the way too. I thoroughly enjoyed showing you the diversity of Tasmania’s natural environment and of course wildlife spotting and identifying the many different species of birds with you. Thank you and I look forward to reading your blog when it’s ready. Cheers, Coreena :-)
Jean S.United States
If we could, we would give ten stars to Coreena. Our day with her was fabulous. She is so knowledgeable and her love of Tasmania shows; she has made us want to come back. If we do, we definitely will contact her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your lovely review Jean. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed seeing a snippet of Hobart during your cruise. I look forward to hearing from you if you do happen to visit Tasmania again in the future. Safe travels home... Coreena :-)
Tim FaganUnited States
Coreena is an excellent tour guide, very energetic, personable, knowledgeable, fun, and outgoing. This tour of tall trees and waterfalls in the national park and then the wildlife at the rescue center was outstanding. One of the highlights of our trip to Australia and New Zealand. Morning tea and lunch included was excellent. I highly encourage you to book your tour with Coreena.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your incredible comments and compliments. It was a real pleasure to be your guide in Hobart. All the best for your future travels, Coreena :)
Eleanor H.Sarasota, FL, United States
Our flexible day of touring was just what we requested with some extra fun things added. Coreena did a great job getting us around and providing lots of good information about Hobart and Tasmania. Great job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elenoar, it sure was a lovely day showing you some of the many Hobart highlights... from nature and history to food and wine - all in a good day out. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it all. Cheers, Coreena :-)
George SokolowskiUnited States
Coreena was the perfect guide, managing to cover all the important points of our tour out of Hobart despite our very late arrival. Her flexibility and ready willingness to accommodated the individual needs of our party were deeply appreciated and led to a successful trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kind Sir! :-) Better late than never! It was certainly a great afternoon/evening out and about with you all; I'm so pleased that you enjoyed see all that you did. Safe travels for the rest of your journey. Cheers, Coreena
Very knowledgeable and patient. It was a really great tour She sheed us more than we expected
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elias & Ruth, I thoroughly enjoyed showing you around and sharing some of what I love about Hobart with you. Best wishes for the rest of your holiday. Cheers, Coreena
Linda TownsleyUnited States
What a perfect guide! Not only was she very knowledgeable about the local area, but she was able to help us use our cameras in better ways to take some amazing pictures. She is organized, kind and thoughtful. The perfect combination.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gosh, what can I say to that?! Thank you Linda - of course I'm totally thrilled that you all had such a great time. It was a pleasure to be a part of your day in Hobart and I'm sure you have captured some wonderful memories, both in mind and camera. Cheers, Coreena :)
Marilyn BarnettUnited States
Coreena is a wonderful guide. She was quite knowledgeable about local Tasmania and Port Arthur history. In addition to an extensive tour at Port Arthur, she showed up some beautiful spots along the Tasmanian coast. I particularly appreciated also her attentiveness to following up before the trip to make sure we were all set to go. I highly recommend her to anyone visiting Tasmania.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your lovely words Marilyn :-) The day was such a wonderful one with you and Judi and I'm so pleased you enjoyed hearing about the stark history of Port Arthur and Tasmania's convict era combined with seeing the stunning scenery of our coast. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others by leaving this review. Coreena :-)