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 :-)
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 :-)
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 :-)
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 :-)
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
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 :-)
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 :-)
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 :)
Jean McLendonUnited States
We were on a back to back cruise, Cairns to Sydney then Sydney to Auckland NZ. I have always had wonderful experiences with Tours by Locals and the tour we set up with Coreena in Hobart Australia was another treasured experience! I had researched Hobart before our trip and corresponded with Coreena what we were most interested in seeing. She was able to come up with an itenerary where we were able to visit these areas. Thank you Coreena!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome Jean - it was a pleasure to spend the day with you both and it's great that you will treasure your experience from your visit to Hobart. Cheers, Coreena
Norman MorettoUnited States
Coreena promised a diverse and interesting tour and she delivered on every tour site she had us visit. Hobart and the surrounding areas are very interesting, but she made each stop even more fascinating because of her knowledge and background of the area. She was very flexible when adapting to our group's (8 people) various desires and interests. We had a great time a thank her very much.
Scott HarrisUnited States
Had an outstanding day with Coreena. Unfortunately, it was rainy but Coreena adjusted our plans so we could see as much as possible and even some things we didn't plan on seeing. All in all a great day with a wonderful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott, it was a great day out with you and Amy. The rain may not have eased too much for most of it so I'm very pleased that you enjoyed what we did see and do while trying to keep as dry as possible. Cheers, Coreena
Linda LaitnerUnited States
Coreena was a wonderful guide and hostess! She provided us with a day full of interesting places to visit, foods to eat and photo locations. By far the best tour of our 39 day cruise.
Elizabeth HughesUnited States
Coreena is the most wonderful guide you will ever find. A wealth of knowledge, she is always cheerful, flexible, and helps you get exactly what you want out of your time with her. We visited Bruny and saw all the main sites within a day, which is a minor miracle! We also spotted TWO white wallabies in the wild, as Coreena knows where to find the grazing spots for all sorts of critters. Wonderful beach walks, cliff vistas, gourmet tastings, bird sightings. We were in awe of the beauty she shared with us :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lizzie, there were so many moments that you all said "WOW" - in many cases there are no other words for Bruny Island. Thank you so much for such kind words, great to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your visit to Bruny Island. It may have been a long day but so worthwhile to take the time to see so much in one day as you did, especially the wildlife including the rare white wallabies and other numerous wallabies in their natural habitat. Cheers, Coreena
Thanks Coreena; An awesome experience and the four of us really appreciated the flexibility and creativity you showed putting things together. Off the beaten track, some added little extras and your local insights made our day and our experience in and around Hobart absolutely wonderful. The old town of Richmond, magnificent views from Mt Wellington, the Bonorong animal preserve, and "discovering" the rare fresh water mountain shrimp was a treat, all the while avoiding the crowds. A very special day!
Dave LayUnited States
Very professional, explained all areas and sites in detail, excellent driver, very kind and courteous. This was the best and most reasonably priced tour I have taken. This tour and Coreena are highly recommended, if you want to see Tasmania and Hobart.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dave, I'm so pleased that your visit to Hobart was so enjoyable - and I'm thrilled to have been part of it - it was most certainly a fantastic day out - with excellent Tasmanian autumn (fall) weather too :-)
George S.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Coreena did a terrific job in showing 6 of us around Hobart and surrounding areas. From Richmond to the Cascades brewery to the Salamanca area, the Richmond jail and bakery and to the old jam factory, Coreena provided great background and information. As a member of a founding family of the colony she is proud of the area and enthused to share her knowledge. I strongly recommend Coreena V for anybody looking for a tailored tour of Hobart and its surroundings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George... it was a wonderful day out with you all too, I really enjoyed being your guide in Hobart for the day while your cruise ship was in port; thank you very much for your kind words. Coreena V