Karen BoydUnited States
Louise deserves better than 5 out of 5 stars! She is extremely knowledgeable, warm and kind. This was our first trip to Auckland and we feel like we saw so much more than we expected to be able to do including the market at Britomart, Devonport and Takapuna, lovely lunch and so many other places. We are in awe of the job Louise did and appreciate what a wonderful person she is in addition to being a topnotch tour guide. We would definitely book with her again and recommend her to any visitor to Auckland!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen. It was a great day out with you both and it really worked to our advantage with the city being so quiet. I hope you had a good trip home and everything was ok on your arrival. Keep in touch. Louise
Sandra BatemanUnited States
Louise was outstanding. My grandson and I only had a four hour window from departing the ship and going to the airport but Louise was able to give us a grand tour of Auckland. We felt very satisfied that we know about Auckland. She was knowledgeable, informative and really knows the city. Sandy B Colorado Springs, CO USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sandy. You were both lots of fun and I wish we had a bit longer. Hopefully you will come back again one day and we can do it again. I hope you had a good trip home.
Touring Aukland with Louise was terrific. She shared interesting information on all the places we visited. She was very thoughtful - stopped by a grocery store so we could purchase a few things we needed, treated us to gelato cones, brought her own delicious "Louise cake" for us to enjoy with coffee in the morning, pointed out a great coffee shop where we could purchase good coffee for our Airbnb, took us to a wonderful place by the yachts in the bay for a delicious lunch. So much to see in Aukland!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Pauline and David, it was a terrific day and I was so happy to show you around Auckland and see some special places. Have fun for the next few days and have a great cruise. Louise
Eliot BarnettDallas, TEXAS, United States
Fabulous Day. Highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes a fabulous day it was. Thank you so much Eliot and Sheryl.
Joy SalmonUnited States
Louise was a wonderful guide and NZ ambassador who provided us an excellent overview of Auckland and its interesting history. She tailored the tour to our interests and needs, stopping at specialty stores for our purchases. She provided tips for our additional days in the area, even providing driving directions. Her Louise cake is to die for. We really appreciated the airport pickup and hotel drop off.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Joy. It was quite a day and you were so full of energy after a long flight. I hope you enjoy the rest of you time in New Zealand and happy travels.
Linda SteinbergUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Linda. It was great to spend two whole days with you and do all the sights. Weather was good and I hope you are having a lovely cruise around New Zealand.
Theresa MatthewsUnited States
Louise is a love and went out of her to answer every obscure question or observation we came up with. Restaurant recommended was excellent and she kept us awake after a nearly 22 hour journey. I highly recommend Louise!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Theresa for the lovely comments. It was a great day and you were both amazing after the long flight. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Auckland and New Zealand.
Suzette StaatsUnited States
Absolute best workout I've ever had! She arrived right on time in the vehicle she said she would be driving. Took us everywhere we wanted to go very knowledgeable of the city in history. Even took us for wonderful coffee and provided homemade baked cookies for us!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Suzette for the lovely review. I really enjoyed the day out with you both and it was a great end to your visit to New Zealand.
Colleen DyerSparks, NEVADA, United States
Louise met us at the Cruise Terminal with a sign and beautiful smile. Louise is knowledgeable, professional and friendly. She exhibited a love of her city. Our tour was filled with great sights, history, walks and surprises along the way. Louise made us delicious homemade cookies when we had a coffee break. Our lunch was at a local's restaurant at the wharf. Louise went above and beyond getting us to the airport and helping us. We highly recommend Louise and would use her again. She's great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, this is a lovely review and I am so happy to read your comments. I really enjoyed the day and it was fun to discover some new spots with you. Wishing you both a wonderful 2020
Abraham GoodmanUnited States
Our guide made the difference on our stay in Auckland , she is the best , amazing we had a wonderful experience, everything was unique
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Abraham. I had a really fantastic day with your family and sometimes just changing everything works so well. Enjoy your holidays.
Suzanne BarchersUnited States
Louise was personable and she customized our half day tour to work with our needs and interests. She knows Auckland in depth. A great find!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Suzanne. It was a pretty fast trip but I was happy to show you everything that we could manage. Hoping you had a good flight home.
Arthur BrownUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Arthur. I really enjoyed my day with you both as well. Happy holidays
Bob LiuUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Bob. I had an great couple of days with your group and look forward to meeting you all again.
Richard BrooksMayfield Heights, OH, United States
We thoroughly enjoyed our Auckland tour with Louise . She introduced us to life in New Zealand, highlighting the national and city histories. We went to several sights, including Mount Eden, a beautiful rose garden, the Art Museum, and local neighborhoods. We had lunch at the marina and saw the Americas Cup trophy at a nearby yacht club. Louise is charming, knowledgeable, and entertaining. We recommend her for anyone visiting Auckland or New Zealand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Richard and Jackie. We had a great day together and I admire your energy and enthusiasm after an early morning arrival. I'd love to see you again one day. Happy travels. Louise
Very pleasant day spent with Louise touring Auckland. She has a very vast knowledge of the history of the area and some nice home made treats to share. We would definitely recommend her to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Stuart and Lesley. I had a lovely day with you both as well and hope you had a good flight home.
Dale PIperUnited States
Louise provided a very personal tour of Auckland which was just perfect for us. She took us to a lot of great locations and we came away with some great photos. She did a great job!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Dale. I had a great day with you both as well. Happy travels
Wendy KhentiganUnited States
Wonderful guide. I had a lovely day. She really made it special. Louise went out of her way to make sure I had everything I needed.She offered to make suggestions during the planning stages as well as offered to answer any questions while I was in Auckland after the tour. A true gem.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Wendy and it was a great day with you. I hope the rest of your travels go well - you are certainly on an adventure. Have a great time in New Zealand and Australia.
Sheila MartinsonUnited States
Louise is an excellent tour guide! In three short days she introduced me to all the important sights in the Auckland area, including a visit to Hobbiton. She even taught me enough to be able to follow through on my own in subsequent days! So I would rate Louise as a 5plus! She is a gem. Thank you for the opportunity to tell you about her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sheila. I had wonderful days with you too. Happy travels and see you when you return.
Dan GessnerLargo, FL, United States
An excellent tour. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Sharon. It was great spending the day with you both and enjoying everything together.
Mia ToddUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mia. I was happy to give you a good overview of Auckland during your layover in Auckland. I hope you had a good flight home. Louise
Michael AlperUnited States
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael and Helyn it was a very enjoyable day and I learnt a lot from you as well about your interests. It was really great. Happy travels
Patty VilleggianteUnited States
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. .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patty. It was great to guide a large group and have fun at the same time. It was short but sweet. I hope you all arrived home safely.
Arch GettyUnited States
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.
Margie J.United States
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
Wayne-Marianne WrightstoneUnited States
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 TovegUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nathan I was really happy to show your group around Auckland.
David MannUnited States
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
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 MatchettUnited States
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.
Sue VolekUnited States
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.