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!
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!
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
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
J Wayne 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.
Kathleen AllenCarmel, CA, United States
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 EisenbergUnited States
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 PetronchakUnited States
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 CooleyBluffton, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
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 SchmelkinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. What a fabulous day we had. Happy travels
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.
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.