My philosophy in life is to live for each day, enjoy the moment and to never stop learning.
I had for the last 7 years owned a Business providing customised tours around Tasmania for TBL.
A couple of years ago I decided to move make home to New Zealand and started a new Busness here.
As a "Kiwi" who has lived in various parts of "Aoteoroa" (New Zealand) in my life, I decided to move back and start touring here last year.
I have lived and traveled overseas extensively including SE Asia, Europe and parts of America. I have been involved in customer service for over 35 years dealing with people from all different walks of life. I love meeting people from all over the world.
I have managed Bars in London, worked in factories in Ireland, traveled with Ashtons Circus through Australia and worked as the Receptionist for Cadbury in Tasmania while setting up my Business in Tasmania.
I have had a wealth of life experience and have traveled with many tour companies myself while overseas. I know what I would like to experience with my guide and tour.
My love for travel, driving and planning itineraries for friends holidaying in New Zealand, brought me to my next journey, and to be a "kiwi". . . again in New Zealand. I have settled in the Tasman Region as I have spent majority of my life here before moving to Tasmania.
I have traveled over 10, 000 kilometres around New Zealand exploring the alternative roadways available around this very special Island that I call home, meeting some wonderful locals along the way.
Every tour can be changed depending on your interests and that is why I prefer smaller groups to keep it private and flexible.
I am passionate about the Marlbrough/Tasman and Nelson Regions as there lies such a choice of attractions depending on your passions.
As New Zealand is very changeable in weather conditions, I ensure you that I adapt my tours to suit the day. I want your experience to be memorable not just a tour.
I travel through back roads for you to experience some hidden treasures of New Zealand. There will be a range of activities to choose from depending on your interests combining food/wine with meeting locals, or a few short walks with spectacular scenery. When I travel I like to do a little of everything "a taste", so there is room to come back and want to explore more. Flexibility, relaxing and lots of laughter is my motto.
I Look forward to your company and showing you the "real" New Zealand by a passionate "Kiwi" as your Guide.
YOUR TOUR - YOUR EXPERIENCE - YOUR CHOICE
A Recent Review of this guide
We toured w Vicki when our cruise ship docked in Picton. A great thing about ToursbyLocals guides is that they live in the area that they tour in & they can take you to off-the beaten-track places. Vicki satisfied this need wonderfully. She took us from Picton along the coast from Port Underwood to Rarangi & back via Havelock. We had a great lunch in a local restaurant & visited a local art gallery. No tours do this route because the coast road can't handle buses. The tour was great. Highly recommended.
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I can only take children of 7 years old and above and are to be accompanied by an adult at all times. You must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. I have room in the back of my vehicle for walkers and small otorised scooter if necessary.