Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Picton-New-Zealand by Tour Guide Will (Guide #12307)

Malou Crauser Dax


Tour: Flexible Customised Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Day Private Tour Picton, Picton, New Zealand
Date: Apr 5/18

Many thanks for this great tour, Will was very nice and gave us a very good tour, he was flexible on every request and not to forget, he took over from a colleague who was unable to make the initially booked tour. Thank you once again Will, it was a great pleasure to have you as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Malou I always love a challenge to construct a tour on a whim - you were both great company and it was a pleasure to share this historical area. Cheers Will

Alexandra Kelly

London, ONTARIO, Canada

Tour: Picton Scenic Marlborough Tour, Picton, New Zealand
Date: Mar 18/18

Will was an excellent guide. He was able to take us on a tour at short notice when the original guide was not able to do our tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Picton.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Alexandra, it was my pleasure. Thank you for chosing ToursByLocals for your visit to Marlborough. W

Nancy L.

United States

Tour: #218513, A scenic private tour of Marlborough, Picton, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

The time spent with Will was the best time of all the tours I have taken with Tours by Locals and was also the best time we had during this holiday. I will remember this excursion for a long time. The excursion exceeded my expectation. Will is one of the most genuine person I have met and he is passionate about what he does. As soon as we met he inquired about what we want to do and delivered it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nancy and Leung were a awesome couple who had very definite ideas of what they wanted to do and see and it gave me great pleasure to show some of our unique areas. Thank you so much for your review as this encourages me to do my best, Cheers Will

Jeff Wagner

United States

Tour: Jane Turner and Freeborn Parsons, our pioneering ancestors - Private Tour, Picton, New Zealand
Date: Feb 14/18

Will was an extraordinary guide with knowledge of the area that only someone who grew up in the area and is passionate about his work could have. He made our day together so memorable and fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff, it was easy and an absolute pleasure hosting you, our local historians enjoyed the expereince also. Cheers Will.

Bart Gijsbers


Tour: #218513, A scenic private tour of Marlborough, Picton, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 4/18

Will gave us a day we will remember for the rest of our live. We didn't have a fixed plan for the day so we discussed at the start what we wanted to see/do. Will was able to fulfil everything so we had a great mix of views, walks, lunch and wine tasting. Will is a very pleasant person to have as host for the day, he is very knowledgeable about history and nature. We loved it! (If you are on cruise: book this. It is so much more value for money)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys for your compliments. We are very lucky in New Zealand have so many natural attractions in which to show our visitors. This was a great tour because you were so keen to learn and explore. Cheers Will

Janice Caller

United States

Tour: #218513, A scenic tour of Marlborough, Picton, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 2/18

We really enjoyed our day with Will. He was interesting, informative and very knowledgeable about Picton.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Janice, it was my pleasure and I very much enjoyed meeting you all. Cheers Will

Christine Adler

United States

Tour: Marlborough Countrylife Full Day Excursion, Picton, New Zealand
Date: Feb 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure to host you and your group Christine, swing by again when you are next in New Zealand, Cheers Will

Gregory Ulrich

Houston, TEXAS, United States

Tour: #218513, A scenic tour of Marlborough (Customised), Picton, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 25/17

Will has a tremendous local knowledge. He can make his tours as flexible as you need and still covers all the important sites. Will put together a custom tour for us of Picton, Havelock and the Marlborough Wine Region. It was a most memorable tour. We whole heartedly recommend Will and his tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure guiding you and your group. It is always fulfilling to talk to visitors with an interest in our local fauna, flora and history. Cheers Will.

Roberto Rinaldini

Dana Point, CALIFORNIA, United States

Tour: Farm, Aviation history and culinary tour, Picton, New Zealand
Date: Jan 3/17

Will is a great person! We really enjoyed to spend the day with him. He knows everything about Marlborough area and activities. He is really the BEST and i recommend everyone to have him as a guide! cheers, Robert R.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure hosting you and your family Roberto, happy travels until we meet again, Cheers Will.

Gary Shepherd

United States

Tour: #149284, Mystery of the Moa Hunter, Cruise ship excursion, (can be customised for other visitors), Picton, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 5/16

As a 4th generation New Zealander, Will knows the area extremely well, and will tailor your tour to match your interests. And you will definitely get to visit locations that regular tours never see. Well worth doing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gary, I really enjoyed meeting you both, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your time with me, Cheers Will.

Carolyn Whittaker

United States

Tour: Flax, Wool and my Ancestors, Picton, New Zealand
Date: Oct 5/15

If I could give Will more stars, he'd get 10 or more. He was fantastic! Very knowledgeable about the area and took us to a lot of places that others on our ship did not see. He made us a terrific lunch and was absolutely delightful in all aspects of the tour. I recommend him very, very highly. Tours By Locals is lucky to have him!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's always a pleasure to add something different to a tour that's unsuspected but what gives us the most pleasure is seeing that our new friends leave us with great memories.

Kim Austin

United States

Tour: History, Views & Scenic Highlights Tour, Picton, New Zealand
Date: Apr 9/15

The best part of touring with a local, is sometimes we are fortunate enough to book a local celebrity. Everywhere we went, the people knew Will by name. We were able to cross private property to see very scenic historical spots, and have a Kiwi lunch prepared by Will at an old farmhouse on a working farm. In the past, Will had led several photography tours, so he knew where the photo ops were. We feel very blessed to have connected up with Will for the perfect Picton experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kim, it was a privilege and pleasure to host you and your friends in Marlborough, New Zealand. I hope we meet again, happy cruising until then! Will