Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Hobart Australia by Tour Guide Ruth P. (Guide #13690)


Trishia Wynkoop

United States
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Tour: #167769, Hobart, Richmond and the Bonorong wildlife sanctuary - Private tour - Trishia Wynkoop, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 5/18

Our tour with Ruth was FANTASTIC! The tour was completely customized and we did exactly what we wanted! Some of the highlights were the Cascade Brewery, drive up the mountain and Bonorong wildlife sanctuary. We saw so much that everything can't be listed. Ruth took pictures for us and knew so much about the area that we truly felt like a local for a day. Great tour with a fantastic guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Trishia, Thank you very much indeed for your warm and lovely comments - I really enjoyed spending time with you!

Annette Halverson

United States
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Tour: #221116, Private Tour - Annette Halverston - Mt Field and Bonorong, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 26/18

Ruth was easy going and fun to listen to as well. She had a vast knowledge of the area and let us set the pace and was open to changes in the itinerary.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Annette - I am glad you and Jeanette and partners all enjoyed your day - it was a pleasure to show you around! Warm regards, Ruth

Richard Turnbull

United States
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Tour: #221116, Mt Field National Park and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary - private tour, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 25/18

Ruth was amazing. Friendly, fun and very informative. Our small group crammed so much into our excursion. We saw everything we wanted to see. She knew about the animals. She knew about the country side. She even knew all about the MONA and the exhibits. Explained everything. Made this our favorite excursion of the cruise. Best guide ever. Thanks Ruth

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard - thank you very much for these kind words - we did do a lot in a single day! I’m very glad you all enjoyed it and didn’t feel too rushed. I will treasure Enrique’s response to MONA as one of the best reactions I have ever seen - and I hope you all have a wonderful time in Melbourne and Sydney.

Sheri Hardin

United States
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Tour: #172514, A day in Hobart, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

It was a joy to spend the day with Ruth after our flight into Hobart. She covered so much ground from the city and its history, to lunch, to fabulous views off Mount Wellington, and ending with shopping in Richmond at shops she knew to be good. I would highly recommend having Ruth show you around Hobart and the surrounding area.

Christine Biggar

Canada
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Tour: #167769, Hobart, Richmond and the Bonorong wildlife sanctuary - Private tour, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 9/18

Great tour with Ruth. Very knowledgeable. Flexible with our schedule. Went the extra mile with our tour. Highly recommend Ruth.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Christine - I am very glad you enjoyed your day! Ruth

Erica Meyer Liew

Switzerland
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Tour: #167769, Hobart, Richmond and the Bonorong wildlife sanctuary, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 7/18

Ruth was fantastic, knowledgeable and cheerful. We can highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Erica - I appreciate you taking the time to provide a review. I enjoyed meeting you both, and hope you had a wonderful time on the rest of your trip. Warm regards, Ruth

Judith Montoya

United States
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Tour: #167769, Hobart, Richmond and the Bonorong wildlife sanctuary - private tour, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

I would give Ruth a ***** excellent rating. Ruth was very knowledgeable, informative, and a lot of fun. Because of Ruth all 4 travelers had a very enjoyable time. We would highly recommend Ruth.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Judith - thank you very much! I am so glad you all enjoyed your time in Tassie - please get in touch if any of you ever visit again, and I would be delighted to show you around some more of my island State...

Allan Jones

United States
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Tour: #167769, Hobart, Richmond and the Bonorong wildlife sanctuary night tour, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

James Gut

Switzerland
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Tour: City tour and Mt Wellington - 4 hours, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia
Date: Dec 28/17

Ruth moved in at the last minute when our guide had a minor emergency. She gave us an excellent and very informative tour off the Hobart area. Even though she was pressed to do her own tour just after ours, she was kindly accommodating to our last-minute change in the drop-off spot and never in the least made us feel rushed. Great job, Ruth! Thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much - I am very glad you enjoyed your morning, and did not feel rushed! Everything worked out very well. Thank you again.

Christine Weger

United States
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Tour: #279653, Exploring around Hobart, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 21/17

Ruth is an absolute natural as a tour guide! Very informative with many wonderful, colorful stories and historical details. Every minute was lively and fun thanks to her--our group said it was the best shore excursion ever! She also kept us on time without making us feel rushed, even though she customized a tour for us where we saw twice as much as the cruise excursions. I can't recommend her highly enough--book with her--you won't be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christine, thank you for such lovely comments! I am so glad you all enjoyed yourselves, and I hope you will come back to our little island state one day...Thank you again, Ruth

Tahani M.

Taiwan
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Tour: #167769, Hobart, Richmond and the Bonorong wildlife sanctuary - private tour, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 17/17

Molly deMattos

United States
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Tour: #172513, Hobart's wilderness and wildlife private tour, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 16/17

There are not enough stars in the universe to convey how great our tour with Ruth was! She was beyond exceptional in every way! Knowledgeable on history, flora, fauna, fun facts, areas, cheese...I mean you name it, she rocked it!! We could not have been happier with our amazing experience! Saw over 35 different species of animals, birds, mammals, etc in our full and epic day with Ruth! What a gem she is and so so so very friendly and accommodating on top of everything else! We are so so grateful!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Molly and the girls - what can I say?? Thank you!!!

Mary Smith

Canada
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Tour: #167769, Explore Hobart and surrounds, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 29/17

Fabulous private tour with Ruth P. Lovely person, very accommodating, flexible, knowledgeable, prompt. Excellent in all categories. Drives comfortable and modern vehicle. Would highly recommend. My tour of 4 had a fun filled day with Ruth P in Hobart, Tasmania Nov 29, 2017.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary! It was lovely to meet all of you, and I am glad you enjoyed your day.

Hendrik van der Kwaak

Netherlands
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Tour: #172514, Discover Hobart, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 19/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Evelyn Reynolds

Canada
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Tour: Southern Tasmania - wilderness, wildlife, wine and wonders, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia
Date: Nov 13/17

Ruth was an engaging guide She has in depth knowledge and is clearly passionate about sharing Tasmania with her clients. She is personally well travelled and therefore very aware of what people might be interested in. She is as also a very pleasant and sociable companion for our two days. A very good representative for Tours by Locals whom we would be happy to recommend in other countries as well

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Evelyn! I enjoyed showing you both around, and please be in touch if you ever come back this way!

Kathleen Frankovic

United States
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Tour: Private tour of the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia
Date: Apr 4/17

Ruth is lively, helpful and very knowledgeable about Tasmania. She took great care of us. We would definitely use her again when we return.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kathleen - thank you! It would be good to see you again one day in our little island State. It was really nice to meet you and Hal, and I enjoyed our day. I hope you are settled back home on your Hawaiian mountain... Warm regards, Ruth

Carole N.

United States
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Tour: #167769, Tour of Hobart and surounds and the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 1/17

Ruth planned a great schedule for us and gave us a good overview of Hobart,Richmond and of course,our favorite the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Thanks for helping us to know more about Tasmania

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carole - thank you for your feedback - I am so glad you enjoyed Bonorong - it is a really lovely place! I hope you are able to visit again one day... Ruth

Karen Caillier

United States
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Tour: #167769, Historic Hobart and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 17/17

Ruth was excellent. Very knowledgeable and pleasant to travel with, I would certainly recommend her to anyone. Karen

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Karen - thank you very much for your recommendation! I hope the three of you are finding fair weather and fun times in beautiful NZ! Warm regards, Ruth

Andrea Latish

United States
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Tour: #167769, Hobart, Richmond and the Bonorong wildlife sanctuary, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 10/17

She was fantastic! She was knowledgeable, she had a sense of humor, she wanted to go at a pace comfortable to us. She took where we wanted to go. We even stopped for souvenirs and lunch. It was a spectacular day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for such Lovely feedback Andrea! I am very glad you all enjoyed your day, and I hope you also enjoy visiting the rest of Australia. I am so pleased we found that T-shirt...! Warm regards, Ruth

Linda Prewitt

United States
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Tour: #167769, Hobart, Richmond and the Bonorong wildlife sanctuary, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 5/17

Ruth's tour was the highlight of our !2 day trip. She was a joy to be with and very knowledgeable about Tasmania. We loved the wildlife sanctuary, which is a MUST SEE for all that go there! Would highly recommend Ruth!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Linda - thank you for your lovely comments - it was a pleasure to spend the day with your group! Please get in touch if you are ever down South again...and I hope the rest of your trip went well. Warm regards, Ruth

Bernard G.

San Jose, CA, United States
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Tour: #172513, Tasmanian animal encounters and Hobart tour, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 27/17

Ruth is a great local guide having lived in Hobart for many years. She provided excellent commentary everywhere we went. She took us to ZooDoo, her first time there, and took care of all the scheduling. Went to the top of Mt. Wellington, a must see view if the weather permits. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Bernie - thank you for this lovely feedback - I am really glad you and Kathy (I hope I've spelt that right!) enjoyed your day! Warm regards, Ruth

Eleanor Karp

United States
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Tour: #279653, Port Arthur, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 3/17

Ruth was very knowledgeable and personable. She arranged the tour to suit our requests. The trip was great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ellie - thank you for such a prompt response! I hope everyone in the group has met up again safely, and that you enjoy sharing photos! Have a safe and comfortable trip to Sydney. Warm regards, Ruth

Jeanine Frank

United States
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Tour: #172513, Hobart's wilderness and wildlife - private tour - Jeanine Frank and friends, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Oct 29/16

Ruth gave a tour of Hobart and vicinity for 6 of us and was a great guide. She was knowledgeable and entertaining and showed us the best of her city. She was also very comfortable to be with. One of our group needed medical attention and she got him to the hospital and taken care of promptly, while still giving the remainder of our group an excellent tour. I would definitely recommend Ruth as a guide to anyone visiting Hobart

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jeanine - I hope Ed is recovering well! It was a pleasure to meet all of you. I also hope that you maybe have a chance to return and see a bit more of beautiful Tasmania one day! Warm regards, Ruth

Laurie Picklo

United States
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Tour: #167769, Afternoon discovery tour of Hobart and surrounds, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 1/16

Ruth provided the most amazing tour! She was so nice and easy to talk to. She gave us one of the best tours we have ever had. She determined what we would like to see and did her best at providing a great afternoon! I highly recommend her and would use her again and again. I even hugged her at the end of the tour because she was such a warm and sweet person!

Robin Andersen

United States
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Tour: #167769, Beer, Wine and Spirits, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 26/16

Our group really enjoyed our tour with Ruth. She was knowledgeable about the areas and very friendly and accomodating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robin - I am glad you enjoyed your day and I hope the rest of your trip went well. Ruth

Jane Bergquist

United States
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Tour: #172514, Freycinet driving tour, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 13/16

Ruth is an amazing tour guide. She was the height of punctuality, safety, and purpose. Traveling with Ruth was such a pleasure as she is so knowledgable of the landscape and water we were seeing, as well as sharing all the cultural and historical information while we were touring in the van from Hobart to Freycinet and back. She had such a wonderful personality and intellect. We Americans were so relaxed traveling with her and loved our stops. We now consider Ruth a friend. She is the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Goodness! Jane, Ken, Debbie and Bill - thank you!! I don't really know what to say...I hope the rest of your stay in Hobart was great fun, and that you all travel safely back to the mainland and homeward. It was a pleasure to meet you, and I really enjoyed the trip. My kids were also suitably impressed with my tales of Admirals and Commanders and Generals...hopefully we will catch up again one day. Thanks again!

Patt Brust

United States
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Tour: #172514, Discover Hobart - tour for Patt Brust, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 12/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pat! I am very glad you enjoyed your time in Tasmania! Warm regards, Ruth

Helene S.

United States
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Tour: #200101, Huon Valley - Tahune Airwalk - Geeveston, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 28/16

This was an excellent tour and great value. Ruth is very knowledgeable of the area, she is flexible and accommodated to our individual interests and pace. She has great recommendations and worked in the particular items which were important to us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Helene! It was a pleasure to meet you and I am very glad you enjoyed the day - I did too! I hope the rest of your trip went well. Ruth

Nancy Cameron

United States
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Tour: #172514, Discover Hobart, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 20/16

Morris Thurston

United States
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Tour: #172514, Discover Hobart, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 29/16

Our tour by Ruth was outstanding in every way. She was bright, knowledgable, cheerful and helpful. Even though we encountered rainy weather, which made it impossible to do some of the things we had planned, Ruth was flexible and was able to make the day enjoyable and interesting. I highly recommend her services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Morris! It was a shame about the rain and the almost-invisible Mt Wellington, but I am glad you enjoyed the trip anyway, and I I hope the rest of your family were suitably appreciative of all your wonderful animal photos! Warm regards, Ruth

Gudrun Ewald

Germany
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Tour: #172514, Private tour of Hobart for Gudrun Ewald, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 9/16

For us it was a pleaser to meet Ruth in Hobart. She shows us everything what was possible in 6 hours around Hobart an in Hobart. She knew so many things about her hometown. We were very glad to have Ruth as our Tour guide. Gudrun und Jochen

Judy Galbavy

United States
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Tour: #172514, Discover Hobart, Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 4/15

Thank you Ruth for making our day in Hobart so enjoyable. We enjoyed seeing all the highlights including Mt. Wellington, Richmond(for a lovely lunch) and going to Bonorong to see kangoroos, Kaulas and even the tasmanian devil. She is a wonderful tour guide. Judy and Ed

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Judy and Ed - I'm really glad you enjoyed your day and I hope you have a great collection of animal photos (specially the devil having a bath..!) It was lovely to meet you, and I'm so pleased we had such spectacular weather. I hope you continue to have fun with your travels in the future. Ruth