Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Auckland New Zealand by Tour Guide Louise Y. (Guide #792)


Susan Dugas

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 6/18

Louise is quite knowledgeable and thorough. I don't think we missed a thing. She took us to all parts of the city. We got to get out and walk as well. I highly recommend her to first time visitors to get a great overview of the city.

Joan Galiardo

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 5/18

She was great. Good organization, good driver. Well planned day. Learned a lot, saw a lot and really enjoyed Louise.

Henry C (Cliff) Baggett

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

Louise was probably one of the finest TBL guides that we have ever had, as she imparted her local flavor and knowledge of her native Auckland to us during our fabulous day in this lovely city!!! She truly brought this city to life for us and customized our day!!! Her special touches, such as coffee and "Louise Cake" along side Kohimarama Beach, complete with the recipe for this famous New Zealand cake, just enhanced one of the best city tours ever!!! Thank you, Louise, for a perfect day in Auckland!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mary and Cliff. It was a lovely day with you both and I really enjoyed showing you my Auckland. I hope you are enjoying your few days around Auckland before joining your cruise. Happy travels.

Marilyn Emerson

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

We got off the plane to see Louise's smiling face waiting for us at the airport. She knows New Zealand and taught us a lot about the people and culture. She even took us to see things that tourists don't usually get to see. Book with Louise if you want a lovely, knowledgeable tour guide. Thanks to Louise we had a wonderful day.

David Blecker

United States
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Tour: #35198, Auckland Escape - Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 27/18

Louise was fabulous We has an Expansive yet personal tour of all of Auckland. In the 8+ hours we had, we learned about and visited all the important sites and gained the understanding and advice which only a local guide can provide. Would go with Louise again no matter the location or tour description--she is all a guide should be

Marjorie Stanford

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

No one should consider a visit to Auckland without booking a tour with Louise! She is knowledgeable, passionate, flexible and fun. We had an amazing day and did so many wonderful activities and saw so many unique galleries, landmarks, shops. Seeing the America's Cup at the Auckland Yacht Club was amazing-even though the US can no longer claim it. Louise is the type of person you would love to have for a long-term friend.

Gail Epstein

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

Louise was so passionate about Auckland. We had been there a few days on our own, but her guidance put it all together.

Lawrence Serot

United States
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Tour: #29888, Auckland to Rotorua to Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

Louise was very friendly, informed and professional. She went out of her way to help my wife locate a facility in Rotorua that my wife visited 50 years ago. Unfortunately it no longer exits, but we won't blame Louise for this!! Rotorua was a three hour drive in each direction from our hotel and Louise drove very well even in some heavy rain.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Larry. I had a great day out with you all. Lots of fun trying to discover something that was impossible. Hope the rest of your travels were great too.

Elmer W.

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 10/18

It was raining the entire day we were in Auckland. Despite the rain. Louise drove our party of 4 in a small but adequate van and showed us the sights of Auckland. We did not have to get out of the van except for lunch at a wonderful small local restaurant. She was very knowledgeable of the history and current activities of Auckland and its sights. She was also very informative of the Maori history and relationship of their culture and the influence on the European culture, We had a wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Elmer. I spent a lovely day with you and the girls. Yes the rain doesn't spoil the day and I think the lunch is always a highlight. Hope you enjoy all your travels.

Jan Krentz

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 5/18

Louise was a great tour guide who was flexible on altering the tour start time when we disembarked later than expected. She tailored the tour towards our interests (nature and scenery) and surprised us with delicious home-made gluten-free cookies as a special treat for my husband, who has a gluten allergy. She is informative in a relaxed manner. I especially liked that she accompanied us on stops, including a walk up a steep hills. She was the perfect guide to show us the natural beauty of Auckland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jan. It was a real pleasure to show your family around Auckland. I'm also happy the food was a success. Happy travels.

Shirley Majors

Australia
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 4/18

Louise was brilliant, she was so knowledgeable about Auckland, it's history, flora and fauna, structured the tour to make it varied and interesting. It was an exceptional introduction to New Zealand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Shirley for the lovely comments. Hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels around New Zealand.

Gerald Scott

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

Louise is a fantastic guide. We enjoyed every minute of the tour. My fiancee left her cell phone in the car and Louise returned it to the ship promptly. Just a wonderful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jerry. Loved showing the 3 of you around Auckland and even those special places we ventured to. Wishing you all happy travels as you leave the South Pacific

Jennifer Fukunaga

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in half a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 1/18

Louise exceeded our expectations for this tour! She showed us so much in 4 hours and we learned so much about Auckland, the history of New Zealand, and more. We saw the various neighborhoods in Auckland with stops for photos, we visited a gourmet market for coffee and her fabulous cookies, we drove along the harbors, saw yachts, extinct volcanoes, public parks. Half of the fun of the tour was just talking to Louise - what a vibrant lady she is. I would like to return to Auckland because of all we saw

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jennifer for the wonderful review. I had a great time with you as well and it was great to see as much as did in a short time. Hope to see you both again sometime.

Larry Marsh

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 31/18

Louise was absolutely wonderful. We cannot imagine a better introduction to Auckland. This is our fifth ToursByLocals, and we have always been impressed, but Louise was especially fine.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Larry. I had a great time with you and Kim and I was so happy to show you Auckland on your only day here. Happy travels

Kathie Robinson

Canada
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 26/18

Louise was an absolutely fabulous guide! By the time we finished our day with her, we felt that we had made a new friend. She took us to interesting local places, bought us ice cream and coffee and introduced us to her favourite baby gannet, Bubs at the beach. We never felt rushed on the tour and she got us back in lots of time for sail away on our ship. I have travelled throughout the world with some wonderful guides but I would say that Louise was one of the very best. I would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kathie for the lovely review. Yes it was a fun day out and I'm so glad we got to do everything on the list. The weather was not so good for the rest of your trip so it was great to get all that done. Happy travels and thank you

William Polhamus

United States
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Tour: #106293, Auckland and West Coast Beaches, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Please see rating for our first meeting with Louise previously submitted.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bill. This is my favourite place to visit close to Auckland.

Robert Rucker

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

Great tour of Auckland! Louise is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob. What an awesome family you are and we had lots of fun in the pouring rain. Wishing you lots of success with the rest of your time in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Marla Walker

United States
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Tour: #35198, Auckland Escape - Private Tour for Maria, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 16/18

Thank you Louise for a great Auckland Escape tour for my group of 10. We all had a fabulous time! After our short stay in Auckland we headed off on our 14 day cruise and none of the excursions were even close to as good as our day spent with you. The picnic lunch was such as nice personal touch. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and answering all our questions. I highly recommend booking with Louise if your in New Zealand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Marla. Loved the day out with you all and having so much fun. I am happy you had such a great start to your time in New Zealand. Love to meet up with you all again sometime.

Robin Rhoads

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 15/18

Louise was an excellent tour guide. Gleaned so much info from her on the history and geographics of the area. Had us all over Auckland. Got a wonderful feel for the city and surrounding area. Made a local cookie for us for morning coffee. What a thoughtful gesture and delicious. Also provided water. Really knew her stuff. Had answers for all our questions. Gave us dinner recommendations and suggestions for some of our other tours during our cruise. Can't say enough good things. Just a wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Robin. I had a great day out with you as well. Glad you enjoyed my baking. I hope the rest of your travels are lovely and you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand.

William Polhamus

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in the Afternoon, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 14/18

We spent one half day with her then 6 days later a full day. She is a native Kiwi. She has been with Tours By Locals almost from the beginning. From our first contact, we knew we where in great hands. In addition to the "must see" things in Auckland, we were treated to her expertise of local customs, history, animals, current demographics and shops and restaurants. She even made dinner reservations for us to dine when we returned after 6 days. Ask her about jade and the custom of giving some. Wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bill for the great review. It was such a pleasure to spend fabulous days with you and Pat. Hope we meet again some day.

Henry Taylor S.

Quincy, IL, United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in the Afternoon, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 13/18

What a terrific afternoon in Auckland. If you would like a real feel for Auckland, its volcanoes, beaches, neighborhoods and history, this is your tour. We were picked up precisely on time and enjoyed the entire day. The hospitality, knowledge and friendliness were excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Taylor. It was a great afternoon and thank you so much for spending your time in Auckland with me. Hope the rest of the trip was great.

Michael Mitchell

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 10/18

Louise's enthusiasm and love of Auckland is truly inspiring. From the smallest fascinating details to broad historical gestures, she gives true insight into your visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michael, that’s a really terrific response and I truly had a fantastic day with you both. So glad we could share some secrets too! Happy travels

Charlene Steinhauer

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day for Charlene, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 5/18

Louise was outstanding. She was friendly, knowledgeable and navigated our day in a torrential rainstorm.

Roger Freidline

Midland, TX, United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 20/17

Louise is an excellent guide and excellent driver! She is very knowledgeable about Auckland and showed us some fascinating places. She also helped us with plans for our remaining time in Auckland. We would strongly recommend Louise!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roger and Alice. I had a fantastic day with you both. Thank you so much for the lovely comments. I’m really happy you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Happy New Year

James Gut

Switzerland
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Tour: #106293, Auckland City Wild West Coast Combo, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 17/17

An extraordinary two days with Louisa! She is knowledgeable, professional and a delight to spend time with. Leave space for her homemade midday snacks - indulgent! Thanks for all, Louisa. Perhaps next time in Japan?

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James and Leslie. Thank you so much. It was a lovely day and so happy to show you my favorite place. Thank you for the great comments. Japan definitely. Louise

Robert Kauffman

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 9/17

Louise was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and organized. Pleasant personality. Just the kind of tour we were looking for. Her cookies were the best!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert. We had a great day and it was lots of fun too. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday time.

Joan Oakley

Roseville, CA, United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 6/17

Louise was a charming person and excellent guide. We had a full day tour of Auckland starting at 7 am as our flight arrived at 5:45 am. We had a coffee break at the beach with homemade cookies baked by Louise. We saw all the scenic attractions plus the various housing districts from government housing to multimillion dollar homes with magnificent views. An excellent commentary was provided. I highly recommend Louise for your day of sightseeing in Auckland. an xcellent guide as always by ToursByLocals

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Joan. I really enjoyed the day with you both. Yes it was interesting and I was happy to show you different sides of the city. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Edward Halpern

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 4/17

Could not have been better. I have used many tour guides and Louise ranks up there with the best of them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ed for your lovely comment. We had a great day and I enjoyed being with you both a lot. Happy travels

Hendrik van der Kwaak

Netherlands
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Hendrik. It was a lovely day out with you both. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your onward travels. Louise

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.

Eileen Austin

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 26/17

As first time visitors to Auckland we had a wonderful tour with Louise. Saw big city sights as well as beach, forest, parks and gorgeous rose garden sights. Highly recommend touring with Louise. Her commentary and explanations about Maori culture were very educational.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Eileen and Jay. It was a lovely day and I was happy to take you away from the Santa Parade and explore further afield. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Frances Fray

United Kingdom
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

Louise was brilliant. We had a fabulous last day in New Zealand visiting places we would never have found on our own. Travelling with a local really gives you an insight into the country.

Greg MacDonald

Canada
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 14/17

Louise was the perfect guide. Her intimate knowledge of the area and commentary were personal and expansive. Beautiful tour with a beautiful lady.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Greg and thank you for the lovely comments. It was a great day and thank you for being such wonderful guests. Happy travels

Jean Miracle

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 12/17

Louise is the BEST tour guide. She spent Sunday, (11/12) with my husband and I and took us all over Auckland. You couldn't ask for anymore in a tour guide since she is thorough, knowledgeable and relaxed and just generally very enjoyable to be with. We now feel very well informed about Auckland! Don't hesitate to book a tour with Louise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jean and Ed. We had a great day out and shared lots in common. I hope the flight home was good and look forward to meeting you again.

Debra Conrad

United States
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Tour: #35198, Auckland Escape - Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Louise was a beyond fantastic tour guide. Her enthusiasm from the moment she picked us up at our hotel was infectious. She shared so many interesting facts and was able to answer all of our questions about Auckland and NZ. Louise was super personable and shared her delicious cookies and "Louise Bread" that she baked! It was such a nice touch to stop at the cheese factory in Puhoi and pick out cheeses our group liked to go along with the phenomenal picnic lunch she had prepared. Thank you, Louise!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra. I loved being the extra person in your family and sharing some of our fabulous kai with you. Wishing you all a fabulous cruise and hope we meet again before too long.

Eli Grosman

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Our guide provided our party of four with a tour of Auckland that so far exceeded our expectations that we now have a new bar that may never be met by another private tour. She emershed us into the essence of the city, its history, its culture its very fabric such that we had by the end of the tour could become a spokesperson for the beauty that is Auckland. We toured the volcanos, saw the waterfronts and each of the unique areas and learned the cultural aspects that helped shape Auckland. Thanks Louise

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kia ora Eli. Thank you so much, we had a great day and I loved sharing everything with you. Hoping you have a wonderful cruise and enjoy your travels around New Zealand.

Jennifer Klein

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

Louise is an EXCELLENT guide. We spent a full day touring Auckland both on foot and in her very comfortable Mercedes minibus. The first email contact was positive as Louise was flexible and responsive to itinerary requests as well as last minute changes. She goes the extra mile for her guests from the home-baked cookies at the morning coffee/tea break to actually going the extra mile to an out of the way gallery. She knows NZ history and customs. I HIGHLY recommend taking a tour with Louise Young.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jennifer. What a great traveler you are and it was a pleasure to show you around Auckland. The day worked really well even though some roads were shut for the marathon. Happy travels around New Zealand and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Fred Runco

United States
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Tour: #29888, Auckland to Waitomo Caves - Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 24/17

Louise was simply marvelous, was thoroughly enjoyed our day with her. She was a consummate professional, very knowledgeable and a pleasure to travel with. We now consider her as the only guide in the NZ area for us; part of our travel family. Fred and Shirley R

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fred and Shirley. You were both so enthusiastic about everything and to fulfill your Hobbiton dreams was really extra special. Hope you are enjoying your cruise and definitely look forward to showing you round New Zealand again.

Dana S.

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 14/17

Did 2 tours w/ Louise - Auckland in a Day and Walk around Auckland tours. She was the perfect guide for our group. She knows so much history of the city and how to keep it interesting and fun for everyone. She thinks of everything! She made/brought us these wonderful traditional chocolate cookie treats for a mid morning snack (and had a copy of the recipe for us) and even gave us copies of the departure card we would need at the airport. Recommended great places to eat. Wish I had room write more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Dana. Loved the 2 days with your family and hope your onward travels were all fabulous. Look forward to seeing you again sometime

Dana S.

United States
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 12/17

Did 2 tours w/ Louise - Auckland in a Day and Walk around Auckland tours. She was the perfect guide for our group. She knows so much history of the city and how to keep it interesting and fun for everyone. She thinks of everything! She made/brought us these wonderful traditional chocolate cookie treats for a mid morning snack (and had a copy of the recipe for us) and even gave us copies of the departure card we would need at the airport. Recommended great places to eat. Wish I had room write more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dana for both the reviews. Loved both days with you.

Carol Selsberg

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 6/17

We absolutely adored Louise. You simply cannot have a better representative or a more knowledgeable, warm, accommodating and caring tour guide than this remarkable woman. Louise is certainly a primary reason to return to Auckland....or anywhere she will be "guiding".

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Carol. I'm really happy you enjoyed the short time we had but managed to see it all. Happy travels and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

Holly Jolles

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 4/17

Louise is a very knowledgeable tour guide with good communication skills but with the advantage of not only being native to NZ but whose ancestors were born here as well. Her vehicle was top notch being easy to get in and out of at stops. She gave us a very comprehensive tour of the different areas of Auckland and took us to a fantastic place for lunch. Since we will be in the city for 2 more days, her advice for how to spend the remaining time was invaluable. The 7 hours went too quickly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Holly. It was a great day and exploring the city with you both was lots of fun for me too. Hope you enjoyed the days and happy travels around New Zealand.

Johnny Fincioen

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast across to the East Coast, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 1/17

We recommend Louise highly. She was not stingy with her time, since we started before sunrise and ended after sunset. Our tour was the wider Auckland region, outside the city proper. She brought us to the most spectacular West coast beaches and many lookout points around the city, through smaller villages, near waterfalls, Maori places of interest, rural areas, Gannet breading, suburbs and so much more. We witnessed the sunrise over a volcano and a sunset over the Tasman. Roomy clean and safe car.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Johnny. I really enjoyed the day with you both as well. It was great to show you everything and those little hidden spots are well worth the drive. Thank you again.

Karen Button

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 24/17

This tour was the last one on our 3 week tour. It was a crown jewel to remember New Zealand. Louise & Diane picked 10 of us up at our Cruise Ship when we disembarked, loaded us all in, and all of our luggage. We then set off on a city tour, went to the West Coast beaches that were beyond gorgeous, saw a Gannet colony, and a gorgeous park close to the airport. We also stopped for a lovely lunch. They dropped us off at the airport with our luggage at just the time we needed.This is an incredible tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you soooo much Karen and everyone. We loved the day with you too and taking you to all our favourite areas was the very best. Hope to see you all again before too long.

Betsy Levin

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 19/17

Louise gave me exactly what I wanted:an overview of Auckland and Maori culture. We climbed some volcanic cones (now parks) surrounding the city, saw the excellent Maori exhibits at the Auckland museum and a performance of Maori skills and customs, and visited several neighborhoods,including lunch at a small local restaurant. Louise picked me up at my hotel right on time, and we spent the entire day experiencing Auckland. She was both a knowledgeable and delightful person with whom to spend the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Betsy and it was a great day. I hope the rest of your hiking trip was successful. Hopefully we will meet again one day before too long.

Chung Carol

Hong Kong
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 18/17

Louise is a professional and cheerful tour guide. The itinerary was well planned. We enjoyed the day tour very much especially Louise's homemade cookies

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Carol. I had a lovely day with you and your parents. It was fabulous your father could meet the local fishermen. Look forward to seeing you all again one day.

Robert F.

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 17/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bob. I was happy we could pack so much into the 3 1/2 hours you had available and that you enjoyed it. Happy travels home.

Bernard G.

San Jose, CA, United States
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Tour: #2700, A Day and a Half in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 15/17

We arrived in Auckland very early in the morning after a long journey from SFO. She met us at the airport, stopped at a small cafe on our way into town for a light breakfast and then proceeded to drive around the area and finally delivering us to out hotel. The next day she picked us up at the hotel and we spent the day seeing the remainder of the area. She knows the area history, provides surprise snacks for morning tea, and is always telling stories and things of interest. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was really fabulous spending 2 days with you and seeing as much as we did. Hope the rest of your travels were great and hopefully see you again one day.

James Walsh

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 13/17

Wow!! One of the best tour guides we have ever had! She is informative, funny and pleasant. We didn't just see Auckland, we experienced it. It was an amazing day spent with a wonderful lady. Her knowledge of the city and area was unbelievable topped only by her personality.She has a very comfortable van equipped with a microphone system. Hire this lady! She is the absolute best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, that is a fabulous review, thank you soooo much. I'm so happy the 4 of you enjoyed the day just as much as I enjoyed showing you around. Happy travels and hope to see you again. T

Robert Armijo

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 1/17

I can't recommend this tour highly enough. We stopped in Auckland for a day on our cruise around New Zealand and this was the perfect way to see the city. Louise is wonderful, adapted to our requests and is very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Robert. I had a fabulous time showing you both around and I'm so happy you enjoyed the day. Hope yo see you again sometime.

James Lich

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 31/17

We spent a wonderful day with Louise in Auckland. She was waiting for us as we left our ship and dropped us off in plenty of time at the airport to catch our flight. Very knowledgeable about the city, took us to all the major sights and some unknown gems. Great locations for a morning coffee and a terrific lunch. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much JIm. Yes we had a fabulous day and that lunch spot is really fantastic I agree. Thank you for spending the day with me and trust the flight home on Air New Zealand was a good one

Rosemary M.

United States
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 29/17

Louise is a wonderful guide! Kind, friendly, and knowledgeable. She is very organized and I would highly recommend her to future travelers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosemary, I had a great time with you all too and it was such a thrill to show you all the little secrets around Auckland.

Dianne Zager

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dianne. I had a really fabulous day with you both. Hope to see you again sometime soon.

Randeen Rosen

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 24/17

What a delight to have Louise waiting for us at the very busy Auckland port... and with room for us and all of our luggage! Louise's knowledge of Auckland was encyclopedic and she imparted that knowledge with insight and humor. Her love of the city and its surrounding area was obvious. She passed that on to us. Having not been to Auckland before, we left the itinerary and plan for the entire day in Louise's hands. We could not have asked for a better result and a truly exceptional experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awesome Randeen, thank you so much. I was so happy you enjoyed Auckland, its a great city to show off. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Carol Most

United States
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Tour: Carol Most's Wider-Auckland Explorer Tour, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Jan 16/17

Wow, what a terrific day we had with Louise. She was the highlight of New Zealand for us. We were a group of 12 and we all loved our day with her. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Carol. I loved spending the day with you, taking you to my favourite beach and sharing that lunch was amazing. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your travels.

Judit Milstein

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 12/17

Louise is a fantastic tour guide. She was able to adapt the tour to the 4 hours we had before our embarkation back to the US and in that short time, she was able to give us a wonderful birds eye view of Auckland. Pick up at the cruise terminal was timely and the first stop visiting the Miller's coffee roasting company was one of the highlights of our tour. Sightseeing were well selected, including the coffee stop at the marina, were we enjoyed the freshly baked afghans that she provided. Thank you so much

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A truly awesome day with you all and all that coffee! I hope you had a great trip home and look forward to seeing you again sometime. Thank you so much.

Andrew Bishop

Japan
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 23/16

A really excellent day. Louise was well prepared for all of us, great with the kids. We were taken to some fabulous places around Auckland and I would highly recommend Louise as your next guide. Can't say enough good things about or day !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Andrew. It was a fun day with your lovely family. Happy travels and hope to see you again sometime.

GAry Frick

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 16/16

Louise had to wait a long time for us to clear customs, but was very cheerful to greet us. We had a fantastic day touring the city, seeing the sites, having lunch, greenstone shopping, coffee and homemade snacks provided by Louise. We knew it would be a lot to squeeze in after enduring a 14 hour flight, but it was a superb way to start our cruise and tour of New Zealand!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awesome, thank you so much and I agree we had a fabulous day. I was happy to show you Auckland and get all the things done you were interested in. Happy travels

Shelly Rosenblum

United States
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Tour: #2700, City of Sails with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 2/16

Fantastic, there's not enough words to express our thanks. We recommend Toursby locals, a pleasure to work with.Louise, all I can say is WOW. You put soooo much effort in to make us happy, & you were a great success. Ur thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Shelly. It was fabulous to show you both around Auckland and enjoy all the local food. Hope to see you again sometime

Joyce Tanada

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland for Four, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 1/16

We had an excellent tour by Louise. She took us to the beautiful spots in Auckland. She's well informed and entertaining. She also took us to a park where we had a snack, her own baked goodies which were very delicious. Plus she gave us a copy of the recipe. Thanks for a great day, Louise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joyce. I had a lovely day with you all too. And yes the picnic in the park was a great idea. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand.

Susan Hsi

United States
Rating

Tour: #35198, Auckland City Escape Combo, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 26/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. I had a great time with you and your family and having 2 days together was really good. Look forward to seeing you all again next visit

Leticia Villalba

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 18/16

It was my first experience with ToursByLocals and it was great. Louise was AMAZING! She took us to see beautiful places (didn't rush us at any stop we made), took us to this cute market where she bought us some delicious fresh made juice, gave us tips of places we could visit after the tour and left us in the most popular area of Auckland (as per our request). She also gave us some treats and New Zealand candies. Totally recommend her and ToursByLocals!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leticia. You were really awesome and it made the day really enjoyable. I was happy to share my favourite little spots with you as well. Look forward to seeing you again some day. Happy travels

Nancy Caffiero

United States
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Tour: #2700, See Auckland with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 9/16

FABULOUS!!! Knowledgeable about Auckland, provided VERY comfortable van ( lots of room for 4) stocked with water, candy, hand lotion and homemade "Louise" bars along with take home info on Auckland. Very warm, approachable and flexible. One of the best tours by locals I have done.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nancy. I had such a fabulous day with you all and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.

Jim F.

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland Overview, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 8/16

Louise is a delightful woman and a good communicator! At our request she provided my sister and I a wonderful overview tour of Auckland plus a tour of a special Maori Portrait exhibit at one of the museums. She is quite knowlegable about Maori culture and lifestyle. Auckland has many beautiful parks and view locations and we visited many of them including the Rose Garden where we had a relaxing "tea" break. All this happened in four hours after which we were delivered to the airport for our trip home.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jim. Yes we managed to pack a lot into a short time and I am happy you enjoyed all the special places. Safe travels.

Dennis Crawford

United States
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 7/16

Louise is a delightful, knowledgeable and engaging guide! We enjoyed every minute of our walking tour of Auckland. She wove historical notes into the discussion of architecture, art and local culture. What a lovely way to learn about this amazing country. She also guided us on where to shop for the best values, from fresh fish to possum fur/merino sweaters. We hope to return to NZ someday and tour with her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: 'Oarsum' - thank you so much for the lovely review. You were both such great company and I hope you have a great day on Waiheke and love Lake Taupo. Hope to see you again and thank you.

Anders Norlin

United States
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Oct 19/16

A great day with a very knowledgeable guide in a wonderful town.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy you enjoyed the day. Hope the rest of your travels around New Zealand are going well. Thank you Louise

Louise P.

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Sep 6/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Louise. Yes it was a great day. I was so happy to take you to my favourite spots. Happy travels.

Susan Hartmann

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland and Bay of Plenty, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Aug 27/16

Louise is so thorough, enthusiastic, organized and goes above and beyond in every aspect of her tour. From homemade cookies (recipe included) to printed information care packages and references for future endeavors, we got it all! We especially appreciated her flexibility if we had impromptu notions of hikes or meals. We truly feel like we have made a friend and also got a week's worth of information and experiences in just three days! We will definitely travel with Louise again!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Susan. It was a truly awesome few days and you were fabulous. Enjoy the rest of your travels and definitely see you next time.

Janet Anderson

United States
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Tour: #29888, Auckland to Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jul 13/16

Louise was just perfect! Amazing! She was waiting at our hotel where my family of 5 was staying & had a beautiful and roomy van that accommodated all 5 adults. She had everything set up beautifully! Louise took us to the most delicious breakfast stop and a REALLY great museum/shop. She has perfect timing witch got us to our AMAZING tours of Hobbiton (evening dinner tour) and the Glow Worm caves. She even brought Snacks for our drive! LOVED HER and highly highly recommend her to all!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was an awesome day spent with a wonderful family. I'm very happy you enjoyed everything and I hope the rest of your holiday in New Zealand was great. I hope we meet again some day.

David Bankoff

United States
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 16/16

Great tour today with Louise. Walking tour of Auckland was fun and enabled us to see much of the downtown. She is very knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Dave. I had a great day with you both. Hope to see you back this way again. Happy travels. Louise

Bill Pierce

New Zealand
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Tour: #2700, See Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 13/16

As they say would you do it over again and the answer is Yes. Great time and I think it was the best part of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a great day. Happy travels.

James Leonard

Marathon, FL, United States
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Tour: #2700, Four Around Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 9/16

Louise was fantastic and was full of energy. She took us to every neat spot in Aukland and fantastic places for coffer and then lunch. She is the best. Hire her if you are going to Auckland, you will not be disappointed. Mike

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the fabulous comments. We did had a great time together. Hope to see you again down this way. Happy travels

John Prusakowski

Canada
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 8/16

An outstanding tour - the second consecutive day touring. Went to a lot of her several spots. Lunch was outstanding in one of her favourite restaurants. We would definitely book her on a future trip here.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much John. I was so happy to spend the 2 days with you and show you all my favourite places. Enjoy your travels.

John Prusakowski

Canada
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 7/16

A great tour of many spots where the locals go (nod know). Louise is extremely personable and knowledgeable. She even supplied home baking for the morning coffee break.

Nancy Cameron

United States
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Tour: #35198, Auckland Escape - Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 1/16

Patt Brust

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland for Patt, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 29/16

Louise is the most knowledgeable, gracious, entertaining, generous tour guide we have used. You can not go wrong with Louise! Her grasp of her city and country is extraordinary and her delivery is enviable. Even her vehicle is way above the expectation. Book Louise with every confidence.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Patt. I had a fabulous day with you all and hope the rest of your stay is very enjoyable. Happy travels

Sandra Piesko

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 16/16

Louise was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sandra. I really enjoyed the day with youboth. Happy travels

Michelle King

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 14/16

Our day with Louise was one we will never forget. She arrived early as our ship disembarked & we were off! She shared Auckland like we were friends in town for a visit. Her insight & knowledge of Auckland were amazing. She was able to explain the important sights but also give us the personal Auckland that she obviously loves. Our lunch on the shore was one of the best meals we have ever had. Louise also provided us with a outline of the sites we visited to make remembering easier. She baked cake for tea!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Michelle. Yes we were away to a great start and you were both perfect visitors. I'm happy you enjoyed Auckland and yes that cafe is my personal favourite. Happy travels

Leslie Schaefer

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland and West Coast, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 12/16

LOUISE Phenomenal, fantastic, vivacious, & lovely tour guide with a zest for life & her country! From her first smile we knew this would b 1&1/2 day tour nothing short of stupendous!!! And she was all that and more. From knowing all about her country, hidden local dining areas, & giving an overall tour of Aukland we wish we could have spent more in-depth days with Louise. She stopped nothing short making sure we enjoyed ourselves & her headset - the best tour guide EVER !!! Leslie & Dennis -- Florida

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It works both ways and you were so fabulous and that is what makes a wonderful tour. Thank you so much for your fantastic comments. Happy you made it to my secret little shop as well. Have a wonderful holiday and thank you.

Bonnie Jasiunas

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 2/16

In all out travels, Louise was one of the best tour guides! She was charming and so friendly. The most important characteristic of Louise was her ability to share her knowledge and her passion of the Auckland area in an engaging and entertaining manner that made the city come alive. She shared information about the cultural background that also enhanced our understanding of the history of New Zealand. Louise had a good sense of timing as she added humor at just the right moment!Louise is our NZ friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was an awesome day and I was happy to take you to one of my favourite destinations. Nature is amazing and this day certainly proved it. Thank you so much for your lovely comments

Bonnie Jasiunas

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 1/16

In all out travels, Louise was one of the best tour guides! She was charming and so friendly. The most important characteristic of Louise was her ability to share her knowledge and her passion of the Auckland area in an engaging and entertaining manner that made the city come alive. She shared information about the cultural background that also enhanced our understanding of the history of New Zealand. Louise had a good sense of timing as she added humor at just the right moment!Louise is our NZ friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bonnie. I loved spending the 2 days with you and Gary and I am very happy you enjoyed it so much. I hope you do come back and we can have some fun again together.

Edward John Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 31/16

A fantastic day with the lovely Louise. We saw so much of this wonderful city, excellently guided by a knowledgeable local. This was probably the best tour we have ever been on and it is recommended unreservedly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a fabulous day and great to experience Auckland in the middle of the celebrations. Happy travels.

Paula Hope

United States
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Tour: #35198, Auckland Escape - Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 30/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Paula, loved the day with your both. Happy travels

John Womersley

Canada
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 29/16

Louise, our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and architecture styles of the buildings we saw as well as full of great suggestions on where to dine and and what to see and do with the rest of the day. Louise is a proud Kiwi and it showed in the care and detail in our walking tour. Very enjoyable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your lovely comments. It was a great day and hope you are off to a good start with your travels around New Zealand.

Edward Clapper

United States
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Tour: #106293, West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 24/16

Tour was excellent. Louise was well prepared and very knowledgeable about the country and area. Had all arrangements pre-made for lunch and waited for us to do some shopping even after the tour time was done to return us to our cruise ship. Took us to several places not officially on the tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. We liked Louise very much and loved our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I was very happy to show you a beautiful part of New Zealand on a gorgeous day. I'm glad you all enjoyed it, had fun and got that shopping done too!!

Chris van Kempen

Belgium
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Tour: #2380, Walk and drive around Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 21/16

Looking back on our Tour of Auckland (day 1, walking the city for 4 hours with coffee break, day 2, driving around the city) we couldn't have wished for a beter guide than Louise. Energetic, knowledgable, helpful and very friendly! Highly recommended. Chris and Pieternel van Kempen

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris and Pieternel. I had a wonderful time with you both and hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels around New Zealand.

John Wiejaczka

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day for 6, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 19/16

We couldn't have asked for a better guide than Louise! She met our every need - the sites we wanted to see, great knowledge of the area and a friendly and enthusiastic attitude. By the time the tour was over, we felt like we had made a friend. She is an asset to Toursbylocals.com. We would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Auckland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. It was a great day and you were fabulous company. Hope you get a chance to visit again.

Chandra Ghanti

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 16/15

she was awesome, well organized

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was an awesome day and I enjoyed it immensely.

Veronica Bellone

United States
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Tour: See Auckland and Muriwai, West Coast, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Dec 14/15

Louise provided excellent guiding in helping us to see and explore Auckland and the surrounding countryside. She has a wonderful personality well suited for being a guide. We would highly recommend Louise should you find yourself in Auckland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Yes these 2 days were busy and it was great to change the itinerary so you could see the botanic gardens, we covered a lot of ground but I know you loved the 1st day the best.

Veronica Bellone

United States
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with Louise, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 13/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Yes it was a fantastic start to your visit to Auckland and it was lots of fun and you told me it was your favourite day.

Anthony Pizzo

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 6/15

One of the best tour experiences we have ever had. Louise was a delight and constantly updated our itinerary as we traveled around Auckland to meet our requests. Extremely knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts about Auckland. We even found Santa Claus and took a picture!

Janet Martin

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 1/15

The tour by Louise was the highlight of our trip. She is truly awesome-picked us up and had a basket of goodies for us in her car, even baked us homemade cookies! She took us to some amazing places, we saw all the sights, had a wonderful lunch and a last minute shopping spree-she is just the best and we would highly recommend her-she timed everything perfectly and had us back at the ship on time. We have been raving about her to all of our friends-thank you for a perfect day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Janet. It was a fantastic day and I had a great time with you both. Thanks.

Hedy Wasserman

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 15/15

Excellent tour guide. Highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Hedy - you were all fabulous. It was a great day and safe travels home

Patty Posey

United States
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Tour: #2700, AucklandforSeven, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 14/15

Louise was a wonderful guide during our visit to Auckland. She adjusted our tour schedule to accommodate the needs and wants of our group fluidly. We would recommend her to anyone visiting Auckland, New Zealand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Patty. It was an awesome day. Happy travels

Mike Marilyn

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 9/15

Louise was prompt, organized, cheerful, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Auckland. There are always things we wish we had seen, but she made sure we saw the things most important to us. She adjusted what she had on the list to our interests as we went. She included the nice touch of homemade cookies for our morning tea. She made sure we had time to get our and do some walks and hikes before our long flight home. And she dropped us at the airport in plenty of time to reach catch our plane. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, it was a great day and we did cover a lot of ground. I hope you can make it back again sometime to see the last few things on your list.

Steven Miller

United States
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Tour: #2700, Auckland in a Day with a private guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Oct 8/15

Louise gave us an amazing day in Auckland. She was right there waiting for us when we left our ship and took us on a complete tour of her city just like if we were a visiting relative. She treated us to tea and even made delicious cookies for us. We got a great understanding of Auckland in the day re spent with her. We couldn't recommend Louise any higher. She made our short trip to her city very very special

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Steve. It was truly a pleasure to show you around Auckland and it was a great start to the season for me. Hope to see you again sometime. Happy travels.

Gabriel Indalecio

United States
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Tour: #29888, Auckland to Hobbiton and Rotorua, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Apr 26/15

Louise did a fantastic job showing me the fundamentals of Auckland Area, accommodating my travel requirements and bring me to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua. Amazing New Zealand .. great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gabriel. It was certainly a whirlwind and we managed a lot in the time. I really enjoyed showing you some lovely places.

Katherine de Palo

Australia
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Tour: #2380, Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 21/15

Jeffrey Dodge

United States
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Tour: #29888, Auckland to Waitomo Caves, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 11/15

Louise gave us a wonderful tour of the Waitomo Caves. Going to and from the caves, Louise provided a real New Zealand experience, explaining the culture and history of New Zealand, a short hike into the Bush (i.e. forest), breakfast and lunch at a local cafe/restaurant, Hamilton gardens, and Tip Top ice cream. Louise tailored the tour to our interests and was extremely flexible in doing so. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Louise and would highly recemmend her to all our friends and fellow travelers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeffrey. The best decision we all made was to leave early .and it was great we could do everything we planned. Thanks for being awesome travellers.

George S.

Boca Raton, FL, United States
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Tour: Auckland City and North of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Mar 1/15

Louise made Auckland and its surroundings come to life. An excellent two days in and out of the city. She gave serious thought to the itinerary, provided a bit of history - old and new, and a terrific lunch stop along the water that was totally devoid of tourists (except us). I would strongly recommend Louise for all those traveling thru Auckland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much George. Your group was fabulous and I'm so happy you enjoyed everything. I got lots of ideas from you as well so look forward to adding to my tours.

John J.

United States
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Tour: See Auckland and Muriwai, West Coast, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Feb 28/15

Louise is a great guide. She is knowledgeable, intimately familiar with the history/locations, well-organized, and fun to be with. We had a day to fill, in between a cruise disembarkation and a late flight, so we had a great time seeing Auckland and areas in the surrounding countryside. Auckland is a wonderful city, best seen with Louise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I loved the day, we had lots of fun and it was great heading out to the west coast. It was good timing to see the gannets preparing to fly away.