Darrell CoulterUnited States
Michael is a fabulous tour-guide, not only knowledgeable, but also friendly and flexible. We fully enjoyed our day at Christchurch, visiting the historical sites and beautiful gardens. We highly recommend his service!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Darrell, it was great fun meeting you and exchanging views, laughs and banter. I hope the rest of your travels are smooth. Kind wishes Michael
Michael gave one of the best local tours we have had, and we are seasoned travellers. We particularly liked the areas which were off the usual tourist route, such as his childhood church, art gallery/café, and especially the summit road drive. We would highly recommend, and hope to see him again on our trip next year.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much George, It is always a pleasure to share our little part of the world with visitors. If I can make it a bit of fun so much the better. I hope you have had a good trip and continue to enjoy smooth seas. Cheers Michael
Debbi HendrixUnited States
Michael was wonderful! He took us to great places (great coffee first) and discussed what we'd like to do! Saw many interesting things off the beaten track and he had a great knowledge of the area. Loved the brewery and beer tasting and quick shopping! He was laid back and very helpful. Even took us to a 9-11 memorial in Christchurch as my husband was a firefighter. We loved our day in Akora/Christchurch and Michael made it happen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debbi, Thank you for your very kind review. Two of the great staples of life are coffee and beer, it would seem rude not to share these with visitors. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NZ. Safe travels now and into the future. Kind regards Michael
Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in NZ & the other 8 or 9 countries still to tick of the list. Safe travels. Cheers Michael
Helen CampbellUnited States
Michael was a terrific guide-knowledgeable about Christ Church and Akaroa. He gave us some special visits (1) A friend's sheep farm (2) A lovely city council botanical garden on the Avon River in Christ Church and a lovely lunch by the river (3) A delightful country winery with lots of wines to sample. Michael is the best! We had a fabulous time with him. Thank you Michael!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Helen, Sorry about the slow response, I really do not like to read comments about myself as sometime they are very embarrassing. It is not in the NZ psyche to seek praise. My only hope was that I managed to fill in a few gaps in your NZ knowledge and that you had an enjoyable time. Cheers Michael PS: thank you for the lunch, I will go back there with my wife.