Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Wellington-New-Zealand by Tour Guide Mike S. (Guide #17358)


Theresa Matthews

United States
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Tour: #354590, Colours of Wellington private day tour, Wellington, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 24/20

Our tour in Wellington was really great and Michael was a great guide. He had a great plan for the day which he willingly adapted to our whims of the day. Thanks to Michael, I found the perfect gift for a dear friend at a local gallery...not on his pre-plan for the day...ha! Michael is fun and interesting. I highly recommend his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Theresa, Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm really pleased we added the gallery at the end, and based on how much you enjoyed it, I'll be offering this stop to more of my guests in the future. I hope she liked her gift!

William Cohn

Toluca Lake, CA, United States
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Tour: #354590, Colours of Wellington private day tour, Wellington, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 17/20

Michael is an excellent guide in the Wellington area. He knows a great deal about the city including lots of hidden gems the average tourist would not get to see. He is knowledgeable, intelligent and has a great sense of humor. He is also flexible to change any plans depending on your likes and dislikes. All in all A spectacular guide !!!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bill and crew! I'm only as spectacular as the people I'm lucky enough to show around! It was an incredibly fun day, only made better by the weather, which improved for us throughout the day. Many thanks, Mike

Lj Kutten

Denver, CO, United States
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Tour: #354590, Colours of Wellington private day tour, Wellington, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks LJ - I enjoyed a great day out with you both, and I'm sorry I wasn't available for the additional day you'd hoped for. Many thanks, MIke

Tracy Ann Tycer

United States
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Tour: #374681, All day Private Wellington Lord of the Rings filming location tour, Wellington, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

We loved having Mike as a guide. He is an LOTR fan and well versed in the history of the movies, the books, Peter Jackson and JRR Tolkien. We had a great time geeking out; talking about everything from the Simarillion to the photos and movie clips on his Ipad of footage at the actual filming locations. We had loads of fun recreating several LOTR scenes from Mt Vic to the Hutt to Kaitoke. We met others who acted as extras in the films. Mike is now, by far, our favorite Urukhai, alive and dead! Thanks Mike!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tracy and family, thanks so much for bringing the geek out in me. I get to do it every time on tour, but when I have super fans, it levels up my response too! It was an amazing day and I hope you make it back this way soon!

Anne Clark

United States
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Tour: #541882, Colours of Wellington private half day tour for 6, Wellington, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 24/19

We took the1/2 day Colours of Wellington tour with Mike. Mike is personable and extremely knowledgeable of Wellington. The vehicle was very comfortable. We were very impressed by Mike's laid back but very professional demeanor. He delivered on every aspect of the tour as promised. We especially enjoyed stopping at one of his favorite coffee shops by the sea. 5 stars all the way. Do not pass this tour up.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Anne, it was my pleasure to show you and your group around my little city. All the best for the rest of your trip!

Thomas Stallings

United States
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Tour: #541882, 5 Hour Martinborough Wine Tour, Wellington, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 5/19

We had a fabulous day with Michael! He was very knowledgeable and fun! Saw a variety of things we hadn't expected to see, in addition to things we had. We'd highly recommend him to future travelers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kind words and for being such excellent company on our day out together. It was a hugely fun day for me too!

Kathleen Allen

Carmel, CA, United States
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Tour: #354590, Colours of Wellington private day tour, Wellington, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 28/19

Michael provides a refreshing outlook on windy Wellington. He was flexible as we had already seen some of the areas on his itinerary. Enjoyed the pace of of our day and his local insight.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kathleen, you were both so easy to take care of and made my job so much easier!

Dorothy Blyth

United States
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Tour: #354590, Colours of Wellington private day tour, Wellington, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 21/19

My husband and I spent a day with Mike in Wellington in late January. We had a wonderful day. From the moment Mike picked us up, he was charming, considerate and very knowledgeable. He took us all around Wellington; picked a perfect spot for lunch and just was all around great. We left feeling like we were treated like family. I could not say enough nice things about Mike! We recommend him to be your New Zealand tour guide. It will be an unforgettable experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Dorothy, by the end of the day you both felt like family! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day and I hope to see you again.

Dennis R.

United States
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Tour: #366412, Private Kapiti day tour, Wellington, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Nov 11/18

Thanks for the remarkable day. We saw the city, great lookouts and views, the car museum is fantastic. The list goes on and on. We have used tours by locals in a number of countries and you will not find a more friendly and knowledgable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the day and I hope you make it back to NZ one day!