Cheryl KennyThe Woodlands, TX, United States
Robbie was a great tour guide and the 4 of us had a delightful time exploring the Wellington area and the Weta Workshop. We love discovering places that are a favorite of locals, and again Robbie did not disappoint. We had a great lunch at the Chocolate Fish while looking out over the water. We only wish we had more time with him to discover more of Wellington's treasures.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much. It was lovely to meet you all and show you around my beautiful home on a stunning day. (Next time, we'll just have to tell your ship's captain to stay in port longer.)
Lydia LavinUnited States
Excellent tour. We give Robbie 5 stars. He was extremely knowledgeable and humorous and welcoming. We highly recommend him. Loved the cafe he took us to for lunch. He helped us enjoy Wellington in the rain. Mike and Lydia L.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much guys. It was great to meet you both and to make a rainy day in Wellington enjoyable. (I'm particularly pleased that I managed to stop the rain during our scenic stop at Mt Victoria!) Enjoy the rest of your travels.
Josh BennettUnited States
Robbie did an outstanding job in showing us Wellington. An added bonus was his Lord of the Rings background and showing us some film locations. He was very knowledgable and friendly and fun to tour with! We highly recommend him to anyone visiting Wellington.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much guys. I really enjoyed meeting you both as well and being able to show you some of the highlights of my beautiful home, and I'm glad you enjoyed the little extra bits we managed to do as well.
Marcia Rubinlake worth, FL, United States
This was an outstanding tour and robbie was an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Marcia. It was great to meet you all and to spend the day in town together. Thank you also for coming down to the Waterfront and sharing in our 100th anniversary Armistice Day commemorations.
Lynn SurdockUnited States
Robbie was wonderful. There was 3 in our group, my dad who is 78 was with my husband and I. Robbie made the trip enjoyable for all. He knows the area well and it was a great idea. He knew we wanted to stop at a few gift shops and had a fantastic lunch spot where we ordered the best fish sandwich. Highly recommend a day with Robbie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Lynn. It was great to meet you all and to share my beautiful home with you all. And I'm glad you managed to pick up the souvenirs you wanted - it was not a problem to include those stops.
Sylvia BraunerUnited States
Robbie was a great guide; very knowledgeable and showed us every important aspect of Wellington New Zealand. Since we were all from Wellington Florida...this was a lot of fun. We would recommend Robbie to everyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Sylvia. It was great to meet fellow Wellingtonians and to take you around my version of your home ;-)
Nancy L.United States
Robbie was a lot of fun to be around. He was definitely knowledgeable and informative. We saw a lot in a short time from beach to hills and still had relaxing and very nice meal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much. It was great to meet you both and to share a beautiful day in Wellington. Hopefully we'll see you again on your next world travels.
We had a very enjoyable tour with Robbie. We particularly liked the filming location of The Lord of The Rings, and his insight on being an extra in the films. Being able to bypass the long line of tourists waiting for the cable car was a definite plus also. If you get a chance to go to the LOTR gift shop, you should go, even if only to get photos of yourself with the life-size characters.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much. It was great to meet you all and to be able to show you around and, yes, by-passing the queues at the Cable Car is just one of the services I offer. :-) Glad you enjoyed the Weta Cave as well. Something a little bit different.
Robbie collected our group of three at 9am in his comfortable car and we spent a wonderful six hours with him. He was engaging, informative and had plenty of stories about LOTR filming. The locations and Robbie's knowledge made for great memories. The wonderful tour was enhanced by a delicious lunch and the tour of Weta Studios. Thanks very much Robbie, highly recommended. Jean, Anna and Bill
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Jean. It as great to meet you all and to share some of my on-set experiences with such enthusiastic fans of the book and movies. Hope the photos and videos came out OK as well.
David LonerganUnited States
Very enjoyable. Robbie was extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way to make the trip interesting, informative and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was great to meet you and to be able to do something a little bit different. Glad that the golf went so well for you as well.
David D.United States
We had a great tour with Robbie. We saw on his tour more than we would have seen on three of the ship's shore excursions put together. He was very informative, willing to adapt the tour to what interested us, and knew how to get us around to avoid crowds. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much. It was great to meet you both and to show you around my beautiful home. It doesn't always work but I'm glad we got to avoid the crowds for you.
Leslie NathanUnited States
Robbie was fabulous! A great personality and extremely knowledgeable! You could not find a better guide in such a lovely city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was great to meet you all and I'm really glad the weather cleared up and you got to see so much of my home. Hope you enjoyed the concert at St Pauls and safe travels.
Debbi HendrixUnited States
Robbie was delightful and full of interesting knowledge! He was organized (did the busiest places first to avoid crowds) and provided wonderful information to help us understand historical and government buildings. He was great to tailor stops to us and our likes and tolerate my quest for pictures. Great lunch spot and interesting places! Thanks Robbie! We'll definitely send our kids to see you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was great to meet you both and to be able to show you around my wonderful home. And it's never a problem to stop for photos, especially as I'm a photographer too. ;-)
Peter SchofieldUnited Kingdom
Ice guy very knowledgeable, had a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was good to meet you two as well and to be able to show you around my beautiful home and to share some of my knowledge with you. Safe travels for the South Island.
Pam MartinEastern Passage, NS, Canada
Please look no further! Robbie is your guy! I've used Tours by Locals tons and Robbie is by far the best of the best! Very friendly and knowledgeable with a lovely NZ accent! Book your tour now!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Pam for that great recommendation. Your commission is in the mail. ;-) I had an enjoyable day with you all, being able to show you some of the highlights of my beautiful home. I hope you enjoy the rest of your cruise and your travelling around NZ afterwards.
Robert DowellUnited States
Robbie is a great tour guide. Very well versed on the Wellington area. He gave us a great tour and did his best to avoid the big tour buses. Learned much anout the area and he hit a little on the filming of Lord of the Rings. He also offers a tour specific to that and was cast in the movie, so his knowledge is great! Took us to a great local spot for lunch with amazing food. I would highly recommend Robbie for his services when visiting Wellington.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much. I had a great day with you all, despite the moody weather. I also passed on your compliments about the seafood chowder to the cafe. Much appreciated.
We thank Robbie for his patience with us as we made a mistake , but we enjoyed the scenery and the tour very much
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Shirley. It was an enjoyable afternoon with you both, getting to see some of the highlights of Wellington.
Dale DoudnaUnited States
Robbie picked us up front the cruise ship and arranged our schedule so that we were able to miss some of the worst crowds. Since Wellington is the capital of New Zealand he shared some of the government buildings and introduced us to documents that were important to New Zealand and the Maori culture. We had some time after the tour so Robbie dropped us off at a museum to visit before we returned to the ship. We enjoyed our day with Robbie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much. I enjoyed meeting you all and being able to share some of our local and national history with you all. I'm glad that you appreciated being able to see some of our historical documents - it has been an added bonus for me since they made them available.
Robbie impressed us with his depth of knowledge, lively commentary and accommodating manner. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Robbie and would not hesitate to book him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jayne. It was great to be able to take you all around and show you the sights of my wonderful home, including all the little extra bits we got to visit. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise.
Robin RhoadsUnited States
Had a great day with Robbie. Tour was as described and we got to see city sights as well as ZEALANDIA. We all also enjoyed the cable car ride and the walk around the downtown. He comes highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Robin. It was great to meet you all and to share some of the highlights of my home with you. Glad you got to experience so much at Zealandia as well.
Thank you Robbie for making our visit to Wellington so enjoyable. I would highly recommend Robbie - not only his extensive knowledge of Wellington, but for also showing us all aspects of this fabulous city beyond what the original tour included. From the historic city centre out to the Weta Workshop, and a safe return to our cruise ship, our very limited hours in Wellington were filled with excellent sights and information.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much. It was a good day with you all, despite the fact it was so limited. Next time you're in town for a longer period, I'd love to do the rest of the LOTR sites in Wellington with you - including a lot more of my on-set stories than what I was able to share with you.
Don BrabstonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kia ora Don. Thank you for your rating. It was good to meet you both and to be able to show you around my beautiful home at a nice, leisurely pace.
Dave CzehutUnited States
Robbie was very informative and was a pleasure to have with our family for the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much guys. The day was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed being able to share my stories with you all. i hope you enjoyde the rest of your travels through NZ and Middle-Earth.
Robbie did a great Job, everything was on time and we spend a lovely day. We enjoyed the day very much and he offered a lot of options. In case we return we will definitely try to book this guy again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Joerg. It was great to meet you all and to be able to show you around. And yes, next time you visit, I would be happy to show you around again.
Irene AmadioUnited States
Robbie was wonderful. He was friendly, funny, and very informative. He kept things Very light and yet we learned so much and saw so much of the city and its surroundings. He hit the major sights that all of our guide books were recommending and he also tailored to tour a little bit to our groups needs and wants. I highly recommend Robbie to introduce you to the beautiful city of Wellington.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Irene. It was great to meet you all and to be able to show you so much of my home, especially on such a beautiful day.
Geoffrey StraussUnited States
Robbie picked our group of six up at our cruise ship. He had put together a tour to address the requests of each of us - see the countryside, see some local art and see the wildlife (in New Zealand, that means birds). Robbie provided us with a comfortable ride while using a microphone to make sure we heard his commentary. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. He provided us with a most pleasant day. You will not be disappointed if you choose Robbie as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating and feedback. I enjoyed being able to show you such a wide variety of Wellington, based on your interests. Next time, we'll have to arrange for your ship to stay for longer though ;-)
Zanna KarkUnited States
Robbie was the ABSOLUTE best! Could not have had a better tour guide that was more knowledgeable than him! His passion for New Zealand resonates throughout the tour and the small group size allows for us to go to filming locations not available on big cruise tours. I feel confident in my knowledge now of LOtR thanks to Robbie and plan to share my knowledge with my friends. If I ever get a chance to take the tour again I will 100%. Robbie goes above and beyond to make the tour amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your feedback Zanna. It was great to meet you all and to share a picnic at Rivendell. Hope the pics at Isengard look like you're really wizards. ;-)
Diane FoxUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating. I really enjoyed my day with you all and I hope you enjoyed watching the movies with a new understanding of how they were made.
Linda R.United States
We had a thoroughly enjoyable day with Robbie. He's very knowledgeable of the area and was an extra in the LOTR movies. If you are a LOTR fan, you will love this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda for your rating and kind words. I had an enjoyable day with you all as well, sharing some of my stories and re-creating some of the scenes of LOTR. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise as well.
Lora StovallUnited States
Robbie gave us a good introduction to Wellington. He is knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend him to others visiting the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lora. It was good to meet you both and to be able to show you around on a typical beautiful Wellington day. Next time though, I'll try to see if I can actually introduce you to the Prime Minister ;-)
Bob GoldsteinUnited States
Robbie was a great guide. His knowledge and ability to set up and deliver a flexible day and a flexible tour made our day. Great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Bob, not just for the review but also for the challenge of an interesting and varied day. Glad you enjoyed it.
Jay JenningsUnited States
Robbie's tour was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. His extensive knowledge of his country, Wellington, and Peter Jackson's trilogy, along with his personal stories of his four years working on the films made us feel like true insiders. If you are going to Wellington you must book this tour. Exceptional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jay. It was a pleasure to meet you all and to be able to share my experiences with you. It was a pity about the weather, but I'm glad you all had an enjoyable time anyway.
Stephen C.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments Steve. In answer to your queries, I designed this tour as a Get Away from the city, a visit to some of the beautiful nature and scenery of NZ, and in particular, Wellington. I am sorry it wasn't as you expected and I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I hope you enjoyed the places I recommended for your second day in Wellington and the rest of your time in NZ.
Jan HadleyWest Union, 29696, United States
Great tour. Very comprehensive and interesting. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jan. It was great to meet you all and to show you around my home. From memory, I'm glad we managed to avoid the rain as well ;-)
We were docking for one day & asked Robbie to put together a tour which was different to the normal tourist thing. He arranged for us to go to Matiu Island & Days Bay which we hadn't seen on a previous visit. The Island has a really interesting history & now wildlife sanctuary. Then lunch at Days Bay was awesome before heading back to the ship on time. Really appreciate being able to see it all through a locals eyes. Would book Robbie again anytime
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Bryan. It was great to meet you guys and to be able to do something different with you. Thank you for the opportunity.
Debbie S.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Debbie. It was great to meet you all and to be able to show you around.
Karen CaillierUnited States
Robbie was right on time and we had a very nice visit to Wellington seeing many sites and having a very nice lunch by the bay. He was very informative about the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Karen. It was lovely to meet you all and to be able to show you around. And I'm glad you enjoyed the lunch at the Chocolate Fish - it is always one of my favourite places.
Shanti MhatreUnited States
We took a 7 hour tour in Wellington. We booked it a few months earlier and the communication with Robbie T. Was excellent. He customized the tour for us ( we were a party of two) based on our interests and physical limitations. The tour itself was wonderful and reasonably priced. Robbie is very knowledgeable about Wellington and surrounds? If you are interested in Lord of the Rings, nobody better to show you the filming site. He had a role in the film. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was great to meet you both today and enjoy Wellington on a beautiful sunny day. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
Jennifer YuUnited States
our tour was guided by Robbie in wellington NZ for the whole day, we had such a great experience and fun time with him, Robbie was very energetic and had great knowledge about this tour and beyond, we learned so much about how the movie "lord of ring" was made, if anyone take this tour in future, strongly recommend to chose Robbie as your guide, a job well done!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer. It was great to meet you all and to be able to share my stories and experiences with you. Thank you also for making the day so enjoyable.
Irene MilinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Irene. I'm glad you enjoyed your day today and I hope you enjoy the rest of your cruise.
Michael PerkonsUnited States
Robbie was terrific. Great communication prior to the tour, adapted to our schedule, and generally ran a great tour. Recommend highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was great to meet you guys today and to show you around. I hope you also enjoyed your time at the Museum as well.
Arlene K.Tarzana, CA, United States
It was a pleasure to tour Wellington with Robbie, a highly knowledgeable and flexible guide. He proudly shared his city and filled us with interesting stories of his family going back 5 generations living in Wellington. We made itinerary changes during our tour and Robbie was very amenable. At the beginning we mentioned an obscure interest and an hour later he took us there! We highly recommend Robbie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was great to meet you both and to be able to show you the highlights that you wanted to see (especially despite the weather). I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise.
Rebecca SayedUnited States
Robbie was great. He was very flexible - we pulled our tour into an earlier time and he had a great attitude about it. And he was very informative about all things New Zealand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rebecca. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the drive (and at least we had some good weather for it as well). Hopefully next time you come to Wellington, I will be able to show you around as well.
Dale GoldbergUnited States
Robbie was a very pleasant guide. He answered all our questions and was agreeable to our requests. We enjoyed talking with him as he showed us all the sights in Wellington especially when he suggested where I should stand on the cable car to view the fun light show in the car's tunnel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was great to be able to meet you all and to show you around, and let you into the little secrets like in the Cable Car ;-)
Paula FontaniniUnited States
Robbie is a knowledgeable guide who enjoys the outdoors and has a in depth knowledge of the history and buildings of Wellington. His love of place comes through his guiding. My husband and I had a lovely and relaxing time being guided around Wellington, Zealandia, and some wetlands northwest of Wellington.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Paula. It was good to meet you both and to be able to share some of my favourite places with you. And to give Dan a rest from driving. ;-)
Robbie gets a 5 out of 5. Four of us had a delightful day with him. He was so accommodating and friendly and he gave us a great tour. Highly recommend Robbie! Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Paul & Monica. It was a very nice, relaxed day with you and I'm glad the forecast rain never came in. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.
Rosemary M.IVINS, UTAH, United States
Robbie did a great job guiding us to see birds in the wildlife area. He knew how to spot them and he explained many things about the area to us. We really enjoyed our day with him. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed your day out and about in Wellington, and being able to see some of the natural beauty of NZ.
Anne LevyUnited States
Robbie was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide, and we had fantastic day with him. Comfortable car and very accommodating to our specific needs. If you are on a cruise ship, don't be afraid to book a private tour with him. Much less expensive than the ship's tours, you'll see everything, and he will have you back to the ship in plenty of time. Actually picked us up and dropped us off closer than the tour buses did on the dock. Thank you Robbie for a wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Anne. It was great to be able to show you all around (and well done on getting a nice day in between some stormy days!). I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.
Nancy ShelmonUnited States
Beautiful city for photographs with water everywhere.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy. It was good to meet you both and to be able to show you around my home. And I'm glad the weather was so good as well to show it at it's best
Kay (Catherine) S.United States
We enjoyed our tour with Robbie very much! We loved that he showed us actual pictures from the movie as we walked in the areas it was shot. His experience as an extra in the films is a real plus. Enjoyed our lunch at the Chocolate Fish and the tour at the Weta Cave!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating. It was fun to be able to show you around and share some of my on-set stories. So glad you enjoyed the day and that it has added to your enjoyment of the movies.
What a fabulous day. Couldn't ask for a better tour guide. Robbie is knowledgeable, fun and friendly. The tour was diverse, interesting and all-encompassing. Couldn't recommend more highly. You will not be disappointed I assure you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Irene. I had a very enjoyable day with your family, being able to show you many of the different highlights of my home.
George ObstUnited States
Robbie is knowledgeable,personable and very accomodating. One of the best tour guides we have experienced
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much George. I had a lot of fun with your family, showing you around the sights of Wellington. I hope those who went to Te Papa enjoyed it, and those who went back to the ship enjoyed that too ;-)
Terence GillettMerritt Island, FL, United States
Robbie has a wealth of behind the scenes knowledge about LOTR because he was an extra in four of them. Combined with all the expected sights and information, this made for a very enjoyable day. Great tour and a Great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Terry. It was an enjoyable day being able to share some of my experiences and stories with you. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.
Irvine RodgerUnited Kingdom
Very worthwhile and interesting. Robbie was so engaging. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I enjoyed the day as well and spending time with you. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.
Denise CanfieldUnited States
A great tour in a lovely setting. Robbie did a wonderful job of tailoring our tour based on our personal preferences. Being introduced to Wellington by a Kiwi who loves Wellington made the tour even better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Denise. It was great to meet you all and to be able to show you around on such a beautiful day. Hope you enjoyed your dinner as well.
Mark Van RaamHampton, VIRGINIA, United States
Robbie did a great job and I am delighted that I used his service. His car was great and his knowledge of Wellington was really in depth. He accommodated our desires. He also expertly guided us through the National museum. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mark. But you guys (and the weather) made my job easy. Enjoy the rest of your travels and your stay in Auckland.
Robbie was friendly, informative, patient and flexible. He made sure we all had a good day regardless of the weather. Would recommend to others travelling. Was so much cheaper for us than doing group tours as there were 6 of us travelling, and with young children (who were not having the best of days) the flexibility was perfect. The cable car broke down so we missed the main thing we booked for but Robbie suggested a picnic before he took us to a light show which was his idea and the kids loved. Thankyou
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kristy. It was an enjoyable day with you all, and good to do something different. I'm glad you enjoyed the Chocolate Factory and the shopping on Cuba Mall and the light show. Next time you come back to Wellington, let me know and I'll do my best to keep the Cable Car operating ;-)
Clay MaeckelUnited States
It is absolutely great when you have a guide that was an extra on the movies telling you about his experiences in addition to showing the locations that the LOTR movies were shot at around Wellington.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Clay. It was great to meet you and to be able to show you around and to share my stories with you. All the best in the rest of your travels.
Barry G.United States
Robbie is a great tour guide. He clearly loves New Zealand and Wellington, specifically, and is very knowledgeable about the things we tourists are interested in -- such areas as history, economics, current events and statistics. Our day with Robbie was well planned and we saw and experienced a great deal in our time in his care! We would recommend highly and without reservation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was great to meet you all and to be able to show you around, especially at short notice. PS Happy Birthday to Jill for the 26th ;-)
Michael PetlickeUnited States
Robbie was a reliable guide who knew the city in and out and was able to show us around and add extra history and context to a lot of Wellington.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. It was good to meet you both and show you around. I hope you enjoyed your time in Te Papa and hopefully got to see the Beehive the next day (despite the weather).
Patt BrustUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating Patt. It was good to meet you all and be able to show you around Wellington. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.
Glenn MoeUnited States
Robbie provided an extremely enjoyable and educational personal tour for my wife and me. His knowledge and love of the Wellington area was obvious from the moment the tour began. We loved his personal stories of playing the part as an extra in the Lord of the Rings series. We recommend Robbie highly to anyone wanting to spend a memorable time being introduced to Wellington, New Zealand.
Aubrey B.Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO, United States
Highly knowlegeable and delightful personality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Aubrey. It's been a while but I remember we had a very enjoyable, relaxed day!
Nancy CameronUnited States
Leslie SchaeferUnited States
Energetic, knowledgeable, time efficient, great personality... Just an absolutely delightful gentleman (young) who gave us a great tour. Better than great - a Robbie is a real gem... I would use him again and again - book him - he books up fast! Leslie & Dennis - Florida
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Leslie. It was good fun to meet you all and to be able to show you around all the many and varied gift shops of Wellington ;-)
Inna KissenUnited States
Very enthusiastic guide who goes out of his way to show you everything you are interested in. Very nice person to deal with. Five stars +
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi guys. It was great to meet you all as well and to be able to show you not just some of the filming locations I was involved in, but also my beautiful home. I hope that next time you watch the movies you will have a greater appreciation of them now that you've seen so much of the behind-the-scenes. ;-)
Dr Susan Rae JensenUnited States
We appreciated the knowledge and history provided and flexibility to begin with Te Papa museum. Robbie was very personable. We understand that the weather was not great the day that we were there but would have liked to have had guide a little more versed in inclement weather activities with other suggestions not just a check list of what we should see--ie, just driving around the bay was not interesting to us and we were not especially interested in lunch break & not impressed with Chocolate Fish.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan. Thank you for your feedback. It was good to meet you both as well and to be able to show you around my city. While the weather was not great on the day, my aim was to show you as much as possible while avoiding all the big tour buses, and I hope I achieved that. Lunch is also a standard part of this Tour, but I appreciate your feedback that it may not be for everyone, so that is something I will bear in mind. Thank you again, and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Robbie
Neal WeinsteinScotttsdale, AZ, United States
Kimberley RawlingsDickson, 2602, Australia
A superb tour with a superb guide. Robbie quickly found out what our interests were and took us to places that more than filled the bill. We would recommend this tour and this guide to everybody.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kim. I really enjoyed the day with you both and I look forward to reading Bart's comments on his Blog ;-)
Veronica BelloneUnited States
Corrie MarvinUnited States
Robbie was excellent! He was well prepared for the tour & he was actually in the Lord of the Rings movies. He took us to so very famous filming locations, let us "role play" as hobbits and wizards and elves. He was personable, practical, & wanted to be sure we got the best possible tour. I would highly recommend this private tour for anyone who has an interest in the LOTR movies (or Narnia, for that matter). His selection of places to eat was also fantastic.I not only give the tour 5 stars but Robbie too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Corrie. I had a great day being able to show you around and share some of my stories with you. Pleased you got to see your own personal "Paris" and I hope you enjoyed your time in Hobbiton later in the cruise.
Judy GalbavyUnited States
We had a nic e day with Robbie seeing all the sights of windy Wellington. The lunch at the chocolate fish was a highlight . Thank-you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy. It was great to be able to show you both around as well. I'm glad you both enjoyed the day.
Douglas SheltonUnited States
This was a fantastic tour. By far the best tour we experienced on hour trip. Robbie was well versed on the history of Wellington, the government of New Zealand, and the filming of the "Rings" movies. He provided a thorough tour of the city and nearby areas including a great lunch we had near the bay. He was very flexible and willing to adjust the itinerary to fit our interests. He was very personable and a delight to spend the day with. Anyone interested should definitely consider Robbie as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Douglas. I had a great day with you all as well and I really enjoyed being able to show you around. Cheers, Robbie
Gerhard S.United States
Robbie is a very pleasant guide who made great suggestions for our tour and was willing to adapt to any changes or requests we had. He is knowledgeable on his home and provides good dialogue. His tour description indicated a station wagon for transportation but he rented a 6 seat mini van so that we were more comfortable as a tour of 4 people. The price to value relationship was excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I had a very enjoyable time and loved showing you all around. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Wellington and found a nice place for dinner that night.
Laurie Wookeypeterborough, ONTARIO, United States
A little apprehensive booking a tour with a company I hadn't dealt with. Was soon dispersed upon meeting Robbie our guide. This guy was fantastic, knew the city and all the places to go He packed more in in our five hour tour than any other tours we went on in Australia and New Zealand. Highly recommend him and the company. Good follow up through out with Tours by Locals. Thanks again Robbie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laurie. It was a fantastic day and I had lots of fun with you all as well.
Michael ConlonUnited States
Robbie tailored our tour perfectly to our needs, was punctual, organized, informative, knowledgable, and flexible. His love for his home town is apparent, and well deserved from what we experienced. Our highest recommendations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mike. I had an enjoyable day as well and it was a pleasure to show you two around my beautiful home!
Russell JuraNewport Coast, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoyed the day at Zealandia and the Kapiti Coast. I enjoyed being able to show you around as well
Richard GoughUnited States
We enjoyed this tour and Robbie was an excellent guide. It was striking to see the difference between the scenes in the movie and the actual places where those scenes were filmed. The WETA studio tour was a nice complementary addition.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to show you around and see the various locations. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and got some insight into how the films were made. Watching them will never be the same again ;-)
Jonathan MooreUnited States
Robbie T was awesome. As an extra in TLOTR for FOUR years, we could not have more fortunate. He knows the local history along with a wealth of knowledge regarding LOTR...will be worth every dime. Highly recommend. Jon Moore family of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jon. It was a great day (despite the wind!) and I enjoyed being able to show you around my home and sharing some LotR stories with you all.
Marilyn MentzUnited States
Very enjoyable tour with an energetic guide to Lord of the Rings settings plus sights in Wellington.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marilyn. I really enjoyed the day as well and Im glad you enjoyed yourselves as well.
Robert WalkerUnited States
Absolutely the best tour. Robbie is very thorough and personal. We enjoyed the city very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much. I really enjoyed the day and getting to show you two around.
Philip VargasUnited States
Robbie was very knowledgeable about Welington and was able to tailor the tour to the places we wanted to see and the depth of information we wanted on various sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Phil. It was great to meet you guys and show you a bit of Wellington in the limited time you had. Safe travels for the rest of your journey.
Kim KirchnerUnited States
Robbie is awesome. He's very knowledgeable about the area and very personable. We had such a wonderful time and thank Robbie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kim. I really enjoyed showing you all around and introducing you to some of the magic of the movies. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday here in NZ. Robbie
Marvin BoldtUnited States
Marian McgraneUnited States
Robbie was great! Included extra items of interest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marian. It was great to meet you all and show you around Wellington and Middle Earth.
It was a great city tour. Plenty of places, different sites with a very cool and sympathic guide. A great tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roger. It was a pleasure to show you around. I hope you recovered quickly from your very early morning ferry trip ;-)
Donna WilsonUnited States
Robbie was a perfect host. He was waiting for us when we left the ship and treated us to a detailed look at Wellington and Mt. Victoria. Would highly recommend him
Myrna MarcusUnited States
Robbie was a great guide, informed, fun, thoughtful...made our day in Wellington!
Lara NusbaumUnited States
Had a short visit in Wellington and so glad I hired Robbie...made every second count. Very knowledgeable and enjoyable to spend time with. Hope to go back to Wellington and would definitely hire Robbie again!
Very enjoyable tour of a beautiful city! Robbie met us outside of the Te Papa museum, was there earlier than scheduled, and took us all over, pointing out the sights, giving us information, and obviously enjoying what he was doing.