Brian WilsonUnited Kingdom
I booked this tour with Patrick well in advance and we communicated regularly. A party of 12 Patrick booked out a larger vehicle and on the morning when he was picking up the van he ensured someone was there to greet us. Great to have a local who loves his country and everyone commented how nice it was to have this kind of tour. Patrick ensured that all of our preferences were met and added a few extras. We had the most amazing day and can recommend Patrick and tours by locals to anyone, you will be ok
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Brian for your review. I enjoyed showing you this beautiful region of New Zealand. You were a great group and it was a pleasure to spend the day with you all. Best regards, Patrick
Mark HewlettUnited States
Patrick provided an excellent tour! He was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Of all of the tours we took while in New Zealand, Patrick's was by far the best! Hands down!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark, Thank you for your review. I enjoyed showing your group our beautiful Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. It is important to me my travelers have a fun and interesting experience while on tour and return safely to Port I hope the rest of your cruise went well. Best regards, Patrick.
Linda SteinbergUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. Patrick.
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.
Gary RobertsFairfield Township, OHIO, United States
Booked this as a private tour and was quite surprised to learn, we would be waiting for two other vans groups to convoy over. Turned into quite the mess as one vans group was late and the other an unqualified driver. We got away late and had to do a mad dash to Waitomo. Guides Mic did not work since we were late(not our fault) and he said no time to fix until first stop. Insufficient time for lunch at Hobbiton. Mic now working, but very little info provided. Waitomo and Hibbiiton were great.
Terri MontagueUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Patrick. He picked us up at the ship and dropped us off on time. We gave us a lot of information about the area and guided us through Te Puia making sure we saw all the sites and know what we were looking at. We always try to book our tours through tours by locals and were not disappointed. Patrick was a great guide and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a more personal tour experience!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to review your tour. It was a pleasure to show this beautiful Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand and its active geothermal parks & special places. Trust you enjoyed the rest of the New Zealand leg of your cruise ship holiday. Best regards, Patrick
Patrick went above and beyond to tailor this tour to the needs of our family of 7. We appreciated the healthy snacks and informative commentary along the way. The trip was topped off by an impromptu stop at Mt. Maunganui and Ocean Beach where the kids were able to take an invigorating dip in the ocean and jump some waves. We highly recommend, as this tour is great for people of all ages, and the scenery is stunning!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan, Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure to show your extended family this beautiful part of New Zealand. It is always nice to see 3 generations of families traveling on tour. Best wishes to you all, Patrick
Bob LiuUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob, Thanks again for the review of your second tour day at 'Te Puia' Geothermal Wonderland, Rotorua tour. An enjoyable, fun day showing you the highlights of amazing Rotorua Best regards, Patrick
Bob LiuUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob, I appreciate you taking the time to rate your Waitomo/Hobbiton combination tour, I enjoyed showing you & your friends this lovely part of New Zealand. Best regards, Patrick.
Alan PasternakUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alan, Many thanks for taking the time to review our recent tour together while your Cruise Ship was berthed at the Port of Tauranga. Best regards, Patrick
David ParkUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, thank you for your review. It was a pleasure showing you and your group our lovely part of New Zealand. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your NZ leg of the tour and stay in Australia. Best regards to you all, Patrick
Arthur SchwabUnited States
Efficient and professional driver to and from Hobbiton.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. A fun day out at Hobbiton Movie Set enjoyed by the adults and grandchildren. I hope you all enjoyed the rest of the cruise. Thanks, Patrick
Pat BroadfootOklahoma City, OK, United States
Patrick was great! Joyce left her jacket in his car and he got in touch with us and is sending it to her home.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great day out to Waitomo Caves, I enjoyed showing you and your friends this beautiful part of New Zealand. Posted Joyce's jacket today should arrive back about the same time as you return. Enjoy the rest of your great holiday. It was nice meeting you all. cheers Patrick
Janet HebbelUnited States
Patrick gave us a terrific tour of Tauranga and the surrounding area. He was knowledgeable and easy to talk with. He shared with us stories and history of the area. We walked around Mauao Historic Reserve. Patrick took us to the kiwi farm too. He is a great tour guide and will customize the itinerary to meet your desires.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed your tour of Tauranga and the amazing base walk around Mount Maunganui (Mauao a dormant volcano) it was a pleasure to show you this beautiful region where I live and work. I hope the rest of your tour went well. Cheers Patrick