Rosie took us to out of the normal tourist areas to explore Port Arthur the way the locals would. It was wonderful to spend the day at our pace and not be with all the other cruise ship tourists. Rosie was very professional in her job, but made us feel like family, rather then cattle being herded from one place to another. If you want a wonderful day in Port Arthur, call On Rosie to take you around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Stephanie. I had the best time with your group for your two leisurely days in Tassie. Hope to see you here again sometime!
If anyone is needing a guide while in Hobart, Tasmania, contact Rosie, she is a amazing guide! She took time to explain Hobart and its surroundings. 8 seniors doing what we wanted and at our pace, not rushed or shopped to death, like tours on the cruise ship arranges. Can't say enough about how wonderful Rosie and her bus Izzy made our two days in Tasmania. Best tour days ever, and we all have been on many tours over the past years!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Stephanie! I had so much fun with the "MacClements Gang" - it was so great to spend two days with you in Tasmania and I love that you wanted to travel at an unhurried pace. You made my job feel like a fun outing with friends; it was a pleasure to spend time with you all. Hope to see you here again (or maybe on Whidbey Island!)
Janie BowersUnited States
Rosie was amazing! What a fun day we had with a tour that was specific to our group. Tasmania was a wonderful place to see up close and personal which Rosie provided for us. Lunch at a local, not tourist trap was a delight. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Janie. It was such a pleasure to spend the day with you and your lovely group of friends and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Hobart. Hope to see you in Tassie again sometime!
McKell ChristensenUnited States
Rosie is a wonderful host! First off she was able to help us out an schedule us pretty last minute. Then she made our tour so memorable and was the perfect guide for our family! We wanted to see a lot and Rosie made sure to keep us on track! She helped us keep a perfect schedule and got us back to our cruise ship right on time! Rosie and Izzy the Bus were wonderful and I would highly recommend her tours to anyone visiting the area! Thanks so much for your time and making our vacation AMAZING!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much McKell. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and your lovely family and I'm so glad you all had such a good time. I hope you'll come back to visit again some day.
She kept us fully informed during the process of booking the original tour and also with the change. She is a very 'special' lady full of charm and friendliness. Was very knowledgeable regarding all the questions we bombarded her with and nothing was top much trouble. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and spending the day with Rosie. We would definitely use her again when we come back to Tasmania and will recommend Tours By Locals and Rosie to our friends if they are visiting Tasmania.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Deneice. It was such a pleasure spending time with you and your friends. What a lovely group of women! I hope to see you again when you are next in Hobart.
Nancy WebsterUnited States
Mary F.Powell Butte, OR, United States
Fabulous tour and tour guide. Rosie was right on time and was very accommodating for our special requests. Her van "Izzy" was very comfortable. We highly encourage anyone making a stop in Tasmania to hire Rosie to show you Tasmania.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Mary. It was such a pleasure to have your group on board and to have the opportunity to share Tasmania with you. I hope the rest of your trip was wonderful!
Carol LoveladyUnion, KY, United States
Great Day with Rosie in Hobert area. Her recomendation to go to Bonorong was spot on and being surrounded by a 100 Kangaroos was the highligt of our trip. Thanks Rosie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Carol! I'm glad the timing worked out so well for Bonorong - I've never seen the kangaroos all together like that! It was a pleasure to spend the day with your lovely group. Hope to see you in Tassie again:)
Kay StephensonUnited States
Rosie was the best! She stepped in on last minute notice to take our tour as another tour guide had cancelled, and we clearly traded up! Her suggestions to our already planned agenda made our day in Hobart extra special such as the Tall Trees Walk, a charming restaurant on the water, and stopping for fresh berries at a road side stand. She was delightful to talk to as she has led a very interesting life and she knows Hobart well since she grew up there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kay. I'm so glad I got to be your guide for the day! It was such a pleasure to meet your lovely family and show them our corner of this beautiful island. I loved that everyone was so interested in all Tasmania has to offer and hope you will come back some day for a longer visit!
Kevin MccallUnited States
There were 5 of us on our tour and we all had a great time. Rosie is a perfect balance of knowledge and good personality as a guide. She had extra umbrellas, jackets and gave us enough space to experience the outings without us getting lost. She also was able to configure the tour so we could spend more or less time at the places we wanted to do so. Highly recommend Rosie as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kevin. Your group was so much fun and I appreciated them all being so good-natured about our less than perfect Tasmanian weather! It was a pleasure having you all on board and hopefully we'll see you in Tasmania again for a longer visit and better weather!
David CrooksUnited States
Excellent. 5 out of 5. Rosie is a delightful person to travel with and extremely knowledgeable about Tasmania. Her mini-bus is a very comfortable way to see the sites. I would definitely use Rosie again. Dave C, Chicago
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Dave. I thoroughly enjoyed our two days together - what a lovely group of travellers! I hope to see you again in Tassie, and all the best to you and Foong - I hope you are having a wonderful anniversary celebration in Sydney.
Elizabeth DearstyneBregenz, Austria
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and I apologise that the tour was too expensive. I am frankly surprised when people book a private tour on my 21 seater vehicle for a party of two, but assume they are ok with it as it is clearly stated in the reservation. I like sharing more general information about the region and, as stated in my profile “my travel style is relaxed and unhurried”. I have many 5 star reviews from very happy customers, and will work with you to resolve this.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are sorry to hear about this experience. Besides the fact that Elizabeth booked a 21 seat bus as described in the tour description and booking confirmation the guide recognized that maybe some things could be done better next time and a partial refund was issued.
Laurie FraszUnited States
Rosie was AWESOME! Personable,fun and knowledgeable--our party of 6 had a great time going up to Mt Wellington, visiting the wildlife sanctuary--feeding kangaroos by hand, seeing emus and tazzie devils up close...then lunch and a winery! Full day, great fun! Rosie is an excellent host of Hobart!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Laurie. I had a great time showing your group our lovely city and surrounds. Hopefully I'll see you back in Tasmania some time in the future.
Beata HoweUnited States
Rosie Rocks! She put together a GREAT mix of sights and highlights that left us wanting MORE!!! She was also wonderfully flexible when we found our ship was coming in 3 hours late and we had had time limitations as well. A highlight of our cruise ... we all want to go back to Hobart!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Beata. I had such a fun day with your group and is was a pleasure to meet you all. Hopefully I will see you in Hobart again sometime soon!
Michael NeumeisterUnited States
We had a great tour in Hobart. Rosie was an exceptional guide and gave us an insiders view to the area. Rosie brought us everywhere and we always managed to avoid a crowd... great for cruise ship tourists. Rosie customized our tour for us and as a result we saw so much more than the standard tour. We had a great time esp due to our great guide...Rosie..thanks!
Clients were thrilled with Rosie's knowledge and humor.
Margaret (Peggy) MagallonUnited States
Everyone in our group 0f 10 thoroughly enjoyed the tour.