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"Every Minute A Magnificent Memory"

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Please note: Covid closed our business for two years. We have just reopened. This explains the age of some of the review dates. We update regularily.

Tours By Locals Booking Reference: ZVH...


Steven Ca....

TOUR: Full Day, Private Tour C,...
DATE: Dec 26, 2022
LOCATION: Christchurch / Akaroa, New Zealand  including the Okains Bay Maori and Cultural Museum.

Elizabeth was fabulous. She went over and above to be accommodative. She drove flawlessly through some very difficult terrain with windy roads and clouds all around.


She was helpful to anything we inquired about she had a wonderful sense of humor and was most knowledgeable about this lovely place she resides in.

Highly recommend her to anyone.

A very memorable day out

 Tripadvisor review

Damian H.

Dec 3, 2022

Christchurch to Southern Alps-Arthur's Pass & Otira - LOTR - Private Full-Day

We had a great day with Elizabeth, there was lots of clear communication. Elizabeth picked us up at the cruise terminal at Lyleton. We had arranged to go to the Antarctic Centre which was such good fun with blue penguins, Huskies, 4D cinema, Antarctic storm room, and ride in Haggaland the place was interesting and fun.

We then journeyed onto Arthurs pass national park which was delightful such great scenery. Elizabeth was a great driver, she knew the roads and was very open about her life and life in New Zealand. She was real easygoing and woman of grest strength. Also many thanks to Bren who communicated promptly and gave you confidence in the run upto the trip.

A special day with Elizabeth

Trip Advisor / Viator review: CHRISTCHURCH or LYTTELTON to AKAROA - full day, private tour

Dec 11, 2022


It was pouring down rain upon our arrival at Lyttelton so we didn't know what to expect on the tour, but Elizabeth went way out of her way to overcome the rainy weather and make this a very special day.


We were surprised and happy that we were her only guests and had her undivided attention. She was a careful driver in the rain and gave us a great overview of the Lyttelton and Akaroa area during the mountain drive.


We enjoyed the stops we made at the art gallery at the Little River Railway Station and shops in Akaroa, as well as lunch in the market at Christchurch.


Elizabeth's cheerful personality turned a dreary day into a warm memory. Thank you.

Great tour!

Tours by Locals: Douglas Sm....

Booking Reference: ZQX..


TOUR: Full Day, Private Tour  Lyttelton to Arthur's Pass / Otira
DATE: Dec 22, 2022
LOCATION: Lyttelton, New Zealand

Great tour! Lots of driving but well worth it for the scenery.

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Aoraki Mt Cook Full Day tour


Otira - Arthur's Pass Full Day Tour

Excellent two week tour!

967ravenl  Dec 29, 2019

Tripadvisor review: Christchurch Taxi Tours and Transfers

We spent two weeks touring both islands with Brent, and we had an amazing time! He knew all the best spots, was willing to stop wherever we wanted to stop (if it was safe of course), was flexible, funny, and friendly. We had a tight schedule, but Brent always did research so we could fit some more.

Dear fact your entire family...I am privileged to be able to work with such lovely people. I know when 'time is tight' seeing the 'must see' sites like Hobberton etc., etc, are so very important. That's where I excel...making these things happen so you get the best value for your time.


Loves the area and it shows

Nigelcat Jan 10, 2020

Tripadvisor review: Christchurch Taxi Tours and Transfers


Spent 4 days with Brent (plus transfers to and from the airport) in a 10 days period and found Brent knowledge and passionate about Christchurch, Banks Peninsula and beyond. I’m in a wheelchair and my partner and I have our own agenda regarding what we do & see and at what pace.

Dear kind. Nice people, great conversation and lots of laughs is all I remember of our time together. Thank you for allowing me to share our Paradise.



Akaroa with Alpaca 1 day private tour

Tripadvisor review: Akaroa, Private Day Tour from Christchurch with 2 hr Wildlife & Dolphin Cruise

Elizabeth was a wonderful guide cum driver. The vehicle she used was comfortable, clean and roomy. Best of all, she had provided water and different snacks to munch on. She drove carefully and entertained us with stories. 

Awww how lovely of you to review...Elizabeth tells me it was her absolute pleasure to look after you all...your family was a delight to work with. Thank you

Excellent tour

Helen J Aug 10, 2019

Tripadvisor review: CHRISTCHURCH Highlights, Hills, seaside / gondola option 4 Hrs - Local Guide.

We had 24 hours in Christchurch and Brent was extremely helpful in ensuring my 14 year old son and I made the most of it. We had a fantastic tour of the city and the surrounding areas and a great trip on the Gondola. He was extremely informative and I just can’t believe how much we fitted in.

Hi Helen and James...super blush!! Thank you for those very kind words...the pleasure was all mine. You were an absolute pleasure to work with...looking forward to next time :-) -Brent

Best custom tour experience ever.

Lohjunming  Nov 13, 2019

Tripadvisor review: Christchurch TO Queenstown Tour/Transfer-full day - private

During the 2 weeks holiday in New Zealand South Island, Brent definitely made our trip more entertaining and enjoyable. After picking us up on Christchurch Airport, he had taken us to countless photo stops and places that we will be unable to go to if we have taken the public transport.

Folks....what can I say? Your tour was a combination of your amazing planning with my added 'locals' input. You were totally receptive to all my suggestions and recommendations, so as gracious as your review is, the success of your tour was a true collaborative effort.

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