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Testimonials

Comments from our tour guides and clients

Read what our clients have to say about our tours and about the personalised service we give. Come; meet some of our Tour Guides who will help you enjoy your tailor-made tour.

Our guide Rayner Fredrick

Rayni lives in Takaka in the Nelson region, the “Sunshine State” on New Zealand’s South Island. His special preferences are flora and fauna, agriculture, and outdoor activities. Rayni has been working for our company since 1998 as a guide for our scheduled nature tours, bird tours, and Maori culture tours. His great sense of humour and personality are a significant asset for his customer relations.

Guide Rayner Fredrick for scheduled nature tours...

Explore NZ wildlife on a nature tour with our guide Rayni –
you will have lots of fun!

One of our hosts gave Rayni a 200% pass mark and said:
“He was the best we have ever had to deal with (…).”
Margaret & Bob Spark, Waterlea Farmstay,
Rangiora, North Canterbury, November 2011

Our guide Karl Schönrock
Born in the north of Germany, Karl found a new home in the north of New Zealand: Auckland, the “City of Sails”. He is guiding some of our safari tours as well as private tours to the South Pacific like Fiji and the remote island of Vanuatu. Karl is a very professional, detailed person who receives very good feedback from our high-end clients, e.g. Marco Polo (Germany), Moser Reisen (Austria).

Karl’s passion: “I love the sea and everything around it: Windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, sailing up to the islands – in New Zealand for 30 years, with ANZ Nature Tours since 1995.” Karl Schönrock, December 2011

Guide Karl Schönrock for safari tours, private tours to Fiji, Vanuatu...

Travel the South Pacific and Vanuatu with our guide Karl

Our guide Tine Becker
Tine lives in Punakaiki on the wild west coast and has been working with ANZ Nature Tours for almost 15 years now. She studied Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management and is interested in New Zealand history.

Enjoy a fascinating NZ Safari Tour together with our senior
tour guide Tine

If you go on a safari tour with Tine, you will explore new territory: “On my tours I put special emphasis on using our six senses.” Tine Becker, October 2011

Our guide René Aukens
René studied economics and worked in the financial world.
20 years ago he fell in love with New Zealand and finally emigrated from the Netherlands with his partner in 2004. He concentrates on guiding hiking trips, adoring the diversity of the New Zealand landscape. He is an avid mountain hiker, biker and runner. In his spare time he studies astronomy and astrology.

Guide René Aukens for hiking trips

Go on a hiking trip with René

Go on a hiking trip during your holiday in
New Zealand with our guide René who says:
“Life is what your thoughts make of it.” 
René Aukens, December 2011

“It’s been almost a year ago that we travelled to New Zealand. And we regularly remind us about the other end of the world. (…) Our neighbour, a dentist, even intends to give up his practice and immigrate to New Zealand.” 
Sabine S. & Joseph L., Luxembourg, November 2011

Our travellers

Sabine S. & Joseph outside the Peacock Fountain, a late Victorian park fountain, Christchurch, NZ

Sabine S. & Joseph L. from Luxembourg
joined one of our tours in December 2010

We received the following feedback from our customers who joined our guide Astrid Brauksiepe on a safari tour:
"Hi Astrid, we would like to thank you again for the super guided tour in New Zealand. Aitutaki Cook Islands afterwards was fantastic, indescribable. (...) Everything worked out great. Big hug and take care.“
Renate & Rolf O., Stuttgart, November 2011
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Renate & Rolf O. from Germany travelling on a safari tour


Our Spanish guests on a boat trip in New Zealand

A family from Spain who went on a self-drive tour throughout New Zealand wrote to us:
„I want to send you a VERY BIG THANK YOU for the trip you have booked for us. All services were perfect and I was honestly very impressed to receive such a big dossier with information, maps etc. This was really very professional! We had a fantastic time in your wonderful country and are already thinking of how we can manage to be back soon again. We fell in love with the country and people who were without exception marvellous.“
Jorge L. E., Barcelona, December 2011

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