Guide & Guest 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.
Tour 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. Tine’s 25+ years of guiding expertise combined with her boundless passion for NZ, Kiwis & other creatures, will ignite your enthusiasm like a wild fire! Tine is a highly skilled and successful tour guide & driver with a great organisational talent. As a dynamic, creative and fun-loving people person she does her utmost to make your NZ trip the best holiday you’ve ever had! Special interests: bush walks, flora & fauna, geology, history, Māori culture.
Tour 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.
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.”
“It’s been almost a year since we travelled to New Zealand. And we regularly remind ourselves 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
We received the following feedback from our guest who joined our guide Tine Becker on a safari (Fjorde, Vulkane Begegnungen) tour:
«Dieses professionelle Verhalten hat mich bis heute sehr beeindruckt, sodass ich Ihnen dazu ein Feedback geben möchte. Neben den präzisen Informationen zur Historie des Landes, den tiefen Einblicken in die Botanik und den Kenntnissen zu den Bräuchen und der Sprache der Maoris gab es nichts, wozu Tine Becker nicht umfassend Auskunft geben konnte. Während der Fahrt hat sie all dieses Wissen auf geschickte Art und Weise eingeflochten, mit Humor und Kreativität, sodass die Zeit wie im Flug verging.» Renate T.
“The professional behaviour from Tine, our tour guide impressed me very much, so much so that I needed to provide feedback. In addition to the detailed information about the history of the country, the deep insights into the botany and the knowledge about the customs and the language of the Maoris, there was nothing that Tine could not provide comprehensive information about. During the trip, she weaved in all this knowledge in a clever way, and with humour and creativity.”
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
Did you travel to Australia, New Zealand, or the Pacific Islands with us and would like to provide your feedback? Talk to our team!