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We spent a month touring Australia and New Zealand, hiring private tours periodically throughout our trip (as part of the trip was via cruise and we did not have transportation). Of all our tours, this was the best.
It was a day with wind and rain, but we still wanted to spend the day hiking. So, Marie figured out a way to revise our original plans and arrange a great day of hiking in one of the more wind-sheltered spots in the area. Not only was the weather better than in town, but the hike was absolutely gorgeous.
And Marie was a perfect guide. She was knowledgeable and shared great local information. Yet, she allowed us periods of quiet to just hike with her along the gorgeous outdoor space.
Thank you Marie for taking one of the worst weather days of our trip and making it one of our best experiences.
I contacted Marie via email and she was responsive and fun to communicate with.
We arrived Akaroa on cruise ship Azamara Quest on a wild weather day. Our tender barely made it in. We had invited 4 other guests, Marie was waiting on the Wharf for us. Since we couldn’t visit the park she had arranged a surprise Lighthouse tour where we had tea and scones (Marie is a great baker also), this was a very welcome substitution. It seems her family has lived in Akaroa for Seven Generations and she knows a few people!
We found Marie to be very professional, a true historian, a delightful storyteller, and a dedicated conservationist. She is also an awesome driver, is very sweet and has a great since of humor. This was one of the highlights of our trip. We feel we have a new friend, and everyone in our group felt that way.
I recommend her highly, great value for money, a sure thing and for the discerning traveler. When we went back on the ship and told everyone what we had done, their mouth pretty much dropped open. Marie made several excellent recommendations for wildlife conservation excursions in other ports, which we followed and were equally delighted. I recommend Seventh Generation highly.
Marie is a local historian and passionate ecologist who is proud to share her family links with visitors to the beautiful little town of Akoroa. She weaves stories and local Maori history into the three hour guided tour as well as taking you to see stunning landscapes and forest that is regenerating. I highly recommend this tour. It is fast becoming one of the highlights from our trip to NZ.
We visited on Sunday, December 16 while on a cruise and wanted something other than to walk the crowded main street and the overpriced ship’s shore excursions. Marie has actual seventh generation credentials and provided a cultural and historic overview of the community and its context in this part of New Zealand. She met us at the dock, showed us the important local sights and even set our a mobile tea and snack platter at the French cemetery. Well worth it.