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Dermot

What I offer: Christchurch and South Island Tours

Location: Christchurch

Experience: 1995

Profession: Guide

Language: English

Booking: Individual Bookings

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About me

I am a tour guide/tour operator based in Lyttelton....the port of Christchurch.... and have been working mostly in the South Island (about 1 North Island tour a year) full time since 2006, and part time since 1996 (up to 40 tours a year).

I was  mostly involved with educational tour groups being an ex-teacher (Group size 5 to 50 , ages 12 to 75 from all over the globe) based in Chch since 1996 but  that has changed in the last few years. Last season I worked mostly with cruise ship passengers from Akaroa doing day tours to Banks Penninsula/Christchurch and small foreign tour groups (Swiss, French, German, Malaysian, Russian, Indian etc) around the South Island.
Originally from Auckland, I have been in Canterbury for around 25 years now so know Christchurch and the South Island well.

I have a "P" drivers endorsement and 1,2,4,6 licences, current 1st Aid Cert and Transport Service Licence (required by law in NZ to operate a tour vehicle/business), and insurance with Lowe, Schollum and Jones.

Generally I find I can relate  to visitors from most parts of the world quickly, having travelled widely and having a wide interest base and really enjoy showing visitors this very special island (I call it the most beautiful island in the world).....visit and find out!

Work experience

01/2006 to this dayI have run my own tour business full-time since 1996 which involved organizing tour itineraries/ accommodation/ food etc. for groups of 5 – 50 visitors and driver/guiding the tours. These were initially educational groups but lately have included small high end groups from Europe, the US and Asia...cruise ship passengers and also a tour by private jet. All in all we are very flexible wrt itineraries and the personal needs of our clients and suit those looking for a personal tour.Christchurch and the South Island

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