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Here are just some of the comments and feedback our clients have made about their 4 nature Tour:


"It was great. The boulders were amazing and seeing the penguins in their own environment was an absolute privilege. Lovely, friendly, informative guide and thanks for the coffee and yummy biscuits." Sylvia, Australia.

"Extremely friendly, small group was great as had time to ask questions and have a lot of "little" things pointed out to you." Rebbekah, Australia.

"I have your contact info saved permanently and will highly recommend you to anyone who travels to your part of the world! The remainder of our cruise and trip in total was amazing – but the time spent with you in Otago is my favorite." Christine, USA.



"Your personal tour to the penguins was one of the highlights of our trip! "Susan, USA.

“It was a wonderful day - perfect! Very knowledgeable. Delicious cookies! Thanks!" David, USA.

"Great scenery and views around Dunedin. The Eco(sanctuary) walk was fabulous. " Hi there, well we have been telling everyone who will listen about our wonderful trip. We hope that more people will go and visit your beautiful country...... We must thank you for making us feel so very special. ...... Thanks for being such a great hostess. Cindy, Australia.

"Thank you for a wonderful and informative day. Thank you once again for your kindness to my boys and the excellent tour. Maureen, Australia.

"Our driver was delightful and had so much knowledge. Loved her cookies." Sandra, Australia.

"We all wanted to let you know that your tour was one of the highlights of our trip. I loved your little town." Julie, Jeff and Marge. USA.

" This is just what we were looking for” Denis, USA.
“Beautiful spots in a variety of settings that seem well off the beaten track. It’s been a fabulous day – Thanks!” Camille, USA.
“Joanne was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant to be with.” Laine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
“Great guide – very helpful in planning our day.” Harvey, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
“Our driver / guide was friendly & informative & flexible”. Carol, USA.
“We had a wonderful tour and through the efforts of our guide learned a lot about N.Z.” Ralph, USA.
“A very interesting and useful tour would recommend to anybody. Very informative and helpful.” John, UK.
“We enjoyed a perfect day in an awesome landscape. Joanne was most informative and knowledgeable.” Ineke, Canada.
“Great personal service.” Ken, NZ.
“A great guide, good knowledge and pleasant personality”. Jenny, NZ.

What did you like most about your tour

"Able to go to places where the big tour buses couldn't go. Saw lots of landscape, nature-wildlife, birds and penguins! Thanks for a great time! Loved the cookies!" Gwen, Australia.

"The personal touch, being able to go to unusual places and the penguins." Louise, USA.

"Going to places where large tour buses were not around. Very informative tour guide. Nice rest stop with home made cookies." Susan, USA.

"The very close contact with nature and animals. The fact that it is a personalised tour, with only a few people. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the walks." Maria, Spain.

"Joanne was very informative and knowledgeable about area and subject matter and the cookies were great! " Rebbeka, Australia.


"Penguins - Boulders - seeing the beautiful scenery" David, USA.

"Seeing penguins and walking up to the Organpipes." Linda, UK.

“Getting up close with nature. Quite a spectacular coast!!” Laine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.?.

"The overall view are fabulous. The cliffs with penguins are amazing. Loved the boulders too. Loved the mince pie." Christine, USA.

“The wildlife, the rocks and our driver.” Carol, USA.
“The intimate (one on one) experience. What a lovely experience and country.” Matthew & Diane Bain, USA.
“We saw exactly what we wanted to and Joanne was very helpful and friendly, she made us feel special.” Suzie, UK.
“Variety and Joanne did what we enjoy and was most flexible.” Ineke, Canada.
“The variety of bird life.” Jenny NZ.

What did you like least about your tour?

“Liked everything.” Harvey, Chicago Illinois.

"Having to finish it" Anne, UK.“Need more time (2 days).” Matthew, USA.
“All very good”. John, UK.

"Sitting in the back, but I realise we are sharing you" Louise, USA.

"Nothing. The tour was most enjoyable." Susan, USA.

Otago Harbour at dawn a stunning view made spectacular by a mixture of orange, yellow and red light

Volcanic phonolite lava rocks on the beach at Longbeach near Dunedin New Zealand


A yellow eyed penguin the world's rarest penguin rests in the shade of a tree seen on a 4 Nature tour

A large fern tree, acommon site on a 4 Nature tour of either Orokonui ecosanctuary or the Organ pipes Mount Cargill