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Private Tours of New Zealand

I'm your personal driver/guide for your Private New Zealand Tour.

Tailored Multi-Day Itineraries

Together we’ll build you a perfect itinerary, based on how much time you have and what interests you most. From 3 to 30 days.

Private Wellington Tours

Tailored day tours based on your interests.

Explore the City or the Greater Wellington Region

Discover Wellington’s landmarks or go farther afield and explore Kapiti, Wairarapa or the Hutt Valley.
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Personal Driving & Transfers

Premium personal driving service, more than just transport.

Professional & Discreet Driving Service

I provide short and long haul transfers to airports or between luxury accommodations. I’m also available for personal driving on a daily basis.
Every Day a Different Journey

Explore the best of Middle-earth – Lord of the Rings & Hobbit Film Location Tours

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With over 100 filming locations used to shoot the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, you have a reason to explore every part of New Zealand. Make the most of your time in the country by booking an exclusive tailor made tour with Mike the Guide. You’ll be made to feel like you are returning home to an old friend.

Why do I want to explore Middle-earth with Mike the Guide?
  • Over 10 years experience as a LOTR film location guide.
  • Passionate Tolkien fan, both the books and Peter Jackson’s film adaptations.
  • Recommended for Private Tours in Ian Brodie’s official Hobbit Location Guidebook.
  • Spent a week on set as an Uruk-Hai extra in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Exclusive – it’s just you and I!

Even more film locations to visit in New Zealand!

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

With the 2016 remake of Pete's Dragon being shot in New Zealand, fantasy fans have even more reasons to road trip this beautiful country. The main areas used this time are Rotorua, [...]

Six Reasons to Hire a Professional Driver For Your New Zealand Vacation.

April 4th, 2016|1 Comment

The New Zealand media has been very busy recently with stories of scary situations and accidents on our roads, caused by visiting drivers. Exponential growth in visitor numbers has filled New Zealand [...]

Exciting update on the proposed Wellington Movie Museum

December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

I woke up this morning to the news that Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor have finally secured (pending Wellington City Council approval) a site to build a long anticipated [...]

Agent Enquiries

I work with Corporate Agencies, Talent Agents & Managers and Tour Promoters.

If you have a client or artist visiting New Zealand and they need a personal driver/guide or assistant, I'd love to help. Whether it's just for a day or they're looking for a vacation before or after their show/gig, I offer a discreet, professional service while still providing true kiwi hospitality and personality.
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