Blog 2016-10-15T13:40:13+00:00

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

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 roads with inexperienced, nervous [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Itineraries, Planning, Private Tours|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Exciting update on the proposed Wellington Movie Museum

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 movie museum. Both men [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|Categories: Museums, New Zealand, News, Wellington|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Inspirational images – this will definitely make you want to get out and explore!

If you need some travel motivation for the day, take a few minutes and watch this short Youtube video. My good friend Ian Brodie, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Location [...]

Mrs The Guide (a.k.a. Nicole Andrews) has a new album out!

While I'm busy playing tour guide, my wife Nicole has been working very hard on creating some amazing music. It's been a real privilege to watch her work so incredibly hard on this project, from writing the [...]

By | March 1st, 2015|Categories: New Zealand, Wellington|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mike the Guide in German Media!

  I took a writer from Germany on a short Wellington City tour recently and I've just popped up in a story. It's written in German of course, but google translate does a fair job [...]

Film Location Tour Guide on Vacation

What does a movie location tour guide do when he goes on vacation? Over the Christmas/New Year period, Nicole and I took a rare break and visited Oregon and Hawaii. This is the busiest time [...]

By | January 15th, 2015|Categories: Explore Middle-earth, New Zealand, Private Tours|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Hobbit Location Guidebook – Ian Brodie

Buy the Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook HERE! Buy the Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook HERE! Ian Brodie's book, The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook is a very useful tool when planning and executing [...]

When it all goes wrong (and right)!

Yesterday was a memorable day on the road. As I write this, we're sitting in the very nice Colonial Motel in Blenheim on day 2 of a road trip on the South Island. The purpose [...]

By | October 23rd, 2014|Categories: New Zealand, News, Scenic Tour|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment