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Amazing 3 day tour of the west coast!

My family booked a 3 day journey up the west coast from Queenstown to Greymouth. The booking... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2024
valkrie1235
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Dallas, Texas
Two Great Tours with Paul

My husband and I did two tours with Paul of Private Driver Hire--one in the Northland region of the... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2024
Liz H
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San Jose, California, United States
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Reviewed 24 April 2023

We had a wonderful,memorable and worthwhile in New Zealand as we travelled with Private Driver Hire. Full of thanks to Private Driver Hire. First,thanks Paul for giving us important informations we must have to make our plan the best as we spend time in NZ. Paul keeps in touch with us since first time requesting for information,on our arrival,till the end of our trip. Second, thanks to the drivers from in Auckland and South Island. Also the cars were wide space,good and convenient . Special thanks to Wayne Wardell,our driver in South Island.We recieved a warm welcome from him,a friendly and nice care taking driver,since first met. Wayne did not just driving,he took care of us throgh out the trip,giving us informations ,spent time playing with my kids,take care of my parents,and all sort of thing who could to make our trip memmorable. He did a marvellous job for us. He made our trip fantastic through his service,my parents and my kids just love him like member of our family group.We recommend Private Driver Hire to those who are lookking for the best car and driver service in New Zealand. The best of best,both drivers,service and manager.
Panya Buabuppha and family,Thailand

Date of experience: April 2023
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Paul N, General Manager at Private Driver Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2023

Thank you very much for giving us a review,all our drivers are New Zealanders who are passionate about showing our clients the best spots around the country and ensuring your dream trip to NZ is the best experience.It was a pleasure to have your family tour with us.

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Reviewed 8 March 2023

We had a great travel experience in the South Island of New Zealand with Private Driver Hire. Prior to arriving on the South Island, Paul was responsive to our emails and provided a detailed itinerary with options that we customized with him in advance or our arrival. During the trip, he was an outstanding source of information about NZ and it's history, culture and sights. We visited Nelson, Abel Tasman, Hokitika, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown, Lake Tekapo and Christchurch. Paul was punctual, professional and friendly throughout the trip, and this vacation was a smooth and memorable one for us. We recommend Private Driver Hire to anyone looking for a private tour of New Zealand.

Date of experience: February 2023
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Paul N, General Manager at Private Driver Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2023

Thanks so much for giving us a review,it was a pleasure to show you some of the best scenic nature spots in the south island in the short time you had available here.Im glad our restaurant recomendations were on point,and glad you enjoyed the experience with us.Looking forward to experiencing some of your recommendations myself when touring your country in July.

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Reviewed 20 January 2023

We toured the South Island for 22 days. Beautiful scenery at every turn in the road! There were great activities for our young adult children, who took advantage of suggestions from the drivers Paul and Wayne. We can’t wait to return to the North Island! Thanks!!

Date of experience: December 2022
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Paul N, General Manager at Private Driver Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2023

Thanks very much for taking the time to give us a review, we really enjoyed showing you our best south island spots during your tour with us, and hope one day to show you the north island.
It was nice to have some americans back on board with us.All the best for 2023.

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Reviewed 15 December 2022

Private Driver Hire is the way to go! After flying to NZ from USA we were exhausted and hesitant to learn to drive on the 'other side' of the road. But Paul was amazing. He helped us even change our tour around a bit to see some better sights in less time. This is the importance of hiring a local. They know the drive times, best views and attractions. Seriously wished we would have booked with them for longer. I would have napped more! But my husband really enjoyed talking with Paul while I snoozed. Big hugs to Paul and Family. Call us when you come to America!!

Date of experience: November 2022
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Paul N, General Manager at Private Driver Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2022

Thanks very much for taking the time to put on a review of us.I totally enjoyed showing you guys a bit of the north island,and would have loved to do the south for you,but hope you enjoyed yourselves.
Sweet home Alabama.merry xmas.

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Reviewed 12 December 2022 via mobile

We had a lovely experience in New Zealand with Private Driver Hire. Before the trip, Paul was responsive to our emails and provided a detailed itinerary to suit our travel schedule (we're from Singapore and went in early Dec!) During the trip, he shared lots of interesting things and was pretty accommodating to our preferences. We covered Christchurch, Hokitika, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown and Tekapo. Our favourite experience was at Milford Sound, and again Paul gave us more than enough info on what to expect prior to it. He was professional and friendly throughout the trip, and this vacation was a smooth and memorable one for us. Would highly recommend Private Driver Hire!

Date of experience: December 2022
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Paul N, General Manager at Private Driver Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2022

Thanks very much for taking the time to review us,it was a pleasure to share some of the best scenic nature spots around the south island with you on this 9 day trip,and hope you remember it forever!
merry xmas guys and the best for the coming year.

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