Charles led 4 wandering retirees to immerse in the paradise on earth all the way from Queenstown to Glenorchy, paradise valley and organic farmland which is inclusive of numerous filming locations of LOR and HOBBIT. Despite a sky wearing thick cloud and sporadic rains throughout the trip, his stylish telling of tales on the famous films at each location smartly turned us to see the blue sky as shown in films, though it is actually still grey. His perfection in guiding and leading us throughout the day is simply second to none. We had no chance to close our eyes while being told of stories and pointing to here and there beside the routes.
The other part of the tour was intensified to the high level of excitement when his land rover managed to equalize with the galloping speed of mother sheeps. Being a true native as well as a former farm man, he was so knowledgeable about every single issue of farm and wild animals. He drove us through the herd of cows and sheeps as well as paradise ducks, almost all of them blinked at him as a long time friend. Despite no shearing show, he gave us an intensive tutoring class how to shear a sheep in a few minutes.
He was piloting his land rover on the narrow and wet track along the cliff edge to reach the top of Mt Alfred, though the 4 retirees got to close eyes and pause breathing from time to time. We enjoyed sipping his coffee and munching his hand made cookies while overlooking the paradise valley and film locations from the top of Mt Alfred. It was indeed a memorable morning coffee break and we managed to pose some photos with Manuka trees.
In a nutshell, Charles is so adorable and professional in guiding his clients. He deeply knew every bit of the known films, geographic nature, environment, farming and husbandry affairs. His guiding style is so stylish, he gave full time and attention to us. He was facilitating and eating lunch with us in a charming small cafe in Glenorchy. The nature and geographical beauty of areas surrounding Queenstown were convincingly introduced to us by him. We have a complete confidence and strongly to recommend Charles to any party who wish to enjoy a private tour from Queenstown. In fact, we intend to return and revisit Queenstown and further south, surely we will call on Charles. We simply like our charming Charles, fantastic guide.
We wish you all the very best. From the four retirees, Gigi, Rowena, Linda and Boonshan
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