Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Hi Shaun,

Thanks for always looking after our tours so well! :

The ELM tour was outstanding--even better than last year. I did not think that was possible. Comments from students: "It just keeps coming...", ...."set a really high bar for the rest of the trip"

Kind regards, Brigitte
Program Coordinator
University of Florida New Zealand Sustainability Program 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Hi Andrew,

Thought I would write a quick note to say how much we appreciated the tour we did yesterday. Sean was superb; welcoming, knowledgeable, a good driver. The wildlife we saw was great and though seeing animals in the wild of course means that it is hard to guarantee what you will see you organised this so well that we saw plenty of interest. We appreciate the efforts the company is making conserving yellow eyed penguin habitat.

All the best   Dr Ben Gray
Senior Lecturer
Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice

Monday, 06 February 2017

Fabulous tour yesterday with Shaun (McConkey). Top notch. Should be on every must-do list for NZ.  We agreed to exchange some information, and the easiest way was his card. Would you please see that he gets this email and therefore, my email address.    Elm tours are on my annual to do list.

Best,   David Ankeny

Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Hi Shaun,

Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful day with Tony. He was knowledgeable, accommodating, and fun to be with. We loved seeing the baby penguins, shorebirds, and the albatross. What a beautiful area.  Thank you so much for your help and please thank Tony again for us.

Best wishes,  Mary

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Hola Shaun !!!

Maria was amazing ! Shaun and David were great too, I really liked that they know about the animals and places we visited and to see and hear their passion about what they do.

I would like to commend you for your conservation efforts as more and more animals need for us to learn about them and understand why it is so important for us to protect and respect their habitats.

Thank you very much for a wonderful day !

 Connie from Mexicali, Mexico


Thursday, 23 June 2016


 My partner Dean and I took a tour with your company, this Friday just gone with your guide Shaun.   I would just like to take this chance to let you know that the experience that we had was amazing. Sean was brilliant and extremely informative,  we had the best time.  For me it was equal first with our walk on the the top of a Fox a Glacier as the highlight of our trip to New Zealand.

I would also like to thank Shaun for his kindness and care when I felt unwell on the return trip. He is definitely a credit to your company.

Thank you again for the chance to see and walk among the awesome wildlife.



Lesley  (Australia)

Friday, 29 April 2016

Hi Andrew,

Firstly - thank you so much for the great wildlife tour we had with Elm Tours earlier in the month! Both Sean and Claudia were fantastic guides who did a wonderful job of sharing their passion for the Otago Peninsula with us. For most of our group, it was their first time seeing a penguin in the wild and was a highlight of their whole South Island trip! Please do pass along our thanks again when you see them.

Kind regards,   Jane

Monday, 18 April 2016

Hi there,

I had an amazing time with Donna on the Wildlife tour today. We were really lucky to see some rare phenomena, e.g. a New Zealand juvenile Falcon who doesn't seem to appear very often in that area.  Donna asked me to send you a picture of that Falcon since no one would believe her :-) please find the pictures in the attachments.

 Thank you Donna for such a lovely day. I really enjoyed it.

All the best,  Vera 

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Hi Shaun -- just a brief note to say what a lovely time my friend and I had with Elm recently.  It was a lovely experience.  I met Brian & Leslie Templeton (whom I assume are related!) on the Sub-Antarctic trip this past January.   While it is true there is 'more' wildlife on the Sub-Antarctic, the whole Elm experience was amazing and it was great to see albatross chicks, and very close experiences with the yellow-eyed penguins.  Plus all a beautiful setting too and our guides were great fun.   Please send my greetings to them

James Stoudt

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Jane Cox (Letter)

Jane Cox letter