Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dear Jane, (Dunedin i-site)

I was the guy whose wallet got stolen in Melbourne. Anyway, this tour was amazing. The tour guide (John and Jane) was very knowledgeable about the animals and Penguin restingarea. Moreover, he respected the wildlife and their habitat. The tour covers the right time of the day, when the light is great and the animals are most active. There is indeed a little bit of walking, but this was fairly moderate. The tour is not rushed and there is enough time to take photos. The tour gets you to inaccessable areas, which makes it an unique experience.    A great thanks to John and Jane for making this a very nice experience.

Gie - Australia


Monday, 05 November 2012

We had a super trip last week and would like to thank Shaun especially for a wonderful experience.

Regards, John and Janet Chapman

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Peninsula encounters

We are writing to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour Monday Oct 8. Donna was an excellent guide, very knowledgable, great communication skills and a fine sense of humor. This was one of the best wildlife tours we have been on.

Thanks again,

Andy and Linda Zimet
Montana, USA

Wednesday, 06 June 2012


I wanted to thank you and the two Shauns very much for the tour on Sunday. It really was a first class experience. You were very generous to my family. And I think Mother Nature really played her part – albatross, penguins, friendly sea lions and a rather handsome kingfisher too.

Kind regards, Daniel Shields YHA

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Greetings,New Zealand by motorcycle - click to see gallery

My wife and I enjoyed your tour on March 14 during our stay in NZ.  First, let me say we LOVED the tour and it was very much worth while. The guides were excellent - friendly and knowledgeable. The properties of the tour were outstanding and when we visit NZ again, we will be returning. Your company is receiving high praise from us on our on-line ride report of our vacation at http://www.advrider.com/.    Thank you again for your time and your tour. It has given my wife and I memories we will cherish the rest of our lives and we look forward to an eventual return.

Sincerely,  Elburn L. Templeton USA

Thursday, 05 April 2012

Just wanted to thank you – now that we have returned home to France – on a wonderful Peninsula Wildlife Tour on Monday 27th February with Shaun. We couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide and it was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Keep up the good work there!

Kind regards, Eileen and Michael Fawcett

Sunday, 01 April 2012

Hi Elm

Wonderful tour. Tony is great!!  best we had the entire cruise trip, thank you.

 Rosalie USA

Sunday, 01 April 2012

Mark Carwardine with Elm Senior guide Shaun McConkey (Msc)New Zealand's 'Small Five' safari November 2011

When he was in New Zealand, the zoologist Mark Carwardine had to fight off an amorous parrot. Undaunted, he returned in search of the country’s most eccentric species – the 'Small Five’ and spent some time with the wildlife within our reserve viewing yellow-eyed penguins and New Zealand Sea lions.

Link to the Telegraph article

Friday, 30 March 2012

We came back in France and we are very enjoyed by our new zealand trip.
we have seen the seals and albatros with Jon thanks for this nice journey. (13/03/2012)

Shaun with Sea lion band remover

I join two pictures!!    be careful with him....... he's armed!!
with cordiality

Monday, 27 February 2012

Dear Brian,

We would like to thank you for so beautiful and interesting tour! The day of this tour was a best day of our cruise. See, please, attached several photos.

Best regard

Dr. Shlomo N. Bam & Tania Bam
Migdal Haemek,  Israel
I'm home .........   Yellow eyed penguin returning to nest   At Elm Fur seal breeding colony