Guide at a Glance
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Boat Tour, Sightseeing
Colin Binsted is the owner and operator of Planet Ecotours who offers eco and sightseeing tour. He is a 4th generation Aucklander. His ancestors immigrated from England and settled in Aotearoa, New Zealand in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s.
Colin is locally known as a “Westie” and has spent most of his life in the Auckland region. In the late 1970′s, he trained as a professional tour guide in Europe and travelled throughout Europe, Scandinavia, and the former Soviet Union.
Colin was very proud of his restoration work on his family’s kauri Victorian villa built in 1926. He considers himself an environmentalist and is a member of environmental groups at Matakana, Omaha, and Scandrett’s Bay. He is very knowledgeable and a well experienced guide and looks forward to showing off what New Zealand has to offer!