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John Barry

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

  • Activities

    Lifestyle, Private Tour, Sightseeing, Wine Tour

  • Guiding Experience

    5 years

  • Languages

    English

  • Favorite Trip

    Martinborough Wine tour

Guide Bio

Born, bred and schooled in Wellington, John then began working in banking. In his time at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, John was involved with hosting overseas bankers. This included trips around Wellington and allowed him to get a glimpse into guiding life.

John opened Capital Personalised Tours in mid-2013, to meet the increased demand for tourist services in the area. A nature lover as well as a wine enthusiast, John provides insights into Wellington’s spectacular scenery as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the Wairarapa wine region. He offers personalised tours showcasing the attractions of the Greater Wellington region and Wairarapa that are targeted to smaller groups using an high-end 4-wheel-drive. With that being said, John can provide tours for up to 12 people in a larger vehicle when given sufficient notice.

John has traveled extensively overseas and is well aware of the requirements of visitors to New Zealand. He continually strives to exceed his clients expectations.

John Barry's Reviews

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    “As seen on Trip Advisor”. Highlight of the North Island” 5 of 5 starsReviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile I loved the day that I spent with John. He had a lot to tell me about Wellington and New Zealand in general. We had a great time seeing Lord of the Rings sites, grabbing lunch, and afternoon tea. The biscuits that he brings with him were the best I had while in New Zealand. When I visit again I’ll sign up John for another day or half day tour. Perfect host. Review from Andre Canyon, Los Angelos, California.

  • jbarry
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    “As seen on Trip Advisor”. We would thoroughly recommend this tour of Wellington and surrounds with Capital Personalised Tours. John’s local knowledge was excellent and he was so flexible, calm and patient with all our plans for the day. We were family of 10, with four boys and we had the best day out with John. From Damian B, Charleville, Australia.

  • jbarry
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    “As seen on (Trip Advisor)” John picked us up on time . He drove us around all day his local knowledge was great. Must see the seals.His anzac biscuits were very good.. I would recommend anyone who wants a private tour to use Johns services

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