About Your Guide

Tom Taylor, Private Tour Guide in New ZealandMy name is Tom Taylor, and I am the owner and operator of Opulence Tours of New Zealand. I have been fortunate to enjoy a life full of travel and adventure all over the world, and take great pleasure in sharing the excitement of travel and discovery in my role as a private tour guide and driver.

In the past 15 years I have traversed the length and breadth of this beautiful country many times, indulging in my passions of skiing, diving, hunting, hiking, and of course driving.

I hold every available class of drivers licence in New Zealand, as well as a Passenger Endorsement and a Transport Operators Licence and have worked driving semi trailers, forktrucks, payloaders, tractors and cars in both the North and South Islands with an unblemished record of safety. I also hold and update my First Aid certificate regularly.

When I am not away with clients I have studied brewing chemistry (and built a nano-brewery) and read papers in Political Science at university. I am a keen reader and enjoy languages and music.

The joy of travelling this incredible country has never left me, to be able to share it and make new friends makes it doubly enriching. I look forward to warmly welcoming you to come and experience this “piece of paradise“ with me.

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