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A must-do introductory interpretive tour!

As a tour operator myself, my wife and I always take advantage of an introductory personal tour... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
598ericm
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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
Interesting, Informative and Friendly Tours

This was our first visit to Norfolk Island and we booked two tours with Rick, an introduction to... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Alison B
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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This place is temporarily closed due to personal reason. It will reopen in January 2018. You'll experience much more in small groups, with never more than six on a tour. Private charters are also available. I'm owner-operated and conduct comprehensive 3.5 hour general-interest (introductory), historical and natural history, and photographic/island adventure tours of Norfolk Island. I've been leading tours of Norfolk for over 15 years. You'll be picked-up at your accommodation and travel in modern, air-conditioned comfort. Tours include morning or afternoon tea. You can also create an all-day combination tour, with a lunch option. Ask me about it. Presently taking bookings online, through local accommodations and the Norfolk Island Visitor Information Centre.
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Norfolk Island 2899, Australia
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

As a tour operator myself, my wife and I always take advantage of an introductory personal tour wherever we travel. Why wouldn't you? Rick met us punctually at our accommodation and for the next three and a half hours guided us, not only physically, but...More

1  Thank 598ericm
Rick K, Owner at Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

It was a delightful day. Thank you. And your Blue Mountain 4WD tours sound so very interesting, in the way I hope my tours are. I'm looking forward to the experience. See you both down the road. - Rick

Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was our first visit to Norfolk Island and we booked two tours with Rick, an introduction to the island on our first morning and a convict tour later in the week. Rick's extensive knowledge of the history of Norfolk Island really brought Norfolk's interesting...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Though it was our 5th visit to Norfolk Island our afternoon spent with Rick was the hi light of this stay. Rick tailored the afternoon to suit us & we certainly weren't disappointed. We travelled roads often travelled & were shown things we'd never seen....More

2  Thank brondavi
Rick K, Owner at Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Thanks for your review. It was a fun day exploring. Come back soon. Cheers, Rick

Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were a group of four people who experienced a wonderful tour of Kingston. Rick has tremendous knowledge of the island's history and he communicates with great enthusiasm and evident love of the island. We were treated to a wonderful morning tea of freshly brewed...More

1  Thank Alison F
Rick K, Owner at Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Hi, Alison. It was a great day with excellent company. And a delight to meet you and Graham. As I said, people return many times, so don't fight the feeling. We'll do a bush walk through the National Park next. Cheers, Rick.

Reviewed 9 June 2016

Very informative small bus tour of the island takes about 3 hours and highlights most of the features worth returning to later in the journey, alsong with useful information about the places passed, historical background, etc. Bus driver is friendly and helpful and explains issues...More

1  Thank Bruce L
Rick K, Owner at Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2016

Hi, Bruce. Thanks for the nice review, but I think it's for another tour company. I've been in Guam the past two weeks at the Festival of Pacific Arts. Also, it's just me and my (very comfortable) touring van. Even a small bus would be...More

Reviewed 11 May 2016

Rick's tour of historic Kingston was one of my (many) highlights of Norfolk island. We wandered the buildings and ruins at our own pace and there was so much to learn. Rick clearly loves the island and its history and enjoys sharing his knowledge with...More

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Rick K, Owner at Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you, Robyn, and thanks for the photos. It was a delight to have you on Norfolk. You went everywhere (including the top floor of All Saints), participated in all you could and, as you know, people took photos of you, too. Come back soon....More

Reviewed 20 April 2016

I booked a 'Round the Island' orientation tour with Rick prior to arriving on Norfolk after reading the good reviews. We found out once we arrived, that our accommodation included a complimentary similar half day bus tour with Baunti Escapes. We decided to stick with...More

1  Thank MickyJoAnne
Rick K, Owner at Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2016

Thank you. I believe you two would enjoy yourselves wherever you go, but Norfolk really does make it easy to explore and have a good time. Hope to see you again. There's more to see. Cheers, Rick

Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

It wasn't until we had been on the island for five days that we managed to coordinate a personalised tour with Rick and it was so worthwhile. He basically tailored the entire tour to what we had or hadn't seen. He filled in all the...More

2  Thank Buster953
Rick K, Owner at Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2016

Thank you, Paul. I enjoyed the day immensely myself. But you've raised the bar as far as the tours should go. My best to Maria and keep travelling. Hope to see you again. Accent? What accent? ;-) Cheers, Rick

Reviewed 27 March 2016

Ric is well read and knowledgeable regarding the history and the current political climate that Norfolk finds itself in. He fitted the tour to our needs and requests and provided a very pleasant tour.

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Rick K, Owner at Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2016

Thank you, Brigid. I enjoyed your and Kevin's visit, even the politics (almost). :-) And thanks for the invitation to the fish feast. Glad you had a good day. Next time. Looking forward to it.

Reviewed 1 March 2016

Excellent, could not fault this tour, Rick will stop when requested for that photo opportunity. Takes you to where you think you should go and of course where he knows you should go, and. as a bonus, a killer afternoon tea.

2  Thank iha255060
Rick K, Owner at Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Ian, thank you for your comments and for the interesting day. Your photos are amazing; each beautiful, with an interesting eye. I'm a fan.

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