Gloria Poupard-Walbridge
GPW photo image 2017

I am an independent experienced free-lance Tour guide:

I traveled extensively for 20 years before settling in New Zealand, and spend a couple of months overseas every year.  I am French, born in Colombia  and have a dual nationality (NZ and French EU)

I have worked with NZ tourism intensively  for over 15 years,  in different fields: from free lance guided tours to 5-star hotel owner and manager.  I am currently based in Wellington, and available to conduct sightseeing tours locally and throughout New Zealand..

My special interests are:  VIP personalised tours, working on cruise ships handling shore excursions (ability to handle two languages on same coach) and as tour manager in charge of extended larger coach holidays.  I work with several NZ Inbound Tour Operators.. 

The responsibility for assisting in creating a wonderful travel experience, rests with the Guide who shapes travellers' perceptions. I am passionate about New Zealand and enjoy sharing insights and stories about NZ.

My principal (A level: very fluent) languages are French, English and Spanish. I can handle some Italian and Portuguese (Portugnol).

J'aime beaucoup voyager et partager des experiences, en passant d'une langue a l'autre (de l'anglais ou l'espagnol au français et vice-versa) : tengo la abilidad de manejar dos idiomas  al mismo tiempo, en el mismo tour. 



Scope of Guiding: Nationwide
Membership Type: Full Member
Location: Wellington

Phone Number:

Mobile Number: 027 567 2989


Language: English French Italian Portuguese Spanish
Type of Guiding: Agriculture Archaeology Architecture Art City Cruise Ship Day Tours Economy Flora & Fauna Food Geology History Long Tours Maori Music PhotographyPolitical Science Sailing VIP
Vehicle Licences : Class 1 - Car
First Aid Certificate: No
Cruise Ship Ports:
  • Auckland
  • Tauranga
  • Napier
  • Wellington
  • Picton

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