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Merv Millar of Waipuna Estate

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Merv Millar host of Waipuna AccommodationMerv has travelled widely. His 12 years of coach driving and guiding throughout New Zealand has inspired him to expand into providing boutique accommodation and a personal tour planning assistance for international visitors.

Merv’s love of meeting people and his pleasure at seeing them have a great experience while travelling in New Zealand are among the most rewarding facets of his coach driving and guiding career. It is this enjoyment that motivated him to create Waipuna Estate where he has expanded his services to assist visitors to have a great experience.

One of the most enjoyable parts of his driving experience is seeing people from overseas enjoy a stay in a rural setting and meet everyday Kiwi people.

“The connections people can make in a short overnight stay have always amazed me.”

At Waipuna Estate, travellers, who often hail from from large cities, have the opportunity to sit over a meal and a glass of wine and chat with local people and learn a little about everyday life in New Zealand.

“The “buzz” in the coach next morning as they each share their experience is quite intoxicating.”

Merv’s rural background and his work experience gives him first-hand knowledge of destinations and a unique perspective, particularly in the South Island. For those who would prefer to add some out–of-the-way places to the more popular tourist destinations, Merv can assist with ideas and suggestions. This service appeals to people who choose to plan their own tour and drive themselves.

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