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Isobel Needham Guide at Contiki
Well hello there, its so nice of you to visit my profile page. Im a double lucky guide as i get to work for TWO great companies: Busabout in the northern hemisphere summer, and Contiki NZ in the southern hemisphere summer. GOOD TIMES!! I like onesies, flat top caps, tunes by biggie and orange fanta. I LOVE BMX bikes, rhyming couplets, learning new words and laughing til my face hurts, check out the madness on instagram @isothetourguide. If i were to win TourRadars Guide of the Year competition, well i'd be over the moon, but id be double lucky because my charity of choice is the raddest. Check them out at Livemoreawesome.com or on instagram @livemoreawesome. Peace out peeps, see you on the road!!
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Isobel was inspiring! She had the most energy I have encountered in a person and was always so understanding when you came to...Read more
Isobel had fantastic knowledge of the country. She went above and beyond with organising activities people wanted to do. She ...Read more
Wow... Once in a lifetime experience. Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes and off of perfectly good platforms. Great mi...Read more
I really enjoyed this trip... Different feel than tour of the South Island. The cities and excursions were the focal points ...Read more
Simply said, Isobel is the bomb! (I hope that translates correctly....) Going in, I honestly had no idea what I was getting m...Read more
I came to New Zealand on my own with any plans. From travellers I heard about the Contiki Tours so I looked up the Homepage a...Read more
I've never had an experience like it. I loved it so much I have been trying to save up and go back again! New Zealand was an ...Read more
Issy is an amazing tour guide! She always had a laugh with us and knew how to party! Issy was always smiling and made our 18d...Read more
La Tomatina - Camping review
It was the greatest experience I've had.
Isobel is the most amazing tour guide ever!! I had the best time of my life on tour xx
Izzy was exceeded all my expectations and I had an amazing first contiki because of her. She is an amazing, outgoing person b...Read more
Isobel was fantastic!
It was a great tour. A lit of different activities were available. Awesome tour guide and great group!
Fantastic holiday! Isobel was a great tour guide. Her knowledge and experience enhanced our tour. She was also easy to talk t...Read more
Great guide had lots if fun. I love new zealand !
She was the best part of the trip! Made it for me! incredible
The tour was fantastic - I made so many friends (including Isobel) and saw so many fantastic places. Izzy looked after all of...Read more
Brilliant holliday it was awesome that everything was so organised
Isobel provided a welcoming and friendly atmosphere! Everything about felt sincere. Definitely added to my amazing experienc...Read more
A great holiday with a wonderful guide :)
What a beautiful place to visit and with ISO our guide made for a very fun and exciting trip, do yourselves a favour and book...Read more
Isobel was amazing, she took care of everything so all we had to worry about was having the time of our lives. Hands down the...Read more
Isobel made this trip beyond amazing, I may even move to New Zealand after school I liked it so much. Love this women <3
Awesome trip. And isobel was an amazing and fun guide
The tour reignited my thirst for adventure and enthusiasm to live each moment
Road works have never been so much fun. Long live the crazy cone heads hats xxooxx
Isobel is the most funniest, upbeat, live life to the FULLEST chicks I have ever met. Her stories had my side hurting with la...Read more
was anazjng. Absolutely loved it!
Iso was half the reason the reason I got hooked on Contikis. The amazing people I met and the beautiful country that is New Z...Read more
The trip was an amazing experience with a guide who filled the holiday with laughs and great memories
Isabel was the best! I still have the letter she gave everyone on the first day of our your, she MADE the trip.
Isobel is incredibly knowledgeable and kind - made for a highly memorable experience!
This was my first trip on my own, and it was a great experience. My tour guide made sure I was able to book all my excursions...Read more
Izzy was an awesome guide both proffessional and fun and a great guide for contiki.
Absolutely incredible tour to bring in the new year in New Zealand. I’ve been on Contiki and other tours before, but not like...Read more
Amazing Experience seeing New Zealand.
What a character! Very tolerant of silly behaviour and even joined in here and there, knew so much about the tour and also he...Read more
Went wayyyyy above the call of dury and out of the way for me (literally the bus took a detour) to meet up with the girl that...Read more
Isobel is the bomb.Com!
Isobel is not only the best tour guide, she is just all around one of the best people I have ever met!!
The tour was awesome, coukd have have asked for a better guide than Isobel!
Isobel was such a great guide! Always enthusiastic and ready to get us off our hungover butts! She takes the time to get to k...Read more
Isobel is the queen of tour guides. If you get the chance to travel with her, you will not regret it
Isobel was awesome always having laugh especially on the bus when It would get boring playing games telling funny stories.. I...Read more
Excellent tour to see all that New Zealand has to offer. I did things I never thought I would mostly due to the enthusiasm an...Read more
Loved my Trip, a large part of that was the great Contiki team we had leading the tour. Wish I could go back every year. Is...Read more
Isobel is without a doubt the best tour guide I have ever had and will ever have :)
Isobel was amazing! Made the trip so much more enjoyable.
Being a solo traveller, I was a little apprehensive at first, but within the first 5 minutes of meeting Isobel, it turned int...Read more
It was an amazing experience. Made better by Isobel!
Had the best time on this tour, made many great friends. Good times good memories, thanks Isobel and Steve
This trip was amazing - New Zealand was beautiful and Isobel is crazy in all the good ways
I can't thank Isobel enough for everything she did for us on the trip. She was very knowledgable and a hell of a lot of fun b...Read more
Definitely an experience of a lifetime! Met some fantastic people, some who will be friends for life. This tour wouldn't have...Read more
This was a great tour. Really enjoyed this and Isobel was a fantastic host and very knowledgable. Made it so much more enjoya...Read more
Isobel was amazing - she was so organized and upbeat. She made such a huge difference in how I felt on my tour of NZ and woul...Read more
La Tomatina - Camping review
Iso was incredible at Tomatina, no question too small. Very organised and well run!
Isobel was a PERFECT guide for the trip! She's fun, enthusiastic, and makes everyone feel at home. I had a blast with her.
It was the time of my life!! I had so much fun, learnt so much about the places we visited and if I needed to know anything I...Read more
Loved the tour, miss nz so much. Hopefully be able to live over there for a year soon. Loved the glacier walk and skiing :)
Was an amazing tour and Isobel made all the difference! Made trips on the coach fun with stories and silly games to help us g...Read more
It's was a time I will never forget ;)
I have been on a couple of tours around the world now, and Isobel was by far the best tour guide I've had! She knew all abou...Read more
I had an amazing time in NZ and was so happy to see so many different places and create new experiences. Isobel is very knowl...Read more
Was the best contiki I have ever been on and its all thanks to Isobel! Thanks again!
Isobel made this tour amazing. It would not have been the same amazing experience if Isobel wasn't our guide
She was incredible! Best time of my life :)
Isobel was so energising and knowledgable. She always got you out of your hungover slump and got you excited about the smalle...Read more
You really want to know why my tour was so amazing?? One person Isobel Needham. Five days before my tour begins BANG! Disloc...Read more
isobell was a great guide, she genuiy cared about everyone on the trip to make sure they had a blast and got the most out of ...Read more
Isobel was the most amazing guide! Having done an amazing european contiki I had high expectations and Isobel exceeded all of...Read more
One of the best people I've ever met!
Isobel was the coolest person I have ever met; not only did she seem to know everything about New Zealand but she had some aw...Read more
Izzy was just totally awesome! She made the trip!
Isobel was one of the best tour guides I've ever had. My first overseas experience and she was brilliant. So informative, fun...Read more
Amazing two weeks in NZ summer with amazing people and of course and amazing tour manager Isobel :)
Isobel is an awesome tour guide. Amazing positivity, knowledge and energy!
I had an amazing time on Isobel's tour! She is organised and always enthusiastic about her job. She loves NZ and it was infec...Read more
Izzy is a top chick, and a really good tour guide. Had an awesome time!
It was a brilliant trip with a lot of fond memories! Isobel was an excellent guide she was a lot of fun and very helpful and ...Read more
Would recommend it again to anyone and everyone. Isobel was so knowledgeable and insightful; I learnt so much!
The tour was the best time of my life. Wouldn't have had it any other way.
Isobel was amazing went above and beyond to make sure everyone had an amazing time. Would definitely travel with her again an...Read more
I had a great time on this trip, both our Guide and driver were very knowledgeable and fun. I would recommend this trip to an...Read more
Awesome experience what anamazing place had the best guide to top it off
Isobel was the best guide ever
Amazing tour amazing tour guide
It was the first time I had ever been overseas (well next door from Australia!), and it was the best time ever. Isobel was so...Read more
Isobel was the best guide ever... so much fun!!
Best tour guide we could've asked for. Highly energetic, informative and fun! Always sharing stories and laughs both during t...Read more
Had an awesome contiki tour in New Zealand. It was one of the best trips of my life!
Best tour guide I've ever head.
This was the best time of my life an amazing tour and I made friends for life. Isobel made everyone feel welcome and was grea...Read more
This tour was the best travel experience of my life. NZ is amazing any way you experience it but with this tour I was able to...Read more
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brilliant tour, isobel is the best.
Busabout Croatia sail trip was an amazing tour and made even more fabulous with Isobel as our tour guide. She was the best to...Read more
Isobel is such a fantastic guide, she knows such much and is always happy. Couldn't have asked for a better guide
The tour was amazing, visited great places and the optional and included activities were all epic. The ultimate highlight was...Read more
Izzy was fun outgoing and full of knowledge about the history of New Zealand which I found interesting. She knows all the pla...Read more
Awesome tour guide! Not only had amazing knowledge but was always there if you needed help, advice or a good laugh! Loved her...Read more
Had a great time on the tour. The group were great and Isabel really looked after us.
The tour was fantastic very scenic and surreal. Would not have been the same without the amazing tour guide Isobel, she was a...Read more
Issy was the bomb! She made the tour so much fun and made us all feel like part of a big family. I could repeat that holiday ...Read more
Funny, caring, smart, knowledgeable and overall one of a kind amazing human being!!
I'd been to NZ multiple times but had never been to the North Island and the Sweet as South Tour was the best possible way to...Read more
It was an amazing experience that was made even more perfect because of our tour guide Isobel! I just wish it was longer!
Isobel was a fantastic guide, her ability to connect with people, have fun, remain informative was excellent!
She was such a great guide and really knows her stuff. Even now, 21 months since my tour ended she is willing to give tour ad...Read more
good luck isobel!!!
Isobel !!!! Were shall i start? She was not only an amazing tour guide but a great friend!!! we actually still keep in touch ...Read more
San Fermin Camping Opening Ceremony review
Best guide ever :)
Isobel was great fun! She is a special person who can have a laugh with everyone and knows her country well. Would definately...Read more
Really enjoyed my 1st ever contiki in NZ! So many unforgettable moments and Isobel made the bus trips! often my mouth hurt fr...Read more
This tour was absolutely incredible. Isobel is by far one of the best tour guides in the world and deserves guide of the year...Read more
Isobel is a great guide and truly represents what BusAbout is all about. She provides guests with a fun experience and knows ...Read more
Over the last few years, I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to travel to several places. It is without...Read more
Awesome trip.. great guide who made it fun and inclusive for everyone. So much fun partying and exploring New Zealand, great ...Read more
I had a great time and our guide was Fab! Craotia is simply amazing and Isobel was really knowlageable and able to show us th...Read more
Did the Kiwiana Panorama for NYE in Queenstown. Had an amazing time. Great group and out of the tours ive done overseas in t...Read more
One of the best weeks of my life!
Isobel Needham made new Zealan for me. She was incredible, so fun, active and positive. I still live by things she taught u...Read more
Great trip! so much fun! Isobel is really knowledgable about NZ culture and fun facts :) Recommend to everyone!!
Life changing trip. Great guide. Brilliant bus driver. Cool country. Would recommend to anyone whose up for an adventure; big...Read more
Isabel was an amazing tour guide, she was very humorous and had excellent knowledge of nz, the history, and places we were vi...Read more
My first solo trip, and I was terrified! Looking back now, I was crazy to be! New Zealand was the most beautiful country, and...Read more
Loved sail Croatia, one of the most fun tours I've been on and Isobel was an awesome guide and knew all the places to go out ...Read more
The tour was fantastic; it surpassed all of my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone. Isobel was a great tour guide...Read more
Fantastic holiday, fantastic Tour Manager Isobel who was full of fun and very helpful and approachable. Loved how Isobel kept...Read more
Isobel was the best tour manager ever! She went above and beyond to make sure you were having a great time. So full of storie...Read more
Best two weeks of my life so far! Isobel was a great friend to everybody and definitely made the your more worth while :) if ...Read more
Issy was very welcoming to all within the tour, everyday was keen to get and give all ago. Never complained, can she that she...Read more
I had the best time of my life on this Contiki. Isobel is the most amazing tour group leader, she is really knows how to have...Read more
I loved this tour, Isobel made it the best experience and made me love travel and contiki. She pushed me to try new things an...Read more
Iso was the best! So funny and caring! Knew all about new Zealand and the best hidden places to go to! I would go on another ...Read more
The big tiki was my first group tour. It was everything I wanted.. and more. From the activities on offer to the wifi on the...Read more
Amazing tour, amazing guide and driver! I had a blast, and made lifelong friendships! Highly recommend!
Brilliant tour. Isabel was the bomb!!!
Great trip, great guide
Isobel was always happy and friendly... I had an awesome tour :)
This trip was the pinnacle of my bucket list and everything I thought it would be- and so so so much more! Our guide Isobel w...Read more
Had a great first time traveling experience and got super lucky with the group guide I had amazing bunch of people and was ma...Read more
Best tour for NZ , so much fun, highly recommend, Isobel made it very enjoyable and helped planning tours activities we wante...Read more
Absolutely amazing!!!! Nothing else needed. Thank you Isobel!!!!
Isobel Needham was the best tour guide every. i have been on a few contiki tours around Europe and i wished Isobel had been m...Read more
Isobel was the most wonderful guide, and Pumba her lovely companion was an amazing driver! It was the BEST trip I have ever b...Read more
Absolute quality trip! I'm actually a born and breed kiwi living in Australia. but had never seen much of the South Island ...Read more
Had a fantastic trip and all my dreams came true after the tour, My guides Isobel & Pumba were amazing and encouraged me to t...Read more
The tour was really great value for money, so much was included in the price and there were great package deals offered along...Read more
Great destinations and amazing country. Loved every destination and a good amount of time in each place. The guide was incred...Read more
Isobel did an amazing job and had a very good knowledge of the region we visited.
This was my first trip overseas and I couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous surround or better guides to the landscape. Bet...Read more
I had an amazing time during my time in nz. Thanks to my tour guide isobel needham. She took care of us in every way posible....Read more
Isobel is the funniest tour guide EVER!!
Changed my life.
This trip was amazing!! New Zealand has it all, if your a geek and just want to see middle earth you can do that, if you want...Read more
Absolutely loved this Tour but what really made it fantastic was our Tour Guide Isobel! She was Full of Humour, Knowledge, Fu...Read more
Best thing I have ever done , guide was amazing beautiful funny and treated like family would do again !
Such a fantastic trip. New Zealand is beautiful 24/7 and we enjoyed so many wonderful activities and experiences. Luckily we ...Read more
woah! what an amazing tour!! was so much fun and we met some amazing friends which we still keep in contact with. and isobel ...Read more
I had an amazing trip, of my life, last year in New Zealand with the Contiki Tour, guided by Isobel Needham. There were aweso...Read more
This short trip from Auckland to Wellington was nothing short of fun with the great company, parties and a wonderful native g...Read more
This tour was absolutely amazing. For so many reasons. And all those reasons have one common denominator; our truly brilliant...Read more
The best contiki tour manager I have ever had! She has an energy about her which is just contagious and has the best story te...Read more
Isobel is an amazing tour guide. She created the friendly respective and fun atmosphere within our tour group from day 1 wit...Read more
Where do I start?! This tour was honestly the best thing that I ever decided to do. Having travelled Australia and Asia, I ca...Read more
This was the first Contiki tour my wife and I have ever took, and most def wont be our last. Isobel made everyone on our tour...Read more
Isobel with her upbeat, loving and joyful personality, made my first solo trip oversea's a very memorable one. The trip was v...Read more
Isobel was an awesome tour guide! I found her very professional while also being very friendly as a fellow traveller
This was my first time travelling overseas and contiki made this possible. It was an absolute pleasure having Isobel as a tou...Read more
Isobel was a wonderful tour guide, she was endlessly knowledgeable about the history and lore of every part of New Zealand we...Read more
This tour was money well spent. Isobel was like a funny big sister and a stand up comedian, who told way too many sex jokes, ...Read more
Izzy made us all feel comfortable and told great stories, she took what could have been an amazing holiday and turned it into...Read more
Isobel was an amazing tour guide and our trip wouldn't have been the same without her!!
Isobel was an amazing tour guide to have! She made the trip not only enjoyable but very comfortable, always there for us & ma...Read more
I made the best decision to go on this tour. A big reason was Isobel. Travelling alone for the first time was scary but Isobe...Read more
This tour was amazing got to see the best parts of New Zealand as well as doing many different activities. Isobel was the bes...Read more
Amazing trip. I saw everything I wanted and so much more. Friendliest tour guide who made you feel like you've known each ot...Read more
"We re up all night to get lucky" ... If someone had told me beforehand how awesome our tour would be I hadn't been scared t...Read more
I couldn't have asked for a better tour! It was fun, exciting, well organised and full of great people.