Meet Marty Muller, our Driver Guide for Eichardt’s Private Hotel and The Spire Hotel guests. Marty has been an essential part of our transportation team for over three years, driving, guiding, and offering bespoke private tours to guests. As a resident of Queenstown for nearly ten years, he loves the city’s cosmopolitan vibe, outdoor environment, and ability to be in the remote wilderness within a 20-minute drive.
Marty will be guiding private sightseeing tours for guests all winter long as part of our exclusive winter packages. For those who can’t make it he has shared some images from his recent adventures around the area.
“One of the distinct advantages of driving and guiding around Queenstown, is that you get to see a lot of stuff. And if you’re a keen photographer you get to record it. And with upgraded phone tech and inbuilt cameras, that makes it easier than ever to do.
Of course, with the lockdown, and subsequent travel restrictions, now is the time to turn our attention to the less frequented parts of New Zealand. And time too, to look at things a little differently. I’ve been doing this for quite some time myself. After all, who needs to shoot another snow capped mountain? Plenty out there already.
The photos here are all from around the South Island, many just a couple of hours away. And being a crusty old bastard, I can fondly recall the days of polaroid film, and it’s that ethos that I apply to my phone camera photos.
Taking pics is now the easy part. But a new place, a new way of seeing, there’s the trick!”