New Zealand Tourism Guide Gold Membership


Where your Wellington adventure begins...


Richard Bialy

Richard has lived in Wellington all his life.  He graduated from Wellington’s Victoria University with a Commerce Degree majoring in Accounting and has spent most of his working life in Finance and Human Resources.

His love for travel has seen him visit many countries in the world, and he has organised numerous guided overseas trips for family, friends and acquaintances to visit Australia, Canada and the USA.

Richard knows what tourists are looking for when they arrive in a foreign country.  His easy-going personality ensures you will enjoy your tour as he strives to meet your expectations with a laugh or two along the way.


Lynn Bialy

Lynn has lived in Wellington all her life. After raising their three children at home, she returned to the corporate world and has worked mainly as an Executive Assistant to General Managers.

Lynn now works solely for Xplor Tours managing the finance and marketing side of the company, and helping her husband Richard in making Xplor Tours the operator everyone wants to use when they have their Wellington adventure.

Lynn has accompanied Richard on overseas tours and knows what makes a top tour. She enjoys adding the personal touches to Xplor Tours and she may even be a guide on some of the tours.


Barbara Bialy

Barb is Richard’s sister and she has a passion for travel. She has visited many places in the world and knows what makes a successful tour guide.

Barb has been heavily involved in netball, as a player, umpire, coach and now administrator. She is only a part time guide as her main role is Head of Sports at St Oran’s College.

She has a great personality and knowledge of Wellington and will ensure your adventure with Xplor Tours is enjoyable and memorable.


Eddie Zyskowski

Eddie has lived most of his life in Wellington and operated as a taxi driver, so he knows his way around our city very well. He also knows many quirky facts about Wellington and will pass these on as he drives you around the different parts of Wellington.


Brian Hall

Brian is a Chartered Accountant and has lived in Wellington all his life. He has had senior management and financial roles in the commercial sector.

He enjoys his sports, played senior cricket and has been a rugby administrator. He enjoys meeting people and sharing the highlights of Wellington while taking you on his tour.