Kia Ora and thanks for reading my profile!
If you are looking for a fun loving ( driver) guide who is knowledgeable about New Zealand, loves
to go off the beaten track and help you get to know the real NZ, then read on!
I consider myself fortunate to 'live the dream' ~ traveling and getting paid for it. But its more than
that. I have worked in tourism for well over 20 years and I still love it! I am passionate about my
job, the challenges it brings and the people I get to meet. My goal during your time in NZ is to
ensure that you go home after having your own 'dream holiday'. Most often it is the little details that
make the difference between a trip and an experience!
Though born and bred in Christchurch and having lived and worked in Europe, my home now is on
the edge of the Nelson Lakes National Park (Top of the South Island) where I wake up to the sound
of birds chirping and a river flowing. I am interested in conservation, wildlife (our own Big 5!),
geology, arts and crafts, gardens, hiking, farming, Maori and NZ culture and of course food and
wine. I guide in Dutch, German and English.