ProGuides New Zealand is the not-for-profit association
of professional tour guides and driver guides in New Zealand

Our mission is to raise the profile of the profession of tour guides whilst maintaining our high standards
of work and customer service in consideration of New Zealand as a tourist destination.


Our organisation promotes professional excellence and sustainable care for New Zealand as a tourist destination. In joining ProGuides you will have a voice – through an organisation with well-established networks and industry relations such as Service IQ, Departement of Conservation - DOC, Tourism Industry Association - TIA and Tourism Export Council.

ProGuides is a member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) which is an affiliate member of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and an official partner of UNESCO.




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Interim Committee: Jonas Asmussen (Chairperson), Claudia Duffy (Vice-Chair), Siegrun Koop/Herbie Mues (Treasurers), Isabelle Lotscher (Membership Secretary), Klaus Rexer, Tine Becker, Jutta Blank, Lu Tyree, Marjorie Wilson.


• 32 Members. 15 signed the form to become an incorporated non-profit society.
• Logo created and 0800 number established (Logo & badges created by TMA Design, Auckland)
• 18 June Registration as Incorporated Society
• “Rules of the Incorporated Association”

Social Events

May: Meeting in Hanmer Springs

Party: Come as your worst tourist

   September: First AGM in Nelson