Kirsten Rødsgaard-Mathiesen
K at Franz Josef feb 12

"Kirsten is THE best tour guide EVER. Seriously, this woman gave my daughter (who is a tour leader) a run for MY money. If you ever considered a trip to New Zealand... Kirsten is amazing." Virginia Yanoff, USA


"A thousand times 'thank you' for a fantastic holiday and your supreme leadership!" Søren Eyrich, Denmark 

"Kirsten, you have shown us a wonderful time. Thanks to your attention to detail we had a perfect and fantastic trip." London & Dennis Bearden, USA


"Once again, thank you for your great work during our holiday in New Zealand. You made us adore your adopted country." Travel agent Martine Côté, Canada

"What an amazing trip! Kirsten, we are delighted we chose you as our tour guide... couldn't possibly get better than this!" Anni Jensen, Denmark


"Kirsten, we have never experienced anything like it. Your knowledge shows your interest in the country, your sense of humour and great spirits were an inspiration to us all and you provided an outstanding service throughout the tour. And that's not an easy task!!! Fantastic tour." Lillian & Uffe Wolfsberg, Denmark

Kirsten is a highly sought-after tour guide who thoroughly enjoys the art of guiding and hosting quality-seeking tourists in New Zealand.

Summing her up, she is:

  • knowledgeable
  • fun
  • multi-talented
  • multi-lingual
  • caring and compassionate
  • a cosmopolitan with a B.A. in Journalism
  • the author of Denmark's best-selling guide to New Zealand
  • the author of the award-winning book, PASSION, PINOT & SAVVY, about New Zealand wine
  • known for her genuine ZEST for life.


After years of being a successful freelance journalist in Denmark, Kirsten moved to New Zealand in 2002 to manage a boutique hotel in Marlborough. In 2005 she began TOUR GUIDING, a role where she gets to use her many skills and talents. 

Being on tour with Kirsten is an unforgettable experience -

for all the right reasons. 

Kirsten holds a P-license and also works as an exclusive private driver/guide for couples and small groups up to eight pax - on either day trips or longer tours around New Zealand. Given her vast knowledge of New Zealand she will happily help you plan your visit - please contact her via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kirsten also conducts Danish tours in the USA, Japan and Australia and at times manages groups on board cruise ships around New Zealand and in the Pacific region.

Scope of Guiding: Nationwide
Membership Type: Full Member
Location: Nelson

Phone Number: 03-5394757

Mobile Number: 021-0740978

Website: Website Title

Language: Danish English French
Type of Guiding: Architecture Art City Cruise Ship Day Tours Flora & Fauna Food Golf History Long Tours Maori Trekking VIP
Vehicle: P-Endorsement Own Vehicle with TSL licence less than 12 seats
Vehicle Licences : Class 1 - Car
First Aid Certificate: Yes
Cruise Ship Ports:
  • Bay Of Islands
  • Auckland
  • Tauranga
  • Napier
  • Wellington
  • Picton
  • Kaikoura
  • Nelson
  • Akaroa
  • Lyttelton / Chch
  • Dunedin

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