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! 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 between (Nelson and Marlborough )where I wake up to the sound of birds chirping and a river flowing.
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 and the responsibilities it brings and I love working with people of all walks of life! I have travelled to all corners of New Zealand and would really love to show you some amazing places that are not so well known ( the Nelson Lakes is one of these areas).
Be it a historic pub tour, food & wine oriented, farm/ garden tour, luxury hotels tour, active or luxury spa tour, my goal during your time in NZ is to ensure that you have your own 'dream holiday'. Most often it is the little details that make the difference between a trip and an experience!
My interests are 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.
I am a freelance driver and or guide licensed to drive a van and a small coach (19 seater/Class 2). I am happy to accommodate your requests from flexible programmes where you book and pay as you go or a tailormade programme with all the trimmings. I have a PSL commercial vehicle and which can comfortably accommodate 4 persons and another for 12 persons ( incl. driver) so if you want to experience NZ in your own 'bubble ' feel free to contact me.
Due to CoVid and the closed borders I have a wee business on the side transferring trampers ( shuttling hikers) to and from tracks and offering day tours. Look me up any time.
Phone Number: +64-3-5394896
Mobile Number: +64 (0)22-6154915