Jonas Asmussen

I have been guiding/driverguing a great variety of tours since 1990. Bustours, VIP tours, tramping (hiking) tours, special interest tours like wine, railway etc, individuals, small groups, large groups, tours for German or English language speakers. I am also the founder and first chairperson of ProGuides, our national professional association, and the creator of a training programme for tour guides at the then Nelson Polytechnic School of Tourism. Apart from running this National Certificate programme one of my main responsibilties was the liaison with local iwi (Maori tribes) and leading marae visits for the School of Tourism. I have always taken pride in preparing visitors thoroughly for personal encounters with Maori culture, like marae visits, and in presenting the Maori side of our colonial history, essential for an understanding of contemporary New Zealand. My main goal for every tour is to provide as complete a picture of our beautiful country as possible and to fill in the bits that connect the promotional images with the reality of living in NZ today. All this hopefully in a way that makes the visit as enjoyable and as memorable as possible, even in the rare event of bad weather.

Scope of Guiding: Nationwide
Membership Type: Honorary Member
Location: Nelson
Covid 19 Vaccination Status:

Phone Number: 03 5483002

Mobile Number: 027 267 5700


Language: English German
Type of Guiding: Agriculture Botanic City Day Tours Economy Flora & Fauna Food Geology History Long Tours Maori Political Science Trekking VIP
Concessions: Pro Guides / DOC concession holder
Vehicle: P-Endorsement
Vehicle Licences : Class 1 - Car Class 4 - Heavy Rigid Class 2 - Medium Rigid Class 6 - Motorcycle
First Aid Certificate: Yes
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