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Your Guides

 

"We are all very experienced, friendly walkers and bikers who love to share our knowledge of New Zealand’s flora and fauna and local history".

 
We hold current first aid certificates, passenger driving licences (where required) and are always there to ensure your experience will be one to remember.

 

Gavin Hampton

 
I am an active member of one of Christchurch's largest tramping clubs and love being outside, whether it is in the garden or on a hill top somewhere.

I enjoy reading and social history.

I'm a semi-retired chartered accountant, but these days I spend most of my time doing voluntary work and exploring the outdoors.

I'm a born and bred Cantabrian but have travelled extensively, including living in Europe for four years.








 
gavin

Tours I've lead:
 
  • Akaroa Walk
  • Franz Josef Trail
  • Kaikoura Trail
  • Mesopotamia High Country Walk
  • West Coast Trail
  • Queen Charlotte Walk
  • Hanmer Cycle Trail
  • Moana West Coast Cycle
  • Tekapo Canal Trail
 

Stewart (Stew) Cron

I was born on the West Coast of the South Island and have a great passion for the wilderness. The majority of my working years were devoted to education, as well as organising and guiding groups in outdoor recreational activities. The mountains, valleys and rivers in Canterbury, Nelson Lakes and the West Coast are my recreational playground.


I have a particular interest in the local history of the various passes, routes, land features, flora and fauna and personalities associated with early discovery and development.







 
stewart

Tours I've lead:
  • Akaroa Walk
  • Franz Josef Trail
  • Kaikoura Trail
  • Mesopotamia High Country Walk
  • West Coast Trail
  • Queen Charlotte Walk
  • Keneperu Trail
  • Hanmer Cycle Trail
  • Moana West Coast Cycle
  • Tekapo Canal Trail
  • Otago Rail Trail

Nicky Page


These days I am usually found in the office - as Tour Manager, but have come from a guiding background and always look forward to any opportunity to guide a tour.

I have a background of 17 years in tourism, and enjoy introducing walkers to the delights of Banks Peninsula and the West Coast.

Having lived on, and explored the Port Hills of Christchurch since childhood, Banks Peninsula is my "backyard" and I have also walked many of the public and private walks in other parts of the South Island.

When not out walking, I enjoy exploring New Zealand with my husband in our campervan and we are also keen international travellers, walking and cycling wherever we can.

 
nicky


Tours I've lead:
  • Akaroa Walk
  • West Coast Trail
  • Walk Japan
 

John Dunbier


I come to guiding from a background in exploration geology and teaching.

I love to explore new terrain and have a passion for prospecting in the West Coast goldfields.

To keep fit I play tennis and like to get out on cross country skis when the white stuff covers the hills.

As a hobby I use satellite data to track icebergs in the waters south of New Zealand and have recently started to document the drift of these magnificent Antarctic wanderers in my blog "Kiwi Icebergs".

john

Tours I've lead:
  • Akaroa Walk
  • Franz Josef Trail
  • Mesopotamia High Country Walk
  • West Coast Trail