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Joe Sutheran

New Zealand Guide

Born in the north of England (Geordie-land), Joe loves his rugby, snowboarding, fishing and he’s played the drums for the past 10 years! He speaks English, ‘pigeon’ French, Scottish, Kiwi and Australian (he’s a master of the local lingoes).

Describe a life experience that has shaped you today – “When I was 10 years old my family moved to a tiny Scottish Island called Iona. The island is 3 miles long and 1 mile wide. The school only had 7 kids and life was so chilled. If anybody was going over to the mainland they’d ring around the entire island and bring back Indian takeaways for everyone! The place had a sense of community that I see in Active Adventures. I don’t live on the island any more though!”

“Prior to guiding for Active I worked as a chef in various hotels and restaurants in England, Scotland and Australia.”

Favourite quote – “remember what Bilbo used to say: ‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R Tolkien 


  • “Joe was excellent. Really friendly guy with lots of advice and tips particularly with things to do in Queenstown. He's also an Extremely good cook.”
    Stephen Wood (Victoria, Australia), November 2015
  • “Joe was a great guide, he really needs to learn not to be such a great chef. He was enthusiastic and helpful”
    Jo Peebles (Cumbernauld, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom), November 2015

Why travel with Active Adventures?

Legendary Kiwi Hospitality

Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

Expert LOCAL Guides & Trip Leaders

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

Everything is Included

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

A Sense of Achievement

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

Small Groups

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

Diverse Experiences

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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