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Ellie Bate

New Zealand Guide

She’s done it all – from travelling the world, to trip logistics, and guiding. So you can rest assured she won’t leave any stone unturned. Born and bred in Australia, Ellie’s now based here at Active HQ in Queenstown, New Zealand, but she gets out on the road too when we let her!

Her sense of adventure’s taken her through Europe, Africa, the Galapagos Islands and Peru – where she lived in Cusco for 5 months and explored every corner of the amazing Peruvian mountains. Life’s one big adventure – if you’re ever looking for her on her days off she’s most likely hiking, biking, snowboarding or horseback riding in the mountains. Her greatest adventure to date is hiking the Salkantay Trail in Peru, and her next stop, with partner in crime and Active Adventures guide Elder, is Nepal!


  • “Ellie was very kind and caring. She was helpful to me when I found myself at the back of the line on one of the hikes. She's a keeper!”
    Claire Forsyth (Midlothian, Virginia, United States) Tui Feb 2016
  • “Ellie was also amazing. High energy, always happy, took the time to engage with everyone from the group. Michelle and Elle made this trip!”
    Pat Marvin (San Clemente, California, United States) Tui March 2016

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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