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Ruby Pook

New Zealand Guide

Ruby is a Kiwi, a North Islander who was born on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington in the bottom half of the North Island. She lived there for 18 years until she move to Dunedin for university.

Ruby likes to get away most weekends and do something fun in the outdoors. In the summer you can find her tramping, camping, or kayaking around the beautiful New Zealand countryside discovering new places. In the winter Ruby will most likely be spending her time up the mountains snowboarding.

Do you have any special talents?

Tricky question..... I can make a 3 leaf clover with my tongue, and I can put my feet behind my head! Haha!

What has been your greatest outdoor adventure?

I spent one week exploring Paradise in Mount Aspiring National Park with fellow PE students, we did some serious bush bashing and a long slog up Mount Alaska! We had camp fires every night and spent some nights sleeping under the stars.

Do you have a favourite quote?

Yes I have a few, Dr Seuss is too good to have to only choose one!

"You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!" - Dr Seuss.

"Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one." - Dr Seuss.

Have you studied beyond school? If so in what?

I have just finished a Bachelors degree in Physical Education Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Otago in Dunedin.


  • "Simon and Ruby were amazing. They worked so hard and were always joyful and were wonderful how they learned what we all liked to eat and drink etc."
    Clare Chamberlain (California, USA) January 2018

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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