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Kate Brown

New Zealand and Nepal Guide

Kate has guided many hiking adventures, from trekking in the deserts of Australia to the mountains of New Zealand and now the trails of the Himalayas. She works exceptionally well with the local porters and guides to provide her groups with a fun and unique experience, ensuring that everyone is well taken care of, stays healthy and happy and faces the challenge of trekking each day with a smile on their face. She has boundless energy and is completely at home in the mountains.

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Testimonials

  • “Kate was invaluable during this trip. She really helped me out and went above-and-beyond what I expected of my guide. She also has a lot of knowledge and respect for the local culture (which was very nice to see).”
    Preetha Krishnan (San Francisco, California, United States) April, 2013
  • “We called her 'Amazing' Kate. She did an awesome job of getting us around the countryside, while working through the weather/logistics issues. Very professional. Her and Amanda made for an excellent team.”
    Dirk Weirauch (Metamora, Michigan, United States) December, 2012
  • “Kate brown was a wonderful guide. We were fortunate to have Kate to make our trip special. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job... Thanks Kate - love ya!!”
    George Peterson (St. Louis, Missouri, United States) December, 2012
  • “She helped me greatly. I would go on a trip just because she was leading it.”
    William Champion (Delaware, United States) November, 2012
  • “Kate spent a lot of time at the back of the pack with me and Bill, never trying to make us hurry or catch up, but always assuring us that our pace was fine.”
    Rosella Champion (Delaware, United States) November, 2012
  • “She was very knowledgeable and always followed up on all requests. I felt cared for and supported by her.”
    Jennifer Wada (Hawaii, United States) November, 2012
  • “Kate was wonderful! She is very down to earth, supportive, and always willing to chat, share a story or answer questions. She fought through a significant sickness for a few days and still managed to be cheerful, helpful and supportive while she felt bad. She was encouraging and reassuring and just a pleasant person to be around. She's a great guide! She, too, is putting a lot of effort into bettering her knowledge of culture and language so she has more to share with guests.”
    Kathryn Searl (California, United States) November, 2012
  • “Kate was very attentive. The feeling was that she was experiencing the trip with us (even though she was clearly in much better shape and knew much more about Nepal in general). It made for a closer group, I think.”
    Read Bixby (Texas, United States) November, 2012

Trip Reviews

 4.50 out of 5 (from 14380 reviews)

LEGENDARY

“Travelling to New Zealand has been on my bucket list for nearly half my life, and I'm so glad I spent three weeks there with Active! I was a bit worried going by myself, but it turned out to be the best vacation of my life. They took us to so many spots that I probably would have never seen if I tried to organize everything on my own. It was great to have them feed me, drive me, hike me, and take me to our accommodations at night - not once did I have to worry about anything. The accommodations themselves were so fun and unique, staying in them was a highlight of my trip. Our guides, Kim and Ashleigh, were fantastic young ladies. Ash was an amazing chef and Kim rocked the in-bus narration. I also think we had a phenomenal group of people who clicked very well, and absolutely the best weather one could wish for.

Even when there were a few changes to the itinerary due to road damages, weather issues, or anything else, the guides were on top of it so fast that we barely even noticed there was a problem. We did miss out on snorkeling with the fur seals, and our Franz Josef Heli-Hike was cancelled, but we were still able to see seals and take a helicopter ride to a glacier at another time. No loss whatsoever.

I'm a fairly active person under thirty, who lives in an mountainous region, and I was still challenged by the hikes and activities they provided. I also have bad knees, and was still able to get up and down the more difficult mountains. For those wondering abut the multi-day hike, it's definitely a work-out, but totally worth it! And be sure to invest in a hydration bladder, you'll really appreciate it! If you're looking for an outdoor adventure with lots of activity and fun, this is definitely one of the better ways to explore New Zealand.”
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– New Hampshire, United States
Rimu, April 2017
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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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