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Dani Ferrier 

New Zealand Guide

Where were you born and where did you grow up?
I was born in Thailand and grew up there as well as Indonesia and Hong Kong until the age of 12 before moving to NZ.

What are your hobbies?
Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Climing, Via Ferratta, Salt water Fishing, Hiking, Poi (NZ dance), Salsa, Swing and Rock and Roll Dancing.

Do you have any special talents?
Fire Poi, linguistics (currently fluent German, Spanish and French)

What has been your greatest outdoor adventure?
I did a Multi-Pitch Climb a few months ago were I onsite climbed a 200m wall in 7 pitches at quite a high level! Whenever I thought about how dangerous it was to fall on any of the sections my trigger word was ICE CREAM!!! So, I didn’t think about falling!

What did you do before you became a guide?
I was a restaurant manager because I’m very passionate about food and wine.

Do you have a favourite quote?
‘A lot of love and hard work every day goes a long way...’

Describe a life experience that has shaped you today?
Moving around and travelling lots as a kid meant that I caught the bug early and have developed so many skills being exposed to so many different cultures...

Have you studied beyond school? If so in what?
I studied Hospitality management with a Major in Events.

Danni Ferrier


“She was top notch, worked hard all the time to consider our needs. Able to improvise and make changes when necessary. Really good safe driver.”
- Jo Sidwell (Forestville, California, United States), Rimu January 2018

“Dani is so awesome!!! Her smile and enthusiasm was so contagious! I would highly recommend her to anyone who is taking trip with Active Adventures!”
- Anna Vershuta (Brooklyn, New York, United States), Rimu February 2017

“Dani is an amazing guide - her energy and enthusiasm are boundless and she sees the best in every situation. She made time with each of us individually, got us playing games to get out of our shells, had amazing stories to tell, and clearly loves the South Island. She was a joy to share the time with, and I was always confident in her knowledge and skills to handle anything.”
- Mary Christensen (Edmonds, Washington, United States), Rimu November 2016

Trip Reviews

  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 5008 reviews)

    Best family trip ever. The South Island of New Zealand is one of the most spectacular places on the planet and the Rimu trip takes you to all the highlights. Our group hit the jackpot with Koru and Ash. They were fabulous. This trip gets my highest recommendation all around.
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    – Maryland, United States
    Rimu, January 2017
  •   4.54 out of 5 (from 991 reviews)


    Just returned from two weeks travelling with Active Adventures in Patagonia and it could not have been better. The scenery was spectacular, the days and evenings varied and interesting and we ate and were treated like royalty. Everything was first class on our trip including our tour leader Arturo Rojas who was professional and just awesome in every way. We had a group of 15 trekkers and we very quickly became fast friends. I'm sure there are many companies out there but from my experience I don't think you can go wrong with Active Adventures. I'm already looking forward to my next trip with them.
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    – Massachusetts, United States
    Condor, January 2017
  •   4.50 out of 5 (from 1973 reviews)


    First of all, I want to say what a FANTASTIC "Jaguar" trip we had with Active Adventures in Peru. After talking with many other travellers we meet in Peru, Active Adventures were head and shoulders above other tour groups. They meet and exceeded my expectations. Thanks to the best guides "Eric" and our 4 day Inca hike Guide "Puma". They started as our guides and we finished as friends.
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    – Ontario, Canada
    Jaguar 2017, November 2016
  •   4.48 out of 5 (from 83 reviews)

    A stellar bucket list trip with outstanding guides. The Peru part of our trip was complicated by a local strike causing havoc with our original itinerary but Zac and the Active Adventures folks were amazing in rearranging the itinerary, lodging, meals, etc. Pepo was super in the Galagagos. Both parts of the trip were great fun and very professionally run. Very active but doable for four of us in our 60's.
    Jim Miller Review Image
    – Illinois, United States
    Iguana, October 2016
  •   4.50 out of 5 (from 1973 reviews)

    Like an Inca in Peru

    This trip was better than I could've ever expected. The Inca Trail was the most incredible hardest thing I've ever done both mentally and physically and I could not have done it without our guide Zac and my new found friend Cynthia. Machu Picchu was the perfect culmination to the pilgrimage. The rest of the trip and all of my other wonderful new friends including our guide Erick will never be forgotten. I will be talking about this trip for years to come and cannot wait to go on my next Active Adventure!
    Jennifer Kenna Review Image
    – New York, United States
    Jaguar 2017, November 2016



Why travel with Active Adventures?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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