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Jordan Bird

New Zealand Guide

Jordan (or 'Jordie' to his mates) hails from New Zealand's North Island, near the geothermal area of Rotorua. Jordie has completed his basic army training, so he's not scared to get out there and do it - and roughing it is no big deal to him either. 

When he's not guiding our New Zealand adventures, you can find Jordie playing rugby, hunting in the hills of the North Island with his Dad and Brother, fishing, or ticking New Zealand's network of 'Backcountry Huts' off his visited list. Jordie is very proud of his Toyota Carib, it's his 'home away from home'

Most recently Jordie hiked the Gillespie Circuit near Makarora on New Zealand's South Island - we asked him how it went: "I have such a hearty appetite that I packed heaps of food, and my bag weighed a ton! It was a bit of an effort getting over that pass, but I was glad of the meal options I'd packed by the time I got there!"

Jordan Bird and Rachel McKay Active guides


  • “Jordie was amazing, I loved him!! I was so impressed with his knowledge of the country, so many facts. There was never one question he couldn't answer and he was asked a lot. I admired his fitness level and his willingness to accommodate those that were faster and slower whatever activitiy it was. He was incredibly patient and always had a smile on his face. He made a point to sit down next to people and ask questions and make sure they were enjoying themselves. He was a great driver and speaker at the same time. I admired how he seemed to love and perform his job!”
    Tamara Aghoian (Boxford, Massachusetts, United States) Rimu Jan 30 2017
  • “Jordan was absolutely amazing! His understanding of the cultural significance of all the places we went to - was admirable. He had the greatest respect for the land and it's people. He was easy-going - made sure we felt super comfortable and safe and even had personalised suggestions for my sister and I who are making a Go-Pro video of our 8 day tour- he made sure we got the best footage and photography! We were really impressed at his cooking skills. Jordan never ever let us do any of the work - we never lifted a finger!”
    Sai Malathi Siritharan (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Tui Nov 27 2016
  • “Yes, Jordan was really terrific. He was informative and helpful beyond measure. How he managed to remain cheerful and engaging considering he had to do all of the exertion we clients had to do, plus all of his work on top of it, is beyond me. He is the embodiment of Kiwi hospitality!”
    Lauren Gerth (St Louis, Missouri, United States) Rimu Nov 7 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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