Kim Reichle

New Zealand & Nepal Guide

Kim was born in Alberta, Canada and she speaks English and French (but with the worst accent!). Everyday is an adventure in the outdoors for Kim, but climbing to the top of Browne Falls in Doubtful Sound is an adventure she'll never forget... She's in that enviable position where her hobbies also happen to double as her 'work', and these include hiking, kayaking, wakeboarding and snowboarding. Another 'hobbie' this summer has been scouring Trademe for a vehicle to help her discover the countryside. If you haven't heard of Trademe, you probably will when you arrive in New Zealand - it's our answer to Amazon. 

Favourite quote?  "More like personal mantra: first to achieve, you must believe"

Kim's best life decision? "Moving to New Zealand! I can't imagine not finding this amazing place!" - and we didn't even pay her to say that :-).

Kim with guests at Key Summit on the Routeburn Track

Testimonials

“Kim was the best. I actually talked to her about this before I even left the country. Her free spirit and excitement for adventure is contagious. The mood was always light and she could always make us laugh. I learned more from her than I will ever remember about New Zealand, but I also learned things from her that I could apply to my everyday life. I am sure that all the guides with Active are fantastic but Kim was special! She did a magnficient job. ”
- McKayla Anderson (Elkhorn, Nebraska, United States), Rimu January 2018

“Kim was incredible. She had wonderful knowledge of the Island and shared many great facts with us. She was an excellent driver and got us from point A to point B with ease. I liked her logical approach to tasks. Her confidence made you feel comfortable and you trusted her to be your guide. She is a strong leader, perfect in her role.”
- Charlene Mahon (Petrolia, Ontario, Canada), Rimu March 2017

“Can I give Kim a 10 for Enthusiasm? She has a great sense of humor, is a terrific cook (she baked me a birthday cake!) and her music was pretty good too.”
- Robert Merwin (Milford, New Hampshire, United States), Rimu February 2016

Trip Reviews

  •   4.54 out of 5 (from 1031 reviews)

    Patagonia 2016

    Trip was amazing - Harder the hikes the better the view
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    – Massachusetts, United States
    Condor, January 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 5048 reviews)

    Rimu nov. 27 - dec. 10 '17

    This trip was unsurpassed by any other I've ever been a part of! Ben and Emma seemed like family to us with their wonderful cooking, extreme knowledge of the island and extraordinary skill as guides made every step of every hike better than the last!
    I have not stopped singing the praises of Active Adventures to my like minded friends since returning!
    You really 'knocked this one out of the park'!
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    – Georgia, United States
    Rimu, January 2018
  •   4.44 out of 5 (from 939 reviews)

    2017 Manuka Trip with Claire and Jess

    Awesome trip.....
    New Zealand is a beautiful country with plenty of great hikes and sights to see. Jess and Claire were fantastic guides. Would go again in a heartbeat!
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    – Massachusetts, United States
    Manuka, March 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 5048 reviews)

    Amazing South Island Rimu Trip!!

    The diversity of what we saw and did on the Rimu trip was amazing!! Beautiful mountain and glacier views, our first sea kayak experience, the sub-tropical West Coast rain forests, caving to see glowworms, cycling the Hawea River Trail, and a challenging but very rewarding Angelus Circuit hike. We were fortunate to be with a wonderful group of people - a great team that encouraged each other throughout the trip. Our guides (Dani & Pepper) were outstanding, very positive, and full of energy. We were so impressed with Active Adventures that we will be hiking on their Mont Blanc tour this summer.
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    – Washington, United States
    Rimu, February 2018
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 5048 reviews)

    Chris Darcy review of Rimu Trip

    The term trip of a lifetime gets used far too frequently. This was one. The South Island of New Zealand is likely the most beautiful place on earth, pound for pound. Nowhere else can you find so much beautiful landscape, diverse landscapes and microclimates packed into such a small area, which can be travelled in such a short amount of time while still doing it justice. Our guides, Holly and Claire, were fantastic - wonderful dispositions, knowledgeable, tireless and attentive - and made the trip special. And Kiwis are some of the nicest folks on earth (after Canadians of course) - we didn't have a single negative experience the whole time we were there. If you've been thinking of going to New Zealand don't wait - you can't do better than this trip - just make sure you take extra memory cards for your camera.
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    – Ontario, Canada
    Rimu, November 2016

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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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