New Zealand Guide
Pepper is another of our Australian guiding contingent. And we're glad to have her! Pepper was born on the Gold Coast and lived there until she was 20. Since then she'd been living in a little mountain town called Jasper in the Canadian Rockies, before deciding to come and check out what New Zealand is all about.
I love backcountry skiing, rafting, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking.... basically anything outdoors!
What has been your greatest outdoor adventure?
So far I would have to say the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island in Canada. While it’s only 75km over 6 days I have never seen so much mud and so many ladders in my life (the biggest being some 218 rungs!). The track was built to help rescue survivors from shipwrecks along the dangerous coastline and so there was heaps of history as well as gorgeous wildlife. Exhausting but incredible!
Any special talents?
I'm a below average juggler, and I can touch my nose with my tongue (I haven't tried the two at the same time - but I don't think it's beyond me).
Have you studied beyond school?
I have a Bachelor of Science majoring in Wildlife Biology and Ecotourism from Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
"A ship is safe in hardbour, but that's not what ships are built for." - John A. Shedd
"Koru and Pepper could not have been better - they make a great team and we were able to do practically everything as promised, and then some."Scott Lee (Singapore) December 2017
"Koru and Pepper were so nice, professional, helpful, and now friends! Rime was made all the more pleasant by these two top guides. I recommend the Rimu and Koru and Pepper as guides. Thank you Koru, thank you Pepper, thank you Active Adventures!"Alfredo Furukawa (Parana, Brazil) December 2017