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Ruby Pook

New Zealand Guide

Ruby is a Kiwi, a North Islander who was born on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington in the bottom half of the North Island. She lived there for 18 years until she move to Dunedin for university.

Ruby likes to get away most weekends and do something fun in the outdoors. In the summer you can find her tramping, camping, or kayaking around the beautiful New Zealand countryside discovering new places. In the winter Ruby will most likely be spending her time up the mountains snowboarding.

Do you have any special talents?

Tricky question..... I can make a 3 leaf clover with my tongue, and I can put my feet behind my head! Haha!

What has been your greatest outdoor adventure?

I spent one week exploring Paradise in Mount Aspiring National Park with fellow PE students, we did some serious bush bashing and a long slog up Mount Alaska! We had camp fires every night and spent some nights sleeping under the stars.

Do you have a favourite quote?

Yes I have a few, Dr Seuss is too good to have to only choose one!

"You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!" - Dr Seuss.

"Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one." - Dr Seuss.

Have you studied beyond school? If so in what?

I have just finished a Bachelors degree in Physical Education Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Otago in Dunedin.

Ruby Pook

Testimonials

“Spectacular. Really learned to enjoy her efforts and knowledge and enthusiasm. She kept our meals on schedule and we enjoyed them all. (James did a nice job grilling too). Ruby is a true ambassador for NZ.”
- Jack Quinn III (St. Louis, Missouri, United States), Lois Quinn (Saint Louis, Missouri, United States), Rimu March 2018

“Ruby was equally terrific. She has a great sense of humor and was very thoughtful. Excellent cook-can't believe all the wonderful meals she whipped up for us.”
- Jeanne Reynolds (Washington, DC, United States), Rimu January 2018

“A very good cook, fun and charming!”
- Larry Cates (Whitefish, Montana, United States), Rimu November 2017

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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