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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

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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