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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

Trip Reviews

  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16032 reviews)


    What an amazing introduction to the North Island. Every day was unique - starting with the hiking and boogie boarding on the sand dunes to seeing a kiwi released was exceptional. Walking through the rain forest and seeing the phenomenal kauri trees are memories we will treasure forever!
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    – Alberta, Canada
    Kauri, January 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16032 reviews)


    Great hiking, awesome scenery, terrific guides, delicious food and more than comfy accommodations !
    Cal Hoppe Review Image
    – Arizona, United States
    Manuka, April 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16032 reviews)

    Rimu - NZ South Island

    Our Rimu trip with Ken and Elder was truly a trip of a lifetime. The two of them were the perfect pair to lead our adventure -kind, warm, funny, and incredibly encouraging (for those of us who weren't quite sure we'd make it up the mountain!) My husband and I were fortunate to have both of our adult boys join us which made for a very memorable experience. New Zealand's South Island offered some of the most breathtaking landscapes we had ever seen. The hiking, kayaking, and biking was challenging and exhilarating. It was hard to say goodbye to the group who became like family. We have stayed in touch with some, and look forward to our next trip with Active.
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    – Washington, United States
    Rimu, November 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16032 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 16032 reviews)

    Worth every penny!

    This was an amazing trip - highly recommended! Our guides, Koru and Liana, were great - kept us moving and active in all kinds of weather and conditions. Some of the planned tour had to be modified due to weather - it does rain a lot - but no regrets at all. We got a taste of New Zealand on beautiful days, rainy days, and once in rain, sleet and hurricane force winds, but we were always well cared for and felt like we'd seen New Zealand in all of it's majesty. The hiking was strenuous enough to feel like a challenge and leave us tired and a bit sore most days, but never too difficult. The Siberia Valley part of the trip was just spectacular! Koru's knowledge of New Zealand's native plants and animals, history, Maori heritage, and Lord of the Rings stories were particularly fascinating. Would love to go again!
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    – South Carolina, United States
    Tui, December 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.

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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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