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Daniel Sutherland

New Zealand Guide

Seemingly quiet and serious at first you'll soon discover Dan has a cheeky sense of humour and a wonderful passion for all things New Zealand. He is a typically good Kiwi with a fascinating life, which if prompted he will tell you all about. He is a proud Dad and family man and extremely capable outdoors person. He will make sure your trip is one you'll remember for ever.

Daniel Sutherland


“Dan was amazing and very knowledgeable. He was keen to share stories along with music along the way. Dan truly kept us organized by giving an evening brief for the next day. He was instrumental on our trip to Angelus Hut keep us in a good pace yet allowing us time to see the views. ”
- Nancy Cooper (Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada), Rimu February 2018

“Dan was an amazing leader who clearly was excited to be there and share New Zealand with everyone on the trip. He was very interesting to talk with about all sorts of topics which helped pass the times on the bus.”
- Karen Kozlovsky (San Jose, California, United States), Winter Rimu July 2017

“Dan was exceptional and really made the trip what it was for us. We thoroughly enjoyed his stories, and just being with him. He always went above and beyond to look after us and make sure that we were enjoying our trip. As you can tell from my ratings and comments, I am a "hard grader" and always look to point out areas for improvement - and I truly can't come up with any for Dan. One thing I particularly appreciated was how well he set our expectations up front (travel time, impediments we may run into, etc.) so that we were always prepared and usually pleasantly surprised.”
- William Kozlovsky (San Jose, California, United States), Winter Rimu July 2017

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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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