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Jasmine Shine

New Zealand Guide

Jasmine is from Pukekohe here in New Zealand, a region near Auckland known for horse racing and motor racing - those pursuits never made it onto her list though - she's more inclined to go hiking, snowboarding, ice climbing, diving or fishing! Quite the list! Clearly Jasmine loves adventuring in the outdoors and already has a major achievement under her belt - climbing Mount Brewster, a classic alpine route in the Mount Aspiring National Park. This year she plans to hike to Everest Base Camp!

When did you discover your passion for travel?
"I have always travelled with my family, since I was about three years old. Starting with small trips to the Pacific Islands, we worked our way up to safaris in Africa and Thailand. This gave me the travel bug and is the reason why I travel so much today."

Jasmine Shine with Active Adventures Group

Favourite Quote:
"If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space."

Testimonials

  • “Jasmine was AMAZING! She was so fun to talk with. As a solo traveler, she really made sure that I was having a good time. She was very knowledgable about the history of the places we visited as well.”
    Elizabeth Derck (Nashville, Tennessee, United States), July 2016
  • “Jasmine was great - always relaxed and patient -- how she did all the driving, the activities and the cooking and remained so calm and polite I do not know. Her knowledge of New Zealand , the wildlife , history was very good, many engaging stories.”
    Harry Mountain (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom), July 2016
  • “Jasmine dedicated herself to our having a great experience. She is clearly an experienced adventurer and guide.”
    Peter Oldziey (Dover, Delaware, United States), November 2014
  • “Jasmine is an absolute legend in the making. For someone of her young age, she's very well travelled and has lots of guiding and active experience. She's definitely the counter-balance for the people who want to walk/run at pace (or like me, just have long legs). She never seems to get tired; she juggles large cases like they're nothing; and her driving ability was seriously impressive.”
    Rich Wale (Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom), November 2014

Trip Reviews

  4.64 out of 5 (from 560 reviews)

Thank You Active Adventures

Active Adventures' Winter Rimu trip allowed me to experience many things for the first time. Coming from an island of Guam, I was able to see something so different than what I normally see in my backyard. It was my first time to climb up to 1,100 meters. The climb was at Sealy Tarns which overlooked a lake, Mt. Cook village and most especially a fantastic view of Mt. Cook. It was my first time doing an overnight hike as well. We trekked through the scenic landscape towards Mt. Aspiring hut and was rewarded at night with an unspoilt sky of the Southern Hemisphere. It was so clear that we were able to see the Milky Way (another first). We also did a hike up Alex Knobb to get a good view of Franz Glacier and on the way up, we experienced so much elements in one day. We experienced hail and snow (both for the first time) and enjoyed some picturesque views the more higher we climbed.

From the beginning of the trip, Lynette and Miriam were wonderful at helping to book my trip with Active Adventures. During the trip, Mel and Gary were so hospitable and helped make the trip memorable. Mel and Gary understood that we haven't hiked at this capacity or weren't seasoned hikers, yet they remained with us at the back and encouraged us every step of the way. They helped to show the true essence of New Zealand's natural beauty as well as the friendliness and hospitality of Kiwis. This trip has been amazing and thanks to Active Adventures, New Zealand has become my favorite place in the world.

Thank you for the memories and for these experiences. <3
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– GUAM, Guam
Winter Rimu, July 2016
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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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