Our team is a wonderful blend of youth, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm.
Bush and Beyond is the original guiding company in Kahurangi National Park.
We are the only company who 'specialise' in Kahurangi, and we are very passionate about it! We have been guiding walkers throughout the park since 1993.
Bush and Beyond has built a sound reputation as an ecologically based operation, with a concern for the Park's natural values. See our conservation statement.
Our guides are local people who have wonderful knowledge of the flora and fauna, and extensive experience in Kahurangi. Most are members of the Friends of Flora conservation group.
|Owner, guide - Maggie|
Maggie is the owner/operator of Bush and Beyond.
Ever the eternal optimist, she is sure to find the positive in any situation! Her love affair with the wild West Coast began in the early 90s, while guiding in the Honeycomb Caves, near Karamea.
Today, she is just as enthusiastic about sharing her passion for the outdoors, and is fascinated with the biodiversity of the Kahurangi National Park.
|Walking guide - Richard|
Richard enjoys the great outdoors. Please ask him questions about our fantastic flora and fauna.
He joins us with a great understanding of the area and the treasures within our Kahurangi Park.
|Walking guide - Julie|
Julie enjoys all adventure activities and will give anything a go! She loves dancing and travel and her love of the outdoors has brought her to this region. In addition, she is studying adventure tourism so check out her knowledge.
|Chef - Patrick|
Pat is our amazing chef having worked in restaurants around the world, now cooking for us in the great outdoors! Our wonderful local produce inspires him to create interesting and tasty meals. Check out his extensive knowledge of languages.
|Office Manager - Lyall|
Lyall is our easy-going office manager. He's the friendly guy who will answer your e-mails and phone calls. He loves nature, the night sky and particularly loves photographing it all.
|Walking guide - Jamie|
An enthusiastic and energetic member of the team. Always good for a laugh, and a helping hand if needed. Jamie is our Health and Safety Executive with a degree in Tourism Managment. Please let her know your ideas and feedback.
|Walking guide - Nathan|
Nathan is a very accomplished multi athlete and all round great companion to ensure your wellness, safety and overall enjoyment. He is a total outdoor enthusiast biking is his speciality, he has raced Tour de France.
|Walking guide - Andy|
Andy is a very popular Bush and Beyond guide. His stories of his life's adventures keeps people entertained throughout their time with us.
He is world famous in Kahurangi, for his homemade blackcurrant jam - a must on every trip! He is also a volunteer in our conservation projects.
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