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Bush and Beyond

New Zealand's Kahurangi National Park, Guided Walk Specialists

Mt Xenicus and the Upper Cobb river

About Bush and Beyond Guided Walks

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.

Bush and Beyond's Guides

Our team is a wonderful blend of youth, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm.

Maggie

Owner, guide - Maggie
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.

Lyall

Office Manager - Lyall
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.

Richard

Richard enjoys the great outdoors. Please ask him questions about our fantastic flora and fauna.
He joins us with a extensive background in Search and Rescue

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.

Julie

Julie enjoys all outdoor adventure activities and will give anything a go!

She is studying adventure tourism and hopes to have a career in the industry.

Nathan

Walking guide - Nathan
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.

Andy

Walking guide - Andy
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.

Bayard

Walking guide - Bayard
Walking guide - Bayard

Bayard brings with him experience from his Search and Rescue background. He enjoys the outdoors and orienteering his way around it!

Jamie

Walking guide - Jamie
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.

Upcoming Guided Walks

Heaphy Track Guided Walks 15th-20th September
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 22nd-27th September
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 29th September - 4th October
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 13th-18th October
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 20th-25th October
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 27th October - 1st November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 3rd-8th November
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 4th-9th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 10th-15th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 17th-22nd November
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 23rd-28th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 24th-29th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 30th November - 5th December
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 2nd-7th December
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 8th-13th December
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 15th-20th December
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 28th December - 2nd January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 29th December - 3rd January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 5th-10th January
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 7th-12th January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 14th-19th January
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 20th-25th January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 28th January - 2nd February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 2nd-7th February
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 3rd-8th February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 9th-14th February
Kahurangi Lighthouse 10th-14th February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 16th-21st February
Cobb Valley / Mount Arthur comfort tour 23rd-27th February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 23rd-28th February
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 23rd-28th February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 1st-6th March
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 2nd-7th March
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 8th-13th March
Best of the West Tour 9th-13th March
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 16th-21st March
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 22nd-27th March
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 30th March - 4th April
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 8th-12th April
Kea Conservation Trust Responsible Travel
Outdoors Safety Audit Certified

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