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.
Our team is a wonderful blend of youth, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm.
|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 - 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.
|Walking guide - Toni|
Toni loves residing in Golden Bay, located between two National parks. Originally from Queenstown Toni has hiked all around the Mainland.
She enjoys her cooking and her organic lifestyle
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 - Bayard|
Bayard has been working with us this season and brings with him experience from his search and rescue background. He enjoys the outdoors and orienteering his way around it!
Having recently moved to our region he is keen to explore our unique environs.
|Walking guide - Luke|
Luke enjoys all outdoor adventure activities and will give anything a go!
He wants to study tourism and hopes to have a career in the industry.
|Walking guide - Jamie|
'Enthusiastic and Energetic' would have to be the words to describe Jamie!
Always good for a laugh, and a helping hand if needed.
Jamie is completing her degree in Tourism Management and wants to specialize in customer service, so feel free to let her know your ideas and feedback.
|Walking guide - Cindy|
Cindy is our 'day walks' guide, and also guides on our Cobb Comfort trip. She also operates a vegetarian catering service, 'Food for Thought'.
So if you have Cindy on one of your trips, you can be assured of top class cooking, along with her fantastic knowledge of our flora and fauna.
Cindy is one of the locals, dating back to the early European settlers.
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