Our People

Fiona

A born and bred local from Canterbury, Fiona found her wings at an early age. She travelled the world exploring, whilst reinforcing to her just what New Zealand had to offer the rest of the world back. Her passion and enthusiasm for New Zealand, it’s land, people and culture now has her helping others experience the diversity that New Zealand holds.
Equipped with a genuine sensitivity of others, she is also quick to find humour and delight in everyday life. Fiona’s warm personality and travel experiences with cultures throughout the world helps her naturally build great rapport with our clients. People feel extremely comfortable with Fiona. Cycle touring and mountain biking helps Fiona stay fit and connected to the beauty of Canterbury and the wider South Island.

Cecile

After falling in love with a kiwi in Dublin, Cecile arrived in New Zealand in 2005 and has been living in Christchurch ever since. It did not take long for her to fall in love again, this time with the country she now calls home.  Fluent in Spanish, French and English, this expert in tourism and media relations is truly passionate about communication and people. 
Highly optimistic and enthusiastic, Cecile endeavours to offer authentic and personalised services to all our guests. Professional, yet genuine and personal, Cecile stays true to her values and delivers high quality experiences, always remembered by the visitors she shares her love of Canterbury with. Cecile and her young family epitomise all there is to living in Christchurch, one of the few places in the world where you can ski and surf…in the same day. 
 

Wanda

Born in Holland and raised in Kenya, Lebanon, Canada and New Zealand, Wanda developed her love for travel early on in life. She has spent over half her life living in different regions of New Zealand, but, Canterbury has always had a special place in her heart. Being a mountain girl, but, who also needs her ocean “fix,” she thinks the region has the best of everything. “Nothing beats biking to the top of the Port Hills above Christchurch on a blue bird day and seeing the mountains and the sea all in one swooping, breathtaking view.” Wanda is also an avid cyclist, hiker, skier and lover of the Himalaya (Bhutan and Nepal in particular) where she has visited and guided for 15 years. She loves nothing more than sharing her passion for New Zealand, it’s history and its stunning landscapes with visitors to the region.

Andrea

The outstanding lifestyle opportunities offered by Christchurch brought Andrea home after long stints offshore, searching for the best food on the planet. Having the South Island as the backdrop to her childhood ingrained Andrea with a great passion and knowledge she now loves sharing with guests. Her enthusiasm for food, people and culture was fostered by her family’s quest to enjoy the best of New Zealand’s fresh bounty. This resulted in Andrea enjoying a professional career that has included establishing and managing restaurants, marketing and product development for artisan food producers, as well as executing a variety of events for corporates, governments and VIPs. Andrea particularly enjoys providing her insights on the idiosyncrasies of New Zealand life.