Our friendly and knowledgeable guides are passionate about our area, are experienced paddlers and enjoy hearing about your travels! Our office staff are hear to help you with your bookings and give you advice about other activities in Franz Josef!

Maddie

Base Manager

Occasionally found guiding on the lake but also found lurking in the office. Drinks too much coffee. Spoils her puppy Arlo. Mongrel.

Will

Senior Guide

Loves a yarn and could talk for days, wants to hear about all of your Europe travel stories. Brushes his teeth at work for maximum freshness.

Hayley

Guide

Loves a good organic cotton shirt, great at imitating bird noises, gives awkward handshakes. Vegan.

Jo

Legend (Guide)

Loose unit, watch out for Jo, you may find her on the far side of the lake throwing Shakka’s about like there’s no tomorrow. Legend.

Ferret

Guide

The blokiest bloke of all. Essentials:

  • Quad bike
  • Farmers Tan
  • Ute
  • Gumboots

Has a voice as smooth as butter. Also known as Joe.

Carlene

Guide

Walks to work, walks home, walks to the shops, takes Arlo for walks. Wears Crocs while walking. Loves Starwars.

Frank

Guide

Passionate about rock climbing, goes for runs even in the rain…questionable decision making.

Also wears Crocs

Teana

Reception

A true blue local who has grown up on the West Coast. Teana is a wealth of knowledge about all things “West Coast”. Hates hot drinks. Mate.

Arlo

Greeting officer (in training)

Often spotted attempting to chew the door mat, posing for Instagram photos, sunbathing. Loves the broom, hates the rain. Charges a belly rub for entry into the office.

Pop into the office to meet this wild bunch!