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Tony Buchanan

Tony Buchanan was born and raised in the Wairarapa in the lower North Island of New Zealand. In his late teens, he was drawn to Queenstown for skiing and never left. He started his guiding career as a whitewater "river surfing" guide in Queenstown in the 80s and later on the Zambezi River in southern Africa. Tony has led trips for us for a number of years, and when not leading, his "other job" is working with high voltage electricity.  After various adventures traveling and guiding in Canada, Africa, the South Pacific, Mexico, and the United States, he has many stories to tell. Tony is knowledgeable and enthusiastic to share his love of all things ‘Kiwi.’

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips

Client Testimonials


Tony was so enthusiastic it was contagious. He always had a smile on his face, ready to do whatever was needed to make things go smoothly.
— Debra M., Los Gatos, CA
New Zealand: South Island Adventure
Tony was absolutely great! His enthusiasm for New Zealand was contagious and I came away with a love for the country and its wonderful people.
— Susan B., Arlington, VA
New Zealand: South Island Adventure