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Michael Queree

Michael's love for the mountains and rivers that form the landscapes of New Zealand began at an early age. He is a “born and bred” South Islander and loves sharing his home country with travelers. Michael had a 25-year-long career as a New Zealand Native Plants Nurseryman and earned his Post-Graduate Diploma in Natural Resource Management at the age of 57—both a testament to his enduring passion for the outdoors and New Zealand’s rich flora and fauna. When he's not guiding, Michael enjoys trout fishing, skiing, mountain biking, and hiking the local trails.

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Client Testimonials

\Michael's knowledge of New Zealand in terms of its history, culture, fauna—everything was terrific. He combines a laconic wit with a high level of professionalism...truly a great person and guide!
— Craig K., Sewickley, PA
New Zealand's Te Araroa: The North Island
Michael was fabulous, and his willingness to step in at the last minute (interrupting his own vacation) is the mark of a real professional. We have to believe that we got lucky when he got assigned to our trip. Four of us were continuing on after the trip for a week on the North Island. Michael went out of his way to suggest routes and activities for us—he even made some connections for us with North Island people. It was truly above and beyond what we had any reason to expect.
— Nancy B., El Granada, CA
New Zealand: South Island Adventure
Michael was a joy to travel with. His knowledgeable, good-humored, entertaining talks and his social intelligence greatly enhanced our overall experience.
— Helen N., Santa Cruz, CA
New Zealand: South Island Adventure