New Zealand: Off the Beaten Path

Remote Parks and Rare Wildlife of the South Island


Here are the Trip Leaders scheduled for this journey (please note that leader assignments are subject to change).

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Tony McCutcheon

When asked what he likes most about guiding Wilderness Travel trips, Tony said, “I like the changes I see in people from the start of the trip when we first meet up and then how they are at the end, but mostly I like the friendships that develop during the trip ...

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Gordon Raynor

Gordon, a native Kiwi, is an active kayaker, and the sport has taken him and his family to many different parts of the world (he met his wife, Mary, on a kayaking and rafting rally in Russia in 1989). The two of them have coached whitewater and slalom kayaking to ...

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Mary Raynor

Mary was born and raised in California. As a whitewater river guide, she was part of the USA’s women’s team to compete in an international peace exchange in Russia in 1989 where she met her husband, Gordon, from New Zealand. Mary is an early childhood ...