New Zealand Guide

Lauren was born in the UK, in an area of London called Croydon. She grew up in Christchurch on the east coast of the South Island. She's from a big outdoorsy family, so she's spent a lot of time tramping, camping, fishing and playing sports growing up. 

If she had to pick her favourite outdoor activities? They'd be tramping, going on stand up paddle-boarding adventures, scuba diving, running, yoga, and learning to surf - so just a few ;). She's also pretty keen to spend time with her family, explore New Zealand in her van (whilst tending to her little van garden), reading (she's a librarians daughter...), cooking, painting, travelling and exploring new places overseas. She never stops!

Do you have a favourite quote?

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."



“Lauren, she’s a gem. Prepping, cooking and serving a bunch of hungry guests. Very professional and such an encouraging gal. I felt such accomplishment when I made it to the Summit on our last hike and without Lauren ‘s patience and encouragement, it wouldn’t have happened.”
- Terri (San Antonio, Texas, United States), Tui November 2018

“Lauren is a dedicated, top-notch guide. Kind, friendly, fun, encouraging and helpful everyday in every way. incredible cook; meals were not only perfectly cooked but presented beautifully....a real surprise and treat on an adventure trip. And, she responded to the many different diet considerations, which I think is a hallmark of your prior planning as a company. ”
- Cheryl (Berkeley, California, United States), Kiwi February 2018

“ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! She was, patient, fun, energetic, caring and had a good energy with her co-worker. She worked so hard making us amazing meals. Not only did she wake up early to prepare breakfast, but when we got back from a long day of fun activities she had to cook and clean. I was impressed!”
- Vicki  (Jamul, California, United States), Rimu November 2017