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Meet The Team

Many of our guides work continual summers, departing during the quieter months to guide white water rafting in other parts of the world, returning each summer season to Queenstown. They are passionate about their jobs and love taking people from all over the world to their "office" on the stunning rivers of New Zealand. Guides are employed not only for their guiding and water skills, but their personality so they tend to be great story tellers and entertainers.

Rafting Crew Profiles

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  • Chief
  • Michel Lapage
  • Gareth Wilson
  • Kevin Terrell
  • Gabriel Campbell-Lloyd
  • Guido Leek
  • Brad Simmons


Full Name: I have been called Chief too long to go by another name.
Nick Name: Chief

Job Title: Chief
Hometown: New Zealander / Kiwi
Spoken languages: Kiwi 'Bro!'

Guiding Experience / Rivers Rafted / Countries Visited: I have guided the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers more years and times than anyone can count.

Favorite Saying / Quote: Not a quote, more like a word. But you'll have to go rafting to hear it! Otherwise "Seu Seu."

Interests / Hobbies / About Me: I love beating people at pool and playing the guitar.

Anything Quirky that you would love the world to know about you: I have a great memory for names

Most embarrassing moment: I don't get embarrassed

Claim to Fame: With over 20 years and thousands of trips under my belt, I'm the longest standing river guide for Queenstown Rafting.