Bushman Abigail


Age: 32
Location: Canterbury
Specials: Daytrips, Overnights, Multiday, Expeditions
Availability: All week
Max group size: 6

About: I have a developed passion for travel and experiencing the natural environment, both in New Zealand and overseas. My love for the outdoors and nature has taken me to some amazing places, and I would love to offer others the same experience.

I have considerable knowledge of the geological and natural environments in New Zealand - gained from my career as an earth scientist and experience in the outdoors. No matter whether you prefer plants or birds, rocks or climate I am sure there is something we can learn from each other!

What to wear

Hikes // You must ensure you are well prepared for any hike in New Zealand as weather can be a serious threat to those outside. Your Bushman will check your gear and decide on whether you have met the minimum requirements before heading out. For more on this,visit our FAQ here. You will be emailed an full itinerary upon the completion of your booking. 

Food to bring

Day Hikes // We recommend light snacks and energy food while out walking and full, protein heavy meals for your lunches and bigger breaks. For example, energy or protein/breakfast bars, "scroggin" or a bag of mixed nuts, wraps with perhaps white meats, heavy salads and sauce, or opt for just about any meal from Back Country Cuisine.

Multiday Day // Expanding on from above, we recommend something to chew away at while out. A good energy boost on hikes with hills could be Pascal's Jet Lollies - which are high in energy and quite light. For breakfast, try the small porridge satchels and coffee/tea satchels. Again, dinners can be covered in one swoop with the Back Country's selection. For more, visit our FAQ below.




“Hiking with Abigail was great! Her knowledge of the surrounding area and especially the geology of our hiking area was awesome! I’m really interested in how the different areas of New Zealand were formed so we had good discussions on this subject as we walked.”



“We loved hiking with Abigail. She was really kind and wonderful with my family. We saw amazing landscapes. I wish that we have lots of time to do more tracks with her. It was a perfect way to see the true New Zealand.”


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