Age: 28
Location: West Coast, Greymouth
Specials: Overnights
Availability: Monday to Friday
Max group size: 2
Instagram: @thewildtasman

About: As a born and bred West Coaster, the bush is in my blood! I love showing off my beautiful Kainga Tupu (homeland) and all it has to offer. I'm always exploring new places with my best mate Skadi, the white shepherd.


My love for exploring the great outdoors is what drove me to leave my hectic day job and create a life that allowed me to get outside more. I'm a big fan of essential living, enjoying the simple things and staying away from material goods; you can get the benefits from all that out in the bush. If you hike with me, we'll visit some spots literally off the beaten track. The beaches on my Instagram are a prime example. I look forward to showing you the Coast!

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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 a 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 sachets. Again, dinners can be covered in one swoop with the Back Country's selection. For more, visit our FAQ below.

Sam

Toronto

“We met Bushman Drew on a pretty hazy morning on the West Coast. After about ten minutes of patting his beautiful dog, we headed up the coast to our track. Drew knows so much about the area. At one point he stops and asks if we wanted tea on a deserted beach! We had no idea the Coast was this stunning.”

Mila

Berlin

“Drew is a very good guide. He knows the tracks and took us some great spots for photos. My boyfriend and me were really happy to meet him and his dog after our emails together. We had an amazing night at a hut no one goes to and Drew told us about Australia and gave tips before we go next month.”

 

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