Malcolm Anngow has had a number of years experience as a driver/ guide in the Queenstown, Arrowtown and Central Otago region of NZ.
He has a passion for the scenery and attractions around these stunning areas of our country. He has had vast experience in driving the outback trails of Skippers Canyon and gold settlement of Macetown.
His wife's descendants were gold miners in that area and he can relay in detail a lot of the early history if you go on any of our luxury 4wd tours with him.
Grant has been a professional abalone diver for 21 years diving New Zealand's rugged coastline.
He has explored much of New Zealand's back country as a hunter, gold prospector and fly fisherman and has been the host of several NZ back country hunting DVDs.
As a local, Grant knows the road less travelled, the places off the beaten track and loves to share everything that makes this area so special with all the people he meets as a professional guide with Black ZQN.
After years in different South Island locations, Ian now calls Arrowtown home. With over 22 yrs tourism industry experience in marketing and guiding, there are very few South Island locations he has not visited with clients.
Having lived and worked overseas, Ian is a keen outdoorsman believing New Zealand’s conservation estate is unrivalled for its beauty and diversity, and sharing this with clients is a task he relishes.
With extensive 4WD experience, a passion for local history, an appreciation of fine food and wine, Ian has a love of tramping/hiking and driving generally and in particular, his classic sports car in his spare time.
Frank was born in Queenstown, a fourth generation local whose great-grandfather was the early runholder on Coronet Peak Station. Frank spent time teaching in Otago/Southland, served in the Royal New Zealand Navy and recently returned home to Queenstown after a successful management career in the IT industry in NZ and Australia.
He is a keen skier, has a Private Pilot’s Licence, struggles regularly with his golf clubs, enjoys cycling the many trails in the area and is a huge fan of the local wines and food.
Coming home to Queenstown allows him to share his “local” knowledge with visitors to an absolutely stunning part of the world!
Mandarin Speaking guide
Lyndal Willis is a long term local of Arrowtown and is partner to local artist and playwright David John. Lyndal has extensive knowledge of the Gibbston Valley wineries having working in several over the years. Lyndal is well connected with the local artists both here in the Wakatipu but also in the wider Central Otago region.
As a 3rd generation Queenstowner, George has spent the greater half of his life exploring the area and all it has to offer. A Wakatipu High School and Otago University Graduate, George is well versed on life in southern New Zealand and knows the roads he was raised on better than most. He has plenty of experience on the mountains surrounding the Queenstown area, with over 10 years spent on the slopes as both a skier and a snowboarder
An avid film lover, George has also worked on several big name films around Glenorchy and Paradise, including Wolverine and Top of the Lake, where he specialised as a driver of cast and crew.
A local through and through, he has a passion for the Queenstown surrounds and presenting the inspiration it has on offer.
With 9 years experience working in a key role with one of NZ's iconic adventure tourism companies, Monica has extensive knowledge of the many activities available in Queenstown.
She has spent many years exploring the back country of Central Otago, and the lakes, fiords, and mountains of the south island.
As an aspiring artist, a passionate gardener, and with a keen interest in local real estate, she loves to share everything this beautiful region has to offer.
Nigel was born and raised in Wellington. After completing university he moved to Japan to extend his knowledge of the Japanese culture and language. Living there for thirteen years helped attain this goal, but a desire to bring his children up in a more natural environment caused him to return to NZ, and settle in Queenstown. His experience explaining the various beautiful aspects of New Zealand to friends and acquaintances while overseas allowed Nigel to establish himself as a well known bi-lingual driver/guide.
Roger Crow was born in Winton & raised on a Farm in Mid Canterbury.
Roger is a familiar face in Queenstown having worked in the local tourism Industry since 1988. He is a renowned back country river guide originally with Dart River Jet and then 10 years at the Helm of Waiatoto River Safaris at Haast. He has a passion for the outdoors and the environment as well as an extensive knowledge of the Southern Lakes and the South Island of NZ.
During the last 10 years Roger has wintered in Queenstown working various driving roles and is a very experienced operator in all conditions particularly "wintertime night driving".
A mechanically minded performance and luxury car enthusiast with a can do kiwi attitude!
Nick Clark Fishing Guide
Nick is a professional fly fishing guide with extensive experience and knowledge of the area to custom tailor the perfect trip. Whether that means hiking through beautiful country to secret spots or flying by helicopter into fly fishing paradise. It is a testament to him that his clients come back again and again and would go with no one else. There are very few fly fishermen who would not improve their technique after a day out with Nick.
Mike has had a home in Queenstown for over 30 years. He has a good knowledge of Central Otago and Queenstown in particular. His background is in sales and marketing having owned businesses in the motor and insurance industries.
Mike has had extensive experience in sporting administration and now enjoys golf and cycling, using the wonderful facilities the area has to offer. He enjoys being involved with the visitors to our unique tourist resort.
Born and bred local raised in Gibbston Valley. Beau has spent time travelling in Canada and North America but also worked in Australia (Sydney and Cairns). Beau was active in the rafting industry for over 20 years and appointed one of 5 senior river guide positions in New Zealand and responsible for developing safety guide lines in the late 80’s and was a member of the New Zealand White water team travelling to compete in Russia 1989 and the USA in 1990. Beau has been a commercial jet boat driver on the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers and has been heavily involved in adventure tourism for many years.
Beau’s interests are skiing, road and Mountain biking, hunting and fishing. His real passion lies with where he lives. He enjoys showing off our region to visitors.
Cristiano Losekann de Azevedo
Cristiano has travelled extensively around the world tour guiding in Brazil, Europe, South America and USA. Cristiano speaks fluent Portuguese, Italian, French and Spanish. Queenstown is the place Cristiano has chosen to call home.