Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Meet the People - 37

Image Supplied by Kiwi Dundee Adventures.
Another in the Series Meet the People – Ordinary and Extraordinary New Zealanders Doing Interesting Things – Doug Johansen and Jan Poole of Whangamata on the Coromandel are regarded by many as two of New Zealand’s foremost guides and tourism identities. As the owners of Kiwi Dundee Adventures, they have given thousands of international visitors the time of their lives on nature walks and tours that take in the very best of the Coromandel’s spectacular natural scenery. Both have independently received Queen’s medals for their contributions to conservation, New Zealand tourism and education; and Doug, who won a nation-wide competition to find New Zealand’s equivalent to Australia’s Crocodile Dundee (hence the company name), also won New Zealand’s inaugural Eco-Tourism Award in 1992. The pair formed their new company together in 1994 (although Doug has been involved in eco-tourism since 1975) and they’ve never tired of sharing their love of New Zealand. They’ve also kept their company small, employing just three other guides, so they can always give people a unique, personalised experience. www.kiwidundee.co.nz

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