Meet the Team!

Ben – Guide and Watersports Guru

Originally from the UK, but has called Queenstown home for the best part of a decade. His energetic zest for life combined with a love out the outdoors caused him to create Paddle Queenstown. When he’s not out on the lake you’ll find him….. well you won’t, he’ll be out on the lake.

Ben Top Tip: “Do things that make you happy – simple!”

Kat – Guide & Beach Manager

Kat ditched the job as a teacher and came to New Zealand, exchanging the classroom for an office with a view! On calm days she paddle boards, on rough days she kayaks, on stormy days she wind-surfs and any time in between she rides horses. Don’t let her petite appearance fool you, she can kayak with the big boys!

Kats Top Tip “If it looks difficult, its probably worth it”

Gabe & Gabby – Guides & Beach Crew

Sun-kissed skin and long blonde hair – describes both parties of this kiwi couple! Kayak Guides from Abel Tasman came down to see what all the fuss over Queenstown is about and they fell in love with the place! Oceans, lakes or rivers, they’ve seen it all whilst they might be the youngest guides we have they certainly aren’t lacking in experience.

Gabbys Top Tip “If there is food left on your plate, you haven’t finished your dinner!”

Gabes Top Tip “kayaking is love, kayaking is life”


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