Your guides

We’re locals. And with that comes the connections, relationships and inside knowledge that afford us opportunities to provide experiences others simply can’t.

Lee Saunders - Alpine Luxury Tours

Lee Saunders

Lee's passion for showing people New Zealand is evident as soon as you meet him. Having grown up in and around Queenstown, he knows the region like the back of his hand; and if there's somewhere he hasn't been, it's likely because he knows at least five places that beat it.

As Alpine Luxury Tours' founder, he's built a number of key relationships over the years. They allow us customise any adventure at a moment's notice to ensure you see the best of New Zealand.

Jamie Barrance - Alpine Luxury Tours

Jamie Barrance

With over 10 years' local guiding experience, Jamie passions include teaching, travel, wine and New Zealand’s great outdoors. A fully qualified Outdoor Leader, Jamie is also obtained his WSET Level 2, making him an ideal guide for guests with a passion for fine views as well as fine vintages.

When he’s not busy showcasing Queenstown’s vibrant wineries and outstanding landscapes, you’ll find him scaling local mountain peaks, snowboarding or relaxing over a round of golf.

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Rob Genet

Anyone looking for exciting experiences will love Rob's enthusiastic style. Born to Dutch parents and raised in the North Island, Rob has called Queenstown home since the early 2000s. Having lived in the UK and UAE, he's a well-travelled guide who's passions include snowboarding, motorbikes, fishing, wakeboarding, camping and cricket.

A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, he also holds an Advanced Diploma in Tourism Operations and Guiding.

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Andy Pedley

With over 20 years' in adventure tourism, Andy's diverse skillset places him perfectly to take you off the beaten track. With experience in everything from adventure walks and river surfing to white-water rafting, Andy is also a highly-qualified Dive Master, Bush Instructor for the Queenstown Mountain Safety Council and member of New Zealand’s Land Search and Rescue team.

Andy brings a highly refined skillset to all our hiking and heli hike experiences. He loves customising authentic and unique experiences for every guest.

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Lisa Sacksville

Lisa's passport carries more stamps than most travellers', but it's New Zealand that she's chosen to call home. Raised by an avid skier and sailor, Lisa was introduced to the joys of the outdoors from a young age. And after starting out as a ski guide by chance; she's guided climbing and river expeditions in exotic locations; worked as a guide for remote backcountry luxury lodges in Alaska; and trekked across Borneo, the Amazon and South America.

A qualified guide, yoga instructor and nutritionist, Lisa loves being able to share her passion for travel and adventure with our guests.

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