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Kirsten is a highly sought-after tour guide who thoroughly enjoys the art of guiding and hosting quality-seeking tourists in New Zealand.
Summing her up, she is:
- multi-talented & multi-lingual
- caring and compassionate
- a cosmopolitan with a B.A. in Journalism
- the author of Denmark's best-selling guide to New Zealand
- the author of the award-winning book, PASSION, PINOT & SAVVY, about New Zealand wine
- known for her genuine ZEST for life.
After years of being a successful freelance journalist in Denmark, Kirsten moved to New Zealand in 2002 to manage a boutique hotel in Marlborough. In 2005 she began TOUR GUIDING, a role where she gets to use her many skills and talents.
Being on tour with Kirsten is an unforgettable experience - for all the right reasons.
Kirsten holds a P-license and also works as an exclusive private driver/guide for couples and small groups up to ten people - on multi-day tours around New Zealand. Given her vast knowledge of New Zealand she will happily help you plan your visit to make it unique and unforgettable.
FEEDBACK from clients:
"I would like to sing the praises of our tour guide, Kirsten Roedsgaard-Mathiesen. Kirsten was exceptional in every way. She has this incredible love and passion for New Zealand and the New Zealanders. Kirsten is extremely knowledgeable about all things New Zealand, its history, culture, geography, food, wine, industries etc. and communicates this knowledge in a very interesting, engaging, and delightful way. She has excellent people skills, great sense of humor, high energy, and patience – all skills which are obviously needed when trying to corral a group of 26 daily. Kirsten is a pro at what she does and she was definitely a highlight of the trip for us." Joan M. Newman, USA
"Kirsten is THE best tour guide EVER. Seriously, this woman gave my daughter (who is a tour leader) a run for MY money. If you ever considered a trip to New Zealand... Kirsten is amazing." Virginia Yanoff, USA
"A thousand times 'thank you' for a fantastic holiday and your supreme leadership!" Søren Eyrich, Denmark
"Kirsten, you have shown us a wonderful time. Thanks to your attention to detail we had a perfect and fantastic trip." London & Dennis Bearden, USA