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
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.