He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is people, it is people, it is people
Maori proverb

The Extra Mile Team


While New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and interesting countries on earth, and the ultimate playground for outdoor adventures, at The Extra Mile we strongly believe that people are “the most important thing in the world” and what really makes a good trip great.   As you will see by browsing through the “Meet the Team” section of our website, we are a collection of unique and diverse individuals who love sharing our amazing country. Our home base near Queenstown, “the Adventure Capital of the World”, and history within the industry means that your trip is planned and operated by people who are uniquely qualified. We are part of a community built on a love of exploring the outdoors and finding new and exciting ways of enjoying it. Travel and Adventure is not just a job or a business to us, it is ingrained in how we live our lives. Extra Mile Guides come from a variety of backgrounds and each provides a unique perspective. Rather than a scripted commentary, you’ll gain insight into our amazing country through the eyes of a seasoned local.