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As New Zealand’s number one youth tour operator, NZET are known by their team of Kiwi tour managers, passionate about New Zealand and trained in all aspects of tour management. 

Tour Managers are selected to be part of the NZET team based on stringent criteria – police checked and experienced with youth, they must enjoy people, have a respect for different cultures and love adventure and fun.  

The quality of any NZET tour centres around the experience and passion of Tour Managers.  NZET provide extensive training and professional development to equip tour managers with the tools to turn tour groups from strangers into families through unforgettable experiences in a fun, informal and safe way.


Meet the NZET Tour Managers

Allan Marsden is relatively young being 2 x 27 years old!  Emerging from sunny Otaki, and after many of hundreds of years teaching, Allan loves all sorts of outdoor activities where there is an adventure to be had.  Allan really enjoys being on the road and having good times with great people.

Michelle has been on many overseas excursions, including 2 months backpacking across South East Asia. She has a real passion to explore exciting new places and loves to showcase the beauty and fun NZ has to offer. She enjoys seeing her students making life-long memories and new friends while being on her tour.

Aidan is a gifted and natural leader with a wide range of abilities, including managing to combine IT skills with people skills. He’s played rugby in the United States, trained as a chef in the army, has a degree in IT, and has trained as a teacher. Aidan’s tours are never dull and his catering is delicious.

Wayne lives in the Bay of Plenty and is also a sergeant in the NZ Police Force. He is proud to be able to show students our beautiful country that he now takes leave from the Police Force to continue to go out on tour as a Tour Manager as often as he can!

Dan, also known as “Boosta” currently works for the NZ Police in the amazing Bay of Plenty and loves NZ.  He’s traveled far and wide from the depths of the amazon to the villages of Fiji.  He loves the outdoors, go-fast adrenaline sports such as wake boarding, jet skiing, snowboarding and is full of energy! These tours are about having fun, trying new things, and teaching students about our amazing country.

Huey is a NZ Māori with tribal affiliations to Tuhoe, Ngai Tahu, Tainui & Nga Puhi with a touch of Native American ancestry. He is a teacher who enjoys working with youth, music, playing guitar, cooking & Kapa Haka (Traditional Māori performing arts) Huey is passionate about his Māori culture & loves being able to guide Manuhiri (visitors) around NZ, ensuring they leave with happy memories that will last a lifetime.

Naomi is currently an accounting student in Auckland but calls the sunny Bay of Plenty home. Naomi is full of energy and enthusiasm and loves taking tours around our beautiful country. She enjoys the outdoors and keeps active with a variety of sports, she works hard on tour so the students can enjoy all aspects of their time with NZET.

Josh is a teacher and an avid traveller who loves all "outdoorsy" activities! Thrill seeking and adventure are second nature to Josh and he will always encourage you to take part in activities to overcome your fears!

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