Our backyard is like nowhere else.
We want to share it with you.
Go Explore NZ was created out of a pure love for
New Zealand and a desire to share it with others.
There is a lot to see in our small country. While there are dozens of books and maps you can read about where to go and what to see, there's nothing like a bit of local knowledge to really make your time in New Zealand more than just a holiday.
We offer a range of full day tours that give you an enjoyable and unique experience of our region, the Central North Island. Exploring the vicinity of Great Lake Taupo, we will take you to the best spots around the area including some popular destinations as well as a few hidden gems that aren't in your everyday guide of New Zealand.
Founded by your guide, Logan Devine, every trip is designed to be an experience you will never forget. Our tours are fun, friendly, down-to-earth and genuine that can be accessible to everyone of all ages and abilities.
We are extremely proud of our backyard and our tours showcase exactly what we think the kiwi lifestyle is about; good food, great scenery, and even better people.
MEET YOUR GUIDE
Logan grew up in Taupo and Wellington and developed a passion for the outdoors from a young age. Never one to shy away from an adventure, Logan spent his early years making the most of what New Zealand has to offer. From hunting, boating, hiking, surfing, and dozens of road trips around the country, he has always had a sense of wanting to explore.
In more recent years, Logan spent time in the adventure capital of the world - Queenstown. Here, he completed his studies in adventure tourism management. Logan worked for many years for world renowned jet boat operators Shotover Jet before seeking even more thrills as a 'Jump Master' for the Shotover Canyon Swing. Like many of us kiwis, he developed the need to travel and spent almost two years exploring and working in the UK and Europe.
Through his work and travels, Logan felt incredibly privileged to meet so many people from around the world and see their amazement as they discovered New Zealand. He grew a passion for wanting to share our backyard in a genuine and personal way. Go Explore NZ was born.
"The amount of times I have been blown away by what New Zealand has to offer is endless. It's why I wanted to start up a guiding business where I am able to share my passion for the outdoors and offer tours that give people the chance to get out there and experience this for themselves."