Guide at a Glance
Kaiteriteri, South Island, New Zealand
Sightseeing, Walking Tour
Darryl Wilson is the current CEO and marketing manager at Wilson’s Abel Tasman National Park. They are an accommodation and guide service company that offers guided nature tours, hiking, and kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand. Wilson’s Abel Tasman National Park is a family business, and Darryl represents the second generation of management after the company founders, his parents, John and Lynette Wilson. His family history tied to the region, however, stretches back even further, as he is of the seventh generation of his family tied to the Nelson region. That lineage goes back to 1841 when his great-great-great grandparents, the Newth and Snow familes sailed from England to settle Nelson. This long family history tied to the area that they live and work in has made Darryl and everyone at the company very environmentally conscious and they mark it as a point of pride that they hold the only Qualmark Enviro Gold rating in Abel Tasman National Park for their sustainable practices. They believe that they can continue to provide low impact tourism without having to sacrifice the fun, for generations to come!