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Simon Dixon

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Ohakune, North Island, New Zealand

  • Activities

    Adventure, Rafting

  • Guiding Experience

    34 years

  • Languages

    English

  • Favorite Trip

    4 Day Mohaka Raft

Guide Bio

Simon Dixon is the Director of Canoe Safaris, established in 1979, and offering thrill-packed river holidays for people with little to no canoeing experience. Canoe Safaris is a member of the NZ Rafting Association and has guiding concessions for the Whanganui National Park and Kaweka Forest Park. With his three decades of tourism experience, Simon is certain that his guided canoe and rafting tours offer the ideal balance of thrill, relaxation, and exploration. His tours are for anyone of any age.

Simon has been guiding outdoor tours since 1983 and was professionally trained in all aspects of river activities, first aid, and river rescue. He has in-depth knowledge of the local ecosystem and the rich natural history of the Whanganui River. He is immensely proud of his top-notch river and camping equipment, including a wide range of canoes and rafts suitable to the various requirements of the Whanganui, Mohaka, and Rangitikei rivers. His tents, barrels, and other camping gear are durable, comfortable, and water-proof.

Simon’s tours include gourmet meals. If you have a preconceived notions of camp food, Simon guarantees that you will be surprised by how delicious the meals are!

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