“John Kennedy, head guide of West Coast Encounters, has worked in the tourism and hospitality industry for over 30 years and has an extensive history in tour guiding.”
West Coast Encounters provides unique and memorable tours of Punakaiki, Greymouth, Franz Josef, Shantytown and much more.
John's experience includes: Tourism New Zealand’s visiting media programme guide, sea kayaking guide in the Abel Tasman National Park and self-employed tour walking and driving tour guide.
It is his love of history that brought John to the West Coast 11 years ago, where he was one of the founding tutors on the Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s ecotourism programme, specialising in history and interpretation.
With a degree in New Zealand History, John really knows he can offer you a unique experience that showcases his love of the people and the dynamic past of the West Coast.
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