A new-comer to the team, Mateo hails from the ‘deep south’ of the South Island of New Zealand.
A passionate conservationist and outdoorsman, Mateo brings a wealth of local knowledge about the native flora and fauna, and the natural environments we explore. Mateo is an accounting graduate who has changed track just a little bit. Volunteering and backpacking for 3 years through Latin America. Extensive travel throughout NZ.
Has worked as a guide and a ranger with Yellow-eyed Penguins, guide at Orokonui Forest Ecosanctuary and have established his own land-based tour company exploring the Lower South Island from his home base in Dunedin. If Mateo is not working, he is volunteering at one of the local conservation projects or exploring New Zealand back country with his fly rod.