Downunder Kayaking and Adventures ~ USA to New Zealand

"Good clean fun with a healthy dose of laughter"

A native of Napier, New Zealand, and the 'Faloon' whanau, Kim now resides with her family in Darien, Connecticut, where she owns a kayaking business Previously a children's yoga instructor, Kim created a variety of fun and enriching programs and activities for children (and adults) designed to empower and release stress, primarily through exercise, fun and laughter. She continues to do so through her kayaking and adventure businesses.

With the help of Good Company Pacific Partners and under the guidance of Michael Fleck, Kim has created some very special experiences of New Zealand that promise to uncover the true natural beauty and share the spirit of the land and people. Down-to-earth, off-the-beaten-track, fun and inspiring experiences, traversing the far North to the far South, guided by locals and Downunder Adventure staff. Her first trip is scheduled for February 2008, and she has many more lined up.

Whilst geared towards the American market primarily through the kayaking business she leads in the US New Zealanders and Australians have been jumping on this bandwagon - making for an even more delightful and interesting experience for the Americans! As the business grows, it is anticipated that the group makeup will be very international, and always 'down-to-earth.'

Downunder Adventures 2008-2010

  • February 11-22, 2008 Northland
    10 people Full
    Coastal Wonderland: Basking in the beauty of the coastal region of the far North, West Coast, Cape Reinga, Bay of Islands and ending in the wine haven of Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland.
  • January 24-February 6, 2009 Central North Island & Wellington
    8 people
    Extreme Adventure: A trip for the active hiking, kayaking, caving, rafting, exploring volcanoes, shearing sheep - do all the crazy things Kiwi's like to do! Then relax those weary muscles in thermal springs along the way, and enjoy the hospitality of locals.
  • February 8-20, 2009 South Island
    10 people
    Magical Middle Earth: Discover the mystery of the ethereal South, filming location of The Lord of the Rings. Hike renowned tracks, explore glaciers, kayak national parks, and enjoy the unsurpassed beauty. Not to mention the Marlborough vineyards!
  • February 8-20, 2009 Northland
    10 people
    Coastal Wonderland: Return with us to the beautiful North.
  • February 2010 Central North and Hawkes Bay
    10 people
    Home with Kim: Travel with Kim around the gorgeous coastal region of the Coromandel Peninsula, through the thermal region of Taupo where we'll enjoy the fabulous Huka Lodge renowned for its rainbow trout and fly fishing. Over the mountain ranges to the exquisite art deco architecture of her east coast home in Napier, Hawkes Bay. Napier was leveled by an earthquake in 1931, and so rebuilt in the building style of this era. Golf lovers can play one of the best in the world at Te Mata peak, whilst others can relax and sample wines at NZ's first vineyard, also at Te Mata peak.
  • June 2010 South Island Skiing Trip
    10 people - Young Adults/Families
    Ski the South: This adventure is every USA skiing aficionado's dream don't let your winter end, go downunder

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New Zealand born, Kim now resides with her family in Darien, Connecticut, where she cleverly interweaves magic into a variety of empowering and enriching classes and products for children and adults.

A businesswoman, Kim imports natural and authentic products and artwork from New Zealand which complement her gatherings and events whilst spreading the love and passion of New Zealand artists.

Kim is dedicated to the environment, personal awareness and responsibility. She models this in her community through a program called Nature's M&M's at the local nature center. She leads classes that share the magic and mystery of nature through yoga, native rituals and crafts - culminating in a medicine bag of tools that help children stay connected to their divine spirit and inner wisdom.

Kiwi Kreations LLC (203) 247-0578 fax 656-4422 221
Old Kings Highway North, Darien CT 06820

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