Dave Jones is a first generation Kiwi, born 1965 to adventurous English parents who met while exploring Africa in the 1950′s, later immigrating to Nelson, New Zealand.
I grew up with the hills and mountains, lakes and sea of the South Island at my doorstep.
These are my adventure playgrounds explored and enjoyed, an integral part of a life of travel and adventure from advertising to adventure tourism.
I’ve lived in Germany, Australia, Norway and now divide my time between Nelson, New Zealand and San Francisco, USA.
I’ve enjoyed numerous roles in adventure tourism between operations and tour guiding, leading custom and multi activity adventures in both New Zealand and Europe for over 15 years. I’m a qualified kayak guide, I skipper on commercial launch operations. I paraglide, I hike and I mountain bike and I’m an instrument rated private pilot – put me in the outdoors and I’m in my element.
I’m in it for nature, cultures and people and the way we can witness, harness and enjoy. I love sharing the enthusiasm of others for the environments I’m lucky enough to have surrounded myself in…
From our beautiful historic New Zealand home, www.sunnygully.co.nz we also offer studio accommodation in its own private garden setting.