Hi there, my name’s Nigel Murray and I’m a Kiwi Guide with MoaTours. I’ve been given the honour of sharing my travel diary from one of my favourite tours I guided last season, The Bridge to Nowhere and Forgotten Worlds.
But first, let me introduce myself - in 2009 I had a career change, after roles in the Air Force, the Ports Industry and as Operations Manager for a contracting company it was time to get out and show people around New Zealand. So I started working as a guide leading walking tours in Te Urewera. I did that for a couple of seasons before joining MoaTours and now I meet all kinds of interesting people and travel all over our country, which I think is a world beater. I’ve visited about 30 countries, so I reckon I’m qualified to make these sorts of claims.
Back in 2009 I did a canoe trip down the Whanganui River from Taumarunui to Pipiriki, a really enjoyable few days and the highlight was visiting the iconic Bridge to Nowhere. Little did I know that 10 years later I would be taking people to that same place as a MoaTours Kiwi Guide, I am a lucky man!
So here’s my story from our Bridge to Nowhere and Forgotten Worlds adventure last spring.