Julianna Cools

Managing Director

Going by Julz Cools as her street name, orginally from Invercargill (don't hold that against her), she's called Queenstown home for the last 16 years.  


A passion for fun, and people has found her a career in the vibrant tourism industry.


Bubbly and outgoing, you may hear Julz before you see her, especially if you're in the canyon with her, as she's a great motivator!


Always trying to keep up with the boys and doing a pretty good job at it.

Our Team

Ross Fraser

Operations Manager

Born and raised in England, Ross started his passion for water sports and the outdoors at just 13 years old.

He has travelled all around the world as a rafting, canyoning, kayaking, and climbing guide, and is a qualified International Rafting Federation Instructor and a founding member of the New Zealand Outdoor Instructor Association for canyoning.


Finding his home now in New Zealand, where there is plenty of water and heights for him to play with, Ross is patient, caring, cautious and a calm leader.  


This is the guy you want on your side, he is super skilled, safe and fun all at the same time!

Adam Kennard

Senior Guide

We welcome Adam to the Canyoning NZ team this season! 

Originally from the UK, Adam is now a permanent NZ resident with a huge passion for canyoning.  Adam is always exploring new places and coming back buzzing from what he's found and experienced.

His outdoor passion goes back 10 years plus with a variety of pursuits including canyoning, caving, surfing, whitewater kayaking, climbing and snowboarding, he is a real water baby so you'll often find him in the ocean, the rivers or doing some bombs in the lake.

This passion and experience is exactly what we look for in our canyoning guides, so your sure to have the most amazing adventure lead by someone who understands the terrain and is just in love with it as you will be after your tour!


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