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My name is Jesse and I'm the first member of the Cheeky Kea family. Being born and raised in Christchurch  definitely has its advantages! Growing up, I spent most of my time surfing and as I grew older, traveling became a part of me. I've been lucky enough to experience NZ and all its beauty for years so it's only fair I share my acquired knowledge with you. So, years later, here we are!


This amazing story started with a simple idea at our favorite spot, Kaikoura.

I created Cheeky Kea because I want to achieve 2 things:

  • Give tourists what they deserve: The best holiday possible without compromising their wallets or comfort;

  • Take care of our beautiful country and keep the environmental impact as low as possible.

We, the Cheeky Kea fam, want to leave a mark in the world and we want to do it differently. So join us and be a part of our journey!

A brand with a purpose

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Hooker Valle Track with Mt Cook tours
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Our Mission

To put it simply, we are 100% kiwi as!

Simple, uncomplicated, jandal-wearing and easy-going crew who love having fun just as much as you do without compromising the wallet or safety of our customers..

We enjoy our little slice of paradise and we want to share it with some awesome people from around the world. 

We are committed to delivering the most reliable and safe transportation services for our customers. Safety is not something we take lightly.

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Our Vision

We value our people more than we can put into words. That’s why we want to create an unequaled environment of honesty, respect, and responsibility with our customers, partners, and team members.

We aim to establish long-term relationships built on our exceptional services. Therefore, we will support and train our team members to provide the best service they possibly can.

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Our Promise

What can we say about New Zealand that you don’t already know… It’s absolutely fantastic! The landscapes, the adventure, the people (*cough, cough*)… We are incredibly lucky to call this place home and we want to keep it in the best shape possible for all to enjoy. We are committed to being the most environmentally friendly and sustainable tour bus company in the country.

Our promise to you is that we will train and prepare our team members to provide the best possible transport service: Safe, professional, and fun.

Our main goal is for you to have a hassle-free trip surrounded by all the beauty New Zealand has to offer.

About us

Learn a little bit about us and how this amazing company came to life!

Why choose us!

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Hidden Places

We stop at places nobody else does because we want you to experience it all.

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Various Adventures

We believe that the only way to fully enjoy your adventure is by making it your own! Choose from a large variety of activities to add to your already amazing tour.

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Trained Guides

Your safety is our priority. All of our guides have First Aid training to make sure you are in the best hands possible.

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Small Groups

We keep our groups small for a better travel experience.

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Zero Carbon

We are conscious of the effect tourism can have on our landscapes, so we are proud to be certified Zero Carbon Business Operations with Ekos.

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Jesse and his team are amazing!
This tour is the best, trust me!!
Go for it, do not hesitate!
You will love it!

Sabine F

August 2018

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