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OUR GUIDES

Our guides know the tracks & trails around Queenstown & Central Otago like the back of their hands and are passionate about sharing our epic backcountry riding with other mountain bikers.

Fraser, Ops Manager, hurling down on a bike

Ollie Buffet

Guide 

Rider, guide, adventurer & entrepreneur. Ollie brings to the role a lifetime of experience working & playing in the mountains. Ollie knows Queenstown's back country as well as the mountains in France he once called home. 

Ollie's favourite trip with HeliBikeNZ is Peak Vert, which begins on Coronet Peak in an epic alpine setting, riding some awesome singletrack combos before flying to Bowen Peak for another epic descent down to Queenstown.

Photo of Dimitri with a bike

Finn O'Conner 

Guide

Twenty plus years of shredding the hills around Queenstown have not dampened Finn’s enthusiasm for backcountry New Zealand.
An a
dventurous Kiwi, Finn has been showing people a good time in Queenstown in a number of roles including Jet Boat driving on the Dart River. He is a natural host & loves to help people get the most out of themselves & their riding experience.
Finn's favorite ride is Remarkables Double Descent, a true remote, backcountry riding adventure with 2 epic descents

Photo of Sean sending it through the forest

Henry van Asch

HeliBike NZ Owner

A former New Zealand downhill mountain bike champion. If there’s one thing Henry van Asch loves as much as Bungy, it’s bikes.

Touted as New Zealand’s first ever heli-biker, at Glenorchy in 1990, Henry’s other claim to fame is taking Bungy jumping to the world as co-founder of AJ Hackett Bungy. Watch out as he injects some Bungy cool into heli-biking.

Fraser Gordon

Head Guide & Ops Manager

Born and bred in the Queenstown Lakes Region, Fraser grew up playing in the mountains we ride as his backyard. Two wheeled fun has always been his passion, racing downhill at a national level as a teenager.


Fraser has spent many years driving & managing Jet Boats and is looking forward to putting his extensive experience to great use and giving people a thrill of a different kind with HeliBikeNZ.
Fraser loves to share his passion for bikes & the awesome riding here in Queenstown.  Over the past decade, he has been heavily involved as a volunteer in the local MTB scene, building trails & organising events for the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club. He is also chairman of the Kelly McGarry Foundation, a charity that fosters mountain bike trail building and sport talent in New Zealand.

Photo of Ollie with a bike

Demetri Pappas

Guide

Hailing from the tropical paradise of Cairns, Australia, Demetri choose the cooler climate of Queenstown 6 years ago & never looked back. A true character, you're never short of a laugh when you're out on adventures with Demetri & he possesses one of the best manual wheelies in the business!

Demetri's favourite ride is "Anything that involves good trails, great people, and finishes with beer & snacks."

Photo of Finn riding

Sean Toms

Guide

Another Ozzy from sunny Brisbane, the lure of awesome Mountain Bike trails & riding drew Sean to Queenstown straight out of school & he's never looked back.

Sean has style to match his size, big! He excels in any outdoor activity he puts his mind to. When he's not riding bikes you'll find him mountain running, rock climbing, or enjoying the snow as a ski instructor in winter.
 

Sean's favorite ride is Crown Peak, giving breathtaking views over the Queenstown basin, putting him right at home as a true mountain man.

Photo of boss man Henry van Asch, with a bike and moutnains
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