Ian Barker Bushman Tours Fishing guide

All-round outdoor, kiwi Bushman

I love the wild spaces of New Zealand, eating the fruits of the land and sea, and having a laugh everywhere I go. My passions include tramping, hunting, spearfishing, photography, off-roading, eating, telling stories and making people laugh.

Born and bred in New Zealand, my love for this country, its diverse culture, its untouched wilderness, and its superb food makes me a unique Bushman. Come with me to sample the foods I eat everyday – crayfish (freshwater lobster), Pāua (Abalone), venison, pork, goat, and more.  Hear tales of how it was captured and how Kiwis live. Leave your troubles in the city, visit my favourite places, get some exercise and be enlightened with stories that will never make the Discovery Channel. Laugh a little (or a lot), and create life long memories. I have worked in corporate sales, stand-up comedy, commercial diving, stone masonry and guiding, so I’ve got experiences and stories for most situations!




Altitude An icon depicting the altitude of this adventure. 1296m




  • Past guiding experience with students
  • Survival and Emergency Experience
  • Extensive Regional Knowledge
  • Spearing Fishing and Hunting
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Ian is available to take you on a tour of New Zealand today! Browse their adventures and book one (or multiple) now.

Fishing at Lake Guyon

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