Matt Butler the founder of Traveltruly, is a passionate and energetic travel planner and fly fishing guide based in Wanaka, New Zealand. A born and bred Kiwi, Matt lives in the deep south of NZ to immerse himself in the unbeatable outdoor lifestyle that the South Island offers. He spends most of his year fly fishing and exploring the country whilst spending the cold winter months overseas doing the same.
Matt has been jet setting around the globe since he was old enough to buy his own plane ticket. He spends several months every year exploring the globe and has spent time extensively travelling around regions such as North & South America, Asia, Europe and Africa, with some of his favourite destinations being Japan, Turkey, Brazil and Italy. This range of experiences has provided Matt with a very strong passion for authenticity in travel which he draws on when planning travel for both his clients travel and his own future adventures. Matt knows how to get things done and is astute in all things travel from how to get around to finding those hidden gems, ensuring his clients will have the trip of a life time
Fly Fishing Guide
Matt is also an accomplished fly fishing guide and a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association. He is therefore equipped with all the neccesary permits and safety requirements to guide on all waters throughout the country. Beginning to fly fish at age 12, Matt shows immense passion for all things fly fishing and is most in his element when sight-fishing to large trout in clear waters. He prides himself in his fish spotting abilities and making the decisions required to successfully hookup. Whether you are a beginner or experienced angler Matt will ensure that you come away from your day a better angler and also knowing that there is still plenty more to learn!