Traveltruly is about authenticity born from experience

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 New Zealand whilst spending the colder winter months overseas doing the same.

Travel Experience

Matt has been jet-setting around the globe since he was a teenager. He spends several months during the off season travelling 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 Mexico. After travelling the globe and seeing the abundance of mass plastic tourism, Matt knew there must be a better way. These experiences coupled with a lot of time on road has provided Matt with a very strong passion for authenticity when travelling and he draws on this when planning travel for both his clients travel and his own future adventures. Matt has travelled New Zealand extensively from top to bottom, side to side and has left no stone unturned, he is astute in all things travel and ensures his clients 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 on 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!

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