Originally drawn to the white-water kayaking in Ōkere Falls, Matt soon discovered adventure in the forest and on the lake with like-minded people he explored them with.

Living amongst these extraordinary people and in this environment is both exciting and inspirational. Bringing the experiences of many years of travel overseas working in adventure tourism and super yachting Matt convinced local friends to take part in a four month adventure to sail a catamaran from the Caribbean to New Zealand with the intention to start a sailing charter business right here in Ōkere Falls.

Four months and some epic stories later Pure Cruise was born and ever since Matt and the team have been busy creating unforgettable memories for anyone who experiences the breath-taking Lake Rotoiti.

Matt lives opposite the Store and can often be found sipping a cold one in the beer garden.

Pure Cruise offers a range of vessels and charter options on the Rotorua lakes. For more information and bookings go to Matt’s website