Why I Launched My Wanaka Bike Business

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Hi there! I'm Mark Daniels, the proud owner and operator of the General Adventure Company. This venture has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I envisioned creating a safe and enjoyable space where people of all skill levels could revel in the splendor of Central Otago, right here in Wanaka. But it wasn't just about adventure; it was about supporting local businesses and minimizing our impact on the environment by championing New Zealand-made products.

Although I was born and raised in New Zealand, I spent the majority of my adult life abroad, navigating the hustle and bustle of big city life in a corporate setting. It was only upon my return to New Zealand that I truly appreciated the magnificence of the South Island once more. My heart has always belonged to the mountains; there's something about their majestic presence that leaves you in awe. So, to be able to transform my passion for mountain adventures into a thriving business is a dream come true.

Every day, I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to do what I love and turn my vision into reality. And nothing brings me more joy than hearing the words, "Mark, that was a day to remember." It's these moments of genuine satisfaction that drive me to continuously strive for excellence in everything we do here at the General Adventure Company.

So, if you're ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of Central Otago, I invite you to join us. Let's create memories together that will last a lifetime. I can't wait to meet you and share in the magic of Wanaka's wilderness. Until then, keep dreaming big and embracing adventure wherever it may lead you. See you soon!