Who are we?
Horizon Tours is a locally owned whānau (family) business launched in 2018. Owned and operated by James Karawana and Kylie Ruwhiu-Karawana, Lyndon Perriman and Diane Ruwhiu.
Our commitment is to offer a values-based tourism experience. A portion of every tour purchased with us will go toward supporting a community conservation program.
We love living in Dunedin. It is our home! We are looking forward to sharing Dunedin’s unique history and landscape with you, sharing our love of this place through our eyes.
Meet your guides
Lyndon is a third generation Dunedinite, born and raised in Broad Bay on the Otago Peninsula. From 1990 to 2017, Lyndon worked for the Department of Conservation as a ranger at Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula managing the albatross breeding programme and also monitoring other significant seabird species.
As the longest serving ranger, on the peninsula, Lyndon can be viewed as one of the utmost experts on the Taiaroa Head wildlife and environment. Lyndon has also travelled off-shore to work on other seabird projects, such as albatross translocation projects in Japan and the Chatham islands, as well as marine mammal work on the coast of New Zealand, and the sub-Antarctic islands.
i te taha o tōku matua
Ko Tongariro te maunga
Ko Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe te roto
Ko Te Arawa te iwi
i te taha o tōku whaea
Ko Hikurangi te maunga
Ko Waiapu te awa
Ko Ngati Porou te iwi
James was raised in Wellington, by his grandparents and parents in a Māori urban community. Māoritanga (Māori culture and way of life) was a central part of his upbringing and is something that still resonates strongly today. James left a 30 year career in IT to begin Horizon Tours to further his passion for sharing Māori culture and history.