Les Hutchins

Leslie Hutchins DCNZM OBE JP (8 December 1924 – 19 December 2003) was a New Zealand tourism operator and conservationist. Together with his wife, he bought a tourism company in 1954 that is today Real Journeys; it still remains mostly in family ownership. Hutchins was one of the founding members of the Save Manapouri campaign and became one of the initial six Guardians of Lake Manapouri.

Les Hutchins

Born
Leslie Hutchins

(1924-12-08)8 December 1924
Invercargill, New Zealand
Died19 December 2003(2003-12-19) (aged 79)
Queenstown, New Zealand
OccupationTourism operator
Years active1954–2003
Known forReal Journeys
Guardians of Lake Manapouri