Catrin, New Zealand & Cook Islands Specialist
I have always been an inquisitive individual and from a young age loved seeing new places and experiencing new things. My passion for travel first started several years ago when I started in Melbourne and toured the east coast of Australia while on my break from university. I fell in love with this side of the world and soon after graduating I began my travels to Southeast Asia and New Zealand, and then returned to Australia where I lived for a year.
I spent two months in New Zealand discovering both islands and was immediately enchanted by the culture, people and landscape. From hiking Franz Josef Glacier to skydiving over Lake Taupo, I was charmed by this country and am now delighted to share this passion with others. Since joining Audley I have had the pleasure of visiting New Zealand and Australia again and the stunning Cook Islands giving me that first-hand knowledge. Doing this has meant I have made great relationships with those individuals in country who help us make your Audley trip an unforgettable experience.
I'll never forget when…
The coastal town of Kaikoura on New Zealand’s South Island is home to an astonishing amount of marine life. I was lucky enough to go whale watching in an eight-seater plane which is a great way to see the landscape from a new perspective and observe whales and dolphins. During the flight, we saw hundreds of dolphins and I was even lucky enough to spot a few blue whales. We followed the whales for a while with pure amazement on everyone’s faces as we watched these gracious animals glide through the ocean. It was an experience I will never forget.