Growing up, I was fortunate enough to travel with my family but it was a trip to Kenya that really sparked my passion for travel. Experiencing a different culture for the first time and seeing exotic wildlife right before me inspired a wonder for the world around me that has never left me. Ever since, I’ve had a curiosity about new places and a love of exploring.
During university, I studied abroad in Australia and while there I was able to travel the east coast. Afterwards, I flew to New Zealand for the first time and instantly fell in love with its beauty. New Zealand is a place that has a little bit of everything. The lakes, mountains, glaciers, geothermal activity and hidden beaches offer so many opportunities for adventure and relaxation. At Audley, I get to share my passion for New Zealand and help others experience this incredible country.
I'll never forget when…
Taking a scenic helicopter flight over the Franz Josef Glacier and getting to see it from a completely new perspective was more than anything I could have imagined. The helicopter ride was exhilarating but without a doubt, the highlight of this trip was landing on the glacier and experiencing the enormity of this natural phenomenon. Walking on the glacier itself and seeing the towering walls of ice, magical blue ice caves, ice tunnels and crevasses was incredible. I came away with a whole new appreciation for glaciers as well as a far better understanding of how they are formed.