Lindsay has always been a keen traveller, listing Thailand, Hong Kong and Cuba among her top destinations. However, it was a chance opportunity to accompany her sister on a road trip spanning the east coast of Australia that truly ignited her passion for adventure.
Some of her best memories from around the globe include scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef and helicopter flights over glaciers. Always on the lookout for new challenges, she took the decision to pack her bags and head out on a yearlong solo trip around New Zealand, a country she had always held a fascination for — and it did not disappoint. Circling the country twice over, immersing herself in everything from working in the vineyards of stunning Marlborough, to skydiving in the Bay of Islands and skiing in Mt Hutt, she acquired an expansive and varied knowledge of the country. Since being invited to join Audley as a New Zealand specialist, she has relished the opportunity to return to her favourite destination and gain first-hand experience of the country the 'Audley way'. It was on this trip that she built a vast insight into the range of hotels, tours and itineraries on offer that she would now be designing for Audley clients.
The prospect of future adventure rarely strays from Lindsay's mind for long and she hopes to continue to travel and further her destination knowledge. However, her passion ultimately lies within New Zealand. This infectious enthusiasm is apparent when speaking with her and will be captured in the itineraries she creates for you.
I'll never forget when…
Swimming with wild dolphins in Kaikoura easily stands out as the highlight of my time in New Zealand. Watching the pod following in our wake, inquisitively pursuing our boat was an incredible experience — even before I jumped into the water. Once I had geared-up and got into the water, I was immediately surrounded by the whole pod, which playfully circled around me and back-flipped out of the water, just feet away.