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I have always been interested in travel and worked in the hospitality industry before studying international tourism management at Oxford Brookes University. Once I graduated I felt that it was time to put my knowledge and passion to the test and began a career at Audley.

As a keen skier and outdoors person, I've always been interested in New Zealand but when I finally visited I absolutely fell in love with it. The landscape and scenery were like nothing I had ever seen before. The North Island with its volcanic setting and the South Island’s incredible beauty and towering mountains left me feeling quite humbled.

New Zealand has everything from secluded golden beaches and endless lakes to smouldering volcanoes and massive glaciers. In addition, the country offers exceptional wildlife viewing with its whales and penguins and more elusive native kiwi and the world’s only alpine parrot, the kea.

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Audley Travel specialist Ophelia

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I'll never forget when…

I went on a whale-watching trip in the Bay of Islands and after some time cruising in open water we came upon a pod of killer whales. I felt so privileged to see them swimming right next to our boat but I was totally unprepared for what happened next. The orcas suddenly started to breach and rose up majestically out of the water numerous times showing off their surprising agility and immense power. To see them in their natural habitat, let alone have such an incredible show put on, is a memory I will treasure for the rest of my life.

Photos of Ophelia

Ophelia on Franz Josef Glacier Ophelia on Franz Josef Glacier
Ophelia on the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Tour, Hawke's Bay Ophelia on the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Tour, Hawke's Bay
Ophelia on Mou Waho Island, Lake Wanaka Ophelia on Mou Waho Island, Lake Wanaka
Ophelia overlooking Lake Wanaka from Mou Waho Island Ophelia overlooking Lake Wanaka from Mou Waho Island
Ophelia at Mount Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park Ophelia at Mount Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park

Photos taken by Ophelia

View from Mou Waho Island View from Mou Waho Island
Lake on Mou Waho Island Lake on Mou Waho Island
View of Lake Wanaka View of Lake Wanaka
Lake on an island on a lake Lake on an island on a lake
Lake Views Lake Views
That Tree That Tree
That Tree and snowy mountains That Tree and snowy mountains
Rocky Mountain walk View of Lake Wanaka Rocky Mountain walk View of Lake Wanaka
View of Lake Wanaka View of Lake Wanaka
Waterfall - Rainbow Falls Waterfall - Rainbow Falls
Mount Ngauruhoe Mount Ngauruhoe