Active Adventures Travel Specialist
Born right up in the north of New Zealand in a town called Whangarei, Fiona or ‘Fe’ as her friends call her, has come to know New Zealand very well, having spent time also living in Auckland, Cromwell, Palmerston North and Queenstown. With a father from east Africa, a mother from Scotland and family scattered in most continents, Fe was bitten with the travel bug from a young age, flying over to visit family and even trekking the Himalayas when she was 16.
After finishing a degree in Zoology, Fe hasn’t had a ‘normal’ job since! From being a penguin keeper and shark handler in New Zealand to an otter trainer while living in the UK, and a turtle researcher in Greece, her passion for animals led to a passion for travel and the outdoors. More recently she has spent 4 years as a hiking guide on the Milford and Routeburn Tracks where her inner ‘bird nerd’ was unleashed when spotting native birds such as the cheeky alpine Kea and endangered blue ducks.
In the weekends you can find Fe wandering off into the Southern Alps for a hike where she enjoys walking all day almost as much as tasting the areas great wines in a backcountry hut in the evening.