New Zealand Guide
Holly’s a kiwi girl, born and bred in Christchurch – the gateway city to New Zealand’s South Island. After spending her college years near London, Holly’s been busy exploring all corners of the globe.
Her greatest adventure to date is her trip to the Arctic island of Svalbard - where she hiked, climbed and cruised her way through barren arctic desert, spotting whales, polar bears and reindeer. “Seeing it all under midnight sunlight, it’s almost too much to put into words”.
When did you discover your passion for travel, adventure or the outdoors?
“I think it was on my first overnight tramping experience on the Copland Track – surrounded by beautiful New Zealand rainforest, alpine meadows, gurgling creeks and epic swing bridges… all under the view of the snow-capped peaks of the almighty Southern Alps. It was amazing!”
Working in tourism has been a great excuse to travel – her career has seen her follow the winters, with the odd escape to Europe and Asia in between.
Holly's quirky talents include touching her nose with her tongue, and hanging a spoon from her nose! And when she’s not out on the trail with our Active travellers, she’s hiking, swimming, skiing and snowboarding her way around the countryside.
“Great cook, witty and personable. I could not believe it when I found out this was their first time guiding together since they worked together so well.”Steve Jordan (Maryville, Tennessee, United States), March 2016
“Holly was wonderful and a great story teller!! You have two excellent guides here. Her Tim Tam Slams on the mountain were a highlight!”Robin Barefield (Kodiak, Alaska, United States), February 2016
“Holly was also awesome, great cook, great knowledge, great interest in NZ and the travellers. nothing was too much.”Hedley Harrison (Northampton, Northants, United Kingdom), January 2016