I’ve been in the tourism industry since 2008 and managing our wonderful i-SITE here in Napier since 2013. Helping cruise ship passengers and other visitors to Hawke’s Bay discover our amazing food and wine experiences is one of the highlights of my job, as well leading a team of passionate tourism experts. I’m a keen walker and cyclist and can recommend some beautiful tracks - Lake Waikaremoana is one of my top spots! The range of winery cellar doors and restaurants throughout Hawke’s Bay is fantastic - they all have special experiences to offer as well as amazing local fare.
Giving an excellent customer service experience to our visitors and helping them to uncover the hidden icons of our city is my specialist area. I also ensure our team can deliver the full range of accommodation, tours and attractions on offer in our region. I work closely with local and national tour operators and love tailoring an itinerary to specific interests and have worked in the tourism sector since 2001. One of my local gems is the Dolbel Reserve with beautiful grassed areas, lovely views and gentle winding paths surrounded by native trees.
If you’re wanting to maximize your stay in Hawke’s Bay, I’ll find the right excursion or activity to fit within your timeframe and interests. I’ve been working closely with our tour operators since 2002 and have a great understanding of their product to help you pick the most enjoyable option for you. Cruise co-ordination is my specialty and I’m proud to contribute to Napier’s high rating in the New Zealand Cruise Industry. I’m also a good trouble shooter, and deal with a wide range of enquiries from visitors. In my spare time I’m hitting the wonderful cycle trails, with the Puketapu Loop being my favourite – a nice easy ride with stunning scenery.
I’ve travelled extensively throughout New Zealand and enjoy meeting people from all over the world. I have worked at the i-SITE since 2002 and speak both German and French. If you’re keen on outdoor activities, rafting, jet boating, zorbing and tramping I’m your go-to person. I also specialise in accommodation – finding the ideal place for your stay in Hawke’s Bay or elsewhere in New Zealand. My favourite spot for a day trip in Hawke’s Bay is Bell Rock or Waimarama.
I picked up the passion for travel after living in England and Canada for 6 years and have been with the Napier i-SITE since 2006. I’ve got great knowledge of local events happening in Hawke’s Bay and am now enjoying working in our retail store. I enjoy meeting a wide range of visitors and helping them to navigate through the choices of activities available to them. It’s also satisfying helping find the perfect gift or memory for visitors to take away with them.
Born and bred in Napier I’m a bit of a specialist of this beautiful city – helping you when visiting for events and sharing my top tips. I’ve extensive experience in the tourism industry, with three years as a domestic and international travel consultant prior to starting at the Napier i-SITE in 2006. I really do have a broad knowledge of just about everything, or know where to find it! One of my top spots is Napier Hill and Ahuriri, where I spend a lot of time walking up and around these areas which are right on our doorstep.
Specialising in tramping, walking and multi-day hikes both locally and across New Zealand, I’m your expert for booking a memorable experience on one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. Having worked for the i-SITE since 2008, I’ve completed many of the Great Walks and am a keen cyclist. Whether it’s kayaking in Fiordland or enjoying our local Ruahine and Kaweka ranges, I’ll help you plan your outdoor adventure holiday. I’m a dab hand at hunting out accommodation too, especially for key events when availability is limited, and I speak some German, French and Danish.
I work closely with our suppliers and operators, ensuring the accounting process runs smoothly. I enjoy the tourism industry and have been working at the i-SITE since 2016. No day is the same with the summer months being the busiest time where our centre is a vibrant hub filled with visitors from all around the world. One of my favourite spots in Hawke’s Bay is White Pine bush, a great place to take a picnic and enjoy a walk among the peaceful surroundings.
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