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Graham Scott

My Job At Hollyford Track: Senior Wilderness Guide

Background: Graham grew up in the Central Southland farming community of Springhills and spent a good deal of time bounding around the hills, seeking adventure and manoeuvring himself into places his parents often cringed at. Graham decided to put his experience to use, and became a qualified Bush Instructor with the NZ Mountain Safety Council.

What I Do When I’m Not Walking The Hollyford Track: In his spare time, Graham enjoys studying and conversing with nature through trekking and sporting pursuits. He also captures images through photography; and plays a little guitar for relaxation!

Matt Tex Walker

My Job At Hollyford Track: Guide

Background: Originally from Christchurch city, Matt thought his future to be in engineering. In 1998 through a random meeting with a local social worker, a seed was planted to try out for the Conservation Corps. Matt was in!

What I Do When I’m Not Walking The Hollyford Track: In the following years he completed outdoor studies and began a career as a raft guide in Queenstown. This followed by guiding sea kayaks in Milford Sound. 15 years later and Matt is more commonly known as Tex. As well as guiding Matt keeps busy with small furniture business and some industrial rope access work.

Travis Donoghue

My Job At Hollyford Track: Business Manager

Background: Travis calls his role the “the best of both worlds” with the challenge of keeping everything running smoothly from the office, matched with time in the valley, amongst all the action.

What I Do When I’m Not Walking The Hollyford Track: Travis has a love for all things outdoors and adventure. He even once tried to ride a Jet Ski from London to Sydney! Fiordland is Travis’ favourite part of the world and he will never get tired of showing it off.

Katharine Franey

My Job At Hollyford Track: Reservations & Office Manager

Background: Katharine is our Reservations & Office Manager, one of the many hard workers behind the scenes, keeping everything and everyone in check! She is the first point of contact with Hollyford Track, and is the one that makes sure that all of the details of your booking and trip are taken care of.

What I Do When I’m Not Walking The Hollyford Track: Katharine has worked in the tourism industry for 7 years, previously working for Franz Josef Glacier Guides and the Glacier Hot Pools on the West Coast. Katharine loves running, hiking, and cycling - everything that Queenstown has to offer.

Cameron Hall

My Job At Hollyford Track: Ops Assistant & Coach Driver

Background: After studying Adventure Tourism Cameron packed his bags and left home for the bright lights of Queenstown. Cameron landed his first job at a local ski shop and continued working there for eleven winters and rafting the summers on the Shotover River.

What I Do When I’m Not Walking The Hollyford Track: Cameron grew up on a farm in Southland, and this was where he first developed his love for the outdoors. He spent most of his time fishing and hunting, generally avoiding as much farm work as possible! Cameron is partially fond of endurance sports such as ultra marathons and Ironman Triathlons.

Teresa Wallace

My Job At Hollyford Track: Reservations Assistant

Background: This is Teresa's fourth season with the Hollyford Track team. Teresa grew up in South
Otago and is from good “farming stock”! Teresa’s role has evolved over the years and you will find her putting her hand up for anything that needs doing. Teresa loves the fact that "I get to work in a great environment with a fantastic product!"

What I Do When I’m Not Walking The Hollyford Track: Teresa is now settled in Arrowtown with her husband and 2 children, where the outdoors call is still strong with lots of camping trips and tramping around New Zealand with the family.

Graham Scott Matt Tex Walker Travis Donoghue Katharine Franey Cameron Hall Teresa Wallace