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My Job At Hollyford Track: Customer Services 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.
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!
My Job At Hollyford Track: 2nd Guide
Background: Alex is currently on an Internship with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu doing a placement with Hollyford Track. Alex is fluent in Te Reo Māori (The Māori language). He loves sharing his local cultural knowledge with our Manuhiri (guests). Prior to that, he attended Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi (A Māori emersion school in Christchurch).
What I Do When I’m Not Walking The Hollyford Track: When Alex isn't working, he does a Māori martial art called Mau Rākau where he learns how to use the Taiaha and Patu. He also enjoys going to the gym and hanging out with mates in his spare time.
My Job At Hollyford Track: Reservations / Ratoka Kiritaki
Background: Fiona comes from hospitality background including owning her own cafes and accommodation!
What I Do When I’m Not Walking The Hollyford Track: In her downtime, she loves walking the dog, yoga, bike and ski along with more passive activities like movies and wine! She also runs an accommodation business in Queenstown – such a busy life!