I have spent my lifetime on our family’s sheep, deer, and cattle farm in Southland - about 2.5 hrs drive from Wanaka. My wife and I have received many accolades for our farm animals, and the pinnacle of which was the Sir Peter Elworthy Environmental Award for Deer Farming. In 2015 I moved to Wanaka after over 50 years of holidaying here.
My leisure time has been spent in the outdoors; fishing, hiking many of the Sth Island tracks, rafting the Landsborough and climbing, including Mt Aspiring (3033 metres)
I have travelled extensively overseas, (20 plus countries) enjoying hiking, visiting farms, tasting food and wine, and experiencing diverse cultural traditions
With Ridgeline Adventures I now enjoy sharing my farming knowledge and experiences with people from all around the world.