Janine Hay

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Phone: 03 364 3401 (DDI) 021 081 55465 (cell) Email: [email protected]


My independent travels started at the age of 16 exploring and living in America, Australia, and South Africa. I was then lucky enough to spend 13 years working with sports and music groups travelling throughout Europe. Craving more exotic destinations I took myself overland from England through Russia and Asia to finally reach the Southern Hemisphere by cargo ship. Then there was Antarctica…wow!



Fitting in like the locals

Hiring a motorbike in India, cruising from Kollam to Varkala Beach and stopping to eat a traditional Keralan fish dinner with a local family.

Top of My Bucket List

·         Galapagos

·         Iran

·         Mexico

·         the Hurtigruten

Favourite Places I’ve Travelled

·         Kayaking in Antarctica

·         Slovenia: Rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, waterfalls, boat trips and exploring cities, caves, castles, churches, traditional homes and the tiny coastline… wonderful!

·         Outer Hebrides: If Scotland had good weather, they could be mistaken for a Pacific Island with crystal clear waters and white sand.

·         Surfing in Taghazout, Morocco

·         Kwazulu Natal: Anglo Zulu War Battlefields & Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Safari

·         American National Parks, driving from LA to Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce, Zion and Vegas

Favourite places in Europe

·         Germany!  Especially the Rhineland, the Black Forest, Lake Constance, Munich and Neuschwanstein Castle

·         Copenhagen and Malmo – Copenhagen famous for Hans Christian Anderson and cute, compact Malmo

·         Italian rail trip from north to south covering the Cinque Terre, Florence, Rome, Anzio, Naples, the gorgeous Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. Great landscapes, food, and wine!

·         Vienna – a city with unique charm and a vast array of cultural attractions.

Just back from…

·         Visiting family in the Channel Islands and a music festival in Reims the champagne region of France

·         Surf trip around Bali and Lombok

·         50th birthday in Rarotonga

Some Favourite Holiday Experiences

·         Cycling D-Day Landing Beaches, with my best friend in the rain for 3 days! From Cherbourg to Ouistreham we covered over 150 miles of moving experience and hilarious moments.

·         Kite surfing on Lake Garda

·         Cargo ship from Singapore to Australia!

·         Greg Mortimer ship from Ushuaia to Antarctica.

·         Weekend trip with my Mum to Paris (one of many)!

·         Travelling around the islands of Bali and Lombok on a scooter with a surfboard.

Next Holiday Destination

Marquesas Islands aboard The Aranui 5 a dual-purpose passenger/freighter ship that sails from Tahiti or Mexico!