About Us

Take a short break or a longer journey and refresh your soul, delight your senses, relax your mind and revive the body. We love wild bush walks, flora and fauna, superb gardens and historic homesteads tucked away in rural New Zealand and the South Pacific.

 

Jenny Fraser

Jenny knew from an early age she didn't want an office job. Initial years as a Horticultural Advisory Officer for MAF were followed by stints as a strawberry grower, kiwifruit packhouse manager and then flower growing led to a flower wholesale and distribution business. Visits to NZ open garden festivals were always a must.

Slightly sidetracked into the business world while her daughter was at school, trips to the islands and especially a work project for NZ Aid in Samoa fuelled a love of the South Pacific. Currently Jenny and her husband spend time in the Vava'u group of Tongan islands over the winter months.

Exploring the bush with a Kapiti walking/tramping group is a favourite pastime. This experience, along with the discovery of the magical places tucked away in rural NZ during 4 years as editor of a tourist guide for the Lower North Island, has led to Jenny's Journeys.


Rochelle Huriana Hopping

Rochelle is of Ngati Raukawa, Irish, Scottish and English descent and has always had a keen interest in flora and fauna, geography and early Maori and European history.

A passion for "growing things" led to training in biodynamic growing methods and Rochelle ran a successful business growing vegetable crops for the organic market supplying wholesalers from Auckland to Christchurch.

For the past 5 years she has been a guide for visitors to the Kapiti Island Nature Reserve. She cherishes this position & loves sharing her knowledge of the bush, the birds and the history of this incredibly special place.

With her daughter at Otaki Primary School Rochelle helps the school and play centre with their gardens. She loves exploring new places, meeting new people and sharing her knowledge.

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