Tim Barke

by lesley - March 19th, 2012. Filed under: Meet the Members.

What is the name of your business and where are you base?  Kiwi Discovery & Queenstown Rafting

What is your role in the business? General Manager

How long have you been in the tourism industry? 28 years – started part time industry age 14 years

What got you into the tourism industry? A love of boating (diving and fishing), telling stories and helping people have fun

What’s your dream job? Easy – this is it

What’s something most people don’t know about you?  I am ambidextrous – can do most things with both hands

What NZ destination would you like to holiday in next? Why?  Marlborough Sounds – have never gotten around to really exploring them by boat

What do you think makes NZ the ultimate visitor destination? Our people (Kiwis love meeting new people, showing them around and showing them a good time) and our amazing variety and quality of natural resources in such a small package. Where else in the world where you can go from sand dunes, to rain forest, to desert, to volcanoes and mud pools, to spectacular mountains, ski fields, glaciers and rivers, to the sea and beautiful beaches, to dramatic fiords (and the list goes on)… in such close proximity – and that is not mentioning the wildlife!

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