Articles by: Caroline Hickman

Caroline Hickman

My taste for adventure began at a very young age and since then my life has revolved around encouraging others to get out into the great outdoors and find inspiration in nature.

My work has taken me from encouraging people to jump off cliffs (with ropes firmly attached!) to managing a busy tour company and always being a believer in balance, my out of work time has kept me in the outdoors too.

These days I am raising two little girls so while my big adventures have turned into little ones, I’m delighted to be using my writing to continue to share the joys of the New Zealand outdoors.

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