Guide Profile

Tracey Maclaren -

Driver & Guide 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracey is a long term resident of the Wakatipu Basin, having spent the last 26 years working and living in Queenstown with the last 13-years residing in Arrowtown.

 

Tracey grew up in Invercargill a little over 50-years ago, and educated at Otago University completing a Post Graduate qualification in Dietetics.

 

She then went on to pursue a 7-year overseas experience, which lead her to travel extensively around Europe, taking her working career in to the field of hospitality where she held management positions with an European Travel Company – Contiki Travel Ltd.

 

On her return to New Zealand and Queenstown 23 years ago, she took up a management position at the Queenstown Lodge for 4-years, then joined Real Journeys as the Assistant Manger of Queenstown, and then went on to become the General Manager of Operations, which saw her working for a total of 17-years with Real Journeys in Tourism Management.

 

Tracey has recently completed 12-months working for Destination Queenstown managing the Queenstown Convention Bureau, working closely with the Conference and Incentive market.

 

Tracey is currently enjoying living in Arrowtown, is self-employed, and contracting herself as a Driver Guide, Host and Concierge.

 

 

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Tracey is a long term resident of the Wakatipu Basin, having spent the last 26 years working and living in Queenstown with the last 13-years residing in Arrowtown.

 

Tracey grew up in Invercargill a little over 50-years ago, and educated at Otago University completing a Post Graduate qualification in Dietetics.

 

She then went on to pursue a 7-year overseas experience, which lead her to travel extensively around Europe, taking her working career in to the field of hospitality where she held management positions with an European Travel Company – Contiki Travel Ltd.

 

 

around Europe, taking her working career in to the field of hospitality where she held management positions with an European Travel Company – Contiki Travel Ltd.

 

On her return to New Zealand and Queenstown 23 years ago, she took up a management position at the Queenstown Lodge for 4-years, then joined Real Journeys as the Assistant Manger of Queenstown, and then went on to become the General Manager of Operations, which saw her working for a total of 17-years with Real Journeys in Tourism Management.

 

Tracey has recently completed 12-months working for Destination Queenstown managing the Queenstown Convention Bureau, working closely with the Conference and Incentive market.

 

Tracey is currently enjoying living in Arrowtown, is self-employed, and contracting herself as a Driver Guide, Host and Concierge. 

In addition to this, Tracey has held three Directorships for boutique tourism companies in the Southern Lakes Region.

 

She is a Past President of the Queenstown Rotary Club, a Justice of the Peace and a Marriage Celebrant.

 

Tracey has a love for the outdoors, her interests are many and varied and include walking, hiking, cycling and mountain biking, swimming, skiing and time at the gym.

 

Tracey is passionate about this beautiful part of the world we live in, appreciates great food and wine, and respects good hospitality and customer service excellence.  She believes the essence of hosting is in the giving and sharing of authentic New Zealand experiences.

 

Tracey is First Aid and CPR qualified.

 

Tracey is a long term resident of the Wakatipu Basin, having spent the last 26 years working and living in Queenstown with the last 13-years residing in Arrowtown.

 

Tracey grew up in Invercargill a little over 50-years ago, and educated at Otago University completing a Post Graduate qualification in Dietetics.

 

She then went on to pursue a 7-year overseas experience, which lead her to travel extensively 

On her return to New Zealand and Queenstown 23 years ago, she took up a management position at the Queenstown Lodge for 4-years, then joined Real Journeys as the Assistant Manger of Queenstown, and then went on to become the General Manager of Operations, which saw her working for a total of 17-years with Real Journeys in Tourism Management.

 

Tracey has recently completed 12-months working for Destination Queenstown managing the Queenstown Convention Bureau, working closely with the Conference and Incentive market.

 

Tracey is currently enjoying living in Arrowtown, is self-employed, and contracting herself as a Driver Guide, Host and Concierge. 

In addition to this, Tracey has held three Directorships for boutique tourism companies in the Southern Lakes Region.

 

She is a Past President of the Queenstown Rotary Club, a Justice of the Peace and a Marriage Celebrant.

 

Tracey has a love for the outdoors, her interests are many and varied and include walking, hiking, cycling and mountain biking, swimming, skiing and time at the gym.

 

Tracey is passionate about this beautiful part of the world we live in, appreciates great food and wine, and respects good hospitality and customer service excellence.  She believes the essence of hosting is in the giving and sharing of authentic New Zealand experiences.

 

Tracey is First Aid and CPR qualified.

 

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