We have expanded to the breathtakingly beautiful Mount Maunganui in New Zealand (Aotearoa)

 

New Zealand is home to incredible diverse and contrasting scenery. From far-reaching mountains, active volcanoes to astounding fjords and golden-sandy beaches. The North and South Island is packed with gigantic glaciers and snow peaked mountain tops where you can stroll along buzzing cities or hide away on rugged coastlines.

Our NZ offices opened their doors to the world in 2016, offering an extension to the UK based, Head Office in Stansted.

With offices in Mount Maunganui and Palmerston North, serving our Australasian clients outside of the European office hours, Blue Marine Travel continues to offer excellent service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,  365 days a year. 

You can find the professional team down the road from the Tauranga Airport at 10 De Havilland Way, Mount Maunganui.

Available on blue@bluemarinetravel.com or +64 (07) 574 0512

 

Meet the New Zealand Team

 

Lee Harris
Director
lharris@bluemarinetravel.com

Lee Harris has recently moved with his wife and three beautiful girls to the buzzing town of Tauranga. Lee has 24 years’ experience within the Travel Industry and is bringing his expertise and passion to Blue Marine Travels’ Australasia branch.

 

Natasha Nel-Austin
Sales and Marketing
nnel@bluemarinetravel.com

I’m a purebred Afrikaans speaking South African, who left Africa to pursue a yachting career in the Mediterranean and Americas, where I fell in love with a Kiwi and then decided to move to Tauranga, New Zealand. Yachting was my first introduction to travel, and quickly became my passion. Once I moved back to Tauranga I was lucky enough to join the Blue Marine Travel team in the Sales and Marketing department in 2019. I thoroughly enjoy meeting all walks of life and going on adventures whether in my private travels or fun work travels meeting up with like-minded people

 

Kendall Ronald
QC and Ticketing
+64 (07) 574 0512
blue@bluemarinetravel.com

I was born in Tauranga, New Zealand and live in the beautiful beach town Mt Maunganui. I obtained a diploma in Travel and Tourism at Toi Ohomai and joined Blue Marine in September 2019. The best thing about working in the travel industry is discovering all there is to see and do in the world and providing that to our clients. I truly enjoy being a mummy to my beautiful daughter Aria, and other hobbies include baking, cooking, rugby and spending time with my family

 

Tara Oliver
Travel Consultant
+64 (07) 574 0512
blue@bluemarinetravel.com

Tara lives in Palmerston North, New Zealand with her husband and son. She thoroughly enjoys family time at their beach house on the East Coast and exploring the outdoors. Tara has been working in the Travel Industry for the past 10 years and enjoys all the challenges it brings. One of her favourite countries to visit is Italy and she hopes to do more travel with her family in the coming years.

 

Hanna Pila
Travel Consultant
+64 (07) 574 0512
blue@bluemarinetravel.com

Hanna was in the Travel Industry for over six years in Qatar. She’s originally from Philippines, however now resides in Tauranga with her husband and lovely daughter Andreah. She loves to spend time with her family and go on short road trips with them and her friends. Hanna’s favourite food is pizza (any pizza), and Georgia is at the top of Hanna’s favourite countries to visit.

 

Brenda Fuller
Travel Consultant
+64 (07) 574 0512
blue@bluemarinetravel.com

Originally from the UK, moved to Australia in 2013 to follow her heart and married an Ozzie and recently became an Australia Citizen.  Lives on the Gold Coast Queensland where it is ‘Beautiful One day and Perfect the next’ Started travel in 1988 and moved into Marine Travel around 1991.  Joined Blue Marine Travel in Feb 2020. Outside of work loves to go out on the Broad water (sometimes out into the Pacific Ocean to whale watch) with friends either on their boats or in our tinnie and always accompanied with a bottle or 3 of bubbles!  Probably has the most enviable office view of the whole BMT team as it’s literally steps from the Broad Water and South Stradbroke Island (about 800m away)

 

Petra Grjipstra
Travel Consultant
+64 (07) 574 0512
blue@bluemarinetravel.com

Petra has been a travel consultant for over 25 years and is originally from The Netherlands, however moved to NZ in 2006. She lives in the Winterless North Kerikeri, Bay of Islands with her husband and three children. Whilst at work she enjoys searching for the best quote and in her free time she enjoys exploring with her family the beautiful NZ outdoors. Petra has two fur babies, one cat and a cute chook. She travelled extensively when she was younger across Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. She also has a big love for the music group ABBA

 

Alumita Turagakula

Travel Consultant
+44 1279 661 000
blue@bluemarinetravel.com

She was born in the ‘Hidden Paradise of Fiji, Savusavu, located on Vanua Levu and now lives in the capital Suva. Her entry into the travel industry was when she joined the domestic airline company Air Fiji. She loves the travel industry because it is evolving all the time and keeping abreast with its challenges and new innovations keeps her excited. Baking for her children tops the list of fun things to do and she loves to travel and explore.

 

Taina Bobo

Travel Consultant
+44 1279 661 000
blue@bluemarinetravel.com

Taina is a very proud Fijian and was  born in Kabara, Lau. Taina has travelled extensively through the years and spent 13 years in France where her 2nd son Antony was born, named after their little town. She joined the BMT team early August 2022 and her favourite part about working in travel is working with people that share your passion for traveling. Apart from English and Fijian, she also speak French and some Italian. Her favourite place is Italy because of the food, wine, art and history however Israel is next on her “Places to see” list