Jen Carruthers - Milford Sound Manager


Q - How long have you worked for Go Orange?
One whole year. I was part of the kayak team for 6 months then moved over to cruise for 6 months. I recently became the the Milford Haven manager, which is super exciting.

Q - Why did you choose to live and work in Milford Sound?  
I have always loved Fiordland. After 3 years in the city I needed to be back in the mountains so came here and I fall more in love with it everday.

Q - What is the best part of your job?
100% meeting all the cool people that come into our home. I love sharing the experience and love for Milford Sound with the travelers on board.

Q - Tell us about a memorable moment while you have been with Go Orange? 
Last year we went to Queenstown with the whole kayak team and rafted on the Shotover River, it was epic. I also went overnight kayaking in Doubtful Sound, that is a must do!

Q - What is your favourite feature on board the brand-new Milford Haven boat? 
Got to be the Go Beyond neon sign, it is so IG worthy. The Beer on tap is pretty sweet too!

Q - Tell us, what do you like to do outside of work?
I absolutely love to get out and explore our backyard. Skiing, hiking, and mountain biking are always a go to.

Q - What is your favourite thing about living and working in Milford Sound?
No cellphone coverage or Wifi. Strange I know but you meet so many people here to kee you busy. Plus the place is stunning.

Q - If you could do anything in the world for work what would it be?
Get paid to travel, bike and ski #TheDream

Q - If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be?
Whistler to send it in the bike park! Or Iceland, that’s another beautiful part of the world I need to explore.

Q - What was life before Go Orange? 
Hectic, city life, 6am starts and no adventure. A stark contrast to my life now.

Q - Describe your perfect day in Fiordland?
I love a bluebird day after a super rainy night so we can see all the incredible waterfalls.

Q - What is sitting at the top of your bucket list?
Currently to ski and bike in Canada.

Q - Have you travelled around New Zealand? If so, what is your favourite spot?
I have seen most of the country, Fiordland is first but the far north is a close second.

Q - What is one thing you suggest for people to do while visiting New Zealand?
Don’t stick to the main tourist route, explore the path less travelled.

Q - Tell us something we don't know about you?
I am absolutely terrified of Praying Mantis bugs. So random, but true. If I see one I will actually cry.