Tim Wells - Cruise Experience Manager


Q - How long have you worked for Go Orange?
I started in June 2019 (excluding a brief stint in 2013)

Q - Why did you choose to live and work in Queenstown?  
Growing up in the south I have always loved the area, year round there is always plenty to do!

Q - Tell us the best part of your job. 
Getting to spend time in Fiordland every week!

Q - What has been the most memorable moment while you have been with Go Orange? 
It would have to my recent Heli-Rafting trip, a very memorable first rafting experience that I would highly recommend 10/10!

Q - What is your favourite Go Orange experience and why? 
The pre mentioned Heli-Rafting was epic but I am going to go with the Doubtful Sound cruise. There is no beating getting into the depths of Fiordland.

Q - What do you do in your down time? 
I have recently started playing golf so most weekends you can find me out swinging the sticks but if the snow is good I’ll be up the mountain! Also a big fan of cooking and making chutneys.

Q - If you didn’t work here, what would you do? 
Have a business making furniture from timber salvaged from Fiordland – long story.

Q - Tell us, what was life before Go Orange? 
I lived overseas in Europe before coming back home looking for the right job, and I found it!

Q - If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be? 
I have always wanted to do an Atlantic crossing on a yacht.

Q - What has been one of your biggest life achievements?
When I lived in Switzerland I was appointed as the General Manager of a luxury chalet in the alps. It was a very demanding job that was always going to be challenging, we had a super successful season by all accounts which I am very proud of!

Q - Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?
I have a small business selling bentonite clay

Q - What is one thing you suggest for people to do while visiting Queenstown?
Queenstown and the lakes district is epic from heights so climb a hill or even better get in a helicopter and of course get around a central Otago vino.