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Antonieta Parra
Destination Specialist

About 8 years ago, I left my native Chile due to my “itchy feet” and moved to New Zealand leaving behind my job as an English Teacher to follow my desire for travelling and my passion for the Tourism Industry.

It wasn’t difficult to jump into the travel desk of various backpackers in central Auckland where my transition into the tourism industry really began. My career in the inbound world started about 5 years ago and after a brief hiatus in my homeland I came back to Auckland and began a new journey with Southern World.

Thanks to my diverse background I have acquired a wide range of knowledge on the different destinations and products available around New Zealand. I particularly enjoy finding those hidden gems and off the beaten track locations that will take you away from the crowd and bring you closer to nature. My heart was taken away by the stunning beauty and significant spirituality of Cape Reinga, Stewart Island and the East Cape of the North Island, so you have to come and check them out!