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Laura Kerst
Destination Specialist

I recently completed an apprenticeship at one of Southern World’s clients based in Munich and after an internship, joined the Southern World team in March 2017. My passion for travelling and tourism was strongly influenced by my parents – taking me and my sister on several trips and excursions. I love exploring new countries and cultures therefore I always had fun learning new languages. Besides German and English I speak French, Dutch, Spanish and Russian. Mountains and the sea are my happy places. I enjoy hiking and will soon tick the scuba-diving-license off the bucket list. When I’m not in the office you find me at concerts, in the cinema or around with friends and the odd glass of good wine.
My favourite place in New Zealand – as a ‘Lord of the Rings’ groupie – is Mt. Sunday (High Country) near Christchurch. A simply stunning area. But every corner of New Zealand offers something special for everybody. From wild coasts and lush rainforest over massive glaciers and spectacular mountain ranges to beautiful wine regions and other hidden gems – you have to come and find out for yourself!