Born in the UK and raised in New Zealand, Daniel has extensive first-hand experience of Down Under. He points to the vast differences between Southeast Asia’s myriad islands, beaches and cities as his favourite reason behind his repeated visits to the Far East, with Koh Lipe a particular standout thanks to its amazing white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.

Daniel’s career in travel began helping those enjoy self-drives in cars and campervans across New Zealand, before moving to London in 2012 to begin a life designing tailor-made holidays for his clients. He is well travelled across Europe, Asia, the South Pacific and North America.

Favourite moment

Snorkelling and swimming at Lizard Island, Australia

Top recommendation

Sailing on an exclusive junk boat around Halong Bay’s beautiful karst peaks

Ask me about

  • Hidden gems of New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty and Far North regions
  • Wildlife you can see on Kangaroo Island, South Australia
  • Things to see and do at the Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam
  • The wonders of Kuang Si Falls, Laos
  • Land and sea adventures of Lizard Island, Queensland

My travels

My stories

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Unusual adventures: luxury in the most unlikely places

How to combine unique adventure with world-class luxury, from stilted African camps to opulent rail journeys through the Andes.

Wine grapes ripening in the sun

Sauvignon and Beyond

Melanie Brown, wine buyer at London’s The Providores restaurant, gives a taste of her latest New Zealand wine venture.