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Craig Leach

Travel Specialist

About Craig

My love of travel started age 18 with an adventure on the trans-Siberian railway, it wasn’t long before I headed off overseas again for 8 years teaching scuba diving. I was lucky enough to work in and visit some amazing destinations including The Seychelles, Malaysia, Fiji, New Zealand, Cook Islands and French Polynesia before ending up living in Sydney, Australia for 6 years. My time in Australia was topped off with an epic 3 month trip circumnavigating the coast. Once back in the UK I embarked on a career in travel so I could put my extensive Australasia and South Pacific knowledge to good use helping to create unforgettable trips.

Talking points

What's your favourite destination?

Hands down Lord Howe Island. This island between Australia and New Zealand is a hidden gem that is stunning both above and below the water with bicycles the preferred way of getting around. The island is also is limited to just 400 visitors at any one time to protect its unique eco system.

Which destination is top of your bucket list, and why?

The Bungle Bungle National Park in Western Australia as getting there is half the adventure.

How many languages do you speak?

One

Which five items do you always pack when travelling?

For any Australasian adventure all you need is passport, camera and a big hat.

What's your top travel tip?

The distances in Australia and New Zealand can be vast. Avoid spending your trip in airports by picking a couple of destinations and get off the beaten track and under the skin of them.