Destination Pacific – New Zealand

Heather R. Coplestone, Destination Pacific/French Polynesia and Australia

Heather R. Coplestone
Managing Director

A New Zealander by birth and now living in Australia, Heather grew up by and on the water. A member of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, she lives by the beach in Sydney and enjoys beach walks, yoga and champagne – not necessarily in that order! Heather travels frequently between all 3 countries.

John D. Miller, Destination Pacific/French Polynesia and Australia

John D. Miller
Director of Finance

John enjoys motor sports and all sports, especially when the All Black Rugby Team wins, considering he is a New Zealander. John has two young sons and he and his wife Lisa enjoy participating in their wonderful development. John travels extensively and enjoys operating programs in New Zealand and Bora Bora.

Kylie Michell, Destination Pacific/French Polynesia and Australia

Kylie Michell
Senior Program Manager

Kylie grew up in Florence, Italy and returned to her birth country, Australia, in 1993 where she has worked in the travel and event industry ever since. She speaks fluent Italian, French and Aussie and enjoys photographing her growing daughters and the world around her.

Kristina Parkinson, New Zealand DMC

Kristina Parkinson
Sales & Marketing Manager

Kristina, a true “Kiwi” has been involved in the airline and travel industry for over 3 decades. Her hand-on approach and commitment to providing excellence is a trademark. Kristina enjoys sports and gardening and travels extensively.

Business Boating Trip to New Zealand

“KIA ORA” – Welcome to New Zealand!

Maori and Polynesian culture, unique wildlife, the All Black Rugby, crafts, fiord land parks, beaches, spectacular harbor sights and sounds and a superb coastline – “Aotearoa” (in Maori) – Land of the Long White Cloud. This is New Zealand!

Queenstown is a Premier Resort Town
In Queenstown, South Island, you can experience more in a day than most do in a lifetime! Pure mountain air and vivid blue lakes…adrenalin-fueled adventures by day and exciting nightlife at day’s end. Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier resort town.

Big Name Events and Locations
New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland in the North Island, rates as one of the best cities in the world, with all major airlines flying there. Auckland, known as the “city of sails”, is the current holder of the America’s Cup Yachting Trophy – the oldest international sporting trophy. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) based in Auckland is the host club for the March 2021 races. New Zealand is home to the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The Hobbiton Movie Set, located 90 minutes from Auckland, was a significant location used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series.

Unspoiled Beauty
New Zealand is a jewel-green island nation, packed with trout-filled lakes, stunning tropical beaches, steaming thermal pools, native temperate rainforest, rolling lush farmland and snow-capped mountain ranges. Among its many treasures are vast unspoiled national parks, volcanic wonderlands, awesome primeval glaciers and deep, clear, freshwater lakes.

Experience the Kiwi-Spirit!
Above all, New Zealand gives the impression of openness: openness of opportunity for those who have settled here, openness from “Kiwis” towards visitors and open spaces to roam in. These are rare qualities in an increasingly crowded world. Destination Pacific New Zealand invites you to come on down and experience the Kiwi-spirit.

Zipline Queenstown, New Zealand
Exploring New Zealand by Land Rover, DMC
Auckland, New Zealand, DMC
Boat cruises in New Zealand for DMC events