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Meet the DGLT team

Destination Great Lake Taupo is responsible for marketing the Taupo District to domestic and international markets with the aim of increasing visitor numbers, lengths of stay, activity involvement and ensuring positive experiences to those visitors so that they share these with their families and friends.

Jane Wilson, General Manager

What should people talk to you about? Anything and everything.

What do you love about Taupo? I love swimming in the morning around the beautiful crystal clear waters of Mine Bay.

Check out Jane's LinkedIn profile.

Contact Jane on jane@lovetaupo.com.

Amanda West - Head Of Partnerships - Destination Great Lake Taupo

Amanda West, Head of Partnerships

What should people talk to you about? Anything and everything, I am the link between the tourism industry and Destination Great Lake Taupo, connecting and sharing opportunities for our local operators and accommodators.

What do you love about Taupo? I love everything about our district. I could spend all day every day running the Huka Falls track, running up Mt Tauhara and running around our stunning mountains if I could. Over the summer months I spend a lot of my time cycling the lakefront and swimming or paddle boarding in the lake. I love my backyard!

Contact Amanda on amanda@lovetaupo.com.

Valerie Wilton, Head of Digital - Destination Great Lake Taupo

Valerie Wilton, Head of Digital

What should people talk to you about? I'm inherently curious which means I'm always up for a chat – especially about digital! I love understanding target audiences and using these insights to understand what they care about and how to connect with them.

What do you love about Taupo? What don't I love? From the people and the sense of community, every day I feel like I'm living in a postcard – from taking in the mountain and lakes, to exploring our walking trails – it never gets old. I adore the geothermal areas – especially the hot pools that come from them.

Check out Valerie's LinkedIn profile.

Contact Valerie on valerie@lovetaupo.com.

Alex Leal, Digital Executive

What should people talk to you about? Your online presence on lovetaupo.com and our social media channels.

What do you love about Taupo? I love exploring our beautiful region with my dog, Coya. We both love the mountain biking, the pumice-rich soil makes for amazing all year around riding. 

Check out Alex's LinkedIn profile.

Contact Alex on alex@lovetaupo.com.

Abby Cox, Digital Marketing & Content Coordinator

What should people talk to you about? Exciting content to share Taupo's story and the amazing people in it.

What do you love about Taupo? Living in Taupo, I feel so connected to the outdoors, from the lake to Tongariro National Park to Huka Falls. I love living in such beautiful place with endless trails and hikes for me to explore.

Check out Abby's LinkedIn profile.

Contact Abby on abby@lovetaupo.com.

Kim Rademakers - Love Taupo Team | Business Events

Kim Rademakers, Trade & Business Events Executive

What should people talk to you about? Anything business events and trade marketing related. Taupo is ready and waiting to welcome visitors again, whether it be mid-week group events, or weekend getaways - I'm here to help ensure it all runs smoothly.

What do you love about Taupo? Taupo is home to me! Since growing up here and moving away for a few years there is something about this region that just draws you back. There is always something new to discover here too - small secluded bays, amazing hiking trails, and relaxing hot pools.

Check out Kim's LinkedIn profile.

Contact Kim on meet@lovetaupo.com.

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