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About Walking by Nature

Gabrielle Young has over 15 years experience in the tourism industry on Waiheke Island, having founded two successful tourism businesses in the early 2000s: Giverny Inn, a boutique accommodation business and Visit Waiheke, a holiday home rental business.

She has also been Chair of Waiheke Island Tourism.

Gabrielle founded Giverny Gardens, a permaculture training centre and demonstration garden, and ran training courses in sustainable living on Waiheke for several years.

She is passionate about the outdoors, is an incurable adventurer, traveller and conservationist, and likes nothing more than getting outside and connecting with nature.

Gabrielle has walked 400km on the Te Araroa trail in the South Island of New Zealand. She has hiked part of the Camino in Spain, and on the Amalfi coast. In 2016 she hiked the John Muir trail in the United States.

Gabrielle has consulted for many years in organisation development, HR, and leadership development. She has coached executives and teams to help them attain high performance.

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