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. Even when she’s not sharing her beloved Waiheke Island with guests, you’ll usually find her in a pair of hiking boots:
Gabrielle has walked 400 kilometres of the Te Araroa trail in the South Island of New Zealand, part of Spain’s Camino de Santiago, and on the Amalfi coast. In 2016 she hiked through California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range on the 340-kilometre John Muir trail and last year she spent a month hiking in the Dolomites in Northern Italy and Switzerland.
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.
Wonderful experience on Waiheke Island! - Although the weather was dull with light rain at the beginning of our hike, our wonderful guide Tyler engaged our attention right away with her knowledge of the flora and... read more
The perfect way to explore the Hauraki Gulf - We had a fabulous day out on board Pacific Star with skipper Bruce and walking guide Lucie. Can’t think of a better way to explore and learn about the history... read more