Native New Zealander Tessa Clarke (pictured on left) calls both New Zealand and Australia “my countries” – and she treasures seeing them with fresh eyes as she leads Odysseys tours. “I love that I get to show off my two beautiful and amazing countries with people who want to get ‘involved,’ not just visit,” she says.
"What a treasure Tessa Clarke is!"Joseph Burke
Wellesley Hills, MA
Tessa especially enjoys traveling with her Odysseys guests. “They are such great fun to travel with and want to experience and try new things and learn everything they possibly can about the land they are travelling in. They love meeting ‘ordinary’ Kiwis [New Zealanders] from all walks of life and readily engage with them. I also love that Odysseys guests are very well travelled and understand the ups and downs that are part of the whole experience of travel,” says the veteran tour director.
When not on tour, Tessa enjoys gardening, going on bush walks and to the beach, and cooking for friends and family.