Adventure Jet and Adventure Duck has a fantastic crew with extensive experience in boating and tourism. They are enthusiastic advocates of anything adrenalin and bring a range of talent and professionalism to pier 3a ready to host you on your next adventure.


Team Member

Paul (Mac) Macaulay


the CEO of Auckland Adventure Jet has been involved in river jet boating for most of his life. Born and raised in South Canterbury Mac bought his first farm in Temuka at 18 years old.

Looking for a new challenge he used to his passion for jet boating as inspiration. The Macaulay family decided to move north and introduce a well built South Island machine to go where no jet boat has gone before... Downtown Auckland.

Team Member

Emma Collins

Operations / Marketing

Emma was born and raised in the lower north island before moving to Queenstown to study Adventure Tourism Management. Since a young age, she has known that tourism is the industry for her and she is very passionate about the outdoors.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys anything outdoors, mountain biking, kayaking, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends

Team Member

Jo-Anne Salvador


Jo-anne was born in the Philippines, but raised on Auckland’s North Shore. Before joining the team, she studied travel & tourism for two years at ITC. She loves working and helping people which makes tourism the obvious career for her.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Team Member

Mark (Gravy) Hardgrave


Mark was raised in Masterton before joining the Royal New Zealand Navy where he completed 18 years of service as a seaman. He spent the last part of his career training up the Navy boat drivers and has since left and has joined the team as a skipper.

In his spare time he does special effects / pyrotechnics and prop making. You will see him most time at Armageddon Expo each year.

Team Member

Stevo Orum


Stevo Orum grew up out in West Auckland, then after school he went and studied at The New Zealand School of Travel And Tourism.

Before joining the team he took a 4 month break and went cycling South America on his push bike for an adventure and enjoys anything out doors such as Surfing, Mountain Biking, long walks on the beach and candle lit dinners!

Team Member

Pounamu Higgs

Duck Driver

Born and raised in the top of the South Island, Pounamu came from a family with transport history. She always loved driving, starting in a go cart on the lawn as a kid, having moved onto the duck bus.

In her spare time, she is involved in tennis, badminton, spending time with her family or reading a good book.

Team Member

Nathan Hanson

Operations Manager - Duck

grew up in the central Auckland suburb of Morningside. He has always had passion for anything with an engine and left school to do mechanics. Nathan has recently joined the team full time as Coordinator/Operations Manager for Auckland Adventure Duck after leaving Coca Cola. He played a major role in the refurbishment of the Adventure Duck so is the company amphibious expert!


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