We moved to Cromwell in December 2014 after purchasing Carrick Lodge Motel. We are not new to the Accommodation business as we were the first leasees of the Bella Vista Motel in Te Anau and after selling in 2006 we jumped the ditch and spent 6 years in Australia – Mainly in Mackay Queensland. The call home became too strong and we chose to return. We wanted our Daughter Jaclyn to cement the beauty of NZ firmly in her heart and we are certainly not regretting the decision.
Doug is a Butcher by trade and in Australia he completed an Adult Apprentiship in Civil Construction. His official job titles now at Central Park Apartments are too numerous to list. His love for Motorsport may have had something to do with our decision to move next door to Highlands Motorsport Park. He is the Volunteer Coordinator for Central Otago Motorsport Club and spends many enjoyable hours giving back to a sport he is so passionate about. Be prepared for enthusiastic car conversations.
Jaclyn has adjusted very well to living in a business situation. She also likes the extra pocket money she is able to earn in the holidays. In Australia she was a regular Bindy Irwin handling all kinds of wriggling creatures much to my horror. Here she has become a Sporty Spice and enjoys Netball, Snow/Water Skiing and is a competitive Equestrian. She also gives Doug a run for his money on the Highlands Go Carts so a little petrol runs in her veins - inherited from her Father no doubt.
My hospitality initiation began in Te Anau intermitted with a number of years travelling overseas. In Mackay I worked for State and Local Government in Administration, Finance and Compliance positions and these are the strengths I bring to our Business. My passion is a different kind of horse power so I support Jaclyn with her riding. I am also a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations – in other words a Mother and Wife, not a well-paid position but a very rewarding one!
We hope you enjoy your stay with us – if there is anything we can do to make your stay memorable please let us know.
Marg, Doug and Jaclyn Hay