Callum Harland was born and raised in the Ruapehu region. His family have lived and worked in the area for more than a century.
Growing up he dreamed of wearing a silver fern on his chest on either a black rugby jersey or a singlet. His best memories include running, playing rugby and hunting with his Dad.
In later year he represented New Zealand wearing the silver fern at the World Mountain Running Championships five times. Winning a team silver medal and a bronze.
He worked in possum control throughout the King Country for 10 years. He purchased Discovery Lodge in 2002 with his youngest brother and his parents.
Callum loves New Zealand native podocarp bush. He also loves spending time at higher altitudes in tussock country around Tongariro.
He holds a current commercial helicopter licence.
He’s passionate about helping people enjoy quality time in the outdoors.