Keen outdoors people, we often visit the glaciers to see what changes have occured in this dynamic place.
Jonathan studied botany at univesity and came to Westland in the 80's to work for the Forest Service and never left.
Julie is a primary school teacher whose main passion is travel. After leaving school she travelled the world for ten years before settling down here with Jonathan. Fifteen years ago following a transfer to work in the national park at Franz Josef and a teaching position at the local school, we built the house and Ribbonwood Retreat came into being.
We love sharing our unique environment with fellow travelers from all over the world.