Justine Bornholdt

Assistant Expedition Leader

Growing up in New Zealand, Justine is no stranger to the great outdoors. At a youthful age, you’d find her skiing the local slopes, camping or devoting time to several sports and dance. A career path in the hospitality and tourism industry became clear when she crossed the Tasman in 2001 to Sydney, Australia.

A natural people person, Justine enjoyed working in managerial/customer service roles before her dream to design life around travel became a reality. In 2007, she joined UK travel company Trailfinders and began tailor-making exclusive vacations worldwide.

Justine has since become a citizen of the world. Fearless to spread her wings solo, she has called Vancouver and London home and continues to enjoy countless adventures across all seven continents annually.

In 2014, she was thrilled to join the sales team at Aurora Expeditions and increase her knowledge of their wild destinations. With her next opportunity to live abroad, she eagerly accepted a role on Polar Pioneer as Hotel Manager for the 2016/2017 Antarctica/Arctic seasons.

With her continued desire to learn about these vast locations, the Polar Regions are fast becoming like a second home. Into her fourth season, she looks forward to welcoming our passengers onboard as one of Aurora’s Assistant Expedition Leaders.

Justine's Expeditions

  • Up to 15% off*

    Expedition - Wild Scotland

    Wild Scotland

    11 DAYS from AU$10,700 per person

    Join us on one of our wildest adventures: walk in the Vikings’ footsteps, explore fantastic sea caves, land on World-heritage listed St Kilda and observe the world’s largest seabird colonies!

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  • New Dates

    Expedition - Svalbard Odyssey

    Svalbard Odyssey

    11/13 DAYS from AU$13,100 per person

    Circumnavigate Spitsbergen and experience a world filled with deep shimmering fjords, polar deserts, old whaling settlements and magnificent wildlife, including the mighty polar bear.

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  • New Dates

    Expedition - Jewels of the Arctic

    Jewels of the Arctic

    13/14/15 DAYS from AU$12,000 per person

    Halfway between Spitsbergen and Iceland, East Greenland’s coastline invites you to explore its breathtaking environment made of the world’s largest icebergs, welcoming Inuit communities and diverse fauna and flora.

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