Kōrero: Hutchins, Leslie

Moving into tourism

The first page of an advertising brochure, featuring a photograph of Doubtful Sound as seen from the tramping track, and the words: The Doubtful Sound Track. Takes you to the heart of Fiordland. You’ll see the most beautiful lake in New Zealand. The finest one day walk in the world. The prettiest and most majestic sound in Fiordland.

Les Hutchins launched his first tourist venture in 1954, transporting trampers by launch to the Doubtful Sound track in Fiordland National Park. This brochure advertised the service. 

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Margaret McClure. 'Hutchins, Leslie', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/6h14/hutchins-leslie (accessed 26 June 2024)