Brett & Paula Brennen took over the Ducks and Drakes Boutique Motel & Backpackers from September 2014. Having decided to make a lifestyle change after years of working on the corporate treadmill in Australia, the opportunity that Ducks & Drakes afforded was too good to pass up.
For Paula, it meant moving back to New Plymouth where she was born and raised bringing her closer to her parents and extended family. For Brett, it meant the excitement of building a wonderful business amongst a lifestyle he enjoys.
Brett is a keen stand up paddle boarder, loves playing guitar and in lieu of being able to play and coach baseball (he is a life member of Petersham Leichhardt Baseball Club in Australia) he has joined one of the local 20/20 cricket teams. Paula continues to enjoy Beach Volleyball on the black sands of New Plymouth, a wee bit of golf and stand up paddle boarding when the conditions are just right. Both share a love of good food & wine not to mention a good laugh.
Their teenage daughter joins them on this exciting journey moving to a new school and meeting new people whilst their son finishes college in America. Border Collies Aroha and Zulu have added to the homely feel of the place while Seth the cat finds a new quiet spot each day to curl up and sleep.
Welcome to their home.