Creator of Why She Adventures Formerly Adventure Girls

Hi, I’m Senka

I’m an adventure seeker and a women’s adventure crudasor and I’m here to showcase all the amazing adventures we epic women can get out and do here in beautiful Aotearoa.

I grew up in Auckland, played sports at school, but didn’t discover my love for exploring the outdoors till my early 20’s.

It was in was around 2002 that I launched Adventure Girls, kick ass adventures for women, and I’ve been on a mission ever since then to inspire as many women in NZ to get out doors and do cool shit.

At 40 I finally said ‘HELL YES’ to something that I had wanted to for at least a decade…

With that, I sold 2/3rd of everything I owned, built out the back of my 4WD ‘Hank The Tank’ and traveled New Zealand for 5 months and explored the true beauty of my country.

I saw some amazing places through out New Zealand and meet incredible every day women out there adventuring despite their circumstances.

It’s been impossible to ignore my obsession with the outdoors over the past 20 years, no matter the challenges that have come up. I always feel myself being pulled back to it.

In 2020 after 16 years of running Adventure Girls, we re-birthed into Why She Adventures,  and added to a new project dedicated to conversations with inspiring everyday women in New Zealand about ‘why they adventure’, the challenges and struggles they have had and how adventure has positively influenced their lives.

I’m so stoked your here and I can’t wait to catch you out on an adventure real soon.




I love to share my journey on all things adventure, outdoors, starting a business, loosing everything and having to start over again, struggles with self belief and confidence.

I’ve spoken at info evenings, on podcasts, interviews and from the stage, with the underlying message of getting more women outdoors doing cool shit in NZ. I’ve hosted, and MC’d events with 1,600 women and thrive in this space.

Please feel free to reach out if you’d like to talk about speaking opportunities.