Hayden King

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Photographer/Marketing/Traveler/Drinker
  • Studied how to take a photo... Forever a student of Life.
  • From Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Have fun. Live Life. What more is there??..


Really chilled out, love to laugh and have a good time. Live for my passions! Enjoy meeting new people, I'm at home being in the great outdoors. Love my family ~ we're all really close. Travel.. Traveling is in my blood (I was born in Dubai) - my parents traveled for 14 years! In turn, they passed their sense of adventure onto my brothers and I. I love music and the memories that get associated with various songs. Although I can't play, I can cut some pretty sweet moves on the D-floor.


Hug a stranger.
Laugh as much as possible.
Always try to learn something new.
Push your limits!
Be kind, be friendly ~ Homeless people have some the best stories!
Play it cool.

You only get one life.. So make sure you enjoy it! Unless you're a cat; then you've got options.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


If I have a couch and it's available, it's yours!


Only the best! Always had travelers/nomads/friends surf my place back home. Couches I've surfed have been nothing but delightful!

I believe I have a good CS-etiquette (always clean up after myself and replace what I use) but people do have their own ways of doing things so feel free to tell me if I'm doing it wrong. :D

I don't think you need to write a huge email when either requesting a couch or being requested but I always read peoples profiles and therefore you should do the same... At least mention some common ground so I know you read my profile. Happy days!


Laughing, photography, snowboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, scuba diving, fishing, camping, hunting & gathering, people, LIFE, music, dancing, partying, building forts, football/soccer, biking, beers & bbq's, GREAT food ~ LOVE to eat. Learning new things, meeting new people, telling a story. Anything outdoors related is pretty tops! Random adventures. Nights when you say it's going to be a quiet one and you walk in the door at sunrise.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - ANYTHING!!! My iPod doesn't discriminate towards a certain genre. NZ music is pretty rad.

MOVIES - LOVE MY MOVIES.. Will watch anything once.
Wes Anderson films are always great, Coen brothers do a fantastic job as does Guy Ritchie. Zack Snyder has awesome style. Support the locals ~ Peter Jackson, Lee Tamahori ('Once we warriors'), Taika Waititi ('BOY' -Hilarious!!). Then there is the list of foreign films which could go on and on ~ Sin Nombre, Trolljegeren, El Secreto de sus Ojos, El Infierno...

BOOKS - Last couple of books ~ 'Tokyo Vice' which was an excellent read, 'A Long Way Gone'. I enjoy books about life stories, however imagination is a wonderful thing and I'm very envious of the skill in creative writing.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

There cannot be only one!! There are so many amazing things I have been lucky enough to have seen/done.

http://vimeo.com/5988036 New Zealand in general is an AMAZING place!! I was surfing with my youngest brother and we had a pod of hector dolphins riding the waves with us AND whales breaching the surface out the back it was truly an amazing experience!!.. Mother nature rocks!

I have free dived with great white sharks, jumped off 60ft cliffs, been dog sledding, nearly drowned.. twice. Some of the simplest things are the most memorable ~ While in Laos I was walking through a remote village and the locals invited me into their hut; made me feel so welcomed and didn't ask for anything other than for me to enjoy Laos. I made a return journey a few days later and gave the kids a bunch of children's books.. They were stoked!!

Teach, Learn, Share

What would you like to know?
Maybe some photography tips??
Share a story of some kind???
I can educate you on how amazing New Zealand is! :D

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominica, Ecuador, Grenada, India, Jamaica, Japan, Laos, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S., Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Colombia, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay

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