Tom Powell

Aukland, Auckland, New Zealand

Tom Powell

Aukland, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Photographer / Graphic Designer
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


looking for a home in NZ, hopefully Wellington.


I havent used this site for a year or two but feeling like its time again. I've been travelling and working for the past 4-5 years I guess, starting in NZ, then Canada, then Australia and I've just made the move back here after finding another years visa. I'm looking for a job that might even keep me longer, and hoping to settle for a while in Wellington.

I'm a graphic designer and photographer and part time aspiring writer of sorts. I've just had a couple of recent travel stories published in various magazines based around bike touring and surf. Ive recently ridden the Pacific Coast Highway from Portland, oregon down to Mexico and been using a similar site to couch surfing for bike tourers called warm showers.

I camp a lot, take lots of photographs, practice yoga most days, run, cycle, cycle tour, hike, surf and love a good cup of single origin coffee from my aeropress.

my last bike tour story is here:

and some of my photos

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

People keep stealing my almond milk in hostels.


Surfing, photographing, cycling (bike touring, bikepacking, commuting), yoga, hiking, climbing, coffee.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies, I like any wes anderson, most of the cohen brothers, harmony corin, gus van san,

Books: Paolo Cohelho, The alchemist is great, Kerouack and all those beat guys, electric kool aid acid test, Hunter Thompson, John Muir, Ekhart Tolle

Music: Neil Young, Smog Devendra Banhart, Slow Magic, Bon Iver, Django Reinhardt, Big L, Biggie.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Cycled the Basque coast towing surboards on an old beaten up bike.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can bake bread, or can take a good photograph, its hard to say but im willing to share anything I can do. who wants to learn to make almond milk, or I can adjust your down dog. Handstands, Im good at those.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Always down to cook and drink.

Countries I’ve Visited

Laos, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Andorra, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom

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