Trent has expanded his professional interests well beyond the high wire. A convenor for TEDxQueenstown, he has also recently been appointed to the Board of New Zealand’s Tourism Industry Association (TIA).
Originally from Melbourne, Trent attributes his love of new people and places to childhood holidays, often visiting relations in China and Malaysia but also exploring other Asian countries.
‘I was lucky enough to be surrounded by different cultures, different languages, and lots of things I didn’t understand,’ he says. ‘I think that’s one of the most exciting things about being a traveller – to be a minority, to be hard to understand, and be forced to find your way through.’
Such enthusiasm feeds into Trent’s vision for Queenstown, that continues to celebrate its natural environment but also ‘welcomes, embraces and activates its cultural diversity’.