We had a fabulous trip! We had so much fun and saw so many interesting and neat things – it was awesome! The itinerary you put together for us was perfect for us. We had the right combination of planned activities and time to leisurely make our way between destinations, taking in the sights and walks along the way! We’re happy to say that driving in NZ proved to be much easier than we anticipated :). All of the accommodations were great. The ones that had breakfast included served a bountiful breakfast! We would recommend any/all of them to future travelers.
Your New Zealand support team were very responsive, helpful and kind. They took away any last minute worries that we had as we went along. It was both helpful and reassuring to have someone in NZ who could answer those last minute questions!
NZ is a beautiful destination, and one that we would be happy to return to at some point in the future.
We appreciated all of your expertise, common sense tips, support and help as we planned and went on this adventure. It was great fun working with you – you made both the planning and the trip exciting. We are considering Australia in the next couple of years, and will certainly be calling you up for your expert help once again!
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Thanks to Dianne, our recent tour of New Zealand and Australia was truly a trip of a lifetime. Her upfront process of gathering our input on travel preferences, trip goals and likes/dislikes resulted in an itinerary that was truly customized and personalized for us. She built on our input by adding adventures and experiences that were unexpected and exciting…yet fit nicely within the parameters we outlined. The trip logistics were impeccable with no missteps along the way. And, the little details made our experience very special…right down to the “Happy Anniversary” wishes we received from hotels/restaurant/tour operators all along the way.
Thank you so so much to Dianne and her team at GoWalkabout Travel!
It had been our dream to have our delayed honeymoon in Australia and New Zealand for so long that we can not believe that it really happened!
From start to finish working with Dianne and her team was made not only easy but fun. We had full input on every aspect of planning our vacation and we felt like everything that we did we actually chose to do instead of wasting our time on things that were of no interest to us.
Thanks so much for taking us on as clients!
We hope to be back for an anniversary trip!
My husband and I have traveled before thru travel agencies but we have never had a catered trip before. Boy, did Dianne deliver! She had everything laid out for us. It was wonderful from the pickups to the tour guides, the hotel rooms and her suggestions. She chose an overnight boat trip for us and that is something we will never forget.
It rained and snowed all day but it was beautiful with the clouds and sun coming through. This was just an amazing trip and we have her and her crew to thank for all the wonderful memories.
If anyone should even mention a trip I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Thank you so much!!
Thanks Dianne for such a lovely trip!
A colleague told me about a wonderful trip she had to New Zealand and recommended we contact GoWalkabout Travel. Dianne was quick to email me back and took a lot of time getting to know what we wanted out of our trip. Within a few weeks, a customized itinerary was sent to us. We didn’t have to do a thing! Dianne took care of every last detail. In fact, when our flight was delayed out of the states, Dianne answered the phone (at almost midnight) and averted what seemed like a crisis. In spite of traveling heavily for 15 years, I’ve never worked with someone who took such attention to detail and had so much insider information. We plan to use her again in future travels and can’t say enough good things about her!!!
Just wanted to say thank you for a great trip and give a few feedback comments.
Thanks for the tips to bring warmer clothing, it was definitely needed at Wulpa Gorge trip in Uluru and Kangaroo Island and Sydney.
The tours through Kangaroo Island were also outstanding and we got our fill of kangaroos and wallabies which we then barely saw for the rest of the trip outside of zoos. The food served on the lunches on those trips were the best meals we had in Australia. The Aurora Hotel was perfectly adequate for a night and the dinner was actually rather good considering its isolation in Kingscote.
Your support team in Australia was excellent and got in touch with us on several occasions to confirm travel arrangements that were changed by airlines- really appreciated having that added support and protection in a foreign country.
Once again, thanks for a great trip and you have a great team backing you up. I couldn’t have done this on my own. It ‘s your fault that I unexpectedly fell in love with Australia and will have to return at a later date!
We both can’t believe it’s our last weekend in New Zealand! Our time here has gone so quickly. There is not one thing we would have changed, and that says a lot I think….
Each of the 3 guided walks we did were exceptional, with all the guides being so personable and knowledgeable. We saw and experienced things we wouldn’t have done on our own (and these outings definitely made the most of our available time). The locations and choices for our accommodations have been perfect. The settings have been amazing! A big shout out to our hosts at the 2 B&B’s we stayed at! These were a big surprise- superb accommodations and gracious hosts in lovely picture perfect settings! (great food too!!).
You have crafted a wonderful itinerary for us. We would definitely not have been able to see and experience everything we have, without your guidance. Thanks again for everything!
We have never been the type of people who have used a travel agent before but with planning such a big trip to Australia we were starting to feel overwhelmed.
We found Dianne and GoWalkabout Travel when doing a search for Australian Specialists and we chose them because they were a smaller boutique agency.
Straight away they made us feel very comfortable and listened to our needs. They guided us through each step and gave advice and different suggestions on things that suited our style of travel. We are baby boomers and we have a few health issues so they were very mindful to only choose tour companies that would still give us a great experience.
We highly recommend this company and are so happy we found them!
Thanks again for sending us on our once in a lifetime trip!
I am a solo traveler and would not hesitate to recommend Dianne Hall and Go Walkabout Travel. Working with someone from Australia gives you that extra confidence when booking. Dianne helped me plan out an itinerary that included a visit with friends. Since I was on my own Dianne recommended that I go on a planned bus trip after leaving my friend’s house in Melbourne. I chose to share a room in order not to pay the single supplement. She did warn me that I could end up with a snorer or such things, but luckily I had no problem with my roommate. The whole trip was so well planned and went off without hitches. I had a great time, met great people and wish that I could go back. Dianne is well organized and ensures that you have every last thing required to ensure a smooth trip. I highly recommend using her services.
We wanted to send you a big thank you for the amazing handcrafted itinerary that you designed for us to Australia.
Ever since I was a little girl I had dreamed of having a romantic honeymoon in Australia and you made it happen!
We both love to be active but after planning such a big wedding we enjoyed our down time by the beach so much. We went out snorkeling most days and actually felt relaxed at the end of our vacation – for once!
Thank you again for helping us create some memories. We are looking forward to planning an anniversary trip in the future to New Zealand and we will be in contact for sure!