We had an amazing trip to New Zealand. Everything was extremely smooth and no glitches whatsoever. We loved everything we did and only wished we had more time – isn’t that always the way?! We were thrilled at how easy you made everything…. we just had to drive the car!
My wife and I booked our vacation to Australia with a stopover in New Zealand with GoWalkabout Travel this past October.
We spent 23 days between the both countries with 11 days in New Zealand and 12 days in Australia. Intially we were concerned that we would be really short on time to see both countries but Dianne assured us that she would customize a great itinerary for the amount of time we had.
Well she certainly did just that! During our time in New Zealand we got to visit both the North and South Island. We rode the Tranz Alpine train and we got to go horse riding through some of the beautiful scenery where the Hobbit and Lord of The Rings was filmed. We also drank copious amounts of wonderful New Zealand wine!
In Australia we snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef, rode camels at sunrise to view Uluru and went for a hike in the beautiful Blue Mountains.
We feel like we got to see so much in 23 days but we know there is so much more! We could spend the rest of our lives touring both countries and still feel like we have not visited all the amazing areas.
Non of this could have happened without our wonderful travel agent Dianne. Her knowledge and experience was beyond anything we expected.
Thanks again Dianne for an amazing and truly unforgettable trip of our lifetime!
G’day (I finally learned how to spell that correctly!)
My wife and I wanted to write and congratulate you and your team on customizing our dream vacation to Australia.
We knew from the start that we may not be your normal type of clientele and that we required extra work, but never once did you make us feel any different.
Our vacation went off without a single hitch which is very unusual for us when we travel!
My wife was so excited to finally hold a Koala (I know it is not a bear) and I finally got to try a surf lesson on Bondi Beach. We found the Aussie people so friendly and feel like we could have stayed their forever.
Thanks again for treating us like we were your one and only clients. I have already been telling all of our friends about your company!
We just wanted to thank you for the amazing trip that you planned for us to Australia. With 6 people traveling we know it was hard to juggle everyone’s requests but some how you managed to do just that!
Some of our vacation highlights were our 4 night cruise on the Great Barrier Reef where we had so much time to snorkel! Our self drive and wine tour in the Margaret River region of Western Australia was so much fun and a few headaches were had the next day… you are from an amazing area! We loved cycling around Rottnest Island or “Rotto” as you locals call it. Those little Quokka’s are really cute.. we wanted to bring one home with us!
Once again we can not thank you enough for putting this together for us. My daughter is planning to have her honeymoon in Tahiti in 2017 and I have already told her to contact GoWalkabout Travel!
Dianne Hall and GoWalkAbout Travel are amazing. We celebrated our 30th anniversary with a 5 1/2 week trip to New Zealand and Australia. We gave her our dates and she planned every detail. It was perfect from start to finish! She was in constant communication with us in the planning stages, gave us detailed itineraries and assistance until the moment of departure, and checked in with us throughout our journey to make sure everything was going according to plan. The adventures she planned for us were fantastic and in several cases were some we had not heard of. We highly recommend Dianne and her team to everyone and are already planning our next adventure with her!
GoWalkAboutTravel has organized major trips for us to Australia and New Zealand. We worked together to define our itineraries and then travelled on our own in both countries, moving from one location to the next seamlessly. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend GoWalkAboutTravel as the “go-to” expert for adventures in Australia and New Zealand. In fact, friends who acted on our referral, were very happy they did so.
It was a trip of a lifetime!! 42 days down under without a mishap. Every thing was working like clockwork. Every person was there to pick us up or to drop us off. If they were late (happened once, accident on a bridge in Sydney, they called and let us know) The side trips were well done, very informative and diversified. The accommodation was sometimes out of this world. Thanks Dianne and it was a pleasure meeting you and you taking the time to meet us in Sydney.
We are back into the reality of life and I think fully recovered. We had a fantastic time! Thank you so much for the great itinerary. New Zealand was absolutely beautiful! Our first week on the South Island we kept saying it couldn’t get any better and it kept getting better. We did a couple of our tours in the pouring rain but even with that we loved it. Our overnight on Doubtful Sound was one of the rainy ones but as a result we saw so many waterfalls and were able to kayak in the rain which was a great experience. I loved the Te Anau Glow Worm tour. Our favorite of all was the Moreaki Wilderness Lodge. Everything about it was fantastic. We hiked, we kayaked, we took a late night walk with the host who is a naturalist and his insights enhanced the experience. We saw glow worms and stars like we never had seen before. It was a great place in the middle of nowhere with lots of birds and the sound of water outside our window. We would highly recommend it. We really enjoyed both our farm stays. The tour in Auckland was good because it showed us the city and the countryside and the dinner cruise was a great way to end our time in New Zealand.
The itinerary was set up with enough time that we could fit in some things that weren’t on the list but we were glad we didn’t miss like a drive through the Crowne Range and the Catlins Coast Drive. We adjusted quickly to the driving and we both kept saying how glad we were that we didn’t do a bus tour and had our trip designed instead! We liked the B&B’s because we got to visit with other people from around the world.
Thank you again, Dianne. It was a fantastic trip and we felt we could have stayed a couple more weeks.
When we were planning out trip to Australia, we contacted several different tour companies. From the beginning, Dianne really stood out. She spent a significant amount of time on the front end learning what we were interested in and what we did not like about previous tours. Her insights and recommendations were spot on, and she did not hesitate to caution against a plan if she felt it would not be a memorable experience. Her attention to detail and availability were unparalleled. I would definitely recommend GoWalkabout Travel to any of my friends and family. Thanks again for our trip! We had a fantastic time!
Dianne planned a fantastic honeymoon for us. We travelled to New Zealand and a Roratonga (Cook Island). We gave her an idea of the things and activities that we like to do and she just rolled with it! We didn’t really know much about either place, so didn’t have too much of a preference of where we wanted to go, but with her knowledge she was able to send us to some amazing places. We were also on quite a tight budget, but Dianne was able to make it work for us while still having us experience some great hotels/motels and do some fabulous tours. The itinerary she planned for us was so nice to have and so easy to follow. Since we were on our honeymoon, we just wanted to relax and didn’t want to have to plan anything. She detailed everything by day, when to pick up our car hire, when to go to the airport, times for tours and also reminded us to check in with our flights. She also provided us with numbers to call in case we had any issues, so we felt very secure. Thanks for planning us a wonderful honeymoon!