42 Days, 2 Countries, 6 States, 1 Territory, 15 Cities/Locations, 14 Flights and not a single mishap. On top of that, we had a GREAT TIME! A TRIP OF A LIFE-TIME! Our six week adventure to Australia and Singapore was our most memorable vacation to date.
We saw and experienced more than most of the travellers we met en-route and we were the envy of many of the Australians we met; we saw more of Australia than most of them have. We not only saw all the iconic tourist sites but also saw and experienced some of the many sites that most tourist would not know existed. Examples would be the Mail-run through the outback of the Northern Territory; we accomplanied the mail contractor when he did his 600 plus kilometre route in delivering mail to a few outback cattle stations and we stayed in an underground hotel in Coober Pedy, the Opal capital of Australia. A large part of this was because Dianne organized it for us.
This flawless trip did not happen on its own. Dianne listened to our wants and offered suggestions to enhance it with “what we didn’t know that we wanted”. She organized, check and double-checked each and every component to ensure it met with our wishes. She did such a great job that in our 6 weeks of travel through every Australian state and territory, we did not have one “hiccup” or disappointment. To ensure that our trip was on track, she and her Australia liasion agent monitored our travel and contacted us periodically to ensure that “everything was ok”. We have travelled to many locations with the aid of many fine travel agents but we did not have until now, the service of a true professional who is knowledgeable and caring. Dianne is a wonderful find and without hesitation we recommend her to family and friends. Dianne will certainly be organizing our next adventure.
I was first introduced to Dianne when I required a travel agent to help me book a 6-week trip to Africa. With her knowledge and my student budget she worked out the details of the most amazing trip I’ve taken to date – also ensuring that I, as a lone female traveler, was safe and taken care of from the moment I departed Canada to my return. She took my “ideas” of an itinerary and made it a reality – it was marvelous and I would return to her services in an instant for my next trip! Thanks Dianne!
What a pleasure to work with Dianne on our trip to the World Master Games in Sydney, Australia. Every detail was covered in a professional and friendly manner. Our visit with 28 people for a 3 week stay in Australia went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend Dianne for all your travel needs.
After a great deal of difficulty in finding a travel agent who could put together a trip to New Zealand for my family in Ontario… I found Dianne who did it seamlessly from across the country. We needed a specific itinerary- taking several days out of the trip to visit friends in Christchurch over Christmas. Dianne put together an incredible New Zealand trip for us – we travelled from one tip to the other, East and West included. I would have thought Dianne knew me from childhood as every spot we visited or stayed at – was exactly what I would have chosen myself (had I known the country). Dianne also suggested a stopover in the Cook Islands- which I would never had thought to include – and was a highlight. Well done Dianne!
Dianne has been of great help arranging my travels to Australia. It’s always nice to have someone who knows (grown up in) the country you’re traveling to. Even in adversity she has made herself available to help resolve an issue I was faced with.
I will continue to hire Dianne for her services, you will too.
I highly recommend Dianne. I organize many fundraising adventure groups to places like Kilimanjaro and Everest Base-Camp. Dianne has always been a great help for my personal travel needs as well as those of my groups.
Dianne was a wonderful “find” through a former colleague. She was able to find travel solutions that were far more convenient and affordable than a previous company I had been dealing with. In one case, she saved my organization more than $800 on a trip to Southeast Asia. In addition to the savings, the flight was far better than what was proposed by other agents. She is wonderful to deal with and makes you feel as if you’ve known her for years. I highly recommend working with her and GoWalkabout Travel.
Hi Dianne: I am writing to say a huge “Thanks” for the terrific organization of our trip to New Zealand. The South Island and our trek with Wilson through Abel Tasman Park were simply perfect in every way (with the exception of the sand fly bites). The second week driving ourselves down to Christchurch was equally fine. Both Alex and I feel that your choice of activities, lodgings, et al, was really suited to our tastes. I have no doubt we’ll be using GoWalkabout Travel again. Your service is too good to pass up. Can’t imagine why anyone wants to hassle their way through online holiday bookings. I should also say an extra “bless you” for dealing with my panicked emails early in the planning stage.
Hi Dianne, Just wanted to let you know that we have arrived home safely after travelling around a country where pretty much everything can kill you!. Your connections all worked out splendidly, and after initial doubts about having our own guides on Fraser and in the Daintree, we were totally impressed with them and had a much more complete experience because of it. So thanks very much for all your hard work – dinner at the Aria in Sydney was splendid for Thanksgiving – and if we return to Australia we will be sure to contact you. All the best.
The trip was amazing to Australia and New Zealand. Flights, hotels and tours all went well, and overall we had really good weather. We really enjoyed the variety of accommodations as well, and you had everything so well laid out that all we had to do was connect the dots on our map and arrive on time. Absolutely loved the koala encounter by Cairns as well. Getting to hand-feed the kangaroos was an unexpected bonus! (and Ed got to see crocs in the wild while we were on the rainforest tour, made his whole trip). I would recommend you to anyone traveling there. (Have already bragged you up to several people at work!). Thanks for the great job, and thanks again for the birthday treat!