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Animals & Marine Life, Beach, Food, Skiing, Wine Enthusiast
“Ever thought you'd take in Australia from a hot air balloon before breakfast?”
Let me set the scene. It's dark, pre-dawn; you're floating above fields where kangaroos and camels (yes camels!) roam the fields below. Ever thought you'd take in Australia from a hot air balloon before breakfast? Let me share my secrets of this amazing continent. As an expert on Australia, I can help you plan your complete trip. There is nothing like taking a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef or visiting remote uninhabited islands. Enjoy a swim, snorkel or a glass bottom boat ride. Walk along famous Bondi Beach or do serious Darling Harbour shopping. For something different, why not climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or take a camel ride through Red Rock? From rural chateaus with unique charm to the wine country of Melbourne, I can help you choose the right hotels, excursions and all the extras that make this land so special. Call me today and we'll start planning your adventure down under.
“The Outback captivates me with its beauty of land and mountain.”
My fourteenth visit to Australia was in October of 2011. I have traveled extensively in every state and territory and through dozens of national parks. The Outback captivates me with its beauty of land and mountain, termite mounds, dried up rivers and aboriginal cave art. Whether you are traveling by camel, 4WD, bike, boat, bus or plane, there's always another thrill to experience. It's a country which continually surprises and captivates. I am proud of my status as a Kiwi Specialist and Premier Aussie Specialist. What do I do that's different from other travel planners? I know my passion for, and knowledge of Australia, combined with my organizational skills, detailed planning and dedication to exceed my clients expectations, sets me apart from the rest. In addition to Australia, I have traveled extensively abroad (over 100 countries), and lived fifteen years in Europe and the Middle East. I truly enjoy people and encourage them to expand their horizons through travel. Contact me so I can help plan your next vacation.
“Australians are welcoming and warm; turning strangers into friends is easily accomplished during a visit here.”
In over 15 years of traveling to Australia and customizing vacations there for my clients, I've learned the value of getting to know the locals and discovering what makes each town special. Add the fact that I've received my Specialist Certification, and you know your adventure Down Under is in good hands. From embarking on the Bridge Walk over Sydney to grappling with nature on a rafting excursion, my recommendations will lead to indelible memories. Are you an animal lover? Ride horseback through the rainforest or share a snack with kangaroos; and should you meet a penguin, remember they always have the right of way. Want to get to know the locals? I've got valuable tips on how to be sensitive to native beliefs, and I can even arrange homestays with families living in the Outback-the ultimate way to experience true Aussie hospitality. This is undoubtedly the stuff from which vacation dreams are made, so contact me today to start building your dream.
Gardening, Hiking, Local History & Culture, Music, Scuba/Snorkel
“Australia is one of the most unique countries in the world---wildlife, nightlife, great food and wine as amazing beaches.”
I have been to Australia many times during my 22 years in the travel industry. On each visit I explore new areas and add to my knowledge of this vast and wonderful country, and believe me, when considering a trip to Australia, you're going to find a continent's worth of sights to see and things to do. Probably on your list of "must do's" are Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef, the beautiful city of Sydney and Kangaroo Island, the wine country of the Barossa Valley and the wild flowers of the Avon Valley. You may also have thought about going to Queensland, home of the Great Barrier Reef, or enjoying Tasmania's dramatic mountains, dense forests and pristine beaches. Australia offers something---no dozens of things---for everyone. Do call me, for we'll have a lot to talk about in planning your ideal Australian vacation.
Museums, Music, Sightseeing, Speaks a foreign language, Theater & Concerts
“Discover the wonders of the underwater world in some of the world's most pristine waters.”
Is it time you experience the magic of the Down Under? Let me help you with all the choices you face while crafting the ideal trip. Having lived there for eight years, and having worked there as a travel agent , coupled with my 30 year of experience as a travel consultant , I can present you with many options to make your trip unforgettable. You can sail on a yacht along the unspoiled islands of the Great Barrier Reef. If you enjoy snorkeling or diving, Australia is a great destination to discover the wonders of the underwater world in some of the world's most pristine waters. Why not treat yourself to a glass of Champaign in the middle of the desert while admiring the ever-changing colors of Uluru during sunset? You can have your picture taken with a koala, enjoy a lunch cruise along the beautiful Sydney harbor, or experience the exquisite shopping and restaurants in any of the big cities. Australia's diversity of experience is incredible, it's true that under one continent you can combine cosmopolitan cities with relaxation at some of the most beautiful beaches ? the options are endless! Contact me today and we'll start finding the path that's right for you!
Beach, Food, Gardening, Scuba/Snorkel, Wine Enthusiast
“I can design a customized itinerary for you that includes fabulous experiences.”
Australia is about the size of the United States, and there is so much more to it than just Sydney, the Barrier Reef and the Outback. Having co-owned a travel company for eight years that specialized in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, I have custom-tailored hundreds of Australian vacations. On my own trips there-I have visited 10 times-I have discovered so many diverse experiences in Australia that I can personally recommend. Did you know that you can ride a camel near Uluru (Ayers Rock), go luging in Tasmania, hand-feed koalas or watch baby turtles hatching? I can arrange for you to go wine tasting in the Barossa or watch fairy penguins emerging from the sea. Or perhaps you'd rather glide above mobs of kangaroos in a hot-air balloon over the Atherton Tablelands at dawn? If you're feeling brave, I can even help you dive among great white sharks-in a cage, of course! With my attention to detail, it can all come together seamlessly.
Beach, Hiking, Mountains, Sightseeing, Spa
“Dont' miss the quaint town of Manly while visiting Australia, quick ferry ride from Sydney.”
G'day! Welcome to Australia, the Land of Oz, where all kinds of fun and adventure await. The only catch is, you'll want to know exactly where to look! As a travel planning veteran with over two decades in the biz and an insider's view of the country (I have traveled Australia extensively with a native), I'll walk you through everything from accommodations to food, shopping, local etiquette, activities and more. The hospitality of the Australian people is legendary; they love to show visitors their homeland. Let me be the first to extend that welcome and help you hand-craft an itinerary all your own. Drop me a line today, mate - we have so much to talk about, and I'm ready to get started.
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