Spokane Valley, Washington
Journeys to Treasure
My passion for New Zealand and Australia began over two decades ago. My commitment to learn and experience as much as possible about these two compelling destinations is evident in my being recognized as both a New Zealand Gold Kiwi Specialist and as a Premier Aussie Specialist. First, we'll visit Australia together. If shark diving, food tours and wine tastings, an active vacation on the Great Barrier Reef, taking art and history tours, shopping, touring the big cities, learning first-hand about the lifestyle of the Aborigines, viewing magnificent wildlife and spending time in the Outback is piquing your interest...we need to talk! Some of the most memorable experiences included waiting for The Ghan in the desert, wandering the alley ways of Melbourne, visiting the Tassie devils, kangaroos and koalas, and snorkeling at Lizard Island plus a visit to their research center.
Now, on to New Zealand! From the very first time I stepped foot in this country, I knew this was going to be an enticing, exciting, and diverse destination. "Must sees" on the North Island include the capital - Auckland, learning the lifestyle, culture and customs of the Maori tribes; sand-boarding, visiting the massive Kauri trees, sampling local wines, seeing up close the famous glow worm caves, experiencing black water rafting, and viewing the beautiful blue waters of Lake Taupo. South Island adventures include seeing the changes in Christchurch since the massive earthquake in 2012, floating in a rubber raft among ice bergs at Abel Tasman Glacier Lake, or a day trip to Milford Sound, Te Anau, Wanaka (a true hidden gem), Glenorch and the Dart River. These "must sees" are just the beginning of what your New Zealand adventure can be. Once I know what your interests and goals are, we'll craft your itinerary. I strive to make your holiday the best trip ever and to include some special surprises for you, too. My goal is to have you return home saying this trip was so much more than you expected, and you truly have memories for life. Let's talk soon and start planning your Australian and New Zealand adventures!