Thank you from Rick Kaufman

Hi Karen,

As Camilla and I wait to board our plane from New Zealand for a long journey home, we write to thank you for putting together a most wonderful six week adventure in Australia and New Zealand. It’s difficult to choose a favorite spot. I have been to a lot of spectacularly beautiful places in the world but none surpass Lord Howe Island off the coast of New South Wales.

When flying from Sydney to New Zealand we thought nothing could possibly top our initial three weeks in Australia.  We left with such a love for your country and an appreciation for every single excellent accommodation you provided us.   Now as we discuss it, we cannot choose between the two countries. Apples and oranges but equally sweet. We leave New Zealand with so much appreciation for this place . . . the beauty just never ends.

Rick Kaufman photo

Photo Credit to Rick Kaufman

Although we were initially worried about all the strenuous activities you had scheduled for us we are extremely glad we missed none of them.   Each hike turned out to be truly memorable – especially the three days on the Routeburn Track that was simply spectacular.  Every kayak experience was stunning.  We were apprehensive about the seven hour caving and rock climbing adventure in Waitomo but loved it.  We had never done anything like that before.  It was exhilarating, thrilling and we were captivated by the beautiful glow worms.  It was like looking at the Galaxy on a beautiful clear night.

BHE - Bay of Many Coves (from Rick Kaufman)

Bay of Many Coves ~ Photo Credit to Rick Kaufman

This photo is a view from our fabulous cottage at Bay of Many Coves. Another winner. I’ve traveled a lot and this adventure is up there with my best.

You did a great job!

Rick

Australian Islands

BEDARRA ISLAND

Bedarra Island is your own private island in the Australian tropics. A romantic rainforest retreat where a fortunate few can savor the finer things life has to offer. With only sixteen villas hidden in the rainforest, each just a minute from the beach guests are able to set their own agenda.  The food is exquisite with a team of chefs and a new menu every day, all food and drinks are included. The island is never crowded; it’s not unusual to find more beaches than guests.  Bedarra Island is for people who do not wish to be found, who desire a civilized escape to unwind. Bedarra Island is not open to children under 14 years of age unless the entire island is privately booked.

DUNK ISLAND

You will receive a traditional island welcome when you arrive on the island in the Whitsundays that was known to the first inhabitants as Coonanglebah, the isle of peace and plenty. The palm fringed beaches and lush rainforests of this tropical island are ideal for those who want to enjoy time out or the time of their lives. From spa treatments to adrenaline sports Dunk Island has it all for families wishing to vacation on a tropical Aussie island.

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