We have just returned from our holiday in New Zealand and Australia and couldn’t be happier. This trip was even better than I anticipated. Everything went very smoothly and all the tours we took were fantastic. Our tour guides were so knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects that it made all the information come alive. Our complements to you for finding such fascinating people.
New Zealand turned out to be more beautiful than everyone told us it would be. As we headed south from Auckland it just got better and better. By the time we got to Queenstown the scenery was gorgeous, even if it did rain and have snow on the mountaintop.
In Tasmania the surrounding area just made you want to see more. We would love to spend more time there in the future. On Kangaroo Island our guide Bill showed us all the hidden treasures along with lots of animals. How about a koala in a pine tree! By the time we arrived at Palm Cove we thought we had seen almost everything there was to see but we were wrong. The Great Barrier Reef was beautiful, with lots of fish to see. Our trip to the Daintree Rainforest was spectacular. Seeing six Cassowarys was a record for our guide Cathy and a real treat for us. Just being able to sit and have dinner by the ocean, listening to the waves, was the perfect way to end each night and our vacation.
Thanks so much for making this trip a memory to cherish forever.
Les and Carol Umsted
Traveled to Australia & New Zealand April 2009