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Australian Tours
Gippsland Departures

Each year we try to run personally escorted tours showcasing our wonderful diverse country Australia. In the past we have taken escorted tours to Norfolk Island, Christmas island & Cocos Keeling Islands, Kimberley Cruise and Longreach. Currently we do not have any Escorted Australian tours scheduled however if you have a suggestion for a group getaway, we love to hear from you. We have arranged many group Australian tours such places as Murray River Cruise, Lake Eyre by Air and Broken Hill. 

An Exclusive Gippsland Travel tour we do have on offer is TEMPTING TASMANIA scheduled for 19 March to 29 March 2020.  There are a few places still available.


Travel Experience
The Kimberley

by Nicole McGuinness

I found this region beautiful and challenging and the tour was also very humbling after hearing stories from the aboriginal elders.


Travel Experience
Alaska Adventure

by Monica Bethune

I had the most amazing time in Alaska with Adventure Destinations. We flew via Vancouver on our way to Anchorage where we were met by our wonderful driver/guide Ki.

 

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Travel Experience – New Zealand
By Jacinta Anderson 

Jetting off with Air New Zealand in late May, I arrived in Christchurch for the first night of an 8-day Grand Pacific Tour of the South Island. I had not visited this part of New Zealand before so was looking forward to the scenery and beauty that I had heard about from so many clients. Not only that, I was about to experience Grand Pacific’s ‘Ultimate’ coach which offers a small group experience with only 20 ‘business class’ style seats.

After an early start, we made our way to the Christchurch Railway Station where we boarded the Tranz-Alpine Railway for our journey across to Arthur’s Pass and our first snowfall of the trip – a truly memorable experience. Most touring companies include it or you can arrange it in conjunction with independent travel when travelling between Christchurch and Greymouth.

We had a brief photo stop at Arthur’s Pass to view the amazing engineering feat and met a friendly Kea bird while we were there. Boarding our beautiful Grand Pacific coach, we headed south towards the lovely seaside town of Hokitika en-route to our overnight stay at Franz Josef. Due to the weather, we were unable to visit the Glacier, however there were many options for experiencing the area, including helicopter flights, Heli-Hike, ATV Quad bikes or, for more adventurous, skydiving!

From Franz Josef we travelled via Haast where we visited a local salmon farm. Whilst in this area, a must do is the Haast River Safari, a one hour journey in a purpose built all-weather jet boat. On the tour you will learn about the remarkable glacial valley and its stunning rainforests.

We arrived in Queenstown late afternoon for our 2-night stay at the Mercure Queenstown, with its magnificent views overlooking the lake. This hotel is a great option not too far from the city.

The next morning we went on a modified tour with views of Skippers Canyon and visited the snow resort of Coronet Peak. This was followed by a boat ride on the Shotover Jet, which was so much fun.  Later in the afternoon we boarded the TSS Earnslaw for a cool but spectacular cruise across Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Homestead, where we enjoyed a scrumptious dinner and sheep sheering show, and learned about the homestead and the area.

From Queenstown, we headed to Te Anau for our overnight stay. Taking in the Real Journeys Glow Worm Cave was a highlight.

Heading east the next day we found our way to Dunedin and enjoyed an afternoon tea and exploration of Larnach Castle, where the views were amazing. If you love your beer, another must do in Dunedin is a visit to the Speights Brewery.

From Dunedin we headed north to Christchurch for our last night, but not before stopping in the gorgeous town of Oamaru.  We arrived in Christchurch around lunchtime and had some free time to jump on the Christchurch Tram and enjoy all that this lovely city has to offer. 

Whether you choose independent travel or prefer the comforts of an amazing Ultimate coach, or anything in between, New Zealand offers a wonderful variety of things to do and see.

 

 

 

Travel Experience – Iceland By Monica Bethune Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to experience and explore this amazing country and create some wonderful memories that I now hold dear. After spending a few days in Edinburgh we flew into Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, an easy two-hour journey. Our driver met us at the modern… Continue Reading

Travel Experience – Incredible India By Jaquey Turner We are featuring extracts from the journal of my tour of Northern India a number of years ago, which I hope you will enjoy. I shall be escorting another tour of this fascinating country in November 2019. Delhi: After flying into Dehli, a good night’s sleep and… Continue Reading

  Norfolk Island 28th March to 7th April 2019 Personally escorted by Jacinta Anderson FULLY BOOKED                              Breakfast   Lunch     Dinner       Tour Details   Captain James Cook was the first to officially discover Norfolk Island, describing it as “paradise” – a term he did… Continue Reading

Personally Escorted
World Tours

Each year Jacquey escorts four or five international tours to destinations as diverse as India, Central America & Cuba, Canada, Egypt, Africa, Sri Lanka, Corsica, Sardinia & Sicily and Spain & Portugal. Jacquey tries to offers a range of personally escorted tours to suit travellers looking for something new and different as well as repeating itineraries that have become so well loved over the years.


Travel Experience
New Zealand
by Jacinta Anderson

 

Jetting off with Air New Zealand in late May, I arrived in Christchurch for the first night of an 8-day Grand Pacific Tour of the South Island. 

 


Travel Experience
Southern Africa & Madagascar
by Jacquey Turner

I had the absolute pleasure in March of escorting a group of intrepid travelers on our inaugural tour to Southern Africa and Madagascar.

 

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