16 Years as Travel and Leisure Magazine Top Travel Expert for New Zealand and Australia
Travel and Leisure says: "Donna Thomas has explored many corners of North and South Islands in search of hidden gems. She can help birdwatchers see the endangered yellow-eyed penguin or send avid trekkers on guided hikes to secret waterfalls in Paparoa National Park."
Whether you are exploring by land and looking for activities or via a cruise and looking for shore excursions, New Zealand offers such an incredible variety of experiences that it is sometimes called “The World in Miniature”.
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New Zealand is our passion and travel is our business so you'll understand why we can't wait to get to work each day and passionately promote New Zealand. Milford Sound Fiordland New Zealand. New Zealand offers such an incredible variety of experiences that it is sometimes called “The World in Miniature”. Glacial mountains, majestic fjords lush green pastures, awesome thermal regions and semi tropical islands forge a lifetime of unforgettable memories. You'll discover a relaxed, warm, and welcoming atmosphere in New Zealand that relieves accumulated stress and tension ... the slower pace combined with New Zealand’s passion for conservation and ecology allows for unsurpassed opportunities for personal renewal and rejuvenation.
New Zealand is truly the ideal destination for the American traveler ... the scenery is spectacular, the air fresh, the food delicious, the people friendly, the primary language English, and the exchange rate is in favour of the US dollar. There is a wide variety of accommodation to suit all tastes, from luxurious lodges to cosy bed and breakfasts, and even farm stays are a possibility. The wines of New Zealand and the delightful Pacific rim cuisine will tantalize you with a unique experience and you'll return home with a sense of wonder after experiencing a relaxing and invigorating vacation of a lifetime.
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"Top of The South" Have been trying to make some video from my still images, these are taken around the top of the south island, best viewed in HD if possible. Paul
This was one of the most memorable trips we have ever taken, in large part because of the wonderful arrangements made for us by Donna Thomas. In just a few phone and email communications, she was able to gauge our interests and style and plan a vacation for the four of us (my husband, myself and our two sons, ages 20 and 15) which was wonderful and had something for all of us. Because of logistics we decided to travel in August (winter in New Zealand) but Donna was able to put together tours and activities which gave us a great flavor of the country and was fun for the boys.
The accommodations were excellent with small inns and bed and breakfast accommodations, many of which we loved. The tour guides were all well-informed and convivial, and showed us the beauty of the country and its people. We traveled from Auckland to Queenstown over two weeks and felt that we truly were able to see a good part of the country without feeling too rushed. Donna was able to arrange stops, tours and activities which were at a comfortable pace and allowed us to enjoy the beautiful nature around us.
I believe that one of the factors that makes a travel planner great is having the ability to gauge the style of the client with very limited information. Donna did just that and created for us a vacation we will remember forever.