Discover Australia & New Zealand2020-03-07T23:06:25+00:00

Discover Australia & New Zealand, The Splendid Traveler Way

Australia and New Zealand are the kinds of destinations that take hold of the bold traveler’s imagination and just don’t let go. They’re the kind of destinations you simply have to see to believe. These South Pacific gems hold a special place in my heart and, as an Australia and New Zealand travel specialist, I love helping my clients discover the land Down Under.

Here’s what’s in store when you explore one (or both!) of these bucket-list destinations—and why you should work with me to plan it all:

Astounding New Zealand

milford sounds Fiordland National Park New Zealand

It’s impossible to take a bad photograph in New Zealand. The greens are greener, the blues are bluer, the lakes more sparkling and the mountains more rugged. In fact, I’d say New Zealand is one of those countries where even the most breathtaking picture doesn’t do it justice—to truly understand the allure of its landscapes, you must visit in person (and I can help!).

Beyond New Zealand’s sheer beauty, there’s so much more to appreciate—like the vineyards producing youthful New World wines on the eastern coastline, the Lord of the Rings sets in the rolling hills of Matamata, and the fascinating culture of the indigenous Maori people. And, of course, there are the luxury stays you have to look forward to. Through my New Zealand scouting trips, I’ve stayed at nearly every luxury Virtuoso property in the country. I understand the nuances of each region and resort or hotel—which means I can craft a New Zealand itinerary uniquely customized to how you want to travel.

Dynamic Australia

Kangroo looking right at the camera in Australia

If you get bored in Australia, you’re doing something wrong (like not traveling on a Splendid Traveler itinerary!). There’s the red-tinted Outback and Down Under safaris, the vineyard-strewn valleys producing world-class wines, the cutting-edge dining scene and incredible coffee culture. Australia has a lot going on, but what I love the most is its “vibe.” As soon as you step off your plane, you’ll feel your limbs loosen and your pace slow. Australia perfectly embodies laidback luxury.

My love affair with Australia started with a two-month internship in Sydney (that city is amazing). Since then, I typically plan a personal Australia trip about once a year, always with an eye toward checking out a new region. My goal is to “location scout” for my clients, so I can pack your itinerary with the sights, experiences, dining, and luxury hotels that are truly “can’t miss.”

Let’s Create Your Splendid Escape

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