Australia - JodieDecember 2, 2013
Thanks for the welcome home message. The trip was absolutely amazing and the weather perfect in Melbourne and Sydney…Cairns rained but it is their rainy season. The hotels were great with views of the water in Cairns and the harbour in Sydney. I walked about 7-10 miles a day and loved it. Used the gym daily in Sydney and got to both Manly and Bondi beaches as well. The hotel transfers were great and on time and very friendly and helpful. Both hotels were helpful and in Sydney they even printed out bus and train numbers and locations for some of my personal sight seeing. The Coast Golf course was beautiful in Botany Bay with a fantastic view of the water and amazing coastline. They provided rental clubs that worked and I decided to walk the course. Had a fantastic round shooting an 84!!! The people were great and it was about a 50 minute bus ride each way to the course but well worth the experience. We also took the day long trip in Melbourne to see the little penguins at night, short train ride, and even to a farm where you could feed the calves, watch a sheep being sheered, watch sheep herding with shelties, feed emus, and more. It was a great day trip where I went with one of my colleagues from the US.
All of your recommendations were great although I probably could have stopped on the day trip of Sydney after the morning tour and the cruise and gotten a good flavor of Sydney and the surrounding areas, except for the fact that the morning tour showed Manly beach and the afternoon tour Bondi, where the lovelies parade their stuff! You were rights on to only need two days in Cairns, especially since it rained a lot when I was there. The barrier reef was not as clear as we had all hoped for because of the rain and the water being a little rough during the entire week. Kurandu was different as well as the rain forest and the Aborigine Cultural Center. Certainly provided a better understanding of their culture, beliefs, and customs, which was helpful.
All of my flights went smoothly in Australia and the US with only one delay in LA coming home which was unbelievable. Even more so was the fact that all of my luggage always arrived with me! Go figure! I cannot thank you enough for all of your assistance in putting together a great vacation package in relatively short notice that truly provided a taste of Australia in all of its beauty and splendor! I could go back in a heartbeat and more likely in the future will need to take in New Zealand as well. For the record, I will recommend your service to anyone interested in a trip down under in the future as your service, responsiveness, and suggestions all worked out for me in providing the dream trip that I envisioned.
Many thanks again and please feel free to share this with anyone in your office if you need to show that you are great at what you do and that your customers are pleased with your service!!! Thanks again super Mate!