Our travel consultant was a fantastic help in assisting us with planning our travels. Not only did she initially quote us a trip within budget and near spot-on with our desired activities, but she was very insightful in helping us make trip adjustments when necessary – making great recommendations and booking us with top-notch services.
The weather was rather unpredictable. I would recommend, in areas of OZ/NZ where fast-changing weather is the norm, to have some back-up activities in mind in case something gets cancelled. We had this happen, and while we managed to find great alternative plans, we were sent into a bit of a tizzy for a couple of hours as we tried to sort out the day. Having limited time in each location, we wanted to maximize our experiences.
Additionally, I would do more research about local marquis events in the planning stage. We booked our trip in August and come January, would have loved to go to the Australian Open in Melbourne and have stayed in Sydney for Australia Day. Even if we wouldn’t have been able to make it work, at least we would have been aware of these milestone events and could have made choices in advance.
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