I have travel to Australia and New Zealand every year, and I've been to all the places you are looking to visit so I can speak to you from experience and first-hand knowledge.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Australia, New Zealand and Island of the South Pacific"
How did you get involved in travel?
"Travel have always been my passion. I started to work as a flight and I was able to sample many parts of the world. Travel took me out of our comfort zones and inspired me to see, taste and try new things."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Australia , Great Barrier Reef- Taronga Zoo - experience the zoo behind the scenes.
Opera house , going behind the stage!
New Zealand -from From glaciers to beaches, whale-watching to wine-tasting, New Zealand has so much to offer. Not sure where to begin? walks, hiking, zip-lining and more."
Connie's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
With eight days in Australia, travelers can focus on one region or coastline or hone in on two or three contrasting areas for a diverse experience. Take a road trip along...
Ten days gives your family plenty of time to visit some of Australia's best-known destinations on a classic highlights tour that covers Sydney, Uluru, and the rainforests and...
This adventure-packed 10-day itinerary features a mix of unmissable UNESCO World Heritage Sights with plenty of family-friendly excursions both inland and on the coast. Soak up...
Featuring an energetic mix of wildlife excursions and fun outdoor adventures, this 13-day itinerary is a great introduction to Australia for the whole family. Take a selfie...
Road trip itineraries
Perfect for first-timers, this 13-day itinerary covers an epic variety of landscapes and activities that only New Zealand could offer. Starting in Auckland, you'll head south,...
Traverse New Zealand on this two-week adventure-packed trip, covering the highlights of North and South Island. Discover diverse landscapes, from world-class surfing beaches,...
Explore the highlights of New Zealand's North and South Islands on this self-drive adventure. Start in cosmopolitan Auckland before passing by the expansive cave system of...
Recent trip reviews for Connie
Great vacations in Australia
Apr 11 - Apr 22, 2023
We purchased a costumed designed independent trip to Australia with Springboard Vacations, and we ended up having great vacations on April 2023. We have to thank their trip specialist, Connie, with whom we started communicating in late Dec. 2022. Connie worked with us for over three months prior and during our trip, clearly understood our priorities and wants, and ensured that our two weeks filled with activity and tours-cations in Melbourne, Uluru, Cairns and Sydney would be unforgettable.... read more
We loved our trip to Australia and Connie was...
Apr 14 - Apr 20, 2023
We loved our trip to Australia and Connie was very patient and helped to plan the perfect trip for us. She responded immediately to any questions I had . We had wanted a trip to see more " nature " and she suggested Tasmania. She advised that we rent a car ( which we were hesitant to do ) . But, it was perfect and fun going out of our comfort range. The driving turned out to be so laid back and easy , and such beautiful scenery ! We visited Cradle mountain first and then on to Hobart. Thanks... read more
Trip to a wonderful country, New Zealand
Apr 6 - Apr 18, 2023
Everyone at all the places we stayed were professional and courteous, very enjoyable stays.
We do not remember all our tour guides names (many were wine tasting tours!) but all were friendly and knowledgeable.
Restaurants, while all were good, had some types of food that were not to our liking. That is a matter of taste though.
Air New Zealand is now our favorite airline. We can not say enough about how well we were treated, both at the airports and on the flights.
Overall all we loved... read more
Most of our trip was great except for a coupl...
Dec 21 - Jan 19, 2023
Most of our trip was great except for a couple of stops. Our glacier hotel was a 45 minute walk from town. We had to call a shuttle every time we went to eat or wanted to do anything. Our last stop had issues with every excursion canceling or changing. The hotel did not have air conditioning, so we had to open windows up to Main Street traffic noise. read more