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Testimonials for Journey South Travel

See what our clientele have to say about our planned travel experiences. Our custom tailored vacations are designed to be personalized to your requirements, so that you get the best out of your trip, enjoying your destination to the fullest.
Above all, the satisfaction of our clients is paramount - we want make sure your journey leaves you with cherished memories.

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Pristine beaches at Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia

Wow, you guys, we are having the time of our lives. Our tour guides in Sydney Tony and Scott were absolutely fantastic, Elle in Uluru was personable and knowledgeable but fun, too. Rick in our rainforest was sooo knowledgeable and so devoted to showing us every natural living creature, we felt so special.

Everywhere we’ve been there has been interest in how we chose our tour and I have been mentioning the outstanding adventure you have set up for us. Even down to the timing of flights matching our energy levels as my daughter puts it. Truly amazed


We are back in Sydney for our flight to NZ. We very much enjoyed Tasmania and found the museum fascinating and deeply thought provoking. MONA is soooo interesting and like no other museum in the world!

Our boat ride was quite interesting...we saw two types of seals, a white breasted sea hawk and many dolphins jumping and swimming in large numbers. I missed the penguin.
The Macq1 establishment was superb and our breakfasts there were phenomenal with so much variety for both of us. We really enjoyed the characters for each room and we were lucky enough to arrive and get a personal tour of historic Hobart by the wharf.

You two are really fantastic planners. So we’re spreading the good news about Journey South all over Australia so far!

Loving Downunder

We loved every place we went in Australia and New Zealand. Every hotel, airport transportation, tour, and flight you booked worked as it was supposed to. I consider this amazing for such a complicated itinerary! The tours you arranged...all had great guides and were wonderful days.
Thanks for all the time and work you did planning this dream vacation for us! I have already been recommending you to friends who say they want to go to these countries!
Inette and Ida

Good Morning Kate,
We just wanted to check in and tell you what a wonderful time we are having! We have decided you are a genius! The Australian people we have met along the way make us feel so welcome in this beautiful country!
Every single airplane trip we have taken has been perfect. I don't even like air travel in the US and was a bit worried about how much we were flying, but the friendly and efficient service from check in to landing has me completely comfortable with flying in AU.
Kati and Jim

Kate did an excellent job planning our recent honeymoon! We were craving adventure and she absolutely delivered. She is such an expert and has so much knowledge of the area. We went bungy jumping, kayaking, hiking, river rafting, and zip lining- all of which were her suggestion and were SO FUN.
We felt so supported by her before and during our travel.
Luke and Lauren

Hi Kate,
Thanks so much for planning our wonderful vacation…it couldn’t have been better!  Keep in touch.
Peace and Joy Marilyn

Hi Kate,
Sydney is such a beautiful city, Yesterday we walked to the aquarium and saw many of the fish we encountered when snorkeling off Beaver Cay near Dunk Island.  Today we are doing a harbor cruise and home tomorrow.  Its been an incredible trip, we have loved every minute of it.  Thank you.
Pam and Cara

Fishing in the Cook Islands, Tahiti

Dear Kate,
I have been waiting for some time to send you a note.  We got back from Australia in May.  It was a wonderful trip and it all went so smoothly.  We were very pleased with our accommodations and the itinerary.  I think Wilma and I walked 100 miles and we always felt very safe.  We seem to only have touched a small area of a very large, impressive and welcoming country.  Thank you for organizing our fabulous experience. I cant wait to go back. Sincerely,
F and W Harrington

Walking at the Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia

Dear Kate,
Send everyone to this Island and this hotel!  The surroundings are beautiful and the young people who work here are wonderful.  They took Lindsay out last night and she spent a day with a local girl on her scooter exploring the island.  Great fun!!  We hiked across the island with Pa - great scenery, tricky hike.  Peter the manager brings a print out of the Mariners game each day and puts his TV in the bar on World Cup Soccer.  We are the only North Americans staying here.  Food is delicious.  Thank you for booking us here.
Melody Barksdale

Dear Kate,
Thanks for all your gracious help.  We are enjoying every minute of our trip.  The harbor cruise was outstanding. Weather here so far has been perfect.
Best regards,
Bill and Charlotte Hutchinson

Cycling in Raiatea, Tahiti

[Kate] planned most of our trip for us. Not one thing was missed by her. She is responsible for us being able to enjoy our vacation in Australia and New Zealand.
Larry and Katherine Williams

Kate is a very knowledgeable and intuitive travel counselor. She dedicated herself to our itinerary as if it were her own. We also were a multi-generational group of people and her suggestions covered the gamut of ages perfectly.
There was thrilling adventure, indescribable scenery, while moving  us around seamlessly. We covered a lot of ground in 7 days but it was flawless in the mechanics of pick-ups and drop offs.
Marie Holcombe

[Kate] created a well-organized itinerary which included so many highlights for a first tour to Australia.
  She was very available through the planning time and also during the trip. The schedule was well paced with free time mixed in with scheduled activities.
Almost all of the  excursions were very small group tours, unique and provided a window into the Australian culture and natural wonders. In summary, a very well organized tour, well suited to our interests and budget. 
Linda Lee Henricksen

Both the trip and Journey South rate a 10. I don’t think anything could be improved. Everything was very well organized, the accommodations were great, the excursions were fun and interesting and all the local guides that worked with us were delightful.
Ron & Sandy Knight

Kate Lawry of Journey South skilfully turned our wishes into a delightfully detailed itinerary...Her vast knowledge and experience of Australia and New Zealand enabled her to link us with a variety of excellent tours and adventures.

She also created a delightful mix of accommodations, from lovely bed and breakfasts to lodges in national parks and excellent hotels in major city centers.
She worked with us interactively to tailor the trip to our requests.  Every email that we sent was answered promptly and warmly.  We kept in touch with her throughout the trip, and she helped us resolve alterations in our schedule due to weather conditions. 
Preston & Judy Somers

Thank you for everything! The Trip was amazing. We really hope to use you again in the future.
David Hood

Thanks Kate.
The trip was fabulous. Your coordination of all the logistics was flawless. Wendy and I hope to be able to have another opportunity to enjoy the beauty and friendly people in both New Zealand and Australia.
Southern Ocean Lodge was too good to be true. For now we will have to enjoy our 2000 pictures of koala, kiwi, and kangaroo.

Thank you for making this a wonderful adventure.
Dale M. Bearman, M.D.

Hi Kate,
The trip was incredible and loved by all. It was the perfect diverse itinerary with each of our destinations uniquely different and the respective tour selections and guides excellent. Every component of the trip executed with precision - the hotels, transfers, tours, etc.
It was truly a remarkable trip and we are thankful for all your efforts working with us to put it together - we all enjoyed working with you.
Ken Bell

Kate was amazing suggesting off the beaten path things as well as tourists things to do in Australia. Everything worked like clockwork and the tours were fun and quirky, especially the one in Melbourne about hidden lanes and alleys. Really fun and an interesting way to get to know the city.
All the hotels we stayed at were great. Kate suggested going late March and April and we had excellent weather overall just one day of rain in the rainforest, how appropriate. Overall we would definitely book again with Kate when we go back.
Thank you again for an amazing trip.
Karey McKenney

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