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Jacqie Swanson-Rice Lake,WI

100% Recommend this agent

New Zealand, Australia and New Zealand Specialist

Vineyard view when landing in Blenheim NZ
Vineyard view when landing in Blenheim NZ

I have been in the travel industry 31 years and New Zealand is one of my favorite destinations. I can help you make it become one of yours.


I have recently returned from my 3rd visit.On this visit I was able to get to Waiheke Island and taste just a few of MANY award winning wines from various wineries. On a sunny day you get a fantastic view of the Auckland skyline. Want to see glow worms? You can visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to if you are a little more adventurous, do what I did, try the Black Water Rafting tour.  That is an experience you won’t soon forget!  If you are looking for a cultural experience, check out the offerings at Rotorua, and don’t forget to try out one of their spas! Like seafood?   Think about taking an Odyessa Seafood Cruise out of Picton.   You get fresh greenshell clams while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Marlborough Sound. You may even see dolphins and seals. And speaking of marine life, if whale watching is on your to do list, Kaikoura should be on your list too.  Depending on the season you go, different whales may be sited.  One of the biggest surprises on this trip was Christchurch.  I was there 3 years ago and I am amazed how it has transformed in the last 3 years.  New hotels, shops, restaurants.  It is wonderful.  If you have a free afternoon, don’t forget to visit the Botanic Gardens, it’s beautiful (and free!)   

New Zealand Specialist

With over 30 years of travel experience, you can be assured of a memorable trip with unique experiences.  I have traveled and explored New Zealand.  Whether you want a guided vacation or want to explore the country on your own,   I have the resources and contacts to make your dream a reality.

My Travel Albums

Australia
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New Zealand- West Coast
Un-Cruise Hawaii
Safari Explorer- 36 guest/18cabins
Artwork around Christchurch/New Zealand
artwork about Christchurch

My Reviews

Great trip to Hawaii
Jacqie is very knowledgeable and is very thorough. She makes herself available to you for any questions or issues you may have. She is great to work with and we will continue having her help us plan our next trips.
By  Peg & Greg  from  Birchwood, WI
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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RETURN TO THE ROYAL NOW HYATT ZALARA
We've dealt with her for a number of years. Everything is always done right.
By  PACMAN  from  FREDERIC, WI
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
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Another Great Vacation
As usual, Jacqie did a superior job helping us with this trip from start to finish. She gave us options for resorts, flights, and transfers. The entire process was professionally done by her. And she checked with us after the trip to see that everything went according to plan. Another perfect trip.
By  Carlos  from  Frederic, Wi
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
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Was a great trip
Jacqie was always ready to answer an questions we had and trough e-mails did everything that was required.
By  Mar  from  Sun City, Az
Traveled to  Panama City ~ Panama ~ Central America
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Best Mexico Trip Yet!
We gave Jacqie a pretty big list of requests and a smaller budget and she delivered on all of them!!! She gave us plenty of options and helped us narrow it down to the best place for us! Great vacation, can't wait to plan the next one!
By  ASaffert  from  Rice Lake, WI
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
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Destination Expert:

  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Costa Rica

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Beach Vacations
  • Couples & Romance
  • Escorted Tours

Top Travel Partners:

  • Travel2
  • Globus
  • Viking River Cruises
  • CIE Tours International

Certifications/Awards:

  • New Zealand Specialist
  • Un-Cruise Adventure Specialist
  • Australia Specialist
  • Fij Matai Specialist
  • Viking Specialist

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