(62 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Jacqie Swanson

Rice Lake, WI
New Zealand, Australia and New Zealand Specialist

I have been in the travel industry 32 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 tas...
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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 32 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 32 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
There is NOTHING link Australia
New Zealand- West Coast
Un-Cruise Hawaii
Safari Explorer- 36 guest/18cabins
Artwork around Christchurch/New Zealand
artwork about Christchurch
Kaikoura, New Zealand
sperm whale seen while on Whale Watch Kaikoura tou
Black Water Rafting- Waitomo New Zealand
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My Reviews

3 of 5 people found this review helpful
It was a carefree vacation
Jacqie is so amazing to work!! She listens to what you have to say and matches your vacation to a T.
By  Sue  from  Turtle Lake WI
Traveled to  Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Ya, probably the best
Very good. Very helpful and informative
By  SMB  from  Chetek, WI
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqie Swanson responded:
I am glad you had such a wonderful time. Thank you. ~ Jacqie

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Wow! What a trip!
It was perfectly arranged for 6 of us traveling together on our first cruise to Alaska! My next trip will be booked through Jacqie!
By  Darryl  from  St. Paul, MN
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqie Swanson responded:
Thank you so much. ~~Jacqie

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Bucket List trip!
This was our first time visiting Alaska and doing a cruise. What a wonderful experience it was! Jacqie was able to explain everything to us prior to our trip starting, so nothing was a surprise! Great experience that we will remember forever!
By  Katty  from  Rice Lake Wisconsin
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqie Swanson responded:
Thank you. I do love Alaska, such a fun adventure. It was a pleasure working with you. ~~Jacqie

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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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