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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.

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Artwork around Christchurch/New Zealand
artwork about Christchurch

My Reviews

9 of 19 people found this review helpful
Hawaii-amazing trip
This is our third trip we have planned with Jacqie's help. It was another amazing trip! I highly recommend Jacqie as a travel agent. She helped me save so much time, and she always has really good advice for me when planning trips!
By  Teresa  from  Rice Lake, WI
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 24 people found this review helpful
A wonderful experience in Maui!
Jacqie did a fantastic job helping us arrange this trip. She was very good at making recommendations and quick to return emails and phone calls. Jacqie also followed up with us to make sure things were going well. I will certainly contact her again for future reservations.
By  Mindy  from  Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
Traveled to  Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 25 people found this review helpful
Our best winter get away!
Jacqie helped us find the best place for us to go for our budget. She was quick to answer our emails and any questions that came up. She was in constant contact with us keeping us informed of what needed to be done.
By  Barry and Debbie  from  Cumberland, WI
Traveled to  Aruba ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 23 people found this review helpful
Hassle and Worry Free Vacations!
I have worked with Jacqui on several of our family vacations and have been more than happy with her level of service. No matter if it was a family trip to Disney World or a Mexico vacation for my wife and me she made the process easy, and worry free.
I am already giving her some ideas of where I want to go next year and know she'll put together some plans and options for us that not only fit our budget but also satisfy our vacation goals.
By  John  from  Rice Lake, WI.
Traveled to  Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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14 of 31 people found this review helpful
Another Great Trip with Jacqie
This is the second family trip we have booked with Jacqie. She was great at listening to what we were looking for in a trip. She then asked some questions to help gather information for us. She provided us with some options and let us know what she thought we would like the most based on what we had discussed. She was spot on for both vacations! Jacqie was always available for questions and responded quickly with answers. She gave us wonderful tips that made each vacation very smooth. I have recommended Jacqie to friends and will continue to do so. She does an amazing job!
By  Teresa  from  Rice Lake, WI
Traveled to  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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