Or travel agents did a fabulous job organizing our dream vacation. Even though we made changes along the way, they always supported our decisions and never made us feel uncomfortable about making the changes. Rather than agreeing with everything we wanted, they gave honest feedback/guidance to optimize our vacation. For instance, we initially had wanted to visit both Australia & New Zealand but our agent had advised that in our time frame, while we could do that, we would not have the time to truly appreciate everything that each country had to offer. Also, our agent was vital in advising us to start in Sydney given potential issues with delays in flights and in customs - things that we would have never thought of on our own. She also advised staying in Hobart for the Saturday morning Salamanca market. They called us personally to get a good feel of what we wanted so that they could provide us with an itinerary that suited our desires. They answered our "silly" questions without making us feel "silly". Our trip was absolutely amazing and one that our whole family will never forget. Our family has been bonded forever over this trip. Having all the plans set up by our agent made our trip stress free and thus, more enjoyable. All of our accommodations were clean, modern , spacious and centrally located. Our day trips and activities were well organized and ready for us - the guides were friendly & knowledgeable. Our only "glitch" - not any fault of our travel company - was with one of our transportation vans that did not show up at one of the airports. Our agent was responsive to this and very apologetic. Overall, we cannot say enough positives about this organization and the country of Australia!!
The best part of our trip was the helicopter ride to the Great Barrier Reef - this gave a view & appreciation of the Reef that you cannot know unless you see it closely from the air. Surfing at Bon-di beach and Climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge at twilight are other unforgettable activities that we did. Our favorite city was Melbourne - clean, diverse, free in city transportation, easy to navigate, cosmopolitan, friendly!!
If we could take our trip again, we would try to do a more private Great Barrier Reef experience - ours was overcrowded and a bit obnoxious (most staff friendly though). We would also have liked to catch a sporting match (rugby, soccer or Australian football). Another day in Melbourne and Tasmania would have been spectacular as well.
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