Southern World Australia
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Wow! Highly Recommended
Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2013
From picking us up at the airport to getting our tours planned, this couldn't have gone any smoother. We had first rate tours, with great guides and interesting itineraries. They worked with us to incorporate things we had booked privately and made it all into one really cohesive program. They checked up on us to see how things were going and to keep us informed of our flight schedules. Truly a great company.
Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2014
Southern World Australia handled our hotel arrangements (Langham), transfers from the ship and to the airport, tickets to the Australian Open, and a private tour of the Yarra Valley during our 5 day stay in Melbourne. The hotel was in a marvelous location. Transfers were all on time and extremely courteous. The tickets to the tennis were waiting for us at the hotel and we had great seats. We thoroughly enjoyed our day long private tour of the Yarra Valley with our host, Jeff.
Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014
Southern World provided excellent information and tours while we were in Tasmania.
Travel Advisor: Suzan Von Lengerke
Reviewed on: 30 May 2014
Every detail of our trip to Australia was perfect. We saw everything--great excursions, all of the top sights, terrific and knowledgeable guides, and a company on which to rely when far from home. I wouldn't have changed anything on our itinerary! When a flight was cancelled and some reservations needed to be changed--no problem. Everything was handled seamlessly. Fabulous and memorable trip!
Travel Advisor: Birgit Navarre
Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015
Stephanie, Southern World Australia and I worked on this Australian trip for myself, my husband, 13 year old son and nephew for about a year. I knew that we would have to plan a trip that would keep the boys active and allow us to see all the desired sights. Stephanie did it and we all had a great time on our 2 week vacation. The boys were happy doing things like hiking the Sydney Harbor Bridge, fishing, throwing a boomerang, zip lining, snorkeling and hiking. I was happy exploring and seeing the Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, koala bears, a platypus and sea lions on the coast of Kangaroo Island! My husband enjoyed all the activities and was able to relax because everything went off without a hitch. A friendly guide or driver met us at each location and all we needed to worry about was having fun! Thanks Southern World Australia for getting everything planned and making everything so easy for us!
Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2015
Southern World providing us with many options for our trip. We were able to select our options and then Southern World took care of everything else. The accommodations were also some of the best and we were really happy with our stay. The activities were also booked for us and it was seamless for us to simply show up for all we had planned.
Travel Advisor: Courtney Regan
By: NORTH BAY
Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2015
THE "IN -COUNTRY" ASPECT OF THIS TRIP...HANDLED BY TIM REID AND HIS TEAM WAS OUTSTANDING IN ALL WAYS....FROM ITINERARY TO ACCOMMODATIONS. CAN'T IMAGINE HOW IT COULD IT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER GIVEN THE TIME FRAME TIM WAS GIVEN TO WORK WITHIN. IF I WAS TO DO OVER I WOULD EXPAND THE TIME CONSTRAINT BY AT A THIRD AS EACH OF THE DESTRINATIONS IN NZ/AUS MERITED A LONGER STAY BY AT LEAST ONE NIGHT THANKS TIM....FANTASTIC
Travel Advisor: Linda Young
Family Trip Down Under
Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2015
worked really hard to plan the trip of our dreams in Australia. Managed to keep everyone happy, my 14 year old son and nephew (adventure junkies), myself (an animal lover) and my husband (easy to please but wants to relax and enjoy himself). Everything went off without a hitch and just as we had hoped.
Sydney was awesome!
Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2015
Took a wonderful driving tour of Sydney, lunch at the Sydney Tower restaurant, Harbor Cruise and stayed at the wonderful Park Hyatt! All went well except that the limo company was not there when we arrived in Sydney. The issue took 45 minutes to resolve. After that we were on our way with no issues. Great 3 day visit.
Travel Advisor: Jen Mitchell
By: Nebraska John
Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2017
Our tour guide, Paul, was friendly and helpful. He showed us the highlights of Melbourne including the War Memorial, Reunion Tower, the botanical gardens, tennis and cricket facilities, and the main shopping areas of the central business district. He even found is a great place for lunch. First class service.
Travel Advisor: Paula Kay Eastham
Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2017
Surprised we had 2 tour guides together for a one-day tour of Melbourne - we should have worked that out better. Phillip Island Penguin tour on January 1 was SUPER busy with full food options - glad we didn't take food as Southern World instructed us to do - bad information. Arrival in Sydney Airport was terrible - driver went to wrong terminal at direction of office - it was difficult and slow to connect with driver which required lots of time on phone (international minutes) while waiting.
Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017
Our contact there was not helpful or responsive
Hunter Valley Wine Tour
By: Travel Bug
Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017
Tour was excellent. Guide was friendly and knowledgable and willingly shared a lot of local knowledge with us throughout the day. Hunter Valley is a long drive (2 hours) from Sydney and our visit was during the recent heat wave, but we were comfortable in the air conditioned van and were provided with ice water throughout the day. We allowed the guide to select the small, boutique wineries we visited and were not disappointed. The staff at all were welcoming and knowledgable about wine. We purchased several bottles to take away. A terrific tour!
Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017
Due to a personal emergency we were unable to do the Australia portion
Travel Advisor: JoAnne Patterson
By: Seventh Continent
Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2017
From the moment we stepped off the plane in Sydney until we boarded a plane for New Zealand in Tasmania, we enjoyed incredible experiences. Our tour was fashioned after our requests, so all of our activities were personalized. One hotel choice (Sydney) was questionable, and we were overall disappointed with Melbourne (except the penguins!), but that was not the tour director's fault. Our itinerary was varied and included many highlight places and events. The pace was reasonable so we could enjoy everything!
Travel Advisor: Karen Howland
Indian Pacific, The ghan
Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2017
On this vacation we travelled from Sydney to Perth on the Indian Pacific. This was our second trip across Australia by train and we have to say that the staff on the train(s) are absolutely first class. Nothing is too much trouble for them, well done. What we didn't know is that the staff have a shift change in Adelaide so the staff either return to Sydney on the next train or travel north to Darwin on Ghan. Low and behold, the staff we had travelling south from Darwin to Adelaide we the same as that on the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Adelaide. All of them that we spoke to recognised us and asked about our travels since they had last seen us. Great people on great trains. Thank you all. Harvey.
Travel Advisor: Maureen Johnson
Trip Of A Lifetime
Reviewed on: 07 May 2017
Our recent trip to Australia/New Zealand was the best vacation (so far) that we have taken. We have never been away any longer than two weeks so planning a four week vacation to Australia and New Zealand was a challenging proposition. Southern World was a big reason for the success of our trip. All of the various tours, hotels and travel ideas they provided turned out to be great. They were able to take our preliminary ideas for the trip and make them a reality. Everything went very smooth throughout the entire trip. Most of the hotels we stayed at welcomed us with little gifts to help us celebrate this anniversary trip. And their local representatives were always available for questions and changes while we were in both countries. We always felt we were only a phone call away if we ran into any problems. That was very important to us on this trip.
Travel Advisor: Laura Morrissette Clark
Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017
Southern World was a great help in arranging lodging and flyfishing in Tasmania. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge was especially nice.
Travel Advisor: Michael King
By: Tom E
Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2018
Rich Korb worked directly with the tour operator so we didn't talk with them. They did arrange good hotels and transfers from city to city and to/from the cruise ship. Everything went smoothly and a few excursions.. They did a great job with hotel choices and transfer transportation and the excursions. Their work helped make the trip a total success.
Travel Advisor: Rich Korb
Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018
We were very pleased with the hotel and tours advised and booked with Southern World. We stayed at the Peninsula Hotel in Port Douglas....charming boutique hotel near the beach with large, comfortable rooms. The hotel personnel were very nice and accommodating. While in the area, we enjoyed a boat tour to dive/snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, visited Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rain Forest and a wonderful wildlife habitat to get up close with koala, crocodiles and kangaroos (to name a few). Southern World also booked us into the Grace Hotel in Sydney. Lovely hotel in an ideal location for sightseeing. I appreciated how well organized the company is....we received detailed travel information with maps, etc., on our arrival in Port Douglas. I would definitely recommend this company.
Travel Advisor: Monika Dysart
Wonderful full day private tour of the Great Ocean Road (Australia)
Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2018
When our guide, Rainer Eckhardt, arrived at our hotel to start the tour it was obvious he understood what we wantknew what we wanted to see
Travel Advisor: Rick Johnson
NZ and Aus trip
Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2018
Seamless experience. All trtavel arrangements were completed without a hitch. Would use and recommend again.
Travel Advisor: Lisa and Nancy Zupancic