Southern World New Zealand
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Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013
All venues and side trips were well organized and we were pleased with the attention
Visit of a Lifetime! Love NZ!
Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2015
Queenstown, Wellington, Kerikeri, Auckland...just fabulous! We were blessed with good weather. This allowed for a helicopter tour of Milford Sound, including a landing on a glacier, tour of a working sheep farm (6,000 acres), sailing on a 54' catamoran, driving tour of the North Island, watching bungee jumping, a wonderful wine tour...need I say more? Our accomodations were all first class! People and service a "10"! Seriously, one of the best trips we have ever taken.
Travel Advisor: Jen Mitchell
Wonderful Sightseeing Trip
By: Nebraska John
Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2017
Our tour guide, Julia, was friendly, pleasant, and professional. She was very familiar with the places we visited and was able to solve any problem that occurred (we were a little late arriving at the glowworm cave but Julia called ahead and got us on the next tour). She kept drinks and snacks in the vehicle which was much appreciated. I enjoyed our discussions concerning the differences between New Zealand and American cultures. On our last day Julia found a wonderful place to have a late lunch before going to the Auckland airport. The Villa Marie winery is only a ten-minute ride from the airport but is in a world of its own. Beautiful grounds, great food, and, of course, great wine. What a wonderful place to conclude our trip. Julia provided first class service and even kept me from stepping out into oncoming traffic. I'm used to looking left before crossing the street but learned quickly that in New Zealand you first look right before crossing the street.
Travel Advisor: Paula Kay Eastham
Nz southern world
Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017
Fabulous, above and beyond excellent customer service in difficult circumstances
Travel Advisor: Elizabeth Pickerill
Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017
Every hotel was first class and exceeded our expectations, our planned activities were extremely enjoyable and without any problems and our car rentals were exactly as planned. We would diffinately use Joanne and this agency again.
Travel Advisor: JoAnne Patterson
No Question--THE trip of a Lifetime!!!
Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2017
There are not enough words to say how wonderful our experience was---from start to finish. Susan Ward, Custom Travel Advisors, made us feel like we were the most important clients she had. Her attention to every detail and every question (and we had many!) was incredibly thorough and amazing! Tim Reid, Southern World NZ, was also super to work with. We spent many hours working out details with Tim and Susan to make our trip PERFECT! Tim even re-arranged a scheduled tour at the last minute while we were on the trip due to weather issues. Every time we see the photos we took, we are reminded of the incredible memories that were created in NZ. Thank you Susan and Tim!
Travel Advisor: Susan Ward
Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017
Our Advisor, Jodi Buskin, partnered with Southern World and we enjoyed an effortless three weeks in New Zealand as a result. The one glitch at the end was easily rectified and the providers relationship with Southern World is strong enough that they were willing to step in with the confidence that it would be worked out without inconveniencing us. Most important, we appreciated the guidance and recommendations that Southern World provided and the most enjoyable aspects of the trip were a result of decisions they made on our behalf.
Travel Advisor: Jodi Bushkin
Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2017
Southern World know New Zealand and helped us make the best of our time there. Their staff was professional. They especially made all the transfers and tours most enjoyable. All the accommodation arranged was terrific.
Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2018
Good timing Professional Excellent company
Travel Advisor: Janie Bullard
Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2018
They were great to work with. We had a situation that they needed to assist us with and it was handled efficiently and to our satisfaction.
Travel Advisor: Kris Nosworthy
New Zealand honeymoon
Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2018
Southern World was helpful to work with. They had great suggestions of lodging and spaced out all that we wanted to do within the two weeks that we were there. When weather became and issue, they helped with either rescheduling it or refunding us. They were available whenever we needed them. We would get to our hotel or B & B and there would be an email from them with updates and times of events for the next couple days. It was nice to know they were keeping us in the loop of things. Thank you for all your help!
By: Cat lover
Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2018
An amazing experience. Everyone was kind knowledgeable and genuinely supportive of you seeing and experiencing what you wanted Everyone was so proud and knowledgeable about their country and so willing to share info and answer all questions This experience surpassed my expectations
October 2018 tour of New Zealand
Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2018
We recently completed a long trip throughout New Zealand; our local agent enlisted Southern World New Zealand for all of our NZ travel. Out trip: arrangements, accommodations, transfers, car rentals, and personalized guidebooks were professional and first-class. Many thanks go to Southern World and our destination agent Sandrine Blanc! We can recommend Southern World highly.
Travel Advisor: Tammy Jones-Deem
New Zealand 21 Day Trip
Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2018
They booked the itinerary, the hotels, the rental car, the ferry and the tours. Everything was excellent.
Came through in the crunch
Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2018
They did a great job of creating our trip around New Zealand. When weather caused us to be stuck in Queenstown they answered our phone call at 6am as we took it upon ourselves to have a car drives out to Christchurch. They delt with ANZ quickly and got us on flights to our next destination. We were really amazed a real person answered the phone at such an early hour and copied our New Wave rep Belle, who called to ensure we were ok. All much appreciated.
Travel Advisor: Belle Araneta
Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2019
We were very happy with the tours. The staff were very professional and polite. We had no issues and it was very easy to coordinate. We highly recommend Southern World New Zealand.
Travel Advisor: Anchulee Carranza
Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019
Southern world: did 2 tours. Everything went as planned. Enjoyed
Travel Advisor: Kim Paterson
Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2019
We got to our first hotel and they had a book with our trip itinerary. I would use them again.