My original plan was to spend 12 months in Australia on a working holiday – I ended up staying for 12 years! I fell in love with the outdoor lifestyle, the superb beaches and, of course, the fabulous weather.
This huge country offers a diverse range of activities and one-of-a-kind experiences. Some of my favourite moments have included New Year’s Eve fireworks at Sydney Harbour, snorkelling with incredible marine life on the Great Barrier Reef and dining under the stars in the Red Centre. The wildlife is also a sight to behold, from cuddly koalas to cute quokkas – you won’t have seen anything like it!
I was also able to spend time in New Zealand, enjoying many of the awesome activities on offer. This is a country of jaw-dropping scenery, interesting Maori culture and superb wine! New Zealand offers some of the best luxury boutique accommodation, set in outstanding locations and complemented by exceptional hospitality.
Recently, my wife and I travelled to New Zealand and Australia for a seven (7) week holiday. We utilized the services of Jacada Travel for the first time and we are extremely pleased with our decision. We found their staff to be well trained, informative and helpful. Our travel advisor, Jane Dumble was great. The information packages the concierge team provided were first rate and complete making it easy to know where we were to be and when. Everything went off as planned making the holiday stress free. Even when weather created a problem with a washed out road and bridge prevention us from going to the Franz Joseph Glacier, their local tour operator, Christina, had us rescheduled in new bed and breakfast locations and a new route quickly and efficiently> It would have been a major headache without her help. I highly recommend the team at Jacada Travel for your next holiday or adventure.
Just returned from a fantastic fast paced 17 day trip to Australia. Could not be more pleased with the effort of the Jacada staff. Great to work with in planning and extremely responsive to our request. Great recommendations. Jane and Wing certainly earned five stars. This was largely a private tour and the accommodations, food and experiences were excellent and beautifully organized. A truly amazing experience. We do not hesitate in giving our strongest recommendation.
Jacada and Jane D did a fabulous job of arranging a 3 week trip to Australia for my wife and I. We spent time in the following areas: Melbourne, the Yarra/King Valley/Nagambie areas wine touring+tasting, hiking in the mountains of Tasmania, enjoying the Freycinet area of Tasmania as well as Hobart + its environs, and finally Sydney....all the logistics per hotels, transportation, guides, etc worked out perfectly and our experiences were terrific. We highly recommend Jane D and the Jacada team !!
Jane did an amazing job of building our itinerary for New Zealand's South Island. She struck the right balance between adventure and luxury. We'll be back again!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and the care and accommodations were excellent. Each stop was well-planned and the pace was tailor-made for us.
My trip was fantastic. It met every expectation. The attention to detail was truly incredible. Accommodations, tours and all details were above my expectations and obviously the result of expert planning and attention and care to detail. I have not only recommended them but plan on using Jacada again very soon. Well done !!!
We really enjoyed our Jacada family tour. They paid a lot of attention to the small details that made the difference to our family. We travelled as a group of 10 with small children and adults; having all the high-quality experiences coordinated ahead of time really made the difference. We thought the quality of the tour operators and guides was excellent and it really added to our overall experience in Australia.
Jacada was thoughtful of our needs and developed a great plan that absolutely addressed all of our preferences. Selections for lodging and activities were truly excellent. Just a few bumps in hand-offs to the junior staff and on-site representative.
We had an amazing trip in Tasmania. I highly recommend Jacada Travel for an unforgettable experience.
I have now had two amazing vacations planned by Jacada Travel. I can’t say enough good things about them and have referred a lot of friends as well. I am not a planned vacation person but this is done so well that it can still feel quite spontaneous if that’s what you prefer. Jacada has found accommodation and tours that I would never have found on my own. Using them as made these trips truly feel like vacation since everything is well planned and effortless once you arrive
This was our first experience with Jacada and we could not be more impressed. Both of us had high expectations before the trip, which were exceeded at each point along the way - extremely high-end, customized service both before and during our travels. The team worked closely with us to design exactly what we wanted and was always responsive no matter how small our questions might be. During the honeymoon, the itinerary, travel logistics, experiences etc. all went perfectly. We're already looking forward to planning our next trip with Jacada. Special thanks to Jane and Gloria who made all of it possible!
Every aspect of our trip to Australia was fantastic! Each experience was personalized. I have children 5 and 7 years old and their presence was thought of at every step - from wonderful events to cookies and milk in each room when we arrived at new hotels. I had a wonderful experience - it was the best vacation I have ever had!
Jane at Jacada Travel was great. We booked our trip to Australia and New Zealand just about two weeks in advance of our trip. The bookings were first class and the connections with transfers and flights were flawless. If we needed something Jane or an associate was there to help during this 3 week trip. Thank you Jane and Jacada!
Everything from start to finish was wonderful! Jane Dumble and her counterparts all made our trip to Australia amazing! Every recommendation was spot on - both enjoyable, relaxing, and beautiful. The local service providers (both tours and accommodations) were wonderful! We will certainly use their services again! Thank you so much!
It was Perfect! Limos, flights, hotels, tours all on time and great quality. It took all the pain out of doing it myself. I will use them again! Thanks Jacarda Travel my trip to Australia was wonderful
We visited Australia for 10 days and had an ambitious goal of seeing the Gold Coast, Great Barrier Reef and Sydney. Ja Ada travel worked with us to design a trip that was an excellent mix of rest, adventure and exploring. They perfectly dialed in the types of accommodations we prefer and worked directly with the hotels to convey our plans. Kudos for a job well done.
Jane put together a wonderful vacation for us in New Zealand! The accommodations were fantastic and local tours fabulous.