(16 Reviews)
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Dawn Thompson

Bremerton, WA
South Island New Zealand Travel Agent Specialist

Queenstown is a great place to visit. 

Great Barrier Reef Travel Agent Expert

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

I love representing the Great Barrier Reef as a travel agent professional, as it is one of those natural wonders you  often see in publications like National Geographic. Its an enthralling and amazing attraction. Lying off the coast of Queensland in Australia, this massive coral reef supports a diversity of marine species and one-of-a-kind underwater ecosystems. It spans 2,300 kilometers (almost 1,430 miles) along Australia’s northeast coast and is the natural habitat for around 9,000 animal species. 

So, if you are visiting the Great Barrier Reef for the first time, you need to consider a few things. For instance, the weather is an important factor. Try to visit the reef in winter, when water temperatures are lower.  Summers can be uncomfortable because of the high temperatures. You'll find that snorkeling during winter is much safer as well. In addition, you'll be able to explore the reef in greater detail. Regardless of when you visit, I can support you every step of the way. 

Allow me to introduce you to the Great Barrier Reef area.Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef Located in far north Queensland, the city of Cairns is the gateway to the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef. This UNESCO World Heritage site is more than just coral reefs and extends from Cape York Peninsula in the north to Bundaberg in the south.  During your stay in Cairns, you'll be able to enjoy cosmopolitan dining and shoreline activities for the entire family. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a family-friendly escape, Cairns has it all for you.

Hamilton Island:For those who are planning a trip to the Whitsunday Islands, a trip to Hamilton Island is in order. Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, this island is surrounded by pristine white sand beaches and a rainbow of marine life. With its many water activities, scenic flights, and bareboat sailing options, Hamilton Island has something for everyone. Explore the island's natural beauty by kayaking, scuba diving, or snorkeling. While on Hamilton Island, you’ll want to sample the island cuisine. Several restaurants, including the popular Bob's Bakery, offer delicious pastries and meat pies. You can also pick up takeaway fish from local seafood eateries.

Whitsunday Islands:You might want to spend your next holiday on the beautiful Whitsunday Islands in Australia. The islands are small and mainly uninhabited. While many people stay on yachts, there are also some hotels on the isles.  White sand beaches, hiking trails, and a dense rainforest characterized the isles. During your trip, you'll have the opportunity to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from a unique perspective. You can take scenic flights over the islands from Cairns, the gateway to the Whitsundays.  Or, you can choose a tour that includes a picnic lunch on a remote beach or a visit to a private coral lagoon. You can even hire a sea kayak and explore them on your own.Low Isles -

A Real Getaway: For an incredible snorkeling trip, visit the Low Isles. Only an hour's boat ride from Port Douglas, the Low Isles are an idyllic tropical paradise. Snorkeling around the area is an unforgettable experience, as the area is home to animals, such as clownfish and sea turtles.  The golden sand beaches feature green vegetation and an iconic lighthouse as well. Enjoy a sunset  sailing back to Port Douglas. Are you ready to do some exploring? If so, call me today. As your travel agent professional, I can make a trip to the Great Barrier Reef possible. Contact me so I can plan your dream vacation right away. 

My Reviews

5 of 7 people found this review helpful
Wonderful experience working with Dawn Thompson
My clients asked for many things- and kept making changes and Dawn was patient and helpful throughout- a pleasure for me to work with
By  Diane  from  San Diego Ca
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 7 people found this review helpful
Best Girls Trip
Dawn is organized and personable. Very knowable of the area of which she helps with travel. Love working with her.
By  Hilskill  from  Phoenix, AZ
Traveled to  Phoenix ~ Arizona ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Dawn Thompson responded:
Thank you for your review. I love being able to help plan customized vacations for you and your family. Please let me know if I can be of any help in the future. Sincerely, Dawn

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7 of 13 people found this review helpful
Tour guide extraordinaire!
Dawn is versed in regional and destination travel. Trust her to make your experience all you imagine! Her expertise and understanding of your destination helps her create the best and most memorizable experiences.
By  Anna J  from  San Jose CA
Traveled to  Scottsdale ~ Arizona ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 11 people found this review helpful
An extraordinary travel planner
I am a travel agent partner who has worked with Dawn many times. Each itinerary was unique and intricate. Dawn is a one in a million travel partner. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. She puts her all into travel planning. She is an excellent listener, enabling the agent and the clients to be completely confident in putting their trip in Dawn's capable hands. She leaves no stone unturned. My most challenging and discriminating clients were always wowed by her talent in planning travel. And Dawn was always willing to spend time conferencing with me and clients in order to really understand their wishes. Call Dawn for sure!
By  Btravel  from  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful
Expert Advice
Dawn always goes above and beyond to provide excellent service with her vast knowledge. I relied on her expertise to provide many once in a lifetime experiences for my clients in Australia and New Zealand.
By  DeLora Walker  from  Vancouver WA
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Dawn Thompson responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words. You were an absolute pleasure to work with. If I can be of any assistance to you for future travel please let me know. Sincerely, Dawn Thompson

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Destination Expert:

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Dunk Island
  • Hamilton Island
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Heron Island

Travel Specialist:

  • Scuba
  • Water Sports
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Couples & Romance
  • Nature
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