(16 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Dawn Thompson

Bremerton, WA
South Island New Zealand Travel Agent Specialist

Queenstown is a great place to visit. 


New Zealand Luxury Lodge Travel Agent Expert

From the Mountains to the Sea... Rivers to the Lakes... Outstanding Landscapes - Exceptional Hospitality. Historic or contemporary, warm and welcoming, destinations for gourmands and adventurers, romantics and families. Experience absolute waterfront or ocean edge, remote alpine estates, encased in heritage gardens and native forests.


The dramatic topography of New Zealand allows for a wide range of activities right on the doorsteps – or sometimes even inside the Villas such as chef masterclasses, in-house wine tasting, health spa and wellness treatments, a round on a world class golf course or fly fishing lessons with friends! Enjoy 4WD, quad bike and horse riding safaris, guided hiking & biking, once in a life time adventures such as scenic helicopter landing, snow & water sports and tailor made experiences.


Some of my favorite lodges that I have visited are Matakauri Lodge for its views and impeccable service, Hapuku Lodge for its food all sourced locally or from the garden and Bay of Many Coves for its unique location of trails to hike along the water and among the ferns. 


From the beauty of the north to the impressive scenery of the deep south New Zealand's luxury lodges span the country. I look forward to creating a customized experience for your travel plans. Give me a call or a email to get started.

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:

  • Queenstown
  • Auckland
  • Nelson
  • Rotorua
  • Marlborough Sound

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury Hotels
  • Food & Wine
  • Golf
  • Adventure
  • Arts & Culture
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