The trip was a true "bucket list" trip - Shelley with Aspire Down Under did a phenomenal job of putting together all the elements we wanted, but kept it within our budget. She was great when we needed to make some major changes about 6 weeks out, and continued to take care of us all the way through the adventure. We had a wonderful time and created some life-long memories. I recommend Shelley and Aspire Down Under at the top of the scale!
The first of our two most memorable parts was the day in Queenstown, NZ when we took the Shotover High Five tour in the morning (including a Shotover Jet boat ride, helicopter ride, tour of Skyline Queenstown, luge rides, and Skyline gondola ride back to Queenstown. The second was the fabulous Coral Princess cruise (5-day, 4-night) of the Great Barrier Reef out of Cairns, Australia - I cannot say enough about this incredible cruise - everything from the staff, the accommodations, the food, the snorkeling and intro to scuba, the lectures, the other guests - everything was just amazing. I am SO impressed with the Coral Princess cruise company. Sara, Murrieta CA - Feb 2014