Shel Hansen

La Crosse, WI
Premier Aussie (Destination) Specialist

During my 25 years in the travel industry, I have been an Aussie Specialist for 17 of them. With my sales experience, extra-curricular (Aussie-related) activities, including hosting and conducting annual Aussie Nights and other Australia events, I...
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New Zealand Destination Specialist

New friends in New Zealand
New friends in New Zealand
In 1994 I had the great pleasure of hosting an exchange student from Blenheim, New Zealand. I could only imagine in my mind how beautiful New Zealand was by the stories told and how the scenery was described to me. However; when it was ‘my time’ to go visit my exchange student, I was not prepared for how gorgeous this country really was. In addition to the regular tourist ‘haunts’, we toured places that only the locals know and visit.

I can send you to more places than just Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown. If one of your ‘must dos’ is to hand feed all kinds of animals other than at a zoo, I can help you with that. If you want to take in a true Maori cultural experience, I would love to arrange that for you as well. How about a small boat experience that offers daytime and overnight cruises into an unspoiled area that sits between majestic mountains? If you are looking for jade and greenstone, I know just the place to go. From wildlife cruises, to year-round whale-watching, glacier walking and ice caves, to zip lining and luge racing, or hang-gliding and sky diving … I know just the areas for you to explore.

If you would love to travel to New Zealand, have an unforgettable experience and make memories of a lifetime, then I am the travel professional to help make it happen!!

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New Zealand
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Destination Expert:

  • New Zealand
  • Auckland
  • Queenstown
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Te Anau

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Outdoor Activities & Sports
  • Coach Tours
  • Escorted Tours
  • Animals & Wildlife

Top Travel Partners:

  • Travel2
  • Tauck


  • Premier Aussie Specialist
  • Master Cruise Counsellor
  • Travel Leaders Certified Travel Specialist

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