(15 Reviews)
100% Recommended

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!!

My Travel Albums

New Zealand
My new friends outside Queenstown, NZ

My Reviews

5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Fantastic trip down under!
Shel was great to work with . She planned all the details with us and gave great tips on our destinations. I am planning another trip with Shel because of the great experience I had. With her.
By  Patty  from  La Crescent, MN
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Alaska cruise/land
Shel is wonderful to work with. She takes the time to find out what you really want and need out of your travels. She is very prompt and courteous!
By  Karen  from  West Salem , WI
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
A Great Travel Agent
Shel is great at what she does and goes above and beyond to ensure everything is in order when she books your trip and she will work with you if you have any special accommodations you may need while traveling or on your trip/destination.
By  Tracy  from  Onalaska, WI
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Many wonderful trips!
Shel is lively, kind, efficient and knowledgeable. We have been working with her for about 15 years. She has given us terrific advice and wonderful service.
By  MGT  from  Onalaska, WI
Traveled to  Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Always A Great Trip
Very friendly, understanding, well organized always have a great trip booking through Shel.
By  T and B  from  La Crosse, WI
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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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

Certifications/Awards:

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

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