(15 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Shel Hansen

La Crosse, WI
Premier Aussie (Destination) Specialist

During my 30 years in the travel industry, I have been an Aussie Specialist for 21 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
My new friends outside Queenstown, NZ

My Reviews

31 of 42 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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34 of 54 people found this review helpful
Amazing destination wedding!
Shel is the best at answering all of our questions, addressing any concerns, and paying attention to the tiniest details to make sure our traveling experience is the absolute best it can be! She is also great at finding the best deals and piecing the whole itinerary together so it is fun, safe, and efficient in every aspect. She responds quickly to emails which is awesome when you're so excited to plan your vacation! If you're looking for an experienced travel agent - look no further than Shel Hansen!
By  Dena  from  Holmen, WI
Traveled to  Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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23 of 35 people found this review helpful
Best travel agent in the business
We have been working with Shel for around 20 years. She has suggested and sent us on some wonderful trips. Shel has always given us 120% when working on adventures for us.
By  Happy traveler because of Shel  from  lacrosse wi
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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28 of 45 people found this review helpful
Reliable and experienced
Shel has helped us with travel plans for several years. She works diligently to find the best deal and travel times that work for you. She has experience to help you with your questions.
By  Beach lover  from  Wisconsin
Traveled to  Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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29 of 48 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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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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