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Chelsea Rowe

Lovely to meet you

Why a customer would choose me:

I'm honestly in my dream job - I get to combine my passion for travel with my love of organisation and planning. Travel has changed so much over the last few years and continues to do so, which means there are more details to consider than ever before. 

It's so much fun getting to know my clients and helping them come up with the perfect itinerary. I can research to my heart's content and get into the nitty gritty to make sure your trip flows smoothly.

You just bring me your dream and we can build it together. Then leave me to focus on the details, so that you can relax and have your best adventure yet!

Meet Me:

I moved home to NZ in 2017 after living on the Sunshine Coast in Australia for ten years during my 20's (yes, I'd love to help you plan your next trip over there).

In the weekends I'm either reading a good book at home cuddled up with my rescue cats, or traipsing through the local forests - I'm not much of a city dweller if I can help it.

When it comes to travel, my attitude leans more towards 'go big or go home'. If I'm flying halfway around the world, you can bet that I'm going to make the most of it. I will bargain hunt my heart out so that I can fit in more days, more locations and more fun. 

I mean, is there any better feeling in the world than standing somewhere you've never been before, experiencing new things, tasting new foods, meeting new people and just having the time of your life? 


My favourite holiday memories

  • Alaska
    Alaska and the Arctic Circle

    For me seeing the photo I took from my cabin looking out the balcony reminds me of waking up and hearing the ships quiet rumble as we moved into Ketchikan after a full day at sea. 

  • Ohio
    Hocking Hills Ohio

    At the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in Ohio is Hocking Hills State Park. It is so beautiful there. 

  • USA
    Seattle and Portland

     I don't think I will ever forget standing in the belly of the Spruce Goose and skyping with Dad in NZ to share this moment with him. 

  • Canada
    Rocky Mountains Canada

    My brother and I did a camping tour in autumn in Canada. To this day it is the most fun I've had in my life. 

  • New Zealand
    South Island New Zealand

    For those of us who love to travel, how often do we end up missing our own backyards? 

Creating better holidays 

Whatever your travel dreams, I will work with you to create the best holiday possible. The holidays I specialise in include:

  • Hiking Walking - I love getting out into nature, so if you're looking to get out hiking - you're my kind of people - let's talk about what you have in mind.
  • Solo Travel - I'm passionate about solo travel as I've done a bit myself, it can be intimidating! If things don't go to plan overseas, it can seem more stressful when you're alone. So really getting into the details before you go can help prevent unwanted surprises.
  • Adventure
  • Coach Touring
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Expedition Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Couples Travel
  • Family Travel
  • Road Trips

Some of the destinations I have explored

AUSTRALIA: Brisbane | Cairns, Queensland | Gold Coast | Sunshine Coast | Sydney, New South Wales
NORTH AMERICA: Alaska | Canada | USA

What my customers have to say

  • Chelsea has given us the best travel service we have ever had, and we have travelled a lot. She is thorough, really researches possibilities, is proactive and quick to get back to you. Her enthusiasm is infectious and it certainly excites you for the trip ahead.
  • I put a request for a quote for a "vaycay" to Fiji "out there" recently. Chelsea was in touch within 24 hours. The others weren't. Chelsea got the business. She has also been our "Go To" travel agent in the past. Chelsea responds quickly and reads the room when it comes to requests. She listens and gets it. She's also very responsive when it comes to changes and/or needing to find out more, she is in touch promptly and vice versa with our queries she is also prompt and super helpful. I would definitely recommend Chelsea and HOT to others.
  • Chelsea was prompt with her communication and gave me all the info I was after so that I could make a booking. We had a mix of phone and email communication and it was easy. Thanks Chelsea
  • Worked out everything for me quickly, got me organised in a short time, easy to talk to and deal with.

My travel stories

Postcard from Pacific Northwest USA.

In September 2019, my brother and I did a two week hiking trip through the Canadian Rockies (amazing). When we finished up in Vancouver, we hired a car for a week and drove a few hours South to cross the border into the US.

Postcard from Alaska

It's funny how certain photos that aren't particularly something you want to print or show other people can evoke memories years later. For me seeing the photo I took from my cabin looking out the balcony reminds me of waking up and...

Postcard from Canada

My brother and I did a camping tour in autumn in Canada. To this day its the most fun I've had in my life. A minivan of people from around the world becoming friends, camping in gorgeous locations, hiking, canoeing, cooking together and just getting up to general shenanigans in one of the most scenic locations I've ever been to. 

Postcard from New Zealand

Postcard from South Island. For those of us who love to travel, how often do we end up missing our own backyards? I was mid-30's before I went on my first proper roundtrip down the South Island...

Postcard from Seattle and Portland

My family has a love of aviation with three generations of pilots. So when my brother and I were in the Pacific Northwest in 2019 we were excited to visit The Museum of Flight in Seattle, as well as the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. 

Postcard from Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

I was lucky enough to get hosted by Tourism Fiji on a trip to the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji (pronounced Mamanuthas).

Awards & qualifications

  • Aussie Specialist
  • Fiji Specialist