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Charlotte Chalman

Lovely to meet you

I've been mad about travel since I was 18; life lead me in other directions so I became a late bloomer in the travel industry, starting my career at age 37. 2020 was a bump in the road but I'm back doing a job I love. 

To me, travel shapes your view of the world and your place in it and I'm really passionate about creating itineraries that speak to my clients souls. 

I love travelling with my family and seeing my teenage girls minds blown by the experiences they have in different countries - different ways of living, different foods, different cultures, amazing sites (and sights!) and really seeing what is important to other people outside of their goldfish bowl that is New Zealand. 

Let me help you create your next trip so that you can experience some of the joys the world can give you. I look forward to meeting you!


My favourite holiday memories

  • Vietnam
    Vietnam Charlotte Chalman

    The Golden Hands Bridge in the Ba Na hills, inland from Da Nang and Hoi An is a brilliant day trip - the bridge is gorgeous even in the mountain mists and unexpected was a theme park with rides, arcade games and even a recreated medieval French village. Something off the beaten track and not to be missed!

  • United Kingdom
    United Kingdom Charlotte Chalaman

    Hampton Court Palace is one of my favourite day trips to take when in London. A short train ride away and it's a gorgeous mish mash of Tudor and Georgian architecture. You can feel the history all around you and the experience of walking in the same halls where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I walked fascinates me every time I visit.

  • Cook Islands
    Cook Islands Charlotte Chalman

    The Vaka Cruise in Aitutaki is an awesome cruise trip around the stunning waters of Aitutaki. Visit One Foot Islands, snorkel to your hearts content, walk on sand bars that appear and disappear with the tide. Such a fun day out, great food and great hosts. 

  • Fiji
    Fiji Charlotte Chalman

    Berthing in Suva you don't expect to be greeted by a full blown band, but walking down the gangway to the sounds of beautiful Fijian music is a brilliant welcome to the Fijian islands.

  • Cruise
    Cruising Charlotte Chalman

    Cruising is such an awesome way to holiday, I have completed my CLIA Masters qualification to cement my cruise knowledge and love traveling via cruise myself. 

  • UK & Ireland
    UK/Ireland Charlotte Chalman

    After living in Ireland and with a passion for English history, I love this part of the world and have lots of hints and tips of where to go and what to see. 

Creating better holidays 

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

  • Adventure
  • Coach Touring
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Expedition Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Couples Travel
  • Disney Holidays
  • Family Travel
  • Luxury Travel
  • Road Trips
  • Safaris
  • Solo Travel

Some of the destinations I have explored

ASIA: Hong Kong | Singapore | Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos
AUSTRALIA: Adelaide, South Australia | Brisbane, Queensland | Gold Coast, Queensland | Melbourne, Victoria | Perth/Kimberleys, WA | Sydney, New South Wales
SOUTH PACIFIC: Fiji | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Vanuatu
UK/EUROPE: Ireland | England | France | Italy | Netherlands | Switzerland

Awards & qualifications

  • Cruise Line International Association
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Fiji Specialist
  • USA Discovery Programme
  • Tourism Ireland