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Aurelie Johnson

Lovely to meet you

Born in France, I moved to New Zealand in 2019.

Passionate in travel, I explored Europe from a young age, then decided to go a bit further with my backpack, first in Vietnam for a month, then in New Zealand for a year (that is when I fell in love with Aotearoa).

I started to work in the travel industry by organising safari trips in Tanzania, where I went several times as a tour leader.

Discovering new places, countries, cultures is an amazing way to create memories, that is why I love helping clients to organise their holiday.

There is nothing more satisfying to me than a client popping in store after their journey to tell me all about the adventures they've had.


My favourite holiday memories

  • Vietnam
    Vietnam Aureliejohnson

    Awesome trip from the rice fields in the North, Halong Bay on a cruise, Hoi An for a tailor made dress to the South and the museums in Ho Chi Minh, the food was amazing, the accommodations really cheap and the Vietnamese lovely people.

  • Costa Rica
    Costa Rica Aureliejohnson

    Amazing country to visit, one day you swim in the Caribbean Sea, the next day you relax in the hot pools by a volcano, then you swim in the Pacific Ocean. A lot of wildlife in the parks, nice food and amazing smoothies, it was perfect for our honeymoon!

  • Tanzania
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    So close to the wildlife, the time stops and the beauty of nature is breathtaking. So many different landscapes going through different National Parks. If the Big Five is not enough, meeting with Maasaï people was definitely be a memorable experience. I was lucky enough to go there 5 times and enjoy a relaxing time in Zanzibar.

  • Venice
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    Few days in Venice to enjoy a gelato or to take the vaporetto into the narrow canals. I moved away from the touristy streets to find a little restaurant where I had the best pizza I have ever had.

  • China
    China Aureliejohnson

    From the Great Wall to the Terracotta Army, from Beijing to Shanghai, from the markets with bugs to eat to the golden temples, China was an amazing country to visit with a lot of surprises!!

Creating better holidays 

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

  • Cycling

My travel passions

France - As my home country, I have  considerable knowledge that I can share with you. Born nearby La Rochelle, I lived in Bordeaux and Paris for several years. 

Tanzania - While living in France I was lucky enough to work for a safari tour company and went a few times to Tanzania and Zanzibar. 

Italy - Italy has always been a destination where my family liked spending time over summer holidays. From North to South to Sicily, from camping to nice villas in Toscane, I have experienced many memorable vacations. 

Vietnam - An amazing experience from North to South over 4 weeks, I liked every minute of my trip and will be happy to share some memories. 

Some of the destinations I have explored

AFRICA: Kenya | Serengeti | Tanzania | Tunisia | Zanzibar
ASIA: China | Singapore | Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos
AUSTRALIA: Brisbane | Gold Coast | Sydney, New South Wales
MIDDLE EAST: Dubai, UAE | Turkey
UK/EUROPE: Austria | Belgium | Croatia | Czech Republic | Germany | Hungary | Iceland | England | France | Italy | Netherlands | Spain/Portugal | Switzerland | Wales

What my customers have to say

  • Aurelie was prompt and thorough with her correspondence to us. We were surprised at the amount of detail she provided and was patient with us while we changed our itinerary. She provided a few accommodation options for us to choose from. She booked our flights both regional and international which was something we didn't expect. She told us about the HOT app and provided all the info we would require to track our holiday bookings. Thanks to Aurelie for a smooth transition in securing our holiday.
  • Aurelie was very helpful, friendly and did a great job in finding me flights to meet my needs and hotel options.
  • Very pleasant-professional-well meaning, great communication. A warm welcome with a smile.
  • Nothing was too much trouble and she made us feel very welcome. Was able to answer all our questions . Travel insurance, where to sit on the plane and did we want allocated seats which she offered to do.

Awards & qualifications

  • Cruise Line International Association
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Fiji Specialist
  • Tourism New Zealand