Donna Thomas


Travel + Leisure A-List Travel Agent Donna Thomas
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Thomas pulls off seamless adventures throughout the country that attract all types of travelers, whether they want to mountain-bike scenic trails outside Queenstown, explore the volcanic landscape of Banks Peninsula, or spend a day tasting wines in Gibbston Valley (including a tour of the country's largest wine cave).

Because the outdoors are such a big draw for travelers to New Zealand, she keeps a close watch for accommodations that put travelers as close to nature as possible. Among the accommodations that have impressed her lately are the South Island's PurePods, a collection of remote glass cottages on the South Island with unforgettable views, and Mt. Cook Luxury Retreat, which has its own private observatory.


Languages Spoken: English and some Spanish

Minimum Daily Spend: From $300 per day

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info | 215-741-5155 | Langhorne, Pa.


"I have known Donna for over 20 years as a true professional who cares about her clients like family. She listens to your needs and wants and creates the special experience that you desire. She educates and encourages us to reach for our travel goals and try experiences that may be unknown or untried, such as hiking the Routeburn track or riding in a Dart River boat. Going to New Zealand and Australia was a dream come true for my husband and me. It would not have been, without Donna Thomas. Everywhere we went we were welcomed as a "friend of Donna's." Her team in-country ensures you have someone local to meet all your needs. When weather almost halted our scenic flight over Milford Sound, Donna and her team worked together to adjust our schedule and we were able to take the flight and more. Donna's thorough knowledge of the country and its people ensures you will have a trip that instills memories of a very special place." - Kathy M.

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