Wally Jones

Phoenix, AZ
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People travel for different reasons and it's my mission to ensure they aren't disappointed in the trips they entrust me to help create.  I take a bit of an empathetic approach in my planning.  After a brief consultation, I plan my client's journey...
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Australia Travel Specialist

For such a young nation, Australia sure does have plenty to offer visitors.


You should no doubt see the country’s icons such as the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, and Uluru (aka Ayers Rock, but please call it Uluru).  But beyond that, the country has so much more to extend to the globetrotters that visit.    


Get out into the bush and take in some of Australia’s natural beauty.  Enjoy a hike along coastal cliffs, take a dip in a billabong in the Northern Territory and take in the picturesque sunsets as you recollect about the adventures of your day.  Be on the lookout for some of Australia’s unique wildlife such as kangaroos, the platypus and the wombat.  If your journey has you visiting Rottnest Island then be sure to snap a selfie with a cute quokka while there.


There is also an abundance of aquatic activities beckoning you from the embankments of mighty rivers and majestic coastlines.  Get out and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, swim alongside whale sharks at Ningoloo Reef.  Take a cruise along Daintree River through the rainforest.  Slip into a wetsuit and take a surf lesson.  Hop aboard a catamaran and sail the Whitsundays.


Try some much loved casual Australian fare such as avocado toast, meat pies or a tasty lamington.  Enjoy a romantic dinner while rolling on a tram in Melbourne or while viewing the Opera House in Sydney.  Take an excursion to one of Australia’s many wine regions and enjoy some award winning vintages.  Belly up at a local pub and order a flight of regional beers.  Don’t be afraid to try some of the more unusual offerings as well.  Crocodile, emu, and kangaroo are prepared countrywide in various ways.  Whatever you’re craving Australia can satisfy it.


Take a walkabout with an Aboriginal guide as they educate about the Dreamtime.  See how this ancient culture lives and cares for the environment.  Learn about their honored ceremonies and rituals.  Taste some bush tucker and contemplate their ancestors as you look about left behind rock art.  When you visit Australia, an Aboriginal experience is an absolute must.


Some exemplary festivals and sporting events await enthusiast and those looking to join in the celebration.  See Vivid light up Sydney or see her harbour shine as massive fireworks fill the sky on New Year’s Eve.  Get dressed in your best finery and indulge in the fanfare that is the Melbourne Cup Carnival.  Watch your favorite tennis star try to win the Australian Open.  Join the revelry and cheer on an Australia Football League team during Grand Final Day. 


I fell in love with Australia so much that after my first visit I decided to make it the first country I specialized in.  I have such passion for the destination and what it offers visitors.  I derive great satisfaction in helping my clients create their travels here and trust they’ll return home loving Australia as much as I did. 


When you’re ready to visit Australia, please contact me.  However, I should warn you; once I start talking about Australia it’s hard to get me to stop. 

My Travel Albums

Australia
The Twelve Apostles

My Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great memories of a great trip
It was our good fortune to work with Wally Jones to arrange our trip to Australia.
One of the things that impressed us the most was the way Wally listened to us so he could customize our trip around our interests.
The accommodations he booked for us were all top notch and included an upscale bungalow on the Queensland coast and a lovely boutique hotel on the waterfront of Hobart.
Wally also had loads of practical tips, ranging from how to navigate the airports to some of the best places to shop in Sydney. He also handled our arrangements for a rental car for the week we spent in Tasmania.
All told, Wally worked with us for weeks, revising our itinerary as we tweaked our schedule. Throughout the process, Wally was easy to contact, thoroughly professional and always friendly.
Thanks to Wally, our trip was amazing in every way, and we came home with incredible memories. We couldn’t be happier with the results, and we’re already talking with Wally about another trip next year!
By  JB Stanley  from  Phoenix, Arizona
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Better Than I Could Have Expected!
Absolutely GREAT! He spent a lot of time getting to know what I would like out of my trip (even before I really knew what I wanted) Very little effort needed on my part, Wally took care of it all for a seamless experience for a first time traveler! I'll definitely be booking my next trip with him!
By  Jacob  from  Phoenix, Arizona
Traveled to  Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Wally is a Travel Leader
I have been working with Wally Jones for 12 years. I use Wally to book travel for an executive team with a heavy and complicated travel schedule. Wally has extensive travel knowledge both in Domestic and International travel. He always goes the extra mile to make sure everything is in order for our team and uses his local contacts to make sure they have the best travel experience possible. I recommend Wally without hesitation.
By  Paula K  from  Phoenix, AZ
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Wally Jones responded:
I truly appreciate your kind words, Paula. It's been my pleasure to have worked with you these past years. I sincerely appreciate your business and I look forward to be being of service to you moving forward.

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Wally has always been available when needed. He is service oriented and has worked well under pressure. You can feel his smile through the phone!
By  NA  from  Scottsdale, AZ
Traveled to  Washington D.C. ~ District of Columbia ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful
Miami Bound!
Wally is dedicated and goes above and beyond to ensure that travel goes smoothly from start to finish. I would highly recommend Wally :)
By  Marlene  from  Phoenix, Arizona
Traveled to  Miami ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Wally Jones responded:
Thank you, Marlene. I appreciate your kind words and I wish you happy travels. :)

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Destination Expert:

  • Australia

Travel Specialist:

  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Honeymoons
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Travel

Top Travel Partners:

  • Travel2
  • GOGO Vacations

Certifications/Awards:

  • Aussie Specialist
  • 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist
  • Japan Travel Specialist
  • South Africa Specialist
  • Kenya Travel Specialist
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