Travel has always been part of my vocabulary – from local family trips around NZ, to family and business trips abroad. I LOVE travel and I LOVE to travel!
Living and touring the UK, Europe and the US as a child inspired me to spend a year on a student exchange in Argentina, learning the lingo, attending school, living with a local family and soaking up the local customs. By the time I returned, I knew travel was in my blood!
I’ve been involved in travel nearly all my working life. Initially in a travel agency, I then spent 9 years in a variety of roles at Ansett NZ. Reservations, ground staff and flight attendant roles gave me experience of travel and the travel industry from all points of view.
Travel near and far, to Asia and Australia, North & South America, Europe and the Pacific Islands gave me experience in independent travel, ‘go as you please’, guided tours, sightseeing trips and romantic getaways. Whatever you’re looking for, I can help you plan the holiday of your choice.
From a small rural cottage to a decadent, exclusive ‘lodge’, there is an enormous range of accommodation out there for you to select from. Same with river and ocean cruises – there’s something to suit all budgets.
Everyone seems to have relations living overseas now, which provides a great excuse for you to travel and visit them. I can help you sort out the logistics of getting there, in order to leave you the joy of arrival at your destination and the wonder of new locations to experience.
Travel is in my family too – if you’re in Sydney treat yourself to a scenic harbour flight with Sydney Seaplanes, and visit their brand new terminal and Empire Lounge (cafe) – www.seaplanes.com.au – run by my brother.
I’ll get you to where you’re going and back again!
The Korean trip went smoothly and from all accounts was successful. Thanks very much for your help in making it happen!Hayley Dingwall
Katrina, you did a amazing job. All accommodation on our tour of Australia was amazing and suited our needs. I prepaid everything before we went, getting the best deal. And that along with your travel arrangements really made the trip run smooth with no unexpected expenses or surprises, so we could budget our spending daily once in Australia. I cannot thank you enough to listening to our travel needs and coming up 10 out of 10. Again thank you so much for travel arrangements, super super job.Michelle Corley
Hi Katrina, the trip was awesome. And so huge thanks to you, all bookings were v good, flights all seated and no dramas at all.Kevin Sullivan
Your contact details are now with all 12 of us here, which is a good thing 🙂
Katrina provided a seamless travel option to my in-laws when other high street agencies had failed them - miserably.
They loved how they could visit Katrina, in their own time to talk through the options of travel to New York for my mother in law and my 12 year old daughter. Katrina booked their travel right there and then. They are still waiting for the other agent to get back to them and that was a number of months ago now!
Katrina listened to what they needed and based their travel around their requests and desired budget. My father in-law said Katrina "was absolutely brilliant, very friendly and knew what she was doing."
He said "he would recommend Katrina to others and would absolutely use her again to book further travel."
He isn't easy to please, so well done Katrina, you won them over.Donna Owens
Thanks so much Katrina for organising our travel at such short notice in 2-3 days. Awesome service and great rates. You are the best travel agent in the world for us.Otila Osborne
Thanks Katrina! You work miracles!Lisa Bagley
Thanks for emailing ahead to the rental car company. I appreciate it and all the things that you do. As long as you're in business I don't intend to use any other travel agent 🙂Eric Sidoti
Thanks for all your help with booking my trip to Cambodia.Danielle Wills
You've been AMAZING!!
Hands-down the best travel agent EVER! I contacted Katrina when our Director referred her to me when I was just about to buy my tickets to Vietnam last year from another travel agency.
Katrina came back within minutes with a deal that had not even been released yet! How switched-on is this lady 🙂
Looking forward to the next time I need your services Katrina.
Great Results, Personable, Good ValueAmy Williams
How absolutely great working with you.Cheryl Ganly-Lewis
Thank you for your amazing help. I have been singing your praises to everyone.
Itinerary sounds fab, Katrina, and this is why you are a successful travel broker - you know how to holiday!Mary Hogben
Just to let you know that our tickets arrived yesterday. And how naughty of you to include such a gorgeous soap! I love soaps and citrus fragrances are just my favourite, so this ticked all the right boxes, thank you so much.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.Annalie Sieberhagen
This year Katrina has brought our daughter home for a holiday from London. She could match cheap fares we found but with the huge added advantage of a real person to talk to and a reputable NZ based company as backup.
She has also booked an overseas trip for us. There were several parts to the travel and all the bookings were done with valuable additional advice and with patience as we considered options and made changes.
It is a great feeling to know that Katrina is always just an email or phone call away not only during the planning stages but also once the trip is underway. She responds in a prompt, professional manner and helps make the trip worry free.
I highly recommend Katrina for any travel and we will certainly be using her services again.Michelle Bolger
Katrina has arranged a great package to Rarotonga for us with great patience as we have had to play with dates.Bee & Martin Laing
I want to thank you immensely for getting my flight sorted!
There are two empty seats next to me!! And you put me in the upper deck!! Wow!! I felt so special!! Gotta take off now! Thank you a million times! You have made the reason for my trip pale a bit to the sunshine you have given me in awesome travel arrangements! Hope that made sense! I’m frantically typing cos they want me to turn off my phone! Ha! I’m off!"Nancy Jensen
Stranded in the UK because of the Covid-19 restrictions, Katrina was able to find flights and organise travel for me to return home at a time when demand was high and available services very hard to find.
Despite some trials and tribulations along the way, she remained calm and helpful throughout. I book all my travel through Katrina and listen carefully to her advice.
I strongly recommend others do too.Adrian
Love working with Katrina as our business travel agent.
Katrina treats us as though we are her only client; fast, efficient, best routes, best prices – she is amazing!
We are always confident in Katrina’s guidance and expertise.Linda
When we were doing our initial planning last year into our trip overseas, we were very fortunate to be referred to Katrina.
Katrina visited us at our home and we immediately had confidence that arrangements for our trip were in good hands.
Katrina's experience and advice made finalising the shape and content of our trip worry free. Her personal travel experience has been invaluable.
Katrina has especially showed her professionalism in a very difficult environment over the last couple of months by diligently securing the best deal available for all our pre-paid bookings.Mark and Eileen
Thank you so much again for all your help and reliability - it really helped being stress free with the travel arrangements.Sharina
Once again I would like to thank you for your help.
Your level of professionalism was second to none.
I will have no hesitation in using you again in the future if I look to fly.Morgan
Why Use A Travel Broker?
- I have access to a huge range of travel specials and deals.
- I’m a one stop shop for all travel. Flights, cruises, tours, rental cars – I can book it all.
- I’m your travel troubleshooter. If you run into the unexpected, call me. I’ll get it sorted.
- I’ll come to you – I’m happy to meet you at a cafe or after hours to chat about your plans.
- I’m a local business, not an anonymous website or company based halfway around the world.
If you have any travel plans, or if you’d like a quote, please get in touch – I’m happy to help!
Katrina Harding an independent affiliate of NZ Travel Brokers – A Virtuoso Member.
- NZ Travel Brokers Top 10 – Placed 10th (2017), Placed 8th (2018)
- NZ Travel Broker Brokers Choice (2017)
- Recipient NZ Travel Brokers High Achievers Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2019)
- Top Seller – Intrepid Travel (2015)
- Air New Zealand Broker of the Year – Placed 4th (2011), 2nd (2012)