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Consultant Profile: Jo Coolen « Kapiti Coast Outlet Page

Personal Details


Owner Operator

Working Remotely

Why ME?

Image Gallery

  • Queenstown 2012 Queenstown 2012
  • Roger and I Taj Mahal 2013 Roger and I Taj Mahal 2013
  • Tongariro Crossing Tongariro Crossing
  • Niue 2013 - Gin clear water Niue 2013 - Gin clear water
  • Rice Barge Cruise Kerala 2013 Rice Barge Cruise Kerala 2013
  • Singapore Gardens by the Bay Singapore Gardens by the Bay
  • The Cove d'Urville Island NZ The Cove d'Urville Island NZ

Community & Charity Events

  • Co-ordinated a BYO mate,plate & crate & party raised $1500 for Mary Potter
  • Organising the HOT Burger stand at our annual Hospice Strawberry Festival

Where on Earth do you still want to go?

  • Vanuatu
  • Mexico

Useful Apps & Gadgets for Travel

  • Travel clock
  • Earplugs

HOT Awards & Qualifications

  • HOT Personality of the Year Nominantion 2013

What I always take on holiday

  • A sense of humour
  • An open mind
  • A good book

Where I've Been


Favourite Holidays


Hawaiian Islands

Spent 3 weeks travelling around the islands of Hawaii , such diversity, each with something special to offer . My highlights were swimming with the Manta Rays off the Big Island, and a chopper ride over Kauai.     

South Australia 2013,2014 & 2015

I LOVE South Australia - so many attractions all so close to the CBD. Flinders rangers, Kangaroo Island and of course all the lovely Wine & food regions in between.

India 2013

Golden triangle & Kerala (in the South). So much to see and do, so little time ! Will be going back. LOVED our overnight trip on the converted rice barge.

Vietnam & Borneo 2012

Toured through Kuala Lumpur, Sipadan, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, amazing history,food and people. Snorkelling at Sipadan with the turtles and huge fish was mind blowing!  

Pacific Islands 2011/12/13

Cook Islands...ahhh Fun in the Sun , such an easy Holiday.  
Fiji favourite Pacific Island , there's nothing like the sound of Fijian laughter!
Samoa....sliding rocks on Upolu, waterfalls, blowholes & swimming with turtles on Savai'i - O for Orsome
Tonga....great to get to some outer Islands, Vava'u & Ha'apai - stunning 
Niue...Gin clear water, stunning walks, "The Rock" of the Pacific

China 2008

Visited: Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Datong . . . wow, culture, history, delicious street food and of course the shopping !   

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