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  • Golden Compass New Zealand Freephone number 0800-132-385
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Originally Travelworks tours had a "travel with a purpose" theme, for example: gardening, heritage, architecture, but, in recent years, they have become more focused on specific destinations, adding points of special interest within the itinerary. Artisans in Japan, invitation-only gardens in the Hawaiian archipelago, a diplomatic staff backgrounder in Vietnam, little known wildflower areas in Western Australia, and much more.

After a quarter of a century successfully operating tours, Ralph and Jenny have decided it is time to retire and are delighted to have found a suitable home for Travelworks with Golden Compass.

Under the Travelworks name, Golden Compass will continue to offer tours to destinations such as Japan, Vietnam, Western Australia and other interesting places traditionally operated by Travelworks NZ Ltd and Ralph and Jenny Levinson will continue, at least for a while, to assist in the development and putting together of these and other tours, lending their special expertise. We look forward to sharing our new tour ideas with you very soon.

Travelworks clients will now also have the opportunity to join some of the exciting and popular small group educational travel programs for like-minded mature adults which Golden Compass has successfully operated in Europe for many years. You can see examples of these with the exploration of the Scottish Islands program or an adventure in Morocco or a comprehensive tour of the Baltic States to a detailed discovery of Eastern Europe, all in the pages of this website.

Golden Compass was founded in 1995 by Mark and Caroline Goodwin and has been successfully operating for over 18 years. The company is fully bonded in the UK by the Civil Aviation Authority, is an Off-Shore Member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and has also applied for TAANZ bonding in New Zealand.

Golden Compass has now set up its own operation in New Zealand (and in Australia shortly) in order to offer its unique educational tours of the UK, Europe and North Africa to New Zealand & Australian participants. The New Zealand company was jointly started by Mark Goodwin & Alison Dale, whom many of you may already be acquainted with and who has had many years of selling and managing educational tour arrangements for New Zealanders.

You can contact Alison on our freecall number 0800 132 385 to help you with your enquiries and make your booking.