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Jasmine Harvy

I'm a born and bred Gold Coast local, with a strong interest in culinary delights and destinations. In my spare time, I enjoy planning small road trips, discovering hidden gems and exploring new places and cultures. I've travelled to many places which include the Mediterranean, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Fiji, Thailand and Vanuatu.
If you're ever in the Gold Coast, be sure to let me know and I'll show you where all the locals hang out!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Developing itineraries all over Australia, however I have a particular passion for food (yes another foodie!) and action-packed itineraries. My favourite destinations are Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Port Douglas, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Queenstown."

How did you get involved in travel?

"My family and I went on a holiday to Fiji and I fell in love straight away and caught the travel bug. The more I travelled, the more I realised my passion for the industry and soon found myself working with the team at Global Tour Specialists. I really enjoy turning travel dreams into reality. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I was lucky enough to be in Thailand at the time of their Songkran Festival. It marks the beginning of the Thai New Year. You'll be walking down the streets and locals would start a water fight with you. It is a huge party in which thousands of people have water fights with water guns, balloons and any other vessels they can get their hands on. The street is also crowded with vendors selling water guns, toys, food and drinks. One of the most enjoyable experiences I've had."

Featured trips & expertise

Sydney Harbour
The Ultimate Aussie Excursion: Cairns, Uluru, & Sydney - 10 Days

On this 10-day trip to Australia, enjoy a mix of city tours and outdoor excursions. First, explore Cairns, along with a memorable day trip to the famed Great Barrier Reef. Next, visit the Outback of Uluru and iconic Ayers Rock. Then, land in Sydney for a city tour, a day of wine tasting in Hunter Valley, and a free day to experience the BridgeClimb at Sydney Harbour Bridge and the renowned Sydney Opera House.

Discover wildlife in Daintree's Mossman Gorge
Highlights of Australia: Cities, Beaches & Wildlife - 12 Days

Covering four states, this perfectly curated itinerary features Australia's top attractions in 12 days, providing visitors with a well-rounded experience. Beginning in cool and trendy Melbourne, you'll work your way around the country to the cosmopolitan cities of Adelaide and Sydney, ending the trip in Cairns. Along the way, you'll drive the scenic Great Ocean Road, hang out with kangaroos and seals on Kangaroo Island, climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge, and explore the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland.

Drive through the heart of Australia "red center" in the outback
Australian Outback Self-Drive Tour- 18 Days

Cover the rugged terrain and sweeping desert landscape of the Australian Outback on this epic self-drive excursion through Victoria, South Australia, and Northern Territory. Begin your 18-day tour in trendy Melbourne and fly to arty Adelaide where you'll pick up your rental car and drive on your schedule to Darwin on the opposite coast. You'll explore four major national parks, spot endemic wildlife in their natural habitat, visit rural towns, and discover ancient Aboriginal art.

Coastal Walk in Australia
Ultimate Australia - 16 Days

This well-rounded 16-day tour of Australia's highlights is sure to delight any first time visitor. You'll explore the hidden laneways of artsy Melbourne and the famous landmarks of Sydney, learn about indigenous culture at Uluru in the country's Red Center, and discover tropical Queensland with an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. Along the way, you'll meet kangaroos at Kangaroo Island, search for crocodiles at Kakadu National Park, and have free time to enjoy a few day trips of your choosing.

Enjoy the beautiful beaches the East Coast has to offer
East Coast of Australia - 13 Days

Begin your journey in artsy Melbourne, exploring the hidden alleyways, vintage shopping, and quirky coffee shops. Spend a few days in bustling Sydney, then make your way up north to the Gold Coast, one of Australia's iconic surfing destinations. Your trip ends in Cairns with a visit to the famous Great Barrier Reef.

Finish the trip in Queenstown for a slew of activities
New Zealand's Ultimate Tour - 13 Days

Perfect for first-timers, this 13-day itinerary covers an epic variety of landscapes and activities that only New Zealand could offer. Starting in Auckland, you'll head south passing through glowworm caves, natural mud baths, and famous film sets. Stay a few nights in Wellington before continuing to the South Island for the country's highest peaks, incredible natural wonders (like Milford Sound), and—if you so choose—a range of adrenaline sports to amp up this "Kiwi" adventure.

Recent trip reviews for Jasmine

Taryn

Cairns, Uluru & Sydney - 10 Days · Australia - Sep 23 - Oct 2, 2019

Traveler: Taryn T. - Local specialist: Jasmine Harvy

Jasmine did a great job listening to me and booking everything. The trip to Australia was beyond my expectations. I definitely will use KimKim and the services provided for all my trips that I can! The value is amazing!

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Jasmine Harvy, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Taryn,
I'm really glad to hear you had an amazing time in Australia! Thanks for using KimKim and hope to help you again!
Kind Regards
Jasmine

Outback Australia - Self Drive · Australia - Sep 4 - Sep 17, 2019

Traveler: Lee B. - Local specialist: Jasmine Harvy

The entire team was great! Whenever we encountered any issues they were resolved very quickly. The paperwork was very thorough and made the driving experience go smoothly. We will definitely contact KimKim for travel in the future.

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Jasmine Harvy, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Lee,
Thanks so much for the feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoy your outback experience in Australia and hope to see you here again!
It was a pleasure working with you.
Kind Regards
Jasmine

Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney · Australia - Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2019

Traveler: Sharon N. - Local specialist: Jasmine Harvy

My Granddaughter and I had wonderful trip.Meeting first with Rogan Lind giving us an overview of what was planned was really helpful. All of the all of the hotels were perfect but the most perfect of all was the excursions we liked them all. Our favorites Sidney Opera House, The Great Barrier Reef, Penguin Parade,Kangaroos& Koalas in the wild. Trip guides were great especially Amy of Echiona Walkabout. I can't thank you enough for helping make this a memorable trip.

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Jasmine Harvy, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sharon,

I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful time in Australia with your granddaughter. Please visit our country again sometime soon! Thanks again for choosing KimKim to book your trip.

Kind Regards
Jasmine

Australia · Australia - Sep 11 - Sep 20, 2019

Traveler: Chris F. - Local specialist: Jasmine Harvy

Jasmine was very responsive to ALL my questions!

The hotels she chose were exactly what we were looking for. We especially liked the Pullman in Cairns and the Montra Bond in Sydney. Get location and value.

All the tours were wonderful. Especially the 1/2 tour tour of Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef Day.

The only tour we did not like was the Daintree Rainforest. Had we known how long it was we would have opted to do something else. Driving for 5 hours in one day is too much. I... read more

Jasmine was very responsive to ALL my questions!

The hotels she chose were exactly what we were looking for. We especially liked the Pullman in Cairns and the Montra Bond in Sydney. Get location and value.

All the tours were wonderful. Especially the 1/2 tour tour of Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef Day.

The only tour we did not like was the Daintree Rainforest. Had we known how long it was we would have opted to do something else. Driving for 5 hours in one day is too much. I think that tour they try to do too much. Long drives and then short stays at the venues.

Thank you very much!

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Jasmine Harvy, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Chris,

Thanks so much for your feedback. I'm really glad you enjoyed your trip & hotels!

Sorry to hear the Daintree Rainforest trip was too long. I will make a note next time to inform the passengers on the duration of the trip.

Hope to help with your travels in Australia again. Thanks for booking with KimKim!

Kind Regards
Jasmine

Susie

Sydney and beyond for nature lovers · Australia - Aug 2 - Aug 12, 2019

Traveler: Susie G. - Local specialist: Jasmine Harvy

We had an absolutely enchanting trip to Australia, thanks to Jasmine at Global Tour Specialists! She created a perfect itinerary for us that involved adventures like a rock hopping river hike to a day spent in the rainforest sampling ice cream and climbing above the tree line! We snorkeled at four sites along the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns to Port Douglas, cuddled koalas, and just had day after day of top notch adventure.

Travel was seamless and included transportation - which was a... read more

We had an absolutely enchanting trip to Australia, thanks to Jasmine at Global Tour Specialists! She created a perfect itinerary for us that involved adventures like a rock hopping river hike to a day spent in the rainforest sampling ice cream and climbing above the tree line! We snorkeled at four sites along the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns to Port Douglas, cuddled koalas, and just had day after day of top notch adventure.

Travel was seamless and included transportation - which was a huge help since we’re used to driving on the other side of the road! We felt so relaxed and joyful, and grateful to have had Jasmine’s insight and good planning. We appreciated that there was a 24 hour phone number to contact in case of an emergency, and when we ran into minor issues, Jasmine and her team were so responsive.

This is not the type of vacation we usually take — it was a special occasion (our 10th wedding anniversary) and Jasmine did absolutely everything to ensure it was a special trip every day from beginning to end. Thank you so much! We had the adventure of a lifetime and would recommend KimKim and Jasmine at Global Tour Specialists in a heartbeat!

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Jasmine Harvy, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Susie & Michael,

I'm so happy to hear about your experiences in Australia. Cairns & Port Douglas are such a special area of Australia with so much to offer to each and every visitor. I'm glad you guys enjoyed your trip and really hope to see you travel to Australia again. I enjoyed working with you from start to beginning on your itinerary.

Kind Regards,
Jasmine

High school graduation trip · Australia - Aug 2 - Aug 8, 2019

Traveler: Rebecca H. - Local specialist: Jasmine Harvy

Had a wonderful time , missed flight due to weather and Kim Kim team was right on it . No way we could of experience all the things we did in a short time without their help. Would highly recommend !

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Jasmine Harvy, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Rebecca,
I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Australia. It was such a pleasure to create your dream itinerary. We hope you visit our country again sometime soon!
Kind Regards
Jasmine