Destination Pacific – Australia

Heather R. Coplestone, Destination Pacific/French Polynesia and Australia

Heather R. Coplestone
Managing Director

A New Zealander by birth and now living in Australia, Heather grew up by and on the water. A member of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, she lives by the beach in Sydney and enjoys beach walks, yoga and champagne – not necessarily in that order! Heather travels frequently between all 3 countries.

John D. Miller, Destination Pacific/French Polynesia and Australia

John D. Miller
Director of Finance

 

John enjoys motor sports and all sports, especially when the All Black Rugby Team wins, considering he is a New Zealander. John has two young sons and he and his wife Lisa enjoy participating in their wonderful development. John travels extensively and enjoys operating programs in New Zealand and Bora Bora.

Kylie Michell, Destination Pacific/French Polynesia and Australia

Kylie Michell
Senior Program Manager

 

Kylie grew up in Florence, Italy and returned to her birth country, Australia, in 1993 where she has worked in the travel and event industry ever since. She speaks fluent Italian, French and Aussie and enjoys photographing her growing daughters and the world around her.

Lisa Coakley, in French Polynesia/Tahiti

Lisa Coakley
Sales & Marketing Manager

 

Lisa is American-born, lived in Paris and now resides in French Polynesia/Tahiti. She travels extensively, enjoys scuba diving and swimming in the beautiful Tahitian lagoons and hiking.

Sydney Opera house at night

The Land Down Under – Worth the Long Haul!

Destination Pacific’s goal is to ensure that your clients experience an unforgettable visit to one of the most interesting destinations in the world.

The Special Ingredient
When Australians speaks of their homeland, they puff up with pride, and rightfully so – the “Aussies” are the country’s best asset. They understand that you have journeyed a long way to visit their country and will do everything in their power to ensure that this destination is truly your reward and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Big Name Events
Events and activities are endless…come and experience them all!

“I am proud and happy to proclaim that you have presented to the world the best Olympic Games ever”, said the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Juan Antonio Samaranch, at the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Games.

Where to begin? Try these top events in Australia:

  • January – Australian Tennis Open
  • February/March – Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
  • March– Australian Grand Prix
  • April – Rip Curl Pro Surfing
  • November – Melbourne Cup “the horse race that stops a nation”

Sydney – The Gateway to Australia
Sydney is known as the gateway to Australia – with virtually every major airline flying to this destination. Sydney offers endless activities, from the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, to cultural activities such as touring the interior of the Sydney Opera House, to sampling the country’s global cuisine. It also gives a preview of the uniquely Australian wildlife. More than 80% of the indigenous animal population is unique to Australia. Where else in the world can you see a native koala, platypus, wallaby and kangaroo?

The Great Barrier Reef and Islands for Miles
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system with over 900 islands stretching for over 1,600 miles – roughly half the size of Texas! This reef, the largest living entity on Earth, is located off the coast of Queensland, and is home to countless species of colorful fish, birds, and sea turtles. Snorkeling is one of the best ways to view the incredible underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Corporate sailing challenge, Sydney
Starship Sydney is Sydney Harbour's largest cruising glass vessel