Jo Van Der Woude

Jo Van Der Woude


Hi, Jo here - administrator for Galaxy Travel Rotorua. I started my journey here with the fabulous ladies on 19th June 2014. I have lived in Rotorua since I was a child and love the proximity to lakes, ocean, mountains and cities.

I love to travel, whether it is to our bach at Te Kaha or Ohiwa Harbour, or to Europe to visit extended family. I did my OE in 2000 (seems like a lifetime ago), meeting up with my sister in London, working in Holland and touring Europe in a Combi van (very Kiwi!) I was lucky enough to go back to that side of the world in 2010 for a family wedding.

My husband, Dean and I took our children on a 3 week cruise around the South Pacific in 2009 and I highly recommend cruising to families – so relaxing and the kids are entertained for you.

In 2015 we experienced Bali as a family- love that place.

2017 was a big year of travel. We made our way to Marrekech, Morocco (somewhere we both had wanted to experience). We took the opportunity to visit family in Holland, Austria and Canada while on that side of the equator too - any excuse!

2019 was another year which included a fantastic trip away - Vietnam, Singapore and outback Australia this time.

I see a pattern emerging.....