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We have 25 years of experience with helping our clients discover the world through travel.
At Journey On we know how much you love interesting, exciting, immersive and meaningful travel. When you embark on your Journey On holiday you know it has been designed to connect you with your destination – its history, landscape, wildlife, culture and cuisine.
At Journey On we are dedicated to make your travel planning stress free and fun, from your initial enquiry and booking through to your holiday and beyond. We want your holiday to be extraordinary.
To create joy through travel. Inspire moments of happiness. Create value. Make a positive difference to all the people we connect with and the world around us.
Happy memories, happy moments. So you can Journey On.
Why Journey On Travel
Our purpose is to create joy through travel, to inspire moments of happiness and to make a positive difference to all we connect with and to the world around us.
Creating joyful moments and memories through travel is our passion.
Never before, and possibly never again will you get the chance to see Australia without the mass of tourists which comes from international visitors. We are so excited to enjoy our amazing country without the congestion you would normally experience.
Australia is a unique country, like nothing else in the world however many Australian travellers think of having a holiday is to go overseas. Now that we are currently unable to do this it is the perfect opportunity to see this wonderful country of ours.
We have hand-selected some of these experiences here, which we are updating and adding to regularly.
If what you want isn’t listed here we can most certainly assist and advise.
Queensland has more to it than world-class beaches, it is also home to over 200 national parks that contain lush mountainous rainforests and bushland through to the outback plains in the west.
Incredibly vast and diverse Western Australia has it all. From ancient Aboriginal sites, amazing rock formations, clear ocean waters, wonderful wildlife and let’s not forget about the wine!
Victoria is well-known for its famous sporting events, amazing food and wine, scenic coastal drives and incredible mountain landscapes. Come and experience it all on your next Aussie adventure.
The ultimate destination when you want to leave the fast lane behind. This World Heritage-listed island allows only 400 visitors at a time and has the most southern coral reef ecosystem in the world.
Not just a bastion of the retirees. This former convict settlement is now a thriving and exciting island; boasting adventure, amazing food experiences, out of the world views surrounded by the most breathtaking views in the world.
SOME AUSSIE MUST-DOS
- Travel through the vast outback on the world’s longest north-south train journey – The Ghan
- Take a foodie road trip around Tasmania
- Visit Canberra during their annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular
- Cruise the Kimberley Coast, one of the last true wilderness areas
- Drive the Great Ocean Road – but take your time!
- Visit the Daintree, the world’s oldest living rainforest
- Snorkel or dive the longest coral reef system in the world – the Great Barrier Reef
- Cycle through the Barossa Valley on the 40km-long Barossa Trail
With the current travel restrictions in place we at Journey On believe that international travel may not be a reality until 2022.
Even though we are currently unable to travel internationally we do recommend making your bookings now for 2022 and 2023, not only to secure your place on your desired holiday but also because many tour and cruise operators currently have flexible cancellation policies.
As many operators have already released their programs for 2022 and 2023 it makes sense to book now rather than later to secure your spot and to save disappointment.
We have hand-selected here tour and cruise journeys for 2022 and beyond. These are journeys that are unique, specific and bucket list destinations and experiences that sell out well in advance, and will so now even more. As Australians we love to travel and will be itching to get away once our borders start opening again.
As this situation is ever evolving and the health and safety of you is our top priority, we will keep you up to date with travel advice as it is released.
If you are looking at an experience or destination that is not listed here we can most certainly assist and advise.
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Why Choose Journey On?
Your Money is Safe
Feel secure in the knowledge that your travel payments made to us are directly deposited into a Australian audited client trust account until payment is made directly to each relevant travel supplier.
Read more about our audit reports and comprehensive trust account insurance policy here.
With 25 years of experience, we have over this time collected a wealth of knowledge and are passionate about travel. From planning your trip right through to when you come home, we want you to have the best experience imaginable.
We are a nationally recognised agency with the following accreditations –
IATA (International Airport Association), AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents), ATAS (Australian Travel Accreditation Scheme), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association)
PEACE OF MIND
We are available to you 24 hours a day while you are on holiday. If you need to contact us for any reason we are only a phone call away. We are here for you.
With over 30 years of experience we make your booking process easy and stress free, We love travel and we love what we do, we want you to have the best experience possible
I discovered the amazing Sara Birtwhistle through my father, who had been using Sara’s services for years, and he had nothing but the highest recommendations on her ability to provide the perfectly organised holiday. I personally hadn’t used the services of a Travel Agent in a very long time and I have to be honest, was slightly sceptical of his praises. Sara met with us and went through what our plans were, the things we wanted to see and do, and most importantly, our budget. Sara came back with a draft of her ideas, and from there it was a quick and easy tweak to create our perfect holiday. Sara was also able to provide very knowledgeable suggestions on additional side trips that we might be interested in. Our resultant trip to Singapore and Cambodia will now be one of my most favourite holidays ever, despite the rude intrusion of the Global pandemic. I have to mention this because Sara went above and beyond my reasonable expectations on what she might have been able to do for us. Sara got us home safely, without (what seemed to me to be) any fuss and our trip was not sacrificed at all. I cannot wait to see what Sara can do for us once State Lockdowns and Border closure restrictions are gone.
From Paris to Lucerne, from Copenhagen to Singapore, from Milan to Santorini, from Rome to Quebec, from Hawaii to New York, the wonderful work by Sara, over the past 10 years, has enabled me to safely and confidently explore the world either on my own or with friends. Sara has been there during any little hiccups that occur from time to time, no matter how well things have been organised for overseas travel itineraries. I am so very grateful for her knowledge and efficient support in organising my overseas itineraries, but, being there if I needed support and advice during the trip.”
Sara is the best. She has made planning our holidays so easy (especially when I normally only decide to go a few weeks before we fly out). She took the time to find out our interests so she can make suggestions of things to do and see that are special to us, most of which we would have never known about without her knowledge of what the wonderful world has to offer. Thanks to her we have helicoptered into the Grand Canyon, dined with an Astronaut, and had a private guided tour around Hollywood just to name a few. She goes above and beyond to find the best accommodation to suit our needs. It is extremely comforting to know if there was ever an issue her expert help is just a message away.
Sara has organized many holidays for me over the past 10 years. She has thought outside of the box to create interesting adventures and has always been focused on meeting our budget and our love of long journey’s. Each holiday has been a great experience and knowing Sara is with us behind the scenes when we travel is great. Especially helping my family deal with an insurer when I had a medical emergency a few years ago. Sara was actually on a work trip – travelling in China – when this happened. She really is always there for her customers and I truly value that she cares so much. I am looking forward to more exciting
Wendy & Sara organised our holidays through the Kimberley Ranges in Western Australia and Canada & Alaska with consummate ease and professionalism. This took the pressure off us meaning that we could relax and let them use their extensive travel knowledge. When they couldn’t answer a question both of them took the time and effort to research the answer quickly and efficiently. They always answered our emails and were ever ready to talk to us on the phone with grace and patience. Nothing was too much for them. We have recommended Wendy and Sara to friends who are thrilled to have found such wonderful travel agents. If you need help organising your holidays Wendy and Sara are your people.
GS & KW
I highly recommend Wendy and Sara as the travel agents of choice. They took the time to get to know me and my interests in Art, Culture, good food and wine as well as travel with a difference. They introduced me to the joy of European river cruising and always found the best options and prices. Their service is timely, thoughtful and tailored. As a frequent traveller I have used many different companies but their outstanding attention to my wishes and the details was above these other experiences. I appreciated their skill in creating interesting and thoroughly enjoyable itineraries with great connections. I have used them for Travel to Italy, Portugal, Eastern Europe and France.
I had the great pleasure of travelling with them last year to the USA and Canada (including a cruise in Alaska). It was a really fun trip shared with like-minded people and I have remained in contact with the group. I am looking forward to further travels with them.
“Wendy has planned many trips for us over several years and we have always been very happy with her recommendations and detailed itineraries”
“Wendy is always available and several times we have had to call her with a holiday dilemma enroute, which she has sorted for us very promptly- such as arriving in Newman in the remote Pilbara, WA, to find our hotel booking wasn’t registered”
“We have spent many memorable holiday adventures planned by Wendy – some to remote places we never imagined we’d get to like the Albrolhos Islands off Geraldton, WA”
Michael & Sherryl – Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland
We highly recommend Wendy as a travel agent. She organised the most amazing trip for our group. We gave her our bucket list and she turned it into a fun, memory filled holiday that we still laugh about to this day.
She took the time to understand what a perfect holiday meant to us. Nothing was too hard for Wendy to organise and the small details made the difference, this is where her industry experience comes to the fore.
She made sure that there were no complications and that we transitioned to each destination with ease.
More importantly, she organised all this within our budget by creating the most cost-effective itinerary without compromising on quality.
Darryl and Patricia – Brisbane, Queensland
Kimberley Cruising May 2021
It’s hard to describe the rugged beauty of this isolated region but to have the amazing experience of being on an Expedition Cruise was made possible by Wendy at Journey On Travel.
My original cruise was cancelled but she had a back -up plan as always! A lot of paperwork for Covid safety had to be organised but Wendy made it so easy, and I was able to board The Coral Adventurer in early May.
The ship takes about 80 guests, and the cabins are comfortable and roomy, and the mainly young crew were awesome.
Plenty of common deck space to take in the sights and relax.
The only landfall is on small islands and the Mitchell plateau with its famous falls which we reached by helicopter.
To visit the islands, you board smaller Explorer boats to reach the shore. We saw everything from 60,000-year-old Rock Paintings to 3-billion-year-old gorges and landscapes. It was stunning!
The walking and climbing are moderately challenging but well worth it.
The food was of a high standard with Asian fusion dishes that were delicious.
There is a program run by guest lecturers for sharing information and a well -appointed library.
We had calm seas and great weather, a little warm but trips were timed for the cooler parts of the day and who can beat a sunset glass of Champagne on a sandy cay in the middle of the ocean.
The cruise was well-organised and well-paced and everyone should to take the opportunity to visit this incredible region of WA!
I have a confession to make: ‘I am guilty of spending all of my holidays – in recent memory – overseas’. Okay, I said it.
We have a giant pep in our step today after hearing the announcement from the Western Australian Government that they will be opening their border
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