About Us

Australia Expat Travel (AET) specialises in exceptional holidays to Australia and New Zealand. We make it simple with our local knowledge, seamless logistics and trusted advice since 2004. Expect a bespoke itinerary curated with the big picture and the small details.

Australia Expat Travel (AET):

Travel is a great joy. It is truly one of life’s remarkable gifts to explore and learn from wherever your adventures take you. One of those opportunities was living in Shanghai in the early 2000’s. It was during this work posting that it became evident that a need exists for a travel service for expatriates who want local knowledge on travel to Australia and New Zealand. Vicki established Australia Expat Travel (AET) when the family repatriated in 2004. Since then Vicki has gained over 16 years’ experience planning & booking exceptional holidays for overseas visitors from all over the globe to discover the wonders that are Australia and New Zealand.

In addition, during this time, Vicki gained her International Travel Agent qualification, completed & continues ongoing training for both the Australia and New Zealand Travel specialist programmes, and the AET team has expanded with two overseas representatives. The focus and mantra of Australia Expat Travel (AET) is to deliver a personalised holiday of a lifetime for international visitors. We are proud to show-off our special corners of the world.

What you can expect:

  • Save time & plan with no headaches

    Planning & booking a complex holiday is time-consuming and stressful when you don’t know much about the country you are travelling to. Working with Australia Expat Travel (AET) enables peace of mind. You are secure in knowing our combination of qualified travel planning expertise, local knowledge, and experience as a travelling expat family of five will deliver a fantastic holiday experience you will never forget!

  • Personalised & Comprehensive Itinerary

    Expect your itinerary to be well-planned, designed for your family and include detail covering each destination (what is good to do in the area, tours & activities), drive distances and time taken travelling, as well as a variety of suggested accommodation and pricing levels. We monitor the industry award-winning accommodation & tour providers to ensure your holiday proposal contains current, good quality options.

  • Adventure

    Expect suggestions that you would not have otherwise considered. We research many local-content options outside the mainstream (B&B’s, Farmstays, Chalets on nature reserves, great tours & activities).

  • Balanced Holiday

    Expect a balance between explore/adventure and relaxation. No point packing up your suitcase every other day, and visiting airports more often than you prefer. We know what works!

  • Competitive Pricing

    We rely on a huge resource to ensure we deliver the very best value. Prices available on: a wide variety of accommodations, car/motorhome hire, tours, international/domestic flights and travel insurance.

  • Celebrations

    Restaurant bookings for special occasions such as Christmas, Birthdays and a special New Year’s Eve.

  • Support

    Is a local phone call away during your holiday to handle any unwanted emergencies.

Australia Expat Travel (AET) is based near Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. The founder, Vicki, and her family of five have enjoyed many holidays exploring Australia and New Zealand. This experience has proved invaluable when planning family holidays for our clients. Together with our well-travelled expat Representatives based in Shanghai and Singapore, our team are passionate about providing vital advice and help with any holiday planning to make an exceptional holiday happen.

Last but by no means least:

Last but by no means least, Australia Expat Travel (AET) goal is to ensure our travelling families become both an advocate for their holiday destination as well as for our service. Our aim is to delight and exceed expectations and create a holiday experience that is a highlight for our well-travelled clients. Australia Expat Travel (AET) is proud that so many of our clients return to book another holiday in our special corner of the world.