Australia Travel Agents

Kimkim has selected the best Australia travel agents so you'll have a worry-free trip.
With kimkim you will connect directly to a local specialist in Australia who will personalize your trip to your specific tastes. Once we have a sense of who you are and what you're looking for, you'll be matched with the right local travel agent for you. Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit the most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience, including lodging, guides, and transportation.
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Liz Neal

(58 reviews)
Australia Travel Agent based in Sydney-Auckland-Los Angeles
Liz specializes in: Unique and authentic adventure in the South Pacific for singles, couples, families and small groups.
Recent traveler reviews for Liz:
"Not enough can be said about Liz, our travel planner." - by Gordon, Apr 21, 2024 · see review
"Liz actually listened carefully to my very particular interests, and crafted a trip that took it all in." - by William, Mar 12, 2024 · see review
"Thanks to Liz, our specialist, only the best was recommended to make our trip memorable." - by Joan, Mar 9, 2024 · see review

Gary Topic

(25 reviews)
Australia Travel Agent based in Newcastle, Australia
Gary specializes in: Australian cities, Australian national parks, hiking opportunities, foodie experiences.
Recent traveler reviews for Gary:
"Gary helped us identify the best cities to visit, mapped out the right amount of time to spend in each place, gave us ideas for activities, and booked it all." - by Grace, May 19, 2024 · see review
"Gary was amazing helping us plan our trip to Western Australia what a beautiful country" - by carol, Apr 8, 2024 · see review
"Kerrie and Gary did a fabulous job with the planning of our trip." - by Cheryl, Mar 29, 2024 · see review

Connie Campos

(23 reviews)
Australia Travel Agent based in Washington and New Zealand
Connie specializes in: Bring your dream trip to life with Bespoke custom travel. I craft custom vacations to Australia and New Zealand.
Recent traveler reviews for Connie:
"Connie was an incredible resource and understood our vision with our 2 young kids so well." - by Ann, May 6, 2024 · see review
"John and I have completed our trip to New Zealand and had a wonderful experience thanks to Connie." - by Nancy, Apr 3, 2024 · see review
"We ha an amazing trip to New Zealand, and Connie was wonderful in getting it organized." - by Steven, Feb 27, 2024 · see review
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Ruth Grau

(17 reviews)
Australia Travel Agent based in Adelaide, Australia, & Palm Springs, USA
Ruth specializes in: Luxury, Adventure, Family, Couples, Singles, Unique & Authentic, LGBTQ Travel
Recent traveler reviews for Ruth:
"Our planner Ruth did an amazing job!" - by Carlos, Apr 7, 2024 · see review
"This is the second time that Ruth has organised an amazing trip for us." - by Annette, Apr 4, 2024 · see review
"Ruth was extremely helpful, mindful of local activities and our limitations." - by Michelle, Mar 2, 2024 · see review

Vicky Steinhardt

(9 reviews)
Australia Travel Agent based in Noosa, Australia
Vicky specializes in: Tailor made travel, Family travel, Off the beaten track adventures, Unique locations, Honeymoons
Recent traveler reviews for Vicky:
"My husband and I are delighted to give Vicky at Kimkim an "excellent" rating on this tour." - by Hongping, Apr 16, 2024 · see review
"I don't know what we would have done without Vicky!" - by Divya, Apr 15, 2024 · see review
"Vicky was very helpful when we had an issue with a hotel that was sub par." - by Margie, Apr 9, 2024 · see review

Paula Adams

(8 reviews)
Australia Travel Agent based in California and Australia
Paula specializes in: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and French Polynesia
Recent traveler reviews for Paula:
"Paula was an amazing resource and helped us tremendously in navigating all of the areas we wanted to see while in Australia." - by Jane, May 23, 2024 · see review
"Local specialist: Paula was excellent." - by Jennifer, May 22, 2024 · see review
"Paula did listen well, worked with our budget, and came up with a really enjoyable trip." - by Tanya, May 11, 2024 · see review

Jon Andrews

(5 reviews)
Australia Travel Agent based in Wanaka, New Zealand
Jon specializes in: New Zealand and Australia Travel
Recent traveler reviews for Jon:
"Jon created a trip plan that tailored everything perfectly as we wanted to do!" - by NZ, Mar 19, 2024 · see review
"Jon planned an exceptional trip for us to Australia with our timeline and costs in mind." - by Debbie, Mar 11, 2024 · see review
"Jon was very patient in helping us plan the trip and called us several times for in depth discussions." - by Barbara, Mar 5, 2024 · see review

Asko Merilainen

(5 reviews)
Australia Travel Agent based in Melbourne, Australia
Asko specializes in: Custom made itineraries, unique & authentic stays, nature & wildlife, food & wine, luxury, honeymoon, self-drive, couples, singles, LGBTQ Travel
Recent traveler reviews for Asko:
"Asko planned a wonderful trip - 1 week in New Zealand and 2 weeks in Australia." - by Lisa, Apr 4, 2024 · see review
"Our trip planner, Asko, spent several months working with us to plan an excellent itinerary that hit all of the things we wanted to experience in this amazing country, while giving us the flexibility to modify the activities and sights based on how much we felt like doing each day." - by Andrew, Mar 18, 2024 · see review
"Asko did such a great job organising our 3 week trip around the east of Australia, and he was a huge help when we had to make several last minute changes due to severe weather." - by Ruth, Jan 8, 2024 · see review

Louise Hodge

(2 reviews)
Australia Travel Agent based in Wānaka, New Zealand
Louise specializes in: Outdoors, adventure, wineries.
I am a New Zealand Specialist based in Wānaka, NZ. Through my travels I’ve discovered that my own home country is one of the best to explore and enjoy new experiences. I love sharing these experiences with others, and creating itineraries for people that show the best that both New Zealand and... read more

Tia Chesser

(2 reviews)
Australia Travel Agent based in Wanaka
Originally from Australia and now living in beautiful Wanaka, NZ, I'm here to help you create a once in a lifetime trip and create a personalized itinerary to suit your travel style. There is an endless list of places to go, experiences to have and bucket list items to tick off at every turn.... read more

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Trip Reviews for Australia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.9
Based on 134 ratings

Great experience highly recommend
Australia | Apr 28 - May 11, 2024

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Jane R.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on May 23, 2024

I would absolutely recommend to friends kimkim to help plan their trips. Paula was an amazing resource and helped us tremendously in navigating all of the areas we wanted to see while in Australia. Her planning helped us be stress free and helped make this a great experience for us. All aspects of the itinerary worked as planned (car services; tours; hotel check ins; etc). Highly recommend using Kimkim when you are trying to plan a trip for 3 weeks in a place you have never been.

Local specialist: Paula Adams
Paula
Paula Adams
Local specialist in California and Australia | Replied on May 23, 2024

G'day Jane,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate it greatly. I'm happy to have helped plan your vacation to Australia and that you and your group enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to work with you all and I look forward to planning another vacation in the South Pacific soon. Take care and keep in touch!

Cheers,
Paula

Melbourne, Uluru, Cairns and Sydney
Australia | Apr 28 - May 11, 2024

Jennifer
Jennifer D.
Ireland | Reviewed on May 22, 2024
Local specialist: Paula was excellent. She researched and provided us with all our requests for the perfect Australian vacation. I was especially impressed with all the transfers that were organized. Not one driver was late and they were very professional. The assistance she provided with reserving our flights while in Australia was also awesome. Paula even answered some of our questions during our trip which was super helpful. Trip highlights:
The Great Ocean Road tour was...
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Local specialist: Paula was excellent. She researched and provided us with all our requests for the perfect Australian vacation. I was especially impressed with all the transfers that were organized. Not one driver was late and they were very professional. The assistance she provided with reserving our flights while in Australia was also awesome. Paula even answered some of our questions during our trip which was super helpful.

Trip highlights:
The Great Ocean Road tour was fantastic. Our guide was Bronson and he was well versed on the local history, culture, wildlife, etc.

The LimoCentral driver that took us to Yarra Valley was great. He was very flexible as we asked him to make an extra stop at a winery.

Uluru A Night at Field of Light was fantastic!!!! So amazing to wander through the outback amongst the art display.
I wished I had more time to hike around Ayers Rock.

Cairns- The Reef Magic was really neat and one/two dives was excellent. The currents were really strong for the second dive and almost every person in our party got sick during the trip. Should recommend to use a scopolamine patch or meclizine for motion sickness prevention.

The Daintree River Cruise was so interesting. Learning about crocodiles in the wild was so unreal.

The Blue Mountain Tour was great and led my Matt. He was so well informed and all his knowledge really added to the experience. Sadly, it was foggy that day, but Matt made the time enjoyable.

The best experience we had was the Sydney Harbor Cruise. What an amazing way to close out two weeks (despite it raining all the days we were in Sydney).

Considerations for others using Kimkim:
Make sure you give specifics to the trip planner. They cannot read your mind and ask questions once tours get scheduled. One example of something that would have been nice would have been to have more private tours just with our group. We did not think to ask for that and planner would not have known.

Laundry- would have been nice to know that we would have laundry facilities at most of our accommodations. I would have packed less clothes. We had laundry facilities at 3 or 4 accommodations. I am not complaining because it was a pleasant surprise to see the laundry facilities.

Overall, the Kimkim experience was excellent and I look forward to using Kimkim on future trips.

Hotel Reviews
Clarion Suites Gateway
Melbourne

Was centrally located and we had a fantastic view from our room of the river. They have an amazing fire show every night that was cool to watch from our balcony. Our room had a washer/dryer. We had 3 people, and the laundry was not available in the rooms for 2 guests. We arrived very early and the front desk was helpful in keeping our bags and taking them to our rooms when we arrived once the room was ready.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Near good restaurants and a good view
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Desert Garden Hotel
Uluru

They have free laundry facilities which was helpful. walking distance to a grocery store and easy to get around the are from the hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mantra Esplanade
Cairns

Location was perfect and walking distance to anything we needed. The staff was nice and let us know to become a member of the hotel chain and we would receive a complementary breakfast. The day we left our flight our ride was at noon and checkout was at 10AM. We were not able to have a late checkout because it was Labor Day,

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Sydney

This was a very nice hotel. The rooms were impeccable. They had showers and a separate bathe which was nice. The wifi was did not reach our room which was one complaint we had. We also had a bad experience at the Brooksy. The manager on site ran after us because he thought we walked our bill. This was not the case. He realized his error but it was very off putting. The bar tender at the Silo made up for him.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full-Day Great Ocean Road Trip
Full-Day Great Ocean Road Trip
Melbourne

Bronson was a great tour guide. The lunch at Apollo Bay was great.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Would have been nice if they could have picked us up at our hotel
Private VIP Healsville Sanctuary Tour
Private VIP Healsville Sanctuary Tour
Melbourne

Steph was a fantastic guide.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
A Night at Field of Light
A Night at Field of Light
Uluru

A must do experience in Uluru

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full Day Outer Reef + 2 Certified Dives (all equipment included)
Full Day Outer Reef + 2 Certified Dives (all equipment included)
Australia

The Reef Magic was super neat. Had many different activities at one area. The marine biologists also gave talks which was super interesting. Also enjoyed the didgeridoo performance and experience.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full Day Blue Mountains Deluxe Day
Full Day Blue Mountains Deluxe Day
Sydney

Matt was great. Enjoyed driving around to all the sights. The lunch was good.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Paula Adams
Paula
Paula Adams
Local specialist in California and Australia | Replied on May 23, 2024

G'day Jennifer,

WOW! Thank you so much for taking the time to write an excellent and very extensive review. I truly appreciate it. Providing us with detailed feedback about our service helps us design better itineraries for future clients. So, thank you! It truly makes me happy knowing that your vacation to my beautiful country of Australia was successful and wonderful memories were made.
Thank you again for trusting me in help plan your vacation and I look forward to planning your next trip to the South Pacific. Take care and keep in touch!

Cheers,
Paula

Will be using kimkim again
Australia | Apr 26 - May 10, 2024

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Grace V.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on May 19, 2024
This was our first time using a travel agent. It was definitely worth it! Gary helped us identify the best cities to visit, mapped out the right amount of time to spend in each place, gave us ideas for activities, and booked it all. There were a few times where our tours canceled ahead of time, but Gary found alternatives and reorganized our itinerary so we could still see what we came for. It was especially nice having all of our airport and tour transfers organized for us. We just had... Read more

This was our first time using a travel agent. It was definitely worth it! Gary helped us identify the best cities to visit, mapped out the right amount of time to spend in each place, gave us ideas for activities, and booked it all. There were a few times where our tours canceled ahead of time, but Gary found alternatives and reorganized our itinerary so we could still see what we came for.

It was especially nice having all of our airport and tour transfers organized for us. We just had to show up at the right place and time and everything else was taken care of. We didn't have any last minute tour cancelations or hiccups, so we didn't need to contact Gary while on our trip. However, it was nice to have his contact information if something did come up!

Activity Reviews
The Taste of Sydney
The Taste of Sydney
Sydney

We really liked our tour guide and the variety of food. However, this tour turned into being more of an alcohol tour than a food tour. It was still a good time, but not what we were expecting!

Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Day trip to the Great Barrier Reef
Day trip to the Great Barrier Reef
Australia

This was our favorite trip to the Great Barrier Reef. The boat was very nice and wasn't a huge boat with tons of people. The staff was very kind. We loved our dive master for our certified scuba dives. There was also an optional session about the underwater wildlife during the boat ride back and that was a pleasant surprise!

Pick up your rental car at the Airport
Pick up your rental car at the Airport
Australia

The instructions for finding our rental car were a little confusing. However, we figured out after asking around.

Blue Mountains Deluxe Day Tour Experience
Blue Mountains Deluxe Day Tour Experience
Sydney

We loved our tour guide for this trip! We also decided to switch from the restaurant lunch to the hiking option (with a packed lunch). It was a beautiful day and we didn't want to miss an opportunity to explore.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Whitehaven Beach Big Island Day Tour
Whitehaven Beach Big Island Day Tour
Airlie Beach

We got unlucky with a rainy day that never let up. It was cold and wet so we didn't get to enjoy the beach. The day trip would have been 5 stars had the weather been better.

One Day Daintree, Cape Tribulation & Bloomfield Tour
One Day Daintree, Cape Tribulation & Bloomfield Tour
Australia

We probably could have skipped this tour given we had already seen the rainforest on other day trips. It was cool to say we saw the Daintree Rainforest, but it was quite similar to other experiences we had earlier on our trip. If this was the only rainforest visit we had, it would have been 4 stars.

Full Day Great Barrier Reef Adventure
Full Day Great Barrier Reef Adventure
Australia

The docked pontoon was an interesting experience, but the trip felt very commercialized. The boat staff was trying to sell everyone on buying upgrades, accessories, photos, etc. The boat was really big and had a ton of people on it. The scuba diving was rushed. It felt like they were trying to churn through dives to make the most money. We still loved seeing the Great Barrier Reef, but the tour service wasn't as good as our other experience.

Classic Kuranda Tour
Classic Kuranda Tour
Australia

Barron Falls was one of our favorite parts of our whole trip! Definitely worth visiting. The SkyRail and train were great experiences. We could have gone without visiting the town of Kuranda and the Rainforestation. We had seen a lot of Australia's wildlife on a previous tour, so there wasn't much more to see a Rainforestation.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Drop Off Your Rental Car at the Airport
Drop Off Your Rental Car at the Airport
Australia

Super easy and quick. No issues!

BridgeClimb Summit - Twilight
BridgeClimb Summit - Twilight
Australia

I was expecting the bridge climb to be more physically strenuous and scary, but it was actually pretty easy. I loved that we went for sunset!

Local specialist: Gary Topic

New Zealand- loved our trip and Paula’ s expert advice
Australia | Mar 24 - Apr 8, 2024

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Tanya T.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on May 11, 2024

Had a fantastic trip to New Zealand, with nice accommodations and great itinerary. Paula did listen well, worked with our budget, and came up with a really enjoyable trip. We were well taken care of and would certainly love to work with her again on our next trip.

Local specialist: Paula Adams
Paula
Paula Adams
Local specialist in California and Australia | Replied on May 12, 2024

Hi Tanya & Martin,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I'm so happy we were able to get you to New Zealand and I loved working with you. I look forward to helping you plan your next vacation. This time Australia! Take care and keep in touch!

Cheers,
Paula

KimKim For Travel, Liz is the Specialist for us
Australia | Apr 3 - Apr 20, 2024

Gordon
Gordon C.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Apr 21, 2024
KimKim offers us great ideas and even helped us out in the middle of our trip. They kept an eye on us the entire time. and addressed any concerns we had. KimKim works with some great and knowledgeable vendors to help make the best of our experiences and excursions. Not enough can be said about Liz, our travel planner. At the very beginning of planning, we had been in touch with a few other travel companies. After talking with Liz a couple of times, there was no other companies involved. We... Read more

KimKim offers us great ideas and even helped us out in the middle of our trip. They kept an eye on us the entire time. and addressed any concerns we had. KimKim works with some great and knowledgeable vendors to help make the best of our experiences and excursions.

Not enough can be said about Liz, our travel planner. At the very beginning of planning, we had been in touch with a few other travel companies. After talking with Liz a couple of times, there was no other companies involved. We could tell she IS the expert we were going to use. She took her time, because we had never been to Australia before and wanted a good "taste" of what Australia has to offer. Australia has a lot to offer, and Liz helped us narrow down where and what we could do in 16 days.
During our travels, if we had a question, she was there to answer it or find out what could be done to correct it. Most travel agents wouldn't be there throughout a vacation to make sure we were having the experience we expected. Liz was always quick to follow up with us. We appreciate all she did throughout the entire process of planning and then executing.
Need a travel company? Use KimKim.
Neen a travel specialist? Liz is the right person and expert.

Thank you, Gordon Cable
April 3-20, 2024. Australia Trip. Sydney, Ayers Rock, and Port Douglas areas.

Hotel Reviews
Parkroyal Darling Harbour
Sydney
Authenticity & Character
Location
Great location, just off Darling Harbour. Wonderful staff. Not too far from the Opera House and The Rocks.
Staff
Extremely helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Port Douglas

Located just across from the beach and a short walk to the city center. Nice pool and good breakfast. Just wish the bar area was open later.

Authenticity & Character
Very nice staff and pool area.
Location
Located across from 4 Mile Beach and walking distance into the city center.
Staff
Good, caring people.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Always short on towels. Bar closed after lunch. Bed was comfortable and had a kitchen area, which was nice to have,
Desert Gardens Hotel
Yulara

We were only there for an overnight stay. Nice facility and friendly staff. The Room were very nice and clean. Has a pool, but we didn't have time to use it. Others in the pool were enjoying it.

Authenticity & Character
The place had an Aboriginals feel to it.
Location
Close to Ayers rock
Staff
Very helpful and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean, Updated and had all the amenities we needed.
Activity Reviews
Afternoon Panoramic Sydney Sights
Afternoon Panoramic Sydney Sights
Sydney

Driver was friendly and knew the areas we went past or stopped at. a good taste of Sydney and provided ideas ot things to do or place to go.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver was wonderful. Wish I could remember his name. Sorry...
Transport
Comfortable bus. Loved to small group.
A Night at Field of Light
A Night at Field of Light
Uluru

We had a beautiful clear night to see all of the stars. The sky just lit up. The bugs in April are quite annoying until the sun goes down. Buy a head netting to keep them off of your face. Once the sun goes down, they all disappear. Beautiful vies of Ayers Rock

Quality of Experience
The lights are spectacular. We had never seen anything like that before. The food was really good with a nice variety. Very enjoyable evening. The rest rooms need something!!
Food
good variety for everyone.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
the gentleman who gave pointed out the stars and constellations was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. The dinner staff was great,
Transport
Just a short drive from the hotels
Morning Camel to Sunrise
Morning Camel to Sunrise
Australia

What a great time riding the camels. We had the early morning ride, watching the sunrise and seeing Ayers Rock. We beat the bugs for most of the trip. Again, We suggest netting to cover your head.

Quality of Experience
We had more fun than expected. We had no idea what to expect. Just to ride a camel? Who doesn't want to do that!
Food
Just a Good cup of coffee and bread when you're finished with the ride. Enough for us.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guides were very helpful and easy to talk with. Funny stories along the way. You have to do this if you're out there.
Transport
Easy pick up at the hotel and short ride to the camels
Welcome to Port Douglas
Welcome to Port Douglas
Port Douglas

Had our share of rain, but that's nature. Nice area. Couldn't figure out what restaurants were going to be open because they would be open one day and closed the next. Beautiful drive from the Cairnes airport to Port Douglas along the water.

Transport
We secured our own transportation from the airport.
Hartleys Crocodile Adventures Admission and Breakfast with Koalas
Hartleys Crocodile Adventures Admission and Breakfast with Koalas
Port Douglas

So much to do. A lot of Crocs. Eating and getting up-close with the Koala bear was interesting. Many different animals and reptiles to see.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Drivers were on time and very friendly.
Transport
Full-Day Barrier Reef & Coral Cays Boat Tour
Full-Day Barrier Reef & Coral Cays Boat Tour
Port Douglas

Had to cancel, dues to the weather. This was a bucket list for us. Was not the company's fault. Blame nature. I hate to give it a rating, but the system would let me move forward with the reviews.

Full-Day Kuranda Rail & Skyrail - Gold Class
Full-Day Kuranda Rail & Skyrail - Gold Class
Australia

Due to weather, the rail was cancelled. The sky rail was great and the views were spectacular. The waterfall was roaring, due to all the rain that had come down the previous days.

Quality of Experience
4 stars only due to the rail not running.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full Day Blue Mountains Hike the World Heritage
Full Day Blue Mountains Hike the World Heritage
Sydney

It's called Blue Mountains for a reason. The beautiful blue tones the area gives off.

Quality of Experience
The hike is beautiful, but not for out of shape people. The trails need to be marked better and the maps updated to show ALL paths and roads.
Food
had a sandwich. Could have used a couple of napkins.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide Chris was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to talk with. Use a small group tour if you go.
Transport
Local specialist: Liz Neal
Liz
Liz Neal
Local specialist in Sydney-Auckland-Los Angeles | Replied on Apr 25, 2024

Thank you thank you for such amazing review. We really appreciate the feedback !! I am glad you felt like we had good ideas and we were able to support you during the trip.

It was very nice to work with you all, and I truly hope we can have the opportunity to work together again. I know you had some weather that affected your snorkeling and I only wish I had control over the weather :) But that one is tough..

Thank you again and hope to work with you again.
Cheers
Liz