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Kiri Braid

My travel career began in the eighties on a double decker bus in the countryside of Europe cooking Chinese Food for passengers from Hong Kong. It wasn’t long before I found myself on the Gold Coast , a destination I fell in love with. I have extensive experience in both outbound and inbound tourism, with a definite love for authentic travel experiences. I like building genuine relationships with my clients, guests and suppliers and love the opportunity to share the Australasian experience to develop unique itineraries.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I have had much experience in all levels of touring from small to large, families to groups. I like to understand my clients need before providing a final itinerary. There is nothing better than developing a new itinerary on a road less travelled."

How did you get involved in travel?

"It all started in London working on a double decker bus travelling around Europe. These foundations have led to a long and positive career in travel."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Traveling in to Uzbekistan and taking some time in the magical city of Khiva. I had read about the destination and the carpet making people and how it has been reinvigorated by sustainable travel practices with the local people. It lived up to all my expectations. "

Kiri is part of the following groups: Australia Travel Agents
Australian Coast
Southeast Australia Self-Drive - 22 Days

Explore southeast Australia on this combination self-drive and flying tour on this comprehensive 22-day itinerary. Start your trip in quirky Melbourne to explore hidden alleyways and eclectic coffee shops, then pick up a car and explore the the coast. Spend a few days in Tasmania, then end your trip in Sydney and the beautiful nature of the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley Vineyards.

Cairns Lagoon
Australia Highlights: Sydney, Cairns, & The Outback - 7 Days

Spend a week in three of Australia’s eventful regions—Sydney, Uluru, and Cairns. Go sightseeing in Sydney, from The Rocks to Bondi Beach, then adventure through the stunning Blue Mountains region. Next, get a taste of The Outback in Uluru, where spectacular colors change from sunrise to sunset over Ayers Rock. Then, travel to Cairns to experience the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, along with an exciting journey across the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Best of Australia’s East Coast: Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, & Cairns - 14 Days
Best of Australia’s East Coast: Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, & Cairns - 14 Days

Two weeks offers plenty of time to explore some of the best regions in Australia. Arrive in Melbourne and enjoy the funky, bohemian vibe of the city, along with some sightseeing and a free day. Then, travel to Sydney for a pub tour, and to explore the famous neighborhoods and iconic landmarks around Sydney Harbour. Next, tour Gold Coast, including an excursion to Mount Tambourine National Park, along with free time to surf and relax. The trip concludes in Cairns with two epic day trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Sunset over Margaret River
Best of Western Australia: Exmouth, Margaret River, & Perth - 10 Days

This 10-day trip through Western Australia includes plenty of outdoor adventure. Land in Exmouth to swim with whale sharks and explore Ningaloo Reef, followed by an active tour of Cape Range National Park and its beautiful gorges. Then, visit Margaret River to visit unique caves and indulge in a gourmet wine tasting day. Next, travel to Perth to go shopping on Murray Street and Hay Street and embark on day trips to the cliffs and Pink Lake of Kalbarri, as well as a snorkeling tour of Rottnest Island.

Ayers Rock at sunset
Outback Adventure: Uluru & Alice Springs - 5 Days

Explore the Australian Outback on this eventful five-day journey. Begin in Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, and discover the ancient Red Centre and its surroundings. Then, travel to Alice Springs to tour the art galleries and local sites, including Anza Hill and the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Next, visit the grandiose, red-hued West MacDonnell Ranges as a scenic sendoff.

Great Barrier Reef
Tropical North Queensland: Hamilton Island, Port Douglas, Cairns, & More - 7 Days

Explore North Tropical Queensland on this seven-day tour. Begin in Hamilton Island and snorkel, sea kayak, play a round of golf, or relax. Then, take a cruise to Whitehaven Beach and learn the history of the area. Next, journey to Port Douglas to enjoy a day of leisure, a tour of Daintree Rainforest, an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. The trip winds down in Cairns, with plenty of native animal exhibits to visit and a scenic ride up the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.