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Inspired Travel is a full-service retail travel agency, with access to all airfares, accommodation, cruises, rail, tours and package holidays on the market. We also act as an agent for a range of reputable Australian and international small group tour operators.  Many of these operators specialise in specific countries or regions, types of travel, or special interests - with the majority of tours being suitable for solo travellers.

At Inspired Travel, we believe every holiday is an individual experience, so we treat each holiday with precisely that in mind. We listen carefully to what you're after - from pampered luxury to exploring the untouched wonders of the world - plus of course, the who, where, when and how of your holiday. With meticulous research and sound planning, we do the legwork to provide you with the options to meet your desires. Then we take care of all the details to ensure it's 100% carefree - yet always at superb value.
 
Whether you're planning that dream holiday to the magnificent Canadian Rockies complete with iconic chateaus nestled beside glimmering glacial lakes, meandering the historic waterways of Europe on a river cruise, adventuring the remote corners of the Himalaya, or relaxing aboard your cruise ship as it sails the high seas, our extensive travel knowledge and insights will equip you with that extra edge to make the most of your holiday.
 
From flights spanning every corner of the world, unique stopover ideas, accommodation (ranging from luxury resorts to country inns), cruises, barges, rail adventures, tours, car hire and transfers, to travel insurance and even foreign currency, we can help. We will listen to what you're after, do the leg work, and present you with travel options that suit your personal tastes and budget, as well as the expectations you have for your holiday.
 
With us, you will always receive highly personalised attention by an experienced travel consultant, plus have the knowledge that we're part of the Magellan group of independent travel agencies, enabling us to capitalise on enormous group buying power to ensure that the very best fares are available to you at all times. That's what we call adding genuine value.
 
Overall, our thoroughness and expertise in helping you plan your ideal holiday really pays off, as you won't receive any unpleasant surprises, such as flights not connecting, accommodation not confirmed or no-show transfers disrupting your travel plans.
 
In fact, as travel is our passion, we actively get involved with travel opportunities at every opportunity. Throughout the year, we offer a range of special information evenings hosted by our industry partners. So why not come along and get the real insights first-hand, and enjoy a free 'arm-chair' introduction to some of the latest and greatest destinations and travel trends.
 
In addition, sign up for our free enewsletter and be the first to have access to the latest deals, holidays and travel tips. To us, expertise in travel, professionalism and personal service aren't just idle mantras. We take them seriously, base our performance on them and understand that ensuring your complete satisfaction is what makes our business a success.
 
Please drop by for a visit... we're open Monday to Saturday, located on the top floor of the St Ives Shopping Village. Our consultants will be delighted to answer any of your questions.
 
Alternatively, we'll provide the same level of service to you by email or telephone.

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Enchanting moments and lifelong memories make up a more than healthy dose of Caryn's travels to date: from the playful antics of elephants at bath-time in Sri Lanka, to majestic whales frolicking in the ocean at Harvey Bay, to an authentic camel safari at the famous pyramids of Egypt. Equally mesmerising were the snake charmers in Madras and the famous lava tubes in Hawaii, and cocktails never tasted so good as when cruising the Nile at sunset. With 30 years experience in the travel industry, which spans both leisure and business travel, Caryn combines her vast 'hands on ventures around the world with sound, professional expertise to manage the store and help our clients obtain the best value and insights with their travel plans.

Destinations Travelled To: Austria, Bali, Dubai, Egypt, England, Fiji, Germany, Hawaii, India, New Caledonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Seychelle Islands, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Vanuatu and throughout Australia,

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North, east, west and south, Liz has travelled the world for more than two decades with a myriad of experiences under her belt. From diving the crystal clear depths of the Maldives to meeting a group of sharks, to picnicking on mountain tops in the rural basque countryside of San Sebastian, to the thrill of bungy-jumping and jetboating in Queenstown, to sipping a glass of champagne in an outdoor hot spa in Banff with the impressive beauty of the Rockies as a backdrop. And perhaps the most moving - watching hundreds of candle lit paper lanterns floating off into Phuket's night sky to commemorate the first anniversary of the tsunami.

Destinations Travelled To: Alaska, Austria, Bali, Canada, Caribbean, China, Fiji, France, Germany, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Australia,

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Having travelled the four corners of the world, Jason has experienced many different styles of travel - from backpacking through the UK, trekking in Nepal and Peru, overland safari from Kenya to South Africa, to luxury private touring in Egypt and Jordan. Aside from partying through Europe with Contiki in his younger days, Jason prefers small group tour companies which focus on the experience itself, as well as the destination. One of Jason's favourite places is Canada, having been drawn back there three times, as well as living in Vancouver for nearly a year. His unforgettable experiences include trekking in Patagonia (Torres Del Paine NP), getting up close to rhinos in Zambia, climbing half dome in Yosemite NP and cuddling a panda in Chengdu, China. Now though, with a young family, climbing Mt Everest has been replaced with island resort holidays - for a while. With Jason you're in for a world of different options if you want that truly eye-opening holiday experience.

Destinations Travelled To: Africa (Kenya to South Africa), Alaska, Argentina, Borneo, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Europe, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Jordan, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Scotland, Thailand, Turkey, USA (west coast, National Parks, New York), Vietnam and many parts of Australia.,

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Caroline's travel dreams started young, when she attended high school in Singapore as an expatriate. She travelled extensively throughout Asia and Europe and, not surprisingly, she caught the "travel bug." After finishing school, there was only one choice for her ... TRAVEL. Every year Caroline takes her family to Fiji or Phuket to celebrate New Year's Eve. Fabulous fireworks lighting up the sky above Patong Beach, with hundreds of candle-lit paper lanterns floating upwards to join in the fun, is a sight to remember. Walking along the Great Wall and visiting the Terracotta Warriors in China, white water rafting to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, being looked after by the Masai Mara warriors in Kenya, and viewing the Hawaiian coastline from a helicopter are more of Caroline's fondest memories. Her enthusiasm and passion will ensure everyone's holiday is absolutely one to remember.

Destinations Travelled To: Africa, Bali, Borneo, China, Cuba, most of Europe, Hawaii, Hong Kong, lndonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Caledonia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vanuatu, UK, USA, many parts of Australia and ports visited while a tour director on board cruise ships.,

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With a penchant for the intrepid destination and always an eye out for what's new and captivating, we'd love to see Adele's travel albums, where the pages would include floating in a rock pool at the very top of the mighty Victoria Falls, spending time with a mountain gorilla family in Rwanda, hot air ballooning over Cappadocia's fairy-tale castles, spending a night in a remote hilltribe village in Northern Vietnam, watching the eclipse of the moon in the middle of Kruger where the magnificent wildlife roams free and sings into the night, capturing the sunrise behind Victoria Glacier as the light throws a kaleidoscope of colour on Lake Louise, or listening to Grieg's "Morning" as dawn breaks at an open-air concert high above the Amalfi Coast.?Yet for Adele, heli-hiking in Canada's Columbia Ranges, amongst alpine meadows blanketed with wildflowers, turquoise glacial lakes, ridges with 360-degree heart-stirring views, and awesome rivers of ice, was what she calls life changing. Hardly surprising!?Adele has owned and operated travel agencies for the past 20 years. She is also actively involved in local community projects, notably Rotary International, with the commitment to give something back to the community in which she lives.

Destinations Travelled To: Argentina, Austria, Bali, Bhutan, Cambodia, Canadia, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Peru, Rwanda, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, Scotland, Switzerland, Tahiti, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wales, Zimbabwe and much of Australia.,

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Popular Package Holidays

The beauty of a package holiday is that all the work is done for you. You simply pick which beautiful resort you want to stay at and we make sure that everything is arranged - flights, accommodation, transfers and day tours if required - so that your hardest decision is whether to order a Pina Colada or a Margarita from your sun lounge. With our experience we can even help you decide on the resort, based on the type of holiday your want.

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Cruises

Inspired Cruising, our sister brand, is an affiliate of Cruise Holidays, a cruise specialist with agents throughout Australia, USA, Canada and the UK. If you're a first time cruiser, let us help you discover the delights of cruising. If you're a seasoned traveller, we'll save you time finding your ideal cruise, so you can enjoy your well earned holiday. We can help you select from thousands of cruises from all the major cruise lines of the world.

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River Cruises

There is no better way to explore the heart of a region’s culture, history and attractions than by river. Enjoy the timeless beauty and grace of Europe's Rhine, Main, Danube and Elbe Rivers. Discover Portugal's River of Gold, and the chateaux, rivers and wine of France. Cruise through the incredible Iron Gate from Serbia to Romania along the Black Sea. Explore China's Yangtze River, South East Asia's mighty Mekong, and Egypt's historic Nile.

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Rail Journeys

We offer worldwide rail products, including rail passes and point to point tickets in Europe, UK, Asia, USA and Canada. Or experience one of the world's great train journeys - the fabled Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the Trans Siberian, South Africa's luxurious Blue Train, the legendary Rocky Mountaineer, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, the Flying Scotsman, and more. Plus our own Indian Pacific and The Ghan, as well as New Zealand's TranzAlpine.

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Flights - Domestic & International

We have access to thousands of airfares from the world's airlines, many of them special combination fares. Whether your itinerary is simple or challenging, we can provide you with options that take into consideration your budget, loyalty programs, stopovers, preference for convenience and need for change. And we will alert you to each fare's special conditions so there are no surprises for you.

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Car Hire - Worldwide

Let us plan and deliver your next self drive adventure! We provide competitive rates for car hire in over 130 countries worldwide, Peugeot leasing in Europe, and motorhome rentals in 12 countries. We offer an extensive range of vehicles to suit all needs and budgets, from all major car rental companies, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty, with over 8000 locations worldwide.

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Disability Travel - Ozmates

Inspired Travel is an agent for Club OzMates, the largest travel company in Australia for people with a disability. Ozmates organises holidays and provides dedicated support for groups and individuals to travel in Australia and overseas. OzMates supplies appropriate facilities and care for people with all types of disabilities, degenerative diseases, acquired brain injuries, and people who need some type of care while on holiday.

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Travel Insurance

Our travel insurance polcies give you peace of mind, knowing that all the important things are covered - including 24hr emergency assistance, medical and dental cover for illness or injury, emergency accommodation and transportation, cancellation fees, comprehensive luggage cover, rental car insurance excess cover, loss or theft of passports and travel documents. The right cover is essential. If you can’t afford travel insurance you can’t afford to travel!

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Visas

We provide a secure, reliable and cost effective visa service for our leisure and business clients. We can manage your entire visa application process from start to finish, including advice about which visas are needed, application forms and secure courier service. Remember, always allow plenty of time to obtain visas, and make sure you have six months validity on your passport.

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Foreign Exchange

With a Travelex Foreign Exchange Bureau within our travel agency at St Ives, we can take care of all your foreign exchange needs, including travellers cheques, foreign currency, and the Travelex Multi-currency Cash Passport card - a smart and convenient way to spend your money abroad. It's reloadable in up to 9 currencies and you can access your funds from over 2 million ATMs worldwide.

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We are a full-service retail travel agency, with access to all airfares, accommodation, cruises, rail, tours and package holidays on the market. Yet what sets us apart is our focus on truly inspiring small group holidays from around the world, plus our focus on solo travellers and women only travel. Talk to us, send us an email or check out just some of the inspiring holidays on our site.

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Women Only Tours

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