Our Team

When you book through National Seniors Travel, you’re getting access to high achievers, experienced travellers and friendly professionals.

Our globetrotting travel consultants are happy to share their expertise with you so we can make your next holiday a journey to remember.

Verity

General Manager – Travel

What I love about travel: Travel makes me feel positive and alive and I love experiencing the wonderful destinations throughout the world and sharing those precious moments with family and friends.

Recent travel moment: A four day hike on Maria Island off the coast of Tasmania. The wilderness was stunning and the wildlife was amazing.

Short term travel goal: To climb Mount Kilimanjaro

I can't leave home without: My iPhone! Not only a camera but also some great travel apps that can help you on your trip.

Travel Tip: For a genuine culinary experience, don't order off the menu - ask for something a local would eat.

Brenda

Senior travel consultant - International and domestic

I love being a travel agent because: I get to share in the excitement and countdown of the holiday and can provide my clients with really valuable tips to avoid any holiday hassles.

Best travel tip: Take your own pillow!

The most rewarding part of my job: Is hearing all the stories and seeing the photos of my client’s holidays and them saying how smoothly and well it went.

Most memorable cultural experience: Spending a day in the village of the Himba Tribe in Africa. They were the most loving and warm people I’ve ever met, who were willing to give even though they have so little.

If I could go anywhere I’d choose: Outer space.

Harry

Senior Travel Consultant

My most memorable travel experience:  Antarctica. I’ve always wanted to see Antarctica with my own eyes, and in March 2015 this dream came true.  Sitting on  the ice  a few metres away from a colony of penguins watching and hearing their calls all around me along with the gentle sound of the wind, and definitely smelling something I’d never smelt before. All of my senses were engaged. Penguin guano is something that can’t truly be appreciated until you’ve smelt it for yourself, and while I thought I’d never want to smell it again I now realise that I hope one day I do. Because that would mean I’ve made it back to the most extraordinary place on earth.

The most rewarding part of my job: I am part of creating memories for my clients.

My travel bucket list: The Arctic, Japan, Russia and Iceland.

Favourite Australian destination: Shark Bay in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. It's a World Heritage Site 800 kilometres north of Perth that is famous for its vast sea-grass beds, which are the largest (richest) in the world, its dugong (‘sea cow’) population and dolphins.

Best travel tip: Slow down. Please don’t try to cram six countries into six weeks of travel. All the good stuff happens when you really take the time to explore. You’ll learn about activities that aren’t in your guidebook and meet people who are eager to show you around.

Lyn

Team Leader & Senior Travel Consultant

My travel bucket list: Patagonian Fiords, Scandinavia, Italy, East Coast of the USA and Ireland.

The best holiday I have arranged: A 30 day itinerary taking in the best of South America as well as a journey to the Galapagos Islands.

My areas of expertise are: South America, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Norfolk Island, European River Cruising, Canada and Alaska.

The most rewarding part of my job: Helping to make people’s dreams a reality.

Best travel tip: Only take on holidays what you are prepared to lose.

Michelle

Senior travel consultant – International and domestic

If I could go anywhere I’d choose: A visit to ‘Lapland’ in Finland for Christmas with my family, so we could meet Santa and his reindeer. They would love it, and if truth be told, so would I!

My travel bucket list: To go to every Disneyland in the world (California, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong, with Shanghai due to open in 2016).

The most rewarding part of my job: Is helping to make my client’s dream holiday become a reality.

Best travel tip: Don’t forget your camera charger, phone adaptor and phone charger. I never leave home without them.

My most memorable travel experience: Walking through Red Square in Moscow at night while it was all lit up – absolutely spectacular.

Tracy

Senior travel consultant – International and domestic

My most memorable travel experience: Sailing down the Nile River on a felucca singing Billy Joel’s Piano Man at the top of my lungs, with the backdrop of the most amazing sunset.

The most rewarding part of my job: I love it when a client comes home and they tell me about all the amazing experiences they had while they were away.

Most memorable cultural experience: Walking from Batur Volcano in Bali on the old trading route to the coast. On the way we saw a man who was dressed in a loincloth, standing on a pitchfork while smoking. I never would have expected to see this in the 21st century.

My travel bucket list: India, South America, Canada and everywhere in between – so basically anywhere!

Best travel tip: Pack lightly! First of all, pack what you think you need. Then take out half of what you packed. Now while you are away, you don’t have to worry about suitcase weight. So if you want it, get it – you now have room and you may never be back!