My 50th Birthday group of 46 was such a breeze!

Thank you so much to Carla for organising our cruise on The Sun Princess she was absolutely amazing! Booking for a group of 46 people for my 50th birthday was no easy feat! Carla made it so much easier! Nothing was to much trouble and every query name change etc was handled so efficiently!

Then to arrive on the cruise to a room full of balloons & a special gift was such a surprise! Thank You Again!

To meet all the staff on the cruise was great & it felt like we had known them for years! Not bad dancers either!

A special thank you to Stacey as well who handled any queries when Carla was away! Can’t say enough about how happy we were with the service!!!

Will definitely be using Travel Key again as will all in our group!

- Teena & Paul

Our 3rd booking with travel key & not the last!

This is our third booking with travel key and at the end of the year it will be 5 bookings. Each booking has been for different types of travel (10 weeks around the USA, Carribean and Mexico, multiple bookings for friends and family to attend a wedding in Hawaii and 2 best friends wanting a cheap Bali getaway) but every time the recommendations, service and knowledge has been spot on to our budget or the type of trip we are after. Amanda & Stacey you are stars. You listen, research and always give us options. We can’t wait to experience all the great things you have recommended for our end of year trip to Canada for a white Christmas – bring on the dog sled, ice fishing and gingerbread house…. you just make our time away stress free and full of fab experiences – thank you for everything!

- Mik & Mal

Our Wedding in Hawaii was amazing!!!

We recently went to Hawaii for our wedding and honeymoon, and Amanda, Stacey and Shane did an amazing job booking our trip and also for many of our friends and family! Everything went to plan. Have already started booking our next trip with Amanda, and will definitely be booking many more!
- Alana & Paul

Thanks for all your work on the NZ experience!

Hi Bianca

Thanks for your welcome home card.

We loved our holiday, especially touring around the South Island. Wish we were still there.

The World Masters’ Games in Auckland was fantastic, we managed to get a gold in the Double kayak, mixed double, and two silvers mixed K2 also. Jerry also won gold in the men’s K2 with another Aussie paddler. Awesome venue, Lake Pupuke.

Everything you booked for us was great. The holiday park in Auckland very convenient, 10 mins from the course. Very well run, Indian owners. Loved the Britz vans. Flights were excellent, that direct flight to Auckland and back is fantastic. Especially the Dreamliner on the way back!

Will  send you a couple of photos of our trip.

Thanks for all your work on the NZ experience!


- Margaret and Jerry Alderson
Client Testimonial

Thank you!!

Hi Amanda

I just wanted to say thank you from Doug and myself for the awesome choice of accommodation for our Europe trip last year (been meaning to send this since our return in Sept 😄) They were all easy to find, close to transport and their staff extremely helpful.

Thank you again for all your assistance in the planning of our trip. We are already thinking about our next trip to Iceland in a few years 😄


- Leanne and Doug

Experience of my life…

Just letting you know, the package that you put together was perfect and everything went off without a hitch. The hotel was excellent and the horse trek was the experience of my life.

Thank you for putting this together for me, made the whole experience wonderful.


- Jeannie

Double Six – Beyond Expectations!

Hi Amanda, Stacey and staff

Thank you for the lovely postcard we received on our return from Bali.

Our trip was absolutely amazing. The Double Six Hotel was beyond expectations.  The staff were so lovely and greeted us every time they saw us. They actually remembered our room numbers and names which was pretty cool.

We received some flowers and a yummy chocolate mousse in our room and we had dinner at Plantation Grill on our anniversary night and they bought us free chocolates at the end of the meal.

I am ready to go back already!!!  And Stacey, I loved the iced coffee granita at breakfast.  Thanks for the recommendation.

Thank you again for all your help in organising our holiday.



- Deb & Craig

Celebrity Cruise, wonderful as always!


Hi Carla,

Hope everything is good with you.  Just thought we would send you a quick email to let you know that we had a fabulous time on our recent Celebrity cruise.

As always, Celebrity is a wonderful cruise line and we had a very relaxing, enjoyable time.  Our balcony cabin was great, we spent many hours sitting out there watching the world go by.  The guarantee verandah stateroom with full ocean view worked well for us, we were very pleased with our stateroom, so we would be happy to use the guarantee basis again for booking staterooms.  It was a nice itinerary travelling around the top end of Australia and we had perfect weather, all in all a really good holiday.

Thank you so much for your help in organising the cruise for us and for getting back to us so promptly whenever we had questions about our trip, it all went really well.

We look forward to catching up soon.  Say hi to Stacey for us.



- Kerry and Ron Jenks

Solar Eclipse from our Holland America cruise!

Hello Carla

Thanks for the ‘Welcome Home’ postcard – what a shock to have to start cooking and driving ourselves around again !!

Brian got some great solar eclipse photos and am attaching 3:  The captain did an excellent job holding the ship steady and clouds parted just at the right time.

“Solar Eclipse taken 9.03.16 from Makassar Strait by Brian Sture”

  1. Total eclipse – which lasted for a whole 2.45 minutes !!








2 & 3.   Diamond ring effect – this happens twice…………..once when the moon has almost covered the sun and then again just as it starts to move away.  It happens because the outside edge of the moon has mountains and craters and when sunlight breaks through one of the dips in the craters you get this brilliant spark of light which only lasts for a second or two and of course it looks like a diamond ring.



Singapore – fantastic but expensive city.  Had high tea at Raffles. Our hotel (Peninsula/Excelsior) was really good and a great location – keep it on your list.  Indonesia – great monuments/lizards/gardens etc but v. sad to have to actually live there.  Weather was hot and v. humid – thank heavens the ship and most of the coaches were air-con’d.

Am finally starting to find my way around the house and Nova (daughter) did a good job of looking after the gardens.  We don’t usually plan to go away in summer because of the gardens and although we are bore reticulated the on/off switch can’t be automated.

Next trip……………….China ????

Regards, Astra



- Astra & Brian

Antarctica – Just magnificent!

Greetings the lovely miss Carla soon to be missus

Letting you know we arrived home last night safe and sound with a wonderful travel time of 48 hours goodness its a long way.

We had a wonderful time Antarctica was just magnificent words are difficult to express what we saw so much to tell you too difficult in email will have to visit you soon.

Having conversations with other travellers  (a great bunch of people, the best crowd we have been with) we need to express that you are the best!!! Some of the issues others had dealing with Scenic, flights etc we are so so so very fortunate we have you in our corner, thank you!!!! you made our trip a piece of cake everything smooth as.

Lots to tell will visit soon hope all went well in Ireland stay safe!

Cheers Tanya

- Tanya & Grahame


Hi Carla, I have finally gotten around to emptying out suitcases today ! And I want to thank you for all your help with planning the whole trip, everything went well , no dramas, we had perfect accommodation, cruise was brilliant, they are practically faultless , very organised, we put a fully refundable deposit down to have a cruise on Panama Canal, Caribbean in 2019 maybe. We stopped and had a tour at every port which was magic, David and I can’t speak highly enough about Ephesus in Kusadasi, it was so so interesting ,  we didn’t think much of Athens very dirty, but that didn’t matter I still wanted to visit there. Thanks so much again

- Breige & David

Whilst I travelled I managed to fill up four large books with life stories.

The travel Perth-Dubai-JFK, though taking 24 hours, was better than a Heathrow stop-over. The return Paris-Dubai-Perth flights were also problem free.

Upon arrival at JFK, I travelled by Sky train to Jamaica Station and caught the subway to Penn Station, which is located opposite the hotel. The Pennsylvania Hotel, that you booked, was ideal in central New York being one subway station from Times Square and the theatre district (Broadway).  I was on 16th floor with view of Macy’s corner on 33rd Street and 7th Avenue. Coming back from a Broadway show I nearly always got pizza at Sbarro – quite an institution, even where ordering is complicated.

In New York, I went to many shows getting a seat usually the day before. I later learnt that most theatres kept several tickets to one side in case someone special comes along. (Me). At most theatres I was sold one of these excellent tickets.

One morning, I met a musician with a unique double neck guitar by one of the Subway exits.

France – the French TGV high speed train from Paris towards the Loire Valley was good. I caught a connecting TER (local) train to nearby Amboise.

The accommodation at Amboise, you booked, was about 200 metres from the town centre and I believe the best place to stay. The room looked over the tree lined Loire River. To get around town I rented a bicycle. I also travelled by train to the nearby towns of Tours, Anger and Boise. The village of Amboise was chosen by Leonardo da Vinci centuries ago.

The Nimes Novotel is just outside the ancient city and as such was perfectly located. I did not rent a bicycle in Nimes.

Opposite the Novotel hotel, within an open park, is a very helpful tourist centre. Using the tourist centre’s advice I travelled by bus to Pont du Gare a historic aqueduct. I also travelled by bus to Arles, where Vincent van Gogh painted many of his famous paintings, I returned to Nimes via the TER train. Over several days I also travelled by train to Avignon, Marseilles and Montpellier returning each afternoon to Nimes.

Thank you for all the trouble I cause but those hotels you found, as well as the flights direct to JFK, were perfect and thank you for arranging my flights, train travel and accommodation, all worked out very good.

- Bill Hill
Bill hill

Trip of a lifetime!

We can’t thank travel key enough for how amazing and professionally organised our 10 week holiday was. We have had the trip of a life time and this is because of you. We will never forget it. Thank you for making everything so easy and for all the recommendations. It was incredible! Cheers to you! – Mikala & Mal

- Mik & Mal

We had a marvelous time!

We had a marvelous time and thanks to your clever planning every went like clockwork.

We liked the flights to Berlin and Copenhagen, even though there was no train strike. Thanks for stepping in and arranging that at short notice.

Some highlights were Hotel Mascagni and Rome, the Limoncello tour, especially the Isle of Capri, Cinque Terre, the Glacier Express, Amiens and the Battlefields of the Somme tour. Paris was fantastic too. Sounds like it was all a highlight. You will be interested to know that the Aussie guide on the Somme tour helped me find a relative’s name engraved on the Australian memorial at Villers Brettoneux. George Oriel Cousins from Dongara, died in 1918 and has no known grave. But now I have a photo of his name on the memorial  and also lots of information about him. My Mum, aged 95 and my three brothers are also very pleased. George was a cousin of Mum’s.

So thanks to your efforts – it all went very well, a complicated trip to plan but worth it for us.

- Margaret and Jerry

Great trip to the USA!

Thought we would send you a quick email to let you know that we had a great trip to the USA.  The tour was really good.  It was very well organised and we got to see some amazing places.

We can definitely recommend the tour for anyone wanting to see a bit more of the USA – going by road across the USA was awesome – the scenery changing from city scapes to prairie lands to mountains to desert – it was a wonderful experience.

We would love to go back one day to see more.

Thanks for organising the trip for us.  It all went really well.  The flights were good – definitely worth paying for the extra leg room on the long haul flights.  We also enjoyed having the stopover in Sydney on the way – it was a good way to break up the journey.

We are still deciding on our travel plans for next year.  We are thinking of maybe doing a road trip somewhere within Australia instead of going overseas.  However having said that – if a great cruise deal comes along who knows what could happen!

Anyway we will keep in touch.  Thanks again for all your help with our holiday bookings.

- Kerry & Ron Jenks

Exceptional service and stress free for me

I have used travel key Kalamunda on several occasions to book holidays to England, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand and locally within Australia and have always received exceptional service from Samantha and the team.

Everything was perfect! No hidden surprises, the flight connections were on time, hotels were great and everything worked like clockwork!

I am currently in the process of booking a golfing trip to Thailand for a group of 10. I stopped in to see Samantha and I left all the arrangements to her…perfect way to book a holiday, I say!

I am also looking at travelling with a smaller group to tour the USA, Cuba and the West Indies – I can again rest assured knowing the brief is with Samantha and she will work out a suitable itinerary.

Having previously used other travel agents in the past, I found none were as easy and professional to deal with and all with competitive pricing to boot!

I would certainly recommend our local travel key to organise your next holiday. They are not only knowledgeable and helpful but take the stress out of the planning process – which is exactly what a holiday is supposed to be!

- Stephen Barraclough

Professional and expert guidance

During the past few years we have travelled to the UK, France, Spain, Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and within Australia. We have also cruised round the Mediterranean, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

The friendly staff at travel key had provided us with professional and expert guidance, not to mention obtaining some very competitive prices, demanded when undertaking such comprehensive travel. They had also co-ordinated our flights with transfers, accommodation, tours and arranged our Travel Insurance, all being a daunting task for anyone.

We had not experienced a single hitch during any of our trips and had a fantastic time to boot. With the invaluable knowledge of having the backing of travel key should a problem arise, needless to say we had no hesitation in booking our next trip, a tour of Europe, with them. To all the staff and management at travel key, keep up the excellent service.

- Andrew and Heather

Fabulous holiday!

We are all back safely now and settled back into our everyday lives.

I wanted to thank you for all your organisation of our holiday.

The tour with Insight was wonderful – can certainly recommend it highly. Spain and Portugal were such fun countries to see. The three days that you suggested beforehand was a terrific idea and we thoroughly enjoyed Madrid.

The cruise too was fantastic and a fabulous time was had by all. There were absolutely no issues; everything went smoothly; so all we had to do was enjoy and make some lifetime memories.

Thanks again.

- Val and John Davies

We had a fantastic time

Thanks for the card, we had a fantastic time. The train trip was really great and the off train excursions were made so enjoyable by the very informative and often hilarious bus drivers. The attendants on board were the best and nothing was too much trouble. The food was great and we made a lot of new friends.

We had our 52nd wedding anniversary while on board and the crew presented us with a lovely card signed by them all. We took several tours around Sydney, and the best part of all was the organisation that went with the trip beforehand and for this we thank you very much for helping it come together so smoothly. We have a couple of trips in mind for this year so will be seeing you.

All the best for the new year.

- Tom and Mary Beswick

Friendly and professional

It is with pleasure that we write to say thank you and the gift of the two suitcases, and in particular to your Travel Consultant, Carla Scully, for attending to our travel requirements in a friendly and professional manner. Carla made it a pleasure to call at the office from time to time and handled our reservations competently and responded to our questions precisely and confidently.

We acknowledge with thanks the good travel service that Carla gave to us and request that you please convey our sincere appreciation to her and to your principals.

- Peter and Doreen Kretchmar