Top 5 Reasons to Book Your Australian Adventure with a Premier Aussie Specialist

Top 5 Reasons to Book Your Australian Adventure with a Premier Aussie Specialist

Are you planning a trip to Australia? Do you find yourself flipping through travel books and online sources only to be overwhelmed? With the immense amount of information available on the land down under how do you know where to start? When is the best time to travel to Aussie land? What areas do you visit? How much is it going to cost? You need a Premier Aussie Specialist.


Your Aussie Specialist is accredited in all things Australia by Tourism Australia and the nation’s State and Territory Tourism Organization. To become a credited specialist, you must pass a course.

What is a Premier Aussie Specialist?

A destination specialist with hands-on experience to guide you on your Australian dream vacation. Your specialist continuously studies about Australia to best help you whether you are planning your first or tenth Aussie trip.

Premier Aussie Specialists are recognized for their expert knowledge of Australia. North American wholesale distribution partners, inbound tour operators and Australian sellers, all work with the specialists. They work hard to achieve the designation of a specialist, so you can trust them.

In order to attain status as an Aussie Specialist, one must have completed 8 modules and 3 educational activities, which could include travel to the land down under. Educational activities must have been completed within the last 12 months and travel, in particular, must have been taken in the last 36 months. With a Premier Aussie Specialist, you can count on current details on this great country to be accurate.

Guess what? There are 19 Premier Aussie Specialists throughout Canada and 4 of them are part of the wonderful team here at Downunder Travel.


Experiencing a place is completely different than reading or surfing the net to find out about it. Premier Aussie Specialists, who have travelled extensively throughout Australia, are able to use their firsthand knowledge to help you get the most out of your vacation. Your destination specialist knows the months to avoid due to extreme heat, for example. They can guide you to the best local eateries for the most authentic food and drink because they have travelled there. Your Aussie specialists at Downunder Travel have all visited Australia. From bouncing kangaroos to cuddly koalas and walkabout tours to snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, these experts have you covered.

Up to Date Information

Your Premier Aussie Specialist can verify things like the latest shop you read about is still open. You don’t want to go aimlessly wandering the streets for hours looking for something that is no longer around.

Want to go to a local art market in Melbourne? Ask your specialist to direct you with the address, operating hours and the delights that await you. Destination specialists are always researching to hunt down the most current details for you and they’ll work hard to ensure that your travel interests are included in your itinerary.


With an exceptional focus on one destination, Australia, you can guarantee your travel specialist is just that, focused. By pinpointing one special place in the world, your destination specialist is like a local. Don’t be surprised if your destination specialist knows the bartender’s name at the club you are dying to visit. Staying focused on everything Aussie helps your specialist put together a highly personalized adventure. The more information that is gathered over time, the more in-depth details you will receive for your next trip.


Your unique Australian trip is an investment of a lifetime. Memories will be made and cherished. Premier Aussie Specialists will take the time to understand your needs and wants, making sure your trip is the best one ever.

Do you have a budget to stay within? No problem. Your specialist will get the best value for your travels because of course, they know every way to do so from budget travel to five-star services. Dedicated personalized service means gathering information about what you want. Visit the local tourist traps or bungee in Cairns; it is up to you and your preferences for your journey. Your assigned specialist takes into consideration your age, physical abilities or medical issues that may affect your trip. The more they know about you, the better they can help plan your trip. Specifics add value to your adventure.

Let your vacation to Australia be worry-free and memorable by booking your dream vacation with a Premier Aussie Specialist.

Helping travellers plan out ultimate vacation experiences never gets old for me. As a Premier Aussie Specialist, I continue to strive to produce excellence in customer service for all travellers.

Written by: Jason (Destination Specialist)

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A special thanks for putting my phenomenal South Pacific Adventure of a lifetime together.  Much appreciation for all the hard work that you have endured to make my trip a most memorable adventure.  I have totally enjoyed every aspect of the trip.  I will definitely recommend this itinerary to anyone looking for a trip of a lifetime.

A. Millette

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“Heard about this place through a friend and decided to inquire about a trip to Southern Africa. Jason did a fantastic job with very little time and set up a 25 day trip, flights included. Was excellent at every stage and everything went off without a hitch. Would absolutely recommend, and will most definitely be a repeat customer.”

J. Szoo

Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney!

The tours in Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney were exceptional.  The guides were all very informative and helpful when explaining the sites, sometimes throwing in their own personal stories too.  In Melbourne we enjoyed: the hop on/off bus tour, the Central Historical tram, the Treasury and ANZAC Memorial is is very worthwhile, The Great Ocean Road with our small group tour was fabulous and the Penguin Parade with underground viewing is definitely a must-see!  The Cairns tours are remarkable; I enjoyed our small personalized group travel to Frankland Island (including guided walk), the Kuranda Train, Skyrail and Hartley’s offered a great variety and St. Monica’s Cathedral with its stained glass windows are a hidden gem!  In Sydney, we enjoyed so much; the Ferry boat was easy to manage, The Sydney Opera House was definitely a highlight, our Harbour Cruise was fantastic and our Blue Mountains tour with hike was lovely, definitely another must-experience.

In addition to the terrific tours, our flights and connections were seamless and the personal touches and the variety of experienced offered on this trip was one of a kind!  I look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future!

W. MGee

We will be recommending you to anyone we know

We absolutely loved our vacation, Jason!  Kudos to you with your recommendations, bookings, etc.  Everything came off without a hitch –  excursion pickups, airport shuttles were always on time.  We made out great driving on the wrong side of the road, and steering wheel on wrong side of car lol.  Air New Zealand was a great choice for our main flights, flight attendants came to our seats and thanked us personally for flying with Air New Zealand.  Again, we have to thank you so much Jason for helping us plan such a fantastic vacation – such a great time.  Hopefully we will vacation in another area you sell and we’ll need your services again.  We will definitely be recommending you to anyone we know.

C. Hinks

Australia, Africa, and more!

“A group of 9 travelers wanted to do a tour of Australia. 4 of us have been using Jason at Downunder Travel since 2005. We are a group with agricultural interests so we were hoping to see the diversity of Australia with as many ag components as possible. We met with Jason and he compiled an itinerary for us which gave us another trip of a lifetime. Jason’s attention to detail is truly amazing. Everything happened without a glitch which makes for a worry-free holiday. He also allowed for some free days if anything needed rearranged. We are already planning our next holiday with his company. Kudos to Jason!”

T. Evans

Best Vacation Ever

Jason created the Best Vacation Ever for us – a month long trip to Australia travelling the east coast, the Red Center and south. All arrangements, locations, excursions, transfers were well executed which resulted in a stress free vacation for us! Thanks so much for your attention to all the details. Would definitely recommend that others trust Jason to make their entire trip as spectacular as ours was.
Gregory’s and Short’s

L. Gregory

Wonderful Thailand and Myanmar!

Thanks for organizing and planning our recent trip to Thailand and Myanmar. We had a wonderful, magical month on some Thai islands, and tremendously enjoyed Mandalay and particularly, Bagan. The hot air balloon ride, is not to be missed.  Our next trip to that part of the world , we will certainly use your expertise Andree.

T. Baker

NZ and Cook Islands

“Jason planned our 3 week honeymoon to New Zealand and Cook Islands in October 2016. Jason was very knowledgeable and saved us so much time not trying to plan the trip details ourselves! We had an amazing time, with everything going smoothly. Overall, happy to recommend his service to anyone else planning to go “down under” 🙂 .”

L. Filipic

New Zealand Self-Drive

“We spent 6.5 wonderful weeks exploring both Islands in New Zealand. Jason met with us to understand our interests and a sense of where we hoped to travel while there. Accommodations, day trips, half day tours etc all ran without a hitch. At one point we thought we might be seeking medical assistance at a drop in clinic. Not sure about the process with Medical Insurance, we sent him a note to which he quickly responded and we really appreciated. We are very thankful for the arrangements and bookings that helped make the time there truly great. Thanks Jason.”

D. Nixon

Ghan Platinum Trip

Just to let you know we arrived safely back home late yesterday after a wonderful trip. Thank you for setting it all up. We saw almost no rain but the day that it did rain was when we arrived in Darwin. Having Platinum [The Ghan] meant our transfer bus was right beside the train whereas the Gold passengers had quite a walk to get to the station. The train is almost a kilometer long so it meant a walk in the rain for some.

G. Bernhardt

Selection of excursions were suited to our interests

Kudos to Sawyer, our travel agent from Downunder Travel, who did a fantastic job of arranging our trip to Fiji. Her attention to detail was impeccable.

We were delayed for takeoff from Calgary to San Francisco due to weather and Sawyer helped us with our hotel bookings and transfers en-route to San Francisco. As well, she automatically readjusted our Fiji itinerary to coincide with our missed arrival dates in Fiji.

When we were planning our trip, we told Sawyer what our interests were, and her selection of excursions were exactly suited to our interests. Her choice of accommodations was excellent.

Jim & Mary

African Safari

“Our group of 4 travelled to Africa, 4 different countries, many flights, hotels and tours under the guidance of Jason at Down Under Travel. The trip was amazing especially the safaris. Jason’s attention to detail made this trip outstanding. Truly a trip of a lifetime that was arranged perfectly. Don’t hesitate to book with this company, you will not be disappointed.”

M. O'Bryan

3 Week Australia Trip!

Our family would like to thank you for coordinating an amazing trip to Australia!  We only had 3 weeks but we were able to experience so much with an itinerary that was seamless and worry free!

Every spot was memorable, from the Grampians to Kangaroo Island, to a liveaboard on the GBR and the bright lights of Melbourne and Sydney  – a spectacular country and can’t wait to go back!

We definitely recommend Downunder Travel and are grateful to Andree for all her help and expertise in creating a wonderful adventure!


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