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About Inspired by Australasia
We are a holiday travel and tour company specialising in affordable luxury holidays in Australasia. We can tailor-make the perfect luxury holiday tour for you, but at an affordable price. Choose from holidays to Australasia, New Zealand, South Pacific and Far East Stopovers. We want you, like us to be inspired by Australasia.

Meet the team
Steve Johnson, Managing Executive
Steve Johnson
Steve has been in the travel business… forever! Well, over 35 years anyway. He has worked in retail travel agencies as well as at the following companies; Austravel, Tourism Australia and Travelmood (where he was Head of Land Product for 17 years). He started Inspired by Asia 9 years ago as he believes there is a demand for expert knowledge for holidays to this exciting region. Then in 2014 Inspired by Australasia was launched. In Australia his favourite destinations are the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia and the Whitsunday Islands in southern Queensland. In New Zealand Queenstown offers stunning scenery and lots of activities.
Gareth Bell, Senior Executive Gareth Bell
Gareth has worked in travel since graduating from University in 2000 and he was a founder member of the ‘Inspired by Asia’ team which started operating in 2009. Gareth first visited Australia in 2002 on a year-long backpacking holiday. Since that first visit he has returned to Australia on a number of occasions and has experienced much of what the country has to offer. Gareth’s list of favourite destinations is quite a long one but the beaches of Northern Queensland, Kakadu National Park and Broome would definitely feature near the top!
Amy Bell, Senior Executive Amy Bell
Amy has worked in travel since she was 18 (more than a few years ago!) and has been very lucky to visit a lot of fantastic destinations. Australian highlights include getting married on Hamilton Island, climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and riding a Harley at Uluru / Ayers Rock. In New Zealand she managed to spot whales and heard Maori stories about the huge Kauri trees on a twilight encounter in the forest. Amy’s best bit of her visit to the South Pacific was staying in an overwater bungalow on Aitutaki and watching the fish swim underneath the deck!
Helen Mather
Helen Mather
Helen’s favourite destinations in Australasia are all quite different. From the breathtaking mountain scenery of South Island New Zealand, to the uncommercialised island life on Rarotonga, to the laid back city life in Australia, this part of the world really does have something for everyone. In Australia her number one has to be Kakadu National Park.  Nowhere else has she slept outdoors in a swag (incidentally her best nights sleep ever), swam up rivers with her clothes floating in a barrel alongside her (whilst keeping an eye out for crocodiles that might have slipped past the nets) and hiked for miles to reach the top of waterfalls – in her eyes the Northern Territory really offers the REAL Australia.
Kate Pearson Christine Cummings

From the age of 12 and the first school trip to Brittany, Christine knew there was always more of the world to see. After finishing her A levels and spending 2 months inter-railing (often sleeping under a tree with a lake for washing) she got the travel bug. After almost 30 years in the travel industry she has experienced 5 star luxury and her tastes have changed.
The thrill of travelling never fails to amaze her. She enjoys meeting the local people and taking time to understand their culture. In some places she is humbled by the fact that they are so unmaterialistic and appear so content and happy even with so little. Travel is a great leveler and teacher of life.

Laura Garfitt Laura Garfitt
Laura first realised her passion for travel at a young age when she lived abroad for a few short years. Since then she has worked abroad in Europe but has always wanted to travel a bit further. After graduating with a Tourism Management degree Laura is only starting out her travel career. Since joining Inspired By Australasia in 2015, Laura has had the fantastic opportunity to visit Australia, some the her highlights including wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, surfing in Byron Bay and climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Laura would love the opportunity to get back out to Australia but is also very interested in exploring both the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
Oliver Pryse Oliver Pryse
Oliver caught the travel bug aged 4 on a family trip to Brazil, and started in the travel industry in 2008 after returning from a working holiday in Australia, being hooked ever since!  During this time he has been fortunate to explore, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam & Hong Kong.  There is still so much to learn and experience in this amazing region and he is particularly looking forward to exploring Indonesia, the Philippines & Vietnam.
Andrew Smith Andrew Smith
With a few years in the luxury travel industry and many more backpacking Andrew can offer an interesting perspective. Able to help recommend the best luxury resorts as well as off the beaten track adventures, you will be certain of a unique experience in one of the many destinations we service. Andrew worked in Sydney for a year interspersing that with trips all around Australia, finishing with driving around both of New Zealand’s beautiful Islands. He has a special affinity towards Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road where you can enjoy great food and better views and hopes to explore Tasmania in the future.



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