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Welcome to Elite Destinations. Where adventure, excitement, thrills, relaxation and remote locations are our specialty.

We have the best job in the world and we know it. As experienced travelers and travel advisors (we’ve been in the industry for over 37 years), we know how fabulous it is to constantly receive great reviews from our referral-based clients both in Australia and overseas.

If you’re after large group (luxury and adventure) travel and luxury retreats, then Elite Destinations has the expertise to get you where you need to be. We know you’ll love our services, just like our amazing clients already do.

 

What a pleasure it was to deal with these women. They took care of every detail of my time away. I even arrived to a special gift from Elite Destinations x

Cindy Hinterholzl

Traveler

Discover the romance of tall ship sailing, and enjoy the adventure of elegance and informality amongst like-minded travelers.

Places you must go.

Mongolia, known for its vast, rugged and expansive nomadic culture with extreme climate differences having the Gobi Desert to the south, and cold mountainous regions to the north and west.
Mongolia is becoming popular for travelers wanting to expand on traditional destinations.

Canada – the scenery, the people, the culture, the snow, the wildlife and the pure magic it invites into the soul. It’s hard to really grasp it until you’ve experienced it.

Katy did an amazing job with our trip to Bora Bora. Something I will treasure for a lifetime. Thank you Katy!

Lauren Bateman

Traveler

Kokoda trek 2020

Trekking the Kokoda Track, you are participating in personal discovery, you are living and experiencing a historic and monumental adventure.

The Kokoda track, a famous event in Australian history, one which still resonates in the national consciousness today.

The Battle of Kokoda was a four-month struggle which began with the Japanese landing in Papua New Guinea in July 1942.

Join us on this 9-day trek of a lifetime where you will get to the experience the track as well as village guesthouse/tent accommodation, all meals during the trek prepared fresh by our professionally trained cooks, all with group camping and trek equipment supplied.

Walk in the Footsteps of Heroes.

Take a Video Tour

What’s not to love about a beautiful moment in nature. The calmness the water brings yet the hilarity of two animals going about their business. We love new adventures to feed the mind, body, and soul.

A Look Inside the world of luxury travel

Welcome to our world of group and luxury travel!

Here we wish to share with you a visual glimpse into the world of luxury travel, group adventures and our passion for advising you on the best places to stay around the world to help inspire your travel dreams.

Hottest destinations for 2019

Europe

Romania (HOT right now)
Scottish Highlands
Tuscany, Italy
Norway/Northern Lights              Greek Islands

Oceania

Perth, Australia
Tahiti

India

Mumbai

America’s

New Orleans
St Barth’s Carribean
Alaska
Canada

 

Africa

Namibia
Mozambique
Egypt
Patagonia (HOT right now)

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What Our Clients Have Said……

My one stop shop for all things travel … both business and pleasure .. thank you!

Kim Monkhouse

I’ve had a lot of travel booking experience with Rhiannon Dunkley. However the team of Kathy Shane and her are a dynamic duo. At the recent Business Summit in Melbourne, these ladies couldn’t do enough. Arranging late checking check outs, platters with complementary cards. Outstanding service. Thank you Elite Destinations.

Debra North

Katy did a great job of managing the logistics for our Elite Retreat to Bora Bora. It truly was the trip of a lifetime! She managed so many details for multiple venues and events. Thank YOU, Katy for an incredible trip, filled with memories!

Barbara Koskolos

Katy and Rhiannon helped assist our group with travel plans from the USA to Tahiti. They made the process so easy from afar, answering all our questions quickly via email and social media and was quick to call by phone when necessary. Their accommodation choice for us while in Tahiti was first class in comparison to the other choices available and I am so happy they did their research in advance to find such a magical place to stay at that covered all of our needs. Highly recommend Katy, Rhiannon and their team for their professionalism and for the time and loving care they placed into our travel plans to ensure we had the best time of our lives. Thank you, Ladies. 

Dena Kelley

Efficient, professional best in their field, gold!

Debbie Cooper

Our Team

With over 37 years of combined travel industry expertise, Katy Shane and Rhiannon Hutton have the know-how up their sleeves. Rhiannon and Katy run Elite Destinations as a joint partnership for the last 2 years and have enjoyed concentrating on groups and luxury travel. 

Katy & Rhiannon

Elite Destinations Owners

Armed with extensive knowledge and professional experience that they are eager to share with you by offering a truly personalised and professional luxury travel service to ensure you have only the best travel experience.

Having both traveled extensively to many corners of the globe, we are always on the lookout for the next “must see” destination, while always working closely with our industry partners and suppliers to guarantee you the best flight and accommodation deals and value for money experiences.

We work personally with each client, assisting them with their needs to ensure they have a great experience both in the planning and at their travel destination. Every traveler is unique and we understand the importance of catering for each one individually, whether it’s for work or play, the planning should be fun, and it’s our job to take the stress out of it for you!

We are travel agents specialising in individual tailor-made itineraries, however, our talents extend further and we enjoy catering to both small and large Luxury travel groups, as well as organising your next conference or event. So please be sure to contact us to discuss your travel plans – we look forward to working with you!

Rhiannon – I currently work remotely in the Corowa, Albury and surrounding areas and have my own separate travel business as well as our partnership business which is purely focused on Luxury Groups/Events.

I am a mum to Rubi who is now attending school in Corowa and in year 2. Being able to have the home office makes the work-life balance that bit easier.

I have been in the industry for 14 years with many countries under my belt and a lot more to tick off the list.

A couple of my favourites at this stage are Canada and Nepal which I took a group of ladies to in 2017 for a 10-day trek and retreat adventure.

My favourite way to travel is off the beaten track in style – luxury mixed with local experiences.

I am very adventurous and love traveling to new destinations that are more untouched with lots of active days included in each journey.

Sitting back relaxing is not my specialty. I love getting out and about.

My next group travel tour through Elite Destinations is to Kokoda in 2020.

Rhiannon Hutton

Rhiannon Hutton

Travel Adsior

Katy – I have been in the travel industry for over 23 years. I have had a lot of experience working in 2 long term travel/events companies and for the last 12years I have run my own travel business remotely from the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, always concentrating on personalised service.  

Working remotely has assisted me in being able to raise my 3 daughters aged 16, 13 and 10.   Being there for them but also my clients has provided me the luxury of having a great work life balance. I love being able to be there for them but also service my clients when needed – a good travel advisor but also a great mum.

I have traveled to many places within my job but also personally. Different places provide different experiences, with my favourites being New York and Italy. I love the culture Italy gives but I also love the hustle and bustle of the city that literally never sleeps, they are so different but so unique.

I love to relax by spending time with the girls, eating out and seeing and doing things around Melbourne. I love watching diverse movies but my favourite is being near water. I definitely feel calmness near it and I loving sitting on the beach.

 After 23 years I can honestly say I still love the job travel brings to others, the planning, the going and the memories I help create.

Elite Destinations is something Rhi & I have both wanted for such a long time personally and professionally and the best part is we are able to do it together. Rhiannon and I are such great partners and it’s just meant to be.

why choose elite destinations?

Personally Tailored Travel

As passionate travel agents, we take the time to get to know you and tailor your perfect luxury holiday.

Expert Advice

With the combined travel experience of over 37 years, we are confident in sharing our destination knowledge and experience across a broad range of luxury travel.

First Hand Knowledge

We’re in this industry because we love to travel. From luxury cruises to camel riding we travel, visit, road test and adventure so we can bring you experiences we know you’ll love.

Independent Travel Advice

As independent travel advisors, we have the luxury of freedom to determine how and with whom to do business. Which means for you we offer genuine travel packages.

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