Hello! My name is Kate, and I am your Personal Travel Counsellor based in Highton, Geelong.
As your Personal Travel Counsellor, I am available at times that suit you, be it evenings, weekends or a lunchtime meeting.
In my 20 years in the Tourism and Travel Industry I have worked in many areas from Backpacker Hotels to Resorts, for Wholesalers, Tour Companies and in Retail Travel. I believe my love for travel started from a young age when my family moved around Australia – Travel is in my blood!
I have travelled extensively around Europe, North America and Asia. I lived in the Northern Territory for 9 years and am extremely passionate about this destination. Some of my other favourite places that I have been fortunate to visit include: Palau, Morocco, Cambodia, Tasmania, New York and Lake Louise, Canada.
Most recently, I got to experience all the wonder of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida! Why not check out my blog and photos below...
Being your Travel Counsellor allows me the flexibility to offer you a personalised service, second to none.
I look forward to talking travel with you!
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
13 January 2020
As a travel agent, I pride myself on going above and beyond the call of duty. Ask a hotel a favour for a better room, help arrange a visa, pick up tickets… buy a warm coat? This is Terika, one of my loyal clients who lives in Darwin. Last year, I booked Terika on a snowboarding tour to Japan – Tropics to freezing Japan? She is crazy! She was definitely going to need a warm coat but imagine trying to find one in Darwin! Terika found one she loved with Lululemon, but it was only available in Victoria. She was complaining...
19 April 2017
I just want to take a moment to rave about Noosa. It’s certainly got its stigma but I can tell you there is a lot more to this holiday destination than its “Noosah-darling” tag! We recently visited Noosa as a family of 5. Firstly, flying Jetstar from Melbourne Airport directly into Sunshine Coast Airport made it a really easy and affordable family holiday. A note on Jetstar Melbourne Airport – be prepared. Domestic flights depart from Terminal 4, it is self-check in and bag tagging, however, we found staff on hand very helpful in assisting us to tag and check in extra...
04 September 2016
In September 2016, I had the pleasure of joining an agent trip to the Philippines, hosted by Philippine Airlines and our partner in the Philippines to visit Cebu, Boracay Island and Manila. Philippine Airlines was really great, actually better than I expected. The flying time from Melbourne to Manila is just over 8 hours, making it quite an easy flight. We flew in Economy class there and Business Class home. They do not have seatback entertainment, instead have an app you can download onto your device to access their entertainment. This was basic, a reasonable selection of movies and TV shows....
30 March 2016
I have just returned from the most amazing trip! 7 nights at the beautiful Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and 7 magical days exploring the theme parks of Walt Disney World, Florida. I travelled on United Airlines from Melbourne to LA and onwards to Orlando. Lucky enough to get upgraded to Economy Plus, I was able to experience these extra legroom seats. Overall, I found United a great standard. Entertainment was sufficient, food was fine and they don't go overboard and the extra legroom seats were really comfortable. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is the Deluxe accommodation option for Disney Resorts,...
08 October 2012
On my visit to Turkey, I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Kalkan which is on the Mediterranean Coast. I flew with Turkish Airlines to Dalaman and got to experience Atlas Air for the flight home. From Dalaman, it is a one hour drive to Kalkan. I had the privilege of staying in the 5* Likya Residence and Spa. This is an amazing place to stay and escape for a while. The building is beautiful with Mediterranean styled sandstone, and each room has its own balcony with sea views. The rooms are impeccably decorated in a light and airy...
05 October 2012
I had a fantastic opportunity to travel to Turkey and, having not visited before, I was very keen to see as much as possible. I flew with Emirates via Kuala Lumpur and Dubai with great connections all the way through to Istanbul. This was my first time flying Emirates and they lived up to the hype: great service, good food and awesome entertainment options. I arrived in Istanbul on a Friday night and it was chaos! The traffic was terrible, making a 20 minute trip into the old town centre a one hour journey. At other times of the day or...
28 May 2012
Bula! In May 2012 I was offered an agent's trip to Fiji to view and stay at a range of hotels and resorts. Having never been before, I jumped at the opportunity. I flew with Virgin Australia, and it was great to experience their popular service – most families prefer the day time flight that Virgin offer. On board, I was really looked after by the crew. I found the food to be ok, but the entertainment was great and worked really well (if you brought your own headphones like I did.) Upon arrival in Nadi, I easily moved through customs and...
Sent in by David Threlfall
Melbourne, 28 May 2020
We recently returned home after our magnificent 7 week holiday that you organised for us. When you consider that we visited 15 cities, 33 arrivals and departures from airports and numerous mini tours, problems could have easily eventuated however, thanks to your attention to detail and professionalism, everything went like clockwork. We appreciate the effort and time you invested in planning our trip which started way back in January 2019. We had a wonderful time and awesome experiences many of which you recommended and coordinated. Thank you so much and we look forward to working with you again on our next trip.
Sent in by Donna D
Melbourne, 23 September 2019
Kate always finds me the best deal possible - and within minutes! She really is a super star!
Sent in by Lorraine C
Geelong, 18 September 2019
Kate Trickett provided excellent service to me for my trip to Japan.
Sent in by Mandy H
Geelong, 17 September 2019
Working with Kate was very easy! She is very knowledgeable and helpful. I’m looking forward to planning the rest of our holiday with her. Yay.
Sent in by Rachel D
Melbourne, 23 August 2019
Kate considers all aspects of your travel dreams, including those you didn’t even know existed! She has created an amazing itinerary for us and I can’t wait to experience it. As always, it’s been a pleasure working with you, Kate!
Sent in by Sara Pulman
Geelong, 09 August 2019
Great service, trustworthy and efficient. Thank you!
Sent in by James Bourke
Geelong, 09 August 2019
Kate is a very professional person to deal with we were extremely satisfied with the service we received.
Sent in by Jennifer Blomeley
Geelong, 09 August 2019
If I could give Kate Trickett an 11 out of 10 I would do so. She has been excellent to deal with, very professional, precise and clear. Kate went that extra mile to get a really great value for money deal for us on a European River cruise. Which we really appreciated. I certainly would not use any other travel agent. We are hoping to book another trip with Kate in the near future and have already recommended Kate to a friend.
Sent in by Damon Kane
Mordialloc, 07 July 2017
Kate did a fantastic job to find me the best price during high season in Europe. Not only this, but she also did the little things to make the experience all the more memorable. Little things like ring me to wish me a good trip, email me the day before I head out. It's the little things that make Kate a standout and I would recommend her for any travel plans. Thanks Kate :)
Sent in by Kate Williamson
Highton, 22 March 2017
Kate's service has been fantastic and took the stress out of organising our travel arrangements. Her style & communication is admirable. We couldn't be more excited about our overseas adventure! Thanks Kate!
Sent in by Cathy Stevens
Adelaide, 22 March 2017
Kate is handling everything to do with our upcoming trip to the US and Canada. We have found her to be very professional, thorough and friendly. We cannot speak more highly of her and expect our much awaited trip to be without any worries . Thanks Kate!
Sent in by Ellen Choat
Mount Barker, 21 March 2017
Kate has just helped us plan a much anticipated overseas holiday for 7 weeks in May/June 2017 and has made it so easy. She has been patient with our queries (even when the same question is asked in 2 or 3 different ways!) and nothing has been too much trouble. Kate always gets back to us promptly with answers to our questions or concerns and is always on hand to give advice or to chase up any loose ends. I feel totally confident that our trip will go smoothly and we can be free to enjoy our time away thanks to Kate's prompt and professional and very personalised arrangements. This is not the first time we have utilised Kate's expertise and it certainly won't be the last! Thank you Kate!
Sent in by Libby Fitzgerald
East Geelong , 17 March 2017
Kate was lovely to talk to and was very thorough with the particulars such as children's requirements, luggage size and also the view from our room.... friends recommended her and I will too.
Sent in by Geraldine Martin
Geelong, 15 March 2017
Thank you, Kate, for doing all the hard work for us and putting together a great package that suits Michelle and I. I have passed on your details to friends and family.
Sent in by Darren McRae
Drysdale, 15 March 2017
Best in the business - Can't recommend Kate highly enough.
Sent in by Elizabeth Portelli
Westmeadows Melbourne, 15 March 2017
I can highly recommend Kate's service and attention to detail. She is prompt with quotes on what we want, competitive with pricing and very knowledgeable as far as suggesting ideas for travel and accommodation go. We recently travelled to Bali and stayed in accommodation we would never have found if it weren’t for Kate. The property was everything she promised and more. This was the second time I have used Kate's service for my travel needs and each time our paperwork, tickets etc. have arrived with clear instructions and advice. I couldn't believe I got a call from Kate on each occasion prior to our travel date. Kate offered to check us in electronically to avoid any stress for us. I even emailed Kate from Bali and asked her to check us in on the way back too. Nothing is too much to ask. Kate is lovely to talk too, friendly and always helpful. Like I said... I highly recommend Kate's service.
Sent in by Patricia Woller
Gellong, 01 June 2016
Thankyou Kate for making our America trip so enjoyable. You made the whole trip so easy for us to follow and it all went to plan. Thanks again. Pat.xx
Sent in by Murray White
Melbourne, 25 October 2015
Kate Trickett is exceptional. Patient, thorough and thoughtful with my irregular and last minute demands! Kate is a mum of kids, but still finds the time to call me back on Sundays! Well, well beyond the call of duty
Sent in by Felicity Hunter
East Geelong, 03 October 2014
Thanks Kate for your help organising our recent trip to Singapore. We had the best time! Everything you organised was perfect. Great flights, accommodation and transfers! Thanks again.
Sent in by Amanda Jamal
East Geelong, 03 September 2013
Until dealing with Kate I thought "why pay for an agent?" Well, with her flexible hours, willingness to fit in around busy schedules, expert knowledge of the holiday destinations and fantastic ability to sort out problems as they arise, I will definitely be booking any future holidays through an agent- Kate! We had flight problems that were not being solved through my negotiations alone, but when Kate got involved (on her return from a holiday herself), the matter was sorted out promptly and we got a much better deal than I could have hoped for! On our departure day, we also had a few issues (nothing major) and I needed to contact Kate to confirm details out of hours. She was happy to take the call (early in the morning) and again, the matter was dealt with promptly and efficiently so that we could checkout without worry. I will be recommending Kate to anyone and everyone. She has been worth her weight in gold and I am sooooo glad that I decided to use her as our agent for our holiday. It was all wonderful after a stressful beginning and we have Kate to thank for making it so hassle-free. Thanks Kate, you will be hearing from the Jamal family again!
Sent in by Ellen Choat
Mount Barker, 30 August 2013
Kate has been organising two trips for me - one this year to Fiji and one next year with friends to UK and Ireland. Her friendly service and can-do attitude have been a breath of fresh air. Nothing has been too much trouble. She has organised our travel insurance, and although the final details of the UK trip are still being worked out, I have every confidence that Kate will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that we have the very best travel experience possible. I would recommend Kate's services to anyone considering travel to anywhere in the future!
Sent in by Robert Hurley
Queenscliff, Victoria, 22 August 2013
Kate Trickett provided great service to 4 of us in planning and booking our vacation in the United States. She arranged meetings with the 4 of us to workshop our ideas on what we wanted to do, where to see, activities to do. This was a good approach in bringing our holiday needs together. Following the development of a plan Kate provided us with many alternatives to consider. She was always prompt to respond to our requests for more information. Kate made bookings for our flights and car hire. We were confident that she had worked through various offers and made the best bookings to suit our needs. Kate also followed up on issues we raised with the flights. Kate definitely added to the value of our holiday and I would recommend her to anyone considering putting a holiday plan together.
Sent in by Lainie Brookman
Geelong, 21 August 2013
We recently returned from a trip to Fiji that we booked through Kate. Everything was fantastic & we were very happy with the service provided. At the end of the holiday we had some trouble with the airline who had overbooked our flights & therefore we weren't guaranteed a seat. Travelling with our 2 young daughters & my baby nephew this wasn't ideal! I couldn't get much sense out of the airlines myself so Kate was on the job! She organised & confirmed new flights for us, via Brisbane to Melbourne but this was the best outcome to guarantee we would get home. Kate organised all the transfers & it was all very easy. Thanks Kate! Would definitely recommend you & will book any future trips through you as well.
Sent in by Emily Ross
melbourne, 20 August 2013
I heard about Kate Trickett through word-of-mouth and have happily referred lots of people to her not only for great prices but for her spot-on service. Highly recommended for family trips, business trips and getaways.
Sent in by Marissa D
Melbourne, Australia, 20 August 2013
Kate is a fantastic Travel Agent, and always seems to figure out what we want before we know we want it! She's also able to get fantastic prices and packages on anything from tours to hotels and flights. She is quick and efficient (even when I've been very vague) and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a travel agent to assist them in a holiday or business trip.
Sent in by Natalie Lewis
Melbourne, 20 August 2013
Great job Kate! Seamless organisation of our holidays. So fab not to have to worry about anything.
Sent in by Kyrstie Barcak
Geelong, 20 August 2013
Kate took over the planning and booking of our 5 week trip to Thailand for me after it became all too difficult! After a conversation with her on our budget and the type of holiday we were seeking she put together a fabulous proposal that we accepted and she organised for us. During the trip I had some questions that I emailed through and she provided a quick response and took care of the item immediately. I highly recommend Kate for your travel needs. It is a cost effective way of maintaining your sanity and enjoying your holiday. Thanks Kate! Can't wait to plan our next trip with you :)
Sent in by CC Hua
Melbourne, 27 December 2012
Kate is the best travel agent I've ever had. Her friendliness, professionalism and the prompt responses I always get from her is second to none. She is always accommodating of my incessant questions and I can't recommend her highly enough to everyone - and I have!
Sent in by Lisa Warn
Geelong, 11 September 2012
Kate helped me to plan a surprise visit to Majorca to see my family, a holiday destination that has many memories for my family. Kate put together my itinerey to cover excatly what I wanted. She also assisted with good travel insurance. Booked the holiday in January, didn't travel until July but Kate kept in constant contact with me answering all questions & hand delivered my documents!
Sent in by Sharon Gibbons
Geelong, 13 July 2012
We booked flights home recently with Kate because we had to rush home for an illness in the family and had very little time to get organised. Kate took care of all our flights and was on hand while we where at home when we had to change flights. I found Kate to be very professional and her customer service was outstanding. I will be using Kates services for all my family holidays in the future.
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 0401 031 670