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Featured Tour & Travel Packages. Save up to Forty Percent off Retail Prices.

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World-wide savings Guarantee

We guarantee to beat any competitor accommodation-only quote or travel package price or value by a minimum of 15% ("price-beat") as follows:

Note: By requesting the price-beat you are under no obligation to place a booking with us or proceed with the final travel package as the case may be.


We guarantee to provide at least 15% more total value or a price that is 15% lower than a competitor quote supplied to us for the same accommodation property, on the same conditions and with the same inclusions, provided we have access to be able to book the accommodation through our normal supplier channels. If we do not have access to that property we will offer an alternative that is of the same or higher strandard, as per our hotel rating system and that meets the stated requirements, subject to availability.


Inclusions in travel and tour packages assembled by travel agents, tour companies, wholesalers, online travel promoters will all be different in some way. Packages will vary by inclusions, validity, suppliers, component type, standard, terms and conditions etc ("package components"). We will have access to most suppliers and types of inclusions as well as alternatives.

Our objective in a price-beat situation is to assemble a package containing similar and/or higher standard package components to that which you present to us. We guarantee to offer at least 15% more total value or a price that is 15% lower than the competitor quote. Any package components that are exclusive to specific suppliers to which we do not have access will not be included.

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The above and following terms and conditions apply to travel plans and accommodation quotes requested from and supplied by Travel Directions Pty. Ltd. trading as Global Escapes Travel, Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club (Australian Escapes) and Kiwi Escapes and are subject to change without notice. These conditions are to be read in conjunction with our standard booking conditions.


The price-beat must be requested before you place a booking with any other travel agent, online booking agent or property direct in relation to the subject accommodation or package.

A price-beat may be requested by providing information regarding the competitor quote and your requirements to an employee of the company who performs a reservations or travel consultant role ("company contact") as follows:

  1. Information regarding an accommodation-only price-beat may be supplied by phone or email stating the name of the property and room type, where you saw the price (on what website, in what publication etc.)
  2. Information regarding a tour or travel package must be provided to us in the form of a written quotation by the competitor travel agent if applicable, or by supplying other written or photographic evidence containing full package details via email to the company contact.
  3. Your exact booking requirements including travel/booking dates, number and age of travellers and special requirements if any.


Your membership must be Silver level or above and active/paid up at the time of requesting the price beat.

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EXCITING Sunny Whitsundays - Magical destination


10 Days Whitsundays Getaway $3,244 $1,979pp

The golden child of Queensland’s coastline, there’s no more diverse offering of holiday experiences than that of the Whitsunday Islands. After a relaxing overnight train journey aboard the Spirit og Queensland, spend the next 6 days in golden Airlie Beach. Snorkle, kayak, hike, and much more, before transfering to the luxurious Daydream Island for the ultimate relaxation experience. Save up to 39% off retail prices.


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WORLD HERITAGE Relax on Lord Howe Island


8 Days Lord Howe Island Getaway $3,905 $2,499pp

Immerse in Lord Howe's spectacular World Heritage-listed natural surroundings and experience some of the world’s best day hikes, kayak the world's southernmost on the coral reef, hand-feed the fish at Ned’s Beach and wander along white-sanded beaches. Welcoming just 400 visitors at any one time, this island paradise is a quick two-hour flight from Australia's east coast. Now is the perfect time to visit. Save 38% off retail prices.


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BEST SELLER Norfolk Island history and fun for all ages

History and fun

8 Days Norfolk Island Tropical Holiday $3,290 $1,999pp

Experience Norfolk Island and have lots of fun on this planned, yet flexible package. Enjoy the island's natural beauty, join in the fun of the included activities and dinners, and immerse yourself in the history of this remarkable island. The lovely ocean-view accommodation is an added bonus. Save over 33% off retail.




8 Days Cairns & Port Douglas (Sapphire Class) $1,693 $999pp

Head north to relax and get away from it all. Includes fully-flexible return flights, Top-class, central accommodation: 3 nights Cairns and 4 nights Port Douglas, 4 days car hire, Entry to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary plus a 2-course dinner at a top Port Douglas restaurant. Travel September to April (mid to low-season) for the best price. Save up to 40% off standard retail.


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Australian Escapes self-guided and fully-guided tours provide exceptional value...

They are also carefully designed to maximise your holiday experience. Choose from self-guided trips for singles, couples and small groups as well as "group-guided" charters for larger groups. Or join a departure on a fully-guided tour. Our packages include all transport, accommodation, immersive activities and more. Australia and New Zealand tours are available at great member prices.

The main benefit to you and the real joy of touring and travel comes from the new places you experience as well as the people you meet and friendships you form along the way. Learn more about Australian Escapes tours and enquire today. Read more here...

Featured Tours. Save up to Fifty Percent off Retail Prices.

Every tour package is a "template" that can be customised to suit all group sizes and interests. Submit a booking enquiry and we'll start a discussion about options to suit your group and budget.

2022 DEPARTURE South & North Island Cruise


14 Days New Zealand Delights Cruise $5,210 $3,699pp

New Zealand is known for Maori culture, lush landscapes made famous by the Lord of the Rings films, and dramatic glacial mountain peaks. Cruise to the World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park, home to Milford Sound. Discover the unique character of both islands including Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Marvel at the architecture of Napier and Dunedin, and enjoy even more of this spectacular country in comfort. Save over 29% off standard retail.


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EXPLORE Singapore's Lion City


8 Days Nature & Singapore City $2,949 $1,799pp

Singapore's bustling economy and vibrant cultural landscape make it one of the most alluring places to visit in Asia. Discover Singapore’s modern metropolisis as well as it's tropical flora and fauna on this active adventure through its green spaces, both natural and manmade. Indluge in delicious, diverse cuisine, spectacular scenery and stories of the locals as you explore the city and its surroundings over 8 days. Save over 39% off standard retail prices.


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We design each tour to suit your interests.

Everything is flexible and many alternatives are available. Submit a booking enquiry. We'll have a chat, discuss some options and come back to you with ideas that will delight you and your group.

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EXCITING Culture Deep-Dive


5 Days Singapore Cultural Experience $2,362 $1,559pp

Head to the exciting city-state of Singapore for deep-dive into its diverse cultures and cuisines. Due to its roots as a trading hub, Singapore has cultivated a unique mixture of ethnic influences reflected in its mix of traditions and local customs. Discover the harmony in its diversity through its food, tracing roti for breakfast in Little India, nibbling on Michelin-rated plates in Chinatown, rolling your own Peranakan popiahs, pulling your own teh tarik in Kampong glam, fishing up your own chili crab, create your own master gin cocktails, and more on this whirlwind 5-day journey. Save over 34% on standard retail prices.


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SLICE OF PARADISE Tropical Island Resort


12 Days Plantation Island Relaxation $4,369 $2,709pp

Picture this. Plantation Island Resort Fiji embraces its lush 23 acres of tropical landscaped gardens and coconut palms, and kilometres of white, sandy beaches, some of which fronts a gorgeous, sheltered lagoon… exactly the type of setting dreamy Fiji holidays are made of! Arrive, kick back and relax while you experience the warmth of the sun-kissed sand, the cool of the crystal-clear water, and the friendliness of resort staff who promise to make your holiday memorable. Save 38% off standard retail prices.


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More specials and example packages...

New packages being loaded now for Australia as well as South Pacfic including Samoa, Vanuatu, New Zealand and Fiji. Tell us where you want to travel to and we'll customise a package for you. Inspire me

France and broader Europe river cruises, self-guided tours, affordable packages. Save up to 40% off retail prices.

Industry-wholesale pricing on guided tours and travel packages. Guaranteed lowest advertised prices for listed resorts. Enquire today.

Travel by train from East to West, visit the Rocky Mountains and cruise to Alaska. Save thousands off normal prices.

Explore the East and West Coasts on one of our custom designed holidays especially made for you, top-class travel at a bargain price.

Plan an unforgettable self-drive holiday though the north or south islands and get top value combined with our professional planning service.

Through first-hand experience and past traveller feedback we've designed some of the best Hawaiian experiences at the lowest prices.

Explore Spain and Morrocco on our comprehensive and great value travel package that can be tailored to suit.

Explore the UK as a self-drive holiday or on a fully-guided tour at a bargain price. Save thousands off retail prices.

Explore Vietnam and Cambodia with guided tours and itineraries suited to you. Get great discounts when you enquire today.

Take advantage of member savings and enjoy this island paradise.

Discover an island paradise that's close to home, not touristy and where you can get a great deal with our packages.

Some of our European packages include Italy and offer the best destinations with top-class travel without breaking the bank.

Our Greek Island Hopper package offers legendary value. Many members have included it and rave about the quality of resorts and value for money.

Experience French culture through it's food, art, scenery and everyday life. See places and do things that will stay in your memory forever. We make that affordable for you.

China. The name alone makes you want to start packing. It's going places, so jump aboard, go along for the ride.

Bula! Put Fiji on your list of destinations and request a travel plan today. Save up to 40% of retail travel prices and get a great itinerary as well.

Russia has opened its doors to travellers from across the globe. If you want the best value there are many options and we'll steer you in the right direction.

See what Portugal has to offer when you embark on a holiday that's tailored to suit your interests. Combine Portugal with Spain to enjoy a truly unique and colourful travel experience.

Make Thailand your next getaway destination with one of our tailored, value-packed itineraries. If you see a package advertised somewhere else, bring it to us and we'll show you exactly why it pays to be a member.

You will not find better value here. We'll customise your Scandinavian adventure so you experience the trip of a lifetime at a bargain price using your membership travel credits.

Adrift in the daydreamy South Pacific, it is deliciously remote and surprisingly diverse. You can de-stress or get into the action, with some super-fresh seafood awaiting at day's end.

Celebrating its melting pot of cultures, Singapore is fast becoming a hit-list destination. Get a great deal on a short-stay package or self-guided tour holiday.

These are example packages to show the massive savings achievable with your membership.

Request travel plan and pricing today. Let us turn your dreams into reality.

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Take the worry out of travel for you by taking care of all the details.

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"Just to let you know what a wonderful holiday we had in Canada/Alaska thanks to Ben. He did a great job with our Travel Itinerary everything went to plan I would recommend Australian Escapes and this holiday to my friends and family we are definitely going to do this holiday again. I did give Ben a ring and thanked him and told him what a great job he did. We are looking forward to our next holiday with Australian Escapes." Rosanna M.

"I was one of the ladies who went with Cherrie to Norfolk. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thought you did a marvellous job organising it all for us. The accommodation in both Sydney and Norfolk was outstanding - I had never been to either places before and could have stayed much longer in Sydney, as the view from our hotel windows was wonderful. Everyone on Norfolk was so friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble. Thank you so much for making our holiday so enjoyable." Jan W.

"Hi, have finally returned. Wonderful, wonderful trip. We think we loved Paris and its age/artworks but all was full of laughter fun and learning. Paris apartment was beautiful, & quiet when windows were closed, which wasn't bad anyway. The street is full of lots of restaurants and cafe's. (we also loved Shakespeare & co bookshop.) Fruit and chocolates in most rooms and champagne which I think we only drank in Brussels. we were ready for bed everywhere else though we almost had it for morning tea at Amsterdam on check in. Magnificent. Cheers." Val C.

"Have just returned from our wonderful trip to the UK. Just wanted to say a huge thanks for your organisation, we had the best holiday ever, an absolutely marvellous time, the tour was magnificent. We would recommend the Trafalgar Britain and Ireland Winter delights tour to anyone who wants to do adventurous travel, learning about other countries, and making friends. The coach was actually over half full of Aussies! Thanks so much for organising such a memorable holiday for us." Lee D.

"Deb and I are very grateful for the work you have put into our holiday. 10 days in and we are blown away by the quality and location of the motels and apartments. Many thanks." Jen W.

"My husband and I have recently returned from a holiday to Canada and Alaska booked through Australian Escapes. The itinerary was planned to take in all aspects of the holiday we required. The travel transfers worked seamlessly and the accommodation was at a standard that met our expectations of comfort and location. We absolutely loved the cruise and surprise upgrade to our stateroom. From our experience with this recent trip I would recommend Australian Escapes." Margaret & Bill T.

"We've arrived back safely after a thoroughly enjoyable trip where all the arrangements ran like clockwork, for which we want to thank you and your team, especially Sonya and Skye. We'd have no hesitation in recommending you and Volga Dream cruises to anyone who asks. Kind regards and thanks again." Irene and Blake S.

"I want to thank you for all the accommodation you arranged for us during our holiday in North Queensland in August. It was all excellent. The transfers went very smoothly too and we couldn’t have been more pleased with our holiday. Thank you for making everything so easy." Gloria K.

"My life has been like a whirlwind since I got back. I am now on holidays and catching up with people that I have not had time to contact since coming back. Thank you so much for organising my trip to The States and Canada for me. I had a great time and everything went really well. All flights went well. The hotel you booked me into in Champaign was a really old home with beautiful gardens, all done up and run by two gay guys. It was really quaint and I loved it. I had a great time, everything went without a hitch, I loved all the accommodation that you organized for me and I would like to wish you a happy Christmas and all the best." Marlene S.

"A message of thanks to you and your staff. The holiday went off without any problems and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and and had a wonderful time. Again many thanks." Dianne D.

"We are back and rested after a hectic few weeks (away), but everything worked out extremely well. Thanks so much for all your organisation – once you get used to the trains and buses, life becomes easy. Once again, thanks to you and the team for all the organisation from both Lorraine and I – we really enjoyed the holiday. All the best." Bob C.

"We just wanted to let you know that the arrangements you put in place for us in WA worked beautifully. You said the Margaret River accommodation was exceptional and it certainly was both in terms of location and facilites. Thanks again." Betty and Clancy S.

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