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Have you been looking to travel the globe?

Perhaps you’d simply like to step away from the keyboard and mouse, and spend some time relaxing on a beach?!

About Us


Ballarat Travel and Cruise has been loyally serving the local population for over three full decades now! We place great importance upon the needs of all our clients, and take a unique customer-based approach to business. It’s really no wonder we’ve managed to retain such a winning reputation throughout the greater Victoria region since 1983; our competitive rates and versatile nature simply can’t be beat!

Take a look at the following section, and learn more about the trained and talented agents currently employed here at Ballarat Travel and Cruise:

Alan Valpied
With over 45 years of experience in the travel industry, Alan has managed to visit more than 60 countries. As the former International Director of his Rotary Club, Alan has guided Ballarat Travel to numerous industry awards, also collecting individual awards along the way.
Ann Bridgewater
Born to a Rokewood farming family, Ann spent time working in the UK before returning to Australia. Ann has won many individual industry awards and is extremely well travelled. She has a huge following of clients from both urban and rural communities.
Marita Cougle
After many years of personal travel, Marita joined Ballarat 14 years ago and has quietly developed a love for creating interesting itineraries for her many clients. She’s also been the driving force behind the successful group tours that the office has been offering over the past few years.
Leanne Drummond
Prior to starting a family, Leanne was a full time travel adviser, and returned on a part time basis 11 years ago. Leanne is also very well travelled, having visited almost all continents on the planet.
Tim Hickingbotham
Many people will recognize Tim as the foreign exchange guru of our office, having been employed by Travelex for 4 years before joining the Ballarat staff 6 years ago. Tim has travelled to the USA, India, Thailand, China, New Zealand and Europe.

Be sure to speak with one of our friendly representatives as soon as possible. We’re open Monday through Friday from 9am until 5pm, and on Saturdays from 9am until noon. Pay us a visit, and take the first step toward planning your dream holiday today!
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