About Us

Aurora Travel is an independently owned travel agent with years of experience, extensive and exclusive networks, exceptional customer service combined with meticulous planning.

Passionate about travel, our very talented team have travelled to most corners of the planet so can offer first-hand travel advice. We have all experienced many styles of accommodation ranging from small, family-run hotels to luxury resorts. We can assist with any travel arrangements from scenic rail journeys, African Safaris, to all standards of cruising and can always offer the best airfare solutions.

We are no more expensive than the internet and can offer a personally tailored service - always ensuring the best value and travel experience!

Judy Tanner

Director

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Judy Tanner

Director

Judy has been a travel agent for more than 30 years. During this time she has developed an enormous knowledge, first hand experience and valuable contacts in all facets of travel.

She particularly enjoys planning complex itineraries (especially for families) or seeking out the best possible airfare solutions to meet a client's requirements.

Judy has lived and worked in the UK and Europe and counts among some of her most memorable travel experiences -
• Cruising up the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty to Manhattan on the bridge of the QE II at sunrise.
• Supersonic travel on the legendary Concorde from New York to London
• Living in Umbria, Italy and attending at Italian language course.
• Hosting a private cocktail party in her penthouse on Crystal Symphony in Shanghai
• Watching the mist rise over Macchu Picchu
• Seeing the elephants wash their calves at a waterhole in Zimbabwe.
• Snorkling with turtles at Heron Island.
• Sharing a gondola ride with her children in Venice.
• Attending the ballet in St. Petersburg

Michelle Hansen

Travel Specialist

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Michelle Hansen

Travel Specialist

Like many before her Michelle has lived and worked in the UK. Whilst living in the UK and travelling through Europe she developed a love of all things Italian which continues to this day. She has also lived and worked in New Zealand and has travelled extensively through the North Island.

Some of her travel highlights include -
• Watching the midnight sun in Hammerfest, Norway.
• Climbing Mount Sinai to watch the sun rise
• Floating in the Dead Sea, Israel
• Exploring the Valley of the Kings, Egypt
• Experiencing Venice from the Grand Canal for the very first time
• Walking between the five villages of the Cinque Terre, Italy
• Watching the sunset from my villa in Positano, Italy
• Living like an Italian with my family in central and northern Italy for three months in 2008
• Spending Christmas in Kirchberg, Austria
• Riding through the tulip fields in Holland
• Tandem skydive over Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Naantali Marshall

Travel Specialist

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Naantali Marshall

Travel Specialist

Elite athlete Naantali Marshall has travelled the world pursuing her active lifestyle. To this end she has a wealth of knowledge on the latest active, adventure destination and as a mother of two little girls offers valuable first hand knowledge of the latest family destinations. She enjoys designing tailored itineraries for families and individuals looking for an active, immersive travel experience.

Naant also has strong connections to the medical fraternity and is well versed in the corporate and conference travel requirements of this industry.

Her travel highlights include -
• Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro
• Trekking through Torres Del Paine
• Campervanning with the family in Western Canada and California
• Camping in the Sahara Desert
• Kayaking through mangroves in Guatamala
• Swimming and surfing at some of the worlds most iconic spots

Penny Broome

Travel Specialist

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Penny Broome

Cruise & Small Group Travel Specialist

We are delighted to have Penny Broome at Aurora Travel. Penny owned Armadale Travel and, for family reasons, she sold the agency and subsequently took a 2 year break. She missed contact with clients and the buzz of the travel industry so she has come back into the industry and is now working with us.

Penny Broome has been a leader in the Australian travel industry for more than 30 years. She is an avid traveler, in recent months completing the Camino Walk in Spain and a European River cruise with a weeks sojourn exploring Romania.

Now semi-retired Penny focuses on small group tours and has a number of tours planned that she will escort in the future including, to name just a couple, walking the Portugese camino and an in depth tour of Japan.

Penny brings a wealth of first hand destination and product knowledge to our team.

Denise Moore

Travel Specialist

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Denise Moore

Travel Specialist

Born in Ireland, Denise's interest in Travel started in her early 20's when she spent a summer in France and at the end of her studies, worked and lived in Germany for 7 years, where her work in Travel commenced. Here she met her husband and they moved to London where she worked for a further 7 years.

In 2000, they moved to Melbourne with their two young children and Denise hasn't looked back since. Her work in Travel continued and Denise joined our Team at Aurora Travel in 2015 where she brings a wealth of knowledge on all things European! Denise enjoys creating tailor-made itineraries for her clients and sharing her favourite travel destinations, hotels, restaurants and experiences with her valued clients.

Her travel highlights include:
• Doing the Polar Plunge in Antarctica
• Visiting the Great Wall of China
• Family holidays in Italy, France and Spain exploring hidden villages and towns
• Enjoying dinner in The Rock Restaurant in Zanzibar
• Going on Safaris in South Africa and Botswana
• Exploring Japan by car
• Gibb River Road in WA with a helicopter ride over The Bungle Bungles

Sally Malerba

Travel Specialist

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Sally Malerba

Travel Specialist

Like many before her Michelle has lived and worked in the UK. Whilst living in the UK and travelling through Europe she developed a love of all things Italian which continues to this day. She has also lived and worked in New Zealand and has travelled extensively through the North Island.

Her travel highlights include:
• Helicopter ride over Iguassu Falls
• Trekking the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu
• 4x4 tour through the sand dunes of Dubai
• Watching sunset through the Gateway of India in Mumbai
• Cruising down the Nile

Ann Gillespie

Executive Travel Advisor

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Ann Gillespie

Travel Specialist

After graduating from Monash University, Melbourne, I followed my dreams onto my chosen professional industry - Travel !!! As an experienced Travel Professional, there is nothing I love more than putting together itineraries that our clients enjoy, ensuring a second to none experience each and every time. My particular interests are - Adventure, Family Travel, Honeymoons, Expedition Cruising, Wellness, River Cruising, Ocean Cruising.

Ann's travel highlights include:
• Climbing Huayna Picchu in Peru
• Being the first visitor for the day to enter the Taj Mahal - spiritually breathtaking
• Witnessing the Northern Lights from Lofoten islands in Norway
• Canalling down Canal du Midi in France and experiencing the local vineyards along the route
• Komodo Dragons on the Star Clipper

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