John Waller, Director
John Waller is the most seasoned traveller in the team that has also been operating a fully licensed travel agency for nearly 35 years. During this time he pioneered Boronia Travel Centre to become Australia’s best battlefield tour provider to Gallipoli and the Western Front. John’s other travel passion is the USA. If you are thinking of travelling to the States, the most beautiful time of the year is during their Fall (Autumn) season, where the leaves of forests and gardens transform from green through bright red, orange and yellow.
Michelle Waller, Consultant
Michelle has travelled the world over which prompted her to follow in the family footsteps by dedicating her time to help others plan a holiday of a lifetime. She loves helping her clients, whether a group, family, couple, or individual, create a customised holiday packages that suite their particular interests and tastes. Michelle has been marking off all the Wonders of the World in her travels which include the Grand Canyon, Great Wall of China (She was blown away by the Great Wall more than any other), Machu Picchu, Pyramids, Colosseum and Chichen Itza. Her current bucket list includes visiting Scandinavia & Russia and to complete a half marathon.
Peter Symons, Consultant
When Peter isn’t batting sixes on the cricket field or taking time out with his family, he loves helping his customers create specialised itineraries that are based on their specific likes and interests in order to plan a once in a lifetime experience for them. Peter has travelled to all parts of the globe including the USA, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Turkey, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Fiji and New Zealand. Within Australia he has visited Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, The Gold Coast, Cairns, Port Douglas, Adelaide and Tasmania. His best foodies experience has to be in Belgium where it is all about Fritz & Mayonnaise, Waffles, Chocolate and Beer. He is also one of Boronia’s Travel’s battlefield specialists. With so much experience and knowledge under his belt, Peter certainly brings a specialised edge to our travel team.
Christine Waller, Consultant
Always passionate about travel, Christine caught the travel bug from the family and currently specialises in adventure trips and eco-friendly tours. Christine has traveled abroad extensively, visiting countries on four different continents, while being an avid competitor in triathlons whenever she has spare time. Her preferred trips are those that are off the beaten path and as active as possible: Climbing to the top of the Lions Head in Cape Town, mountain biking in the Blue Mountains, and kayaking amongst a pod of dolphins through one of New Zealand’s beautiful fjords are among the adventure trips she has taken.
Benjamin Hayes, Consultant
Ben comes with 21 years’ experience in the travel industry, from working with airlines, retail travel, wholesalers and travel technology throughout Melbourne, Sydney and even a stint up in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea. If you need expert travel advice on Europe and North America, then Ben has travelled to these continents extensively over the years and is only too happy to assist with your travel arrangements. Portugal, in particular, Oporto and Douro Valley are his favourite places. The people are absolutely lovely, with wonderful scenery, great value and excellent wines of course.
To find out more information about traveling with Boronia Travel Centre, call us on 1800 035 350.