Escape Travel Caloundra

46 Bulcock Street
Caloundra, QLD 4551

Call: 1300 212 896

Opening Hours

Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun: Closed

Located on Bulcock Street, the main street of Caloundra, Escape Travel Caloundra has an experienced, knowledgeable and well travelled team of consultants waiting to help you plan your next holiday. Escape Travel Caloundra has been open since July 2006. It is owned and managed by Neil and Therese Playford, along with a team of fantastic travel consultants. The staff have been selected for their outstanding service levels, their passion for travel and their own extensive travel experiences. Between us we have travelled to most parts of the world, ranging from cruising to backpacking to 5 star resorts to family holidays. We have specialist accredited cruise consultants, passionate skiers, a mad golfer, shopping fanatics and business class experts. Together we have an unrivalled passion for travel we look forward to sharing with you

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Store Team Members

Tara Kane – Consultant

Tara has worked in the travel industry for 15 years, including a year in London.  Travelling through over 50 countries, 6 continents - plus a very memorable sightseeing flight over the 7th (Antarctica) - Tara loves the excitement of visiting somewhere new.
While she loves sipping cocktails in a 5 star luxury hotel with amazing views, it is the adventure experiences that Tara counts as some of her best travel memories - hiking Machu Pichu, hand gliding over Rio, Bungy jumping in Queenstown and ziplining over Victoria Falls.

Places visited:
Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Bali, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Egypt, Morocco, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, UAE, Oman, Turkey, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican City,USA, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina

Joanne Rea – Manager

Jo has always drawn to the idea of travelling the world so in 1994 she began her career as a travel consultant.  She quickly established a strong passion for travel and a desire to provide the best customer service experience.  Jo's passion for travel has not diminished over these 22 years and she is especially passionate about cruising.
Jo gets a real satisfaction from seeing her clients come back year after year brimming with stories and memories of wonderful travel experiences. She believes that she's very lucky to be working in an industry that can really impact lives and make memories that will last a life time.

Places visited:
Thailand, Fiji, Russia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Peru

Frances Wyvill – Consultant
Valerie Clemens – Consultant

With over eight years experience as an international travel consultant, Valerie is passionate about all things travel. When not exploring the globe herself, she lives vicariously through the adventures of her clients; these she plans with the utmost of care and attention to detail. Valerie has extensive personal travel experience. Having thus far been to 26 countries, there are still many more on her ‘to explore’ list. Once bitten, the travel bug never lets go, and Valerie is excited to help you to achieve your travel aspirations; be it a quick getaway, or a bucket-list-style vacation.

Places visited:
Cuba, Oman, Dubai, Kenya, Tanzania, Canada, America, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador (Galapagos Islands) Peru, Bolivia, India, Nepal, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Malaysian Borneo, & extensive travel throughout Australia. If I haven't been there yet its on the list!

Rebecca Watt – Consultant

Rebecca brings to Escape Travel Caloundra 8 years of experience in the travel industry, a history of exceptional customer service and a wealth of firsthand knowledge on a variety of international and domestic destinations.
Growing up her dream was to be a famous actress and travel the world.  Well she succeeded at one of those things.  Although she didn’t make it big in Hollywood her dreams to see the world have seen her travel to and live in some very exciting cities.  At one time she called London home for almost 2 years and the USA specifically Los Angeles and New York for another.
These days there is nothing that Rebecca enjoys more than packing a (light) bag and jetting off to one of the fabulous destinations that this beautiful planet has to offer. 

Places visited:
South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Canada, America, Hawaii, Mexico, Ecuador (Galapagos Islands), Colombia, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Spain, Majorca, Monaco, Italy, France, Great Britain, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Malaysian Borneo, Singapore, Indonesia, Fiji, New Zealand, and Norfolk Island

Vanessa Saville – Consultant

Vanessa has been in the travel industry since 2011.  During her first overseas adventure in Japan, the travel bug bit her and she moved to live in Sapporo and the country areas of Hokkaido. This was just the beginning of Vanessa seeing the world.  
Now having visited 39 countries worldwide, she believes that nothing is more exciting than packing a suitcase and heading to the airport to visit a new destination.

Places visited:
Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Bali, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Thailand, Japan, China, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, UAE, Turkey, England, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Croatia, Montenegro, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Vatican City,USA, Argentina.