About me

I was born and raised in England and looked forward to my 2 annual overseas trips every year.  I trusted and respected the advice and commitment from my travel agent over the years, and we built an excellent relationship.

After moving to Australia in 2005 I wanted to commit to a career around my passion, TRAVEL.  I have been fortunate to follow my dreams and work in retail travel where I have gained  a vast amount of knowledge that I love to share.

Now having joined forces with Travel Managers and becoming a Personal Travel Manager I can focus on building a relationship with my clients to ensure that their dream holiday becomes a reality at a time and place that suits my clients.

I have recently added a niche to my business, ACTIVE.holidays, encouraging travellers to “get off the beaten track”, scratch the surface and meet the locals.  I have built a portfolio that includes hiking and cycling trails in small groups or self guided, paddling, sailing, wildlife, golf, unique expedition cruise itineraries and immersion in community projects.  Check out the website here https://www.travelmanagers.com.au/explore/activeholidays/

Where I've Travelled

From beach holidays in the South Pacific and Maldives, to city holidays in New York and Dubai, and then cruising the Inside Passage in Alaska my holidays have been all been very different experiences.  To date my favorite must be my wedding in a stunning beach villa in the Cook Islands (I would have a very upset husband if I didn’t say that!).  I have travelled in luxury and on a budget, but I have always been organised prior to travelling which I believe is the secret to a stress free holiday.

My more recent trips include exploring the stunning landscape of Alaska and the Arctic Circle, several visits to New Zealand including cycling The Great Taste Trail, walking and kayaking through the Abel Tasman National Park, exploring the famous Marlborough area and sampling some of the amazing produce, and cruising the sensational coast of both islands.

Services I Provide

I love the opportunity to meet my clients at a time and place that suits them best. This allows me to get to know what you want to get from your holiday experience. Following this I can put together a proposal that suits your individual requirements.

Whether you are travelling international, domestic or cruising I can look after every aspect of your trip to ensure that it is stress free.

I also love to help overseas visitors plan their trips to Australia and New Zealand, ensuring they make the most of their time in this very special part of the world.

  • ACTIVE.holidays – hiking, cycling self guided or escorted and more
  • Wellness holidays
  • Golf holidays
  • Airfares
  • Escorted tours
  • Independent travel itineraries
  • Small ship and expedition cruising around the world
  • Cruising holidays
  • Self drive itineraries
  • Rail travel
  • Package holidays
  • Travel Insurance


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Andrea Friend
Based in Cranbourne East, VIC
Trading Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm Evenings and weekends by appointment. Available 24/7 for clients travelling in case of emergency

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My memberships, accreditations and accolades


CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) - Master Cruise Consultant

100% Pure New Zealand Gold Specialist - New Zealand Tourism

Aussie Specialist Agent - Tourism Australia

Tassie Specialist - Tourism Tasmania

BritAgent - Visit Britain

South Australia Expert - South Australia Tourism Commission

New Caledonia Expert - New Caledonia Tourism

Fiji Matai Specialist - Fiji Tourism

Abu Dhabi Specialist - The Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi

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