All you need to know about Australia Vacations – our philosophy

We are passionate about visitors from the US experiencing the very best Australia has to offer. It is our aim to ensure you enjoy the Outback’s spectacular scenery, the amazing wildlife and the Great Barrier Reef. We know you will love Sydney and the stunning views of the Opera House. We also hope you will learn about the Aboriginal ancient culture that dates back thousands of years.

Whether traveling by aeroplane, car, motorhome, rail or coach, you will soon realize just how large and magical a destination Australia is. We love to get you off the beaten track a little. Visiting parts of Australia many visitors don’t get an opportunity to get to is an experience in itself.

The combination of our competitive rates, our personalized service and our in-depth knowledge of Australia will ensure you have some great stories to share with your friends when you return home. When you email or contact us, it’s the start of a conversations with us. We believe our input and advice at this crucial planning stage is vital.

So that’s what we are all about, that’s what we are passionate about, a vision created over many years by the company founders Lindsay Barron and Jerry Bridge. It’s also appropriate to thank our business associates, web designers and colleagues in the tourism industry as well as our many friends in the USA who have supported us.

Meet Some Of The Team

Work with real Downunder Experts

Lindsay Barron, NZ Vacations

Lindsay Barron

After a successful 45 year career in travel, Lindsay felt it was time to leave the large corporate travel company he had co-founded and return to what he calls “The Ground Floor” to do what he always enjoyed most – interacting with customers and co-creating great Australia vacations.

Australian Vacations.com, a website designed specifically for travellers from the United States, provides a way for him to share his incredible knowledge of this vast country and to work with customers to make sure they really get the vacation of a lifetime.

Lindsay’s philosophy is to place the customer at the heart of the planning process and to truly understand their travel needs according to their time, budget and interests.

Jerry Bridge

After traveling to all corners of the world, Jerry founded his first travel business in 1989 – ‘Bridge the World’. In 2001 Tourism Australia presented him with an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ award’.

In 2004 he launched his second travel company, ‘Bridge & Wickers’ specializing in tailor-made luxury holidays to Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

His love of Australia and the knowledge he has built up over many years is something he now shares with customers of Australian Vacations. When not selling holidays, Jerry works behind the scenes on the website and tactical marketing campaigns.

Why Book With Us?

competitive vacation prices
Best Prices

We have special discounted rates with a wide range of local tourism operators, so can provide you with the most competitive prices. Plus, you get the bonus of our valuable experience and advice which we believe is priceless!


You’ll be dealing with travel experts who have been in the travel business for many years and know Australia inside and out. That means that we can get you to those special ‘off the beaten path’ locations where you will experience the true essence of this beautiful country.


If you have a limited vacation budget we respect that and we never try to talk our customers into spending more than they are comfortable with.