We are a proudly gay-owned and operated Australian travel agency, tour operator and events organising company.

We love to show off Australia, and beyond.

Mario, Barry and Tim

We love crafting the perfect holiday for you, we provide escorted tours with regularly scheduled departures. Our organised tours are worry-free: they include accommodation, guided ground transportation, sightseeing attractions, many meals, some with flights and always with plenty of free time!

We also specialise in organising privately escorted tours in Australia whether you need a day or weeks, let us make it a fabulous trip for you.

Our team have over 20 years experience in the travel and tour industry and know we can show you some hidden treasures and plenty of famous ones as well.

Whether you’re from Down Under or up-over, Australia is a truly special place: rich in nature, wildlife, and of course, notoriously gay-friendly. We can’t wait to share it with you!

It doesn’t stop there though, whether you are looking for a special event location, a movable dinner with friends, a special interest group, a weekend away with that special someone, a cruise or rail experience that’s truly more than just insta-worthy, or of course, the vacation of a lifetime, ask us – we have options and experiences for everyone!

Contact us today and see how easy it is to make it all happen.

We hope to see you very soon.

Hugs from all of us at Planetdwellers!

Mario Paez

Mario Paez

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Mario is one of the co-founders, our managing Director and avid traveller who relishes talking travel and planning intricate itineraries all over our world.

He loves to travel in the pointy end of the plane, train or ship and is more comfortable in a lodge, hotel then a tent, but loves glamping.

Anywhere that good food, wine, coffee and people watching can be had he will issue his ticket to get there.

His favourite travel highlight was on his first return visit to his birthplace of Montevideo, Uruguay and seeing a monument honouring their LGBTQI community in the heart of the city, it was very touching.

Oh and ask him about the Broken Heel Festival and Ms Adora Bul.

Email Mario now!

Barry Warner

Barry Warner

Co-Founder, General Manager & Lead Guide

Barry is not only our lead guide for all our Planetdwellers Tours, with a wealth of historical and sometimes hysterical knowledge points, he can advise on the best roller coaster parks, the most amazing spa experiences, or even concert and event vacations that will build memories for a lifetime!

Whether its llama-pack trekking in the Rocky Mountains, camping under the Aurora Borealis, or the 6 star experience of lush green mountains, clear blue waters or white sand beaches of southern China (yes, it really does exist!), Barry knows the secrets to get your best moments into any budget! From outdoor cinemas and rooftop bars, to arranging your next conference or work getaway, sometimes including both, Barry is waiting to help build the plan!

Barry’s favourite life quote is “You only get one first time, make the experience exceptional!”

Email Barry now!

Andrew Parkimowicz

Andrew Parchimowicz

Cruise Specialist

Andy’s cruise experience and knowledge is unsurpassed!

With his extraordinary destination knowledge, as well as many of his days and nights aboard ships all around the world; whether it’s your first or your 31st, budget or deluxe, Andy is your go-to wing man for cruising.

Talk to him about the Tahitian Islands on Paul Gauguin Cruise Lines, the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Baltic Sea, South East Asia, Australia, South Pacific and New Zealand, Caribbean Islands and the Mexican Riviera with Princess, Celebrity, P&O, NCL and Carnival Cruises.

Of course hes personally inspected more ships than he can count, so reach out and contact Andy today!

Thao Lai

Thao Lai

Senior Travel Consultant

Thao has spent 4 years in travel. When we first met Thao we knew we wanted him on our team. He has a no-nonsense approach which we love.

His favourite place is Japan, and his favourite travel modes are flight and rail.

Thao specialises in private itineraries for more adventurous trips as well as all-inclusive / exclusive resorts, group bookings and hosted trips, and Europe.

Email Thao now!

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