Garrath Ridd – Melbourne City

Garrath discovered his passion for travel 30 years ago and the pull remains as strong now as it has ever been. Having travelled to 90 countries on 6 continents, Garrath still has a Bucket
List of places he wishes to experience.

Garrath worked on cruise ships for 4 years across destinations all over the world. He has lived in Europe for three years and USA/Canada for almost two years.

Since returning to Australia, Garrath has worked in the Travel Industry for the last 20 years, now sharing his passion with others.


Worldwide Cruising
Small Ship Expedition Cruising
Sage Travel (Small Group, Single Travellers, over 50 years, UK Universities, Italian
Regions of expertise
Central & Eastern Europe
The Caribbean
South America

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the
trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Favourite Tours

Irrawaddy River Cruise on Pandaw
The lifeblood of Burmese life on the river, families cooking & washing, kids swimming & playing, magnificent temples throughout.

The Kimberley
Kimberley Complete with APT
Outback Australia at its finest. Glamping under a million stars, natural beauty that takes your breath away.

Italian Monasteries by Sage Travel
Experience the culture of iconic cities and regions of Italy, whilst staying in historic and beautiful buildings with stories of their own.

Favourite destinations

Alaska: On a small ship, up close and personal with glaciers, wildlife, snow-capped mountains reflecting on the water
Burma: History and culture, wonderful friendly people who have nothing yet give everything, and flying over 20,000 temples in a hot air balloon at Bagan.
Machu Picchu: True Bucket List experience hiking through the Sun Gates to view the sun setting over these magnificent ruins in the Andes!
The Kimberley: The most ruggedly beautiful natural settings you can imagine, and all in ourown backyard.
London’s West End: I can never get enough of those shows! From Phantom to Les Mis, to some unknown masterpiece in a small theatre on a side street.
Botswana: Amazing volume of animals at the Delta. Herds of elephants and hippos that you have to see with your own eyes to believe.
Central Europe: Budapest, Prague, Vienna – my Golden Triangle
The Caribbean: Every island has different natural beauty, beaches, culture, people, history, and of course local beer to experience.
Borneo: Orangutans, thick jungles, breeding turtles, pristine snorkelling, thankfully still(mostly) unspoilt by man!
Tuscany: Magnificent food and local wines enjoyed among the vineyards in beautiful rolling hills, or from historic hilltop towns.

COVID19 Update

We are open!

We are very excited to announce that our stores are open! Some of our staff members will continue to work from home, and some will be working in-store.

 If you have a preferred travel designer, then please contact that person direct to arrange an appointment.

We ask that all clients entering our premises adhere to the COVID-safe rules. 

Working days and hours 

Carnegie – Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am-4.00pm

Glen Waverley –  Monday to Friday 10.00am-4.00pm

Greensborough – Monday to Friday 10.00am-4.00pm

Malvern – Monday to Friday 10.00am-4.00pm

Melbourne – Monday to Friday 10.00am-4.00pm

Please note: Carnegie & Melbourne team members are currently working from our Malvern store.

Thank you and stay safe.