John Waller, Director
John Waller is the most seasoned traveller in the team that has also been operating a fully licensed travel agency for nearly 40 years. During this time he pioneered Boronia Travel Centre to become Australia’s best battlefield tour provider to Gallipoli and the Western Front. John’s other travel passion is the USA and has visited every state (Yes every state!) in this magnificent country. If you are thinking of travelling to the States, the most beautiful time of the year is during their Fall (Autumn) season, where the leaves of forests and gardens transform from green through bright red, orange and yellow.
John’s other love is Italy, from the Amalfi Coast to Capri, and is delighted to share his first hand experience with clients. From food and wine to history and culture, he enjoys every moment of living and learning about Italy.
Michelle Waller, Manager
With 20 years travel experience, Michelle continues to explore the world while following in the family footsteps by dedicating her time to help others plan a holiday of a lifetime. Michelle absolutely loves the ever changing travel industry where she helps manages a team of travel professionals that bring together over 100 years of industry. Having loyal and repeat clientele is something the business has focused on since it opened nearly 40 years ago, and they continue to provide clients a one-of-a-kind travel experience.
Christine Waller, Manager
Always passionate about travel, Christine caught the travel bug from the family where she has a strong desire to see, taste, discover and experience everything that our world has to offer. Christine has traveled abroad extensively, visiting countries on four different continents, while being an avid competitor in triathlons whenever she has spare time. Her preferred trips are those that are off the beaten path and as active as possible, like climbing to the top of the Lions Head in Cape Town. With nearly 20 years travel experience and knowledge under her belt, Christine certainly brings a specialised edge to our travel team.
Peter Symons, Consultant & Battlefield Tour Specialist
When Peter isn’t batting sixes on the cricket field or taking time out with his family, he loves helping his customers plan specialised itineraries to create once in a lifetime experiences for them. Peter has over 10 years travel experience and has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. His best foodies experience has to be in Belgium where it is all about Fritz & Mayonnaise, Waffles, Chocolate and Beer. He is also one of Boronia’s Travel’s battlefield specialists. He has regularly visited the Vietnam, Gallipoli and Western Front battlefields and can assist with any inquiry you may have.
Benjamin Hayes, Groups Coordinator – Battlefield Tours
Ben comes with 21 years’ experience in the travel industry, from working with airlines, retail travel, wholesalers, travel technology and even a stint up in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea. If you need expert travel and wine advice on Europe and North America, then Ben has travelled to these continents extensively over the years and is only too happy to assist with your travel arrangements. Portugal, in particular, Oporto and Douro Valley are his favourite places. The people are absolutely lovely, with wonderful scenery, great value and excellent wines of course!
Ben is also the Groups Coordinator for all of our Battlefield Tours. He lives and breathes the battlefields and has also visited them on a number of occasions. He is always up for a discussion about military history and will often accompany your group on tour. No other battlefield travel specialist can offer this real point of difference which ultimately benefits you, our valued customer.
To find out more information about traveling with Boronia Travel Centre, call us on 1800 035 350.