Group travel is just the ticket
Living Gems Caboolture

Group travel is just the ticket

Travel club gets people moving

Group travel is just the ticket

For many Living Gems homeowners, more travel is on top of the bucket list. But travelling solo is not for everyone. Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront homeowner Norman Pressey has just the answer – group travel.

Norman Pressey’s travel club was profiled in July’s Thrive magazine and he has kindly opened the club to all Living Gems homeowners.

“We’ve just got back from a cruise to Vanuatu,” said Norman. “We had a lovely time and part of our group were four single travellers – three ladies and a gent.

“One of the ladies said that she would not have gone on a holiday on her own, but it made such a difference to be part of a group. The other two ladies are friends, and they could travel together on their own if they wished, but they said they feel much more comfortable travelling with other people.”

In addition to feeling more personally secure in a group, Norman says there is also something special about enjoying a travel destination with companions and comparing notes on the sights, sounds, and experiences.

“Group travel also means holidaymakers can be a little more adventurous in their choice of destination knowing that the itinerary has been prepare by people who know the location well,” said Norman.

“I’m delighted to put together these group holidays and offer them to all Living Gems homeowners. All they need to do is contact me for more information.”

Contact Norman on 0413 891 436 or by email on

Norman has several group holidays planned for 2024, including:


Kangaroo Island and Proud Mary River Cruise

18-27 October 2023

Discover beautiful South Australia. This ten-day tour will see you hopping over to Kangaroo Island, exploring Adelaide, the city of churches (as well as museums and art galleries) then enjoying a five-day river cruise on the Proud Mary. The cruise retraces the colourful history of pioneering families as well as visit the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal conservation site.

From $3975 per person twin share, the trip includes economy airfares, accommodation with breakfast, tours and a river cruise with all meals. Book before 18 September.


Asian Explorer

30 January – 17 February 2024

Cruise Sydney to Singapore, spend four nights in Singapore and fly back to Brisbane. This 19-day holiday package features a 14-night cruise that includes Airlie Beach, Darwin, Komodo Island, and Benoa, accommodation with breakfast in Singapore as well as a Singapore Explorer Pass which gives you the opportunity to visit many attractions. From $4295 twin share. Book with a $1000 deposit by 18 September with balance due by 2 December, 2023.


Around Australia Cruise

4 June – 2 July 2024

Circumnavigate Australia on a 28-night cruise on P&O’s Pacific Explorer leaving from Brisbane. Ports of call include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Albany, Fremantle, Exmouth, Broome, cruising the Kimberleys, Darwin, with a stop in Ambon in Indonesia, Cairns and return to Brisbane. All meals and onboard entertainment included.

Inside cabin from $4995 per person and ocean view cabin from $6595.

Group travel is a great way to see the world. Here are some great reasons to give it a try.

No planning.

The hard work of choosing accommodation, transport and places to see are done for you by people who know the destination well.

See more places and do more things.

Group travel ensures you see all the well-known highlights as well as a few off-the-beaten track places that only the locals know.

Great value for money.

This form of travel often represents great value. You know the costs upfront which makes it easier to budget. Once the trip is paid for, all you need to worry about is packing and spending money. For solo travellers, bunking up with a roommate means avoiding the single traveller tariff that many hotels charge.

Make new friends.

New experiences with new friends are among the best things about travelling with others. There is always someone to enjoy the sights with. You never know, you might just be making your new best friend.

Group travel is just the ticket