Living Gems Travel Round-up

Big adventures on two continents

The Living Gems travel club offers group and package holidays open to all homeowners. These holidays have been curated by retired travel agent and Living Gems homeowner Norman Pressey. Here are two of the trips currently open for bookings.

Indian Pacific rail adventure

Indian Pacific plus 8 days in Perth

12 to 25 August, 2024

Cross the country in style and comfort on the Indian Pacific. This holiday sees you fly down from Brisbane to Sydney for a day’s sightseeing before embarking on a four-day cross-country journey stopping at Broken Hill, Adelaide and afternoon and evening experiences in the ghost town of Cook and the Nullarbor. After arriving in the west, enjoy sightseeing in Perth and Fremantle along with a Swan River cruise before exploring the Pinnacles and taking in the sights on a four-day South West Tour and capping off the fun with a full day with the quokkas on Rottnest Island before the next day return flight to Brisbane.

From $6795 per person twin share. Includes economy airfares, transfers, rail, accommodation, breakfast and some dinners.

Living gems travel adventure to the Canadian Rockies

Autumn in the Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise

9 September to 1 October, 2024

Experience Canada and Alaska at a gorgeous time of year. Starting in Vancouver, discover the natural splendour of British Columbia with visits to the iconic national parks of Banff and Jasper and an overnight stay in the stunning ski resort of Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Take a ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island to enjoy a walking tour of the city or an optional whale watching tour. Then it is across the border to Seattle in Washington State to board the NCL cruise ship that takes you to Juneau, the historic gold mining settlement of Skagway, then to the stunning Glacier Bay before returning to Victoria via Ketchikan’s breathtaking wilderness. Return flights to Australia depart from Seattle.

From $8675 per person twin share. Includes economy airfares, transfers, cruise, accommodation, breakfast and some dinners.

If you’re interested in knowing more about these holidays, contact Norman Pressey on 0413 891 536 or email: with full names, dates of birth and preferred phone number to make a booking.