About Antipodes Travel
With international borders closed for the time being, Australians have been given a wonderful opportunity to further explore the mystical land on our doorstep, to reconnect with the vast open spaces and surreal natural landscapes and to engage with our very own unique history and culture.
With the support of our most entrusted partners, we present a view of Australia that takes you far beyond the everyday into the very essence of our glorious country we are lucky enough to call home!
Antipodes by Oasis Travel is built on the core values of trust and authenticity of parent company Oasis Travel, a unique 100% Australian owned and operated boutique travel business specialising in Asia, Africa and South and Central America.
International borders closing for an as yet an indefinite time has led us to get creative about how we can still enjoy the pleasure and thrill of travelling, but in our own backyard. We only work with tried and tested operators of the highest quality that offer both group and private travel to the lesser explored regions of our region.
Head office is based in Peregian, on the Sunshine Coast, with remote staff spread over the country.
What are the ANTIPODES
Relating to Australia or New Zealand (used by inhabitants of the northern hemisphere)
‘Every April 25, Australians and New Zealanders observe Anzac Day, ostensibly a celebration of Imperial honour, but in truth a ritual of Antipodean identity.’
A person from Australia or New Zealand (used by inhabitants of the northern hemisphere)
‘a brisk Antipodean, she moved with speed and efficiency’
Mid 17th century formed irregularly from antipodes+ -an.
Literal Meaning; in British English (ænˈtɪpəˌdiːz )
1. either or both of two points, places, or regions that are situated diametrically opposite to one another on the earth’s surface, especially the country or region opposite one’s own
2. the people who live there
3. the antipodes
4. (sometimes functioning as singular)
the exact or direct opposite
About the founders
Prior to co-founding Oasis Travel and Antipodes, Nick worked with the UK’s most successful tour operators. He was responsible for the product selection, research and management of hundreds of key suppliers throughout Asia, Africa, South America, the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand.
Nick has traveled and worked in 5 continents; trekking in Nepal and India, teaching in Taiwan, on luxury safari in Southern Africa, hand-gliding over Rio and taking every opportunity that he could to experience as many of the countries in the world that he can. He studied South East Asian Studies with Special Honors at university in the UK and completed a year of his studies in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
Nick has learnt Thai language and often surprises locals with his understanding not only of the language but the history and culture of Thailand and South East Asia.
Prior to co-founding Oasis Travel Avril spent 3 years working in the luxury travel industry in London representing some of the most luxurious hotels & resorts around the world. Before this, Avril worked in the Australian travel industry for a major tour operators, and also worked on the opening team for the world’s first Versace hotel.
Avril has traveled to over 40 countries around the world.