WHO WE ARE
Blue Dot Travel is a boutique tour operator located in St Leonards, Sydney. Our core business is small group tours to unique destinations around the globe. Each itinerary we offer is tailored for our clients. We don’t sell off-the-shelf tours. Our tours are fully guided and mostly escorted from Australia. We’re passionate about travel and love to share our knowledge and enthusiasm with like-minded travellers.
Four passionate travellers own Blue Dot Travel. Brett & Kate Goulston started the company in 2011. They bought a “hobby business” and turned it into a highly successful, boutique travel agency. Brett & Kate consider themselves travel “tragics”. “Have bag, will travel” could easily be their motto. Their two daughters never prevented them from seeing the world. They were simply taken along for the ride.
In 2016, Brod Brennan and Joanne Coughlan came on board as joint owners in our boutique travel agency. Having travelled extensively, their involvement in the business was a natural progression after they had led tours to various destinations for Blue Dot. Between the four owners, they have travelled to well over 100 countries, many of these on multiple occasions. The one thing they all have in common…they can’t get enough travel. While the four owners travel with customers regularly, Blue Dot Travel also employs a selection of tour leaders. Angela Dooley, Paul Bennett, Karen Green, Simon Hart and Gordon McRonald are regulars.
Why the name Blue Dot?
The Pale Blue Dot is the name given to the photograph of Planet Earth taken from Voyager 1 in 1990. It is the furthest photo of Earth ever taken – from an incredible 6.1 billion kilometres. The vast expanse of the world can seem impossibly huge, but we aim to make the Pale Blue Dot smaller by offering comprehensively tailored travel solutions to unique and exotic destinations.