Our Story

Something that makes Welcome to Travel different to a lot of tour companies is, the founders are the same as you. Adam and Darryl are friends from school that came to Australia as backpackers on a working holiday visa. From there, things have taken a few exciting twists and turns along the way, check out the story of Welcome to Travel below.

First Day Travelling In 2010
Award Winners In 2019

September 1999

The Co-Founders First Met

Adam and Darryl first meet playing for the same football team together in Scarborough, UK.

September 1999

June 2010

Started Their Travels

Adam and Darryl start their adventure at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa

June 2010

August 2010

Landed In Australia

Adam and Darryl land in Australia and complete 4 months of farmwork.

August 2010

January 2012

Both Got A Job In Travel

Adam and Darryl start working in travel for the first time, and fell in love with it

January 2012

April 2017

Left Their Job In Travel

Adam and Darryl leave their jobs in travel to focus on giving travellers a new experience when arriving in Australia

April 2017

July 2017

The Website Goes Live

The Welcome to Travel website goes live for the first time.

July 2017

January 2018

Run Our First Ever Tour

Operate the first ever Welcome to Travel Tour, Welcome to Melbourne

January 2018

March 2018

Launch Melbourne Mini Pack

Launch and operate the first ever Melbourne Mini Pack.

March 2018

April 2018

We Went Viral

Things Never Said By Backpackers video is released, and goes viral, with 7m views in 7 days.

April 2018

September 2018

Launched Great Ocean Road Trip

Launch the Great Ocean Road Add On Tour

September 2018

November 2018

We Won The Best Tour In Victoria

Welcome to Melbourne wins Best Tour in Victoria at the Adventure Tourism Awards

November 2018

October 2019

Hit Number 1 On TripAdvisor

Welcome to Melbourne reaches Number 1 on TripAdvisor for tours in Melbourne, 500+ 5 star reviews

October 2019

November 2019

We Won…Again

Welcome to Melbourne wins Best Tour in Victoria at Adventure Tourism Awards for the 2nd time.

November 2019

February 2020

Launch Our East Coast Tours

Launch Mid-Semester and End of Semester East Coast Tours

February 2020

March 2020

Oh No COVID!

COVID19 means we run no tours, but focus on how we can improve customer experiences in Australia

March 2020

April 2021

Launch Welcome to Sydney!

Launch Welcome to Sydney, Sydney Mini Pack and Blue Mountains and More Add On

April 2021

The Future

Continue To Create Epic Experiences

The plan for the future? To give as many travellers like you the best possible experience in Australia.

The Future
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