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If you haven’t already seen our home page, we’ve been booking tours since 1998. Over the years we’ve helped connect, plan and book travel for over 250,000 adventure travellers.

How we started

In 2018 Happy Travels became 20 years old and we have come a long way since the doors first opened on Shields Street Cairns in 1998.

From humble beginnings sharing a space in an internet access shop to now over 40 retail locations open and trading with more due to open in near future, Happy Travels and The Happy Group is Australasia’s fastest-growing adventure and youth travel tour agency.

For over 20 years our mission has been to help our customers live their dreams. We aim to change people’s lives for the better through the richness of travel and experiences.

The company is still owned and operated by adventure travellers. We may be a little older nowadays but hey, age is just a number.

Our Responsibilities

It’s our responsibility to offer support and encouragement to people young and old far away from home, giving a network of knowledge and comfort wherever they may visit in Australia and New Zealand.

We believe it’s our responsibility to contribute positively to our local communities and support our tourism industries in whichever way we can by matching and promoting the right experiences with the right people.

We feel it’s our duty to do our bit as a business in helping the planet and the oceans, educating ourselves and our customers about climate change and pollution; we must all do our bit to make a difference. Check out our newly launched Happy Planet Campaign (insert PDF)

The Team

Your journey starts in our stores or online with our team, or as we call them. Travel Gurus.


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