We are an independent travel agency, specializing in tailor-made holidays to longhaul destinations. We create excellent bespoke holidays for our discerning customers. With over 30 years in the business, we offer varied and unique holidays to suit each individual customer. We provide a personal, friendly and expert service, ensuring your holiday experience is enjoyable from the initial planning stages to your arrival home.
Change to Offices
Due to the recent, sad passing of our proprietor, Penny, we have decided to solely work from our Wadhurst office and have therefore closed our Rye office after 16 fantastic years in the town. We are still catering for all our Rye customer’s travel needs from Wadhurst (new and existing!) or will be happy to travel to Rye for meetings at a location of your choice, so please do get in touch.
Southern Cross Travel is THE Longhaul Specialist
We specialise in tailormade holidays to Australia, New Zealand and Worldwide
Southern Cross Travel was established in 1984 by Penny and Trevor Bones, who have a long involvement with travel to, and within Australia, New Zealand and the Far East.
Our staff members are experts in selling bespoke itineraries to all long-haul destinations. Southern Cross Travel is a member of the Travel Trust Association (TTA) which gives our clients total financial protection. We strive to create excellent individual holidays for discerning customers.
A few of our
“We have had a brilliant trip to Singapore and New Zealand. It was amazing. Everything fell into place with no hiccups. We had a trip of a lifetime, Robin managed to smile for the whole 6 weeks…It was a perfect time to visit, long warm days, gardens, lots of museums….The scenery was stunning. Thank you so much for arranging the trip for us”
“Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our short trip to Bologna!! Everything was just perfect and we enjoyed it immensely. You have a great ability to make all the arrangements to allow the traveler to enjoy complete relaxation and fun. Many thanks again. Here’s to the next trip!!”
“…now back in the UK and would like to take the opportunity to thank you for organizing things so well. Everything happened as planned, there were no hiccups, travel connections all good and accommodation was fine with a special mention to the Daintree Eco Lodge which was one of the finest hotels in terms of location that I have stayed in”
“…wanted to say a very big thank you for such a wonderful holiday, it was everything we hoped for and more – a truly magical and memorable holiday that was so well organised and everything went so smoothly without any hiccups at all – you did us proud Anneka so many thanks!”
“We have had such an amazing trip with so many fantastic experiences that will never be forgotten. […] Just to say thank you to yourself and SCT for all your efforts in coming up with such a wonderful itinerary, we have had the most amazing time.”
“Can’t truly express how much I have valued Southern Cross Travel in helping us get this trip right. To see everyone enjoying each day is a gift that words can’t explain… I couldn’t have done it without you and your knowledge and suggestions. So a very sincere thank you from me, you have enabled me to make my family very happy, and as a mum that’s priceless.”
“Everything was organised perfectly, all we had to do was follow the comprehensive itinerary that we were given. […] Fantastic service and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending using them for organizing a trip away.”
“We are now back again from Sydney and I just wanted to say thank you for making all the arrangements so easy for me. I will definitely recommend my parents use you for their next trip!”
“We met so many lovely, genuine and gracious people on holiday, we loved it all. Thanks for all your help…we have had a wonderful holiday”
“We had a really fantastic holiday […] thank you again for your help in planning our incredible trip”
“This is just to say thank you for all the arrangements that you made for us. They all worked perfectly and we had a fantastic time. Thanks again”.
“It’s a great trip. Scenic Tours get full marks so far. We are the only British with 36 Australians! The Athabasca snow ride on the glacier was fun and most interesting. The Rockies are really breathtaking. All good wishes”.
“Well, we made it and we’re having a fantastic time. Off to Cairns tonight. What a country – so many different aspects. We even stopped for breakfast on an outback cattle station. Thanks for making it all happen”.
“Thank you for your help with planning our trip. Everything has run smoothly and we have had a wonderful time. Visiting Sydney has been very memorable”.
“Everything has worked like clockwork. We have enjoyed every moment of our holiday so far, from travel, accommodation and the interesting and lovely places we have seen…Many thanks for your organising of this great trip”.
“Having a wonderful time. Here in Cairns at the moment. Raining hard after very humid weather. Thanks so much, everything has gone smoothly. Looking forward to the Oz Experience journey”
“Full marks. Everything perfect. Hotel, location, weather….thank you!”
“Greetings from Bali! Had Tiffin at Raffles! All went well in Singapore and Malaysia. Beautiful sunshine every day – lots of good food at cheap prices. We have met up with lots of friends so far – going up country for a few days”.
“Having a great time. All running like clockwork. Weather, food, people, scenery all wonderful”.
“Having a good time in Myanmar, ground transport is slow and packed but fun. At the moment I’m in Bagan, fascinating place – thousands of temples and ruins, next to Inle Lake and then Yangon.”
(From Thailand) “Weather very hot. Sun factor 20 everyday. Hired out car again and visited many islands by boat. Went snorkelling at Hong Island and took a speedboat to other islands. Great night markets and good food and cocktails. Plenty of sunbathing on Poda, Chichien Island and Phi Phi.”