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Meet The Team


Meet The Team


Lyn McNaught: I have owned and operated my own travel agency for over 40 years and love working in an industry that is always exciting and interesting and love helping people plan their holidays.

I have been very lucky and have travelled extensively over the years, some of my favourite places are Antarctica, Africa, India, Solomon Islands, The Kimberley, Tasmania, the USA and lots more, in fact I have not been to a place that I don’t love,

Over the years my staff and I have built a great rapport with our suppliers which ensures we receive great support behind the scenes from airlines, hotels and tour companies.

So please come in and say G’day, have a cuppa and let us help you plan your perfect holiday.

Sometimes situations arise where I am not able to be in the office, however all of my staff have years of experience and I know they will take great care in helping you plan your next holiday.


Lauren Oliver: I have 10 years’ experience in the travel industry and have been working at Lyn McNaughtTravel for the past 7 years. I absolutely love talking to new and existing clients about their travel plans and really enjoy it when someone comes in with a desire to go somewhere “off the beaten track” or even just a little different. Planning new itineraries is like a puzzle. It’s fun, challenging and as you can imagine somewhat stressful at times but there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the excitement on someone’s face when their dream holiday starts coming to life and then hearing about it all when they get home.

I have travelled to so many amazing countries over the past 10 years but would have to say at this stage my two absolute favorites (other than our amazing country of course) would be the Hawaiian Islands and Canada. Anywhere that I can go for walks along beautiful beaches, waterfalls, mountains or lakes I am in my absolute element.

Joe Bovalino: Joe has been involved in the travel industry for over 30 years commencing his career in retail travel in Shepparton Victoria. 

After 6 years, he took an opportunity to own and manage a local travel agency, furthering his knowledge of this amazing and exciting industry, seventeen years later he sold this business and was offered a position here at Lyn McNaught Travel.

During this period he has gained a wealth of information and firsthand knowledge of many destinations and types of travel. He has travelled to most parts of this exciting world, from all over Australia to the faraway lands of Peru/ America/Canada/ the Islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand, Asia, India, and the European Continent.

Whilst enjoying every moment of every destination he does have some favorites with Europe being his speciality, so come in and share Joe’s passion and knowledge for travel and have him assist you achieve yours.

Shirlie Baum: I have been with Lyn McNaught Travel for almost 30 years. Over these years I have seen many changes. Our industry is forever evolving and for me that keeps it fun & interesting. It also means I have to keep evolving & learning new things to keep up with the changes.  I love what I do here, planning the right itineraries for each of our clients, making sure their travel is just what they want & hearing their stories when they return. 

I have been fortunate enough to travel to some of the most beautiful places on the planet, Africa, Europe, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Asia, Australia & others. I am proud to say that I work with a fantastic team and I really do enjoy walking in the door each and every day.

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Tara McPherson: I love being a travel agent and relish the feeling of complete satisfaction it gives me when clients return from their holiday and thank me for the wonderful time they’ve had and tell me “Ëverything was PERFECT”. Fulfilling my clients dreams is the most important part of my job I have been doing it for over thirty years and even though it tests my patience at times, I never tire of it or lose my passion for it. I have met many wonderful people and forged great friendships over this time. 

I had done a lot of travelling prior to joining this business and lived in the UK, Asia and New Zealand. Since becoming an agent, I have travelled extensively, going to Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and Canada several times. I particularly love Canada and Italy. I’ve also travelled to several parts of the USA and visited such great places as South America and Tahiti. River cruising is my latest passion and I can’t wait to do another trip next year. It really is a perfect holiday. Why don’t you come too?