About Kate

For as long as Kate can remember she’s travelled…. She has really fond memories of  family holidays spent walking and travelling around Italy, France and the UK, instilling in her a love of travel.  It seemed only natural that she would eventually end up working in the industry.   Her early career path however, was far removed – Kate spent 10 years in international banking!  After starting a family she realised it was now or never and made the break to start in her first position as travel advisor.

Family travel is a speciality of Kate’s.  She enjoys creating family itineraries which “open the mind” with a little bit of adventure and discovery yet with all the hard work removed. She loves the contact with her clients, and thrives on the variety of their individual travel needs.

Scratching beneath the surface adds so much to the travel experience and over the years I’ve learnt the immense value of having a network of fantastic local guides to help uncover the “real” side of each destination, beyond the gloss of the tourist sites most travellers only see.

Italy is a passion of Kate’s and she has spent many a vacation exploring the various regions – a highlight of her’s though was travelling through the Dolomites on a Hidden Italy guided tour.  The stunning scenery, delicious regional food and wine, local accommodation and the wonderful knowledge of owner and tour leader Simon Tancred all combined for an unforgettable experience.

Kate also loves discovering our local region. “We’re so fortunate to have Asia at our doorstep with such amazing cultural diversity. Cambodia and Laos were amazing and I’d love to return one day – especially to Luang Prabang in Laos – a really relaxed city with such a strong Buddhist influence. New Zealand also cannot be over-rated. Such a short flight, with scenery to take your breath away”.

Give Kate a call. She would love to help you with your travel plans!

Contact Kate

Give Kate a call in Neutral Bay on 9957 4511 or email her by clicking here.

Areas of Specialty

Family Travel | Food & Wine | Culture, History & Arts | Independent Travel

Kate’s Testimonials

“Thank you so much for all of your assistance in ensuring that our dream holiday was actually realised – we had the most amazing time in Italy!….. It has been such a delight to plan a holiday with you.  We will definitely be in touch when the time comes to plan the next holiday”.
Margaret Harwood

“We had THE BEST HOLIDAY!!!  There was not one hitch. We would happily book with you again.  Thanks so much for everything Kate!”
Jill Hammond

“Kate, we could not rave on more about this trip. Everything was brilliant. You have to promise that you will never retire so that I can always book my holidays with you. You are an absolute treasure”.
Lisa Taylor

“Kate, this holiday has been amazing – thank you. The hotels are fantastic & the service has been absolutely fantastic – the extra benefits have been amazing. I have been so well looked after. The wine tasting at Lake Como was exceptional – with food to accompany the wine! A truly memorable holiday.”
Robyn Brook

“The trip was fantastic – the accommodation you secured for us was fabulous – we felt like locals – especially in Rome where our apartment was seriously about 10 metres from the Pantheon and across the road from the best coffee I have ever had in my life. Everything ran like clockwork so thank you for everything you did in making the arrangements. I will never leave Australian shores again without asking you (Mary Rossi Travel Advisor Kate McLean) to arrange our holiday for us!!!
Fiona Reid

“Hi Kate, I have so much travel planned this year – don’t know whether I’m coming or going. Thank you for all your assistance with our many trips. It would be impossible to stay on top of it all without you!”
Angela Whitbread Rossi

Where has Kate been recently?

United Kingdom

Western Australia

The Netherlands

Carina Tanna

Ubud & Uluwatu

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United States
New York
San Francisco


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Lizard Island
Palm Cove

honeymoon Lizard Island

New Zealand
Milford Sound

Kate McLean

United Kingdom


travel trends

The Netherlands