About Journeys Worldwide

Journeys Worldwide was founded in September 1988 by Managing Director, Dick Cijffers, to provide small group tours to India, Africa and Borneo.

After a year, Clifton Sylk, joined the company and now has more than 24 years of service. Journeys soon branched into other tours and became a specialist “Total Eclipse Tour Operator” and has operated tours to Chile, Zimbabwe, Libya, Easter Island, China, Australia and Western United States and Canada.

The company now has a dedicated team of travel consultants who have collectively travelled to more than 115 countries worldwide and are therefore well equipped to provide personal advice to most of the world’s travel destinations. We also operate budget tours of Japan and South Korea for the individual traveller and an annual “Perahera Tour” of Sri Lanka to witness the 90+ elephants that parade through the streets of Kandy occurring in August.

Journeys has recently introduced a “Persian Explorer Tour” with a departure on 02 October 2017 and 2 departures in 2018. Dick has personally travelled to Iran on a number of occasions and the tour will include the highlights of more than 12 UNESCO Heritage sites around the country.

In addition to this, Journeys is also an appointed representative of Harvest Pilgrimages and the Alaskan Marine Highway.

Meet the Journeys Worldwide Team

Our team are fully qualified to help you with all aspects of your travel, from the planning stages to arriving home safely.

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Dick Cijffers

Dick Cijffers

Managing Director

Founder of Journeys Worldwide in 1988, Dick has personally travelled to more than 100 countries. Dick is a well-known travel identity who has co-hosted numerous radio shows in Australia in the past and is currently live on Bay FM (100.3) every Friday at approximately 1.15pm.

Sean Lues

Sean Lues

Sean Lues was brought up on the family dairy farm in the south of Zimbabwe, which he also worked on for a couple of years after completing his time at a rural boarding school on the border of Botswana. This upbringing instilled in him a passionate interest in the wildlife and great wild places of Africa.

Sean started guiding in and then managing some highly acclaimed camps in Africa since 1991 and in 1994 Sean was awarded the ‘Guide of the Year’ trophy, presented by the Zimbabwe Professional Guides Association for the best guide out of the final examinations. He was later also an examiner at these week-long practical examinations. Sean loves leading walking safaris in some of the amazing untouched wildlife areas of Africa, interpreting the bush and the ecology around him.

With a strong interest in photography, Sean has won some competitions and had photos published in a few books and various magazines. In amongst his travels he also spent a month in Belize, Central America, during which he was tasked with photographing all of their National Parks for promotional and advertising material.

Sean recently immigrated to Australia with his wife and two young children. When not in the office he is often a guest speaker at various clubs and functions, offering a fascinating, light-hearted talk on the topic of ‘Amazing Africa, Awesome wildlife’ and his personal experiences in those amazing areas, or on some of the eccentricities of World War 1 in Africa.

Sean’s strong interest in travel has taken him through a number of countries in Africa, north, south and central America, Europe and is now enjoying discovering parts of Australia.

Clifton Sylk

Clifton Sylk

General Manager

Clifton is a specialist in Africa, India and airfares around the world. Clifton has been with the company since 1993.

Kirsten Wallis

Kirsten Wallis

Senior Travel Consultant

Kirsten is a specialist in North America, Europe, UK & Japan and has been with Journeys Worldwide since 2011.

Margaret Freebairn

Margaret Freebairn

Senior Tour Manager

Part of our team since 2000, Margaret has personally escorted more than 50 international tours and more than 75 tours around Australia.

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones

Sharon has recently joined us, adding more enthusiasm and travel knowledge to the team. Sharon has lived on three continents and travelled extensively throughout the USA, Europe and South Africa.

Ilna Ferreira

Ilna Ferreira


Ilna has been our accountant since 2005. Ilna was born in Southern Africa and is very familiar with the region.

Philine Matzner

Philine Matzner

Travel Consultant

Philne was born in Hamburg, Germany and has always loved travelling, having travelled throughout Europe, including a lot of time in Spain. She has also been to Tunisia, South Africa, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as having travelled around California, Utah and Arizona. During a “work and travel year” in Australia she fell in love with an Australian and moved to Brisbane, where she completed a Diploma of Tourism in 2012 and then started working at Journeys Worldwide.

Brisbane Office:
7th Floor, 333 Adelaide Street
Brisbane  Qld  4000

PO Box 10602 Adelaide St
Brisbane  Qld  4000


Ph: +61 7 3221 4788
Toll Free 1300 734 788 (within Australia)
Fax: +61 7 3221 4145

Sunshine Coast Office:
93B King St
Buderim  Qld  4556

PO Box 933
Buderim Qld 4556


Ph: +61 7 3554 1201
Toll Free 1300 330 232 (within Australia)
Mobile: +61 490 815 850

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