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Located in Sydney, Above and Beyond Experiences is a boutique leisure travel agency specialising in international travel for all types of clientele.
Above and Beyond Experiences is located in the Sydney beachside suburb of Maroubra. For over 20 years, Orley Makler and her team of experienced and passionate consultants have been serving both Australian and international clients with trips all over the world. We pride ourselves on our personal connections with our clients and all our industry representatives, for us it is all about the relationship. We love going above and beyond for you
From leisurely meanderings, to running in a marathon or attending a conference for work, Above and Beyond Experiences will design the perfect experience for you. If exploring the oceans is more your style, our experience with cruises has taken our clients from Tahiti, to the Danube, and even Antarctica.
No matter where your vacation dreams take you, from the Swiss Alps to Easter Island or even deepest darkest Africa, Above and Beyond Experiences has the experience and knowledge to make your travel experience the trip of a lifetime.
02 9345 0850 - Office
0403 757 828 - Orley Direct
10 Royal St
Maroubra, NSW 2035
M 9:30am - 5:30pm
T 9:30am - 5:30pm
W By Appointment
Th 9:30am - 5:30pm
F 9:30am - 5:30pm
Orley Makler - Director
Orley has nearly 25 years of travel consulting and management experience, and is knowledgeable about booking the perfect holiday, anywhere in the world. Her passion for travel has taken her across the entire world, and with more than 70 countries under her belt, there aren't many places she hasn't visited. She and her team love sharing their travel experiences and tips to make sure every trip is the best it can be. Her calm and patient manner is especially useful and reassuring in stressful times, as things don’t always go to plan. If you can't find Orley in the office, she is most likely at her favourite destination, Railay Beach, Thailand
Michelle Mekler-Peled - Leisure Specialist
Michelle has worked in the Inbound and Retail Travel Industry for many years, arranging specialised tours for Individuals, Groups, Conferences and Incentives. After a change in career paths she has returned to the industry, full of passion and with an extensive knowledge of the world. Michelle has travelled the globe and especially loves the challenge of creating extraordinary experiences for travellers. As a mother of 3 she is particularly experienced and sensitive to the needs of travelling as a family.She is eager to plan all your travel needs no matter where you wish to explore. Her favourite place to relax – a deck chair on Tel Aviv’s Hilton Beach!
Simonne Mekler - Leisure Specialist
Simonne has worked in the Travel Industry for many years in retail, wholesale and accounts. Having never been cured of the Travel Bug, she has recently returned to the industry with her travel knowledge and experience. Simonne enjoys cultural journeys, taking in the architecture, ruins, history and lifestyle...however she is happiest by the water’s edge, listening to the waves under a palm tree, pina colada in hand and reading a novel.
Krystal Brazel - Travel Consultant
Krystal first caught the travel bug when she went to Tasmania, an amazing destination! She experienced the likes of Huon Valley, Port Arthur, Bruny Island Cruises and the Salamanca Markets. In 2016 she received accreditation as a “Tassie Specialist". But in more recent times, after travelling to Samoa and Taiwan, and cruising on Royal Caribbean, she has really started to understand why people travel. Her favourite destination is Samoa, it is the heart of the South Pacific with amazing resorts, people, sites and culture.
When travelling, you create your own adventures. Realising that she can help create experiences that are once in a life time, for you to be able to tell or share with your family, friends and colleagues has kept her in the travel industry for nearly 10 years Her aim is to help you with creating those memories that will last a life time.
Merilyn Porter - Leisure Specialist
Helping you explore the world is Merilyn's pleasure; she loves to share her experience and be a part of your memorable ‘pinch me‘ moments. Her travel career began with 7 years at Cathay Pacific, followed by a large luxury Travel agency, and then group travel. Merilyn's special place is Fiji - she has been there over 35 times with family and friends! She is a Fiji Matai (accredited special agent). Loves the people, culture, diving and the relaxed vibe. Merilyn has cruised on the Mekong, Irrawaddy and 3 different European river cruises. Your Journey - her mission to make it above and beyond your expectations!
Rafi Makler - Staff Support
Rafi is the heart of the business. Although he attends school daily, he always greets us in the afternoons with hugs and puts a smile on our dial. He feeds us from his garden and always has very informative and useful information to enlighten us. Rafi is the go to person for those difficult moments.
At Above and Beyond Experiences we love hearing from all our clients and provide each client with personal, customised service. No matter if you want to relax beach side in Thailand, summit Mount Kilimanjaro, explore the Ice Hotel in Sweden, or ski in Japan, Above and Beyond Experiences have the expertise and experience to create an incredible trip, customised especially for you. We look forward to planning your next trip with you.