Our Story

McLachlan Travel Group is a family business that has been prominent in the Australian travel industry for 40 years.

The McLachlan family first began organising holidays for travelers in 1979, when Gil and Leonie, opened a small travel agency in West Wyalong, a town of 3500 people in the NSW wheatbelt. Since then the company has grown but it is still very much a family enterprise with the next generation of Lisa, the inspiration for Ovation Private, and Mat, the force behind Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, contributing strongly to the energy and innovation that drives the business.

Today all divisions of McLachlan Travel Group share the core values that were established by Gil and Leonie when they opened their first travel agency all those years ago: to provide knowledge and value to Australian travellers, and the best holiday experience possible.