We are a family owned and operated independent Retail Travel Agency in Melbourne’s East Ivanhoe Village.
We get to know our clients and build lifelong relationships to deliver the ultimate travel booking experience through understanding and intimate knowledge of our clients’ tastes and interests.
We’re members of Australia’s largest collective on independent (non-franchise) travel agencies, which means we have the buying power to compete with the big end of town, and the customer focus to provide a superior level of service and attention.
We support our Local Community through various Sponsorships and partner with Charities close to our (and our clients’) hearts.
We’ve been delighting our loyal clients since July 2000, and we intend to keep on exceeding their expectations for decades to come. Join us on our journey.

Travel Design with passion and professionalism

We have decades of experience in crafting unique itineraries for all types of travel needs. Call on East Ivanhoe Travel for the ultimate in travel planning service.



Real-time selection of domestic and international flights with the ability to identify best price, times and layover arrangements. Don’t be fooled by online booking engines; if something goes wrong, we’ve got your back.


With East Ivanhoe Travel, you have the security of a professional, well-managed travel agency, fully accredited by AFTA, the prevailing industry body. We’ve operated successfully since 2000, and intend to be here for a very long time.


Whether it’s a family holiday, club expedition or a convention in Las Vegas, we have the experience, technology and knowledge to package a group trip efficiently, on budget and with all the T’s crossed and I’s dotted.


With direct access to the world’s leading vehicle hire operations, we confidently arrange the right vehicle, at the right location and the right time to suit your needs


Increasing in popularity every year, rail is becoming the transport mode of choice for many clients. Whether it’s a very fast rail express between cities, or a stately scenic rail cruise from days gone by, we have the connections to suit your needs


It’s not all sunshine and pina coladas, sometimes we have to travel for business, and it pays to know the difference between leisure and business travel. We have the technology, expertise and insider knowledge to put together itineraries that get the job done quickly, efficiently and with minimal hassle.


With a database of hundreds of thousands accommodation options globally, we’re perfectly positioned to search and book the ideal room for you. We have preferential arrangements with many international groups making us very competitive on price and service options


Unpack once and soak up the sights and hedonism. Cruising is the most popular form of vacation these days, and with the ocean of choices available, you need the guidance of a CLIA qualified advisor. Come in and discuss the vast cruise options and settle on the one for you


For that special someone, or even yourself, nothing says ‘love’ like the gift of getting away. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or something a little more romantic like a wedding or honeymoon, we’re for the lovers. Come in and plan your romantic escapade



Susie Blythe Rutz


Daughter of Founder Jannene Blythe , Susie is the owner of the business.
She was born to travel and became an agent straight out of school. Over 20 years later she is going strong.
Her favourite places include Mexico, Central & South America, Italy and New Zealand and now Tahiti!

Susie loves figuring out a tricky airfare, planning honeymoons, building complex itineraries and everything in between!

In store Consultations by appointment only. (Monday/Wednesday/Thursday)

Susie is currently not taking new clients.

Robyn Wadley

Senior Consultant

Robyn has been a travel agent for around 20 years and although she has travelled extensively  her holiday wish list continues to grow with future adventures including the Northern Lights in Iceland, much more of South America and a visit to the Swimming Pigs of Bermuda! Her favourite destinations  include Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Peru, and of course anything European.
Robyn loves piecing together intricate, tailor made itineraries and researching new and interesting destinations for her clients.

In-store Consultations by appointment only. (Office Days Vary)

Robyn is currently not taking new clients

Rochelle Stewart
Senior Consultant

After spending years living overseas and discovering new and exciting places, Rochelle became a Travel Agent.

Over the last 6 years she has used her passion and enthusiasm for travel and exploration to help her clients plan their perfect trip.

Her favourite places to date are Cornwall . Hong Kong, Turkey & Croatia and cant wait to add to this list!

In-Store Consultations by appointment only.

(Monday, Tuesday, Friday)

Jacki MacWilliams
Senior Consultant

Jacki is incredibly passionate about exploring the world and helping others to do the same.  Some of her travel highlights include an Arctic Circle voyage with Hurtigruten chasing the northern lights, exploring Peru including Machu Picchu, island hopping in Greece, visiting New Orleans & Memphis in the USA, a memorable trip to Laos & Cambodia and a recent blissful week in beautiful Samoa!

Now she has a little one in tow she looks forward to family-friendly travel adventures and seeing the world in a new and exciting way…

In-Store Consultations by appointment only.

(Office days vary)

Sharon Seddon
Senior Consultant

Sharon prides herself on her attention to detail and tailor-making itineraries to best suit her client’s needs to create memorable holidays

Sharon has been lucky enough to have a range of wonderful experiences from cruising Halong Bay Vietnam, soaking up the sun in Thailand and standing in awe at the remarkable Angkor Wat temple at sunrise.

She has travelled the Rocky Mountaineer and observed bears in their natural habitat, enjoyed a helicopter flight over the Canadian Rockies and marvelled at the
famous Machu Picchu in Peru.

In-store Consultations by appointment only.



We were really nervous about planning our first big family overseas trip, but as soon as we stepped inside East Ivanhoe Travel and Cruise we were at ease.
Jannene gave us such valuable advice and helpful hints. Her recommendations on flights, the cruise, tours and hotels were excellent. Both the location and quality of the hotels were well researched and often saved us money and travel time between locations. Our 7-week itinerary was planned according to our budget, time constraints, personal likes and dislikes.
Everything went without a hitch. Transfers, tickets and tours were all in place and on time. The quality of the experience was excellent as well.
We appreciate the personal touch and the hard work put in by Jannene to make our trip unforgettable and stress free and hence, we have a lot of fantastic memories to cherish and share with our family and friends.

Natalie, David, Verity and Paityn Still

Susie, your recommendations are again terrific. Just checked into out last hotel on this trip – Alma Hotel in Barcelona. Fantastic !! Thank you

Tony Maughan, Melbourne

Over so many years Susie and Jannene have been organising my holidays .. I can’t express enough how professional they are !! Their experience and expertise is exceptional !! Thank you for all your help in making my holidays super amazing !!

Sonia Ridolfi , Ivanhoe

The best! Susie is an amazing travel agent. I would highly recommend booking your travel through them. Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, hassle free.

Stephanie Licciardi , Clifton Hill

Robyn is fantastic nothing is too much trouble.
I have now used East Ivanhoe Travel & Cruise 3 times now and all has gone just as they said it would.

Michael O'Brien , Ivanhoe

Susie has booked many world adventures for me over the years and I know I’m in fantastic hands! Love your work East Ivanhoe Travel and Cruise, keep it up

Kate Heslop , Ivanhoe

Susie is amazing! Excellent knowledge, great taste, awesome advice and super helpful. My trip was easy and hassle free. Susie’s communication was efficient and she responded to all my queries. I would highly recommend Susie for your travel needs.

Amber Ainsaar , Melbourne

Attention to detail, best recommendations and suggestions, and we will be back!

Nerise Proctor , Ivanhoe

Susie & Jannene have planned my families & my travel for the past 21 years, their travel knowledge is exceptional because between them they have been everywhere and are advising you from first hand experience. They are true experts and make booking travel a stress free and fun experience

Christina Kalviskis , Ivanhoe

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East Ivanhoe Travel acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.