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A Research Study: Impact of Student Travel

We surveyed over 200 educators and school professionals across Australia to get their perspective on educational student travel and gain first-hand insight into student behaviours and outcomes before, during and after the tour. This report not only provides an insight into the benefits of educational travel for both students and the wider school community, but…

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Canberra Worksheet

Enhance your students’ knowledge of our nation’s capital with these fun activities! This resource is ready for you to download now so you can photocopy and share with your class. Enjoy!

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On international tours is it customary to tip our tour director or driver?

Tipping standards depend on the destination. This and other relevant information are provided with final travel documents.

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What will happen if we exceed our luggage allowance?

All excess luggage issues are dealt with by the airline directly. We recommend you follow all luggage restrictions provided to avoid additional costs.

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What happens in the event of thunderstorms and lightning during a snow sports tour?

If lightning storms occur in the vicinity of the mountain, chairlifts and T-bars will be closed as necessary for the safety of guests and staff. Mountain staff will direct guests and you are encouraged to return to buildings and shelters during the storm. Lift and resort facilities will be reopened once the storm has passed.

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What will the weather be like at the snow?

On the Australian mountains, the average temperature in June-August is between -3 and +2 C. In September, it is between -1 and +5C, requiring strong sun protection and fewer layers.

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What sun protection is required for the snow?

The strength of UV rays at altitude is far stronger than at sea level, and the reflective effects of snow can magnify this further. To avoid severe sunburn and snow blindness, please ensure you are always wearing a high SPF (minimum of 30+) broad spectrum sunscreen and sunglasses or goggles meeting Australian standards for UV…

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When is the peak period for snow programs?

In Australia, the peak snow season runs from the June long weekend until the October long weekend. All Australian snow resorts have snow-making facilities to maintain or top up snow cover in periods of low snowfall. International destinations have different peak times. New Zealand follows a similar season to Australia with June-August being peak season….

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When will it snow?

Weather is of course unpredictable and we recommend checking online weather forecasts for long-range and short-range forecasts.

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What if there’s no snow when we arrive?

If there is insufficient snow at your chosen resort to open any runs, you will be contacted prior to your arrival date to discuss options. In Victoria, each resort has a snow guarantee in place, which means that if a certain number of lifts are not operating a certain number of days before your stay,…

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