Destination Spotlight Stories

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Destination Spotlight Stories

13 interesting facts about Rome

All roads lead to Rome, right? Rome, the ‘Eternal City’, brims with ancient history, from the Colosseum to the majestic Vatican City and Sistine Chapel. Because of its history, art, architecture, and beauty – and perhaps its gelato and pasta! – Rome is one of our most popular destinations for school groups. Here are 13 interesting facts about…

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Northern Territory and Central Australia: tips for students and teachers

The Northern Territory and Central Australia are one of our most popular destinations for school groups and it’s no surprise why. From exploring the most diverse landscapes in the country to being immersed in local First Nations communities, there’s so much to love about this magical slice of Australia. This handy travel guide designed specifically for…

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Things to know about Chinese New Year

February 1st marks the first day of the Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Tiger. Also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year festivities last for 15 days and is a time for families to come together for cultural traditions, prepare for the good…

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Student reflections: Central Australia Adventure

We’re delighted to share with you a tour reflection piece written by Natasha and Lauren, Year 12 students from Doncaster Secondary College. Natasha, Lauren and their classmates embarked on an educational tour to Central Australia earlier this year. Their words bring the experience of the group to life and the memories shared will be cherished…

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9 interesting facts about Cairns

Located in Tropical North Queensland, Cairns is a gateway to adventure and discovery. Just a hop, skip and a (little!) jump to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Forest, Cairns is full of natural wonders waiting to be explored. Here we delve into some interesting facts about the Cairns region and discover what makes…

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Destination Spotlight: Coober Pedy

Known as the ‘Opal Capital of the World’, Coober Pedy is a fascinating and unique mining field located 850km north of Adelaide and 680km south of Alice Springs. A visit to Coober Pedy is a must for school groups visiting Central Australia due to its unique landscape and geology, rich history, underground lifestyle and Aboriginal…

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Our top picks for New Zealand

New Zealand’s North and South islands are both full of adventure activities, Maori cultural experiences and awe-inspiring landscapes, making either option a great destination for school groups. Students explore incredible natural wonders, from ancient forests and hot springs to caves and volcanoes. Every experience is full of learning adventures where students develop general capabilities and…

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Top 5 must-do’s in Tasmania

Recently, a couple of our team members took the opportunity to visit our neighbouring state of Tasmania to see first-hand what students discover on tour… Jessica Daly, Program Associate tells us what her top 5 experiences are, provides some insightful tips, and what you can look forward to experiencing on an adventure to Tasmania! Bonorong…

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Love is in the air: Sending love to our favourite landmarks!

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day! After a year of social distancing and virtual learning, we’re ready to share our love with those landmarks we’ve missed. Say “Happy Valentine’s Day” through the Eiffel Tower, Tower of Pisa, Liberty Bell, and more. And travel themed puns… what’s not to Louvre? So download these punny…

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Your Australia: National Parks in the NT

Australia is home to the most diverse national parks in the world. With over 500 national parks spread across 28 million hectares of land, it covers nearly 4% of the country! The Northern Territory has arguably the most cultural and diverse landscapes comprising over 50 national parks, conservation areas, marine parks and nature reserves.   The mesmerising Uluru is undoubtedly the main drawcard for schools when visiting the NT. Its natural beauty and cultural significance leaves students with…

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