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The Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest – Fully Supervised Trip!

International Student tour program from New Zealand to Cairns, Australia

Foreign students studying in Australia – here is your holiday! This fully supervised tour introduces you to the tropical rainforest and The Great Barrier Reef. Coming alone? No worries! This is a perfect way to meet other international exchange students. You swim under waterfalls, meet the locals at an outback cattle station, learn about Aboriginal culture and hold a koala – great for photos. You get to snorkel the outer Great Barrier Reef and stay in the rainforest but on the beach where there is a nightly campfire! This student trip is an absolute must for students who want to experience Australia’s best highlights.

Tropical Adventure for International Students

Looking for a holiday you can attend on your own to meet other foreign students? Look no further. Our fun holiday programs are designed for international high school students and for uni students studying in Australia. Our trips offer Australia’s highlights: The Great Barrier Reef, outback and Daintree Rainforest in Queensland. Days are spent meeting Australian wildlife, meeting Aboriginal people and cowboys and discovering the beauty of the rainforests and Great Barrier Reef . Nights are spent doing things like playing get-to-know-you games, laser tag, or having a bonfire on an outback cattle station.

Want to know more? Contacts Us, Email us info@learningjourneys.co.nz or reserve a place

No Long Bus Rides, All Fun!

Our fully guided holiday programs (in Queensland) for exchange students include: Clean, safe accommodation Awesome activities in Australia’s best places Fun evening activities Meals in restaurants to sample local cuisine A chance to meet other international students No long bus rides!


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International student holiday program to Cairns, Australia

Trip Length: 6 days / 5 nights
Begins/Ends: Cairns, Australia
Cost: $1795 NZD including GST Pricing

Trip Fees Include:

 All activities as described in the itinerary
 Cairns airport transfers
 Transportation to activities
 Small World Journeys guides Days 1-6 – totally supervised tour
 3 nights at Cairns central hotel (2, 3 or 4 share rooms with private bathroom)*
 1 night Outback Cattle Station (basic single gender dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms)*
 1 night Daintree Rainforest cabins (4-share dorm-style rooms with private bathrooms)*
 All continental breakfasts
 All lunches
 3 dinners
 Snacks
 Mask, fins, and snorkel hire for Great Barrier Reef trip
 Lycra/wet suit hire
 101 Animals of the Great Barrier Reef field guide for each student
 Small World Journeys reusable BPA free water bottle and cloth shopping bag
 National Park and Marine Park taxes and levies
 Carbon offsetting through Sustainable Travel International (STI)

Trip Fees Exclude:
 International & domestic airfare
 1 dinner on arrival day and 1 dinner on day 3
 Personal expenses (phone, laundry, internet, etc.)

 Travel insurance (highly recommended)
 Professional photo with a koala, snake or crocodile ($20 AUD)

**Small World Journeys reserves the right to change the order of activities for logistical reasons.


Sign Up Deadline: Monday, 19 March 2018

Sign up by 19 March 2018 for April holiday trip, 14-19 April 2018 

Question 1: Why do students choose to tour with Learning Journeys?

  • We, have been awarded a Qualmark accreditation, unlike many of our competitors in this market. This is the result of a rigorous independent assessment of the quality of our product, processes and risk management.
  • We are also full members of New Zealand’s Tourism Export Council.
  • We are a well-known company with many 15 years’ experience with students.
  • Our groups on long tours are small and friendly (around 20 rather than 40) so we can easily make sure everyone is having a great time.
  • We stay in quality hostels, with bedding provided in private rooms, rather than camping and braving the elements.
  • On long tours, all breakfasts and all dinners are included but one. 90% of dinners are in restaurants.
  • All activities are INCLUDED in prices, except things like bungy, so what you see is what you get. Your programme will be full even if you have no extra money to spend on activities.
  • Our tour managers are experienced professionals.
  • We hold a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for our cruise ship tours. Our cruise ship clients unanimously rate their tours 5/5 (see www.cruisetauranga.com). (We can’t put Learning Journeys on Trip Advisor because companies offering multi-day tours are excluded)

Question 2: Can Learning Journeys help arrange airfares?

  • For individual bookings, call our office between 9 am and 2 pm on week days for help booking internal flights. You will need to provide a credit card number. For group bookings on internal flights, please email your requirements and we will get back to you with some choices.

Question 3: What happens when we arrive at the airport at the start of a tour?

  • You will be met at a prearranged meeting point by your Learning Journeys guide(s) who will look after you and your new friends for the whole of your tour.

Question 4: What is your safety record like?

  • Our safety record is outstanding. Safety is absolutely our number one concern at all times. We do everything in our power to make sure each trip is as safe as it can possibly be.
  • We do risk assessments for every excursion we run.
  • We only use adventure activity accredited operators for specialist activities
  • We carry a first aid kit in our vehicles, as well as on the guide's person when in remote areas.
  • All guides are certified in first aid and CPR.
  • We give every student a card with emergency numbers and safety information on it to carry, and we review safety measures as part of our orientation and as appropriate throughout the trip.
  • Our guides are all police-vetted.
  • Our transport safety is rated 5 star by Land Transport New Zealand
  • We evaluate and re-evaluate the safety of each of our destinations and activities, and we always reserve the right to modify or cancel an itinerary if the guide feels that conditions are unsafe.
  • We will gladly provide a risk management assessment specific to your trip on request.
  • Learning Journeys' staff also adhere to a comprehensive Risk Management Strategy.

Question 6: What does it mean that Learning Journeys displays the Qualmark symbol

  • Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. Qualmark makes it easy for travellers to select high quality places to stay, things to do, and ways to get around. When you see a business displaying the Qualmark symbol you can be assured that the business has met stringent quality standards and environmental criteria - earning New Zealand tourism’s official quality mark.
    1. You will have a great tourism experience
    2. You can book with confidence
    3. The business operates in an ethical, professional and environmentally sustainable way
    4. The business has the required systems and policies for a safe and happy holiday in New Zealand

Question 7: Why should we purchase travel insurance?

  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for your protection. Should a participant need to cancel their trip for any reason, our cancellation policy applies. However, travel insurance protects any loss they may experience should s/he or an immediate family member become ill or sustain an injury that prevents them from going on the trip.

Question 8: What is the educational value of these trips?

  • Travel broadens your horizons, encourages you to try new experiences, challenges your view of the world and increases your tolerance and understanding of other cultures.
  • Your social skills and capacity for empathy grow as you travel in a group, share accommodation, meals and new experiences and learn that not everyone perceives the world and reacts the same way.
  • Your guides are not only there to look after you, to support you through a programme that may be challenging as well as highly enjoyable, but also to provide information to enrich your experience of each new place and activity.


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Cairns tour summary
Tour length   6 days/ 5 nights  
Begins Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Ends Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Tour date 29 September - 4 October 2018
Price $1795 per person, including GST

Day 1  
Arrive in Cairns
Day 2 
Waterfalls and Outback Cattle Station
Day 3 
Farm Activities and River Rafting
Day 4 
Aboriginal Cultural Park, Crocodile & Wildlife Farm, Daintree Rainforest
Day 5 
Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling, Evening Laser tag game
Day 6 
Depart Cairns