Educational Tours for Junior Years 7-10

Curriculum-Based Trips For Real-World Learning

An educational tour with Small World Journeys is designed to combine fun and adventure with key educational outcomes. On their trip students are able to take the knowledge they’ve learnt in the classroom and apply it to the real world. With two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and vibrant indigenous culture in our backyard, we present you with perfect places for students to investigate new environments, learn new skills and create positive learning experiences.

What to Expect From Our Educational Tours:

We’ve created trips with your classroom in mind making sure that teachers’ educational goals are being met and that students are enjoying enriching learning activities. We take the learning out of the classroom with activities like snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, walking through the Daintree Rainforest while learning from Aboriginal guides or visiting a turtle rehabilitation centre.  School excursions to Cairns and trips to Sydney are no longer boring coach tours…they are fun academic experiences that students love!


“The snorkelling is always thrilling but I really enjoyed the Indigenous experience too. [I felt] very prepared, very satisfied, good value trip. I would bring the group back next year and would be inclined to use Small World Journeys for a family holiday too!”

–Jennie W., teacher, Firbank Girls School, Melbourne, VIC (March ’18)


School Excursions Cairns and Sydney Suited to Junior Years:

School excursions to the reef

Ecosystems at Risk: Coral Reefs Study - 4 Days

4 Days / 3 Nights

Discover The Great Barrier Reef: A Fragile Ecosystem

Trips starting from: $878 per student

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Studying ecosystems at Risk at the Great barrier Reef

Ecosystems at Risk: Reef and Rainforests - 6 Days

6 Days / 5 Nights

Geography Studies at The Earth's Biodiversity Hot Spots

Trips starting from: $1596 per student

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Building Leaders - 5 Day Adventure

5 days / 4 nights

Working Together and Learning to Be A Leader

Trips starting from: $1078 per student

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Aboriginal Culture Discovery - 5 Day Adventure

5 Days / 4 Nights

Introducing Australia's Indigenous People & Culture

Trips starting from: $1048 per student

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Sustainability Studies and Tree Planting

Community Service & Sustainability - 9 Day Adventure

9 Days / 8 Nights

Service Projects and Sustainability Learning in One Fun Trip

Trips starting from: $2296 per student

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The Sydney Opera House

Sydney Art & Culture - 5 Day Adventure

5 Days / 4 Nights

Sydney's Art, Culture and History in a Fun Package

Trips starting from: $1056 per student

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Benefits to You and Your Students:

Custtick markom Tours for YOUR Budget and Goals.
Unlike large tour companies, we customise your trip to your specifications. We won’t box you into specific accommodation or sites. This is your trip.


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Risk Mtick markitigation.  We obsess over safety.  We ask ourselves, “How can we make  activities as safe as possible while still ensuring your students have fun?”  We evaluate hazards and if we determine an activity is too risky, we don’t do it.  Potential risks are identified in our risk assessment that we write & send to you.


Your Ctick markurriculum Integrated. We solicit your academic goals and then match you to one of our expert guides to whom your group is best suited. On our programs, concepts that were unclear in the classroom may come into focus with an outside instructor.


Satisfatick markction That Your Trip Helps The Environment & Community.
We commit 5% of our nett profits to local environmental and community groups AND we volunteer our time to help charities.   For more information, see 10 Ways We’re ”Sustainable”.


Geography, Science, Sustainability and Aboriginal Studies

An excursion to the tropics fits best with studies in Geography and Science. However, the trip will also fulfil organising ideas of the Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cross-curriculum priorities, making it suitable for all subject areas and year levels. You can even add elements of leadership and team-building for an excellent alternative to a school camp in Queensland.

Making Geography Cool Again

A trip to the Cairns region in Queensland with Small World Journeys works well with the Year 10 Geography Unit “Environmental Change and Management”. Your students could focus on either the Great Barrier Reef or the Wet Tropical Rainforests of the region and there are a number of diverse activities available, along with the knowledge of our guides, which examine all the National Curriculum Outcomes for this unit.

Science Everyone Can Understand

A visit to the tropics can be designed to coincide with your studies of biological or earth sciences across the different year levels. Your students will learn and discover new environments, develop their critical and creative thinking skills and be able to challenge themselves to investigate the world around them.

Geographical & Science Inquiry and Skills Learned Here

The rainforest and reef make excellent locations for diverse and interesting fieldwork which satisfies the outcomes for a geographical or scientific enquiry. On land students venture into the rainforest to collect data on tree diameter, species identification, ground and canopy cover while in the water they can use various techniques to determine reef health.

Yes, We Do Risk Assessments!

We understand that you as a teacher must ensure the safety of your students on an excursion.  We also know you must demonstrate to your principal that we have all bases covered regarding safety.  A risk assessment is done for every tour, and we evaluate risks for a full spectrum of activities: swimming, bush walking, camping, visiting national parks, etc. to less obvious risks such as riding in our vehicles, sun exposure, and the possibility of getting separated from the group.  Hazards and risks are then detailed in a comprehensive document and sent to you.

Teachers: Interested, But Don’t Know Where to Start?

Even if you don’t see your group’s interest above, chances are we can make it happen. A school trip to the Daintree?  An extended tour to the Great Barrier Reef?  A taste of Far North Queensland Indigenous culture? Our educational trips in Queensland and New South Wales are hand-crafted for those who cannot find exactly what they want from the inflexible set itineraries of large tour operators.


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