International Groups

Middle, High School, and College Student Tours in Australia

Australia, the land of contrasts: where emerald rainforests climb coastal mountains, and then give way to kangaroo-filled savannah lands, then stretching into endless crimson outback.

An educational tour with Small World Journeys means the best of Australia’s nature, culture and action is at your feet.  Top guides offer outdoor education with an Australian twist. Have your students ever followed turtles at The Great Barrier Reef with a marine biologist? Hand-crafted a didgeridoo with an aboriginal family?  Spent the night in a wildlife park? Worked together as a team to build a raft that floats?  Performed a vertebrate transect in the rainforest?  Academic content blends seamlessly with fun, adventure and teamwork activities for unforgettable trips in Australia.

Student safety was paramount. Plenty of learning opportunities. Guides were super helpful and good people.  Accommodation was comfortable and accommodating; food was delicious! All people I interacted with were very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and had a good sense of humour. I think this is an amazing trip for students — a lot of fun and quite educational.”

–Jacob Markham, teacher, Auckland Normal Intermediate School, Auckland, New Zealand (Sep ’18)


Our trips are tailored to three different student group types:

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All-Inclusive Trips

Our multi-day educational programs include:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Expert local guides and educators
  • Ground transfers once you arrive
  • Field guides
  • Risk assessment on request
  • With every 10 paying participants, one leader or teacher travels FREE.

By taking a student tour in Australia with us, you are also helping the community and environment!  Small World Journeys donates at least 5% of its net profits to Rainforest Rescue, The Fitzroy Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, and Rosies Friends on the Street and disadvantaged youth in Cairns.

See What Our Tours Are All About:

Cairns, The Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforest

The Cairns region is the perfect starting point for programs with a focus on environment, science, geography, ecology, sustainability and social studies with two UNESCO World Heritage sites- the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropical rainforests on our doorstep. This is combined with a thriving Aboriginal culture and easy access to iconic outback make Cairns the perfect one stop destination for international groups travelling to Australia.

Sydney and Australia’s Icons

By adding a few days in Sydney you will get to see Australia from a completely different perspective- rich in culture and history your students will learn about Australia’s convict past, colonialism and the move towards multiculturalism. If it is adventure you are after then your students could learn to surf or challenge themselves by climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

Small World Journeys also caters for international university groups travelling to Australia and specialised academic programs. In the past we have designed specialised tours for universities focusing on tropical biology, marine science, sustainable eco-tourism and agriculture.

Interested, But Don’t Know Where to Start?

If you are a teacher or trip organiser planning student travel to Australia, you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve organised trips in Australia for hundreds of students, and we’d love to discuss with you your group’s objectives.


Call or email to see what we can offer your group!


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