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We love talking about ourselves. But unlike a horrible blind date who yammers on and on, we actually have some noteworthy things to say that might interest you. Details on cool new community service projects, innovative citizen science programs, and discussions on hot topics are all on the menu on our News Page. And since we know you like us so much, we might even slip in a humble brag about the latest award Small World Journeys has won.

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7 Teacher Tips To Make Your Excursion Easier

7 Teacher Tips To Make Your Excursion Easier

What separates the good school excursion teachers from the excellent ones? It is just a matter of organisational tricks up their sleeves. Our teachers have found that over the years, school group trips can be made easier by any or all of the following tips.
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Tourism Customer Service Award to Our Star Deb

Tourism Customer Service Award to Our Star Deb

When it comes to customer service, Small World Journeys' Groups Coordinator Deb Ieiri shows 'em who's boss. Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ)--who crowned Deb as the best in customer service--thinks so too.
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Students Helping Aboriginal Women

Students Helping Aboriginal Women

By most socio-economic indicators, Aboriginal (and Torres Strait Islander) communities are the most disadvantaged groups in Australia.  Women in many of these remote communities also face special challenges—one major one is the inability to source affordable feminine hygiene products.  Here’s how our groups are supporting them.
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Our Thoughts (and Actions) on “Is the Reef Dying?”

Our Thoughts (and Actions) on “Is the Reef Dying?”

Is the Great Barrier Reef dying?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we get by our student groups and their teachers. The answer? Yes and no. It’s complicated. It depends on who you talk to.
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Refugee Teaches Students More Than Just Cooking

Refugee Teaches Students More Than Just Cooking

We welcome Sohad to our growing family of Small World Journeys presenters. Sohad lived for years in a refugee camp in Iraq and is originally from Palestine in The Middle East. Sohad is teaching our students how to prepare a delicious meal from her home country, but students are learning way more than how to simply cook a meal.
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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Small World Wins Tourism Award

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Small World Wins Tourism Award

At the Queensland Tourism Awards in Brisbane, we showed up in our fancy dresses, belted out You’re The Voice, and then ran up to the stage to collect a tourism award! What a thrill to be honoured for what we do.
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Recycling the “Un-Recyclable”

Recycling the “Un-Recyclable”

Ideally, we’d all be using products that could be re-used or at least recycled. Sadly, we live in a throw away world. Millions of everyday items— like toothbrushes and pens—end up in landfills each year.  Terracycle hopes to change that, and here’s how Small World Journeys is supporting them.
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Awards & Achievements
Tourism Customer Service Award to Our Star Deb

Tourism Customer Service Award to Our Star Deb

When it comes to customer service, Small World Journeys' Groups Coordinator Deb Ieiri shows 'em who's boss. Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ)--who crowned Deb as the best in customer service--thinks so too.
Read More
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Small World Wins Tourism Award

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Small World Wins Tourism Award

At the Queensland Tourism Awards in Brisbane, we showed up in our fancy dresses, belted out You’re The Voice, and then ran up to the stage to collect a tourism award! What a thrill to be honoured for what we do.
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Community Initiatives
Students Helping Aboriginal Women

Students Helping Aboriginal Women

By most socio-economic indicators, Aboriginal (and Torres Strait Islander) communities are the most disadvantaged groups in Australia.  Women in many of these remote communities also face special challenges—one major one is the inability to source affordable feminine hygiene products.  Here’s how our groups are supporting them.
Read More
Recycling the “Un-Recyclable”

Recycling the “Un-Recyclable”

Ideally, we’d all be using products that could be re-used or at least recycled. Sadly, we live in a throw away world. Millions of everyday items— like toothbrushes and pens—end up in landfills each year.  Terracycle hopes to change that, and here’s how Small World Journeys is supporting them.
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Environmental Initiatives
Our Thoughts (and Actions) on “Is the Reef Dying?”

Our Thoughts (and Actions) on “Is the Reef Dying?”

Is the Great Barrier Reef dying?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we get by our student groups and their teachers. The answer? Yes and no. It’s complicated. It depends on who you talk to.
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Students Helping Aboriginal Women

Students Helping Aboriginal Women

By most socio-economic indicators, Aboriginal (and Torres Strait Islander) communities are the most disadvantaged groups in Australia.  Women in many of these remote communities also face special challenges—one major one is the inability to source affordable feminine hygiene products.  Here’s how our groups are supporting them.
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We Include Everything But Foot Rubs

Of course our tours include accommodation, meals, transport and activities,
but we think you and your students deserve more than just these basics.
We throw in extra goodies like a regional field guide for each student, an
adopted plot of rainforest for the group if you visit the Daintree, reusable
cloth shopping bags and water bottles, yummy snacks, and a donation in your
group’s name to Reef Restoration Foundation. And who knows? If you’re
really nice we might even rub your feet.

Community
Service Projects

Lodging that is safe,
central and family
owned when possible.
Activities that you
won’t find anywhere
else.

Risk
Assessments

We evaluate hazards on your trip so it can be as safe as possible while still being fun.

Aboriginal
Perspectives on
Every Tour

We include activities or talks with Traditional Owners on every trip we offer.

Citizen
Science Projects

Collecting data on and studying ecosystems at risk are important learning tools on our trips.

Activities Found
Nowhere Else

We offer totally unique activities and talks
like our Sustainability Amazing Race, Environmental Debates,
and Cuisine & Culture with a refugee.

Reef student field guide

Goodies!

We give your students field guides, re-usable water bottles, cloth shopping bags and donation certificates to rainforest and reef charities.

We do custom trips!

Still haven’t found exactly what you are looking for? All our tours are fully customisable and can be catered to suit your time-frame, student interests and budget. A geography excursion to the Great Barrier Reef? A biology excursion to the Daintree Rainforest? An Aboriginal culture excursion? 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.

If you are looking for a science trip, ecology trip, Aboriginal culture, or just a sample of the best of Australia – we can help.

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