The best way to learn and improve your English Language is on a Travel & Learn Study Tour of Australia. We work in partnership with Australia’s finest Educational Institutions to complement your Language Study and make English fun and interactive in a safe Learning Environment
With our specifically designed itinerary, you will have a beautiful and exciting holiday with a combination of General English Conversation being taught whilst we Travel around the Country of Australia. Click “Itinerary” tab for more detailed tour information.
We begin our adventure early, travelling southeast through the Dandenong Ranges and pastoral landscape of Victoria to Wilsons Promontory National Park. On the way we discuss the many different ways of expressing and describing the countryside. See how the river meanders through the fields as it journeys to the ocean. Discuss the difference between ON the bus and IN the forest. The possibilities are endless and as changeable as the landscape around. We spend the entire afternoon in the National Park, exploring the spectacular granite rock formations, coastal flora, native wildlife (including emus and wombats), golden beaches and watching the ocean of Bass Strait pound on to the Australian mainland’s most Southerly point. We look at the way the land slopes gently up to the sky; look at the cliffs dropping suddenly down to the beautiful beach. You will need many adjectives to describe the natural wonders of Wilsons Prom. Finally, we stay overnight at Foster; a small, but pretty town known for its dairy farming.
Day 2 - Wilsons Promontory to Snowy River Country
After breakfast we travel through the farming land of the East Gippsland and on the way we discuss the many types of agriculture – Dairy, beef cattle, sheep and even alpaca farming. We show examples of the different products that come from these industries such as wool, leather and milk and then stop at a small country café for lunch and try a little local cheese and organic produce. After lunch we visit a small country school where we can practice English with the children and learn about the Australian Education system. This will be an amazing cultural exchange as all participants are encouraged to share a little something of themselves in “Show and Tell”. On to Ninety Mile Beach and Buchan, where huge limestone caves lie beneath the woodlands. Stay overnight in picturesque ‘Highland Country’.
Day 3 - Snowy River Country
Arriving in the Snowy River High Country, we stretch our legs on a guided 2-3 hour hike and discuss the different types of flora and fauna. Then a visit to some of the historical sights to learn about the famous Australian mountain cattlemen and the legend of “The Man From Snowy River” that Banjo Patterson memorialised in his famous poem. We enjoy a hearty dinner and in the evening, search for Aussie wildlife on an interpretive night walk to look at the stars and the many nocturnal creatures. Learn to spot the Southern Cross that appears on the Australian flag and perhaps spot a Powerful owl, the largest of Australia’s night-time predators.
Day 4 - Snowy River Country to Jindabyne
Wake up bright and early for the spectacular scenic drive through Snowy River National Park, crossing the border of New South Wales, the mighty Snowy River and into Kosciuszko NP. Alpine scenery comes with its own vocabulary so we will discuss all the concepts such as snow, ice, global warming, skiing, mountain climbing, crevasses, glaciers and making snowmen. We arrive in Jindabyne in time for an early lunch, and then visit the Jindabyne Cultural Centre where we learn about the original inhabitants of this fascinating area. In the afternoon, we travel to Charlotte Pass (seasonal) to view the peak of Mt Kosciuszko (the highest point in Australia) and also hike along an alpine track to the glacial blue lake. During winter we will ‘snow hike’ or ski (at own expense – weather permitting). Dinner and overnight accommodation is included at the Lake Jindabyne Hotel, where you’ll get to enjoy the mountain life; perhaps a sauna, or drink at the bar while taking in the magnificent view of the lake.
Day 5 - Jindabyne
Today we take a break from travelling and spend some time just relaxing. You can try one of the following optional activities (all at own expense): canoeing, water skiing (seasonal), horse riding or mountain bike riding through the beautiful Snowy River country or just take it easy with a nice walk or a swim.
Day 6 – Jindabyne to Canberra
We travel on to Cooma for morning tea then Australia’s capital, Canberra to check out Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin and stunning views from Mt Ainsley. We visit the National Museum of Australia where you can see Phar Lap’s heart and learn about Australia’s history and then to the National Gallery where a discussion of art opens up all sorts of possibilities. We stay overnight and take a night cruise on a ferry on Lake Burley Griffin.
Day 7 - Canberra to Sydney
On our last day we drive to Lake George to visit a wind farm. The Lake is often dry but in 2010 it has started filling again for the first time since 2002 so it is a good chance to discuss the drought in Australia and the harshness of the climate. The wind farm is just one of the ways of adapting to the changing climate. Then we move on to a local winery for a guided tour and an explanation of the wine-making process. Afterwards we enjoy lunch and taste some of the local produce. Then it’s on to Goulburn, home of the giant merino, for a little souvenir shopping and finally as the sun sinks slowly in the sky, we wind our way through the Southern Highlands to Sydney.
Above is our well-designed, suggested itinerary, feel free to contact us to discuss your own itinerary and options.
Optional extras include upgrade of accommodation and meals package
Optional extra tours at extra expense
Seasonal variances, have own Travel Insurance
Hotel/Motel and Dorm Accommodation for 6 nights
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, most Lunch
English speaking and internationally qualified teacher