Small World Journeys

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Small World Journeys offers eco-friendly customised educational tours for high school and middle school and university groups. Their multi-day educational trips in Australia celebrate the Aussie icons and the wonders of the natural world, led by expert guides.

Naturalist guides open up a world of wildlife. Indigenous elders teach how to craft a didgeridoo or how to find medicinal plants in the rainforest. Marine biologists teach about the wonders of the sea. Eco-lodge owners open their doors, professors lend their expertise, and educators give special talks to Small World Journeys student groups.

Educational groups are particularly well catered for; Small World Journeys offers community service projects, cultural interactions and learning opportunities that students and teachers love. Think marine biology, rainforest ecology, and indigenous culture in fun, affordable packages.

How are they eco-friendly? They pay Sustainable Travel International to offset the carbon emissions from all of their trips, and support locally-owned businesses to keep income in the community. Small World Journeys also donates to environmental and community groups such as the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and Harold's House and with help of their partner Rainforest Rescue, a five-metre square plot of rainforest is adopted in the names of each group.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Horseriding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Sustainability and Service

In Australia's far north, communities have taken great steps to protect some of the planet's best biodiversity as well as its rainforest peoples. On this educational excursion, you witness sustainability ventures in many forms: a rainforest eco-attraction, a grassroots indigenous tourism business, a wildlife rescue centre and a sailboat to the reef.

You experience natural areas, such as snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef or riding a cable car over the rainforest canopy, that are celebrated for their biodiversity and are protected because of their ecological importance. You also learn from other sources like sustainable boat tour operators and aboriginal elders the significance of sustainability and community involvement in their business ventures. Your guide provides insight into your surroundings and leads discussions throughout. A presentation from a climate change expert and a debate about a highly controversial environmental issue rounds out your sustainability studies. You also plant native trees as a way to exemplify an "eco-tourist" and leave the area a bit better than when you arrived.

Indicative rates

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$1895 $1995
Aboriginal Cultural Discovery

Far North Queensland is rich with indigenous traditions, and a confluence of cultures brings together a strinking blend of art, language, dance, food and ceremony. On this tour, you discover smiliarities in Aboriginal culture as well as vast differences among the Tjapukai, Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal and Yidinji through talks, walks and fun activities. Authentic interactions with Aboriginal people reveal their respect for land and reverence for traditions long forgotten by indigenous people in other parts of the world. Share in the discovery of a 40,000 year old culture while enjoying gorgeous natural places of the tropics.

Indicative rates

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$995 $1085
Ecosystems at Risk: Reef and Rainforest

Far North Queensland is blessed with two UNESCO World Heritage areas — The Wet Tropics (of which the Daintree Rainforest is a part) and The Great Barrier Reef–both of which contain some of the planet’s best biodiversity. On this excursion, you learn about traditional land management from Aboriginal guides in the lush Daintree rainforest, and about contemporary land management from a marine biologist at the Great Barrier Reef.

You see first-hand the impacts of both natural and human activity on these two ecosystems, and you meet people who are striving to protect both flora and fauna in these special areas. This is perhaps the best way to get your students involved in hands-on activities with two case studies: two exceptional tropical biomes.

Indicative rates

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$1195 $1295

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Straddie Camping EcoShacks

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$230 - 280
Straddie Camping offers easy access island camping on 'Minjerribah', North Stradbroke Island, just off the coast of Brisbane. Two fully equipped EcoShack offer a 'glamping' experience at the Amity Point Camping Ground.

Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel | Spa Resort

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
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From AU$185 - 400
The Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel | Spa Resort is nestled on the headland a few short steps from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by white sandy beaches and natural bushland, the Hotel is the place to be on North Stradbroke Island.

Straddie Camping

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$14.90 - 280.00
Straddie Camping offers easy access island camping on idyllic North Stradbroke Island, 'Minjerribah', just off the coast of Brisbane. With six camping grounds in three of the island's townships, Straddie Camping offers powered and unpowered sites for tents, camper trailers and caravans, as well as fully equipped cabins, and two unique 'glamping' EcoShacks.

Pandanus Palms Holiday Resort

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$280 - 360
Relax in this tropical private resort, Pandanus Palms Holiday Resort, with 30 Villas with balconies to capture breathtaking views across Moreton Island and the Coral Sea. At times, whales can clearly be seen from your balcony.

Allure Stradbroke Resort

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
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From AU$155 - 872
Allure Stradbroke Resort is always striving to offer the best accommodation experience and value on North Stradbroke Island. Their convenient location puts you on the door step to North Stradbroke Island's world class beaches, fresh water lakes and an abundance of native flora and fauna.

Samarinda Jewel By The Sea

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$180 - 340
Samarinda Jewell by the sea is located on beautiful North Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay. North Stradbroke Island is the second largest sand island in the world, with an enticing blend of pristine beaches and rugged coastal landscapes with tranquil inland lakes.

Islander Holiday Resort, The

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
From AU$92.50 - 300.00
The Islander Resort is ideally located at Point Lookout on beautiful North Stradbroke Island. Just a short walk to the beautiful beaches, clubs, hotels, shops and restaurants. There's plenty to do, see whales, dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays in their natural habitat on the breathtaking gorge walk.

Green Trees Beach House

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$300 - 550
"Green Trees" has just been beautifully renovated and made available as a holiday rental for the first time and suits a large family or perhaps two families. Located right at Point Lookout, the three level beach house features a large "Queenslander" style wrap round verandah together with an easily accessible top floor deck boasting a magnificent easterly ocean view.

Amity Shaws

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$340 - 528
Amity Shaws is a fabulous waterfront property with a private jetty centrally located in Amity village on North Stradbroke Island. The property is set in a large private fenced yard with a North/North-West aspect providing a spectacular 200 degree vista of Moreton Bay Marine Park and views to Moreton Island.

Cosy Cottages Amity Point

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$110 - 150
Cosy Cottages Amity Point is located in the heart of Amity Point. Three separate cottages all fully self-contained with great bay views. Cosy Cottages are just 30 metres from the water's edge and less than a minutes' walk to the local shop and jetty and swimming enclosure.
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