News & Updates

This is the place we share tour news and our favourite travel tips. Insights into the countries we take students to explore and advice for teachers planning their next travel adventure can be found here. Usually, these are the sorts of things that inspired us to start travelling in the first place.

Why children should travel

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The benefits of travelling are invaluable as a mother explains. 

This touching adventure starts when a mother (Evie) decided to quit her job, pack up her home and travel around the world with her 8-year-old daughter (Emmie). The adventure highlights the top reasons why travel is so enriching for children and is an inspiring story which has been followed by over 100,000 people on their Instagram page and blog.


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NEW G.E.T branding for NT coaches

Monday, 3 September 2018

G.E.T Educational Tours are pleased to partner with NT Tourism and Victorian Touring Coaches on the new 2019 ‘NT Learning Adventure’ program.

Sending more than 25 groups each year to the Northern Territory and growing, our NEW coach branding will stand out when you see us on the road. These tours are a great way for students to learn about our desert landscapes, native wildlife and the indigenous community while building team bonding skills and independence. Explore our range of Northern Territory programs available and contact us to begin organising your next tour!


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Kyoto Accommodation Tax

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Starting from 1 October 2018, the City of Kyoto will start charging an accommodation tax. This applies to guests staying at all types of accommodations located in the city of Kyoto and ranges from 200 to 1000 yen per person per night, depending on the accommodation fee. 


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Great seeing you at the Science Leaders Conference

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Thank you to all the teachers who visited our stand at the Science Leaders Conference Victoria last Friday 27th July at Quantum Victoria. We had a great time presenting our experiential STEM programs and highlighting our recent partnership with ASTA, the Australian Science Teachers Association. 

It was lovely to meet many current clients of G.E.T as well as new ones. If you have any tour requests or enquiries, please contact us and one of our dedicated account managers will assist with your enquiry.


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Experience French Language Classes at CREIPAC

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

In a stunning location in the heart of the South Pacific, CREIPAC has been offering French language lessons since 1992 and is Noumea's leading language school. CREIPAC offer group lessons in small classes for all ages and language levels and their lessons are tailored to your students’ needs. 

Watch the video about CREIPAC which students from Brighton Grammar School participated in while on a recent tour organised by G.E.T Educational Tours.


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Lilla Community Camp Site - NT tours

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

If your school is planning a tour to Central Australia, check out what it is like for students at the Lilla Community Camp Site, an aboriginal outstation community located in the Watarrka National Park.

We have a range of Northern Territory tours to choose from which can be tailored to suit your curriculum requirements and include various sites and attractions such as Uluru, Kata Tjuta National Park and Kings Canyon.


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International Tourist Tax - Japan

Monday, 2 July 2018

Effective from Monday, 7th January 2019, passengers travelling out of Japan will pay a 1,000 yen departure tax to expand and enhance the country’s tourist infrastructure. Travellers meeting certain conditions, such as “children under the age of 2” and “those leaving Japan on or after January 7, 2019, using an air ticket issued before January 7, 2019,” are exempt.


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IMPORTANT SECURITY UPDATE - International Travellers

Monday, 25 June 2018

From June 30 2018, passengers departing from Australian international airports must presented all powders separately for inspection at the international security checkpoint. This includes everything from cosmetics – such as powdered foundation, blush and other similar items – through to baby formula, ground or powdered coffee, sugar, spices and more.

Further restrictions apply to ‘inorganic powders’, which the Australian Government defines as “a powder not consisting of, or derived from, living matter”, like salt, sand, talcum powder, powdered deodorant, foot powder, detergents and cleaning products. These products will need to be carried in a container no larger than 350 millilitres or 350 grams.


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G.E.T are proud sponsors of Story Dogs

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Story Dogs is a growing not-for-profit organisation who provide individual reading sessions to school students with the aid of a sponsored dog. Nationally, Story Dogs is growing at 45% and should deliver around 72,000 reading sessions and reach more than 2,000 children each week. 

G.E.T Educational Tours have been proud sponsors of Story Dogs since 2016 and after seeing the wonderful work and improvement they have had on children literacy skills, encourage more people and organisations to become a sponsor or donate to this worthy charity.


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EXCLUSIVE TEACHER OFFER!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Book your 2019 tour and receive your complimentary Global SIM card

G.E.T Educational Tours is pleased to announce an exclusive Global SIM card offer for teachers who book and deposit 2019 International tours by 21-09-2018*.

Valued at $189 you will receive:

  •  UP TO 3GB DATA PACK - DESTINATION SPECIFIC (Value $105)
  •  $50 CREDIT (For phone calls etc.)
  • 30 DAY WIFI PASS (Value $15)
  • Global SIM Card (Value $19)

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