STUDY CAIRNS INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE

YOUR SEMESTER BREAK IN CAIRNS.

Work, Play or Volunteer

Spend your summer holidays exploring Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest, whilst making new friends and building your student employability experiences. When you book a program with Study Cairns, receive the following bonuses:

  • DISCOUNTED packages from $330/week
  • Put your name into the draw to WIN the rights to name a rescued green sea turtle
  • The first 500 participants will receive a FREE photo with their choice of a koala or a crocodile!
  • Become an ambassador of the rainforest
  • Volunteer or work & link your experience to a Launch U program & build your micro-credentials
  • EARN $$$$ by working on farms or in tourism and hospitality
  • Receive up to $2000 refund for your travel & work expenses if you commit to working 6+weeks on a farm*
  • Become a Citizen of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Benefit from local cafe & restaurant DISCOUNTS
  • Join our social media competition – PRIZES to be announced
  • 50 new flights/week at DISCOUNTED rates
  • FREE AusID Global personality profile – making communications, learning & your career planning a breeze

*T&Cs apply

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef region is one of the most diversely beautiful and magnificent destinations in the world. There are endless opportunities to explore the reef, the rainforest, meet with indigenous Australians or simply relax and forget about 2020.

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It has been a rough year for everyone and you might have found yourself dreaming of reconnecting with people, animals or the natural environment. Join one of our volunteer programs and gain an amazing experience while knowing you are making a difference.

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Enjoy the sunshine while earning dollars during your semester break. Local farmers are looking for enthusiastic, physically fit students who would like to earn a generous hourly wage for 3-8 weeks. Significant incentives are available for students wanting to work 6 weeks or more.

Students must have student visa work rights and be of good health and fitness to participate.

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Play or Leisure Programs

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Booking dates are flexible based on your availability.
  • Prices are based on 2 Pax.  Please ensure you are travelling with a friend.  If you will be travelling on your own, please contact us on info@studycairns.com.au so we can provide you with an additional single supplement cost.
  • Due to Covid-19, many tours are not operating daily. In lieu of giving YOU the opportunity to come on your preferred dates, we have not allocated which days of the week each tour runs. Once you book advising us of your preferred dates, you will be provided with a true and accurate itinerary with confirmed tour operational dates. I.e. they might not be in the same order as the itinerary you originally booked. Should a product become unavailable we will endeavour to provide you with a similar product or provide a full refund for that product.
  • Our booking procedure will therefore not require payment until the itinerary is finalised and sent to you. Please remember all tours are minimum of 2 for our Play or Leisure programs.
  • Please note, all participating companies are “Good to Go” and have full Covid-19 policies and procedures in place. Please be sure to abide by the tour operator’s Covid-19 procedures.

Program 1

Brisbane to Cairns by Coach
15 Days/14 nights

WAS $1,600  Campaign Price $1,499

Embark on a 15-day stunning road trip from Brisbane to Cairns travelling through the East coast of Queensland by coach. You will enjoy comfortable leather seats, free Wi-Fi, in-seat USB chargers and panoramic windows as you travel alongside one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef.

Included in your program is a 3 day/2 night Fraser Island adventure, 2 day/1 night Whitsunday Sailing adventure, 1 night at Magnetic Island that includes ferry transfers and a full day Great Barrier Reef Cruise in Cairns. Discover some of the most amazing off the beaten track experiences while experiencing regional Queensland, providing you with lifetime memories. Most accommodation and meal arrangements are at your own expense.

Direct services to Cairns are available with no stop-overs at special student rates. Please contact us for more details on info@studycarins.com.au.

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Program 2

5 NIGHTS BUDGET PACKAGE
6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS

WAS $400 Campaign Price $300

Visit Cairns to discover the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, and the Atherton Tablelands during your semester break! Our flexible package takes the stress out of finding safe, and affordable accommodation during your travels, allowing you to focus on all the amazing activities you are going to participate in while you are visiting our beautiful region!

Our accommodation package provides you with 5 nights of accommodation in a four-share dormitory at Gilligan’s hostel. The package includes two meals daily and our team can assist with arranging any of your optional tours. Gross prices for a number of tours are shown and 10% discount applies if booking via our travel partner Banora International Group.

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Program 3

ADVENTURE PLUS PACKAGE
8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

WAS $1,810 Campaign Price $1,645

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef is renowned for adventure activities.

This program combines the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef, the Atherton Tablelands and gives an exciting combination with loads of adventure! Enjoy a horse ride or ride on an ATV. Enjoy hot air ballooning as the sun rises. Feel your heart race as you experience white water rafting and enjoy the magic of the Great Barrier Reef.

You will be provided with 7 nights of accommodation in a four-share dormitory at Gilligans Backpackers Resort. The package includes two meals daily and our team can assist with arranging any optional additional tours. Gross prices for a number of tours are shown and 10% discount applies if booking via our travel partner Banora International Group.

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Program 4

ULTIMATE CAIRNS AND GBR
8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

WAS $2,000 Campaign Price $1,499

The Ultimate Cairns and Great Barrier Reef program offers participants an exclusive, luxury program, providing you with the best Far North Queensland has to offer! We have included 4-star accommodation and deluxe touring components with small numbers. Tours include the Deluxe Kuranda Tour, Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Package, Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting Tour, a one-night Farmstay experience, Walkabout Cultural Adventures, and a free Day for relaxing or for trying one of our many optional additional tours. Gross prices for a number of tours are shown and 10% discount applies if booking via our travel partner Banora International Group.

This will be the ultimate adventure of a lifetime!

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Program 5

DISCOVER CAIRNS AND GBR
8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

WAS $1,450 Campaign Price $1,295

The Discover Cairns and Great Barrier Reef program offers the ultimate in value, price, and relaxation! Included in your program is the best of Cairns! We have included accommodation, once in a lifetime adventures to the Great Barrier Reef, Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands and Australian Indigenous culture. In addition to this you will have the unique opportunity to stay with an Australian family on their farm, the ultimate experience!

Our team can assist with arranging any optional additional tours. Gross prices for a number of tours are shown and 10% discount applies if booking via our travel partner Banora International Group.

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Program 6

DISCOVER CAIRNS ON A BUDGET
8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

WAS $750 Campaign Price $665

Discover Cairns and Great Barrier Reef on a budget program offers accommodation, breakfast, and dinner daily with a trip to Fitzroy, a visit to the magnificent aquarium and a visit to the world-famous Hartley’s Crocodile adventures!

Our team can assist with arranging optional additional tours to fill in your days. Gross prices for a number of tours are shown and 10% discount applies if booking via our travel partner Banora International Group. Or enjoy lazing by the lagoon on the esplanade and joining in with one of the many free activities on offer by Cairns Regional Council.

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Volunteer Programs

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Volunteering can be physical by nature can be quite strenuous due to the tropical climate. Some of the tasks that are required of volunteers as part of the daily routine and can be repetitive. All volunteers will be required to wear protective covered in footwear such as boots.
  • Booking dates are flexible based on your availability.
  • Prices are based on 2 Pax for the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Program and the Habitat Helpers Program and 4 Pax for the Play and Volunteer Program .  Please ensure you are travelling with a friend or friends.  If you will be travelling on your own, please contact us on info@studycairns.com.au so we can provide you with an additional single supplement cost.
  • Due to Covid-19, many tours are not operating daily. In lieu of giving YOU the opportunity to come on your preferred dates, we have not allocated which days of the week each tour runs. Once you book advising us of your preferred dates, you will be provided with a true and accurate itinerary with confirmed tour operational dates. I.e. they might not be in the same order as the itinerary you originally booked. Should a product become unavailable we will endeavour to provide you with a similar product or provide a full refund for that product.
  • Our booking procedure will therefore not require payment until the itinerary is finalised and sent to you. Please remember all volunteer programs are minimum of 2 or 4 Pax.
  • Please note, all participating companies are “Good to Go” and have full Covid-19 policies and procedures in place. Please be sure to abide by the tour operator’s Covid-19 procedures.

Program 1

CAIRNS TURTLE REHABILITATION VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

SOLD OUT! Contact us directly for other programs. See Proram 3 for a one day visit to the centre.

The Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre is dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles and running education programs to raise awareness of issues faced by marine turtles through positive publicity and teaching.

This volunteer program provides you with the opportunity to assist the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre team with their conservation efforts. The Turtle Rehabilitation Volunteer Program will encompass a range of duties utilising several areas of the Fitzroy Island with experienced staff as program guides. Most volunteers will also spend time volunteering on the Reef Restoration Program and have free time exploring the Great Barrier Reef. The focus of the program projects will be marine rehabilitation, nature, sustainability, and conservation.

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Program 2

HABITAT HELPERS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
15 DAYS/14 NIGHTS

WAS $1,600 Campaign Price $1,499

The Habitat Helpers Volunteer Program is established at an interactive wildlife park, featuring guided encounters with Australian native wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos, birds, reptiles and much more.

This volunteer program provides you with the opportunity to assist the Habitat Helpers team with their conservation efforts. You will assist with the management of the wildlife park environments, animal enclosures, enrichments, and of course the animals themselves. This program is a sneak peek into the daily life of a Zookeeper in a native wildlife immersion park. The park habitats mimic the native wildlife’s natural environments and animals roam freely around you. These specialised environments need dedication to ensure they meet the highest animal welfare standards. Habitat Helpers will assist in spread our conservation message via daily park maintenance and educational tours.

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Program 3

PLAY AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

WAS $1,600 Campaign Price $1,499

Discover Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef and make a difference during your semester break. The Play and Volunteer program provides you with the opportunity to encounter some of the most amazing locations and experiences Australia has to offer including the Great Barrier Reef, Atherton Tablelands, Indigenous Culture, and Tropical Rainforest.

You will also have the opportunity to feel fulfilled by giving back and contributing to Australia’s environment and it’s native wildlife through volunteering at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, planting a tree to contribute to reforestation and collecting data on the Great Barrier Reef, contributing to the Eye on the Reef Survey.

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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FAQ’S

Work Programs

PLEASE NOTE: Work programs can be physical by nature can be quite strenuous due to the tropical climate. Some of the tasks that are required of workers as part of the daily routine and can be repetitive.

FARMING JOBS

Enjoy the sunshine while earning dollars during your semester break. Local farmers are looking for enthusiastic, physically fit students who would like to earn a generous hourly wage for 3 – 8 weeks. Jobs are available now!

Jobs include picking fruits or vegetables, working in processing factories or tending to crops.

Be reimbursed up to $2000 for working 6 weeks or more! Students must have student visa work rights and be of good health and fitness to participate.

Our package includes assistance with coordinating your job, an airport pickup, the first 2 nights of accommodation in Cairns so you can get settled as well as breakfast and dinner. We will then take you to your accommodation in the tablelands for you to commence your job.

On your days off or when you have saved money at the end of your job, enjoy Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, and the abundance of fun adventurous activities on offer!!

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HOSPITALITY / TOURISM JOBS

Enjoy the tropical region of Far North Queensland while earning dollars during your semester break. The hospitality industry is looking for enthusiastic, students who would like to earn a generous hourly wage for 3 – 8 weeks. Jobs are available now!

Jobs include café workers, waiter/waitress, bar attendant, food and beverage attendant, front office, room attendant and more.

Our package includes assistance with coordinating your job, an airport pickup, the first 2 nights of accommodation in Cairns so you can get settled as well as breakfast and dinner. We will then take you to your accommodation to commence your job.

On your days off or when you have saved money at the end of your job, enjoy Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, and the abundance of fun adventurous activities on offer!!

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WORK PROGRAM FAQ’S

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