NT Learning Adventures Save and Learn Program

Friday, 23 February 2024

The NT Learning Adventures (NTLA) Save and Learn Program, run by Tourism NT, provides funding for Australian schools towards their school group travel to the Northern Territory. The current program is for travel between 1 January and 31 December 2024.

Schools need to follow a set of guidelines to be eligible to apply for funding:

  • Interstate schools need a minimum of ten students, stay in the NT for a minimum of five nights and book at least three NTLA operators - $2,000 funding available
  • NT schools need a minimum of ten students, stay in the NT for a minimum of four nights and book at least three NTLA operators - $1,600 funding available

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PACER Rebates announced for 2024

Thursday, 15 February 2024

The Australian Government's Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program provides financial assistance to support students’ on-site learning about national democratic, historical and cultural institutions in Canberra. Following the success of the 2023 program, the increased rebates will be offered again in 2024.

Your school tour must include at least three of the four mandatory PACER institutions:  the Australian Parliament House (Guided Tour), the Museum of Australian Democracy, the National Electoral Education Centre, and the Australian War Memorial.


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Lunar New Year: 2024 The Year of the Dragon

Friday, 9 February 2024

Get ready to ring in the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Dragon in 2024! Join us as we explore the vibrant celebrations, mouthwatering traditional food, and fascinating customs that make this festivity so special for families and friends across Asia.


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​Noumea beaches are now reopened to the public!​

Wednesday, 24 January 2024

The Noumea Town Hall has made the following announcement:

Swimming will be authorized at Lemon Bay beach and on all Noumea beaches from Wednesday December 6, with the exception of the Château Royal beach. From December 8, a temporary net will secure this area allowing it to reopen. This temporary system will be replaced by an anti-shark barrier at the end of March 2024. Outside of the above secure areas, swimming and water activities will be authorized at users' own risk on all beaches and islets of Nouméa. As a reminder, swimming is still allowed on the beach on Amedee Island. Start planning your next beach visit in Noumea!


2024 School Term & Holiday Dates

Wednesday, 24 January 2024

We've compiled this comprehensive list of the 2024 school term and holiday dates throughout Australia, ensuring you're all set to blend learning with unforgettable experiences.


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New Caledonia Teacher Training Trip 2023

Sunday, 1 October 2023

On the 26th September 2023 a group of French language teachers from around Australia departed for G.E.T’s New Caledonia Teacher Training Trip. Our group of eleven spent four days travelling around Noumea gaining first-hand knowledge of what it’s like for our students to experience a G.E T French Language Tour in New Caledonia. From cultural centres, local markets, French language classes, and a day trip to Amedee Island, our teacher group were immersed in the culture, sights and smells of New Caledonia and created lasting memories. 


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Bonjour! Exciting news for French Language Teachers

Friday, 1 September 2023

It’s back – after three and a half years, Aircalin has announced that it will resume its direct flights from Melbourne to Noumea. From Friday 8th December Aircalin will operate three flights per week from Melbourne to Noumea, with return flights on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

What’s NEW?

  • Operating a brand-new Airbus A320Neo's
  • State of the art seating
  • Latest LED HD Touch screen TVs with more than 90 programs
  • USB socket to charge electronic devices
  • 23kg of luggage, meals and beverages are included
  • ONLY 3 hours and 35 minutes travel time!

PACER introduces new Canberra attractions

Monday, 13 July 2020

The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program is an Australian Government initiative that provides financial assistance to support students’ on-site learning about national democratic, historical and cultural institutions in Canberra.

PACER approved national institutions include the Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the & National Electoral Education Centre, and the Australian War Memorial.

There are now a further two national institutions, as well as a new exhibition from the National Museum of Australia, that may be added to your school excursion.


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The Economic and Social Impact of Student Travel

Friday, 10 July 2020

Have you wondered about the overall impact of travel on students and the world around them? Research consistently backs up the importance and value of students setting out to see the world.


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Why travel credits are being offered rather than refunds and when refunds are being issued why they are taking so long to be processed?

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

There has been a lot of debate recently on why travel credits are being issued rather than refunds and when refunds are being issued why they are taking so long to be processed. 

The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) represents the land supply sector of the Australian travel agencies. Their members, who include tour operators, wholesalers and destination experts, create, supply and deliver the travel products sold online and through travel agencies. 

COVID-19 has clipped all our wings and has devastated the global travel and tourism industry. With this has come certain challenges for both consumers and the industry. 


In this video CATO chair Dennis Bunnik provides the answers as to why travel credits are being offered rather than refunds and when refunds are being issued why they are taking so long to be processed. The purpose of this video is to provide greater understanding of the processes and systems behind the scenes that the industry is tackling to unravel the millions of holiday bookings (or educational tour bookings) that have had to be cancelled due to COVID.


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