Student Summer Holiday Campaign

 STUDY CAIRNS INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE

YOUR SEMESTER BREAK IN CAIRNS

Work, Play and Volunteer

Spend your summer holidays exploring Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest, whilst making new friends and building your student employability experiences with Play, Volunteer and Work Prorams.

As an international student studying in Queensland, you will receive special discount packages including accommodation, airport transfers and most meals starting at $330 for 5 days! If you have found a different package elsewhere that you’d like to book – let us know and we will try to give you a better rate!

BONUSES! – Scroll down to see all the Bonus Offers available when you book a Play, Volunteer or Work Program with Study Cairns (Terms & Conditions apply).

Play

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.

Volunteer

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.

Work

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.

Join a Program to receive these bonuses!

 

Launch U

Collect professional experiences and launch your global career while building micro-credentials with the Launch U program.

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Launch U is designed for students looking to gain international business experience and Queensland businesses looking to tap into a diverse pool of talented students.

Launch U gives you access to online and face-to-face professional experiences designed to develop your professional capabilities. You can log your own experiences or choose from the talent and employability experiences currently available in Queensland.

Capture your experiences within the Launch U Portfolio, obtain your Queensland Government backed micro-credential and launch your global career.

 

Name a Turtle

WIN the rights to name a rescued green sea turtle at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, where sick and injured turtles are rehabilitated.

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Whether you are part of a volunteer program or not, each student will be given the opportunity to put their name into the draw to WIN the rights to name a rescued green sea turtle!

Green Sea Turtles are one of the largest sea turtles and the only herbivore amongst the different species. Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles.

Friend of the Rainforest

Become a Friend of the Rainforest and forge strong connections with the Cairns region and its natural beauty.

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Each student will have the option to become an ambassador of the rainforest, allowing them to maintain a connection to our region. Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation which has been protecting and restoring rainforests since 1999. Rainforest Rescue projects re-establish rainforests through planting, maintenance and restoration programs, as well as purchasing and protecting high conservation value rainforest and preserving its biodiversity.

Wildlife Selfies

The first 500 students to sign up to the Summer Program will receive a photo opportunity with a crocodile or koala.

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The first 500 participants will receive a FREE PHOTO with their choice of a koala or a crocodile! The voucher can be collected at the Student Hub (93-105 Lake St Cairns) and is redeemable throughout your stay at one of three locations. Students must provide student ID.

Earn Dollars

Participate in the Work Program to gain employment and earn money. 

Expenses Refunded

Receive up to $2,000 refund for your travel and work expenses if you commit to working 6 or more weeks on a farm.

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There are many jobs available in the Cairns region on local farms, in hotels, on tour boats or in restaurants and bars. Earn money to cover your rent back home and your holiday in Cairns! You may receive up to $2,000 refund for your travel and work expenses if you commit to working 6 or moreweeks on a farm. (Terms and Conditions apply)

Citizens of Great Barrier Reef

Become a Citizen of the Great Barrier Reef and commit to a brighter future for our reef!

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The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. Each student will have the option to become a Citizen of the Great Barrier Reef and commit to a brighter future for our reef!

Student Discounts

Students receive discounts at Cairns cafes and restaurants.

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There are hundreds of restaurants and cafes in Cairns waiting to showcase their cuisine! Show your student card and receive discounts.

Flight Discounts

50 new flights per week to Cairns are available at a special discounted rate. Ask for more info!

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There is no excuse! Flights to Cairns are discounted, but we also have coach packages and train packages to get you to Cairns from other Australian locations – so chose your mode of transport, a leisure package, apply for a job and get to Cairns NOW!

AusID Global App

Access the AusID Global app FREE to get a uniquely Australian personality profile.  

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Every student will have the ability to access the AusID Global app for FREE which will provide them with a uniquely Australian personality profile.  This will assist in improving communications with friends, families, learning in the classroom and your career capabilities.

Social Media Competition #1

Join Study Cairns’ Social Media competition to be rewarded for your photographs and WIN fantastic prizes.

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To participate in the Study Cairns social media competition REMEMBER TO TAG @studycairns and/or #studycairns in your posts. Study Cairns will choose three photos to WIN the following prizes:

1st Prize – $250 Woolworths voucher

2nd Prize – $150 Woolworths voucher

3rd Prize – $100 Woolworths voucher

The winning photographs will be decided upon by an independent judging panel on 30 April 2021 and winners announced via social media. The judges decision is final. No limits apply to the number of entries per person however you must include @studycairns #studycairns and #summergreat so we are aware of the entry!

Social Media Competition #2

Be a part of TTNQ’s #summergreat campaign and possibly get paid for your amazing photos from the Cairns region.

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Participate in the #summergreat campaign and potentially get paid for taking some amazing photos while you visit the Cairns region!  Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) are on the search to purchase photos that showcase people experiencing moments of summer greatness to include in both paid and owned marketing activity. So embrace the rain, chase waterfalls, keep an eye out for wildlife, dine on local produce or dive into the Great Barrier Reef this summer and share your content with us by using the hashtag #summergreat and tagging @studycairns on Instagram or Facebook.

Your imagery should convey the transformative effect that Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has on you!  To do this, imagery selections should:

  • Be authentic
  • Represent a moment
  • Show experiences set against nature
  • Be emotive
  • Be genuine
  • Focus on people inside the destination
  • Avoid oversaturated or overly-staged creative

For more information on content guidelines, visit TTNQ’s brand book.

 

Play or Leisure Programs

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Booking dates are flexible based on your availability.
  • Prices are based on two people.  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 two people 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.

Program 2

5 nights Budget Package

6 Days/5 nights                                                      

WAS $400  Campaign Price $330

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.

 

Program 3

Adventure PLUS package

8 Days/7 nights

WAS $1,810  Campaign Price $1,645

Cairns and 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.

Program 4

Ultimate Cairns and Great Barrier Reef

8 Days/7 nights

WAS $2,000  Campaign Price $1,845

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!

Program 5

Discover Cairns and Great Barrier Reef

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.

Program 6

Discover Cairns on a budget

8 Days/7 nights

WAS $750  Campaign Price $665

Discover Cairns and the 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.

 

Program 7

Reef and Farm Experience

4 Days/3 nights

WAS $550  Campaign Price $500

Discover Cairns, Green Island, a magnificent Island located on the Great Barrier Reef and a magnigicent working cattle farm located on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands on your 4day/3night Far North Queensland adventure. 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. 

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

WAS $1,150 Campaign Price $1,080

limited availability

 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.

Program 2

Habitat Helpers Volunteer Program

15 Days/14 nights

WAS $2,500  Campaign Price $2,300

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.

Program 3

Play and Volunteer

8 Days/7 nights

WAS $1,590  Campaign Price $1,460

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.

Program 4

Rainforest & Wildlife Warriors Volunteer Program

14 Days/13 nights

WAS $2,400  Campaign Price $2,200

The Rainforest & Wildlife Warriors Volunteer Program is established at two different family owned interactive wildlife parks, which offers rainforest, wildlife, and cultural experiences to the public.

This is your opportunity to assist the Rainforest & Wildlife Warriors team with our conservation efforts.  The focus of the program projects will be rainforest, nature and wildlife. Help with the management of the rainforest environments, animal enclosures, enrichments and of course the animals themselves. The Rainforest & Wildlife Warriors Program will encompass a range of duties utilising several areas of Rainforestation Nature Park and Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome both owned by the CaPTA Group, with experienced staff as program guides. 

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 $385 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!!

Terms and Conditions apply.

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 $385 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!!

Terms and Conditions apply.

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