Local Tours

Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane Study Tours

Take Your Study Tour Program to the Next Level

Study Tours Homestay BookingsHomestay bookings also offers you a complete Study Tour support service with Home Stay, PLUS Airport collection and departure as well as local tours and excursions for your groups in the one package.  By packing these products together you can get improved pricing and much less preparation and management time is required by your team.

Packages can be quoted and booked with your study tour booking.  We remove the hard work so you and your group can have more time for fun! *terms and conditions apply with minimum number requirements on most tours.

These school activities tours available are shown below:

  • Seaworld Tour Homestay BookingsSea World Gold Coast Australia can easily be incorporated in a Educational Study, Homestay Excursion Package – “Sea World’s exciting new education programs will see students delve into a world discovery and fun, as they learn about environmental issues, including sustainability and animal welfare.  Our educational programs are year level aligned with the Australian Curriculum, and aim to provide students with important knowledge and understanding of how our fragile environment can be preserved in the hands of future generations.
  • Warner Brothers Tour Homestay BookingsWarner Bros Movie World  can easily be incorporated in a Educational Study, Homestay Excursion Package – “Warner Bros. Movie World is proud to present our exciting new programs for Physics, Media Arts, Drama and Tourism! See students apply their knowledge and understanding of physics to real world experiences with our exceptional Physics programs. In an educational program like no other, students will have the opportunity to learn all about the science behind our world class rides and attractions at this iconic Gold Coast Theme Park.Teachers will be provided with work booklets, as well as task and assessment sheets aligned with the Australian Curriculum, which are year level specific. Our Media Arts program uses up-and-coming modern technology, including virtual reality, to allow the students to engage in an authentic experience, with exclusive behind the scenes interactions with industry professionals.”
  • Outback Spectacular Homestay BookingsAustralian Outback Spectacular A great evening out with your homestay / study program – “Discover the heart and soul of the Aussie outback during a school excursion to Australian Outback Spectacular. Students may participate in a Behind the Scenes Tour prior to show commencing.  With three course dinner and drinks plus more drama, action, humour and excitement than ever before, Australia’s favourite dinner and show is more than a night out – it’s an experience steeped in courage, tradition and daring Australian spirit.
  • Paradise Country Tours Homestay BookingsParadise Country perfect for a study tour homestay based tour package – “Paradise Country’s Australian Curriculum based programs will see students immersed in an authentic experience that reflects traditional farm life and explores the history of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and its wildlife. The programs will engage students in a range of activities including sheep shearing, damper tasting and gold and opal mining*. Students will have the unique opportunity to interact with our native Australian animals including dingoes, koalas, kangaroos and snakes.”
  • Stradbroke Island Tours Study Tours HomestayStraddie Adventures – “activities include Kayaking, Snorkelling and Sandboarding.   Ideal activities for combining outdoor fun with marine, mangrove or eco system studies. Straddie Adventures have specialised in providing activities for school groups since 1998. Our team of qualified instructors focus on safety, education, team building, and, of course, fun!
  • Dreamworld Tours Study ToursDreamworld – “There are so many worlds of fun and learning when your students explore Dreamworld. There’s a huge range of educational programs to choose from, and tailored options are available.  There’s a huge range of educational programs to choose from, and tailored options are available. Dreamworld is also a great excursion venue for leisure or reward days and end of year break-ups“.
  • Adventure Tours, Study Tours, HomestaySunrover Tours – “Sunrover Tours have been operating in Qld Parks & Wildlife systems and environmental education destinations for over 20 years. Sunrover, a family owned tour company provides nature based adventure tours and are one of a few operators with permits to Fraser Island, Moreton Island and Carnarvon Gorge. (These permits allow for the most extensive tours to all three destinations) Our knowledgeable staff can also organise itineraries ensuring students experience adventurous outdoor activities while achieving educational objectives.Sunrover possesses established campsites and great accommodation options in these protected wilderness regions and provides options to suit all tastes and budgets”
  • Study Tours Gold CoastAustralian Kayaking – “Australian Kayaking Adventures has developed Outdoor Team Building programs to significantly increase leadership skills and teamwork among colleagues. When the whole team is involved in establishing goals and determining how to reach them, the energy and effort put into achieving them is increased exponentially.We can offer your team an adventurous 1 hour, day out kayaking or stand up paddle boarding on the Gold Coast, snorkelling amongst hundreds of sub tropical fish and activities specifically designed for your needs.Team Building tours start from $55 per person min 15 people.We also cater for Social Groups, Schools, Sporting Groups
  • Study Tours HomestayCurrumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – “Voted one of the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is dedication to conserving our nation’s Indigenous, natural and historic heritage and culture. With Blinky Bill now present for daily shows, the amazing viewing experiences available at the Wildlife Hospital and hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday adventure for the entire family.
  • Springbrook and Hinze Dam tour
  • Glow worm tour -Found only in Australia and New Zealand, glow worms are rare and fascinating creatures. You will be visiting a National Park located within a World Heritage listed area, which boasts Australia’s largest population of glow worms. After a night-time bushwalk through the forest, you will arrive at a cave illuminated by their breathtakingly beautiful light.
  • Study Tour HomestayDay at the Beach and BBQ – “Nothing more Aussie than heading to the beach and enjoying a BBQ, students can enjoy the sun, sand and water before tasting some Aussie Cuisine“.
  • Shopping Study Tours HomestayShopping toursHarbour Town, Robina, Pacific Fair – Head of to one of three amazing shopping venues and pickup souvenirs for the family and bargains galore.  Half day tours available”.

Students Booking Request

Under 18 Homestay

Students accommodation request

Request your home stay students accommodation through Home Stay Bookings!  Complete the form below and our team will do the work for you.  We will contact you as soon as we have something available that meets your needs, you can then secure the booking with a payment.  This normally takes around 24-48 hours.

Under 18 Homestay

under 18 standardsHomestay for Under 18 Students

Supported accommodation for students who are under 18.

GBS Homestay Bookings aims to meet and exceed standards as set out by AGSI below:

Homestay Standards

Recognising the importance of ensuring the safety and welfare of under 18 international students and their requirements in line with ESOS legislation, Australian Government Schools International (AGSI) have compiled the following homestay standards.

Homestay Residence Standards

A safe, secure, private bedroom for the student’s use with suitable storage space for clothes, personal effects and study materials, and suitable facilities including a desk, a chair and adequate lighting for study purposes;

  • The home is clean and has appropriate furnishings suitable for a family and students;
  • A shared or private bathroom, with reasonable time allowed for showers is accessible;
  • Access to kitchen, living areas, laundry facilities and shared areas of the home is offered;
  • There is adequate forms of heating in winter if required and some means of cooling in summer;

Students are to be provided with any keys, alarms or passwords required to have free access to the homestay residence.

Homestay Provider / Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Ensures that all adults residing at any homestay premises have current checks and clearances for working with children as required by the appropriate state or territory regulatory body;
  • Conducts assessments of the homestay with access to all areas of the homestay premises for the purposes of checking compliance with the homestay standards required by the education provider;
  • Ensuring host families have appropriate insurance policy cover for students residing in their home;
  • That there is regular access to training of host families;
  • Providing a 24 hour emergency number that all stakeholders can contact in the event of an emergency;
  • Maintains regular contact with host families, students and school staff as required.

Host family Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe and welcoming homestay family environment that will encourage students to experience life as a member of the family and, where suitable, include students in family related activities;
  • Provide an orientation within the family home, the use of facilities and security. This should include household protocols and safety rules about access and the use of shared areas or facilities such as swimming pools, internet, telephone, mealtimes, visitors and appropriate times to return home during the week and on weekends;
  • Orientate students to the local area including public transport and getting to and from school; the location of shops, doctors or medical facilities; and recreation areas;
  • Ensure the student is aware of emergency numbers including 000, location of police stations and Australian laws pertaining to under 18 year olds;
  • Ensure that students are appropriately supervised at all times throughout the duration of residing in the homestay including:
  • Maintaining suitable supervision of students outside of school hours;
    monitoring the student’s general welfare including the students’ social activities;
  • Attend interviews with school staff, at enrolment, parent meetings and as required by the school;
  • Contact the school regarding any student welfare, academic progress and attendance issues;

Notifications

Notify the homestay coordinator two weeks in advance, or as soon as practicable if this is not possible, of any change of circumstances in the household including if the homestay provider:

  • proposes to materially change the homestay residence in such a way that will affect their ability to meet the homestay residence standards listed above;
  •  is temporarily unable to provide accommodation or suitable supervision for periods of holidays or other periods;
  • intends to change address or contact details;

In addition;

  • Ensure the student resides in their approved address at all times and notify the homestay coordinator and the school immediately if the student fails to do so or intends to move;
  • Assist and support the student’s attendance at the school and support the completion of homework assignments where required;
  • Meet with the international student coordinator or homestay coordinator, as required by the school/education provider;
  • Assist the student to access any necessary medical, dental, hospital or other health-related services, including making appointments and, where necessary, accompany the student to those appointments and if required advise the school / homestay coordinator of any medical issues.

Training and safety

  • We train our hosts to support under 18 students to ensure their welfare requirements are being met and exceeded.
  • We provide a personalised pickup from airport and custom check in service on departure