​​We understand that whilst International students are here in Australia they will want to take every opportunity to travel and visit some of our beautiful sites and locations and what our beautiful country has to offer.

International students need to be aware that there are certain guidelines and restrictions to travelling within Australia. This is due to the welfare arrangement in place for students.

Please refer to the International Student Travel Policy to familiarize yourself with the travel conditions prior to arriving in Australia. The suburb of Elanora is situated close to our pristine golden surf beaches and only 15 minutes to Coolangatta and 25 minutes to Surfers Paradise, which are locations our students enjoy visiting during their stay with us. Not to mention being in close proximity to our two largest shopping centres, so getting around on the Gold Coast is very easy with transport options regularly available.

As part of the International Program Elanora State High offers Day trips to the beautiful Byron Bay and Brisbane where we take in all the sites and give students the opportunity to explore and get some scenic photographs to take home with them. Our Student Coordinator also offers an opportunity to travel each term with some great locations to choose from, please see below so of the travel opportunities we offer our International students at Elanora State High School that you can choose from.​


Students have the opportunity to explore our State's Capital and all the beauty, hassle and bustle of a capital city at our doorstep. When in Brisbane for the day the students get to visit Mount Cootha Lookout, to have morning tea at the Botanical Gardens, to stroll around Southbank and the Arts precinct, followed by a spot of shopping in the city centre before we return to the Gold Coast. It's an easy going, stress free day out with loads of opportunities for photos and fun – the best part? There is no cost to the students as it's included in the program.

Byron Bay

With stunning natural attractions and an electric community, Byron Bay on the North Coast of NSW is one of the world's most famous coastal towns. The Students will be captivated by gorgeous beaches, breathtaking hinterland rainforest, spectacular walking trails, amazing marine life and the buzzing atmosphere. The students will visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse, they'll walk a trail to the famous Watego's Beach, followed by lunch and a pot of shopping in town before returning to the Gold Coast – no cost to the students as it's included in the program. 

Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island 

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Students have the opportunity to explore the beautiful Moreton Island and stay at Tangalooma Island. Here students can snorkel the famous Tangalooma ship wrecks, go sand tobogganing, have a sunset cruise over the beautiful waters of Moreton Island and even hand feed a wild dolphin.

Throughout your stay you also have the chance to part take in water activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking where you might be lucky enough to see some of the local Dugongs or Dolphins.

All meals and accommodation is included for the 3-day trip and cost is approximately $645.00 which is an affordable option for all the activities and tours included. Tour is subject to student numbers attending.

Lady Elliot – Great Barrier Reef

ladyelliot.jpgIf you truly want to see something to remember during your stay then why not visit one of the 7th Wonders of the World, being the stunning Great Barrier Reef. Lady Elliot Island is located on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef and is renowned for being an important breeding and nursery ground for aquatic flora and fauna.

On the 3-day Lady Elliot tour, students are taken on guided snorkelling tours allowing them to get up close and personal with turtles, fish, manta rays and maybe even whales. The tour of Lady Elliot and the Great Barrier reef will cost students approximately $1045.

Fraser Island

Fraserisland.jpgEnjoy the thrill of 4WDing along the awesome 75 Mile Beach and through spectacular rainforest trails. Splash and play in the ancient sand filtered waters of Eli Creek. Walk the Eco Rainforest Trail from Pile Valley to Central Station and see where the timber cutters camp once had its own school based on the Island. Discover the indigenous history of the Butchulla tribe who call this Island "K'Gari," (Paradise). Discover the meaning of Paradise….Our 3-day tour of Fraser Island, will cost students approximately $645.

Last reviewed 12 May 2023
Last updated 12 May 2023