Tailor-made School Sports Tours to

Tailor-made School Sports Tours to

For world-class sport, unforgettable excursions and some of the most unspoilt landscapes around, take your students on a school sports tour to Australia. You’ll explore the unique cities of Gold Coast, Cairns and Sydney, all the while soaking up the laid-back Aussie lifestyle.

Truly unmatched in its natural splendour, you’ll take in the country’s stunning tropical surroundings and embark on some of the most adventurous activities out there!

Known for being sporting giants in rugby and cricket, Australia can cater for many other sports, making it the perfect long haul destination, whatever your discipline. As as well as facing well-matched, competitive local opposition in your fixtures, you can also take your training to the next level at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

As a world-class institute for athlete development, the AIS opens its doors to UK school groups to learn sport the 'Aussie' way. Enjoy a day tour guided by an athlete, complete with hands-on use of the facilities and an educational sports experience, where you can try out wheelchair basketball, virtual downhill skiing, rock climbing and football penalty shoot-outs!

For those looking for something more intense, our unique 3-day programme allows your team to focus on recovery, fitness and team bonding – perfect for any team wanting to raise their game.

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Available Sports

Football, Netball, Rugby, Hockey, Basketball, Cricket


Why Rayburn?

  • Completely tailor-made experience to match your requirements
  • Long and short-haul sports tours for boys’ and girls’ teams
  • Well-matched, competitive fixtures
  • Highly experienced team of sports enthusiasts
  • Independent Safety Management System Policy that exceeds the STF’s standards
Where We Recommend

Kick off your sports tour in Gold Coast, an adventure land filled with theme parks, water parks, zoos and sundrenched beaches. Next, venture over to the stylish city of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef boasting a tropical climate and super chilled vibes.

Finally, finish in Sydney, the heart of Australia and famed for its magnificent opera house, thriving Darling Harbour and multitude of scenic, cultural and exhilarating activities. We guarantee that you’ll see the very best of Australia in these three characterful cities.

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Multi-Centre Tour

Why not combine two incredible destinations in one memorable tour? We're experts in creating tailor-made itineraries, so if one destination just isn't enough, we can help you see more of the world! Pair Australia with New Zealand or Fiji or combine all three. To extend your stay even further, add a city stopover in Singapore or Dubai.

Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I need to do to ensure safe travel for my group?

    Information is available from your Local Authority on what is expected from party leaders on a trip. In addition, we are happy to assist you in ensuring that you have all of the necessary information to successfully assess risks and ensure a safe trip for you and your group. Further advice and information can be found on the OEAP National Guidance website.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?

    You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

  • Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?

    Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.
  • Is insurance included with my trip?

    Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.

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