Rugby Tours to Australia
Feel the rugby fever
With rugby fever flowing across the nation, there’s no better place to motivate your team to raise their game. With access to two top-class training facilities, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra and the Super Sports Centre on the Gold Coast, your players will be more than ready to take on their Australian opposition on the field! On top of competitive matches, warm hospitality and impressive facilities, your players will make the most of their time with a fun-filled itinerary including surf lessons, wildlife walks, city sightseeing and snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef!
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Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Depart UK by flight
All day travel
Arrive into Brisbane
Transfer to accommodation
Relax after your long journey
Breakfast followed by training session
Following your session transfer to Surfers Paradise for an afternoon on the beach
Get a game plan together ahead of tomorrow’s fixture
Breakfast at accommodation ahead of your transfer to your first fixture
Watch some live sport
Buffet breakfast at accommodation
Spend the whole day at Movieworld theme park
Return to hotel
Enjoy your last breakfast in the Gold Coast
Board coach to airport and fly to Cairns
Transfer to your accommodation and have dinner in resort
Breakfast then transfer to waterfront for a half-day trip on the Great Barrier Reef
Transfer to a local school for your second fixture
Spend the full day in the Daintree Rainforest
Enjoy a guided tour spotting Australian wildlife and visit Mossman Gorge
Stop off in Port Douglas for some leisure and shopping time
Breakfast followed by airport transfer
Fly from Cairns to Sydney
Transfer to accommodation and then head for your first sights of magnificent Sydney
After breakfast board your coach to play fixture 3
Spend the afternoon sightseeing in Sydney
Check out The Rocks
Breakfast at your accommodation
Head to Bondi Beach for an afternoon of fun
Head to the Sydney Opera House on foot for iconic views of this landmark lit up at night
Fuel up ahead of your final fixture
Complete your tour by watching a live game
Grab breakfast before saying goodbye to Sydney
Transfer to the airport
Fly from Sydney to UK
Arrive into UK
Based on 15 day, 11 night tour for 40 members (+4 free places) travelling August 2022. Subject to availability.
- Return flights from UK to resort
- International and domestic flights in destination
- Airport and fixture transfers in resort
- 11 nights' B&B accommodation
- Half board meals
- 4 x fixtures per team with well-matched opponents, based on ability, age and international rules
- Sports training session
- Travel insurance
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Tour pennant per fixture & souvenir pennant to keep
- Reef Magic Boat Cruise
- Bondi Beach
- Live Sport x 2
- Port Douglas Visit
- Sydney Sightseeing
- Surfers Paradise Visit
- Daintree Rainforest
- Dedicated Tour Manager
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
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Popular places to stay in Australia
- Resort style accommodation
- 3 pools
- Restaurant & cafe on site
- Short drive to Cairns
- Range of board options
- 24 hour reception
- On site shop
- Meeting rooms
- Visit Cairns
- Take a dip in one of the 3 hotel swimming pools
- Enjoy the hotels 4 star facilities
- Dine in one of the hotels many restaurants, serving food from around the world
- On site training
- Lodge style accommodation
- Range of board options
- Common room with TV and DVD player
- Short drive to the Gold Coast
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- 400m track
- Sports pitches
- Meeting facilities
- Beach volleyball
- Relax and enjoy the hotel swimming pool
- Arrange a game of beach volleyball
- Spend time winding down in the hotels common room
- Explore the Gold Coast
Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From professional coaching to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.
Want more from your tour? Combine Australia with New Zealand for an unforgettable experience.
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What our customers say
Mr Chris Pembridge
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, well organised, good accommodation and really friendly local staff and support.
Mr Owen Roberts
Perfect! Well organised, thoroughly planned itinerary covering everything our destination had to offer!
Canon Slade School
FAQs about this tour
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Do your hotels comply with our local Authority’s guidelines?
All hotels are audited to standards set by the School Travel Forum (STF), this criteria is based on information and guidance from educational authorities. Whilst local laws and standards have to be taken into consideration, as they may differ from country to country, our standards do not. We are happy to provide copies of our hotel audits should you wish to see them.
Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?
Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.
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.
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.
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