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Australia's No.1 School Excursion Specialist

Our History

Away We Go Tours is a 100% Australian, family-owned business established in 2003. Our primary objective is to make the excursion booking process incredibly easy and time-efficient for teachers, recognising the time constraints and responsibilities they face.

The Directors of the company have over 38 years of experience in the school excursion market and with firsthand teaching experience, they saw the need for a specialist school travel agency, to manage all logistics of the excursion planning process.

Initially operating from a small office in Berridale, located in the NSW Snowy Mountains, AWGT started by serving a small handful of schools. However, due to its dedication and quality services, it quickly grew into an all-destination travel agency. In May 2003, AWGT obtained a license (2TA5460), and in 2014, it achieved ATAS Accreditation. The company continued to grow in terms of staff, bookings, and locations.

Away We Go Tours vision is to provide high-quality, engaging, and professionally planned excursions. As the school environment constantly changes and teachers face higher workloads, we aim to alleviate the administration involved in excursion planning. We specialise in providing a complete school excursion itinerary planning service for educational school excursions within Australia and internationally. This includes organising accommodation, attractions (tours and programs), transport, and travel insurance.

Away We Go Tours has an ever-expanding array of travel services and employs specialised school travel consultants in multiple school localities, enabling them to cater to a growing number of schools.

Our approach is to provide a vast range of experiential learning opportunities that strike a balance between educational value and fun group bonding activities. By doing so, we can ensure that every student has a memorable, experiential school experience beyond the traditional classroom setting.

Away We Go Tours was founded

Opened a small office in Berridale, NSW, Australia, with 1 staff member travelling 15 schools


Started employing a small team of consultants specialising in school travel


Became members of The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA)

Expansion to QLD

Opened our Queensland branch and attended numerous principle educational conferences


AWGT became ATAS travel accredited


Travelled 272 schools and continue to grow our team of consultants

Cloud-based and Expansion to ACT

Started the process of transitioning to an online cloud-based business and opened the ACT branch

Expansion to VIC

Opened the Victorian branch and travelled 331 schools


COVID-19 hit and had little to no impact on the service we provided to schools. AWGT was already a home-based business and all staff continued to support and service our schools re-booking trips.

Expanding Our Services

Despite the travel pause we increased the team to 18 consultants and worked on adding more inspirational educational programmes to our services.

20 Yr Celebration and Victorian Tourism Awards

Celebrated 20 years in business, was nominated for the Victorian Tourism Awards, launched a brand-new website and operational across four states of Australia 

Future Growth!

We look forward to growing our reach partnering with more schools