No, most travellers on our trips do not know anyone when they arrive. Some travellers do choose to sigh up with one or two friends to share the experience, but most travellers are coming to meet new people and extend their tribe. By the end of the first day you won’t even realise you left home alone.
Stress less – you won’t really be on your own. Everyone else on the trip will be in the same boat as you and you’ll quickly make friends. After our trips, students tell us that the other “strangers” on their program have become life-long BFFs. Think of this as an incredible opportunity to meet new people and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience shared with epic new friends!
Totally! Make sure you let us know your friend's name at the time of booking to ensure we place you in the same group. Sweet as.
Fo shizzle, get in touch with us and we will chat you through how it works. You can even choose from one of Rustic Pathways other 19 destinations if there is another location you are dreaming about. DOPE!
Freedom and money (2 of my favourite words). Rather than including flights in the price, we will send a recommended flight itinerary from each major city. Travellers can book themselves onto those flights if they want to or they can book different flights as long as they arrive in-country within the arrival time window. We will be here to help you through this process, don’t stress!
Instant online flight purchases are now a lot cheaper than group bookings and we want to pass those savings onto you. You are welcome, we know every dollar counts when you’re a teenager!
We also want you to have the freedom to extend your stay before or after the Schoolies Reimagined trip or fly straight to another paradise. We have taught you how to be a real traveller, now the world is your oyster!!
You’ll have a combination of legendary Aussie guides and superstar local guides from your destination country. All our trip leaders go through an extensive vetting process as well as rigorous training to ensure that they have all the skills necessary to show you an incredible time and keep you safe while doing so. Trust us when we say these are some of the coolest cats around and they’ll make your Schoolies Reimagined unforgettable in the best way possible.
Your Aussie and local leaders will meet you at the airport and help you get around while on the trip. They’re fun, easy to communicate with and ensure each and every trip runs smoothly and safely. The only thing you will need to worry about is what souvenir you’re going to get for grandma!
Each program is different, click on the trip you are interested in to see the exact price!
Schoolies Reimagined trips include all activities listed in the itinerary (except the few optional Activities), accommodation, transport, service project materials, meals, the most down to earth Aussie and local leaders, safety backup, pre-departure support and Schoolies Reimagined party shirt.
Nope, but we promise you won’t even miss it. Our programs are 100% drug and alcohol free, mainly because it’s too difficult to participate in and enjoy all the awesome activities we have planned for you if you’re hungover. We receive a lot of feedback that our trips are so jam-packed, exciting, immersive and fun that you don’t even realise there isn’t alcohol involved. If you’re looking for a ‘party’ trip rather than a once in a lifetime travel opportunity, we respectfully suggest that you look elsewhere.
We understand the current uncertainty on booking travel. That’s why we’re offering a risk-free booking guarantee on our Schoolies Reimagined trips for 2021! Cancel for any reason, any time, up to 60 days prior to departure and receive 100% cashback INCLUDING YOUR DEPOSIT! If restrictions change within those 60 days and you can no longer travel to your chosen destination you will also receive 100% cashback! WOW we really are looking out for you!
Yes! Just like everything else we have you covered. We’ve put together a useful guide to help you out with fundraising. Please contact us for a copy.
Schoolies Reimagined travellers stay in some pretty unique, sweet digs. Whether it be a floating house in Cambodia, our private eco lodge in Fiji, cabins right on the beach along the Australian coast or in a tent under the stars in the Himalayan Mountains, you’re sure to have fond memories of the accommodation on our trips. The majority of the accommodation will be bunk style and have comfy sleeping mats, with fresh sheets, blankets and pillows all provided. You will only share a room with other Schoolies Reimagined tribe members of the same sex. We will let you know exactly what you will need to bring as a few of our programs require you to bring your own sleeping bag.
You will be in a group of 12 - 20ish likeminded school leavers from across Australia.
No-prob-lemo!!! That is exactly why flights are not included so you have all the freedom in the world. Our legendary team of travelling staff can even give you information and tips on where you are heading next!
Projects vary from destination to destination. However, all our programs provide direct support for education, infrastructure development, conservation, and other community development. Schoolies Reimagined trips are run by Rustic Pathways who develop long-term plans that address high-priority community needs. Check out a full list of Rustic Pathways’ community projects here. The community service projects are always a major highlight for our travellers.
Yes, comprehensive insurance is compulsory for all our overseas trips. In the event of injury or illness, we will take care of your well-being; however, the traveller and their family are responsible for all expenses incurred for medical treatment and services received. Travellers should carry their insurance information while travelling on Schoolies Reimagined trips. We partner with Covermore to offer our families with an optional Travel Protection Plan (which includes primary medical coverage) for those who choose to purchase it.
We’ll give you a comprehensive packing list prior to departure. There shouldn’t be any major purchases needed so you can save those cents to spend on awesome souvenirs!
You don’t need much money once you are on the trip as it is all-inclusive. We recommend $100-300 depending on how many souvenirs and snacks you would like to buy. We will let you know at the pre departure meeting if there are any optional activities and how much they will cost, so you have plenty of time to budget.
Your legendary leaders will help you organise any extra activities that may be on offer once on the ground. They will let you know at the start of the trip how much they are and when they can be done. However, keep in mind the majority of the activities are included in the price!
Leave the kitchen sink at home!! We recommend you bring nothing bigger than a 70L backpack or duffle bag. You will be moving around a lot so the lighter the better. Most international flights allow a 20kg checked bag and 7kg carry on. Please check with the airline you choose to fly with.
Fiji & New Zealand - AU/NZ Passport holders don’t require visas, however any other nationality should check with their consulate
Nepal - AU/NZ Passport holders will receive a visa on arrival for approximately $30USD
Cambodia - AU/NZ Passport holders will require visas, obtained via consulate or online visa application. Visas can also be granted on arrival, but we advise doing it prior.
Fiji - AU/NZ Passport holders don’t require a visa as they can get a visa on arrival provided they have a passport with 6 months validity and a return or onward ticket.
We’re gonna be real with you here. What’s the point of going to these amazing destinations if you’re just gonna be on your phone the whole time? Disconnect from technology and reconnect with the people and world around you. Don’t worry we will let mum and dad know you are ok and loving life! Access to wifi and phone service varies from program to program and country to country. Our programs abroad will only have limited access and travellers need to come ready to disconnect.
Payment of your trip can be made via credit card or bank transfer through our online portal. We will provide you with a payment plan so you can keep up and not have to fork out a large amount at once.
Australia, New Zealand and Fiji - No adapter is needed, Fiji/NZ will use the same power points as found in AU.
Nepal - In Nepal the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D and M. Type C will fit majority of sockets
Cambodia - They accept both Type A and C. But we recommend Type A as they sit a bit better.
As a leader in our industry, Schoolies Reimagined (backed by Rustic Pathways) takes the health and safety of our students extremely seriously. We have comprehensive risk management and crisis response systems and go to great lengths to educate and train our leaders in safety and first aid. Your child will be supervised by at least two highly qualified adult leaders, who are responsible for team safety and supervision. Did we mention we also have a full-time local management team in all the countries we operate in. Along with comprehensive travel and medical insurance, DFAT registration, vaccinations and medical advice from your local Travel Doctor all Schoolies Reimagined trips are strictly drug and alcohol free. To complement these efforts, we are partnered with International SOS, one of the world’s leading providers of medical and travel assistance services. All participants travelling with Schoolies Reimagined will have access to International SOS services through Rustic Pathways’ membership. Learn more about International SOS.
Fully qualified expert Australian Leaders plus local multilingual guides. Our leaders have eyes in the front, back and sides of their heads and form strong trust bonds with the travellers, meaning not much gets past them. Our in-country full time management team will also be on hand 24/7 plus support from our Australian Head Office.
Once your child arrives safely at their destination, you will receive a safe arrival email from us within 24 hours. After this email, no news is good news! However, we will let you know once they have all cleared customs on their travels home.
Generally, we suggest that travellers try to unplug from technology and connect with their program experience. Programs vary in remoteness, but most provide the opportunity for your child to email or otherwise contact you. We suggest working out these expectations with your child before the trip starts.
We are an inclusive company and will go out of our way to make sure every traveller can travel safely and comfortably. We can cater for students with a variety of health conditions and dietary requirements. We work with the individual to make sure any medical conditions are appropriately managed while overseas. All students must complete a comprehensive medical form, participants will not be permitted to travel on any Schoolies Reimagined trip unless all required forms have been received in our Australian office at least 30 days prior to the commencement of the applicant's trip.
We like the way you think! Travellers seem to get so much more from the trip if they help fund the trip themself. It’s a sense of independence and ownership not to mention the life skills of budgeting and saving. Travellers can raise all, or part of the cost through part-time work, sponsorship or fundraising events. We’ve put together a useful guide to help them out with fundraising. Please contact us for a copy.
Nope, all our trips are already fully planned all the students need to do is choose a location and click book. They can contact our Schoolies Reimagined team directly if they have any questions. Way easier than trying to fight the crowds and book their own trip on the Gold Coast or Byron.
We are travel experts but we aren’t doctors so we can't give specific medical advice for travellers. We recommend you speak to a Travel Doctor, or your GP, for advice about vaccinations for the specific country your child will be travelling to. Don’t leave this to the last minute as some vaccinations need a timed out double dose before commencing the trip.
Nope. Travellers will be roomed only with other travellers of the same gender for the duration of the Schoolies Reimagined trip.
We know you are already extremely proud of your students, but imagine if they chose to give back and do something different for their end of school celebration? Not all students are interested in the old, traditional, drunken schoolies trips. We have taken the nasties out of traditional schoolies and sprinkled in travel, meaningful service, celebration and good vibes. The journey also sets up school leavers with vital life skills, gratitude and a real sense of pride for what they are able to achieve. Not to mention it looks great on their resumé.
Absolutely. It’s a sure-fire way to become the coolest teacher at school! There isn’t much you need to do! Once you have chosen a destination, we will provide promotional material and present the idea to your seniors and parents. We will take care of the rest from there. Simply get in touch with us, and we'll walk you through the few easy steps to getting a trip up and running.
Sure can!! This is our favourite part of the job, seeing students faces grow with excitement will never get old. If we can’t get to you, we can organise online presentations, information flyers and cool promo stickers. Get in touch with us to get it happening!
Our main Schoolies destinations are Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Fiji and Nepal. However, if you are organising a private schoolies group for your students you can choose from any country that Rustic Pathways already travels too. Check out all our destinations here.
Nope! All our trips are already fully planned, so all your students need to do is choose a location and click “book”. They can contact our Schoolies Reimagined team directly if they have any questions. Way easier than trying to fight the crowds and book their own trip on the Gold Coast or Byron Bay