We’ve been honing our excursion skills – both in the office and out on tour – for more than twenty years.
When you book with Macquarie Educational Tours, we take care of your whole excursion for you.
Macquarie Educational Tours is a specialist travel agent working with schools across Australia. We book your flights, coaches, Spirit of Tasmania passage, accommodation, venues, and activities.
In addition to being a travel agent, our dedicated tour planners meticulously plan and book your itinerary and all aspects of your excursion.
Over and above being your travel agent, and meticulously planning and booking your entire excursion package, we are also your tour operator, responsible for conducting the tours that we book either with our own coaches, or with our dedicated contract coach companies throughout Australia
You’re not alone!
Macquarie Educational Tours owner, Greg, is a coach driver with over thirty years’ experience in the industry. His industry knowledge ensures quality coaches and drivers for your excursion.
Wendy – QLD
Thank you, and again tour ran smoothly – Opera House seats were amazing! Thank you!! Look forward to working with you again in 2018.
Chris – QLD
Great help and easy to communicate with. Re pricing at final weeks not a problem, thanks! Would do it again in a heart beat!
Leonie – NSW
Very well organised & everything ran smoothly throughout the week. Thank you!
Adam – QLD
A very well run tour. Allan was absolutely brilliant as our coach driver!!! Very helpful with a wealth of knowledge and extremely easy to work with.
Karen – NSW
So impressed with the flexibility shown by Barry and Allan – especially on our snow day which was disrupted due to accident/injury a child had during the night before. They were brilliant!
Damien – QLD
This was our first trip with Macquarie and we were impressed with how the camp has improved for us. We will be working with Macquarie in the future.
Amelia – NSW
Jeff and Allan were amazing and made the trip run so smoothly – could not have asked for better drivers! Would happily have them both next year!
Cecilia – QLD
Both Phil and Jessie were excellent with assisting us prior to and on the trip especially seeing as both Rosemary and myself were first timers. Thank you!
Sarah – QLD
Macquarie did a fabulous job organising this for us. We had a change over of staff late in this process and Margaret was always so helpful – even late changes to itinerary were no problem.
Hannah – QLD
Very easy to work with in organising camp. Had a great bus driver which the students loved. Thank you for the coffees as well.
Margaret – NSW
Students really enjoyed the excursion. Allan was fantastic. Hope to book again. Students really enjoyed having him as our coach driver. We would like to have him take us on our next excursion.
Debbie – NSW
We have been extremely pleased with all aspects of our trip.
Nicole – NSW
Thanks for a good experience for the kids.
Vicky – NSW
Very happy to recommend your company to any school! We will be re-booking very shortly.
Leah – QLD
Ken, our driver was extremely helpful and looked after us very well. He made our trip so much easier taking care of all those little things and giving us great directions and advice! Highly recommend him.
Dianne – NSW
I have always found Macquarie Educational Tours to be conducted to the highest standard, both prior to, and during the excursion.
Sarah – NSW
Thank you for all of your hard work in organising our excursion; we had a fabulous time and appreciate your efforts. It has been a pleasure to work with you.
Jane – QLD
Thanks all for a wonderful experience. Can’t wait to do it again next year!Fantastic! Jeff was great. Kids and teachers loved him. Very helpful. Katie: very helpful, nothing to hard, always replied quickly.
Sarah – NSW
Keri, thank you for making the entire process of booking and organising our excursion so seamless and easy. Your staff were always on hand to answer my questions; working with you was a pleasure. Thank you!
Susanne – NSW
Coach drivers, Barry and Peter, made everything so easy for us.
Meredith – NSW
Tour ran smoothly. Meagan was extremely helpful and very accommodation with our last minute requests.
Liana – TAS
This is the second time we have used Macquarie Educational Tours to plan and help with our Sydney trip. We could not recommend them highly enough: friendly, professional, quick to respond to emails and above all STRESS FREE for TEACHERS!!
Angus – NSW
Outstanding from Gary with all organisation and accommodating ongoing requests. Bus drivers were all great and helped to make the camp.
Patrick – NSW
Fantastic. Both Katie and Mick were brilliant. The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
Esther – WA
All of the stops / times in our itinerary were well managed by Graeme, he was outstanding! Thank you to all the team for the awesome job - we had an amazing time.
Rochelle – NSW
Gary went above and beyond what was expected and was always helpful. A well planned out trip. John was fantastic. he was considerate, flexible and always thinking of how he could help.
Irini – NT
Renae was fantastic. She helped me put together an excellent itinerary for our students, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Renae was helpful and her excellent communication skills made it easy for me to organise our excursion from our end.
Lauren – QLD
Laura was great. Graeme was awesome. The students & staff loved him. He was knowledgeable and flexible.
Keira – NSW
Glenn & Graeme were an unbelievable asset to our excursion. They made everything as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend them to anyone. 10/10 5 stars! Amazing!
Amber – WA
Glenn & Katie were fabulous! They were courteous, accommodating, safe & friendly at all times. Glenn's management of the tour made things incredibly easy for us. Both drivers were understanding of the needs of our young students. I would be more than happy to have them again. Katie is wonderful! She is incredibly helpful and
Joe – QLD
This was my first experience booking and managing an excursion with Macquarie (also of this scale). Emma and James made it as easy and enjoyable as possible. The booking process was made easier with Emma being patient and punctual and a wealth of knowledge!
Katerina – NSW
The office team were amazing, helpful and flexible. The driver was kind and a safe driver. Excursion highlights - The whole excursion was educational, purposeful and perfectly timetabled. Thank you for a great experience.
Alex – QLD
Renae did a great job with all our extra requests. Glenn and John made our days easy, enjoyable and organised. They are both assets to your company. The students responded very well to them and they helped keep the tour running smoothly. They were excellent company at dinner!
Jane – NSW
All staff at Macquarie were excellent, helpful and ready to assist anytime. Thank you for an easy excursion.
Michelle – NSW
Emma and both bus drivers were fantastic. All went above and beyond and made our excursion great!
Penny – QLD
Grant - Absolute ROCKSTAR! Couldn't fault him and would request him for future tours. Renae - So Patient and always willing to support a first time camp coordinator. Also, couldn't fault her service. 5 stars!!!
Liz – NSW
Thank you for a very well organised excursion. We particularly want to express our gratitude for the professionalism & helpfulness of our drivers - they are the ones that made the trip run smoothly, and we literally couldn't have done it without them. We all had a great time. Thanks!
Stephanie – NSW
Katie was fantastic. I had a high level of support from her the whole process. She made it seem like nothing I requested was too difficult.
Danielle – QLD
Grant & John were fabulous. Grant is great with his knowledge of Canberra.
Helen – QLD
The whole trip was an amazing experience for our students and adults.
Kris – QLD
Gary & Dave were both very personable and approachable - willing to provide the best experience possible for the students. Dave in particular, was exceptional. His friendly manner & knowledge of the local area was a plus.
Angie – QLD
Being the first Canberra tour that our school has undertaken, we were quite nervous about what to expect. We didn't need to worry, as you guys had everything covered. Keith, our driver was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and had us organised from the getgo. Thanks so much.
Cate – Tas
It has been a pleasure dealing with everyone in the Macquarie Team. All aspects of the trip went smoothly from planning, booking flights, itinerary, bus travel etc. The timing between events was excellent; finding a balance between participating in lots of visits / activities whilst not feeling too rushed to get from one venue to
Helen – QLD
Caring, supportive team at Macquarie. Great to work with. Drivers makes camp an enjoyable experience and Graeme certainly did an awesome job. Thank you team for making our camp great.
Rachel – NT
The trip was fantastic. Paul was able to be flexible with times and places when weather was poor. Everyone had a fantastic trip.
Gary – QLD
Whole team was very helpful, understanding and extremely co-operative in the lead up to and during the excursion. Any questions were responded to very quickly and provided the information required. Our driver fitted in with our group and was very flexible if anything needed to slightly change and was very helpful in the smooth running
Danny – VIC
The smoothness of the camp was outstanding, we felt organised from day one. The team did a great job answering all questions prior to the excursion to ease our mind on our schools first Canberra camp!
Kate – NSW
Jeff was amazing! So organised, knowledgeable and easy to get along with. He was helpful with our PACER forms. Massive thanks to all 3 drivers for their support of our kids and their safe driving. Lynden was also Phenomenal throughout the whole booking process.
Lisa – QLD
Gary was very helpful and we were in constant communication during the planning process. Jeff & Grant - where do I start? We've had these two "busies"(as we've nicknamed them) for the past two years. They are so helpful, keep us organised and offer suggestions for places to visit in the future. We request Jeff
Julia – NSW
It was our pleasure working with the Macquarie Team again this year. Our drivers were lovely, what a blessing to have such knowledgeable drivers who consistently worked to help our students have the best camp ever.
Helen – QLD
Macquarie - Your were ALWAYS so helpful in all aspects of the organisation of our school excursion. Nothing was too difficult and all questions were responded to promptly. It has been an absolute pleasure working with your company over the years, from your staff in the office to your bus drivers! You offer a fantastic
Daniel – NSW
Shae's organisation & communication before the excursion was excellent. She made the whole process very seamless and the students really enjoyed the experience. I must commend Jeff for his work during the excursion. He was very polite, courteous and was very accommodating. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a very reliable and flexible
Alanna – NSW
Our Canberra excursion was an outstanding educational experience. We felt the office team, tour planner and coach drivers all contributed to ensuring our trip was well-organised, highly educational, safe and suited tour Year 6 Cohort. We would like to particularly mention Glen & Graeme - they were extremely helpful and flexible! Also Katie was very
Elizabeth – QLD
This was our first secondary Canberra camp for our school, and it could not have been better. Every need was taken care in a professional and positive manner. Can't wait for next year!
Rhiannon – QLD
Keith was an excellent bus driver and an asset to our trip. He went above and beyond at all times, from helping with students during mealtimes to organising a chair lift ride at the snow. Keith's local and extensive knowledge was interesting and useful throughout our trip. Thank you!
Raelene – WA
Once again Macquarie put together an excursion that ran smoothly. We were well looked after at all of our accommodation stays. Our driver facilitated a smooth running of events. We will certainly be another "repeat" client. Thank you so much to Renae and the team for all your hours of input to ensure a great
Erin – NSW
Being my first excursion (organiser / group leader), I was extremely nervous. Lynden was incredible, very helpful, organised & willing to assist me in anyway with any question. Knowing I had her support was extremely appreciated. On the excursion from the very beginning Jeff was amazing. His knowledge of history, friendliness and all round support
Jessica – NSW
Lynden was extremely helpful and answered many questions almost immediately. She knew exactly what we were doing and when, and was very knowledgeable about all of our activities.
Emma – NSW
Macquarie Educational Tours you were amazing to work with. Drivers were all extremely helpful and friendly so thank you!
Raelene – WA
Once again Macquarie put together an excursion that ran smoothly. We were all well looked after at all our accommodation stays. Our driver facilitated a smooth running of events. We will certainly be another 'repeat' client. Thank you so much to Renae and the team for all your hours of input to ensure a great
Luke – NSW
Both Grant & Greg were excellent tour guides and assisted staff superbly. They were very personable and extremely giving of their time. Our staff were very happy with having them both on tour with us. Thanks!
Krystina – SA
Glenn was amazing to work with throughout the week. He was professional and had a great attitude. Students enjoyed his company and it would be a pleasure to work with him again. As this was my first Canberra trip for camp, I found the arrangements very easy and this resulted in a stress free camp.
Kaylene – VIC
Macquarie Ed Tours are the BEST your operators we have ever dealt with - nothing was ever too much trouble and the staff have all been fantastic. From Shae's professionalism & patience, to Grant's warm welcome, friendly nature and flexibility with the itinerary - we could not have asked for more. Exceptional staff, good pricing,
Naomi – VIC
Thank you Emma & Julie for the planning! Grant was amazing! Not only was 'nothing is a problem' but he worked to make everything easier for our students and staff. His suggestions were all well thought out in regards to our students. He was excellent!
Alison – NSW
Greg & Jeff's Knowledge of Canberra, its venues & interesting information whilst in transit was impeccable. They were awesome with the students and helpful with staff. Emma in the office did a wonderful job with our itinerary and responded to questions. We love working with everyone at MET!!!
Maureen – NSW
Having travelled to Canberra previously and have tried to juggle times / venues and to book buses etc using Macquarie was like a "breath of fresh air". Dealing with Jacqueline was easy and our driver was amazing. Thank you!
Winnie – NSW
Always a pleasure dealing with Emma, the drivers and everyone at Macquarie Educational Tours. They are professional yet approachable. Thank you for another enjoyable camp!
Scott – WA
Allan was an excellent driver, very helpful especially with our wheelchair student. Lynden and Joelene were excellent in the lead up to the excursion, their help with regards to accessible transport / venues and liaising with the airlines was invaluable.
Simon – VIC
Another fantastic week in Canberra. Feedback from students and parents has been positive so thank you Gary and team!
Daniel – NSW
I would like to thank the Macquarie team that helped put our excursion together. Only starting our planning earlier in the year, you were able to provide a terrific experience for our students. You are very professional and accommodating, and working with you is always a pleasure.
Rachel – NSW
Graeme was exceptional - best bus driver we have ever had on excursion!
Charlotte – WA
We couldn't have asked for better people to work with on our tour. Shae was extremely professional and efficient - nothing was too much for her! Glenn was extremely personable and went out of his way to ensure we were well taken care of.
Paul – QLD
We're always very impressed with the service and professionalism of Macquarie staff. It's why we keep coming back.
Barry – WA
Amazing tour from planning to drop off at the airport. Graeme was very knowledgeable & friendly and went above and beyond what was required. Laura made the trip pain free and flowed beautifully throughout the week.
Fiona – NSW
Katie was very patient and helpful. Graeme our driver was quite simply the best driver we have encountered on an excursion. He was friendly, kind and well experienced dealing with kids. One of our students has very high needs and Graeme went out of his way to make sure this students needs were met. We
Tracey – NSW
Macquarie Educational Tours were easy to work with, very accommodating. Due to wet weather - our driver was very flexible and was able to offer alternatives to some of our planned events.
Kastle – NSW
Wonderful, 'last minute' excursion organisation! Allan is always such a fantastic driver. Thank you so much!
Kyley – NSW
The office team were extremely helpful prior to the excursion. Thank you! Both of our drivers were AMAZING! Nothing was ever too much. Very professional
Annette – QLD
Always great to work with your team including the drivers. Very helpful and promptly answer emails.
Karen – VIC
Fantastic. Excellent communication during planning and tour. Helpful and supportive. Thank you!
Jo – QLD
WOW! What an amazing trip you guys put together for us. All of the children had an amazing experience and one that they will remember for a long time. Thanks again!
Naomi – NSW
The excursion ran very smoothly. I really appreciated Allan's helpfulness and management of our excursion. Thanks again for a wonderful experience for our students.
Robyn – NSW
We were very happy with the services received. The communication was excellent - as a new organiser I had no idea what I was doing and yet the whole process ran so smoothly. All of my questions were answered quickly and nothing seemed a bother. Our drivers were fantastic! Thank you so much for all
Fadime – NSW
Arranging the excursion with Macquarie was stress free and hassle free. Emails and any questions I had were answered promptly, and effectively. The whole excursion was well-planned and prepared well. Our driver was amazing. He is a friendly, helpful and co-operative person who got along well with all passengers. Thank you all very much.