Our Story

Decades of making school excursions easy for busy school teachers.

Macquarie Educational Tours founding Director Greg Turton changed careers from diesel mechanic to long-distance tour coach driver in the mid 1970’s and tells tales of coach tours through every mainland Australian state and territory. 

When Greg met and married Heidi, Greg stayed closer to home, studying business management and accountancy, eventually running a successful mechanical business. However, coach tours remained part of their lives with Greg and Heidi often organising weekend ski tours to the NSW ski fields for friends, and as fundraisers.

Macquarie Educational Tours grew organically, when teachers began asking Greg and Heidi to organise their school excursions. Greg and Heidi attribute Macquarie Educational Tour’s success largely to their philosophy of treating schools as VIP customers and delivering excursion packages to meet their specific needs.

As the business has grown, Greg and Heidi have successfully been able to transfer their industry knowledge and experience to their growing team, so that Macquarie Educational Tours continues to provide well researched, thoroughly organised, outcome focused excursions conducted by friendly coach drivers!

Macquarie Educational Tours now provides excursion services, including land and air travel, to schools across Australia. Their team continues to research new destinations and programs to suit the Australian Curriculum.

A note from Greg and Heidi,

After more than twenty years since Macquarie Educational Tours inception, we still enjoy working hands-on in our wonderful company. These days our focus is on refining our systems, training new team members to accommodate business growth and encouraging our team to strive for excellence.

The feedback that we regularly receive from teachers is testimony to our commitment to providing excellent excursion experiences. 

It would be our privilege to work with you to provide excellent excursion experiences for you and your students.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Kind regards,
Greg & Heidi

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