Banora International Group
Banora International Group (BIG) is a leading licensed and accredited education, tourism and accommodation operator, providing a complete service for anyone wishing to study/travel or work in Australia.
With operations Australia wide, we have chosen Cairns, the No 1 student travel destination to base our head office.
Operating since 1966, we now have a national network of student and travel services throughout Australia, and regional offices in Queensland and New South Wales and Victoria.
There are several divisions within the organisation managing homestays, farmstays, group study tour programs, and long-term international students on study, volunteer or work programs.
Programs can be coordinated Australia-wide, utilising the abundance and variety of educational products available throughout the country. We have coordinators and affiliated offices throughout Australia and can manage group sizes from one to 800 people at a time.
BIG Programs uniquely combine education and interactive activities to ensure students learn through life experiences.
Education by Recreation (EbR)
Inspiration, integration and experience – QLD’s No.1 Educational Tour Specialist. We work with over 50 schools and educational institutions throughout Australia to provide interactive programs for international students coming to Australia. Our staff are education tour specialists with the experience, knowledge and passion to organise unforgettable trips that inspire students to learn, long after they return home.
Length of programs range from half day to multi-day and extended twelve-week programs.
Types of Programs
We take learning OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM. Learn about native Australian animals in our wildlife parks, the marine life on the Great Barrier Reef, discover our ancient indigenous culture and tropical rainforests right here in our ‘backyard’.
A combination of hands-on practical experiences, skill building activities, special interest technical visits and volunteer work can be coordinated to suit any type of program.
Australian Student Accommodation Products (ASAP Homestays)
ASAP is our homestay division and provides homestay experiences for international agents’ clientele, local schools hosting international students and individuals or groups looking to immerse themselves into the Australian culture during their studies or travels. We have over 1000 families throughout Australia and provide homestay packages from 1 night upwards and 1 student up to 400 at a time.
HOMESTAY is the ultimate way to EXPERIENCE AUSTRALIAN CULTURE. Immerse yourself in the Australian culture! Learn English! Live like a local and make lifelong friends.
We also provide homestay services for schools that prefer to leave the coordination to an experienced homestay provider. This includes high schools, colleges and universities.
For students wishing to upgrade their English skills we can also offer English in the Homestay, a personal and comfortable approach to learning English. ESL qualified host parents may prepare and deliver English lessons in the home.
Australian Farm Tourism
is our farmstay division, providing professional agriculture and farm tourism products and services to international students, travellers, government delegates and international farmers. www.austfarmtourism.com
Products range from technical visits to farm host coordination on local working farms or group farmstay on commercial properties. With over 2000 beds available throughout Australia, we can cater for individuals and large groups.
Technical Visits can be coordinated upward from 1.5hours and are tailor-made to suit the needs of the individual clients. A typical one-day itinerary would visit 2-3 farms and include lunch. One day tours can be arranged throughout Australia and included but are not limited to:
- Agricultural Associations and Industry Professionals
- Dairy Farms
- Cattle and Beef Farms
- Horse Studs
- Poultry (regulations apply)
- Fruit Orchards, Vegetables and Herb Farms
- Flower Farms and Nurseries
- Grain, Wheat, Silos
- Organic Farms
- Market Gardens
- Sheep and Goats
Study ‘n Volunteer, Australia (SVA)
is our newest division specialising in Volunteering, Study Abroad, Adventure and Internships. We cater for groups and individuals in a variety of programs that also enable us to link closely with our community. It is this inspiring division that will provide the opportunity for us to assist students to build a better future for themselves and the world we live in today. www.studynvolunteer.com.au
International Centre for Education by Recreation
is our education consultancy division, offering a comprehensive service to the outbound agent and international students wishing to study in Queensland or New South Wales. We represent over 50 high schools / colleges and universities. Our services extend to full support for International students with bilingual staff experienced in counselling and guidance. Students are able to enquire directly or via their overseas agent.
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Contact Banora International Group
Contact Person: Janine Bowmaker
Position: Managing Director
Postal Address: PO Box 2827 Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia
Mobile: +61 (0)414 229 250