Schoolies 2018 Dates
Week 1: 17th - 24th Nov - QLD
Week2: 24th Nov - 2nd Dec - NSW & VIC
Week 3: 1st - 9th Dec - NSW & VIC
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Top Schoolies Ideas
Paintball | Go Karting | Pub Crawl | Party Boat | Jet Boat | Jet Ski | Rafting | Mini Golf | Theme Park
1. Pick a Destination & Date
Choose 3 destinations and have a group vote to pick the best one. Gold Coast, Cairns and Bali are the most popular.
Depending on the place, it’s really a hostel/hotel/house argument here. In a house, you have everyone together and it can be cheaper but the sleeping situation is harder. Police are often called to houses due to unhappy local residents and you have to clean up regularly or live in mess. Houses only cater for 10 people absolute maximum and homeowner can cancel on arrival if the booking was not pre-authorised.
Hotels are the best option as they are centrally located so you are closer to the action. They normally have pools so you can meet other Schoolies and have a fun atmosphere. A hotel is kept clean and it also means you have a chance for that 5 min power nap and a clean shower to freshen up before another big night out.
A Hostel is your cheapest option and a lot of fun as you meet international travellers but not every hostel in Australia takes Schoolies so not a guarantee.
3. The guest list
Everyone is expected to come but some will pull out so prepare for this by booking early and getting a deposit and have a weekly payment system so the money is saved way before the holiday.
4. Book Early
Group discounts are available if you plan ahead and a lot of companies offer ‘pay later’ options like Epic Holidays. Best to book the hotel first to get the early bird savings.
5. Create a Facebook page or email list
Get some group banter happening and start coming up with fun ideas for your end of school holiday. Make sure you get everyone on the list and start a fun topic to get everyone involved.
It is best to book your activities in advance so there is an actual plan or what happens is that everyone argues and you just end drinking all day. Booking in paintball or go karting in the day is a great way for everyone to bond and also create lots banter for the night out. It is advisable to not over book though so a rule of thumb is book 1 activity per day and a pub crawl/boat party at night. It is best to book any activity past lunch time as a night out over Schoolies is always heavier and later than you think.
7. Get a deposit
Make sure you get a small commitment from everyone and book in advance so people can plan ahead.
8. Stay Safe
Every Year Schoolies grab the headlines for the wrong reasons and people die or get injured every year. Drinking too much and falling off a balcony is far too common, unfortunately. Please stay safe and ask us for advice. For More information click here & here. Look after your mates.
9. Travel Advice
Epic Holidays offer free travel advice so feel free to call or email anytime. For more information visit the Smart Traveler government website.
10. Have a blast
Epic Holidays have heaps of fun package ideas for a memorable Schoolies. We offer group discounts so you have more money for partying.
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