UQ alumni travel program

 
We’re going places in 2024

Embark on an extraordinary journey with your fellow alumni in an exclusive new travel program launching in 2024, in partnership with Flight Centre.

Join us as we venture through majestic landscapes, biodiversity hotspots, historical wonders and cultural centres with UQ academic hosts, providing an exclusive and enriching travel experience.

UQ is headed on an adventure of lifelong learning around the world – don’t miss out!

Complete our expression of interest form to be among the first to hear when tour dates are announced.
 

Submit an expression of interest

Heron Island

Immerse yourself in Queensland’s ocean sanctuary

Experience the Great Barrier Reef like never before, with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to UQ’s Heron Island Research Station and the unparalleled beauty of one of the world’s great natural wonders.

Highlights: 

  • Expert talks from UQ researchers and PhD students
  • Tours of Heron Island Research Station, boat excursions, and nature walks
  • Unrivalled snorkelling with marine life
  • Stay at the Research Station for an authentic research experience, or relax at the Heron Island Resort.

Departure: Friday 23 August 2024
Duration: 3 days/2 nights

Cost guide: From $1250 per person departing from Gladstone*

 

 

 

 

 

Red Centre

Discover the spiritual heart of Australia

Image of Uluru in the distance with blue sky above.Journey to Australia’s magnificent red centre to experience desert plains, rugged mountains, rocky gorges and the ancient geological wonders of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.

Highlights: 

  • Small group tour of 40 participants hosted by a UQ academic
  • Learn about important Indigenous history and the cultural significance of the Red Centre
  • Enjoy magnificent sunrise and sunsets at Uluru, explore Kata Tjuta and experience the Field of Light art installation
  • Hit the trails of Kings Canyon including the spellbinding Rim Walk and the Kings Creek hike.

Departure: August or September 2024
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Cost guide: From $2070 per person twin share + airfare*

 

 

 

 

Tasmania

Uncover Tasmania’s hidden wonders

Take a bite of the Apple Isle. Experience the island’s natural wonders such as the Painted Cliffs of Maria Island, Mt Field’s Russell Falls, and the spectacular Tasman peninsula.

Highlights:

  • Small group tour of 36 participants hosted by UQ Professor of the School of Environment and former Queensland Chief Scientist, Professor Hugh Possingham.
  • Unforgettable 3-hour wilderness cruise along the spectacular coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck in southern Tasmania
  • Discover Maria Island National Park’s Painted Cliffs, Fossil Cliffs, wildlife encounters and historic sites
  • Experience the crystal clear waters, fern glades and waterfalls of Mount Field National Park

Departure: September 2024
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Cost guide: From $2500 per person twin share + airfare*

 

 


 

Greece

Journey through the ancient world in Greece

Explore the birthplace of western civilisation on an unforgettable odyssey through Athens, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora. From the treasures of the Acropolis to the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, immerse yourself in the captivating history of Greece where each moment is a step into the past.

Highlights:

  • Small group tour of 40 participants hosted by Paul Eliadis Chair of Classics and Ancient History, Professor Alastair Blanshard
  • See remarkable displays of the ancient world including the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the Parthenon, ancient ruins in Corinth, the ancient theatre at Epidaurus and the clifftop monasteries of Meteora
  • Traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC, and walk the Scared Way to the 4th-century Temple of Apollo
  • Indulge in the flavours of Greece with family dinner at an olive and wine farm, thyme honey tasting, and a traditional cooking lesson.

Departure: Monday 30 September 2024
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Cost guide: From $4170 per person twin share + airfare*

 

 

European River Cruise 2025

Sail through timeless beauty on the Rhine

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on an adventure through Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands ending your journey in the colourful city of Amsterdam, where world-famous museums and vibrant restaurants abound.

Highlights: 

  • Exclusive Avalon Suite Ship only for UQ alumni, hosted by a UQ academic
  • Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, visit Germany’s Black Forest and marvel at the Gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral of Cologne, Germany.
  • Visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum
  • Indulge in the flavours of Europe with traditional German butter-making, a visit to Alsace’s wine country, an array of French Bistros, vibrant restaurants in Amsterdam, and locally-brewed German Lager, brewed for over 100 years

Departure: October 2025
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Cost guide: From $5700 per person twin share + airfare*

 

 

Submit an expression of interest

 

Please note

The details provided in the above travel program are subject to change. Final details including itinerary, dates and cost will be confirmed and communicated in early 2024.

*Travel restrictions and conditions apply. Prices are based on twin share unless otherwise stated. Additional fees, including surcharges and visa fees specific to your departure date may apply. Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. 

Enquiries

Telephone: +61 7 3346 3166
Email: uqalumni@uq.edu.au

 

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