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The ULTIMATE Schoolies Destination Guide 29 Jun 2022 by Mia E

Did you know there are 17 different destinations you can go to for Schoolies across Australia and internationally?

Whilst the Gold Coast is the biggest and most popular destination, there are options for all tastes, budgets, and vibes. Whether you’re going to be 17 or 18 at Schoolies can also be a factor when choosing what destination is best for you and your crew for Schoolies.

We’re here to break down each destination to make your decision easier, read on to find out more about all our iconic Schoolies destinations.

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  • The Gold Coast is the biggest and best when it comes to Schoolies, thousands of graduates gather every year for the biggest graduation celebration in Australia.
  • The Gold Coast is home to so many iconic parties, the Schoolies Nation Festival, the all-age club parties, and the Hilton Pool Party, all our parties on the GC are all ages so perfect if you’re going to be 17 at schoolies!
  • GC is 100% party central, but there’s also so much to do during the day. Relax in the sun on the golden sand, take a dip or surf in the blue waters of Surfers Paradise, go shopping, spend the day at a theme park, and explore all the amazing cafes and restaurants, the Gold Coast truly has it all.
  • It’s safety first at Schoolies, the Red Frogs plus plenty of other support services are present.
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  • Looking to take your Schoolies trip to the next level? Grab your passport, pack your bag and hype up your squad because you could be celebrating graduation on a private Schoolies-only island and resort in Fiji.
  • Fiji Schoolies Island is the perfect combo of tropical relaxation and insane parties, with tonnes of island activities on offer like snorkelling, diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and more to keep you entertained during the day. 
  • With pool parties all day and nightly-themed parties during the night you’ll never be bored. Fiji Schoolies Island is perfect if you’re going to be 17 at Schoolies as all the parties are all ages.
  • Flights, accommodation, transfers, meals, activities, and parties are all included. Red Frogs are also on the island for the whole trip. Say less. 
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  • Airlie Beach offers all the beauty and adventure of the Whitsundays for Schoolies week and is the #1 destination for northern Queenslanders.
  • Schoolies.com hosts the Airlie Beach Schoolies Festival for each night of Schoolies, epic DJ’s and themed parties right in central Airlie Beach. The festival is all-ages so perfect if you’re going to be 17 at Schoolies. 
  • Red Frogs are on the ground at Airlie Beach Schoolies. 
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  • Only a short drive north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is where Queensland Schoolies can go for a more chill option for their Schoolies week.
  • Schoolies.com has Schoolies accommodation options in Noosa, Coolum and Mooloolaba.
  • There are no official Schoolies.com parties or events at these locations, but you can enjoy the stunning beaches and fill your days with all that is on offer in these cute little tourist towns. 
  • Even though there are no official parties or events, Red Frogs are still in Noosa and surrounds during Schoolies making sure the good times continue to roll throughout the week.
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  • Byron bay is one of our most popular Schoolies destinations and it sells out FAST. Schoolies.com has a wide range of Schoolies accommodation in Byron Bay, but due to its popularity, you want to be booking at least 18 months to a year in advance to avoid missing out. Yes, it’s that popular! 
  • Schoolies.com has Official Parties in Byron Bay, these parties are 18+ only, so Byron Bay is best suited to graduates who are going to be 18+ when they are at Schoolies. 
  • There are 3 weeks of Schoolies in Byron Bay, but the Official Schoolies.com parties only take place in week 2. 
  • Red Frogs are on ground in Byron Bay Schoolies week 2 as well as other support services.
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  • Rye is located just under 2 hours from Melbourne, making it a popular destination for Victoria school leavers.
  • There are no Official Schoolies.com parties and Events in Rye, making it a more chill destination to hit up with your crew.  
  • There may be local Schoolies entertainment on in Rye during Schoolies, this will be updated on the Schoolies.com website closer to the event. 
  • Red Frogs head to Rye to give support to all the Schoolies during their trip.
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  • Lorne is the ultimate beach town hangout. Located on the stunning Great Ocean Road, it is a popular Schoolies destination for Victorian school leavers who just wrapped up their VCE. 
  • Schoolies.com have Official Schoolies.com events in Lorne, the Mantra Lorne have nightly all-ages events, making it the perfect place to stay if you or someone in your crew are going to be 17. 
  • 18+ events are also offered in Lorne, it’s the perfect mix of relaxed beach vibes during the day, and epic parties at night. 
  • The Red Frogs will be in Lorne to provide support to Schoolies. 
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  • Torquay is just over an hour from Melbourne, making it another sweet spot for Victorian VCE graduates to celebrate Schoolies.
  • If you’re going to Torquay for Schoolies the place to stay is the Torquay Hotel Motel.
  • Parties are included at the Torquay Hotel Motel! You can book packages that include parties or you can book room only. These parties and this accommodation option is 18+ only though, so this destination isn't the best if you are going to be 17 at Schoolies. 
  • Red Frogs will be present at Schoolies Torquay.
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  • For Victorian Schoolies looking for a more chill option, there is Phillip Island, which is about 2 hours from Melbourne. 
  • There are no Official Schoolies.com events during Schoolies week, so Schoolies can enjoy the cool surrounds of this tourist hotspot and hit up the bars and nightclubs in the area at their leisure. This makes Phillip Island more suited to 18+ Schoolies who are looking for a chilled-out and low-key Schoolies experience.
  • Red Frogs head to Phillip Island Schoolies and provide support and help to all the graduates celebrating during the week.
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  • Victor Harbor is a popular destination amongst South Australian graduates, it is only an hour away from Adelaide. 
  • The local Schoolies Festival runs over multiple days and provides good times, great music and straight vibes for the Schoolies of Victor Harbour! It is run by the Encounter Youth Organisation, and is an all-ages event, meaning Victor Harbor Schoolies is suited to graduates who are both 17 and 18+.
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  • Dunsborough is 2 hours’ drive south of Perth, and it is where WA Leavers head every year to make memories and celebrate their newfound freedom. 
  • Dunsborough books out quickly every year, so make sure you get your crew together and book as early as possible.
  • Dunsborough is WA’s biggest party destination for Leavers, “the entertainment zone” is where all the action is, with sick DJ’s, rides, nightly beach parties plus heaps more! The zone is all-ages. 
  • There will be Red Frogs present at Dunsborough Leavers to provide support and help throughout Leavers week.
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  • With just the right mix of vibrant nightlife, amazing beaches and insta-worthy natural surroundings, Bali is the perfect spot to celebrate the end of school and your newfound freedom! Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Canggu is where you will find the most popular spots for Schoolies in Bali, these are THE places to stay, play and party.
  • Spend your days on the sun-drenched beaches, and your nights soaking up the vibrant party scene. Your trip to Bali will only be made better by the famous Balinese hospitality and friendly people. 
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There you have it, all 16 of our destinations, broken down. Now the only thing left to do is choose which one you and your squad will be hitting up for Schoolies week! 😎


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