Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to be a student to travel with STS?

No! Anyone is welcome to join our tours.


How can I get the student discount?

You have to study at one of the Partner Schools. For a full list of Partner schools, click here.


Can I still come if I don’t study at a Partner School?

Yes, everyone is welcome!


Can I pay by credit card?

Yes, but you won’t get the discount. To get the discount you have to pay cash at one of our partner Schools.


Your prices are very cheap! Are you good?

We like to think so! We know what it’s like to be a (poor!) student, so we have great discounts for students. You won’t find better value for money in Melbourne.


Where do we sleep on 2 day trips?

On the Great Ocean Road we stay in Surfside Backpackers in Apollo Bay, and in the Grampians we stay in the YHA hostel. Both are fantastic hostels.


Do I need to bring a sleeping bag or pillow?

No, it’s all included.


What kind of food do we eat?

On the 2 day trips, dinner is a huge feast of pasta, salad and garlic bread. It’s really awesome! Breakfast is cereal and toast. We cater for any special food requirements, such as halal, vegetarian and vegan.


Where do you pick us up?

We pick up outside the State Library, on the corner of Swanston st and Latrobe St. It’s opposite Melbourne Central.


Can I bring a big bag or suitcase?

On the 2 day trips, yes. We have a trailer and you can bring whatever you like.


Why do you do only 2 day Great Ocean Road trips?

1 day is not enough time. It’s a 550km trip and we like to take it easy! You will see more with STS, and you won’t have to sit on a boring bus for 12 hours!