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January 16, 2016 OTA News No Comments Email Email

The iconic Schoolies continues to go from strength to strength with accommodation for 2016 already filling up fast, the event’s original and number one booking site for almost 30 years,, has announced.

Schoolies on the Gold Coast

With the new school year not even underway, rooms are already being snapped up at a record pace for Schoolies 2016 and the advice is to book now before the best apartments and best locations are gone. CEO Matt Lloyd said the start of the new school year was always a peak booking time for graduates-to-be, who were excitedly locking in their holiday plans before knuckling down with the serious business of grade 12.

He said rave reviews from past Schoolies, fresh entertainment and a string of very positive events in recent years was driving popularity like never before.

“The launch of the Schoolies Nation Beach Festival in 2014, which is a partnership between and Gold Coast entertainment king Billy Cross, has been a significant milestone for the event, resulting in thousands more interstate Schoolies visiting in week two,’’ Mr Lloyd said.

He said Schoolies Nation would be back bigger than ever this year, complementing a full agenda of exclusive parties and entertainment in week one, plus an exciting program of council and government-run activities.

“We have now booked over 500,000 Schoolies since inception and the event is as popular as ever,’’ Mr Lloyd said.

“The Gold Coast continues to be the overwhelming favourite destination however bookings are still very consistent for our other destinations including Airlie Beach, Byron Bay, Lorne and more.

“Feedback from last year’s guests, parents, unit managers and local authorities were excellent and we’re really looking forward to making this year’s schoolies another safe and memorable experience,’’ he said.

Schoolies can secure accommodation now for just $100 deposit and no more to pay until September 2016. Visit

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