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Contact Us:
PO Box 292, Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia
Email:  Email ARET Australian Recreation Education Tours info@aret.com.au
Phone or Skype: +61 2 42275167
Fax: +61 2 42273316
Australian Recreation and Education Tours (ARET) was established in 1990 with the philosophy of providing an English learning experience that is fun, relaxed and benefits from the natural beauty that Australia has to offer. ARET coordinates a wide variety of activities, including English course programs for junior high school, high school and university students, tourist activities and homestay programs. We also offer Japanese immersion courses for Australian high school groups and self-contained accommodation catering for up to 15 people. ARET is based in Wollongong. As its Aborigine name translates, Wollongong is situated between the mountains and the sea. Situated approximately 80 km south of Sydney (1.5 hrs by car or train), Wollongong boasts natural beauty that lends itself to many outdoor activities, such as hiking, marine sports and cycling, among others. Because of this and its easy access to the more cosmopolitan Sydney, it is no exaggeration to say that Wollongong is the ideal location to study English while getting to know intimately Australian culture and its great outdoors.

Learn more about our English study tours, or get in touch to talk about how we can tailor a programme to fit with your requirements and interests.


CEO - Pam Howard

Pam is a qualified English and Japanese language teacher. In the ten years prior to founding ARET, she accumulated a wealth of high school Japanese language teaching experience in many locations, including Japan, Canberra and Wollongong. Pam lived in Japan for 6 years, one of which she spent studying at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. Pam loves to travel and aside from Japan, she has visited a wide variety of countries. In addition to coordinating ARET, Pam has, since 1999, taught Japanese culture to children in schools all over New South Wales, Canberra and Tasmania.

Administrative Co-ordinator - Rena Iwagami

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Rena Iwagami is based in Tokyo, Japan. She is the Japan representative of ARET. Rena spent several years in Sydney, working for JTB and gaining a childcare diploma. She also has experience in the IT sector. Bubbly and intelligent, Rena is an enthusiastic ARET team member.

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