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With a young enthusiastic approach to business Mal Ellwood is your point of contact for your next excursion.


Are you a school teacher who needs assistance with planning and booking your next excursion?
These simple steps will help: 

Call or email Mal to discuss your ideas and potential travel dates.


View documentation prepared by Franksbook.

Get Organised

Gather risk assessments, book flights and complete PACER application, if necessary.

Have Fun

Enjoy watching your students create lifelong memories.

About Us


Franksbook can plan and book your next excursion to Canberra and Bathurst including accommodation, meals, road transport and attractions, both PACER and non-PACER. Coach pick up and activities in Sydney are also available. Franksbook is able to discuss packages and payment options.

Franksbook Educational Tours Services, previously Lionel Franks’ business, was incorporated with Marshall’s Bus & Coach Pty Ltd and has recently been acquired by parent company Benchmark Tours in September 2022. With a young enthusiastic approach to business Mal is your point of contact for school excursions to Canberra, the Snowy Mountains, Sydney and the Eurobodalla Nature Coast.

Contact us now to start your 2023-2024-2025 excursions today.



From the experience of a small remote and rural school like St. Joseph’s, Mungindi, we have appreciated the professionalism of Franksbook. It is difficult to book and confirm venues for a week in Canberra from a long distance. The communication and “nothing is a problem” or “I will see what I can do” attitude to make our experience the best it can be was outstanding. I have worked with Melissa to organise our three year cyclical excursion with students from years 4, 5 and 6 through emails, texts and over the phone. Melissa has taken my calls when on holiday with her family. I cannot speak highly enough of Melissa’s attention to detail and would highly recommend Franksbook company especially to remote schools. Schools can arrive in Canberra, being confident everything will be as is stated on the itinerary and well organised. Melissa is just a phone call away to address any queries, issues at any time. 


Deb Harrison
St Joseph's Primary School, Mungindi

I have been using Melissa at Franksbook for school PACER trips for the past 3 years and she is fantastic.  Her hands on approach, accessibility and knowledge is second to none.  If I want something more unusual she will find it and make it work, if you have a student with special requirements she will make sure they are catered for 100%. Her relationship with Marshall’s Coaches means that the drivers are always extremely knowledgeable and can offer that extra flexibility should it be required.

I only ever get positive feedback from my schools I book with her and I would not go anywhere else for a group to Canberra, she makes me look good! 

Samantha Clark
Alpha Travel

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