Renowned for its spellbinding national parks, abundant wildlife, stunning gorges, and ancient Aboriginal culture, a visit to the Northern Territory is packed full of fun-educational experiences that you and your students will never forget.
The abundance of learning and personal development opportunities on tour are endless – and the key learning areas covered include English, Science, Visual Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Sustainability, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture.
Take a look at our favourite attractions which can be incorporated into your next tour.
Take a guided tour of the town famous for opals and its underground population. See Faye’s Underground Home and the Old Timers Mine, visit an underground Church, and learn about the quality and different types of opals at an opal cutting and polishing demonstration at the Umoona Opal Mine.
Royal Flying Doctors Service | Alice Springs Tourist Facility
See, experience and learn through the wonder of technology as the heroic stories of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) are brought to life. Learn about the history of the RFDS which began its aeromedical operations in 1939. Through the use of holograms and touchscreen portals, students can interact with John Flynn, the founder of the RFDS who tells of the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS.
Spend the day exploring the West MacDonnell Ranges, from its breathtaking scenery and world-class hikes, to swimming holes and natural treasures. Stop along the way to enjoy the sights of Standley Chasm, John Flynn’s Grave, Simpson’s Gap, Glen Helen Gorge and Ormiston Gorge.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
It’s no surprise Uluru was named the third best experience in the world in 2020 by Lonely Planet. Explore the base of the rock and absorb its magnificence, including Aboriginal rock paintings and caves and learn the many meanings and practices encompassed within the religion, law and moral systems of the Anangu culture, the traditional owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta. Renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, see the stunning changes of colour on the rock from red to orange to purple.
Kakadu National Park
This World Heritage Listed site covers 20,000 square kilometres and is rich in natural beauty and unique biodiversity, from waterfalls and tropical rainforests to wetlands, wildlife and ancient rock art. Take a sunrise or sunset cruise along the Yellow Water Billabong, home to crocodiles, wild horses, buffalo and a vast range of resident birdlife – you’ll find yourself mesmerised as you spot these majestic wetland creatures in their natural environment.
Litchfield National Park
Discover waterfalls, rock pools and magnetic termite mounds on an adventure through Litchfield National Park. The spring-fed waterfalls of Wangi and Florence Falls provide the perfect vantage point for photos and an opportunity to really soak in the true beauty of the rainforest. One of the most impressive sights at Litchfield National Park is the hundreds of termite mounds standing up to two metres high – it really is a fascinating insight into how these remarkable creatures live.
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Rise early and embark on a dawn cruise through the 13 stunning gorges in Nitmiluk National Park where the outback meets the tropics. Make your way through the gorges and discover Aboriginal rock art while learning the ancient Aboriginal culture of the area. Look out for the wildlife and hidden waterfalls along the way and don’t forget your camera!
Discover more exciting adventures that can be included in your educational tour to the Northern Territory or chat to one of our program specialists by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1800 331 050 to discuss how we can tailor a program to suit your curriculum and learning areas.