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A year level guide to educational travel

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Over the past 30 years, we’ve fine-tuned our Australian educational travel programs to ensure they exceed your expectations. All of our tours are curriculum-linked and specifically tailored to suit the learning outcomes, year level and any other needs of each group. Our most popular tours and activities for each year level are: Years 5, 6…

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Geography school tours across Australia and the Globe

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WorldStrides’ geography tours are a chance for students to examine the world’s people and natural environments at close range. Groups venture into the field to explore, analyse and understand a destination’s unique characteristics. Understand what makes volcanoes so powerful, what causes changes in topography of landscapes and learn the processes behind explosive geysers, boiling mud…

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Blending subject areas across Australia

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Experience Australia in a myriad of contexts during a domestic cross-curriculum tour. Our Australian tours are designed by educators, based on how students learn best. From Canberra to Cairns and everywhere in between, our tours offer an all-round immersive educational experience where students can broaden their horizons, build on what they’re currently studying and cultivate…

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Interactive learning in our own backyard

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Our Australian tours feature experiential learning activities to maximise academic outcomes and provide personal development opportunities. Whether it’s an Aboriginal cultural program or a simulated archaeological dig, these interactive experiences encourage self-guided exploration, experimentation with materials and creative expression. Central Australia Activity Learning Area Umoona Opal Mine & Museum underground camping experience Discover Coober Pedy’s…

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Re-live the gold rush in Ballarat and Bathurst

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On a WorldStrides tour of Ballarat in Victoria or Bathurst in New South Wales, students have the opportunity to journey back in time and experience a three-dimensional slice of Australia’s colonial history – the Gold Rush Era! Ballarat Enhance students’ history studies as they begin to appreciate the significance of the Eureka Stockade and see…

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Aboriginal Learning Experiences in Central Australia

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Dating back over 75,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have the longest living culture in the world. As the traditional custodians of Australia, their ideologies and way of life are a deeply significant part of Australia’s national identity. Surrounded by the timeless landscapes of desert plains, mountain ranges and dramatic gorges, there’s no…

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Exploring ecosystems in Cairns

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Cairns offers students the unique opportunity to learn by exploring some of the world’s most impressive ecosystems. With vibrant reefs and dense rainforests, it’s a place of striking natural beauty. A school tour to Cairns is a sure way to spark an interest in biological and environmental science. Students will be immersed in different natural…

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September snowsports – a smart choice

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The past few years we’ve seen the Australian Alps enjoy fresh powder well into September and early October. An extended snow season means Australian schools now have more options and can extend their timeframe for snowsports tours to better suit their schedules and budget. Here’s why waiting until spring is one of the industry’s best…

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Australian tours linked to your curriculum

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Australian tours introduce students to a bigger world in their own backyard. Every Australian city has something new and incredible to offer. Our domestic tours are full of meaningful learning experiences that reinforce classroom learning. Here are our favorite destinations that link to the Australian Curriculum, and provide fun and exciting adventures for your students:…

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Northern Territory School Excursion Program Extended to 2018

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A place of wonder and whimsy, the Northern Territory offers an array of inspiring and educational experiences for students to engage in, many of which are built around strong links with the Australian Curriculum including Humanities and Social Science, Aboriginal Histories and Culture, Science and Sustainability. With news that NT Learning Adventures has extended their…

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