Geography Stories

How travel connects to the classroom

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Travelling creates stronger teachers, and in turn stronger students. Studies continuously show how travel improves academic performance, and there are learning opportunities for students before, during, and after you return from your tour. For teachers, travel is professional development at the highest level. Travel brings lesson plans to life for classrooms, and the benefits are…

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Destination Spotlight: Northern Territory

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Renowned for its spellbinding national parks, abundant wildlife, stunning gorges, and ancient Aboriginal culture, it’s no surprise the Red Centre scored a spot in the top 5 best regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019 guide. A visit to the Red Centre can be incorporated into a fun-educational-packed program through the Northern Territory, providing…

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Destination spotlight: Sydney

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Experience the many layers of Australia’s most iconic city, learn the stories behind its famous structures and iconic attractions including the Sydney Opera House, and discover Australia’s indigenous and colonial heritage from Bondi to the Blue Mountains. A trip to Sydney is full of history, culture and adventure – here are just a few of our…

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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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October snowsports on New Zealand’s North Island

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Sitting within a dual World Heritage Area, the snowy peaks of the legendary Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand’s most active volcano, is home to the longest ski season and largest ski areas in the country. The ski fields of Whakapapa and Turoa are ideal for school groups and offer world-class snow conditions all the way through…

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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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Geography school trips in New Zealand

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Evoking images of rugged mountain ranges and ancient glaciers, New Zealand is the ultimate real-world classroom for geography students. The country itself is a remote collection of mountainous islands in the southeast Pacific Ocean. It’s still geographically young and going through the geological processes of mountain-building that began 15 million years ago. Sitting upon two…

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Hidden gems of the South Island, New Zealand

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Look no further than New Zealand’s Lake Tekapo for immersive educational experiences and a vast array of adventure activities! Nestled beneath spectacular mountains, Lake Tekapo is the ideal base for students to learn to ski or improve their technique. By night, the area is an internationally renowned location for stargazing that’s part of the UNESCO…

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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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