- Arrive in Canberra Arrive in the capital.
National Capital Exhibition visit
The story of Canberra educational program
The National Capital Exhibition tells the story of Canberra, from pre-history through to present day. Reflect on the reasons why Canberra became the federal site, interrogate the runners up entered in the international competition to design the city and consider whether the original design is still maintained in the current city. Complete an activity booklet, consider new designs for the city and explore the exhibition at the end of the program.
MoAD (Museum of Australian Democracy) visit
Who's the Boss? education program
Learn about the development and practice of democracy in Australia by exploring the results of past democratic decisions in an interactive exhibition trail and discover parliamentary procedure through a role-play in the historic chambers.
Electoral Education Centre visit
Educator led program
Choose from a number of program areas depending on area of interest, age or knowledge level. Choose from House of Representatives, Senate, Referendum and Eligible Elector. Watch a multimedia presentation exploring the history of Australian democracy and take part in hands-on activities to understand enrolment, voting and representation. Vote in a simulated election and count votes to achieve a result.
- Royal Australian Mint guided visit Watch a short DVD about how coins are made, then discover some interesting facts about the history of coins in Australia where you'll learn how coins are designed, before looking out into the factory to see where they are produced. At the end of the tour you'll get the opportunity to make a legal commemorative $1 coin for the cost of $3 in the Mint Coin shop.
- Australian War Memorial visit Explore the Australian War Memorial's shrine, a world-class museum and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in the war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.
Australian Institute of Sport guided visit
AIS tour and Sportex
Go behind the scenes and discover where Australia’s sporting champions are created and gain a unique insight into the life of elite athletes. Explore the facility and learn about Australia's rich sporting past and glimpse into the window of the future. Finish your tour at Sportex, an educational and engaging sports experience where you can try wheelchair basketball, virtual downhill skiing, rock climbing, football penalty shootouts and more.
- Telstra Tower visit This 195 metre tower provides essential communications facilities for the national capital including 360 degree night and day views of Canberra’s region. Students can trace the history of Australian telecommunications at the Heritage Museum and see how the tower was created in the auditorium.
- Government House guided visit Discover what it means to be an Australian citizen, how governments work, and the special role of the Governor-General as you're guided through Government House and surrounding gardens.
Parliament House guided visit
Explore the chambers of Parliament (on non-sitting days), Marble Foyer, Great Hall (subject to availability), Members' Hall & Highlights of the Parliament House Art Collection.
The PEO role-play gives hands-on experience of how our Parliament works to make Australia a better place to live.
Take a half hour break in the Queen’s Terrace Gallery with the opportunity to meet your member of Parliament, dependent on their availability.
- Questacon - National Science & Technology Centre visit Free-fall down a six-metre slide, freeze your own shadow, experience an earthquake or challenge a robot to a game of air hockey. Questacon’s eight interactive exhibitions feature more than 200 hands-on experiences covering a range of science topics, from astronomy to zoology and everything in between.
- High Court of Australia guided visit Learn about the history, role and function of the High Court and its architecture. View the Great Hall, which includes an educational display and video area, and often features exhibitions or performances by cultural organisations. Also see the three courtrooms, which are the focus of the building's activities.
National Gallery of Australia guided visit
Art Discovery tour
On this immersive tour, discover highlights from the NGA collection such as Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles, Monet's Waterlillies, Arthur Streeton’s Golden Summer, Eaglemont and the largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the world. Tour guides will encourage critical and creative thinking as you analyse, respond to and appreciate art.
National Museum of Australia visit
Unpack the Museum
Select one of two bags, each filled with activities, games and objects to handle, to help the Museum come alive. Explore at your own pace on this fun-filled, collaborative learning journey, with content aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
- Depart Canberra Bid farewell to Canberra as you begin your journey home.
This tour benefits from the addition of a WorldStrides Tour Director — an expert on hand to smooth logistics and enhance learning. Your Tour Director will:
- provide a wealth of knowledge and information as a local expert
- provide support and handle logistics
- create opportunities for learning throughout the tour
- use their expertise managing student groups to ensure a successful tour
Your tour duration may vary depending on your departure location. Talk to our team for travel times from your departing state.