With several government-led schemes available to support practical learning outside the classroom in Canberra, the Northern Territory and Queensland, now is a great time to consider an educational tour for your students. At WorldStrides, we create education-packed programs aligned to the Australian Curriculum while ticking the boxes required to receive these financial rebates. See below…Keep Reading
Charter Towers guided visit
Venus Gold Battery guided tour
Gain an insight into what life was like in the gold rush of the late nineteenth century. Explore the largest surviving Battery relic in Australia and discover its national cultural significance. One of the highlights is a fascinating film presentation that shows not only the process of extracting gold from ore, but also the story of the Battery's working life and some of its ghosts.
Miner's Cottage and gold panning activity
The Miner's Cottage is located within the historic precinct of old Charters Towers. Led by an experienced gold prospector, explore the historical building which was once a worker's cottage with connections to early pioneering families. Leaving the best to last, you'll be shown expert techniques and try panning for gold yourself.
Free time to explore the Tower’s Hill lookout
Discover the many stories of Tower Hill as you explore the area and read several storyboards depicting momentous occasions. Stand at the base of the hill where the first gold sighting occurred in 1871 by Aboriginal boy Jupiter, discover 30 different bunkers from World War II including one which has been restored halfway up the hill.