Cockatoo Island is a UNESCO World-Heritage listed location and is perfect for a day excursion from Sydney. Not only can the students enjoy a great coach journey they will board the Sydney ferry to the island.
Students can learn all about their country’s history including the convict past, and the formation of the Australian navy. There are heart-breaking stories of the prisoners that once inhabited the island and the orphaned children that became a consequence of such depravity.
If your school is based in Victoria then an excursion to visit Arthurs Seat would be an ideal day trip for your students. Located on the Morning Peninsula, Arthurs Seat and the Enchanted Adventure Garden are just an hour’s drive from Melbourne.
Your students will take a gondola ride from Eagle Base Station to the summit of the Mornington Peninsula and from this perfect high vantage point there are fantastic panoramic views all around.
Afterwards they can enjoy the Enchanted Garden and all the fun activities that it offers. There are zip lines, mazes, tube slides, and many other breathtaking experiences to partake in. The beauty of this destination is that there is something for all ages to enjoy.
If your students have never experienced the sight of whales in their proper environment then this excursion will be an extra special treat. The beauty of this day trip is that it is both a fabulous way to watch some of nature’s most awesome creatures as well as learning all about the marine environment.
Observing these gentle giants so close up is truly a magical experience and a day that your students will never forget. The whale watching season is between June and November so you have a relatively narrow window to work with.
One of the great locations to visit from Adelaide is Narnu Farm. This award-winning farm has been accepting students with open arms for over thirty years. They offer the facility to also camp out for one or two nights on their land as the young students enjoy the surroundings of a proper working farm.
Narnu Farm will take the students back to the days of pioneer farming, and is very much an up-close and personal experience. Children can enjoy horse riding, ploughing, a vintage truck ride, butter making, a real smithy with blacksmith, and a chance to help feed the animals.