Educational Tours In NSW & ACT


Discover New NSW-Based Tour Opportunities To Inspire & Engage Your Students

Looking for dynamic, engaging touring options for students? By removing air travel from the equation, our locally-based educational group tours provide an extra layer of security for teachers and parents and allow students to embrace the broad range of experiential learning opportunities available in their own backyards.

Tours in New South Wales

Who Is Australia?

History | Sydney & Wollongong

Discover the complex, rich breadth of Australia’s history on a journey through some of the most significant locations in Sydney and its surrounds. This tour provides students with insight into the key events and movements that shaped Australia into a diverse, multicultural community. Unlike other programs, this tour is entirely student led to encourage leadership, cooperation, trust and teamwork. Students form teams to undertake a series of challenges and experiences that include guided tours, interactive exhibitions, site visits and workshops to explore themes of heritage, immigration, Indigeneity, and social advocacy. In doing so, they form a holistic picture of Sydney’s history and develop valuable multi-perspective critical thinking skills. 

Tour Highlights:

  • Utilise planning and teamwork to self-navigate through an Amazing Race challenge in Sydney
  • Compare European and Indigenous perspectives of colonisation / invasion on the streets of Sydney
  • Explore topics of immigration, adaptation and assimilation with different ethnic communities
  • On country program to explore the Indigenous connection to land, dreaming and environmental management.
  • Explore religious and philosophical thought, building an historical and social understanding of a selection of religions and philosophies.

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Ichi-go Ichi-e

Japanese Language & Cultural Immersion | Sydney

Immerse yourself in the Land of the Rising Sun on this six-day tour of Sydney that aims to provide students the opportunity to develop their Japanese language skills through a series of engaging, interactive cultural experiences. Australia’s rich history of engagement with Japan means that there are countless learning opportunities on offer right here in our own backyard. In addition to intensive language classes, the majority of the experiences on this tour are conducted in Japanese, allowing students to apply their skills in real-world contexts. Whether sampling delicate Japanese cuisine or practising your drawing skills in a manga workshop, there is no shortage of hands-on activities to enjoy. Ganbatte!

Tour Highlights:

  • Get a taste of Japanese hospitality close to home at a local Onsen, replete with tatami mats, bonsai and a Zen rock garden
  • Enjoy a five-course Omakase Banquet to discover the subtle flavours and methods of Japanese cuisine
  • Take intensive language classes designed using a direct-teaching method to emulate a Japanese environment
  • Put your hands to work at a traditional Kami Paper Workshop to learn the intricacies of origami
  • Discover the history behind manga cartoons and participate in an expert-led drawing class
  • Delve into the world of Japanese crafts and textiles with an aesthetically engaging and informative kimono workshop
  • Learn the fundamentals of Japanese ingredients and techniques in an authentic cooking class
  • Align your mind and body in a physically demanding Aikido workshop
  • Participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
  • Feel the rhythm in a Taiko Drum class and performance
  • Sing your heart out at karaoke

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Vive la France

French Language & Cultural Immersion | Sydney

Immerse your students in an active exploration of French language and culture. Exploring a range of themes and topics, students develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, through tailored workshops, cultural activities and guided tours, designed to meet your schools learning outcomes. Activities on tour are conducted in French (where possible), providing students an opportunity to put into practice their language skills, in a wide range of contextual settings.

Tour Highlights:

  • Participate in the lifestyle and culture of France, playing pétanque
  • Explore iconic locations on an immersive French speaking guided tour
  • Instructed in French, create an array of delicious French recipes, from crepes to cassoulet
  • Engage in collaborative acting experiences that facilitates interactions in common social situations
  • Gain an insight into the social and political nuances of French life through cinema

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Che Figata!

Italian Language & Cultural Immersion | Sydney

Students enrich their Italian speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through a selection of cultural workshops, language classes and guided tours. Curriculum aligned learning outcomes are delivered through a range of topics and thematic experiences that traverse the regions of Italy, such as dance, art, history, cooking and cultural integration.

Tour Highlights:

  • Participate in a regional Italian cooking class, learning the traditions, techniques, culture and linguistic nuances of the region
  • Trace the influence of Italian painters, sculptors and thinkers on western art and philosophy workshop
  • Explore the characters of Commedia dell’ Arte and delve into the world of improvisation while developing speaking skills
  • Develop your vocabulary through cuisine with a pasta making and gelato workshop
  • Engage in the personal stories of Italian café and restaurant communities, practicing your Italian speaking on a custom designed Italian language guided tour

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

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German Language & Cultural Immersion | Sydney

German culture in Australia has a long and rich history, being one of the first of the European settlers to arrive to Australia. The German language tours in Australia capitalise on this longevity and provide unique learning opportunities across a broad spectrum of immersive experiences ranging from cuisine, music, philosophy and design. Each interaction is crafted to maximise speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Tour Highlights:

  • Translate a German recipe before trying your hand at a cooking one of Germany’s regional specialities
  • Singing is a popular recreational activity in Germany, join a local German singing club to practice your language skills in full voice!
  • Take a German language guided tour to explore the influence of German design principles in Australian architecture while expanding your vocabulary as you tour iconic locations.
  • Explore the German identity as you engage in a German language Traditional Folk-Dance session facilitating spoken German in a social context
  • Understanding German society through its philosophy and music

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Properties and Structure Of Matter

Senior Years Chemistry | Wollongong

Develop and build the knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the properties and structures of matter, the types, and drivers of chemical reactions and how we measure the quantities involved in these processes on this tour through Wollongong. Examine classes of chemicals, processes and a variety of chemical reactions which incorporate organic compounds and acid/base equilibrium reactions. This tour challenges students to apply their knowledge of chemistry to the investigation of a range of methods used in identifying and measuring quantities of chemicals. It is designed to cover the senior years curriculum as an overview of chemistry or used as part of a depth study program.

Tour Highlights:

Student watching experiment
  • Discover what constitutes an effective hypothesis for experimentation
  • Observe and experiment with chemical reactions, mixtures, and compounds to identify a ‘strange chemical’
  • Observe the properties and structures of metal

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Exploring The Universe

Physics | Parkes & Coonabarabran

Take the class on an adventure while investigating how physicists explore the universe using a combination of mechanical and electromagnetic waves and light on a tour to some of Australia’s significant telescopes. Start your investigation in Parkes, “the dish”, where students conduct a practical investigation involving sound vs. light waves, creating mechanical vs. electromagnetic waves. While there, explore different types of telescopes and study the pros and cons of each. Afterwards, head to Siding Springs Australian Astronomical Observatory near the picturesque Warrumbungle National Park, Australia’s first designated Dark Sky, to explore the universe using optical and infrared telescopes.

Tour Highlights:

  • Build your own telescope and compare the different resolutions, focussing abilities and design of different types of telescopes
  • Investigate total internal reflection and gain an understanding of its relationship to sending information via fibre optic cables
  • Drive through the world’s largest virtual solar system

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.


Physics | Bungendore, Cottermouth & Canberra

Take your students out of the classroom to explore electricity production in the real world. Compare green energy sources and how they transform energy into electricity. Starting at a wind farm, explore the practical application of the flow of electric current, magnetic field, and more advanced concepts of electromagnetic induction. Head to Jindabyne and explore hydroelectricity production and gain insights into the energy market. Discuss how electric prices are calculated and which generators are chosen to produce electricity at any one time. Afterwards, compare electric output at a solar farm. Measure solar production and compare against known figures. Investigate how much output is needed to reach a 100% renewable energy target for the region.

Tour Highlights:

  • Measure and compare power output at a wind farm, solar farm and hydroelectric facility
  • Design and build a prototype generator that generates electricity using simple materials
  • Gain insight into how prices for electricity are calculated through the National Electricity Market
  • Take part in a customised orienteering/geocaching/hydroelectric generator competition

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Lake Mysteries

STEM | Lake George and Lake Bathurst

Uncover the mysteries of the disappearing lakes on this tour to regional NSW. Take part in eco-tours of two endorheic lakes and observe the environmental phenomenon that occurs around the closed-drainage basins. Students train under the supervision of local scientists to collect water samples from five different sites of each lake to unravel the mystery.

Tour Highlights:

  • Take part in an individual investigation to determine the pH of water samples
  • Compare legend with scientific method to analyse the chemical structure of the lakes Chemistry

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Energy for Everyday Life

Chemistry | Shell Harbour, Jenolan Caves, North Ryde

Offering a unique and hands-on approach to fundamental thermochemistry ideas by taking the experiments out into nature, explore the scientific principles of enthalpy, energy change and chemical bonds. Students conduct a series of investigations over the course of the program to quantify energy stored within everyday samples and relate them to their roles as fuels to produce energy, heat or survival. The aim of this course is to challenge students whilst teaching them to work independently, solve problems and think outside the box.

Tour Highlights:

  • Construct individual calorimetry devices to measure and collect data on the change of enthalpy produced by burning nuts and plant samples.
  • Investigate carbonate reactions in both the natural environment – in cave formations, and in industrial use – in the development of gyprock to comprehend stepwise chemical reactions.
  • Observe a demonstration that proves the hypothesis of the 1937 investigation into the explosion of the Hindenburg Airship
  • Compare energy exchange and combustion between electric and traditional fueled vehicles in a goKart challenge

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Earth’s Resources 

Earth & Environmental Studies | Kioloa

Investigate the sedimentary rock sequences found in Kioloa-area rocky headlands and understand the palaeo-environmental implications of materials found in those rocks on an immersive 3-day program on the NSW South Coast. During this program, explore the possible geological process most likely to have driven the formation of these amazing rock sequences. Be introduced to a wide variety of sedimentary depositional processes and embedded palaeo-environmental indicators through lectures, outcrop visits and associated practical activities and readings prior to performing their targeted data collection activities.

Tour Highlights:

  • An introduction to geoscience concepts used to analyse and understand sedimentary rocks and fossils with leading geologists
  • Identify origins of fossils, the processes that form fossils and the uses geoscience can make of fossils in understanding changes in life through time
  • Field work exercises to observe sediments and fossils found within the rocks.
  • Discuss weathering and erosion and the concepts of cross-cutting relationships and unconformities to be linked into these observations.

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Australia’s Greatest Engineering Feat?

Earth & Environmental Studies | Cooma Region

Investigate the impact the Snowy Mountains Scheme has had on river systems, specifically the iconic Snowy River. Gain insights into the Snowy Mountains Scheme, how it was built and what its primary and secondary objectives were when it was built. Explore the environmental issues that were formed because of the original engineering works on the Snowy River at and downstream of Jindabyne and investigate the more recent engineering works designed to address these issues that were a consequence of the original design.

Tour Highlights:

  • Understand water cycle science and hydrology and how this science informed the design and construction of Snowy Hydro 1.0
  • Investigate what caused the Snowy River communities to seek political change to bring about environmental changes
  • Take part in field work exercises designed to investigate how dams impact fisheries, farms, people environments and landscapes.

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Where Sports Meets Science

Sports Science | Canberra

Explore how science impacts your favourite sport. During this three-day program in Canberra, explore how scientists collaborate with athletes and coaches to improve performance and increase the chances of winning. Technologies like better tennis rackets, sleeker running and swimming outfits, and aerodynamic soccer balls, mean that current athletes are breaking world records. Add to that, explore better nutrition and science-based training regimes and you’re on the way to creating that competitive edge. Whether this is a complete STEM or specialized program, this program provides excitement, challenge, and a little competition to your classroom learning.

Tour Highlights:

  • Collaborate with scientists and athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport
  • Discuss the impact of forces and acceleration with local athletes
  • Explore the advances in wearable technology for monitoring athletes’ performances in the field

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Creative Arts

Arts | Sydney

Engage your students from across the Arts with a custom designed, highly immersive and experiential tour.  Our unique tour program facilitates the development of practical and theoretical skills by providing students with the opportunity to work with experienced professionals in their chosen subject/genre. From backstage tours to performances with the most prestigious musical academies in Australia or engaging with renowned creatives, students are encouraged to investigate the use of different art forms to develop and communicate their own creative expression.

Tour Highlights:

PA Students throwing gloves up in the air
  • Experiment with song compositions and discover a range of song writing and arranging techniques in a music production and composition workshop
  • Engage with some of the best instructors and choreographers in the industry and explore the fundamentals of movement and expression in different dynamic dance styles
  • What is stage presence? Learn how to bring a performance to life in a skill-based stage workshop
  • Explore Australian Indigenous culture through Dance, Music and Art with First Nations’ artists
  • Go behind the scenes and gain a deeper understanding of stage management through the roles of lighting, sound and technical effects for production
  • Play alongside highly-renowned musicians and develop instrumental techniques in a musical masterclass
  • Develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge in drawing, printmaking, painting, photography and sculpting in a studio practical workshop

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Virtuous Leadership Tour

Innovation and EntrepreneurshipSydney, Wollongong & Canberra

What does it take to effect positive change in organisations and governments? Budding leaders are encouraged to challenge the role of leadership on a tour that takes them through the world of high finance, business, law, and politics. View Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra with an innovation mindset and engage with the thought leaders, entrepreneurs and heads of business who are transforming the future of business and politics. Gain an insight into the real-world business journey of products and service, raising capital, diverse business structures, the stock market, circular economies, and manufacturing. Learn first-hand lessons from innovators in the start-up ecosystem and participate in group workshops that focus on developing leadership, emotional intelligence, and confidence. Finally, develop the public speaking and negotiating skills required to excel in the political arena.

Tour Highlights:

  • Engage in Agile project management scenarios to identify prototyping strategies
  • Discuss how to identify emerging trends and forecasting with a strategic planner
  • Explore how and why corporate social responsibility is more than just sustainability and understand how leadership can leverage it to effect positive change
  • Discover the importance of high-quality connections and how to build positive relationships in a unique outdoor leadership program
  • Engage with Indigenous Entrepreneurs to hear about their start-ups and experience targeted entrepreneurial learning of doing business
  • Improve critical thinking, negotiation and public speaking skills in a UN style debate that covers a range of issues such as current world issues, economics, and sustainable development.

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Canberra For Senior Students

Civics & Citizenship | Canberra

Go beyond federation with a civics and citizenship experiential learning tour exclusively designed for senior secondary students.

Students explore their role in a broader part of society that extends beyond their city, town or school communities and gain a deeper understanding of their current and future rights and responsibilities as citizens of Australia with this dynamic learning tour that explores the development of fake news, democracy, Indigenous rights and culture, Australian social enterprise, not-for-profits and how students of all ages, from all cities, towns and regions in Australia united in a fight for climate change.

Tour Highlights:

  • Experience Canberra with an Orientation experience highlighting some of our capitals most significant landmarks
  • Meet with traditional custodians of the Canberra region and explore Ngunnawal culture and heritage with a guided hike, bush tucker cooking class and medicine workshop
  • Discover how we get our information and why it matters with an engaging workshop at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
  • Explore how a social enterprise and not-for-profit develops solutions to support homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people in Australia
  • Explore the Australian Defence Force Academy on a guided tour and build your leadership and teamwork skills with a custom created bootcamp program
  • Spend a day exploring democracy and law making with a comprehensive program Parliament House

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Canberra In Motion (Years 6-10)

Experience the best Canberra has to offer with a wide range of experiential learning activities at PACER approved institutions, discover the determination of athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport, cruise Lake Burley Griffin and pay your respects to our soldiers past and present who fell in defence and service to our country.

Tour Highlights:

  • Take a cruise on Lake Burley Griffin
  • Engage in an experiential workshop at the Museum of Australian Democracy
  • Experience democracy in action at Parliament House
  • Tour the High Court of Australia
  • Discover how the Australian electoral system operates with an education program at the Electoral Education Centre
  • Explore the National Science and Technology Centre with a guided tour and hands-on workshop

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Debating Canberra

Legal Studies, Politics, Philosophy & International Relations | Canberra

In the nation’s capital, take part in a unique tour that explores the art of debate.  With political events continuing to remind us that persuasion and great oratory can spark our emotions and intellect, the art of debate provides students with the opportunity to learn how to hear others’ arguments and respond to them with accuracy. This program encourages students to have the confidence to speak in public, construct logical arguments, be creative thinkers, problem-solvers, active listeners, and develop their critical thinking skills.

Tour Highlights:

  • Watch leading politicians’ debate in Question Time
  • Learn the ins and outs of political debate during a Q&A session with a politician
  • Resolve both fictitious and real-world issues in a Model UN debate

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

Australia and the Sustainable Development Goals

Environmental Science, Biology, Engineering & Sustainability | Sydney

The long journey to delivering on Australia’s commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals, as signatories to the Paris Agreement of 2016, has been fraught with contradictory policy making, public protests and now the potential of international trade sanctions. This 4-day immersive program presents students with opportunities to understand and critically appraise the underlying factors that are prohibiting Australia from surpassing its international obligations. Amongst others, the 2021 United Nations Sustainable Development Report highlights three key Sustainable Development Goals where Australia is either stagnating or decreasing in the potential ability to meet Goal outcomes in the desired timeframe: Climate Action (SDG13), Life Below Water (SDG14) and Life on Land (SDG15).

Tour Highlights:

  • Participate in a hands-on workshop designed to critically appraise the diversity of risks that threaten wildlife populations in Australia
  • Understand the techniques that scientists employ to understand the health of Australia’s dwindling ocean fish stocks in an immersive workshop
  • Learn about five sustainable biomes that are flourishing under innovative regenerative strategies to rehabilitate the land in the wake of European farming practices
  • Explore perspectives through cultural approaches to land and sea in a First Nations interaction that teaches traditional natural resource management practices

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for further information.

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