Canberra School ToursThe Educational Tour Specialists
Discover Your Nation’s Capital
Canberra remains the hallmark destination for your school’s excursion, offering a vast array of unique educational attractions and activities to suit the national curriculum.
Established as part of the Australian Federation in 1901, Canberra is home to National Parliament, Federal Government departments, The High Court of Australia, The Australian War Memorial and several other important institutions that will leave students with a wealth of knowledge and a wonderful experience.
Canberra is a fantastic base from which to explore the many treasures of the surrounding region. Just a short distance from the city centre, students can access other wonderful attractions and destinations such as historic townships, natural wonders, beautiful coastlines and the famous Snowy Mountains.
Any visit to Canberra wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Mt Kosciusko and the Snowy Mountains region. Jindabyne and its surrounds offer just as many highlights outside of winter as it does during winter. Trout fishing, mountain bike riding and hikes through the National Park are all options throughout the summer months or simply by travelling in the winter period you will encounter Australia’s amazing winter wonderland!
There are various accommodation venues in Canberra that are highly suitable for school groups. Accommodation packages generally include, dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch daily, however in most cases this can be adapted to suit the school’s needs depending on the itinerary they are travelling on and arrival / departure times.
You can download our brochures to view important details and below is a sample itinerary.
We look forward to planning your school’s next journey!
5 DAYS FROM $510 per person
– Rate per person – Accommodation – Bed linen – Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) – Attractions – Clothing hire and toboggans for snow day
- Electoral Education Centre
- Check into Accommodation
- Sky Zone Trampolining
- Parliament House
- High Court of Australia
- Australian Institute of Sport
- Zone 3 Laser Tag (Night activity)
- Cockington Green
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Archives of Australia
- National Zoo and Aquarium
- Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing (night activity)
- Day at the NSW Snowfields (Perisher, Selwyn or Thredbo)
- Include Tobogganing
- Return to Canberra accommodation
- Check out of accommodation
- Royal Australian Mint
- National Portrait Gallery
- Lunch at Hogs Breath Cafe
- Australian War Memorial
- Depart Canberra
Canberra Attractions & Activities
We have co-ordinated many school tours to Canberra. The Nation’s Capital offers a vast array of attractions all covering different areas of learning and extra curricular activities.
The following lists provide you with an overview of the types of opportunities afforded to students.
The National Electoral Education Centre offers a fun and interactive way to learn about Australia’s electoral system. The Centre has a range of programs designed to suit various ages and interests. The website offers a variety of downloadable activities and resources, as well as a link to our Get Voting program.
- Cockington Green Gardens
- National Zoo and Aquarium
- Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing
- Canberra International Golf
- Phillip Ice-Skating Centre
Fun in the Dark - Night Activities
There are so many fun activities to do with your students at night whilst in Canberra - it's a good opportunity for students to add a little activity to their stay. Below you will find those that are most popular.
CURRICULUM ACTIVITIESAustralian Institute of Sport
Walk in the footsteps of your sporting heroes. Night-time tours provide an insight into the behind the scenes world of sport. Bookings are essential.
Black Mountain Tower
See the city lights and watch it unfold from the enclosed viewing gallery or the two open platforms - it's certainly a "bird's eye" view from here!
Cockington Green Gardens
This is a miniature wonderland! View this illuminated village that has been built by hand and has taken many thousands of hours to produce such masterpieces. Night-time visits may also include a steam train ride around the village.
National Dinosaur Museum
The ever popular 'Dinosaurs at Night' tours are by far the most entertaining and atmospheric way to view the dinosaurs. Imagine a sabre-tooth tiger or tyrannosaurus looking out of the dark at you - not recommended for the faint hearted!
Experience an earthquake, brave the simulated guillotine, free fall from 6 metres down a vertical slide or just try hands science all for yourselves. Night bookings are run only for school groups to avoid the public crowds!
Canberra Reptile Zoo
Students and adults are encouraged to touch and interact with our range of spectacular hand reared native animals in a personal, comfortable stage and educational environment.
NON-CURRICULUM ACTIVITIESAMF Bowling
Ten-Pin Bowling at its best - the perfect way to end the day! Keep the students active and entertained with a game of AMF Bowling after a long day visiting the sights of Canberra.
Put on some skates and test your skills - are the students the next contestants on "Dancing On Ice"? A great laugh and enjoyable time for all at Phillip Ice Skating Centre.
Indoor Rock Climbing
Test their endurance and determination! Indoor rock climbing is a great way to harness team work and encouragement amongst the students - how high can they climb?
Escape the excursion! Take some leisurely time out and enjoy the latest release movies. Special offers for educational groups available.
Putt Putt Golf / Pitch and Putt
Pick up a gold club and let the students practice their swings...under floodlight! Or let them take in a competitive game of Putt Putt Golf.
Want a group activity with fun, fitness and teamwork? For the ultimate laser adventure, play the real life Laser Game and Zone 3.
Your students can enjoy dodge ball, volleyball, sky slam and the foam pit ! It’s next level fun at Sky Zone.
Helpful Resources When Visiting Canberra
Don’t forget your National Capital Passport when you visit Canberra!
- Find out more about Canberra
- Complete the activities and quiz questions at each attraction
- Get your passport stamped at each attraction
- Send the fold out postcard home to friends and family
- Keep a personalised memento of your trip to Canberra
Quizling – The Quiz Game!
Quizling is an education app that enables anyone to create, play & share quizzes (iPhone and Android).
Download & play for your Canberra trip! Play quizzes from Australia’s great museums. Perfect for increasing pre-visit engagement & knowledge! So much better than worksheets! Use with Smartboards, BYOD & 1:1! Quizling will always be free!
What’s On In Canberra?
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER – FLORIADE: MIND, BODY AND SOUL Get ready to enjoy live entertainment, fabulous showcase gardens, fun children’s activities, informative demonstrations, exclusive exhibitions and a great range of special events.
NOVEMBER 11 – REMEMBERANCE DAY Australian War Memorial – Share a minute’s silence at 11:00am to remember the sacrifice of those men and women who have died or suffered in wars and conflicts and all those who have served during the past 100 years.
Accommodation in Canberra
Throughout Canberra and its surrounding suburbs there are various accommodation venues that are highly suitable for school groups. Accommodation packages generally include, dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch daily, however in most cases this can be adapted to suit the school’s needs depending on the itinerary they are travelling on and arrival / departure times. The following accommodation venues may be booked through us.
Leumeah Lodge is one of the Canberra’s newest accommodation facilitates, specialising in School and Sporting group accommodation, conferencing and events. Leumeah Lodge also accommodates individuals and families within its beautifully appointed hotel wing.
Leumeah Lodge is ideally positioned just off the Barton Highway, in the exciting Gold Creek Tourist precinct. Leumeah Lodge is only minutes away from Canberra’s CBD and is also well placed to offer our guests a chance to explore the surrounding region’s rural attractions, restaurants and wineries.
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- AIS Residence
- Alivio Tourist Park
- Best Western Tall Trees Canberra
- Bush Capital Lodge
- Canberra Park Resort
- Camp Cottermouth
- Canberra City YHA
- Canberra Carotel
- Capital Country Holiday Park
- Eaglehawk Holiday Park
- Greenhills Conference Centre
- Ibis Styles Eaglehawk
- Ibis Styles Canberra
- Sundown Village Motel Canberra
- Westwood Lodge
- Warrambui Retreat & Conference Centre