Specials & Subsidies

The Educational Tour Specialists

Special Offers – Attractions 2017


Book your school group in to visit Questacon in February 2017 and receive 50% off daytime school
group prices!

Book your school group in now for a daytime interactive workshop at The Ian Potter Foundation
Technology Learning Centre for free!

AIS Tour – Touring Only

Experience the AIS in February 2017 and your school group can enjoy 50% off the cost of an AIS Tour.

National Zoo and Aquarium

Book a guided tour for first term 2017 and receive a 20% discount.

National Capital Exhibition – Get an 8AM Start!

Start your excursion day in a playful Lego way! Students can enjoy an early morning Brick By Brick program, building with approx. 30,000 Lego bricks. Suitable for all year Levels.

Book now for a free one hour program, starting at 8 am. Available only from 30 January to 7 April 2017.

Take a little bit of Canberra home with you! Primary school teachers-mention this ad when you arrive for an education program at the National Capital Exhibition to receive your FREE copy of Michael Salmon’s classic picture book, The Monster That Ate Canberra, for your school library. For visits between 30 January to 7 April 2017 only.

National Arboretum Canberra

Visit us in first term and receive a free guided coach tour of the site (Bookings essential)

Australian War Memorial

Mention this offer when making a new booking for 45 minutes facilitated program during first term 2017 and students will receive a free 15-minutes tour of the Memorial’s sculpture garden.

Royal Australia Mint

Visit in first term 2017 and every student in your group will receive a FREE pocket magnifier.

Electoral Education Centre

Visit in the first term 2017 to receive a FREE AEC for Schools resources for your classroom.

National Portrait Gallery

Visit us in first term 2017 and receive a FREE copy of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Kit.

National Museum of Australia

During Term One, book into any of our museum educator facilitated programs and received free into Kspace – the Museum’s new interactive history adventure game for kids (Subject to availability).

National Portrait Gallery

Mention this promotion when booking any facilitated program in first term 2017 and receive a beautiful copy of the catalogue Uncommon Australians: The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling for your school library.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Book one of our school programs in the first term of 2017 and each student will receive a FREE political cartoon postcard associated with the Behind the Lines 2016 exhibition and the online Learning resource.

National Botanic Gardens

Visit for a facilitated education program in first term and receive a FREE resource pack complete with posters and a copy of ‘Australia’s Garden’ (interstate schools only).

Cockington Green Gardens

Visit first term and:

  • Daytime excursions receive a free miniature steam train ride
  • Night-time excursions receive complimentary glow sticks or torch

National Gallery of Australia

In the first term of 2017 every school group will receive a free poster.

National Film and Sound Archive

For Term One 2017 (only), book into any one of our three new programs for only $3 per student (regular price $5.50). Program include: Indigenous Representation On Screen, Sound Out Of The Box (the evolution of audio technology), and Primary and Secondary Sources on Screen.

Special Offers – Accomodation 2017

Canberra City YHA

Book before 31 December 2016 to stay during Term One or Term Two 2017 and receive 25% off the total cost of your booking.

Camp Cottermouth

Mention this ad, and receive 15% early bird discount, on accommodation. Valid from 31 January 2017 to 28 April 2017.

Leumeah Lodge

Leumeah Lodge 2017 first term group offers 20% off accommodation for both students and teachers (minimum 2 nights stay).

Canberra Carotel Motel

Mention this offer when you book for Term One 2017 and receive our EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $5 per person per night. *conditions apply.

Westwood Lodge

Stay 1 – 3 night = 10% off nightly accommodation rate
Stay 4+ nights = 15% off nightly accommodation rate
Valid 25/01/17 – 15/04/17

Ibis Styles Canberra

Mention this ad, book your accommodation at the Ibis Styles Canberra for February 2017 and get $10 off per student, per night. Minimum 2 nights stay.

Travel Insurance

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a member of the school group fell sick or had an accident while away on a school excursion?

At Unearth-Ed we have negotiated an exclusive School Group Travel insurance policy with one of the top bus and coach insurance brokers in NSW and through one of Australia’s leading insurers.

For further information please contact our office.



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Financial Assistance

The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) provides a travel subsidy to schools to help students financially.

In order to be eligible for this rebate, the students must visit and participate in education programs (where possible) at Parliament House, Old Parliament House and/or the Electoral Education Centre and the Australian War Memorial as part of their civics and citizenship curriculum.

This program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training. Rates of the subsidy are from $20 – $260 per student depending on distance travelled to the National Capital and is indicated in the below diagram. The program benefits students in Years 4–12 living further than 150 kilometres from Canberra.

Application for the PACER rebate must be made prior to your school’s departure to Canberra. Not all excursions to Canberra are eligible for PACER, so be sure to read the guidelines carefully before submitting your school’s applications. All relevant information will be forwarded to you inside your tour pack no later than 6 weeks prior to your school’s departure.