With Austour-designed itineraries tailored to your school’s syllabus requirements and desires, the educational adventure will come to life as your group meets Territorians talking about personal insights and experiences of outback living. Steeped in culture and history, the Northern Territory is the perfect place for young inspired minds to visit. The subject matter and the learning experiences can be incorporated into the needs of your school. These may range from initial elementary learning to intense full Immersion Programs at schools and in communities. The experiences can include work programs, sports, musical, or art activities. The choice is yours.
Middle School (Years 9, 10)
Austour’s Traditional Safari, pioneered in the 1960s, has introduced many thousand of students to the Outback. Safari camping is a fun adventure, sleeping out under the stars and enjoying new and exciting experiences every day. No wonder this popular school outdoor classroom activity continues to create life-long memories. The Austour Safari has generally departed from school in either Melbourne or Sydney and travelled 4 or 5 days through The Outback, visiting iconic places like Broken Hill, The Flinders Ranges, Woomera and Coober Pedy. Ultimately it reaches the highlights of The Red Centre, Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs. While many schools continue with the attraction-based safari, others are choosing the newer concept of meeting and becoming involved with the Aboriginal Community. This choice has opened the door to a whole new range of experiences.
Austour still carries the majority of its clients on the Traditional Safari adventure, however the trend is changing.
Your Educational Adventure and Your Destination Trips with a Theme. These adventures enable schools to broaden their student learning experiences while retaining the fun and exploring aspects of the Traditional Safari.
Full Immersion and Work Projects: Work projects in communities are increasingly becoming a more meaningful outcome for the new generation ‘Austour Outback Trip’. These include Reconciliation activities, Full Immersion and work projects in Indigenous Schools and the building of ongoing (and hopefully lifelong) relationships between the two schools.