Northern Territory Camping Safaris for schools
Austour’s Traditional Safari, pioneered in the 1960s by Max and Sue Whitehead, has introduced many thousand of students to the Outback. Safari Camping is a fun adventure at a budget price. Camping out in pyramid style tents (which we invented) and visiting iconic Australian landmarks creates life-long memories of this outdoor classroom activity.
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 to favour the attraction-based safari, others are choosing the newer concept of meeting and becoming involved with Aboriginal communities. This choice has opened the door to a whole new range of experiences.