Special Interest Tours
The Northern Territory is the perfect location for students to learn about and participate in experiences that contribute to their education under the National School Curriculum.
Austour students can be immersed in the arts, music, dance and story telling of the Indigenous people.
Multiple disciplines can be incorporated into one fabulous itinerary.
Let us help you prepare a new generation for Outback fun and learning adventures.
Our trips are comprehensive and include the services of specialist guides, accommodation, travel arrangements, activities, special visits and meals.
Join Austour for an extraordinary educational experience that combines fun and adventure with key educational outcomes
By making a positive impact in local communities, students gain the cultural empathy, global awareness and a great sense of leadership necessary to become true global citizens. In the end, they return home with a newfound understanding of collaboration and the motivation to make a true difference in their own communities.
Recent special interest tours have had the following themes
Primary Industry and Agriculture Studies
The Northern Territory offers a multitude of primary industries including agriculture, fishing, cattle and mining. Students have the opportunity to experience these environments first hand learning from experts in the discipline.
Community and Family Studies
The Top End – Kakadu, Arnhem Land – Tiwi Island and Central Australia abound with Indigenous culture. Here are the ideal locations for an excursion to expand upon conceptual learning and experiential focus areas for Community and Family Studies. Values, family structures and communication parabolan 100 can all be investigated in depth, with the stunning imagery of Darwin or The Alice and surrounds as a tantalising backdrop. Perhaps this could be the Austour trip theme for your next visit to the Northern Territory.
Visual Art Studies
The Red Centre has been the inspiration of many artists, including Albert Namatjira, who made famous the rugged beauty of the mountain ranges surrounding Alice Springs. A myriad of art forms have grown from a small beginning to profitable enterprises with sales around the world.
A tour to Central Australia not only allows students to experience these stunning colours and landscapes, but also to learn about Indigenous culture and how this is expressed through visual arts in all mediums.
Maybe Art could be the Austour trip theme for you and your students to discuss.
A trip to Central Australia or Darwin might provide an opportunity to take along the school orchestra or the school band to perform recitals or concerts. There are many music festivals to attend. A NSW school in 2014 took its Symphony Orchestra from Uluru to Arnhem Land and Darwin. Their 12-day journey included nine concerts in indigenous communities, schools and an entertainment centre.
Thinking laterally broadens the mind.
Itineraries and more information are available on request so that you, too, can have a specific itinerary tailor made for your needs.
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.