Melbourne / Ballarat

Beyond the traditional classroom lies a wealth of learning opportunities. Planning a school tour to Melbourne means you and your students will be spoilt for educational choices. 

Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city, with the beauty of the Yarra River at its centre. It is a city that effortlessly blends arts, sports, culture, nature, national heritage and then mixes in a dynamic civics and economics culture. Melbourne offers students the opportunity to experience anything from China Town to Penguin viewing, each district with a unique expression of cultural heritage, which makes for a truly unique and authentic learning environment. 

Melbourne is an easy city to explore with flexible and safe ways to move around town. Bike tracks, trains, water taxis and trams transport you through the city and draws you into its vibrant culture. 

Educationally Enriching Experiences

Melbourne has world-class museums, educational programs, outdoor activities and monthly exhibitions to suit your curriculum or specialist subject focus. Exploring the local history, different cultures, natural environments and attractions provides students with countless experiential learning opportunities.

Our team in Melbourne know that every schools’ needs are unique, so we take the time to handpick top attractions and include specifically designed programs to match your educational outcomes. Melbourne combined with Ballarat (only 90 minutes west by coach) can maximise both the learning experience and the fun value of your excursion.



Travel to Ballarat and visit Sovereign Hill, a perfectly re-created 1850s goldmining settlement. Explore the shops and wander the main street to visit goldsmiths and craftsmen at work. Journey through the town and see the Victorian architecture of a prosperous era. Cross the original route of the early horse drawn stage coaches.

Try your luck panning for gold, visit the museum or ride a stage coach, tour an underground gold mine or discover the turbulent story behind Australia’s famous Eureka Stockade at M.A.D.E. View Ballarat’s historic sites and beautiful Victorian architecture, a thriving monument to the towns golden era of prosperity. Visit the Gold Museum.

Enjoy browsing the unique period style stores along with real life characters and story re-enactments.

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