Canberra: Heart of the Nation

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                      Canberra: Heart of the Nation
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                      Canberra: Heart of the Nation
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                      Canberra: Heart of the Nation

The Concept

Our popular Canberra tours are designed around the Civics and Citizenship Educational Program. Students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and values of citizenship through active learning. Itineraries include national institutions part of the PACER requirements, highlighted below.

Our Canberra programs always feature a balance of educational programs and fun activities to stimulate your students. Teacher and student comfort is our priority, with our preferred accommodation partners always willing to cater for special needs and support where possible.

Please note that although listed as a 5 day program, should schools wish to fly rather than coach the program can be run over 3 or even 4 days. Contact us for more information.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 SCHOOL – CANBERRA (D)

Your trip commences with an early morning departure from school, travelling by coach to Canberra. Dinner on arrival at your accommodation.

DAY 2 CANBERRA (B, L, D)

Following breakfast this morning, you will begin your exciting tour of the National Capital. Today’s program could include a selection of the following subject to availability:
National Capital Exhibition Centre at Regatta Point
National Museum of Australia
National Archives of Australia
High Court
Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre.
Evening suggestion: use of recreation room at your accommodation.

DAY 3 CANBERRA (B, L, D)

Today’s program could include a selection of the following subject to availability:.
Australian Institute of Sport (guided tour)
Electoral Education Centre (PACER)
Museum of Australian Democracy (PACER)
Guided tour of Parliament House and participate in the Parliamentary Education Program, visiting both Chambers, followed by refreshments (PACER)
Evening suggestion: Ten Pin Bowling (additional cost)

DAY 4 CANBERRA (B, L, D)

Today’s program could include a selection of the following subject to availability:
Australian War Memorial (PACER)
Mt Ainslie Lookout (for lunch)
National Portrait Gallery
Royal Australian Mint
Evening suggestion: Questacon’s ‘Q by night’ program (additional cost)

DAY 5 CANBERRA – SCHOOL (B)

Early breakfast before the return journey back to school.

OPTIONS:

Other Recommended Activities (additional costs may apply)

• Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
• Australian Institute of Sport (Sports Experience Program)
• Cockington Green Gardens
• CSIRO Discovery
• Telstra Tower
• Bike Hire around Lake Burley Griffin
• National Dinosaur Museum
• National Zoo and Aquarium
• National Film and Sound Archives
• National Arboretum Canberra
• National Botanic Gardens

Evening Activities (additional costs may apply)

• Evening Swim and Waterslide (CISAC)
• Australian Institute of Sport (Sports Experience Program)
• National Botanic Gardens Twilight Forest Adventure
• Q by Night
• Dinosaurs at Night
• Indoor rock climbing

Alternative Tour options (cost on application)

• 2 day program with return flights
• 4 day program with one-way flight and one-way coach
• 4 day program with return coach travel
• Return flights in conjunction with any itinerary

Inclusions
  • Multi share accommodation with G.E.T’s preferred accommodation partners
  • Cafeteria-style breakfast and dinner, packed lunches
  • Modern coach with air-conditioning, DVD and seat belts
  • Entry fees where applicable
Exclusions
  • Airfares
  • Towels and toiletries