Shipwreck Trail

                      Shipwreck Trail
                      Shipwreck Trail
                      Shipwreck Trail

The Concept

Designed for: Victorian Primary School students

This program’s educational rationale is to appreciate what is distinctive and important about particular places, and to understand how people and places interrelate and how their actions and those of others may affect places.

Experience Victoria’s maritime and colonial history in one of our most stunning locations. Students will stay at historic Port Fairy and travel the Great Ocean Road. The tour also includes the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum, Tower Hill State Game Reserve, and history at the National Wool Museum. This tour is aimed at primary school children, who will gain a better understanding of marine life, learn about marine history, environment and work heritage, and experience team bonding.

Itinerary Day By Day


Morning departure from school and travel to Geelong for your first stop at the National Wool Museum for a look at Australia’s rich wool heritage in authentic surroundings. This afternoon travel via the Hamilton and Hopkins Highways to Warrnambool. Continue along the coast to the historic town of Port Fairy for your lodge accommodation for two nights.


This morning you will visit Tower Hill State Game Reserve with its huge volcanic crater, lake, wildlife, and indigenous trees and shrubs. Continue on to Warrnambool and visit the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum for a full educational program about the Shipwreck Coast and our maritime heritage. This re-created 19th century seaport tells the story of migrants and fortune-seekers, loss and survival. Return to Port Fairy where you may have time to explore some of the Mahogany Walk, a trail along the beaches and dunes, and the possible resting place of the Mahogany Ship. Shipwreck Walk in Port Fairy is another option.


Pack up and travel along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, a scenic and historical coastline, to the Port Campbell National Park. Visit the Park’s Information Centre. See the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and The Arch.
Return to Melbourne via Colac and the Princes Highway.

  • Lodge accommodation
  • Experienced Cook to prepare all meals
  • Meals as specified
  • Comfortable coach with a/c, DVD and seatbelts
  • Entrance to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum
  • Entrance to National Wool Museum