Educational Australia Tours

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Australia is unlike any other country on the planet.

It’s characteristic fauna ranges from cool and charismatic like the roos and koalas to downright bizarre like the echidna and platypus. The plant life is not dissimilar. Towering gums compete with wattles and waratahs, and flame trees stand bright amongst a backwall of distinctive green. From our red deserts to our rainforests to our extraordinary reefs, the land down under has plenty to offer in the way of natural beauty. Travelling to more remote destinations will whisk you back in time, where cave paintings and rock carvings immerse you in stories of the Dreamtime. Travel to our cities and you will find people of all colours and religions, where the diversity of food and arts are a celebration of our nation’s contemporary identity. As we sing proudly in our anthem, “we’ve boundless plains to share”. From 4×4 cross country adventures to city-hopper sightseeing tours, there’s something for everyone in Second Nature’s vast array of International (available to overseas institutions) and Domestic Tours around Australia.

What We Provide 

  • Award-winning educators/ facilitators
  • Local guides in each country visited
  • Itineraries and Flyers
  • Information Sessions at your school or university
  • Transportation options (we arrange flights and provide options for ground and/or water transport)
  • Accommodation options (we provide quotes to utilise the most affordable and most appropriate accommodation to suit your needs)
  • Catering options (all food is covered through our fantastic range of reliable third-party providers)
  • Curriculum-based work-booklets (where requested)
  • Pre/Post Tour Activities (usually a PPP)
  • Risk Assessment (location specific)


Australia Tours for School & University/TAFE Groups

Our International and Domestic Tours for school and university groups are all-inclusive, affordable and fully customised. Tours are generally facilitated with a cultural, environmental, tourism or design technology focus depending on a school or tertiary institution’s preferences.

Cultural Programs spend time exploring the ideologies, history, customs, arts and foods of a country. They encourage interaction with local peoples and expose students to different modes of living.

Environmental Programs concentrate on immersion and adventure in exceptional natural environments. They allow contextual exploration of Environmental Management principles and deliver a strong conservation message.

Tourism Programs focus on the Tourism Industry including drivers, challenges and innovations. They investigate major tourist attractions from an economic and environmental perspective to evaluate the sustainability of current operations.

Design Technology Programs investigate Sustainable Development in the context of “Green Cities” like Adelaide and Smithfield (Cairns). They showcase innovations in architecture, agriculture and tourism.

The flexible design of our International and Domestic Tours means itineraries can be adapted to fulfil curriculum requirements for any of the following subjects: Geography, Biology, Earth & Environmental Science, Marine Science, Investigating Science, Agricultural Science, Languages, History and Tourism. Schools or universities can experience one of our pre-existing itineraries or choose from a variety of incredible destinations to build a program that perfectly suits their needs.

Destination Highlights

  • Look for 16,000-year old Aboriginal rock paintings in the Kimberleys
  • Visit iconic outback sites like Uluru and Devil’s Marbles
  • Hike Kakadu National Park
  • Travel from Rainforest to Reef in Far North Queensland
  • Visit K’gari, the world’s largest sand island
  • Soak up the sun on the famous Gold Coast Beaches
  • Enjoy boutique shopping and eateries at Byron Bay
  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunset
  • Explore the arts and cultural scene in Melbourne
  • Stand on the barren plains of Lake Eyre, Australia’s largest (salt) lake
  • Cross the Nullarbor plain by 4×4
  • Visit Australia’s Southwest Ecoregion to discover a wealth of endemic desert plants
  • Swim with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef
  • …and so much more!

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Tour Outcomes
  • Enhancement of curricular learning through the contextualisation of course content
  • Appreciation for the diversity of cultures that exist on Earth
  • Respect for people who abide by different beliefs and cultural practices
  • Sense of adventure and a willingness to try new things (including food)
  • Independence in learning and problem solving
  • Expansion of vocabulary in one or more languages
  • Memories of a truly unique and life-changing experience
Example Itinerary 1: Outback Spectacular Tour

Below is an example itinerary with a focus on environment and culture in Australia

Day 1 Gold Coast -> Roma -> Carnarvon National Park
Day 2 Carnarvon National Park (QLD)
Day 3 Emerald -> Barcaldine -> Long Reach. Thomson River Cruise
Day 4 Qantas Founders Museum and ‘Age of Dinosaurs Museum’ in Winton
Day 5 Winton -> Mt Isa
Day 6 Hard Times Mine Tour and Riversleigh Fossil Centre
Day 7 Mt Isa -> Tennant Creek
Day 8 Tennant Creek -> Alice Springs (via Devil’s Marbles)
Day 9 Anzac Hill, Alice Springs Desert Park, School of the Air and Standley Chasm
Day 10 Alice Springs -> Uluru
Day 11 Uluru Base Tour and Kata Tjuta
Day 12 Uluru -> Coober Pedy (via Ghan). Spend a night underground!
Day 13 Coober Pedy -> Adelaide
Day 14 South Australian Museum and Botanic Gardens
Day 15 Adelaide -> Wagga Wagga -> Canberra
Day 16 Parliament House, Mt Ainslie Lookout, War Memorial and Australian National Gallery
Day 17 Canberra -> Sydney (Taronga Zoo/Sydney Opera House/Bridge Climb/City Tour)
Day 18 Sydney -> Port Macquarie -> Gold Coast


East Coast Australia

Below is an example itinerary with a focus on environment and culture in Australia

Day 1 Arrive at Brisbane or Gold Coast
Day 2 Wildlife Sanctuary, Burleigh Heads, Q1 Observation Deck and Welcome to Country
Day 3 Surf Lesson at Surfer’s Paradise, Binna Burra and Natural Bridge (with Glow Worms)
Day 4 Gold Coast -> Fraser Island. Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck and Indian Head
Day 5 Pile Valley, Central Station, Lake McKenzie and Wanggoolba Creek. Brisbane -> Sydney
Day 6 Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Bridge Climb/Sea Life Aquarium and Dinner Cruise
Day 7 Blue Mountains National Park. Skyway and Wentworth Falls
Day 8 Jet Boat Ride on Sydney Harbour, Bondi Beach, local football game and Observatory
Day 9 Depart Sydney. End entire program.


Central East Australia Fly-Around

Below is an example itinerary with a focus on environment and culture in Australia

Day 1 Arrive in Darwin
Day 2 Military Museum, Charles Darwin Park, Cruise, Aviation Heritage Centre and Crocosaurus Cove and Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Day 3 Darwin City Tour
Day 4 Kakadu National Park
Day 5 Katherine Gorge and overnight in Mataranka
Day 6 Mataranka -> Alice Springs (via Devil’s Marbles)
Day 7 Alice Springs -> Uluru. Base Tour of Uluru
Day 8 Aboriginal Australian Experience. Uluru -> Sydney
Day 9 Sydney -> Canberra. Parliament House
Day 10 Australian War Memorial and Questacon
Day 11 Canberra -> Sydney. Don Bradman Museum
Day 12 Sydney City Tour and Dinner Cruise
Day 13 Depart Sydney. End entire program.