Educational Tours to Melbourne

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There’s loads of fun to be had in Melbourne!

The city’s blossoming cultural scene has seen it offer up some of Australia’s best food, textiles, architectural design, music and theatre. Following the Yarra River, one will arrive at enchanting wineries and the expansive cool, temperate rainforests of Yarra Ranges National Park. Integral to the region’s history is the Wurundjeri people, whose stories and culture persist throughout the city and hinterland. From day tours to support specific units of the curriculum to camp programs offering insight into Melbourne’s fascinating history, Second Nature offers a variety of tour options for school and university/TAFE groups.

What We Provide 

  • Award-winning educators/ facilitators
  • Itineraries and Flyers
  • Information Sessions at your school or university
  • Transportation options (we arrange flights where necessary and provide options for ground and 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)

Melbourne Tours for School & University/TAFE Groups

Our Domestic Tours for school and university groups are all-inclusive, affordable and fully customised. The flexible design of our 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 and Tourism. Educational institutions can experience one of our pre-existing itineraries or work with us to design an itinerary that perfectly suits their needs.

Destination Highlights

  • Spot wild penguins at Phillip Island Nature Park
  • Dare to step inside the Lightning Room at Scienceworks
  • Watch an international sporting match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Spend a night in Old Melbourne Gaol, where Ned Kelly was executed
  • Visit farms and taste local produce in the Dandenong Ranges
  • Go hiking in the beautiful Yarra Ranges National Park
  • Ride a wooden rollercoaster built in 1912 at Luna Park
  • See a musical theatre production at Her Majesty’s Theatre
  • Have a bite at the Queen Victoria Market
  • Travel back in time to Australia’s Gold Rush in Ballarat

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Tour Outcomes
  • Develop an understanding of the colonial and Indigenous history of Melbourne
  • Describe the nature, spatial patterns and future directions of Melbourne tourism
  • Identify environmental, social, political and technological factors affecting Melbourne tourism
  • Apply findings about Melbourne tourism to tourism as a global economic activity
  • Identify human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability
  • Consider the environmental worldviews of people and their implications for environmental management
  • Learn about approaches to custodial responsibility and environmental management in different regions of Australia
  • Investigate human-environment systems of thinking to understanding the causes and likely consequences of environmental change
  • Apply geographical and/or scientific concepts and methods to the management of environmental change
  • Apply environmental, economic and social criteria to evaluate management responses to change
Example Itinerary: Melbourne Day Tour

Below is an example itinerary with a focus on culture, history and tourism in Melbourne.

07:00 Arrive at Melbourne airport (MEL) and depart immediately for accommodation
07:30 Arrive at accommodation and check in
08:00 Depart accommodation on a City Tour, first stop Flinders Street Railway Station!
08:30 Arrive at Flinders Street Railway Station
08:45 Depart Flinders Street Railway Station for the Royal Botanic Gardens
09:00 Arrive at Royal Botanic Gardens. Explore King’s Domain and Shrine of Remembrance
10:00 Morning Tea in the Botanic Gardens
10:15 Depart Royal Botanic Gardens for Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
10:30 Arrive at MCG and explore the Australian Sports Museum
11:00 Depart MCG for Cook’s Cottage
11:15 Arrive at Cook’s Cottage
11:45 Depart Cook’s Cottage for Johnston Street (Fitzroy)
12:15 Arrive at Johnston Street and discover street art in its many laneways
12:45 Take an iconic Melbourne tram to Chinatown
13:15 Lunch in Chinatown!
14:00 Depart Chinatown on foot for Melbourne Museum, passing Her Majesty’s Theatre
14:15 Enjoy some time exploring the fantastic exhibits at Melbourne Museum!
15:45 Depart Melbourne Museum for Victoria Markets, the foodie capitol of Melbourne
16:00 Find Afternoon Tea at one of the many artisan stalls
16:45 Depart Victoria Markets for Eureka Skydeck
17:00 Arrive at Eureka Skydeck to watch the sunset over the city
18:00 Depart Eureka Skydeck for Dinner at one of Southbank’s many fabulous restaurants
19:30 Depart Southbank for Old Melbourne Gaol
20:00 Arrive at Old Melbourne Gaol for a Ghost Tour
20:30 Ghost Tour of Old Melbourne Gaol
21:45 Depart Old Melbourne Gaol for accommodation
22:15 Arrive at accommodation. End entire program.