Educational Tours to Tasmania

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From its quaint cities and villages to its enchanting wilderness, Tasmania is a truly magical place!

Climb the gentle slopes of Cradle Mountain; marvel at the island’s endemic wildlife; eat and drink the ‘Apple Isle’; and explore historic sites at Port Arthur and Maria Island all in the same trip. From day tours to support specific units of the curriculum to camp programs that circumnavigate Australia’s southern-most state, Second Nature offers a variety of tour options for school and university 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)

Tasmania Tours for School & University/TAFE Groups

Our Domestic Tours for school and university groups are all-inclusive, affordable and fully customised. Our Tassie tours are optimised to support the following units or modules:


  • Year 8 Landscapes and Landforms
  • Year 10 Environmental Change and Management
  • Year 11 Tourism (VIC)
  • Year 11 Biophysical Interactions (NSW)
  • Year 11 Planning Sustainable Places (QLD)
  • Year 12 Responding to Land Cover Transformations (QLD) or Changing the Land (VIC)
  • Year 12 Ecosystems at Risk (NSW)
  • Year 12 People and Economic Activity (NSW)


  • Year 11 Biodiversity and the Interconnectedness of Life (QLD) or Biological Diversity (NSW)
  • Year 11 How do Living Things Stay Alive? (VIC)
  • Year 11 Ecosystem Dynamics (NSW)
  • Year 12 How can Biodiversity and Development be Sustained (VIC)

Marine Science (QLD)

  • Year 11 and/or 12 Marine Biology
  • Year 11 and/or 12 Oceanography
  • Year 11 and/or 12 Conservation and Sustainability

Tourism (QLD)

  • Year 11 The Travel Experience
  • Year 12 Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourist Destinations and Attractions (elective)
  • Tourism Marketing (elective)
  • Types of Tourism (elective)


  • Year 9 Australia (NSW)
  • Year 11 Historical Investigation (NSW)
  • Year 11/12 National History (QLD)
  • Year 12 National Studies (NSW)


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Destination Highlights

  • Dip your feet in the cool waters of Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park
  • Visit the colonial settlement of Port Arthur and learn about its dark history
  • Stroll through the famous Salamanca Market in Hobart
  • Enjoy day trips to the charming towns of Stanley and Devonport
  • Watch for penguins at the Little Penguin Observation Centre in Burnie
  • Visit the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
  • Spot Tasmania’s endemic birds and devils with hikes on Maria Island
  • Summit the breath-taking Cradle Mountain!
  • Explore the colourful halls of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

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Tour Outcomes
  • Develop an understanding of the colonial and Indigenous history of Tasmania
  • Describe the nature, spatial patterns and future directions of Tasmania tourism
  • Identify environmental, social, political and technological factors affecting Tasmania tourism
  • 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: Service and Convict History

Below is an example itinerary with a focus on environment, culture and history in Tasmania.

Day 1 Launceston City Tour
Day 2 Triabunna and Ferry to Maria Island
Day 3 Maria Island Conservation Projects and Hiking
Day 4 Port Arthur Sightseeing and Ghost Tour
Day 5 Guided Tour of Port Arthur and Evening Cruise
Day 6 Hobart with Salamanca Markets and Battery Point
Day 7 Gowrie Park Wilderness Area
Day 8 Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake
Day 9 Penguin Spotting at Burnie
Day 10 Sheffield and return to Launceston. End entire program.