Sydney offers a diverse range of activities which contribute to students’ understanding of how Australia was colonised by Europeans, Australian history, culture and heritage and so much more.
Getting there… Take your pick! We offer flexible travel options to and from your destination.
- Return coach
- Return air
- A combination – coach one way and air one way
Depending on the type of transport you select, your tour duration may vary. Talk to our team of experts for travel times from your departing location.
Take a ferry ride on Sydney Harbour, see Taronga Zoo, visit Sydney Tower Eye for a 4D experience and amazing 360 degree views of Sydney. Explore Darling Harbour with Imax, Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World, Powerhouse Museum, National Maritime Museum, the Chinese Gardens and the new, amazing Madame Tussauds. Walk across Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a behind the scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House and snap a group photo on the Opera House steps with Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background. Meet and participate in programs with the world famous Bondi Rescue Lifeguards, visit Luna Park, take a behind the scenes tour at the SCG or the former Sydney Olympic Stadium. Time your visit to include an NRL match or a theatre show – both are sure to be a highlight of your Sydney experience.
A suggested itineray:
DAY 1 SCHOOL – SYDNEY (D)
An early morning departure on your coach to Sydney. Arrive early evening and check in to your accommodation ,for four nights.
DAY 2 SYDNEY (B, L,D)
This morning, start with a visit to the Powerhouse Museum which has a variety of exciting permanent and changing exhibitions. Next, visit the famous Madame Tussauds where you can have your photo taken with your favourite celebrities and historical figures.
This afternoon you have free time to explore Darling Harbour. (You may decide to include an activity such as Bondi Beach, the SCG, “The Gap” at the South Head of Sydney Harbour, Vaucluse – one of the most elite suburbs in Australia, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Bennelong Point and the Opera House, Circular Quay, Macquarie Street, Darling Harbour, and top it all off with a walk across Sydney Harbour Bridge.)
This evening, take part in a ghost tour at the old Quarantine Station – known as one of the most haunted places in Australia.
DAY 3 SYDNEY (B, L,)
Start the day with a Captain Cook Harbour Cruise around Sydney Harbour. Next, visit the pylon lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and walk across the footbridge. Transfer by coach to Manly. Explore the Manly area and enjoy fish and chips for dinner (at your own expense).
This evening, visit the Sydney Tower to experience views from 250 metres above the city. You will also experience Skytour, a 3D virtual adventure.
DAY 4 SYDNEY (B, L, D)
You will be taken, by coach, on a Blue Mountains discovery day trip today, including the scenic railway and cable car. Scenic World offers students the thrill of a ride on the steepest incline railway in the world. The 415m descent will take you through a cliff side tunnel into ancient rainforest. Discover Over two kilometres of boardwalk through the ancient rainforest and take the time to look around and find some fascinating facts about the local flora and history of the valley.
From here we head to Jenolan Caves, for a unique experience, within a world heritage listed area. Jenolan caves are the world’s oldest discovered open cave system. Here students have the opportunity to experience rare wildlife, unchanged and contrasting ecosystems, and geological formations wilder than the imagination.
DAY 5 SYDNEY – SCHOOL (B, L)
Up early for your trip home, with arrival early evening.
SUGGESTED OPTIONS (some @ additional costs):
Sydney Aquarium is one of the city’s most popular school excursion venues. Displaying the largest and most comprehensive collection of aquatic life in Australia, it is home to over 12,000 animals representing 650 different species.
DARLING HARBOUR OPTIONS
Add on a visit to one or more of the attractions developed following the reclamation of the old docks around Darling Harbour, including the IMAX Theatre to see a spectacular multi-level film, or the Chinese Garden of Friendship that recreates a traditional Chinese garden.
SYDNEY WILDLIFE WORLD
Housing the largest variety of Australia’s unique and bizarre plants and animals in the world. With over 130 species of Australian animals all under one roof, it provides an amazing, educational and entertaining experience, and is conveniently located in the heart of the city at Darling Harbour.
Taronga Zoo Education aims to engage and positively influence attitudes to wildlife, encouraging positive behaviour towards protecting the environment and animals. The education team provides quality learning experiences and unique wildlife encounters through curriculum based programs, workshops and indigenous education programs.
CHINATOWN AND PADDY’S MARKET
Visit the Haymarket area and one or more of Sydney’s unique precincts including the centre of Chinese community life in the city, and Australia’s original market.
Guided walking tour of the historic “old-town” of Sydney.
For a fabulous learning experience, we recommend Oceanworld Manly, where you can enjoy a fun, interactive educational opportunity. What better way to inspire your wonder and curiosity, than by diving into the colourful world of marine animals, or by coming face to face with snakes and crocodiles!
Includes a ferry ride to this famous fort, built in the 19th century to protect Sydney Harbour.
HYDE PARK BARRACKS
Experience Australia’s military establishment as it was in the days of the NSW Corp and the Rum Rebellion.
VAUCLUSE HOUSE, GOVERNMENT HOUSE
Opportunity to visit one or more of the famous Sydney properties, where many of the decisions that influenced the establishment of Australia were made.
WET ‘N’ WILD
Sydney’s newest theme park.
SURFING LESSON BONDI BEACH
Hit the waves for a surfing lesson at Bondi Beach
Enjoy rides and so much more at the iconic Luna Park entertainment precinct, ‘just for fun’.