Melbourne

Melbourne offers all of the components of a comprehensive ‘Big City Experience’ for regional students of any age. Some interstate school groups travelling to the East Coast choose to stop-over in Melbourne en-route, including visits to Sovereign Hill and several Melbourne city attractions in their overall excursion itinerary.

Melbourne

Melbourne City Experience

A great way to orientate your students on arrival in Melbourne is to take a ride on the free City Circle Tram which will take you on an informative journey past many iconic Melbourne sites. Some of the other activities unique to Melbourne include a guided tour of the Old Melbourne Gaol, explore the Queen Victoria Markets, visit Eureka Skydeck 88 for spectacular day time or night time views over the city or take a guided tour at Federation Square.

For an authentic Melbourne experience, time your visit to include an AFL game or a theatre show. Many other venues and activities choices are available to include in your school excursion to Melbourne. Talk to our friendly team to discuss options and create your ideal Melbourne based itinerary.

Suitable school group accommodation choices range from budget dormitories with shared bathrooms through to inner city motels, all located within minutes of the major Melbourne attractions.

Melbourne City

Exhibitions

Melbourne plays host to many specialist exhibitions suitable for senior history and art students. We have previously facilitated school group visits to the Tutankhamen Exhibition and The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia Exhibition. Keep an eye on our Latest News page for upcoming exhibitions which may be of interest to your school.

MCG

At the top of the list of iconic Melbourne experiences has to be a guided tour of the MCG including the interactive “Game On” zone in the National Sports Museum. The National Sports Museum is home to the Olympic Museum, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, Australian Football Hall of Fame, Champions – Thoroughbred Racing Gallery and much more.

Schools have the opportunity to do a regular tour of the MCG or choose themed tours such as MCG: Sport and War and MCG: Sport and Art. A literacy program has been developed called Writing Sports and also an arts program called Drawing Sports where students tour the MCG and partake in either writing or drawing exercises. Usually, schools combine a tour of the MCG with a visit to the National Sports Museum (NSM).

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Museum

Providing a unique learning environment, Melbourne Museum offers activities, programs, exhibitions and excursion packages for students and teachers at all levels. Some of the incredible permanent exhibitions at Melbourne Museum include:

  • Dynamic Earth: Gold nuggets, giant crystals and uncut diamonds star in Dynamic Earth.

  • Wild – Amazing animals in a changing world: Be surrounded by the wonderful- diversity of mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world.

  • Dinosaur Walk: Walk amongst skeletons of amazing animals from the past

  • The Melbourne Story: Explore Melbourne’s unique and changing tale.

  • The Mind – Enter the Labyrinth: Explore the workings of the mind by entering a world of emotions, thoughts, memories and dreams.

  • Marine life – exploring our seas: Come and have a deep sea experience.

  • The Human Body: Explore the wonder and fascination of the human body.

Melbourne Museum