Student Tours Sydney
Sydney is the largest and most international city in Australia - and there is so much more to do on a student trip to Sydney than just see the Opera House! Discover the hidden Sydney --the secret laneways, locals hangouts and quirky corners of this fantastic city as well as the icons in the care of a local Small World Journeys guide.
From surfing at Manly Beach to hiking The Blue Mountains to climbing the Harbour Bridge, outdoor adventures reign supreme for student groups. Sydney is also the site of Australia’s first British colony, and in the historic district you can walk the narrow cobblestone streets in the steps of convicts, sailors and even...ghosts!
Let us teach your students about the inner workings of an Australian tv station, how to find the Southern Cross through the oldest working telescope in Australia, or what goes on behind the scenes at the country's most famous zoo.
Your Own Custom Educational Tour - Sydney
Choose any of the following activities, or contact us for other options:
Focus on architecture during a guided tour one of the world’s most recognizable buildings, and the icon of Australia – The Sydney Opera House. For a special treat, we can arrange for your students to see a performance here, whether rock, Shakespeare or opera.
Sydney Harbour Boat Tour
On this lively small group cruise, your captain gives you insight into Sydney Harbour’s historical and cultural city sites as well as stories behind the people and places of thisunforgettable city. Cruise past million dollar mansions--where people like Russell Crowe, Bono and Nicole Kidman stay--and visit out-of-the-way corners of the bay that the tourists don't go. Highlights include lunch at Sydney's famous fish market, and the views from atop Watsons Bay.
Astronomy and Star Gazing
Discover the stars Down Under. At the Sydney Observatory, students learn how to find the Southern Cross and other constellations, why the moon is “upside down” and other fascinating things about the southern hemisphere sky.
Nothing soaks in the true spirit of Australia like surfing, so get your feet wet during surfing lessons at the incomparable Manly or Bondi Beaches. Learn fundamentals of surfing, like proper stance, paddling techniques and ocean safety.
Aboriginal Culture Centre
In the foothills of the Blue Mountains lies a an aboriginal culture centre where you experience different aspects of aboriginal culture--from learning to throw boomerangs to understanding bush foods and medicines, art interpretation, tools and weapons. Here you enjoy a dance and didgeridoo performance where the dancers are in traditional dress and body paint.
Arriving after Taronga Zoo has closed to the public, you are treated to a fun hostedexperience of the zoo, up-close animal encounters, a sumptuous roast feast and a stay in safari-style tents. You will savour a sleeping spot with million-dollar views of Sydney Harbour on one side and lions, snow leopards and meerkats on the other. In the morning you get a bahind-the-scenes look at the animals.
With your ghoulishly-dressed escort and a flickering lantern, you discover how a hunted past has created the spirits of today on a fascinating “ghost tour”. Your groups creeps through the narrow alleyways and courtyards of The Rocks historic district to hear the spooky tales of intrigue and treachery, true stories told by local people who once led ordinary lives. This is a great way to learn about Sydney’s colonial and convict history in a fun and unique way.
Uncover Sydney’s archaeological treasures. Using a significant dig site to study the methods used by archaeologists and historians when interpreting the past, students learn more about Sydney and archaeology in the process. This program also explores the ethical issues involved in the excavation, conservation and interpretation of an archaeological site.
During a stay with a host family, students discover the lives of "regular" Australians, rather than just people working in tourism. Students experience first- hand the similarities and differences that exist between their cultures, which adds depth to their experience of Australia.
A school visit is an immediate chance to connect with local Australian students.Through a"buddy" program and activities such as a cricket game in P.E. class or making biscuits in Home Economics, studentsfrom overseas also get insight as to what school is like Down Under.
Custom Student Trips for Any Budget
A Small World Journeys guide can be with your group during your entire Sydney stay, or we can simply arrange your activities and accommodation.
With Small World Journeys’ custom programming, we can match the educational objectives of any student group. Contact us to learn more about how your students can benefit from one of our Educational Adventures.