Melbourne is an exciting and stimulating city with many cultural and historical attractions on offer to create engaging itineraries for school students. Melbourne combined with Ballarat (only 90 minutes west by coach) can maximise both the learning experience and the fun value of your excursion.
Melbourne is a city with endless options. The city sweeps you up into laneways and libraries, art galleries, parks, theatres and a vibrant waterfront atmosphere. Melbourne is a city that's a cinch to explore, with flexible and no-fuss ways to move around town. Bike tracks, waterways and trams transport you through the city and make you a part of its action. Cruise, cycle, walk or take a tram to attractions and events around the city.
Travel to Ballarat and visit Sovereign Hill, a perfectly re-created 1850s goldmining settlement. Explore the shops and wander the main street to visit goldsmiths and craftsmen at work. Journey through the town and see the Victorian architecture of a prosperous era. Cross the original route of the early horse drawn stage coaches. Try your luck panning for gold, visit the museum or ride a stage coach, tour an underground gold mine or discover the turbulent story behind Australia’s famous Eureka Stockade at M.A.D.E. View Ballarat’s historic sites and beautiful Victorian architecture, a thriving monument to the towns golden era of prosperity. Visit the Gold Museum. Enjoy browsing the unique period style stores along with real life characters and story re-enactments.