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School Camps NT

The Northern Territory is a place unlike any other, different in every sense, where students and teachers take the great Aussie pilgrimage to discover ancient geology, rich Aboriginal culture and important historic events and turn learning into an adventure!

With its contrasting environments, multicultural communities, rich history and modern vibrancy, the enormity of the NT offers amazing opportunities for adventure based learning.

From the majesty of Uluru to the detailed rock art in Kakadu, it’s the ideal destination to deliver on many elements of the Australian curriculum. Cross-curriculum priorities are embedded in locations and seamlessly weaved across extensive key learning areas, with endless opportunities for students to test their general capabilities.

Offering Australian youth unrivalled immersion experiences, the NT authentically connects students to the living culture of Australia’s Aboriginal people with genuine cultural exchange programs and two-way learning opportunities.

Create your own learning adventure into World Heritage-listed areas and national parks with invigorating outdoor activities that showcase remarkable geology, flora and fauna. Explore heritage locations rich with pioneering, pastoral and military history. Delve into innovative renewable energy and sustainability research and technologies. Choose to learn about remote health and

 education programs, or agricultural and natural land management practices. Slow down and take time to absorb local Aboriginal languages, art, histories and culture.

A school excursion to the Red Centre has justifiably become a rite of passage for many Australian students who cherish life-long memories of sunrises and sunsets at Uluru, sleeping under dazzling desert skies, exploring the ancient domes of Kata Tjuta and tackling the incredible rim walk at Kings Canyon. The quintessential outback town of Alice Springs is the beating heart of this region. Framed by the MacDonnell Ranges, it offers exceptional educational experiences to address a range of key learning areas.

Adventure into the Top End and you’ll be richly rewarded. Darwin is a thriving, eclectic, tropical city with untold natural treasures on its doorstep. Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land, Litchfield National Park and Nitmiluk National Park can all be curated into fun-filled and enriching road trip itineraries. Piece together Australia’s WWII history and the bombing of Darwin. Cruise pristine wetlands and rich harbour waters, or dive into picturesque waterfalls surrounded by stunning geological formations. Smile at crocodiles in world-class wildlife parks or get up close in their natural habitat. Experience outback life on working stations to learn about pastoral and agricultural history. Traverse diverse eco-systems, landforms and waterways to learn about the people, places and stories that are the pulse of the Top End, and you’ll discover a spectacular region infused with ancient culture.

Options are boundless in the NT! To make it simpler for you to decide on the best experiences for your students, Tourism NT has created NT Learning Adventures. A collaboration of tour, transport, attraction and accommodation providers, NT Learning Adventures connects you with operators that provide specialised services for the education sector. Committed to working with schools to design and deliver student journeys that meet the needs of educators, they’re ready to help with the information you require to confidently plan and book a safe, memorable and enjoyable NT excursion.

With inspiring experiences that ignite your students’ imaginations, hands-on and active NT Learning Adventures bring the Australian curriculum to life.

To further support schools to embark on an NT Learning Adventure, the Save & Learn program provides funding to eligible interstate schools, assisting with travel costs and making it even easier to eperience this truly captivating part of Australia. Check out the full terms and conditions of the program and apply now to Save & Learn in the NT at ntlearningadventures.com.                                                                       

Download the NT Learning Adventures (NTLA) guide for an A-Z directory of NTLA partners, suggested itineraries, school travel tips and other useful teacher resources online at ntlearningadventures.com.

To get the most out of your NT Learning Adventure, find NT providers that can fulfil your excursion requirements, register for the NTLA Save & Learn rebate, or request a hard copy of the NTLA guide, please contact Tourism NT:

T 08 8951 6415

E education.tourismnt@nt.gov.au

W ntlearningadventures.com