Civics & Citizenship School Canberra Trips

Canberra Excursions –
Visit to the Nation’s Capital

Canberra is an energetic city with a huge number of attractions, offering a diverse range of exciting school excursion education programs.

Our specific Civics & Citizenship School Canberra Tour is suitable for primary school grades 5 and 6, through to early high school year 7 to year 9, although can be adapted for older year elective levels. The school Canberra trip itinerary supports learning curriculum requirements by covering civics and citizenship, history and heritage, science, the environment, art and culture.

By visiting the national capital on a school excursion, students develop a deeper comprehension of the Australian political system and the way the country is governed.

The National War Memorial, is equally an important part of the tour where students can reflect on the commitments and camaraderie of Australians at war, fostering a deep sense of national pride.

Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre, is always a highlight for the students. With over 200 hands-on exhibits in eight themed galleries, live science demonstrations, visitors of all ages are invited to touch, play and learn about the role of science in everyday life.

These tours are designed to be learn along side fun. Encouraging participation leading to experiential learning.

Depending on the month of travel, an exciting addition to our Canberra Tours is to incorporate a day or two in Sydney and/or a trip to the snow fields (seasonal). As many students have never had the opportunity to see snow before a trip to the snow is often a real highlight. A trip to the snow could be simply a day of fun and tobogganing – to  professional group lessons (with snow equipment hire).

Canberra trips enhance the learning process of your young students, and create memories that last a lifetime!


Best time to travel:

Any time during school year

Our School Canberra Trips include:

  • Safety management and incident management plans
  • Flights, accommodation and transport
  • Sightseeing examples include:
    – Parliament House Tour
    – Electoral Education Centre Tour
    – Government House Tour
    – Royal Australian Mint Tour
    – Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Tour
    – Old Parliament House Tour
    – War Memorial Tour
    – Questacon Tour (also available as a evening activity)
    – CSIRO Discovery Tour
    – National Museum Tour
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners
  • Pre-departure support with a dedicated Tour Coordinator
  • On-tour support including 24 hour emergency assistance provided by Student Horizons’ incident management team

We have many other fun and educational activities you may with to include within your tour, including some exciting evening activities which will sure be a highlight for the kids!

Get in touch for some more information on activities we can suggest for your group. Your Canberra excursion should be fun, memorable and importantly, stress free!

PACER Rebate

The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program is an Australian Government initiative to actively encourage every Australian student to visit their National Capital. The rebate is a travel subsidy paid to eligible schools that are located at least 150 kilometres from Canberra (conditions apply). The financial assistance is to assist support students’ on-site learning about national democratic, historical and cultural institutions in Canberra, the nation’s capital.

For more information about Eligibility of your school, please download the below link.

Download: Pacer Program – Eligibility & Requirements, and Application Form

For further assistance please contact PACER on 1300 368 248 or by email


For a customised quote, get in touch with us today!

Be Inspired

Our tailor made STEM tours itineraries are linked to the Australian and New Zealand, Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum. Participating in a Student Horizons STEM tour gives your students exciting opportunities to explore a broad range of STEM ideas and research, including workshops, industry related guided tours, seminars, simulations and hands on experiments.
Thinking of taking more than one sport on tour? Depending on your choice of codes, Student Horizons expertise can organise the perfect Multi-Sports tour for your students.
An ACT netball tour will have your team best prepared for the upcoming season. Along with matches against quality netball sides, your students can have the chance to experience what life is like as a professional athlete, with access to training and recovery facilities at the Australian Institute of Sport. When you’re not on the court, explore the rich culture and history of Canberra or even spend a day in the snow!
Canberra is a great destination for an unforgettable hockey tour. In Canberra, your squad has the exciting opportunity to focus on fitness and team building at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), a state-of-the-art facility in Canberra used by professional athletes from around the world!
Canberra has everything you could ask for in a football tour. Challenge your side against quality opponents and allow the students to develop their skills. Your team will have access to world class facilities at the Australian Institute of Sport, including a FIFA quality synthetic field. Off the football pitch, take the chance to visit Canberra’s historic sites or take a day trip up to the snow.
As home to the ACT Brumbies, Australia’s most successful Super Rugby franchise, Canberra is an excellent destination for a rugby tour. Take the opportunity to build team culture, train at world class facilities and experience everything that Canberra has to offer on an epic rugby tour of ACT.
Cricket is Australia’s most popular national sport and Canberra is no exception. A cricket tour of Canberra will develop your team’s abilities by exposing them to the unique playing conditions that ACT provides. Additionally, your students will have the opportunity to access the impressive AIS facilities and a chance to explore the nation’s capital.
A basketball tour to Canberra is just what your team needs to prepare for the season. Get the opportunity to play quality fixtures and train at world class facilities, along with visits to important national sites. Depending when you travel, you might even be able to spend a day on the ski slopes!

Let's discuss your next School Canberra Excursions tour