Bush to Beach Expeditionary Learning

Living School’s Expeditionary Learning goes to the next level this term.  We embarking on a geographical study of landscape.  The intention is to visit some of Australia’s classic ‘outback’ history and landscapes – including fossil hunting at Winton and watch the landscape of our big country open and move from western slopes to the beach.

There will be at least two drivers – and possibly three – to share the distances.

Staff will include – John, Brooke, Taylor and Sien.

We have booked for 18 students – and if we have space, we will offer the opportunity to our Year 8 students.

There will be some camping – and some stop-overs will be in halls and facilities.

It will be cold, so the lodges will be most welcome!!

The itinerary we have planned is as follows:

Wednesday 14th June

Departing at 9:00am from SCU.

Living School Lismore → Springwood National Park Camp Site 

Travel Time: approx 2 hours

Learning – to explore the caldera of Wollumbin, to learn about the geological history of the area, to seek out the Antarctic Beech and connect this botany with the historic Gondwana land mass.

Thursday 15th June

Springwood N.P  Camp Site → Miles Racecourse 

Travel Time: approx. 5 hours

Pavillion & Kitchen facilities

Learning – exploring the historical architecture and way-of-life in the early European years https://www.mhv.org.au

Miles is recognised as one of Australia’s best Historical Villages.

Friday 16th June

Miles → Charleville Showgrounds 

Travel Time: approx. 4.5 hours

Learning – exploring our solar system at the Cosmos Centre 

Saturday 17th June

Charleville Showgrounds → Longreach

Ilfracombe Rec Centre

Travel Time: approx 6 hours

Learning – visit to the QANTAS museum

Sunday 18th June

Longreach → Winton Recreational Reserve 

Travel Time: approx 2 hours

Diamantina Dormitories for  2 night stay at the Waltzing Matilda Centre where Banjo Paterson penned his classic!

2 nights stay: Sunday – Monday

Learning – fossil hunting, dinosaur museum

Monday 19th June

Winton Attraction Visits – including fossicking for fossils

Learning – Combo Waterhole – inspiration for Waltzing Matilda

Tuesday 20th June

Winton  → Emerald

Emerald Jockey Club covered area with access to change rooms 

Travel Time: approx 6 hours

Wednesday 21st June

Emerald  → Agnes Water or 1770

Travel Time: approx 6 hours

Travellers Rest campground 1770  

Thursday 22nd June

Agnes Water attractions visits

Learning – Captain Cook and the Endeavour.  Reedy Creek Paperbark walk

Friday 23rd June

Agnes Water → SCU

home we go!

Travel Time: approx. 9 hours

Bush to beach permission form (#77)

Bush to Beach Expedition 2023

I give permission for my child/ren

In giving permission to attend the Living School Bush to Beach expedition, I understand that travel is by the Living School bus, and will be for 10 days.  All costs are covered by our Year 9 Expeditionary Learning program - however, if additional pocket money is intended, please ensure it is presented to the Expedition leader.

I shall ensure my child has the following:

  • Clothes for ten days - warm, comfortable and appropriate for camping
  • Rain jacket
  • Two Pair of shoes, a pair to get wet and a pair to stay dry
  • Swimmers - just in case
  • Hat, Sunscreen, Water Bottle
  • Snacks for the first day's travel - Muesli bars, Fruit etc.
  • Sleeping bag & Pillow
Sign Here