2.Field Trips & Excursion Presentation (Melbourne, Australia, Oct. 2008)
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  • 1. TO AUSTRALIA
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  • 4. FIELD TRIPS
  • 5. Puffing Billy Australia's favourite Steam Train
  • 6. Here is your opportunity to drive a 120 year old steam locomotive along a winding, steeply graded narrow - gauge railway, through a variety of inspiring scenery between Emerald and Cockatoo .
  • 7. Sunday 4 th May 2008 Puffing Billy's Great Train Race Next Race - Sunday 3rd May 2009
  • 8. Puffing Billy's Great Train Race 7A’s driver, Peter Harcourt with runners at the race start.
  • 9. Winner Andre La Gerche & Race Train Driver Peter Harcourt at Lakeside
  • 10. Steve Strangward, 2nd Race Train Driver heading towards the Finish
  • 11.   Runners under the famous Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge.
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  • 14. Weekend at Ballarat History at its best
  • 15. Ballarat
  • 16. Ballarat
  • 17. Gold Mining
  • 18. Panning for gold, Soverign Hill
  • 19. Re - created gold mining town of the 1860s
  • 20. Aqueduct 03-APR-2004                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • 21. Kids panning for Gold
  • 22. Making a Solid Gold Bar
  • 23. Sovereign Hill Lodge
  • 24. Gold Bar
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  • 26. Beam balance, Gold Museum   Mayoral Chain, Gold Museum
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  • 28. A dramatic sound-and-light show which tells the story of the Eureka Rebellion on the Ballarat goldfields in 1854.
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  • 31. Surf at Torquay
  • 32. Surf Museum & Shopping Centre
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  • 34. Healesville Sanctuary Home to more than 200 Australian species
  • 35. Giant Koala
  • 36. Healesville Sanctuary                       Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia’s most recognised attractions, showcasing more than 200 species of Australian wildlife, only one hour from Melbourne .
  • 37. Get closer to Australia’s wildlife, featuring unique experiences with kangaroos, koalas and amazing birds of prey .  Check on the progress of animals being cared for at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre . This is Australian flora and fauna at its best ! Healesville Sanctuary                     
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  • 39. Melbourne Australia's most liveable City
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  • 48. Gumbuya Park Natural Bushland
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  • 50. Go zooming around the circuit in the Mini Cars Mini Car riders must be 7 years or over, underage children can ride with someone 16 years or older. Mini Cars
  • 51. Fly down one of the two tracks on Australia's longest concrete toboggan. Toboggan riders must be 9 years or over. Tandem riding is not permitted. Toboggan Slides
  • 52. Ride on the Fantastic Twister Karts! Twister Kart riders must be 9 years or over, underage children can ride with someone 16 years or older. Twister Karts
  • 53. Enjoy the great Paddle Boats. The Paddle Boat riders must be 9 years or over, underage children can ride with someone 16 years or older. Paddle Boats
  • 54. Fantastic Water Slide for cooling off on those Warm days! Aqua Bike riders must be 7 years or over, underage children can ride with someone 16 years or older. Water Slide
  • 55. For the smaller kids (and some bigger ones too) the Playground is perfect to relax and have a bit of fun! Children’s Playground
  • 56. The Greenleaf cafe sells a delicious range of quick meals, snacks, ice creams and refreshments. Our catering department can provide groups with Camp Oven (weekdays only from March to November) and Roast Carvery meals. We also have a large range of gifts and souvenirs for sale in the Gift Shop. Greenleaf Café & Gift Shop
  • 57. Get your family and friends together for a miniature Australian Open on the half-sized tennis court. Half Court Tennis
  • 58. Gumbuya Park has over 50 free BBQ areas, all with ample seating, across all areas of the park. They are all situated in shady areas as a perfect relaxation spot to rest in between discovering the rides and animals. Outdoor Area for Barbeque
  • 59. Gumbuya Park has a collection of authentic Aboriginal Artifacts on display. The collection includes many wonderful pieces of art and tools used by traditional Aboriginal tribes. Aboriginal Artifact
  • 60. Gumbuya Park is home to many different varieties of colourful, native Australian birds. The cockatoos at Gumbuya even know how to talk! Cockatoos share many features with other parrots including the characteristic curved beak shape. They differ, however in a number of characteristics, including the often spectacular moveable headcrest. Cockatoo Aviary
  • 61. Aviary
  • 62. The Emu is the largest bird native to Australia. It is also the second-largest bird in the world (by height); the ostrich is the largest. The soft-feathered flightless birds can reach up to 2m in height. The Emu is common over most of mainland Australia and, if necessary, can sprint at 50 km/h for some distance at a time. They are nomadic birds and may travel long distances to find food. They feed on a wide variety of plants and insects. Emus
  • 63. Wallabies are widely distributed across Australia, particularly in more remote and heavily timbered areas. They are extremely similar to Kangaroo's however are significantly smaller than their larger siblings. Wallabies
  • 64. The kangaroo is an Australian icon and is featured on the Australian coat of arms and currency. The large kangaroo enclosure at Gumbuya Park is home to over 20 kangaroos from old Adults to baby joeys. The comfortable hopping speed for a Red Kangaroo is about 20–25 km/h, but they can reach speeds of up to 70 km/h when required. Kangaroos
  • 65. The kangaroo is an Australian icon and is featured on the Australian coat of arms and currency. The large kangaroo enclosure at Gumbuya Park is home to over 20 kangaroos from old Adults to baby joeys. The comfortable hopping speed for a Red Kangaroo is about 20–25 km/h, but they can reach speeds of up to 70 km/h when required. Kangaroos
  • 66. Gumbuya Park is home to two adult dingoes and two pups. Unlike the domestic dog, dingoes breed only once a year and generally do not bark. They have a more independent temperament than domestic dogs, they are extremely agile and are known to climb trees. Dingoes do not generally form packs; they more often travel in pairs or small family groups. The pups are often taken out among the public on Sundays. Dingoes
  • 67. Wombats grow to about one metre in length and have short legs and tail. They are found in forested, mountainous, and heathland areas of south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. Gumbuya Park is home to a wombat called "Wendy". Wombat
  • 68. The duck pond is home to wild Black Ducks and Wood Ducks and a Black Swan. The wild ducks nest on the island in the middle of the pond and in the springtime can be seen with their ducklings. On occasion Mountain Ducks visit the pond as well. When the weather is warm, the kangaroos venture up to the pond to cool down. Duck Pond
  • 69. Get a hole in one in the Mini Golf. Players can go round the 9 hole course, or play the fantastic 18 hole course. Mini Golf
  • 70. Thank you for all parents/guardians