TO AUSTRALIA
 
 
FIELD TRIPS
Puffing Billy  Australia's favourite  Steam Train
Here is your opportunity to drive a 120 year old steam locomotive along  a winding, steeply graded narrow - gauge railway,...
Sunday 4 th  May 2008 Puffing Billy's Great Train Race Next Race  -  Sunday 3rd May 2009
Puffing Billy's Great Train Race   7A’s driver, Peter Harcourt with runners at the race start.
Winner Andre La Gerche & Race Train Driver  Peter Harcourt at Lakeside
Steve Strangward, 2nd Race Train Driver  heading towards the Finish
  Runners under the famous Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge.
 
 
Weekend at Ballarat History at its best
Ballarat
Ballarat
Gold Mining
Panning for gold, Soverign Hill
Re - created gold mining town of the 1860s
Aqueduct 03-APR-2004                                                                                                      ...
Kids panning for Gold
Making a Solid Gold Bar
Sovereign Hill Lodge
Gold Bar
 
Beam balance, Gold Museum     Mayoral Chain, Gold Museum
 
A dramatic sound-and-light show which tells the story of the Eureka Rebellion on the Ballarat goldfields in 1854.
 
 
Surf at Torquay
Surf Museum &  Shopping Centre
 
Healesville Sanctuary Home to more  than 200 Australian  species
Giant Koala
Healesville Sanctuary                       Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia’s most recognised attractions, showc...
Get closer to Australia’s wildlife, featuring unique experiences with kangaroos, koalas and amazing birds of prey .  Check...
 
Melbourne Australia's  most liveable City
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gumbuya Park Natural Bushland
 
Go zooming around the circuit in the Mini Cars Mini Car riders must be 7 years or over, underage children can ride with so...
Fly down one of the two tracks on Australia's longest concrete toboggan. Toboggan riders must be 9 years or over. Tandem r...
Ride on the Fantastic Twister Karts! Twister Kart riders must be 9 years or over, underage children can ride with someone ...
Enjoy the great Paddle Boats. The Paddle Boat riders must be 9 years or over, underage children can ride with someone 16 y...
Fantastic Water Slide for cooling off on those Warm days! Aqua Bike riders must be 7 years or over, underage children can ...
For the smaller kids (and some bigger ones too) the Playground is perfect to relax and have a bit of fun! Children’s Playg...
The Greenleaf cafe sells a delicious range of quick meals, snacks, ice creams and refreshments. Our catering department ca...
Get your family and friends together for  a miniature Australian Open on the half-sized tennis court.  Half Court Tennis
Gumbuya Park has over 50 free BBQ areas, all with ample seating, across all areas of the park. They are all situated in sh...
Gumbuya Park has a collection of authentic Aboriginal Artifacts on display. The collection includes many wonderful pieces ...
Gumbuya Park is home to many different varieties of colourful, native Australian birds.  The cockatoos at Gumbuya even  kn...
Aviary
The Emu is the largest bird native to Australia. It is also the second-largest bird in the world (by height); the ostrich ...
Wallabies are widely distributed across Australia, particularly in more remote and heavily timbered areas. They are extrem...
The kangaroo is an Australian icon and is featured on the Australian coat of arms and currency. The large kangaroo enclosu...
The kangaroo is an Australian icon and is featured on the Australian coat of arms and currency. The large kangaroo enclosu...
Gumbuya Park is home to two adult dingoes and two pups. Unlike the domestic dog, dingoes breed only once a year and genera...
Wombats grow to about one metre in length and have short legs and tail. They are found in forested, mountainous, and heath...
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...
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
Thank you for all parents/guardians
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2.Field Trips & Excursion Presentation (Melbourne, Australia, Oct. 2008)

  1. 1. TO AUSTRALIA
  2. 4. FIELD TRIPS
  3. 5. Puffing Billy Australia's favourite Steam Train
  4. 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 .
  5. 7. Sunday 4 th May 2008 Puffing Billy's Great Train Race Next Race - Sunday 3rd May 2009
  6. 8. Puffing Billy's Great Train Race 7A’s driver, Peter Harcourt with runners at the race start.
  7. 9. Winner Andre La Gerche & Race Train Driver Peter Harcourt at Lakeside
  8. 10. Steve Strangward, 2nd Race Train Driver heading towards the Finish
  9. 11.   Runners under the famous Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge.
  10. 14. Weekend at Ballarat History at its best
  11. 15. Ballarat
  12. 16. Ballarat
  13. 17. Gold Mining
  14. 18. Panning for gold, Soverign Hill
  15. 19. Re - created gold mining town of the 1860s
  16. 20. Aqueduct 03-APR-2004                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  17. 21. Kids panning for Gold
  18. 22. Making a Solid Gold Bar
  19. 23. Sovereign Hill Lodge
  20. 24. Gold Bar
  21. 26. Beam balance, Gold Museum   Mayoral Chain, Gold Museum
  22. 28. A dramatic sound-and-light show which tells the story of the Eureka Rebellion on the Ballarat goldfields in 1854.
  23. 31. Surf at Torquay
  24. 32. Surf Museum & Shopping Centre
  25. 34. Healesville Sanctuary Home to more than 200 Australian species
  26. 35. Giant Koala
  27. 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 .
  28. 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                     
  29. 39. Melbourne Australia's most liveable City
  30. 48. Gumbuya Park Natural Bushland
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 57. Get your family and friends together for a miniature Australian Open on the half-sized tennis court. Half Court Tennis
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 61. Aviary
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 70. Thank you for all parents/guardians

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