Charters Towers Tourism : School Excursion Guide 2016
16 Station Stays Suitable for School Children (Subject to change) Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre | OPEN 7 DAYS Ph 07 4761 5533 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.visitcharterstowers.com.au An initiative of Charters Towers Regional Council Trafalgar Station 56 km southwest of Charters Towers. (28km unsealed road) Roger & Jenny Landsberg - Ph: 4787 6677 E: email@example.com A 33,000ha cattle station, Trafalgar has been owned by the Landsberg family for 101 years. Offering catered day tours and camps at certain times of the year, visitors would see wildlife, cattle station activities and learn about sustainable beef production in the rangelands. A passionate advocate for Landcare, Roger Landsberg was QLD Primary Producer of the Year in 2010, so tour groups would be exposed to the more educational aspects of rangeland management. Excursions and camps can be tailored to suit your needs. A 20 year involvement with the tourism industry has enabled the Landsberg family to provide a safe, enjoyable learning environment for all ages and groups from bird-watchers to school children or international guests. During winter months, the organic garden provides fresh produce to add to their comprehensive menu. The family offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as a half day tour, outback surf carnival, water divining, whipcracking, a campfire and an authentic bushdance. Facilities include: an above ground swimming pool, a male/female accommodation shed, volleyball, basketball and football areas and a separate accommodation cottage for teachers. Wambiana Station Approx 1 hour south of Charters Towers (17km unsealed road) Michael & Michelle Lyons Ph: 4787 6689 Fax 4787 6460 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Wambiana is a working cattle station which has offered an authentic farm stay experience for school, university and other groups for over 20 years. Some of the activities on offer include: feeding farm animals, whip cracking demonstrations and coaching, cattle husbandry practices (including dipping, branding, castrating and pregnancy testing with some student participation), divining of water and precious metals, hay ride and wildlife spotting, tour of historical buildings, nature walks, outdoor team activities in the bush, evening concert and campfire. The family also provide educational talks covering the history of Wambiana Station, an overview of the daily operations of the property, schooling through Distance Education and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Teachers are welcome to suggest other activities that they feel are relevant and wish to incorporate into the program. Wambiana has hosted up to 100 students and staff at a time and provides all meals and accommodation. Meals are wholesome, home-cooked fare and special dietary requirements can be catered for. Accommodation is primarily in a large, dormitory style building, partitioned for males and females. There are other accommodation buildings, with single beds, that may be available, depending on the group size. The homestead complex is equipped with a volleyball court, basketball hoop, ping pong table and plenty of wide open space for outdoor sports.
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