Traditional Camping Safaris

Northern Territory Camping Safaris for schools

Austour’s Traditional Safari, pioneered in the 1960s by  Max and Sue Whitehead, has introduced many thousand of students to the Outback.  Safari Camping is a fun adventure at a budget price. Camping out in pyramid style tents (which we invented) and visiting iconic Australian landmarks creates life-long memories of this outdoor classroom activity.

The Austour Safari has generally departed from school in either Melbourne or Sydney and travelled 4 or 5 days through the Outback, visiting iconic places like Broken Hill, The Flinders Ranges, Woomera and Coober Pedy. Ultimately it reaches the highlights of the Red Centre, Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs. While many schools continue to favour the attraction-based safari, others are choosing the newer concept of meeting and becoming involved with Aboriginal communities. This choice has opened the door to a whole new range of experiences.

Central Australia In Depth


Traditional Outback Indigenous Adventure

A New Traditional Camping Safari Itinerary

Red Centre Camping Tour

An Excellent Value For Money Itinerary Coach All The Way

Red Centre Camping Safari

A Traditional Budget Tour

Indigenous Outback Experience

Trip For Middle School Students

Austour still carries the majority of its clients on the Traditional Safari adventure however the trend is changing.

The Northern Territory is the perfect location for students to learn about – and participate in – experiences that contribute to their education under the Australian National Curriculum. Students can be immersed in the arts, music, dance and story telling of indigenous people. Multiple disciplines can be incorporated into one fabulous itinerary.

Let us help you prepare a new generation for Outback fun and learning adventures.

Queensland camping safaris for schools

Queensland is Australia’s most popular tourist and holiday destination. An Austour Safari to Queensland for students in Years 7 and 8 students can serve as a vital bonding experience at the beginning of their secondary school years of learning.

A quick trip to Queensland with the Gold Coast as a focus or an extended trip further north to the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island or Lady Elliott and Australia Zoo add a new dimension for your school to consider.

Small groups also can be catered for in budget tours using multi-share or bunkroom accommodation, keeping costs to a minimum.

School trips in November while the senior school is having exam time or pre holidays, or tours in early December can provide a great alternative to Schoolies Week.

Our trips are comprehensive and include the services of our specialist driver guide and the catering/tour manager, accommodation/tents/cabins, travel arrangements, activities, special visits and meals as shown in the Itinerary.

Join Austour for an extraordinary educational experience that combines fun and adventure with key educational outcomes.

By making a positive impact in local communities, Austour students gain the cultural empathy, global awareness and a great sense of leadership necessary to become true global citizens. In the end, they return home with a newfound understanding of collaboration and the motivation to make a true difference in their own communities.