Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine Tour

The Mary Kathleen uranium mine operated from 1958 – 1981. The mine is about halfway between Mount Isa and Cloncurry and it supported a town of 1000 people .  Uranium from the mine was exported to the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and West Germany as 8800 tonnes of ammonium diuranate – (NH4)2U2O7 –…

Walhalla Gold Mine Tour

The Long Tunnel gold mine at Walhalla in Gippsland began in 1865 and eventually reached more than a kilometre underground. The 8 kilometres of tunnels yielded 13 tonnes of gold from 859,000 tonnes of quartz. Tours of the mine last for about 50 minutes, and take visitors 260m underground to the 150 year old large…

Dubbo Observatory

Dubbo Observatory have a number of reflector and refractor telescopes on outdoor mounts, as well as a 17″ reflector in a dome. Night sky tours are conducted outdoors with a laser pointer, as well as with telescope viewing, with 6 guests sharing each telescope. The shows start 90 minutes after sunset and they last for…

Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo is Australia’s second oldest (after Melbourne Zoo), and is now home to more than 2500 animals representing 250 species. As well as free keeper talks held at various enclosures throughout the day, there are a range of paid up-close animal experiences available to book, including face-to-face giraffe feeding, the meerkat encounter, and being…

Mount Martha Observatory

Mt Martha Observatory is the dark sky home of the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society in south eastern Victoria. The site is mobility-friendly with concrete paths throughout, no steps, and instruments to suit all. The registered observatory site has an auditorium lecture theatre, library and gallery, a battery of telescopes under the primary roll-off roof facility,…

ANSTO Discovery Centre

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Discovery Centre is open every day from 9am to 4pm, with a selection of hands-on activities and information about nuclear science. To make the most out of your visit to ANSTO, you are encouraged to take a tour. Tours open to the general public operate during the school…

Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy Railway is a heritage narrow gauge railway in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. The rail line opened in 1900 to help open up the ranges to new settlers. The scenic Upper Ferntree Gully –  Gembrook line was one of four narrow gauge (2’6″) lines built in Victoria. The line was closed in…

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Cultural Centre

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Cultural Centre has exhibits and displays about the traditional management of the land, as well as the local flora and fauna. There is also an Indigenous art gallery, shop and café. There are presentations each day about bush foods, traditional tools and how the local Anangu people have lived in…

Taronga Western Plains Zoo

More than 5000 animals representing over 350 species live on the zoo’s 300 ha site, including Asian elephants (Elephas maximus), African lions (Panthera Leo), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), rhinocerous (black Diceros bicornis, white Ceratotherium simum and greater one-horned Rhinoceros unicornis) and Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis niger). Each day there are free keeper talks about various animals including…

Woodbridge School Marine Discovery Centre

Marine Discovery Centre gives students of all ages the opportunity to learn about, discover and care for the marine environment through diverse shore and sea based programs. The Marine Discovery Centre is a Department of Education facility and part of Woodbridge School. Built over the water, the Centre is ideally located to help Tasmanian students…