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Excursions Booking Info

3rd August 2016 BY: sustainabilityhub@ceres.org.au

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Educate, inpsire and empower with CERES School Excursions.


We strive to offer you and your students engaging, hands-on, sustainability learning experiences which draw on our 30+ years at the fore-front of sustainability education. Although our operating/staff costs have been gradually increasing, we have held back on passing on any price increases over the past 5 years. Please accept this as notification that there will be a moderate $1 per student price increase on our excursion programs, running from 1 July 2016 onwards and applicable to any bookings made from 14 June onwards.


Early Childhood Centres

  • Half Day Program > 10:00am – 12:15pm or 12:30 – 2:45pm
    $13.00 per student
    (min cost per class $260)*
  • 1 Hour Program
    $150 per group (maximum of up to 30 students)



  • Full Day Program > 10:00am – 2:30pm
    $19.00 per student
    (min cost per class $380)*
  • Three Quarter Day Program > 10:30am – 2:00pm
    $17.00 per student
    (min cost per class $340)*
  • Half Day Program > 10:00am – 12:15pm or 12:30 – 2:45pm
    $13.00 per student
    (min cost per class $260)*
*Our minimum charge is for 20 students per group, and the maximum can be no more than 30 students per group.
Each groups rotates through the activities.


Step 1 – Select a Theme

Click on icons at the top of this page to explore different themes, for example Energy or Water.

Step 2 – Select a Program

Select from a number of different programs within each theme, for example Global Warming.

Step 3 – Choose Your Activities

Choose from the range of 50 minute activities listed to fill your day.
If visiting CERES for:

  • Full Day  > 10:00am – 2:30pm
    Choose four activities.
  • Three Quarter Day  > 10:30am – 2:00pm
    Choose three activities.
  • Half Day  > 10:00am – 12:15pm or 12:30 – 2:45pm
    Choose two activities.
  • 1 Hour
    Choose one activity

These times include recess and lunch breaks where appropriate. Please bring a Waste Free Lunch to enjoy at CERES.

Step 4 – Contact Us

Enquiry Complete an Excursion Booking Request Form


Your Excursion Experience

Discounted bus trips to CERES

Looking for a bus for your next excursionDysons are generously offering a discounted price for trips to CERES. Contact them today on (03) 9463 3800 or via email at sales@dysongroup.com.au

Reduce your travel Carbon Emissions
Fifteen Trees logo

CERES and Fifteen Trees have teamed up to make your excursion a sustainable one. Just two trees ($5.00/each) will collect the carbon emissions of your bus trip to and from CERES. It is a small cost added onto your day that will really benefit our native environment.
Once planted, you will receive a link to the Fifteen Trees website to see your trees.
During winter and spring, community groups plant these trees on your behalf. The native trees are planted out in reserves and school grounds, along roadsides and in parks. Some of the trees may even be planted at CERES.
Two trees will easily cover your day’s travel via bus. Over a lifetime a tree will absorb ~ 268kg of carbon. A car will emit this amount over 1,000km.

Waste Free Lunch

School visitors to CERES are asked to bring a waste-free lunch. Food waste can be composted at CERES. You may bring a “Keep Cup” for use at the CERES Organic Cafe or use the returnable cups provided. Your booking confirmation letter will contain more information.

Wheelchair Access

We are working towards full wheelchair access across CERES. We recommend that all visitors using wheelchairs are accompanied by a support person as some parts of the site have difficult surfaces; gravel, inclines, sand, muddy after rain. There are wheelchair accessible toilets. Please alert our Bookings Staff if there will be visitors in wheelchairs with your group.

Risk Management Policy

We encourage you become familiar with our Risk Management Policy before visiting CERES. Click here to read our policy

Cancellation Fees

After your booking is confirmed, cancellations will be charged $60 for more than a weeks notice, and up to the full fee for less than a weeks notice.