We have some amazing co-curricular activities planned for the upcoming 2018 Spring semester! Take a look below to see just what is on offer in Melbourne this Spring.
As well as the formal events listed below we also hold regular coffee catch ups, dessert bar evenings and local hikes. So make sure you sign up to the Arcadia Australia VIC Local Facebook group for any extra events and updates.
Melbourne being a multicultural city has cuisines from around the world to offer you. Join us for a meal on Lygon Street, known as Melbourne's’ Little Italy. Lygon Street is where Melbourne's famous cafe culture was born and is filled with cafes and restaurants waiting to be explored.
Australia is a country of great diversity, and as such, has a very rich and varied history from the early settlers to immigrants from nearly every nation. Come along on this free excursion with a free audio guide app to experience some of the rich cultural history regarding the immigrant experience in Australia. The museum has a collection of rare items, recreations, firsthand accounts from immigrants and their descendants, as well as interactive displays which can vary from experiencing the journeys of the individuals migrating, to how racial tensions affected their daily lives.
Ever wanted to get out and about in the bushlands of Australia? We got you covered. The Grampians National Park is a mountain reserve located in the western regions of Victoria, where you can experience the countryside, whilst taking in stunning views, and engaging in the traditions and customs of indigenous Australians.
We will be staying at the town of Halls Gap, which is famous for it’s (near) tame Kangaroos.
The weekend will start at the Brambuk Centre where you will learn about the culture of the traditional owners of the land, the Gariwerd, the Djab Wurrung and the Jardwidjarli. You will also be taught how to properly throw a boomerang, the significance and history of aboriginal art, and you will have the opportunity to paint your own boomerang.
This will be followed by exploring the stunning Mackenzie Falls, a waterfall that we will have a short walk to reach, and the exploring the Grampians so that you can experience the unique fauna and flora that Australia is famous for.
The following morning will be a trip out to Hollow Mountain where we will be hiking whilst learning about the history and people of the area as well as other exciting activities.
The final component of this trip will be a guided tour of J Ward Prison Museum.
J Ward was an Australian prison used to house the criminally insane, located in Ararat, Victoria, Australia. The tour will show case some of the art created by the prisoners, as well as detailing the history of the facility, after which we will head back to St. Kilda.
Ride a horse through the Australian outback to witness Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and echidnas in their natural habitat. This three-hour ride requires no experience and will take you from open plains through to the State Forest of Mt. Disappointment. Despite the name of this mountain, this horseback tour will not disappoint and is a fun and unique way to see parts of the countryside you would not normally be exposed to.
Have you ever pretended you were Legolas? Hawkeye? Katniss Everdeen? Ever played paintball? Ever shot an arrow? Ever wanted to combine these experiences? Well, you’re in luck! Join us for an afternoon of competitive and fun filled archery. In this event you will learn how to properly use a bow and arrow, and then you’ll be set loose upon the other students in a safe environment to shoot them to your hearts content.
Fancy yourself a sleuth? An amateur Hardy Boy or a Nancy Drew? Well then join us for an afternoon of escape room fun! Students and staff will either work together or against each other to escape from one of several perilous, mind boggling puzzle rooms.
The students and staff together for one final group dinner to talk about their experience and share stories of their time in Australia