Hidden away on a historic working farm just 90 minutes from Melbourne, 45 minutes from Geelong and 30 minutes from Ballarat, Narmbool is a tranquil 2,000 hectare property offering unique educational opportunities. Narmbool encompasses a number of significant ecosystems including pastures and grazing land, native bush and a variety of waterways. Sustainable farming is carefully balanced with environmental education, research and the enhancement of biodiversity through re-vegetation and habitat improvement.
Our environmental and sustainability programs are developed to Victorian Curriculum standards by our highly experienced VIT registered Education Staff. They will work closely with your school to tailor a personalised program that meets your specific needs – blending environmental science, sustainability, indigenous education or leadership themes into a fun and structured program for all age groups.
Narmbool accommodates up to 74 students and up to 8 teachers in an environmentally designed and sustainable complex affording sweeping views of the property and Mount Buninyong in the distance. Along with very comfortable en-suite rooms for students and teachers, there is an open plan lounge and dining room where catered meals are provided, a fully equipped science learning centre and the Ferry Arts Centre.
Narmbool environmental discovery programs
- One to three-day camps with a focus on environmental and sustainability education
- Student and youth leadership programs
- Research partnerships
- Study retreats
- Tailored school, university and community group programs
- Suitable for all ages from primary through to adults
All programs are tailored to meet individual school requirements and can feature as many or as few of our environmental activities as requested.
Booking a Narmbool camp
Step 1 – Contact us to discuss a site visit to Narmbool
Step 2 – Choose your type of visit – day or stay
Step 3 – Choose dates for your camp
Step 4 – Contact us to book (minimum of 20 students and 2 teachers required)
Step 5 – Speak to a Narmbool Education Officer / choose your activities
Step 6 – Choose any external providers (additional cost)
Step 7 – Prepare for your visit