Yr 6 Outback Tour

Outback Tour 2022 

At the start of Term 3, our Year 6 students took off an epic 2000km journey through the heart of Queensland! We visited multiple Outback towns including Emerald, Rubyvale, Barcaldine, Longreach and Winton. 

Along the way we met so many wonderful characters including Dan from Camden Park Station and Lane from Nogo Station. These outback heroes, among many others, captured the passion and history of Queensland. They shared the history of their homes and gave us city folk an insight into the day-to-day life on a sheep or cattle station.  

The Qantas Founder’s Museum gave us a glimpse into the pioneering spirit of Australians as we toured the humble beginnings of the now global airline. The Outback Stockman’s Hall of Fame and the Waltzing Matilda Centre helped us to see the creativity and resilience required to carve a livelihood from the land.  

There were many other adventures that were had throughout the week away. The students demonstrated what wonderful, quality young people attend Genesis Christian College, as they interacted with each other, members of the public and with venue staff.  

Whether it was chatting with friends on the bus or sharing a meal by the fire under the star-filled outback sky, these memories will last a lifetime.  

Take a look at the video below. It features photos that we have not published anywhere else!