South Channel Fort Adventure
A mysterious island – complete with rare wildlife and a secret underground military base to boot! All of this plus more is available for exploration on one of our guided tours. South Channel Fort has remained in a time capsule since the late 1800’s offering a glimpse into Port Phillip Bay’s history and heritage.
We have access to the entire island, including access to the underground network of tunnels.
We will also stop at Pope’s Eye and Chinaman’s Hat along the way – giving the students the chance to see the Australasian Gannets and Australian Fur Seals up close and personal while learning the unique history linked to the construction of South Channel Fort.
Cost: $45 per student (for every 10 students, 1 teacher is Free of charge). Cost is inclusive of two tour guides for both the boat and the island, full access to underground network, and morning / afternoon tea. Cost includes GST.
Duration: 15 minute registration followed by a 3 hour tour (3.25 hours total – one hour of which is spent on the island)
Minimum: 15 students
Maximum: 30 (including teachers)
Alternatives Options: As a result of a close partnership with Parks Victoria, we are able to offer an extended version of this trip that involves some form of community work, including any of the following:
- Revegetation & Rehabilitation
- Excavation of buried sections of the fort (i.e shovelling sand)
- Shore snorkel / reef surveys