Current Expedition Dates:- Monday 9th to Friday 13th December 2024
Expedition Location:- Grampians National Park
Expedition Main Focus:- Bushwalking

Grampians Expedition

Expeditions are a wonderful way to challenge students beyond their comfort zones. By taking on these challenges students work with peers and staff to develop life skills leading to independence and resilience.

If your School implements the Duke of Edinburgh Program, or, you have adventurous students willing to extend their comfort zones through exploration and discovery, why not utilise the experience and expertise of Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre Staff and participate in an Base Camp Expedition experience.

The Pinnacle - Grampians Expedition

Mackenzie Falls (Mikunung Wira) - Grampians Expedition

Great Ocean Walk Expedition

If you'd like to slowly introduce your students to Expeditioning and camping in the bush, or, fully challenge your students through rugged terrain over a number of nights, Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre is able to help you achieve your aim.

Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail - Great Dividing Trail Expedition

Wilsons Promontory Expedition

Great Ocean Walk Expedition

By expanding horizons and creating opportunities, Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre have created a rotation of educational expeditions throughout the State of Victoria.  While each expedition is unique in it's location and program, they all maintain focus on our Key Learning Areas: Team Work & Resilience offering students opportunities to grow through our unique curriculum. Participation will see students explore, discover and appreciate the following destinations within Victoria:-


Great Ocean Walk Expedition



How to Pack an Expedition Backpack
Packing My Day Pack
Packing an Overnight Bag
What goes in a Toiletry Bag
What's inside a First Aid Kit
How to Tie Up Boot Laces
Using a Compass
How to pitch a Tent
Setting up a Camp Bed
Cup of Tea Time

Minimum time allocation: 1 Week

Curriculum learning focus:

  • HPE – Movement and Physical Activity: Learning through Movement, Personal, Social and Community Health: Being healthy, safe
    and active
  • SCSO – Social Awareness and Management: Collaboration, Relationships and Diversity
  • SCSE – Self-awareness and Management: Developing resilience

2003 - Expeditions established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre

2016 - Victorian Expeditions established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre


Current Golf Charity Day Dates:- Friday 2nd December 2022

Acknowledgment to Country

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the traditional Owners of the country we work on and recognize their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. I’d also like to acknowledge the deep knowledge systems and the amazing ability of first nations peoples to pass that knowledge through generations, as incredible teachers themselves. 

Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre is a DET Victorian school campus that embraces inclusion and respect for all special school students. Any donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to improving learning outcomes and opportunities for our students.

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