Learning outside the classroom!
Our School Excursions focus on aspects of learning that are better taught by taking your students outside of the classroom and doing something a little bit different.

There is something for everyone and many different aspects that our activity equipment can help your students work on. If you want to develop your students in a specific way or provide a study reward then Activate by Hardrock has something for you!

Excursion sizes 10 – 110 students.

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Our Excursion Packages

Clip 'n Climb

1 hour Climb

10 – 50 Students

Students will receive a 15 minute safety brief and harness fitting followed by 1 hour of Clip ‘n Climb access. A great activity for developing student confidence and trying something new.

$17.50 per student
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Caving School Excursions

2 hour Climb & Cave

30 – 60 Students

Students will receive a 15 minute safety brief and harness fitting followed by 2 hours of Clip ‘n Climb access. Groups of students will rotate through the Caving system providing a great opportunity to develop teamwork and build resilience.

$24.50 per student
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3 hour Rotations

30 – 110 Students

Perfect for larger groups of students and to maximise the learning outside of the classroom experience. Groups of students will rotate through our Clip ‘n Climb arena, Caving network and other activities to support learning outcomes. Click here to see an example rotations program.

$30.00 per student
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Climb Coaching for Kids

Term program

10 – 30 Students

Perfect for outdoor education courses and if you want to consolidate students learning over a longer period of time. Our instructors will provide you with assistance using our climbing equipment to meet your specific learning objectives.


10% Booking Deposit required for all School Groups

benefits of an activate excursion


Our Clip ‘n Climb area is great for letting students challenge themselves by their own choice. Our instructor team are always on hand to provide support and encouragement giving your students the confidence to push themselves a little further.


At Activate by Hardrock your students are encouraged to develop a trust for the safety equipment they are provided with and attached to. As peers provide support to one another they are encouraged to trust each other.


Our artificial caving network is a great way for students to focus on their present circumstance and learn how to hone in on all of their senses in a unique environment.

Social Development

Climbing as a sport is fantastic at changing the narrative of a group of students. It is quite common that we see the quieter and more introverted students really standing out from the crowd when participating in climbing as a sport.


One of the best things about using Activate by Hardrock to assist your class learning outside of the classroom is that it is awesome fun for the whole group!

School Transition

It can be tough for your new students when they move to a new class group with new peers they haven’t met before. Activate by Hardrock excursions are a great way to introduce your young students to each other in a fun and engaging environment that helps them to show their full personalities.

Movement Fundamentals

Climbing is a fundamental movement skill that we begin to learn as a baby. Through grades 1-6 we are focussed on making this a fun experience that engages them to want to do the sport time and time again.

School Transition

It can be tough for your developing students when they move to a new class group with new peers they haven’t met before. Activate by Hardrock excursions are a great way to introduce your students to each other in a fun and engaging environment that helps them to embrace their developing personalities.

Sports Development

Through grades 7-12 we are focussed on developing the techniques and physical skills used to be able to perform within the sport of climbing. Physical developments made through the sport of climbing are often not climbing specific and can benefit the students with developing in many other sports.

Study Break

Stress from studying can take a toll on our students and this can affect their ability to deliver to their full potential. Our excursions are a great way to assist students to take a fun break from the studying so they can recharge and perform at their absolute best.

Study Reward

Your students work exceptionally had to meet deadlines and achieve results in their study. We can assist your students by using an Activate Excursion as a reward for their achievements; giving your students that little bit of extra motivation. There is also nothing better than celebrating with an awesome fun and exhilarating experience!

VCE Health and Physical Education

Our climbs provide the perfect opportunity to put students’ knowledge of the human body, energy systems, physical education and safe sport practice to the test. Whether students are completing Units 1&2 or Units 3&4, our climbing challenges provide students the ability to apply and extend their knowledge in a fun, controlled environment!

Study break

Our climbs can be an excellent tool for VCE students in particular, as they can provide a well-deserved break from studies. Our sessions can be conveniently scheduled into their weekly study programs, and allow students a wonderful tool to re-charge and re-focus to perform at their best.

VCAL personal development

Our climbs and caving system provide for excellent team building and personal development activities. In line with VCAL curriculum, our sessions provide students with opportunities to build their self-esteem, resilience, problem solving and interpersonal skills in an interactive and engaging environment!

Climbing fitness

Our auto-belay climbs are great for developing climbing fitness. No belayers are required and this means the whole activity can focus on the physical aspects of climbing.

Climbing techniques

All of our climbing challenges are unique and that is what makes them fantastic for coaching all of the different climbing techniques. Each individual challenge is focused on a different skill or technique and this really assists with demonstrating and practicing them.

Climbing knowledge

We have many years of climbing experience within our team including experts on coaching belaying techniques, climbing techniques and climbing related rope craft.


We have been visiting Activate with our grade 6 students for a few years and they always have so much fun and get so much out of the experience. Special thanks to Nicola and Maddi!


Ready to book your School Excursion

Make your booking and pay a 10% deposit
Confirm your booking details 1 week prior to attending
Arrive with your students and have an amazing experience
Pay the final invoice within 1 week after attending your excursion
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