School Tours

The Great Stupa located just outside of Bendigo, is the largest Stupa being built in the Western world. It offers an educational and fun excursion for school children of all ages.

Experience one of Victoria’s largest cultural attractions

Students will have the opportunity to explore our exhibition centre, gardens and The Great Stupa. They’ll learn about Asian culture, Buddhism, architecture and art. Our friendly and informative guides will keep the students engaged on the tour whilst answering any questions the group may have. Tours can be tailored according to your schools social and academic curriculum.

 

Please fill in our School Group Booking Form and send it back to tours@stupa.org.au or The Great Stupa, PO Box 869, Maiden Gully VIC 3551.

What’s included:

  • A dedicated tour guide
  • Introductory video explaining the past, present and future plans for the whole Great Stupa of Universal Compassion project
  • Introduction to Buddhism
  • Guided tour inside in the Exhibition Centre, through the grounds of the beautiful Peace Park and into The Great Stupa
  • Marvel at the extensive collection of artworks and holy relics on display
  • View the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace

Time for guided tours:

 

  • Weekdays – All day from 9am to 5pm
  • Weekends/Public Holidays – Every 45min from 10:30am to 5pm
  • Christmas Day – CLOSED

Please note that the last tour for the day will depart at 4pm daily

Admission:

 

$5 per student.

Teachers free.

Duration:

 

We recommend allowing at least 1.5hrs for your visit.

Accessibility:

 

If anyone in your group has mobility issues, The Great Stupa can be accessed via mini bus/car. Please indicate this in the School Group Booking Form and let your tour guide know. A disabled toilet is located inside the Exhibition Centre.

Food and Beverages:

 

Our StupaView Cafe offers barista coffees and drinks along with a range of cakes, hot food and focaccia’s.

 

Groups are also welcome to bring their own food and eat on site.