Our school excursions are a great way to challenge your students with fun, interactive and meaningful learning experiences. Research has shown that students best memories of their schooling days were actually when they were not at school. The reason behind this is that they are able to step outside of their usual routine and therefore are more open to engaging in new experiences. All our programs have been created and mapped to meet the current Australian Curriculum year level standards.

Rest assured our excursions are planned specifically to bring new understandings and personal growth for your students.

  • A Full itinerary with timings and key information is provided for all excursion
  • Our facilitators always connect with students
  • Programs mapped to meet the current Australian Curriculum Year Level Standards.
  • The company and all staff are registered with Blue Cards.
  • Character Builders is insured with $20,000,000 Public Liability and Professional Indemnity.

Character Builders Kokoda

Kokoda offers a great insight towards seeing both sides of any story. Based on true accounts from x-diggers (both Australian and Japanese) your team is sure to embrace the spirit needed to build a team. Look no further than this guaranteed day of Australian history, adventure, problem solving, co-operation and more as your students set up base camp, recon missions in the bush, prepare a BBQ lunch and tackle obstacles. Teachers love to come on this day as they witness students stepping up to challenges that are sometimes not so available in the confines of the school grounds.

  • Recognising the legacy left by past ancestors during World War II.
  • Engaging in challenging experiences set to build resilience, endurance and persistence.
  • Developing leadership through increasing confidence, self-esteem and respect when working in teams.
  • Embracing the concepts of forgiveness and sacrifice through identifying with different perspective.

Suitable For:

  • Years 5-12
  • 30-300 students
  • Full-Day Program
  • Mount Coot-tha, Mount Tamborine or Mount Cotton
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Character Builders CBD Photo Treasure Hunt

Gather your team and zip around the CBD in this fun filled outdoor pursuit. Armed with a digital camera, budget and a Character Builders treasure pack your students will love this challenge. Your day will be full of photographic action shots, adventure, activities and riddles. Speed is not the answer on this day. Teamwork, leading, following and communicating are all key ingredients for success. This challenge is a great way to bring your students closer together.


  • Identifying the importance of communication and team work to break down barriers.
  • Challenging students to problem solve, think laterally and prioritise to meet set tasks and deadlines.
  • Providing students with opportunities to demonstrate responsibility and resilience.
  • Empowering students with skills and strategies to work effectively in teams.

Suitable For:

  • Years 7-12
  • 30-250+ students
  • Full-Day Program
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Character Builders Beach Day

We set up the perfect oasis so that staff and students arrive and enjoy what is a day of sun, surf and sand. Your beach day comes completes with a host of fun rotations and opportunities for staff and students to interact and build relationships. A Character Builders Beach Day is perfect to begin the year helping to promote positive peer relationships or at the end of a year as a celebration of achievements.

  • Identifying and overcoming personal challenges.
  • Developing personal and interpersonal skills.
  • Embracing new and different experiences.
  • Challenging students personal comfort zones.

Suitable For:

  • Years 3-12
  • 30-250+ students
  • Full-Day Program
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Tailored Retreats

We excel at facilitating Tailored Programs. Our team carefully listen to your objectives and provide each school with a tailored itinerary and quote for your next adventure. We can piece together the perfect series of experiences and match them to your initiatives and chosen location.

Suitable For:

  • Years 5-12
  • 30-250+ students
  • Full-Day Program
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Contact Us For A Program

“I am a Year 5 Teacher at Aspley State School and have attended a number of Kokoda trail Development days over many years. I find the activities highly motivating and valuable for our students each year. It is particularly useful when the children are planning their approach for becoming Student Leaders in Year 6. I would highly recommend this Excursion from an educator’s perspective”

Aspley State School

“The staff at Character Builders have always been amazing with our students! They are highly motivated, very caring and extremely organised Over the years, all of our students have responded positively to their methods of delivery. Working with Character Builders is always a lot of fun!”

St Margarets

“We have been working alongside Character Builders for a number of years now. We have found them to be a reliable, cost-effective and an enjoyable company to work with. The students have gained great insights into ‘Stepping Up, Stepping Back and Encouraging Others’. All of the activities are engaging and really challenge the students to step out of their comfort zone. Character Builders offers a differentiated program that caters to all of our students’ needs. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Character Builders to look forward to many more adventures with them. ”

Faith Lutheran College

“I would like to extend you and your team my heartfelt thanks for the last couple of days you spent with our boys. All feedback I have received from staff and students who attended them has been overwhelmingly positive and extremely complimentary of the way you guys conducted the days”

Mr Michael O’Brien – Vice Rector Formation, Padua College

“We will continue to enjoy the leadership incursion collaboration with Character Builders in the future in the quest to build confident, open minded, caring and knowledgeable student leaders. ”

Mrs Rebecca Lennon, Head of Primary, Moreton Bay College

“A well-prepared, energetic and empathetic team who related very well to the girls in our school.
Leadership activities were fun, engaging and well run and they achieved the teamwork goals we had established including collaboration, communication, problem-solving and showing initiative.
We were very impressed by this team of professionals!”

Peta Vincent - The Glennie School Toowoomba

“As a company Character Builders promises to engage, motivate and help create unity, respect, self-esteem and confidence; this was definitely our experience and I will be using them again in the near future.”

Darryl Mulholland - YMCA Clem Jones

“Character Builders provides a thought-provoking and emotionally challenging leadership program that succeeds in harnessing the power of storytelling and shared enjoyment. Students find the courage to be vulnerable. In doing so, they emerge as a more understanding, cohesive and potentially powerful team, ready to take on the challenge of school leadership.”

Jane Elliot - Clayfield College

“Character builders is a company I highly recommend for working with school students, especially around the issues of developing relationships and friendships amongst teenage girls. Damon and his staff have great insight into the issues affecting young people and the skills to enable the youth of today to see themselves and their interactions with others in new and positive ways.”

Wendy Mayes – Ipswich Girls Grammar

“Working with Damon and his Character Builders team has given our students the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills. Their programs highlight the key attributes of student leaders to allow them to identify their own strengths and weaknesses. All our students walk away from these sessions energised and with a repertoire of new skills.”

Sharon Flack – A.B. Paterson College

Some of our School and Tertiary Clients

Some of our Corporate Clients