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 Visitor Centre, Peace Park 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 Group Booking Form – School-Scout-Youth Group and send it back to or The Great Stupa, PO Box 869, Maiden Gully VIC 3551 to make a school tour request.

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



$6 per student weekdays.

$8 per student weekends and public holidays.

Teachers free.



We recommend allowing at least 1.5hrs for your visit.



If you have any mobility issues, the Great Stupa is accessible via wheelchair. The Great Stupa has dedicated disabled car parking located close to the entry. We also provide a buggy service to and from the Great Stupa for your convenience on weekdays only. Please call 03 5446 7568 if you require disabled access so arrangements can be made. A disabled toilet is located inside the Visitor Centre.

Food and Beverages:


Our StupaView Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, desserts and barista coffee, teas and iced drinks.


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