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Explore Australia this Summer! Surf world famous beaches, visit the Sydney Opera House, hold a Koala Bear and learn to dive at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef!

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Adventure dates

  • AUS#1: June 30 - July 17
  • AUS#2: July 19 - August 5

Other details

  • Trip begins Cairns, Australia :
  • Trip ends Sydney, Australia :
  • Age range: 14-18

Tuition fees

$5,888.00

Price Includes

One CPR and First Aid Certified BOLD EARTH leader and one local Australia guide; all ground costs, all ground transportation including airport pickup and drop-off; all camping and camping gear (except sleeping bags, sleep mats and mess kits); all activities and gear listed in the above itinerary; all meals; local gratuities to wait-staff and all hotels or hostels.

Price Doesn’t Include

Flights to/from Australia.

Trip highlights

  • Open Water PADI SCUBA Diving the Great Barrier Reef
  • Whitewater Rafting the Tully River
  • Surfing at World-Famous Manly Beach
  • Hand-Crafting your own Didgeridoo with Native Aboriginals
  • Waterfall Trekking in Wooroonooran National Park
  • Exploring Daintree Rainforest & Zip-Lining through the Jungle Canopy
  • Urban Exploration in Sydney & Cairns
  • Community Service: 12 Hours

Aussi Adventure in the Tropical North

In the Great Dividing Range outside of Cairns, we stay with a local Aboriginal host family and gain firsthand perspective into an ancient way of life. Our homestay offers us a cultural exchange including the opportunity to craft our own Didgeridoos! Our journey continues with an epic whitewater rafting trip on the Tully River, which is renowned by rafting enthusiasts for its thrilling rapids and stunning course through national parklands!

Kangaroos, Zip Line & Volcanoes

Further north, we explore Crater Lakes National Park. We interact with some of Australia’s famed wildlife — koalas, kangaroos and countless exotic birds — while visiting a set of idyllic waterfalls and swimming holes in Wooroonooran National Park. We also give back by planting new trees in the park. A zip-line through the Daintree Rainforest caps off our visit to the legendary Cape Tribulation region!

Great Barrier Reef: Padi Dive Certification

The Great Barrier Reef, which attracts water enthusiasts from around the world, is our amazing classroom for PADI dive certification. We spend three days exploring the coral walls, mysterious swim-throughs and exotic fish of the reef, all while enjoying the luxuries of a live-aboard boat. The reef is ideal for both beginner and experienced divers!

Surf and Explore Sydney

We end our Aussie adventure in Sydney, a bustling metropolis and cultural capital of Australia. Explore Sydney’s world-famous Opera House and Harbor Bridge! Surf Manly Beach, an Australian icon renowned for its calm waves and unique surf culture. Local professional guides break us into groups and kickstart our evolution from “Shark Biscuits” (beginners) to “Surfies” (real Australian pros)!

Itinerary

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