Australia – Environmental Research & Experience

Starting Price $3950 per person
Trip Duration 11 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level High level of fitness
Highlights

Australia Highlights

  • Walking tour of downtown Sydney
  • Visit Sydney’s beautiful Harbourfront
  • Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Check out the Architectural Wonder that is the Sydney Opera house
  • Cliff walk from Bondi to Coogee
  • Participate in a Community Service Project: Some of the tasks might include: Planting trees and gardening to restore natural habitats
  • Attend a live professional rugby match
  • Get on board the City Circle Tram in Melbourne
  • Visit Dandenong Ranges National Park
What To Expect

Touring in the shadows of the Opera House around Sydney Harbour and strolling through the art-laden back alleys of Melbourne will delight urban inclined travelers. Spend days touring and studying the Great Barrier Reef, and countless other natural outdoor attractions of Australia.

Educational Benefits

Australia’s major cities, vastness and beautiful natural geography offer a dynamic range of activies and focuses for your trip.

Customization

Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.

Daily Itinerary

Days 1 - 2 - Travel to Australia

Fly to Melbourne with a connection. Cross the International Time Line and begin your Australia tour!

Day 3 - Melbourne

City Circle Tram to explore the central business district (CBD) of Melbourne. Check out the Docklands/Harbour Town, the Old Melbourne Gaol, Federation Square, and the Immigration Museum.

Day 4 - Phillip Island

Travel to Phillip Island where we will be welcomed with Rangers and a boardwalk tour at the Koala Conservation Centre. Work in the field on conducting current environmental research and preservation programs. Attend the Penguin Parade to watch the world famous mini penguins waddle onto land for the evening.

Day 5 - Phillip Island

Continue on our environmental work on some current projects in the field. Embark on a guided tour of the Philip Island area – the tour will focus on the environmental, ecological, and natural environment and history of the area.

 

Day 6 - Return to Melbourne, Fly to Cairns

Flight to Cairns. Explore our new home in Cairns.

Days 7 - 8 - Eco Lodge

Enjoy our remote eco lodge around Daintree National Park. These days will focus on environmental education, ecological integration, human-wildlife interaction & conflict, etc. We will have the help of local scientists and guides leading workshops, walking tours, scientific experiments, and more

Day 9 - Great Barrier Reef

Board our boat of Cairns and enjoy a full day tour exploring the Great Barrier Reef. The world’s largest coral reef system is composed of over 2,900 reefs and 900 islands, stretching over 2,300 kilometers. We will have time to cruise, snorkel, and speak with a marine biologist about the protected area.

Day 10 - Reef Science Research

Become a Coral Reef scientist for a day and learn how to do an Rapid Monitoring & Coral Watch (RAE) survey. Spend the day diving and learning about the exciting race to protect these magnificent and enriching parts of our underwater world.

Day 11 - Homeward Bound

Transfer to Cairns airport and begin our travel home, after an amazing trip to Australia together.

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip airfare to Australia
  • Bus
    Private coach transportation as needed throughout tour
Accommodation
  • Hostel
    Centrally located, student friendly hostels
Food

Daily breakfasts and dinners included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.

Meet Our Leaders
Katie Leaman
Did you know?

Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902.

Places You’ll Visit

Bondi Beach

One of the most famous beaches in the world for surfing and touring.

Sydney Opera House

Enjoy a tour of Downtown Sydney - on bikes to cover more ground if you prefer!

Melbourne

Tour Melbourne, including vists to Docklands/Harbour Town, the Aquarium, the Old Melbourne Gaol, Federation Square and the Immigration Museum.