Australia – Environmental Research & Experience
- 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
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.
Australia’s major cities, vastness and beautiful natural geography offer a dynamic range of activies and focuses for your trip.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.
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.
AirfareRoundtrip airfare to Australia
BusPrivate coach transportation as needed throughout tour
HostelCentrally located, student friendly hostels
Daily breakfasts and dinners included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.
Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902.
Places You’ll Visit
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!
Tour Melbourne, including vists to Docklands/Harbour Town, the Aquarium, the Old Melbourne Gaol, Federation Square and the Immigration Museum.