Student Excursions: Outdoor Education, Outdoor Fun
Our student excursions in Queensland and New South Wales give young people an opportunity to step out of the classroom and challenge themselves in new ways. Through challenge –both at a personal level and a team level–students build self-esteem and confidence. A natural outcome of outdoor education is students’ improved cooperation and communication, and a greater feeling of community with both their peers and teachers. Whether its a ropes course, team raft building or paddling river rapids together, you will find a stronger bond unites you.
All of our following student educational tours have elements of teambuilding and/or adventure:
Aussie Adventure - 12 Day Adventure
12 Days / 11 Nights
Sydney, The Gold Coast and Cairns: Adventure in Each Location
Trips starting from: $2965 per student
Australia-New Zealand - 14 Day Adventure
14 days/13 nights
The Best of New Zealand and Australia!
Trips starting from: from $4698 AUD
Learn to SCUBA Dive - 6 Day Adventure
6 Days / 5 Nights
SCUBA Diving in an Underwater Wonderland
Trips starting from: $1045 per student
Teambuilding and Adventure Camp - 6 Day Adventure
6 days / 5 nights
Working Together and Stretching Comfort Zones
Trips starting from: $1342 per student
Or Let Us Create FREE For You a CUSTOM Tour - Choose Any Elements Below:
Paddle and Navigate Grade III-IV Rapids
The Tully River twists through emerald rainforest, and below tumbling waterfalls and offers thrilling Class III-IV rapids and reliable year-round flows. Working as a team, each group of 6 students paddle their way down the river under the instruction of a professional guide. We see that whitewater rafting brings the river to life in a way many have neverknown and often it is while paddling rapids as a team that young people develop personal inner strength.
Obstacle/Challenge Course and Raft Building
Band together in teams to make your way through an army-style obstacle course designed to test your skill, speed and sense of teamwork. Alternatively, use your intellect and creativity in a raft-building exercise. Using only tires, ropes and some plastic containers, you must work together to produce a floating raft for your team, and then successfully make your way across a pond!
Learn to Surf
Nothing says Australia like surfing. With a surf lesson (or several!) at either Manly, Bondi or Royal National Park, you begin with ocean hydraulics, tides, rips and surf-related safety skills. Your outdoor education includes learning about padddling techniques, how to stand up on the board, and surfing etiquette. Even as a first-time surfer you can catch a wave!
Grab a helmet for a thrilling activity: landsliding! With the help of a mat and a steady stream of water, you plunge down the hillside on a giant chute, landing at the bottom in a pool of water. This is a hilarious activity that leaves everyone screaming for more. Set in the gorgeous green countryside, landsliding is one of the most popular activities for young people, and makes for great photos.
High & Low Ropes Course
Here you also test your bravery and sense of adventure on a fun ropes course over two levels that includes log bridges, tunnels, swinging kegs, skateboards, seesaws, cargo nets and more. Through creative problem solving, you make your way through this course with lots of laughs and a great sense of achievement.
Initiative Games with Emphasis on Problem-Solving
Initiatives are stimulating problem-solving games that help students develop their capacity to work together effectively. From fun games to more complex and higher-level tasks, these initiatives can set a tone of cooperation, combat cliques, and facilitate more positive relationships. We can build initiatives into each day, or set aside a 1/2 or full day for outdoor education and this team-building time.
Starting with the basics, like how to effectively pick hand holds and how to conserve energy while climbing, students are taught how to enjoy rock climbing while staying safe. In the process, they discover that you don’t need big muscles to climb well — just agility and good technique! You can also do abseiling — a slow controlled descent down our rope with a friction device – that for some can be more demanding than climbing.
An urban challenge allows students who are new to city life to confidently navigate an urban environment. Students understand how to use the public transportation, learn about historical landmarks, and access interesting sites they mights have missed as a “regular” tourist. Mobile phones allow students to record their findings by photograph and remain safely in touch with group leaders. A prize for the winning team!
No prior experience is necessary in order to take to the sea in a sailboat. Sailing gets students cooperating, and the results are a heightened sense of comeraderie and trust. Opt for a special team challenge in Sydney, or enjoy a more leisurely sail in Cairns.
Jungle Canopy Zip Line
At Cape Tribulation experience the art of “jungle surfing”: an exhilarating zip line ride among the tree tops. By clipping into a series of steel cables arranged in the trees, you can fly across the rainforest canopy and get a bird’s eye view of the world. The longest span is over 75 metres and the platforms vary in height from 2.5 to 19.5 metres above the ground. At the highest point you fly over 22 metres above the valley, and the flight choice is yours – slow, fast, or even upside down.
Interested, But Don’t Know Where to Start?
Even if you don’t see your group’s interest above, we can make it happen. Our student camps and trips in Queensland and New South Wales are hand-crafted for those who cannot find exactly what they want from the inflexible set itineraries of large tour operators. Teachers and students alike love outdoor education compared to the classroom!
Call or email to see what we can offer your group!