For those who have limited time to explore Australia, this trip offers the opportunity to see Australia's biggest attractions in one hit. This 12 day trip encompasses all the highlights of Central Australia and then takes you to Cairns where amongst other things, you get to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef.
The start of this trip allows you to truly experience Australia by being immersed in the desert environment of the red centre.
Amongst other things we visit:
- Kata Tjuta
- Kings Canyon
- Alice Springs Desert Park
- Overnight hike through the spectacular Ormiston Gorge
- Overnight stay with an Aboriginal Community where we gain insight into the cultures and traditions of these unique people.
After the desert experience we then return to the civilisation of Cairns where we:
- Snorkel the spectacular Great Barrier Reef
- Visit the Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation
- Take the Skyrail into Kuranda where we visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
With visits also to Cairns and Port Douglas this trip really does have it all. Price includes all activities, some meals and domestic flight from Alice Springs to Cairns.
All this for the bargain price of $3,790! Please contact us for a full itinerary.
Please Note: There is the option to participate in the Central Australia or Cairns section of this trip separately.
This four-day trip covers five of the most spectacular regions in the state, incorporating a mix of passive sightseeing (e.g. Port Arthur Convict Settlement, Tasmanian Devil Park) and exciting exploration of remote and pristine wilderness environments (e.g. Cradle Mountain National Park).
Our first day is a full day including the Tasmanian Devil Park, Historic Port Arthur tour and cruise and an evening Ghost Tour, all included in the price. We also stop at scenic viewpoints where we can get a glimpse of Tasman Island, spectacular sea cliffs and Remarkable Cave.
We visit Freycinet National Park and and have a day hiking through to Wineglass Bay and here we stop for lunch and a swim (weather permitting) You have an option to go on to Hazards beach before returning to drive on to Launceston.
Australia's third oldest city we stay overnight and have a guided hike
through Cataract Gorge. Here we head to Marakoopa Limestone Caves for a
one hour guided tour and lunch in the forest and stop off at a honey
farm and a short walk to the Alum Cliffs.
We then watch the sunset over Cradle Mountain (weather permitting) and may do a short walk and spend our last day with a choice of 3 different graded walks which explore the Cradle Valley and perched lakes and spectacular scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park.
From the 'Red Heart' to the rugged beauty of Australia's 'Top End', this 11-day safari takes in some of Australia's most iconic and stunning landscapes. If you love exploring the outdoors and want the full 'Australian' experience, this trip is for you.
trip begins in Alice Springs and for three days we explore the Red
Centre including Uluru, Kata Tjuks (Olgas) and Kings Canyon.
The trip then heads north to Nitmiluk National Park where we hike and canoe up the Katherine Gorge and spend and night out camping by the banks of the Katherine River.
We then go on to Lictchfield National Park
famous for its many waterholes and waterfalls and then on to explore
Kakadu National Park and finish in Darwin with the opportunity to stay
on to enjoy Darwin and the famous Mindil Beach Markets.
Summary of what is included in this trip:
- Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
- Kings Canyon
- Devils Marbles
- Mataranka Hot Springs
- Daily Waters Pub
- Overnight canoe trip up Katherine Gorge
- Leylin (Edith) Falls
- 2-days Litchfield National Park
- Darwin's Mindil Beach Markets
- Crocodile spotting on the Adelaide River
- 3-day 4WD trip through Kakadu National Park
- Ubirr & Nourlangie Rock Art sites
majority of this trip is spent camping in tents or sleeping out under
the stars, including a couple of nights of 'bush camping', meaning that
there are no facilities whatsoever. The trip also involves a fair amount
of walking, so a moderate degree of fitness is recommended. However
rest assured, there is still plenty of time spent relaxing at the many
idyllic waterfalls and waterholes.
Students participating in this trip will need to attend a pre-trip meeting.
Imagine walking down a snow-white beach, with the turquoise waters lapping at your feet. This impossibly beautiful beach is your own and there’s no-one in sight. Put on your snorkel and mask and swim just metres from the shore to find another world underwater. Here you can view the marvelous colored corals and thousands of fish of all shapes and sizes. Rare loggerhead turtles, clownfish, sea stars and reef sharks (don’t worry - they’re harmless) swim by and don’t seem concerned that you’re visiting their sanctuary. You’re in Western Australia, one of the most beautiful, unspoiled and under populated states in Australia.
This 10-day trip operates twice a year, once over the Easter break, and again during the spring break. The trip starts from Fremantle, Perth, (you will need to arrange your own airfare there) and heads straight to Nambung National Park to visit the Pinnacles Desert, where stunning limestone rock pillars rise out from the desert floor. We continue our journey north and have some fun on the sand dunes in Geraldton before arriving at Coral Bay and the Ningaloo Reef, where reef and desert exist side by side. This is truly some of the most spectacular coastline in the world and has been declared a Marine Park Sanctuary, securing its future for generations to come.
At Ningaloo Reef we have an itinerary which will maximise your experience but we have also set aside plenty of time for you to participate in one of more of the varied optional activities offered by commercial organisations such as sea kayaking, swimming with turtles and manta rays, whale watching during spring and swimming with whale sharks during the Easter and mid-year period.
The trip is not only based on the coast, but heads inland to the stunning Karijini National Park, in the Pilbara region of the Western Australian outback. Here we visit the many ancient deep freshwater gorges carve their way through the red landscape of the Hammersley Range. The many waterholes and magnificent waterfalls simply have to be seen to be believed, and are for many students their favourite part of the trip.
The itinerary can often operate in reverse going inland to start and finishing along the coast.
This is the most camping based and remote of all our trips, where many of our campsites have minimal or no facilities. Outdoors Program supplies all the necessary camping gear and the staff have the knowledge to make this a satisfying and memorable experience. Most of our nights are spent sleeping in tents or under the stars, given that the climate is so agreeable and the skies are normally clear. Everything except food and your airfare to Perth is included in the price.