Overview

An Ozzie adventure awaits! This action-packed tour combines travel & adventure with volunteering on Australia’s famed East Coast.

From Sydney to surfing Byron Bay.  Sailing on the Whitsunday islands to volunteering on a vital conservation project. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Check out Sydney’s sights on our harbour cruise

Try surfing at Byron Bay

Assist on a vital environmental conservation effort

4 x 4 driving on Fraser island

Overnight sailing around the Whitsunday islands

Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

Visit Cape Tribulation, where the Reef meets the Rainforest

WHAT TO EXPECT

Week 1: Sydney

Arrive in Sydney where you’ll meet your leader and the rest of your group, and enjoy a welcome dinner and orientation. Your first week is packed with activities as you explore this incredible city and surrounding area. Activities include a Harbour cruise, a Blue Mountains tour and plenty of social activities!

Week 2: Sydney – Brisbane

Leaving Sydney behind, we begin our journey up the East Coast. First stop on the itinerary is Byron Bay, an idyllic town with great beaches and a vibrant coastal surf culture. Carrying on north we reach the Gold Coast and iconic Surfer’s Paradise. Our final stop this week is the vibrant capital of Queensland and an optional chance to visit the world famous Australia Zoo!

Week 3 & 4: Brisbane – Cairns

We continue our East Coast adventure as we head deep into the state of Queensland. Highlights on this leg of the journey include a 3 day jeep safari on Fraser island; the largest sand island in the world! 1 night sailing around the Whitsunday islands with visit to Whitehaven beach! And stop at the popular hang-out of Airlie beach.  Final stop is Cairns where you’ll be able to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world!

Week 5 & 6: Environmental Conservation Volunteering

Australia has a rich and diverse natural environment and spending time volunteering abroad on a conservation project will help to preserve it for future generations. By being part of a conservation effort, you are able to make a positive difference to conservation of nature upon which all life depends and is interconnected. 

We work with a number of different project partners including regional councils, national parks, museums, land care groups and other national conservation agencies. The exact project you work on will be determined by what is needed at the time, past groups have done land-care work with Green Space, helping to manage the ecosystem and environment in the Cairns area, which also helps protect flora and fauna and the Great Barrier Reef.

Week 7: Cape Tribulation

For your final week, we’ll take a 2-day-trip to Cape Tribulation – a breathtaking ecotourism headland where the Reef meets the Rainforest. You’ll stay in an eco reserve and enjoy both coastal and rainforest activities. Take a boat ride along the coast, hike along one of the many trails and boardwalks or speed through the rainforest canopy on a zip line! Return to Cairns for a final farewell party and airport transfer.

Optional Extra: Job Assistance Package

If you want to stay on and work in Australia after the 7 weeks, then why not add on our Job Assistance package to help set you on your way. This package includes 12 months jobs database access, SIM-card, RSA Bar Skills training course and a CV review and interview service.

Do you also want to know how to prepare for your Work & Travel experience in Australia? Just have a read here - our our article helps you getting prepared: Work & Travel Australia

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