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    Pacific Discovery: Australia Mid Teen Summer Program | 3 weeks

    Pacific Discovery: Australia Mid Teen Summer Program | 3 weeks


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Australia
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Swimming, Hiking, Wildlife Conservation
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Follow the path of migrating whales along the East Coast of Australia, on a journey of exploration, adventure and insight!

    Come to Australia with us this summer! There are many epic, adrenaline-filled adventures our group will dive into on this three-week program. We’ll go rappelling and canyoning in the spectacular Blue Mountains, multi-day canoeing through the Noosa Everglades, snorkeling off Byron Bay, and learn to surf with expert instructors on staggeringly beautiful beaches. Australia has experienced a series of recent climate change-related fires and floods that need creative solutions moving forward. Climb into our group van, get investigative, and explore the east coast where all the action has happened. We will visit a wildlife hospital that rehabilitates koalas and kangaroos damaged in fires and land clearing and find out what we can do to help. We will chat with locals who have been directly affected and participate in environmental service work alongside National Parks staff removing invasive species and protecting ecosystems. The conservation mindset is relevant to life back home and toward a sustainable future. This program has been deliberately designed to showcase the incredible land Down Under and immerse the group in Australia’s most iconic environments. Highlights: • Travel with an incredible group of new friends! • An unforgettable day of canyoning in the ancient chasms of the Blue Mountains • Surf camp on some of the best waves in Australia • Multi-day canoe journey through the Noosa Everglades • Snorkeling with reef sharks off Julien Rocks in Byron Bay • See humpback whales, kangaroos, and koalas and learn more about these unique species • Hang out in the surf towns of Byron Bay, Crescent Head and Noosa