Overview

Join Pacific Discovery on a summer program to Australia. The warm climate, friendly people, unusual wildlife and dramatic natural beauty make it a fantastic place to experience. Australia's natural diversity is staggering - the world's largest coral reef, lush rainforests, and the most beautiful beaches.

This one-month summer program gives you the chance to experience Australia’s incredible environment and unique culture. Spend a week doing rewarding volunteer conservation work on an island in Keppel Bay Islands National Park...and three weeks of insight, exploration and adventure take us canyoning in the Blue Mountains, learning to surf in coastal National Parks, hiking on beautiful Fraser Island, exploring the Whitsunday Islands by boat and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. You'll learn about the conservation initiatives of Steve Irwin's legacy, The Australia Zoo, and have a go at boomerang throwing and didgereedoo at a fantastic Aboriginal cultural center, and try whale-spotting at numerous headland walks along their migratory route.

There’s also time to explore vibrant Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns. Throughout your time in Australia you’ll learn an enormous amount about Australia’s environmental and ecological history and how that unique history has shaped Australia’s flora, fauna and people. This summer abroad program is suitable for high school graduates, gap year students, university students and graduates, ideally 18 – 24 years.

Highlights:

*Rewarding week-long conservation service-learning project in Keppel Bay Islands National Park on the southern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef

*Exploring Sydney - harbor, beaches, museums

*Try boomerang throwing and didgereedoo at the Tjabukai Aboriginal Culture Centre

*Rappelling, scrambling and hiking through thrilling Tiger Snake Canyon in the Blue Mountains

*3-day learn to surf safari at secluded coastal national parks

*Soaking up the ambience of Byron Bay, Noosa and Mission Beach

*Visit amazing Australia Zoo and learn about wildlife and the conservation initiatives of founder, Steve Irwin, the former Crocodile Hunter

For an incredible summer experience, you can combine this program with any of our other exciting Summer programs for an inspirational 8-week educational travel experience. We offer summer programs in: Australia, New Zealand & Fiji, Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia, Peru, Ecuador & Galapgaos

Cost and Session Information

Program fee includes: Visa (with group flight), all in-country travel and transport, and all accommodation. Most meals are also included. All activities, excursions, entry fees and adventure travel as described in the itinerary, week-long volunteer conservation project, informal lectures from resident experts on conservation and eco-tourism are also covered. Our programs feature experienced program leaders and local guides.

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