This Pacific adventure offers something for everyone! Go from winter in the Southern Hemisphere to the tropics all on one trip, while learning about the incredible wildlife of both Australia and Hawaii and performing meaningful volunteer work in both destinations.
Head west to discover two of TFT’s favorite destinations: Australia and Hawaii! Our journey begins in Australia, where you will discover the best of Australia’s wildlife while completing service work with local organizations dedicated to protecting the country’s unique and diverse wildlife and natural habitat. Projects include volunteering at a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned tree-kangaroos, visiting an endangered ecosystem to help preserve the trees that gliding possums call home, and helping with the revegetation of local parks. Over the years, our service work has had a direct and positive impact on the community, even being featured in the local news.
Then it’s off to the land of sun, sand, and sea turtles as you head to Hawaii! Touch down in laid-back Maui and immerse yourself in the traditional Hawaiian lifestyle while learning about sea turtle conservation. Here you’ll participate in several community service projects to protect the endangered hawksbill sea turtles. Projects include snorkeling and reef surveying, nest watches, night patrols, and watching over sea turtles as they bask on the island’s beaches. Connect with a local Hawaiian family and help out with their sustainability projects while embracing the traditional Hawaiian way of life. This is a fascinating cultural immersion and a wonderful way to experience the true meaning of Ohana in Hawaii!
In both destinations, we complement our service projects with plenty of adventure. Cuddle with koalas, pet kangaroos, spend time adventuring in the outback, explore Sydney, discover the Great Barrier Reef, zip – line through lush jungles, walk through bamboo forests to waterfalls, sea kayak over cerulean waters, and more on this incredible journey to discover the best Australia and Hawaii have to offer!