Starting our trip in the Great Barrier Reef, we spend four days scuba diving! All campers will receive a PADI dive certification (either open water or advanced) in the warm water surrounded by colorful coral and amazing aquatic life. We spend the days exploring coral walls, mysterious swim-throughs and exotic fish of the reef, all while enjoying the luxuries of a live-aboard boat. We also get to enjoy a spectacular night dive! Bold Earth's Australia teen program is ideal for both beginner and experienced divers!
In the Great Dividing Range outside of Cairns, we visit with a local Aboriginal family and gain firsthand perspective into an ancient way of life. Our experience offers a cultural exchange including the opportunity to learn traditional hunting and gathering techniques, hear stories, and cook an authentic meal together. Our journey continues with an epic whitewater rafting trip on the Barron River, which is renowned for its thrilling rapids through stunning rain forests! The mix of authentic culture and outdoor adventure make Bold Earth's Australia Teen Trip unforgettable!
Further north, near Port Douglas, we explore the lush and ancient rain forests and unique ecosystems of north Queensland. We interact with some of Australia's famed wildlife -- Koalas, Kangaroos, Croc's and Countless exotic birds -- while visiting a set of idyllic waterfalls and swimming holes in Wooroonooran National Park. We also give back by working with naturalists and planting new trees. Next, we head to camp at Cape Tribulation, known for its secluded beaches, amazing wildlife, and ancient rainforests. From our beach campground, we sea kayak to hidden coves and take a "Croc-spotting" boat ride up the Daintree river.
We end our Aussie adventure in Sydney, a bustling metropolis and cultural capital of Australia. From our award winning hostel with stunning views of Sydney, we explore the landmarks and sites of Sydney including the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge. We also take a trip south to Royal National Park, an Australian landmark renowned for its great waves, sand dunes, and unique surf breaks. Here we enjoy a beach barbecue and full day of surfing! Local professional guides break us into groups and kickstart our evolution from "Shark Biscuits" (beginners) to "Surfies" (real Australian pros)! We enjoy our final night at a nice restaurant in Sydney before heading home to our friends and families.
Australia's Best easily connects with Thailand's Best, China's Best or other Asia Pacific Trips. Time between trips is fully supervised and included at no additional cost. Call our office to discuss our many two trip options.
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