We begin our Aussie adventure in Sydney, a bustling metropolis and cultural capital of Australia. From our phenomenal lodging in the “Rocks” district of Sydney, we are welcomed to Australia by Sydney’s sights and stunning views! Together, we explore the landmarks and sites of Sydney including the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge. We take the famous Manly Ferry under the Harbour Bridge and to the iconic Manly Beach where we enjoy a beach barbecue!
Departing Sydney, Bold Earth ventures up the Eastern Coast to experience rural Australia, stopping frequently to see kangaroos and incredible beaches. Visiting a sheep farm, campers learn about Australian agriculture and of early Western settlement. Continuing north, we visit the Bingara Gold Mine and the spectacular beaches of Yuraygir National Park. Arriving at Byron Bay, Bold Earth has reached the surf capital of Australia! Byron Bay’s warm, candy blue water, white-sand beaches and perfect waves allow Bold Earth campers to master their surf skills. Using local, professional guides, we hang ten and look for the dolphins that are common along the beach.
Entering Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Bold Earth campers experience the surf culture and natural beauty that is Brisbane. From Brisbane, Australia’s Best teen trip visits Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island and a UNESCO Heritage Site. Two nights are spent camping on the beach, while exploring the beaches, rain forests and lakes by ATV. The perfect beaches and the perfect climate - Fraser Island is a highlight! Before traveling further north, Bold Earth spends a night at a rustic cattle station, experiencing the beauty of the outback and the hospitality of Australians!
Sailing on the Whitsunday Islands is incredible and one of Bold Earth’s most highly rated activities! We embark on a 3-day yacht sailing adventure from Mackay to Airlie Beach. Sailing through the pristine Whitsunday Islands, we snorkel in coral reefs, swim with sea turtles and enjoy the beauty of our 84ft boat. After three days of sailing, Bold Earth travels by train to Cairns, experiencing the beauty of Queensland and enjoying the end of Bold Earth’s Australia’s Best. In Cairns, campers experience Aboriginal culture and learn to play the didgeridoo. Experience the culture, beaches and adventure of Australia!
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.
Australia's Best was an amazing experience. I met friends from all over the world and had adventures I could have only imagined before. I would like to thank Bold Earth and my Trip Leaders for this incredible summer!
PARENTS, Joe-Anne & Norman: We were extremely happy with the entire Bold EArth process. Australia's Best was easy and low-stress as far as the paperwork, bookings and trip preparation. The notifications and updates were helpful prior to the trip. (Trip Leader) Henry's telephone communications were really appreciated. Taylor expressed to us how motivating and enthusiastic Henry was during the entire trip. Australia’s Best was a fantastic experience for Taylor and will continue to have a positive impact on her life.