Below is our anticipated schedule of activities. The group will have limited access to the internet over the course of the program. While we understand families are eager for news, we ask for patience as our staff’s energy is focused on the students and the program at hand. Please do not call our office regarding these trip logs, as the office does not control the postings or the content of the updates. Thanks very much for your understanding!
Day 1 (June 21) – Students depart from hub airport (Los Angeles LAX) in the U.S.
Day 2 (June 22) – Fly day (note the time difference of +14 hours to EST)
Day 3 (June 23) – Student arrival day in Sydney (G’day, Mates!); Morning orientation; Time to call home and rest from flight; Bondi Beach exploration; Afternoon surfing lessons; Dinner & ice-breaker activities – Accommodation at Bondi YHA Beachhouse Hostel
Day 4 (June 24) – Sydney Opera House tour; Sydney exploration; Dinner in Bondi Junction – Accommodation at Bondi YHA Beachhouse Hostel
Day 5 (June 25) – Full day Blue Mountains Tour with Coast Warriors – Accommodation at Bondi YHA Beachhouse Hostel
Day 6 (June 26) – Internal flight transfer to Proserpine (flight VA 0931); Transfer to sailing charter aboard S/V Eureka II – Accommodation on Eureka II
Day 7 to 9 (June 27 to 29) – Sailing charter in the Whitsunday Islands aboard S/V Eureka II!
Day 10 (June 30) – Transfer Airlie to Townsville; Afternoon ReefHQ visit and Aquarium exploration; Opportunity to do laundry; Accommodation at Civic Guest House
Day 11 (July 1) – Townsville exploration; AM Billabong Wildlife Sanctuary; PM Castle Hill Lookout; Waterpark visit in public park if time allows; Dinner and movie at accommodations – Accommodation at Civic Guest House
Day 12 (July 2) – Transfer Townsville to Kuranda; Kuranda Rainforest exploration – Accommodation at Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park
Day 13 to 14 (July 3 to 4) – Community service with Kuranda Envirocare – Accommodation at Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park
Day 15 (July 5) – Kuranda Rainforest exploration; Rugby game at Peterson Park (Edmonton vs. Atherton) – Accommodation at Motel Nomad
Day 16 (July 6) – Transfer Kuranda to Cairns; Tjapukai Aboriginal Park visit; Shopping in Cairns night markets; Evening with ReefTeach Environmental Education Center – Accommodation at Motel Nomad
Day 17 (July 7) – Diving charter on the Great Barrier Reef with ProDive – Accommodation on Prodive Boat
Day 18 (July 8) – Diving charter on the Great Barrier Reef with ProDive – Accommodation on Prodive Boat
Day 19 (July 9) – Diving charter on the Great Barrier Reef with ProDive – Accommodation on Prodive Boat
Day 20 (July 10) – Whitewater rafting with RAGING THUNDER Raft Company; Final dinner and closing activities – Accommodation at Motel Nomad
Day 21 (July 11) – Students depart for home