• Australia
    • Brisbane
    • Byron Bay
    • Cairns
    • Sunshine Coast
    • Sydney
    • Great Barrier Reef
4 - 12 weeks
Program Tags
Adventure Travel After College College Credit Conservation Cultural Immersion Hands-On Learning Post-High School Volunteer Abroad Wilderness

Program Details

Canoeing Snorkeling Surfing
Fall Spring Year Round
Hostel Tent
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Program Tuition Includes: All in-country travel and transport (not flights), All accommodation, 3 meals a day (excluding snacks), All expeditions, activities, excursions, entry fees and adventure travel as described in the itinerary, Environmental education and service-learning projects, Experienced Program Instructors and local guides
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Equipment Meals Tour Guide Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Sep 20, 2022
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About Program

Calling all ocean lovers! Australia hosts breathtaking coastlines, tropical islands, and oceans that are home to a vast and colorful array of marine wildlife. During this gap year program, you will connect yourself to the land and the sea as you support a range of marine and environmental conservation projects, from protecting the marine and coral diversity of the Great Barrier Reef to preparing food for sick and injured turtles at a rescue center. If you are committed to making a positive change for our oceans and the planet so that future generations can continue to enjoy nature's beauty, this Australia Program is for you!

There will be plenty of ways to discover the rich biodiversity of Australia's oceans, waterways, and wetlands by heading out on exciting water adventures too. Peek into the magical underwater world by snorkeling in Byron Bay and Moreton Island, spot whales and dolphins on coastal walks, ride waves to your heart's content during a multi-day surf camp!

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Program Highlights

  • Get hands-on with marine conservation in the world-famous Great Barrier Reef
  • Learn to ride waves during a multi-day surf camp on Australia's East Coast
  • Jump aboard a Mari Nawi (Big Canoe) and learn about the Aboriginal culture and history
  • Give a helping hand to a turtle rescue center that provides care for sick and injured marine turtles
  • Try your hand at boomerang throwing and observe traditional spear-throwing

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