• Australia
    • Sydney
Animal Viewing Horseback Riding Sightseeing

Program Details

Program Tags
Adventure Travel Educational
Group size
Small Group (1-15)


What's Included
Activities Meals Transportation
Sep 29, 2023
Aug 27, 2019
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About Program

This one-week program is the perfect add-on to our Australia Veterinary Service program. By adding one week to an exciting program, students are given more time to enjoy the numerous activities in Sydney, as well as see more of the coast.

Students will get the opportunity to participate in wilderness adventures, visit top tourist attractions, see animals in their natural habitats, learn the history of Aboriginal people, and revel in the country's gorgeous landscapes. Each day is sure to be filled with fun and adventure!

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Program Highlights

  • Hike through the stunning Blue Mountains to visit waterfalls.
  • Learn about Aboriginal history by day, and enjoy a spooky ghost tour by night.
  • Venture through a huge sand dune mass by 4WD.
  • Soak in the sun on the shore of Manly Beach.
  • Adventure on horseback to see kangaroos.

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4.67 Rating
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  • Value 4.35
  • Fun 4.7
  • Staff 4.35
  • Safety 4.7
  • Organization 3.7
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Yes, I recommend this program

Australia zoo bonus

Wow, if ever you really wanted good one on one time with a group of professionals this extra week is right for that. The groups are small and that means there are 2 in a group so that we can all get our questions answered and with great detail. The days were filled with new things to do. The staff at Toronga zoo were amazing and their facilities are just jaw dropping. My favorite day was working clinicals with the vets. We got to work with the meerkats, a possum, and my favorite was working with Echidnas. I was getting photos to share with my car tech school and the staff said I could actually hold the Echidna! It was the happiest day of my short week there. Handling an animal is just as important as just treating them to make aure we don't cause furthur harm. It was an amazing week.

What would you improve about this program?
This was the first time they have had this program so it was a little unorganized but still very educational.
76 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

I enjoyed this

The Australia zoo bonus week was really fun especially when we went whale watching and shopping at multiple locations. I liked the housing arrangements and the free time we had to explore Sydney. Spending time at the zoo was really fun too and I got to experience many new things with the zoo animals. However, the food situation should have been better thought out as a lot of the places we went to, nobody liked the type of food or anything on the menu. A better alternative might have been offering multiple restaurants or giving students money to go eat where they pleased. Also, the zoo staff wasn’t prepared for our arrival and were struggling to find things for us to do so it felt like we were burdening them more than anything. Overall, a good experience but should have been planned better.

What would you improve about this program?
The food and restaurants offered to the students and preparation of staff
85 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

ABW 2018

Participating in the ABW was a great opportunity to get the most out of my visit to Australia. Along with the College Vet Program, the ABW aloud me to tour around Sydney and area and get a chance to visit the must see and do attractions while in the area! I am so happy I took part in the bonus week as it let me experience more of the country, culture, sites, and make great friends and memories in the process.

87 people found this review helpful.

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