Traveling from Sydney in the south to Cape Tribulation in the north, our AQ Australian expedition includes sailing, scuba, surfing, exploration, trekking and community service.
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world and home to the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral ecosystem. Billabong is a high-action thrill ride. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, surf the waves at Manly Beach, circumnavigate the Whitsunday Islands aboard a sailing yacht and join an intense scuba trip to the Great Barrier Reef, where you are likely to encounter huge schools of jack, grouper and cod.
You'll never forget whitewater rafting through some of the most inaccessible areas of the rainforest or hiking through Cape Tribulation where the rainforest and the reef meet at the water's edge. In the nature parks, you'll cuddle a real koala, hand feed a kangaroo and pat a wombat! To see even more of the Aussie wildlife, we'll catch a crocodile cruise down the Daintree River and take a night safari through the rainforest which is reputed to be home to the largest range of plants and animals on earth.
You and your team will also earn community service hours through projects like assisting indigenous landowners with habitat restoration and building community infrastructure. The adventures in Australia are as varied as the 'down under' wildlife!
- ASA, US Sailing, International Yachtmaster