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Australian Odyssey


Your destinations: Sydney, Blue Mountains, Surfer’s Paradise, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Great Barrier Reef and Cairns.

Journey to the Southern Hemisphere for an unforgettable experience. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, explore the world’s only country that is also a continent
and photograph iconic wildlife on your Australian adventure of a lifetime!


  • Round Trip International Airfare From Designated Departure Airport
    *Supplements may apply for USA Domestic Air to Designated Departure Airport.
  • Ground Arrangements
  • All Meals
Price: $6990 per person*

*Please Note: Supplements may apply

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Available Dates for 2017
Departure Airport: LAX - Download Flight Zone Fares
Australian Odyssey - June 25 2017 - Suitable for grades 5-8 (Middle School)
Australian Odyssey - July 12 2017 - Suitable for grades 8-12 (High School)
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Challenge yourself and experience personal growth as you:

  • Rappel down an exposed rock face during an all-day leadership workshop
  • Learn to surf with a pro on the Sunshine Coast
  • Stay on an outback farm, crack a bull whip and experience farmhand life


Learn about different cultures and traditions as you:

  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with a Marine Biologist to learn about this fragile and world-famous ecosystem
  • Explore Australia’s diverse and exciting coastal cities and immerse yourself in the amazing outdoor culture of Australia
  • Come face to face with Australia’s biodiversity on an island national park, in the rainforest, and in the Outback


Connect with locals as you:

  • Meet like-minded peers and create long-lasting international relationships
  • Explore the world’s oldest surviving culture, Aboriginal Australians—learn to throw a boomerang and watch traditional dance to didgeridoo music
  • Live like an Aussie during an exclusive People to People homestay
  • Day 1

    Depart for Sydney
    Meet your fellow travellers before boarding your flight to the world’s smallest continent.
  • Day 2

    Fly into the Eastern Hemisphere
    Skip a day as you cross the International Date Line.
  • Day 3

    Backstage at the Sydney Opera House
    Discover Darling Harbour, a lively recreational district on Cockle Bay. Explore the Sydney Opera House.
  • Day 4

    Cruise through Sydney
    Cruise Sydney Harbour and snap photos of the city’s famous shoreline. Handle multicolored opal, Australia’s national gemstone during a cutting and polishing demonstration.
  • Day 5

    Rappel down an exposed rock face
    Build your confidence during leadership exercises with Full On. Step outside your comfort zone and rappel down a rock face in the Blue Mountains!
  • Day 6

    Australia homestay
    Journey to Coffs Harbour’s surf beaches and banana plantations. Say “g’day” to your Australian host family and embrace their community!
  • Day 7

    Live like an Aussie
    Hang out with the locals, pick up a few Aussie words and make lifelong friends.
  • Day 8

    Queensland’s Gold Coast
    Enter Queensland, the “Sunshine State.” Experience the sparkling surf and beach avenues of Surfer’s Paradise.
  • Day 9

    Study sea life with a Marine Biologist
    Get to know Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens, Anzac Square Memorial and Parliament House. Learn about marine life from a team of experts on Moreton Island.
  • Day 10

    Hand-feed wild dolphins
    Snorkel the Tangalooma wrecks—15 vessels deliberately sunk to create a harbor for small boats. Take a leap down giant dunes on a “sand toboggan.” Hand-feed Moreton Island’s wild dolphins.
  • Day 11

    Ride the waves on the Sunshine Coast
    Hit the waves and try your hand at surfing with the Sunshine Coast’s surfer gurus.
  • Day 12

    Meet students at a rural school
    Talk with new friends at the Gin Gin School. You’ll be a VIP guest here! Run down Yeppoon’s vibrant beaches.
  • Day 13

    Look a crocodile straight in the eye
    Duck under stalactites in Olsen’s Capricorn Caves. Chat with a government representative for an insider’s perspective on Australia’s politics. Drop by a crocodile farm and learn about the world’s largest reptiles.
  • Day 14

    Travel through awe-inspiring scenery
    Make your way to Airlie Beach.
  • Day 15

    Sample a home-cooked Aussie meal during your farms stay
    After visiting a wildlife sanctuary, travel across the Outback to your farm stay, and have a home-cooked meal.
  • Day 16

    Experience life as a farmhand
    Learn to crack a bullwhip and participate in farm activities.
  • Day 17

    Explore the Great Barrier Reef
    Travel to Cairns, a city wedged between the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef!
  • Day 18

    Snorkel alongside a Marine Biologist
    Gear up with Biologists and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Day 19

    Throw spears with Aboriginal people
    Ride the 4.6 mile Skyrail Rainforest cableway. Throw a boomerang, launch a spear and immerse yourself in the history of Australia’s first peoples.
  • Day 20

    Depart for the U.S.
    Return home from your voyage of self-discovery with a wealth of memories.

Why This Itinerary?

  • Adventure : Challenge yourself and experience personal growth
  • Education : Learn about different cultures and traditions
  • Culture : Connect with locals as you