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North Coast NSW

This program is jam packed with adventures and activities including wildlife conservation and Aboriginal cultural education, snorkelling with dolphins, sandboarding 50m dunes and learning to surf. All of these immersive experiences are completed in the beautiful Port Stephens area, known for its stunning water and beaches.

Highlights

Swim and snorkel with bottlenose dolphins on a magical cruise

Summit Mount Tomaree on a breathtaking hike.

Sandboard the largest moving sand dune in the Southern Hemisphere

Surf and SUP in the crystal waters of the Port Stephens area.

Learn about the local Aboriginal culture and visit secret rock art sites

Day 1: Orientation and Hike to the Top of Tomaree

After touching down in Sydney, it’s time to hit the road and make the short 3 hour journey to Port Stephens. On arrival into Port Stephens you will receive a warm welcome and orientation from your Infuse Crew. This afternoon you’ll embark on a breathtaking short hike to the summit of Tomaree Head. From the top, you can see as far as Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah islands – these nature reserves are the world’s only nesting sites for the endangered Gould’s petrel. Be sure to check out the historic World War II gun emplacements and keep your eyes peeled as you might be lucky enough to spot dolphins on the way down.

Overnight: Middle Rock

Day 2: Sandboarding, Sails and Snorkels

Today you will be introduced to a rich and ever-changing underwater world. Enjoy a leisurely cruise through the Bay, stop and visit the Bottlenose Dolphins, then head out to an offshore island. Once in the sheltered area of Cabbage Tree or Fingal Island, it’s time to strap those snorkels on, dive in and explore. You’ll find an amazing and diverse range of marine life and vegetation – fish, sea urchins, soft corals, and rays, all waiting to be discovered!

After a quick lunch the adrenaline rush begins. Cruise around Stockton sand dunes on a thrilling 4WD tour MAD MAX style. Along the way you will have the chance to get your feet wet searching for pippies on the shoreline! Experience the thrill of sliding down the sandboarding hill – it can be up to 50 meters high! The instructors will give you all the tips for maximum safety & speed on their custom made sandboards. You will be having so much fun you will want to go again and again!

Overnight: Middle Rock

Day 3: Surfing and Surviving

This morning the adrenaline continues as you participate in a 2-hour surf lesson. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned surfer the surf instructors can cater for all levels. After the 2 hours I’m sure you will be coming home with some new tricks to show off.

After lunch we will be partnering with ‘Take 3 for the sea’ and Clean up Australia for a beach clean-up making sure we collect all the micro plastics and marine debris found along the shore line. Now it’s time to start your Bear Grylls training!!! Over the course of the afternoon, your expert Infuse leaders will teach you a number of survival skills. Create shelters, learn how to find and purify water, search for food sources and learn the importance of knot tying. The leaders will even teach you some important survival first aid!

Overnight: Middle Rock

Day 4: Cultural Awareness and SUP Yoga

This morning you will have an immersive cultural experience, inspiring a deeper connection to Aboriginal Australia. You’ll have an opportunity to experience nature and culture outside of your usual environment. Visit secret rock art sites, walk along ancient song lines and learn about traditional medicine. This is truly an experience you will never forget.

As a final activity, you will be trying to find our zen with a stand-up paddle board yoga class. After this jammed packed week it’s time to take a breath, close your eyes and find your balance (while trying not to fall in). After a whole group lunch it will be time to head home for some much needed rest.

You will then close the week off with our traditional closing ceremony, a unique and powerful activity that allows you to capture your favourite moments and memories from the past week.

Overnight: Middle Rock

Day 5: Travel home

This morning will be a pack-up and final games/activities at the camp before making your way back to Sydney and departing.