Complete your DOE Gold Residential Project in beautiful Kangaroo Valley and Jervis Bay, on the New South Wales South Coast. Here you will be immersed in some of the most stunning natural landscapes in Australia, while also working with local bushcare legends to restore and protect the environment. Camp under the stars with other DOE crew, enjoying amazing white-sand beaches, waterfall hikes, kayaking and more, while also learning about the local indigenous culture. You might even get up close and personal with a Dingo while helping out at the sanctuary!
This morning you will make your way to a central Sydney location where you will meet your Infused Leaders who will be with you for the duration of the Residential Project. Once the whole crew have arrived, we will pack the van and start the road trip down to Jervis Bay (Approximately 2.5 hours). Make sure you keep an eye out the window for some of the 100 pristine beaches along the way. We will make a secret stop along the way for a unique bonding experience where you will have the opportunity to swim under crystal clear waterfalls. After arriving and settling into camp you can start relaxing and getting to know your new crew. Your leaders will talk you through an orientation to discuss the week ahead. Get ready for a week to remember!!
Overnight: Cabins, Jervis Bay
Today will be focused on giving back to the local community. We will partner with the Shoalhaven Council for service within the local community. Depending on the needs at the time, some of the service projects include working with the Bushcare team to rejuvenate natural habitats for the millions of animals that were displaced during the fire, tree replanting in the National parks, helping out at a local wildlife refuge or hands-on work at a local animal shelter where domestic pets have been placed after their family homes where destroyed. Service projects will allow you to get to know locals and learn about issues facing this part of Australia. In the afternoons we will get to explore the local area. Waterfall hikes, ocean caves, afternoon swims and exploring local towns are just a few of the many options.
Overnight: Camping, South Coast NSW
Jervis Bay’s famous white-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters are amongst the most beautiful and safest beaches in the world. Offering rich Indigenous culture, resident dolphins, friendly kangaroos and the world’s whitest sand I promise your group will never want to leave.
Wake up to a much-deserved beach day! Enjoy a swim, play beach cricket or try spot dolphins. For lunch, you will get to try a famous Husky Meat Pie, then spend the afternoon feeling grounded and connected to our great land when you join an Indigenous cultural tour on Stand-Up Paddleboard. Be guided by a local indigenous member as you explore and discover the ecosystems that hold great importance to the Indigenous people of the Jervis Bay area.
Tonight we are going to celebrate all that you have achieved with a sunset lagoon pizza party followed by a Infused Ties ceremony.
Overnight: Cabins, Jervis Bay
This morning we will pack up camp for the final time and begin the 2.5hour road trip back to Sydney. We’ll be full of fond farewells as you say goodbye to your new friends and Infused Leaders.
We hope you’ve loved your time on the South Coast!
Overnight – Your own Bed ☺