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Australia

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Group Travel in Australia

Infuse Travel is a leader in student travel in Australia. Over the past 20+ years, our team has developed experiential learning programs in all corners of the country. With the capacity to deliver outdoor education, service-learning and cultural-immersion, Infuse can provide schools with an exciting and innovative scope and sequence of programs for students from Y6 – 12. 

We’ve established community connections to engage students in new experiences, cultures and service projects. We’re committed to promoting active citizenship through thought-provoking and transformational programs. From learning about the critical issues in the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, to immersions in remote indigenous communities; our programs educate and challenge students to promote self-growth, empathy and a deep sense of community.

We offer programs in locations all around Australia and can customise existing programs to meet your school’s requirements. As a general guide, here are some potential elements of your journey around Australia.

Australia At a Glance

Capital City

Canberra

Population

25.1 Million

Currency

Aussie Dollar (AUD)

Time Zone

Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), UTC +10

Languages

English with Aussie slang

How to say hello

G’day

Service Projects

Environmental service and sustainability: Help monitor, maintain and preserve  Australia’s magnificent natural environment. Participate in beach clean-ups, collect and propagate seeds, plant trees and mangroves in an effort to help reforest and ensure our wildlife thrive.

Critical issues on the Great Barrier Reef: Experience the underwater marine paradise of the Great Barrier reef. Learn about critical issues facing our reef systems, climate change, pollution, excessive fishing, and how this impacts the health of the reef ecosystems. Assist in transect surveys, build coral frames for coral farms and assist in mangrove planting.

Animal rescue and rehabilitation: Learn about critical issues endangering our wildlife, from deforestation and urban planning to natural disasters that displace wildlife and leave them homeless. Help a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre by cleaning enclosures, planting native trees, feeding baby animals and rescuing injured wildlife. 

Social and community service: Engage in the community, connect with not-for-profit organisations helping everyday Australians through hardships. Prepare meals for those experiencing homelessness, help sort pre-loved clothing to go to families in need, learn about social injustice and be empowered to contribute positively to communities.

Cultural Exploration

Infuse Travel has a wealth of experience facilitating students’ learning in the rich and diverse cultures of indigenous Australians. With their soulful connection to country, ancient spiritual practices and sustainable ways of life, the Aboriginal culture is the oldest living culture on earth. Immerse yourself in a rural community on a non-scripted opportunity to learn more about our many indigenous cultures.

Participate in cultural activities: Hunt mud crabs, search for witchetty grubs and cook them in the ashes of a fire. Learn the correct way to throw a boomerang and how to use a woomera and spear. 

Traditional plants and medicines: Learn about medicinal plants, their many uses and how to harvest and collect them. Learn about flora only found in certain regions and seasons and how they were prepared for consumption.

Ochre painting: Learn how ochre is made, the significance of the variety of colours and body placement for different family groups and countries.

Ancient rock art sites: Learn about rock art and the significance of the sites they are found in. Hear and see stories told from 10,000 years ago and learn how ochre was made to withstand the elements through time.

Dreamtime stories: Hear the stories of mountains, rivers, and the spirits who guided generations through safe travel and spirituality for thousands of years. Understand the significance of particular sites in Australia and the importance of respecting and preserving them.

Immerse yourself with local life: Engage with locals in a rural community, play footy with the local kids, swim in waterholes, listen to indigenous songs sung around the campfire at night. 

Promote understanding: Hear stories from elders, traditional owners, families and survivors from the stolen generation. Understand the importance of culture, community and spirituality for indigenous people, connect with locals and embrace the beauty of diverse culture in Australia.

Adventure and Challenge

Adventure and challenge is inherent to every journey, however, if you are looking to physically challenge your students through a specific activity, you may opt to include:

Kayaking / stand up paddle boarding: Try ocean/river kayaking or stand up paddle boarding for the first time, see if you can spot any marine life as you paddle along at a leisurely pace.

Mountain biking: See more of your location on two wheels! Ride along a variety of terrains, from rail trails, to bitumen paths to dirt tracks. 

Surfing: Try your hand at riding some waves at any one of the awesome surf breaks throughout Australia.

High ropes courses: Break out of your comfort zone with an obstacle course in the sky! Try different levels of challenges whilst being safely strapped into a harness, enjoy ziplines, ladders, stepping stones and abseils on one of the many high ropes courses in Australia.

Snorkelling: Dive into the beautiful Australian ocean, snorkel with turtles, manta rays, tropical and temperate fish and explore the coral reef systems.

Sandboarding: Get ready for some adrenaline pumping sandboarding, soar down white sand dunes using the sandboard like a toboggan, then try your hand at balancing on the sandboard like a surfboard!

Hiking and trekking: Strap your hiking boots on and head on an adventure. Climb to mountain peaks, explore gorges, find secret waterholes and fill your lungs with fresh air.

Accommodations

There are various accommodation options that we can offer in Australia; it depends on the type of experience you are looking for.

Base house: Live at our base house in the Glass House Mountains while serving the community around the Sunshine Coast. Nestled in 50 acres of bushland and rainforest, the house sleeps up to 30 people and provides exclusive, private accommodation.

Camping: Venture off the beaten trail to experience Australia’s magnificent national parks and remote areas. Depending on the type of program we’re running, our tents vary from 2-person hiking tents to 4-person base camp tents. Cook on camp stoves, bbqs, camp ovens or over the fire.

Glamping: These canvas glamping tents will include either a bed or a stretcher for your comfort, no set-up required!

Farm-stays: Roll out a swag in huts at our farm-stay near Noosa on the Sunshine Coast and wake up to a chorus of native birds.

Cabins in caravan parks: Camp in style in a 3 – 6 person shared cabin, ensuite bathroom and kitchenette.

Hostels: Stay in a hostel, students will share a bunk style accommodation, ranging from 4-person to 8-person shared rooms, with either a shared or communal ensuite.

Lodges, Guesthouses and Hotels: Live in comfortable guesthouses, hotels or lodges. Students will share twin rooms, triple rooms or quad share rooms, all rooms come with an ensuite and towels.

Country Management

Declan Pearl

Operations Manager – Australia

Declan oversees our program operations across Australia. A consummate professional with exceptional attention to detail. He’s master of logistical management and ensures our high standards of safety and risk management are met. Declan joined us full time in 2021 after working for multiple outdoor education and student travel companies that have taken him to many destinations both nationally and internationally. He values the personal growth that travel and outdoor education offers along with the opportunity to discover natural skills and abilities.

Sample Itinerary

This is a service program located in South East Queensland. Pack your closed toed shoes, work gloves and your biggest smile as you prepare to lend a helping hand to some not-for-profit charities.

Day 1 – Welcome to Brisbane!

Meet Infuse staff at Brisbane Airport before heading to the Infuse Travel Base house in the Glass House Mountains. Settle in, then strap on your hiking boots for a leisurely walk to the top of Mt Ngun Ngun. Hear the story of the Glass House Mountains and legends of how they were formed. Head back to the basehouse for a delicious group dinner.

Day 2 – Community Service  and Adventure

Help to prepare delicious meals for the homeless with a non for profit organisation, learn about how they’re giving back to the community and discover ways students can help out in their own cities. Travel to an indigenous-run cultural centre, learn about indigenous culture in South East Queensland, explore the rainforest as your guide introduces you to medicinal plants, try your hand at throwing a boomerang and learn about the importance of ochre. 

Days 3 to 6 – Service at Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Travel southwest to a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre. Meet our host, who is the sole owner and operator of the centre. With over 100 animals at any one time, she is always thrilled to have helpers and to educate people on animal care. Help clean out enclosures, feed animals, build enclosures, plant trees for koalas and feed some baby animals! Learn about critical issues in conservation and take a deep dive into wildlife biology and sustainability.

Day 7 – Goodbye Queensland!

Finish your service project before heading back to Brisbane. Say goodbye to your Infuse leaders during a a closing ceremony then begin your journey home.


Special Requests

Please chat to us if you have any special requests that you would like included in your journey.

There is nothing too big, small, or out-of-the-box that we can’t handle.

What Next?

Please contact us to start designing your journey!

We would be delighted to partner with your school to support the global education of your students.