Tour Overview

Australia

Leadership & Environment

All year round

Years 15-18

This incredible 7 day tour of northern Queensland will allow students to develop their leadership skills through a range of projects as well as educational talks.

Environment and sustainability is at the heart of the itinerary, with hands on involvement in real life initiatives that will allow the students to make a real difference to places like the Daintree Rainforest, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Area.

With a number of service components, this trip will allow the students to have a positive impact on local communities whilst developing teamworking skills.

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DAY ONE

Meet your local representative on arrival into Cairns and transfer to your accommodation. Take part in a facilitated workshop, exploring concepts of leadership fundamentals through a fun series of interactive games and self-discovery tools. This evening is filled with cuisine and culture, as the students practice their culinary skills!

DAY TWO

Get to know the local culture during an art project with an Indigenous Artist, followed by a
native tree planting service project, helping with environmental initiatives and contributing to the community. Later head up into the Cairns Highlands Stay in unique highlands cabins where platypus and glowworm spotting opportunities await before a campfire and leadership discussion.

DAY THREE

Develop leadership and teamwork skills through group games and an obstacle course. Visit the Wooroonooran National Park and Josephine Falls, a diverse part of the UNESCO Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Later we head back to Cairns to attend a presentation on the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

DAY FOUR

Today is a full day trip to iconic Great Barrier Reef, where the students will take part in a raft building and team strategy activity. Turtle Rehabilitation Centre visit is followed by a snorkeling exploration of the magnificent reef system and Coral Watch data collection.

DAY FIVE

Visit a wildlife park, then continue to Mossman Gorge for a rainforest walk with an Aboriginal Guide. Spend the night at a Daintree Rainforest eco-lodge.

DAY SIX

After a night of immersion in the rainforest, students will participate in an environmental debate about the issues of management and planning of Australia’s urban future. Next it's the James Cook University research station, home to the canopy crane which will allow students to survey 1 hectare of incredible biodiversity, followed by a service project and beach BBQ!

DAY SEVEN

This morning, participate in another community service project which will be tailored to the groups focus and key community issue at the time of travel. Depart Cairns and travel home.

INCLUSIONS

Flights, transfers and ground transportation

Upmarket backpacker and eco-lodge multi-share accommodation

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

Haka Educational Tours Guide

Activities as per itinerary

LEARNING

  • Develop leadership skills though hands-on project work and informative talks
  • Improve teamworking skills through games, obstacles and collaborative projects
  • Discover the unique environment, ecosystems and biodiversity of northern Queensland
  • Get involved in and contribute to sustainability initiatives

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