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Overview

 Highlights


  • Explore the world famous MONA
  • Travel through villages, rural settings, rainforests and along Tasmania's spectacular eastern coastline.
  • Conservation service program with local NGO
  • Wonder amongst the historic ruins of Port Arthur
  • Rock climbing in Freycinet National park
  • Kayaking Coles Bay
  • Walk along the rugged trails of Tasman Peninsula
  • Trek around Dove Lake in the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park
  • The students will be responsible for a different aspect of the program each day including meals, logistics and an interpretive session to their peers
  • A challenging summit of Mt Roland gaining 360 degree views
  • This program is 100% carbon offset. World Youth Adventures absorb the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions as its ongoing commitment to responsible travel

This private adventure explores the East Coast of Tasmania, traversing from Hobart to Launceston and beyond. Over 9 days you will make the most of this adventure playground with a combination of cultural immersions, physical activity and conservation service programs. The adventure begins by exploring the Tasman Peninsula before moving onto the Freycinet Peninsula where you will be introduced to the islands indigenous history and culture and join a number of activities. We then head inland and drive to Launceston as we journey through the rugged North West. We trek around Dove Lake in the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park and have the chance to summit spectacular Mt Roland gaining incredible 360 degree views.

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Grading:Introductory to Moderate   

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On arrival in Hobart we will be met by our local World Expeditions guide and head straight to the incredible art museum MONA. After exploring this wonderful site we drive to the Port Arthur Historic Site. Once at Port Arthur we will enjoy a guided tour and access to more than 30 historic buildings, ruins, restored houses, heritage gardens and walking trails. Drive: 1.5 hours

Meals:  L,D

Today we will have a full service day learning about the local efforts for preserving the natural environment on Tasmania. Our hands on activities will include citizen science programs centring around Habitat Restoration or Marine Pollution.

Meals:  B,L,D

Upon arriving at the picturesque Friendly beaches we will have the incredible opportunity to spend the next few hours with NITA Education, a Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural educator. NITA will share with us the culture, history and heritage of there people. This will be an amazing time for learning and insight into such an important part of Tasmania’s and Australia’s history. In the afternoon after setting up camp we can explore the many walking trails in this region during which we will get our first glimpse of the areas brooding mountains which make up the Hazard range.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today is a day full of exciting challenges and different activities. After breakfast we split into two groups and rotate through a wonderful days activities rock climbing, walking and kayaking. You will rendezvous with our rock climbing instructor who will teach you basic skills and help you attempt climbs that are suitable to your level of competency. This session will be within Freycinet National Park and conducted by a qualified professional. The other group will meet our kayaking guides at Coles Bay who will take us on the tranquil waters of the national park gaining impressive views of our surroundings. We will break for lunch and the groups will swap over. If time allows we will walk to a vantage point to see the magnificent view over Wineglass Bay. Late this afternoon we will return to our camp at Friendly Beaches. Climbing time: up to 5 hours | Kayaking time: 3 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we bid farewell to the stunning Freycinet beaches and turn inland, stopping along the way in the historic Campbell town. Our first stop upon arrival in Launceston will be the stunning Cataract Gorge. We keep the river on our right as we follow the trail upstream, gently rising to gain fantastic views of the gorge below. Upon reaching the Duck River Power Station – Tasmania’s first ever hydro-electric power station, we cross the river on a swing bridge, where we will find the old power station has been converted into an interactive museum. Here we can take a rest and watch a video of the history of the power plant – which has had a hard life being so close to a river prone to flooding. From here we climb back down the other side of the gorge from which we came and follow the trail downstream until we end back at first basin where we will enjoy a picnic lunch and spend some time in the afternoon relaxing in the manicured grounds and swimming in the inviting river. Drive time: 2.5 hours | Walk time 2.5 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Departing Launceston, we head to the Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary just outside of Mole Creek. Trowunna is a privately-owned Wildlife Sanctuary that started caring for animals in 1979 and today is home to the world’s largest heritage population of endangered Tasmanian Devils. The primary goal for Trowunna is wildlife conservation, education and rehabilitation. Here we will have a private tour of the Sanctuary and get up close and personal with some of Tasmania’s much-loved locals! After a picnic lunch we then drive through farmland, forestry and out into Sheffield – the town of murals. This town has made a name for itself by hosting annual mural competitions, the winner of each has their mural displayed on buildings around the town. Take some time to explore the town before reboarding our bus and heading up to Cradle Mountain.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we join an awe-inspiring walk around Dove Lake in the stunning Cradle Mountain National Park. The walk around Dove Lake is non technical and can be walked by anyone with a good fitness level. The walk is incredibly picturesque and gives us iconic views of the iconic Cradle Mountain. After our day of exploring we make our way back to our accommodation to enjoy a well-earned dinner.

Meals:  B,L,D

Standing at 1233m above sea level Mt Roland provides a stunning backdrop to the town of Sheffield. The walk-up Mt Roland follows a vehicle track for a few kilometres before turning into a proper bushwalking trail. We pass by a couple of waterfalls and creeks on our way. After roughly an hour we cross a log bridge over O’Neill’s Creek. From here the trail becomes narrow and starts to steepen. Once we reach the plateau, we enjoy another hour of walking right on top of the plateau before reaching the summit. At the summit we are rewarded with 360deg views to the Bass Straight, Cradle Mountain and Black Bluff! Returning back to the bus we then make our way back to our campsite at Liffey Falls.

Meals:  B,L,D

After packing up camp, depending on our flight departure time, we can make the walk up to Liffey Falls. We then board our vehicle for the drive back to Launceston. Once we know the time of the groups airport departure we may be able to introduce some stops on the journey such as Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and Ashgrove Cheese Farm (They have local ice-cream!!) to wrap up our adventure.

Meals:  B


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Life On Land:  Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss


Learning outcomes for students

A World Youth Adventure is a unique learning experience, students will come away from a United Youth Adventure with the following:
•the confidence to lead a group and make decisions,
•the skills of managing a project, setting and meeting objectives,
•the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective,
•the ability to face mental and physical challenges,
•the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their ‘comfort zone’,
•to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment,
•build strong friendships and bonds with their peers,
•basic bush skills obtained on the trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals,


Inclusions

  • Return airfares to Launceston/Hobart
  • Teachers accompanying the group
  • Professional walking / kayaking guides
  • All accommodation in bunkhouse and camping
  • All meals
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National Park fees
  • Tents, sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat
  • Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Conservation service learning program

  • Items of a personal nature - carbonated beverages, email etc
  • Travel insurance

Grading

Introductory to Moderate


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Youth Adventures is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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