Wednesday 2 Aug, 2017

There’s No Place Like Australia

Australia – a magical land far, far away where kangaroos roam free, the sun warms your skin from morning to night, red dirt spans across outback deserts, and locals say the words “mate” and G’Day!” a lot.

Australia is all of these things and so much more. It is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches (10,685 of them across the continent to be exact), the planets’ oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforest in the world, the Daintree Rainforest (thought to be 165 million years old), and of course one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World – The Great Barrier Reef. All of this packed into just five percent of the earths’ total land area

We certainly understand that the thought of a 24-hour plane ride seems daunting and is probably why you’ve clicked the webpage for Australian tours so many times – passing them by thinking “if only Australia wasn’t so far away…”. Wouldn’t it be great if we could simply hop on an 8-hour flight that’s a fraction of the cost and visit Australia year after year?! We think so too. But until that’s a reality (maybe one day!) we want to make sure the flight time and price tag doesn’t scare you away anymore. Or, at least explain why it’s all worth it.

A typical Australian tour begin in Sydney, with the renowned Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge waiting to greet you. We then make our way up the East Coast of the country stopping to meet some of the most iconic Aussie animals like those cute and cuddly Koalas and Kangaroos, hiking through National Parks, sailing through the swirly sands of the Whitsundays, breathing in the fresh air of dense rainforests, and ending off in the North with a day to explore the one and only Great Barrier Reef. Australia’s diversity from place to place will make you feel as though you’ve visited multiple countries over the time you spend there with each new stop being completely different from the last.

There is so much to learn during a visit to Australia, not only about the country’s natural history, but also about yourself as a global citizen and the role you play in preserving the world and its ecosystems for generations to come. Since Australia plays such an integral role in the worlds’ sustainability with its complex and unique environment, the lessons students learn from being immersed in these places are endless and extremely important for our future.

Imagine giving your students the chance to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef with a marine biologist who teaches them first-hand why the reef has started dying off from years of climate change and what they can do to reverse the trend. This exemplifies of one of those empowering moments we all want younger generations to be a part of so they can lead the way to a healthier, happier planet. Simply realizing that what you can see and do in Australia is unique and impossible to do anywhere else in the world makes it a destination that will inspire students of all ages and interests, not just those who are passionate about science, sustainability, or marine biology.

With everything Australia has to offer, it becomes not only a place you visit, it becomes an experience that stays with you long after you’ve returned home. We want to make sure you click on an Australian tour and don’t feel like you have to click away. It’s time to get checking off that bucket list

Click here to begin your Australian adventure with us! We can’t wait to see your best selfie with Nemo!