Canadian residents pay in Canadian funds at the exchange rate of 1.33
What makes a better snack, Vegemite or Tim Tams? If you’re not sure, join us on this Australia student travel program to figure it out! This tour offers off-the-charts fun, seeing and doing things you’d never thought of, all in one student trip to Australia. Included is a visit to the world’s largest sand bar on Fraser Island, take a once-in-a-lifetime journey diving and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, visit the Crocodile Hunter’s Australia Zoo and their koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, and enjoy a private tour of the Sydney Opera House. Each day is better than the last on this fantastic high school adventure.
Teens on this trip participate in the first 22 days of the longer 27-day Australia Plus Hawaii program.
An adrenaline-filled trip with the coolest activities, picture-perfect landmarks and a close group bond.
Hotels, Resorts & Lodge.
Includes breakfast and dinner daily, plus 5 lunches.
Includes all recreation & activities listed.
Air-conditioned, professionally-driven motor coaches and vans, plus flights between Brisbane, Cairns, and Sydney.
Teens travel in compatible co-ed age groups.
Varies from 26 to 42 participants.
Surfer’s Paradise, Australia
Enjoy the Mantra On View, located on the Gold Coast in the heart of Surfers Paradise. The hotel is a block from the beach and surrounded by shops, restaurants, cafes, nightlife and attractions. Relax at the pool and workout in the gym.
Fraser Island, Australia
Nestled within the rainforest on the world’s largest sand island, the Kingfisher Bay Resort is the only eco-resort on Fraser Island. Designed to be integrated into the beautiful scenery and world heritage surroundings of the island, the hotel has all the amenities you would expect, including a heated pool and hot tub.
Atherton Tablelands, Australia
Nestled amidst the magnificent Atherton Tablelands and close to the rainforest, your two-night On The Wallaby Lodge adventure will definitely be a highlight!
Beautiful tropical surroundings and modern contemporary style is waiting for you at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. Each of the resort’s 314 rooms feature a private terrace or balcony facing either the lagoon swimming pool, lush tropical gardens or Cairns city. The city location is ideal with easy access to the award-winning Esplanade and Cairns attractions.
Location, location, location! Stay at the Mantra on Kent which is ideally located in the heart of Sydney – just a short walk to amazing Darling Harbour and stunning Circular Quay. The hotel offers large spacious suites and modern amenities.
Who are the staff and what are their qualifications?
Our staff are educators, guidance counselors, coaches, college and university students, former camp counselors, residence life coordinators, community volunteers, world travelers, and other leaders with diverse backgrounds. Many are former participants themselves who couldn’t get enough of the Westcoast experience! Learn more about our summer leaders.
What if I need to contact my teen during the program?
Participants may bring their cell phones so parents may call and message their kids directly. You may also contact our Communication Centers which serve as the official link between programs on the road and parents. We are staffed every day during the summer and have somebody on call for after hours emergencies ready to assist you 24/7.
What is the difference between an Active Teen Tour and a Global Adventure program?
Our Active Teen Tours offer larger group sizes (generally 35-48 participants) and travel in deluxe motor coaches. Accommodations include quality hotels and fun college residences.
Global Adventures are smaller group experiences (generally up to 26 participants). Groups travel by private motor coaches and occasional public transportation internationally, and use passenger vans in the USA. While these programs have a slightly bigger focus on adventure travel, we stay in quality hotels and lodges, always ensuring a good night’s rest.