Choice Camps Recommendation of Westcoast Connection: Australian Outback + Hawaii
Throughout the past 27 years, Westcoast Connection has become one of the premiere teen travel providers in the world. With teen-focused itineraries that provide the perfect mix of fun, adventure, learning, and relaxation, Westcoast Connection travel programs are great for teens with a variety of interests and ambitions. To ensure that each traveler gets the most out of their experience, Westcoast trips are founded on the “each and every” philosophy – the concept of respecting the individual while creating a bonded group on each trip. With amazing sights, activities, hotels, and restaurants, there’s no doubt that Westcoast Connection will show you the “perfectly planned, perfectly paced” summer of a lifetime.
Westcoast Connection On Tour: Australian Outback + Hawaii takes students completing 11th and 12th grade on a whirlwind tour of Australia over 21 days with a Hawaiian extension that can last 27 days.
Trip Highlights Include:
• SCUBA & Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
• Pet Kangaroos and Koalas
• Sydney Harbour Jetboat
• “Crocodile Hunter’s” Australia Zoo
• Surf Lessons
• Zorbing in Surfer’s Paradise
• Cable waterskiing in Cairns
• Whitewater raft the Tully River
• Sydney Olympic Site
• Explore Fraser Island by 4X4
• Visit the Famous Gold Coast and Dreamworld Theme Park
• Journey to the cool-climate rainforest of the Atherton Tableland
• On our Hawaiian Extension: World Famous Waikiki beach, Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona, Diamond Head, International Marketplace, and Honolulu.
Westcoast Connection interviews each staff candidate face-to-face during the hiring process. Westcoast staff members are hired for their expertise in specific areas – for example, you’ll find that staff members who lead service-based adventures have service backgrounds and experiences. Each Westcoast Connection tour is headed by a trip leader who is typically in their late 20’s or early 30’s. Trip leaders are supported by staff in their early 20’s.
Setting & Accommodations
Westcoast Connection On Tour: Australian Outback + Hawaii selects the finest hotels and resorts where students stay each night. Each tour member gets an individual bed.
Hotel & Resort Stays Include:
• Kingfisher Bay Resort – Fraser Island
• Mantra Legends Hotel
• Holiday Inn Cairns – Cairns
• Mantra on Kent- Sydney
• Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki
All Westcoast Connection staff members take part in an extensive assortment of orientation workshops that train them in the program philosophy and procedures. Every Westcoast staff member is certified in first aid and CPR. All programs involving water activities include a certified life guard on staff at all times.
Because most Westcoast programs have been running for many years, every staff member knows key physicians and medical facilities along their route in case of illness or emergency. Each trip also has a medical representative in charge of distributing prescription medicine to campers who require it.
As a final safety precaution, Westcoast Connection employs several program supervisors who personally check-in throughout each trip and meet with the campers and staff. Updates are relayed to Westcoast’s offices that are open seven days a week to keep parents and company representatives informed of any situations that may arise.
Westcoast Connection: Australian Outback + Hawaii Session Dates
|Session Name||Dates||Ages||Tuition||Get Info|
|27 days session 1 (with Hawaii)||6/26/13-8/22/13||13-17||$8,899|
|27 days session 2 (with Hawaii)||6/30/13-7/26/13||13-17||$8,899|
- Theme: Teen Tours
This Trip has Multiple Themes:
- Sailing and SCUBA
- Hiking and Backpacking
- Trip Gender: Co-ed
- Group Size : 50
- Camper-to-Counselor Ratio: 10:1
- Religious Affiliation: None
- Brisbane, Australia
- Fraser Island, Australia
- Cairns, Australia
- Atherton Tablelands, Australia
- Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- Sydney, Australia
- Honolulu, HI
- Sydney Harbour
- Sydney Olympic Site
- 4x4 Exploration of Fraser Island
- Dreamworld Theme Park
- Atherton Tableland Rainforest
- Wakiki Beach (Optional)
- Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park (Optional)
- Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona (Optional)
- Peanut Allergies
- Gluten Allergies
- Vegetarian Friendly
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