Australian Cultural Experience Camp

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Australian Cultural Experience Camp

$ 2300 AUD / Person

Itinerary Category:  Short-term Study Tour
Days: 14 Days
Reservation time: Book 2-3 months in advance

Day 1


  • Gather in International airport in home country, fly to the gorgeous Melbourne in Australia.
  • Meals: In-flight meals
  • Accommodation: In-flight

Day 2 | Melbourne


  • Morning: Arrive at Melbourne, visit Cook’s Cottage, get to know Australia’s origin, stories of the Age of Sail and Age of Discovery.
    Take a ride on the Puffing Billy steam train. As one of the narrow-gauge lines constructed by the government in the early 1900s to develop rural areas, Puffing Billy railway is one of the world’s premier preserved steam railways thanks to the tireless efforts of the volunteers. Take the train ride with other kids, cross over more than 10 metres high trestle timber bridges, shuttle through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges.
  • Afternoon: Head to Stonelea Country Estate in Yarra Valley, join the camp opening ceremony, ice-breaking activity. Go to wild kangaroo land, watch 5 kangaroo families’ daily lives, understand their living habits, appreciate the sceneries of the farmland. Tour the garden of herbs, listen to teacher explaining the specialities of various herbs and plants in indigenous culture, make a wish under the indigenous totem wishing tree.
  • Evening: Enjoy the estate’s special dinner banquet whole lamb roast, taste the tender and juicy Australian lamb. After dinner, experience the star gazing class on top of the mountain, listen to staffs talking about astronomic knowledges, and look for the Southern Cross.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Melbourne Hotel

Day 3 | Melbourne


  • Morning: After a breakfast buffet, get your first experience in golf, learn swing technic on the golf driving range. Participate in Australia’s traditional farm activities, make Billy tea, watch staffs milk the cows. Feeding farm animals like bottle feeding lamb, feeding llamas and horses, collecting eggs and playing with parrots etc.
    After a special Australian BBQ lunch, go back to Melbourne city.
  • Afternoon: Tour the street art graffiti lane, which is a distinctive laneway scene with graffiti all over the walls of the entire lane, it becomes a unique urban culture. Visit the University of Melbourne, tour the campus and experience college life. Head to Melbourne’s famous Brighton Beach, look for your own rainbow colour bathing box.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Melbourne Hotel

Day 4 | Melbourne


  • Morning: Go to Ballarat, visit the well-known Sovereign Hill Gold Mine. Gold triggered gold diggers dream, it also created Ballarat the Gold Mining Town. Sovereign Hill Gold Mine is situated in Ballarat city in Victoria, the entire gold mining town still retains the condition at that time so far. Walking into the Sovereign Hill Gold Mine, you feel like as if you travelled through time and entered the full of desire and bustling 19th century. Take a coach ride to the underground mine and begin your underground mining journey.
  • Afternoon: Watch the valiant redcoat soldiers perform a rifle volley is what you cannot miss once you are in Sovereign Hill. Go gold panning by your own hands, experience the vivid and fun Gold Rush Era. If you are lucky, you will be able to see the entire process of 200k dollars worth of gold getting melted and poured into a glittering mould.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Farm Villa

Day 5 | Gold Coast


  • Morning: Head to Melbourne airport, fly to Gold Coast. After lunch, go to Surfers Paradise; watch the long beach, endless coastline and vast sea. The azure sea here extends all the way to the Pacific, the coastline penetrates along the Pacific into the horizon like a straight gold line, the silver sand on the beach is so pure, you feel like you are in heaven.
  • Afternoon: Visit the Glow Worm Caves, watch thousands of blue fireflies living in the cave, like stars in the night sky, light up the dark and humid cave, creates a marvellous spectacle, makes you feel like being in the Milky Way.
  • Late afternoon: Arrive at the Australian school, meet your Australian Dad and Mum, have dinner with your Australian family, spend a nice night together.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay

Day 6 | Brisbane


  • Morning: Go to Australia’s elite private school, attend school’s reception, tour the campus.
  • Afternoon: Study abroad experience – International English course.
    Get to know and understand Australia’s currency.
    Wildlife in the classroom, get face to face with wildlife.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay

Day 7 | Brisbane


  • Study abroad experience – International English course.
    Complete the challenge on leadership program of primary and secondary school students.
  • Study a robot course.
  • Understand the relation between engineering and life, take on a challenge and solve an engineering problem with Australian teachers in groups.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay

Day 8 | Gold Coast


  • Morning: Go to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can see a wide range of Australian local vegetation, various of Australian wild animals, you will be able to get close encounter with Australian flora and fauna in this amazing holiday. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary dedicates to educate people about the importance of natural ecology and wildlife conservation through interesting animal shows. You can have close contact with more than 1400 species of unique Australian animals and also interact with more than a hundred of free-range kangaroos! If you are on the right time, you might have the chances to watch vivid and interesting interactive shows like Rainbow Lorikeet feeding, wildskies free flight bird show, sheep shearing show, amphibian show and the unique Australian indigenous show on the Gold Coast, allows you to get close contact with cute animals with zero distance!
  • Afternoon: Head to Treetop Adventure Park, many of you have climbed a tree, but not many have strolled on top the trees, climbed from one tree to another, or even go gliding 20-30 metres above the ground for nearly 100 metres and enjoy the freedom in the air. Anyone over 3 years old will be able to join, even a delicate lady can find a route that suits her own physical ability, and certainly there are high difficulty routes that awaits the strongest to challenge! Strong arms are great aids for taking this treetop challenge, with the help of a pair of good gloves, you will climb at your own comfort.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay

Day 9 | Brisbane


  • Study abroad experience – International English course.
    -Learn Australian indigenous culture.
    -Play indigenous musical instrument with Australian teachers and aboriginals, learn indigenous traditional dance.
  • Afternoon: Attend Australian school’s graduation ceremony, gainlearning certificate. Join the once a year indigenous cultural festival.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay

Day 10 | Gold Coast


  • Visit Movie World, one of the three theme parks of Warner Bros. Movie World. The slogan of Warner Bros. Movie World is ‘Movie World can fulfil everyone’s dream of being a superstar’. After you walk into this theme park, you will understand what it means by yourself. You will have a sense of déjà vu for every building, every setting, even the costume on every staff.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay

Day 11 | Morton Island


  • 30 kilometres away from Australia’s sunshine city Brisbane, lies the beautiful home of wild dolphins, the world’s third largest sand island – Morton Island. There are around 600-800 wild dolphins living throughout the year in the Morton Island waters. Everyday after dusk, a group of wild dolphins will be waiting for tourists, besides Morton Island resembles the shape of a bottle-nose dolphin, that’s how it gained the name of Dolphin Island. Clever dolphins, giant whales and all sorts of other sea life live happily on this beautiful utopia.
  • Morning: Arrive at the Morton Island after a 75 minutes boat trip, a local Chinese staff will make a welcome speech and introduce the programs of the entire itinerary.
  • Afternoon: A desert off-road trip. Take a 4WD bus tour to the vast desert to experience the exhilarating sand tobogganing. Accomplish your desert off-road trip, meet Tangalooma’s wild dolphin family members.
  • Dusk: Feed the wild dolphins with your own hands. When the sun goes down, the superstars on Morton Island—wild dolphins come home for dinner! The wild dolphins are craving for the fish in your hands, have you fed wild dolphins from such a close distance? This will be an once in a lifetime experience you will never forget.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Morton Island Hotel

Day 12 | Morton Island


  • Morning: Watch an Ecological Ocean Lecture and get to know Dougy the mermaid and his family and friends. Get to know marine animals like sea turtles, whales, stingrays who live in the Morton Bay marine preserve with Dougy. Then watch Eco Rangers feed pelicans and seabirds.
  • Afternoon: Search for trails of the aboriginals, join an ecological treasure hunt, explore the close relationship between the aboriginals and the nature, walk into the island jungle, look for a variety of edible plants and understand how different plants and trees are used for.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: Morton Island Hotel

Day 13 | Brisbane


  • Morning: Harbour Town Outlet or other shopping centres, go shopping in local markets, know prices of commodities and the locals’ economic life.
  • Afternoon: Visit Queensland Museum and Science Centre, the museum showcases a large number of exhibitions from human to natural environment, geology, biological history etc. The science centre allows us approach science closely, let us learn through play in the experience and make us understand our surroundings better. Walk to South Bank Parklands, which is the venue for the 1988 World Expo. The 16-hectare South Bank Parklands has an artificial beach, fresh water swimming lake, footpaths and bikeways. Experience the local’s life.
  • Dusk: Fly back to home country
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: In-flight

Day 14 | Brisbane


  • Arrive at home country, the ‘Youth and joy, blue sea and sky, Australian Study Tour’ smoothly come to the end.
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodation: In-flight

Requirement


  • 13-17 years of age

Fees


  • $2300 AUD per person
  • The fee includes:
    1. Australian school’s tuition
    2. Accommodation fee
    3. Meals
    4. Activities fees
    5. Australian local transportation fees
    6. Australian school graduation certificates costs
    7. Australian bilingual group leaders
    8. Graduation group photos and Australian characteristic presents
  • The fee doesn’t include:
    1. International return flight tickets
    2. Visa application
    3. Australian domestic flight tickets
    4. International insurance fees
    5. Passport fees
    6. Personal expenditures

Features


  • Get to know Melbourne’s oldest, historical Flinders Street Station and Federation Square; visit the famous Sovereign Hill Gold Mine, go gold panning in the Red Hill Mine; arrive at Melbourne’s famous Brighton Beach; look for your favorite rainbow color-bathing box; take a ride on Australia’s oldest Puffing Billy steam train.
  • Attend traditional activities in Melbourne’s ‘Dreamlike’ estate; watch 5 kangaroo families’ daily lives in the wild kangaroo land; appreciate the sceneries of the farmland; listen to teacher explaining the specialities of various herbs and plants in indigenous culture in the garden of herbs; make a wish under the indigenous totem wishing tree; participate in Australia’s traditional farm activities; practice your golf swing skill on the golf driving range; enjoy the estate’s special dinner banquet whole lamb roast; experience the star gazing class on top of the mountain.
  • Have fun in Movie World; enjoy fantastic special effects demonstration and all sorts of famous movie missions.
  • Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary; cuddle the cutest koalas; head to treetop challenge park and stroll on the treetops; go gliding 20-30 metres above the ground for nearly 100 metres; walk into the Glow Worm Caves in Gold Coast; watch thousands of blue fireflies living in the cave.
  • Harvest international friendship; understand the significance of languages; improve your English communication skill; learn how to talk to foreigners; understand the differences in culture; master sharing your experiences in Australia in English.
  • Visit the world’s third largest sand island – Morton Island; take a desert safari; experience the exhilarating sand tobogganing; feed the wild dolphins with your own hands.
  • On the long white beach at Surfers Paradise, in the crystal-clear blue sea, look forward to the future; witness the best time of your life.
  • Youth and joy, blue sea and sky, we harvest growth and certificate with you.

Tips and Declaration


  • Application deadline: 20th December 2019
  • Application should be made at least 12 school weeks prior to the Study Tour. However, it is recommended to lodge your application 4-6 months in advance.
    For example:
    Study Tour Jan/Feb 2020: Application lodged by July 2019.
    Study Tour Jul/Aug 2020: Application lodged by Jan 2020.
  • The above itinerary is for reference only. Final schedule will be confirmed by the Study Tour Manual. In case of actual flight sequence adjustment, flight delay, weather cause, natural disaster or other force majeure, the actual tour schedule will be adjusted.