Empower your students to grow from experience by exploring their potential

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All young people encounter stress and challenges of varying degrees as they mature. They can be dealing with problems ranging from adapting to a new classroom to bullying to low self-image. Add the uncertainties of growing up, and childhood can sometimes be anything but carefree. The ability to thrive despite these challenges arises from resilience.

Resilience gives young people the strength and fortitude to confront the obstacles they are bound to face in life. Our resilience excursions provide your students with opportunities to learn resilience as a skill to carry with them into their futures. Encourage your students to face and accept personal challenges through trust, empathy and teamwork. Inspire them to discover effective coping strategies and strengthen their communication and problem-solving skills. Give your students a taste of all the outdoors has to offer with our single-day resilience excursions.

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Canoe along the serene Hawkesbury River, cycle the Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail, explore the Jarrah Forest of Byford or rock climb in the Lofty Ranges.


Because each young learner is unique, our programming allows for peaks, valleys, turbulence, excitement, periods of calm, and periods of activity. Students move through a sequence of outcome-based activities, prefaced with a briefing, and concluded with a debrief aimed toward self-reflection and recognition of one's own capabilities. This reflection is a vital part of experiential education.


Decision making and problem-solving – a short bushwalking journey requires students to work together to master new skills and navigate their way. They must communicate effectively and are encouraged to support their peer's decisions whilst building their own confidence.

Communication – a series of group activities such as tent set-up wherein communication is vital for success. Students must explore and adapt their communication style, listen to their teammates and implement the teachings of the previous session.


Trust and empathy activities – canoeing or mountain biking challenge students to work together, overcoming obstacles to achieve their personal best. They are encouraged to recognise the abilities of their peers and to support one another.



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Allow your students to explore the importance of teamwork with a focus on communication, followership, trust and empathy with our leadership excursions.
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Develop a sense of personal and social responsibility in your students. Encourage reflection and environmental awareness and discover nearby natural environments.
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The Outdoor Education Group has been delivering outdoor education to Australian students for more than 35 years. We work with schools across the country to bring education outdoors and support students to become real world ready. The Outdoor Education Group is bringing the excitement of the natural world closer to home so that your students spend less time travelling and more time exploring their potential.

Whether you are starting an outdoor education program or wanting to enhance your current program, our range of outdoor experiences will ensure your students receive the outcomes and impact your school needs.



The Outdoor Education Group know learning in the outdoors is a great way to enhance young people's personal development and promote physical and emotional wellbeing. Our programs are designed to meet the outcomes your school wishes to achieve and to help students achieve their full potential.

Our resilience excursions are a real opportunity to improve student learning by fully engaging them in outdoor activities that allow them to build their confidence and their sense of responsibility. While exploring new environments close to home, students can develop resilience and hone vital skills through powerful and authentic learning experiences.



The Outdoor Education Group help young people realise their personal best by using experiences in the outdoors as a vehicle for impact. Our team of more than 400 diversely talented and experienced people support and deliver outdoor education from more than 48,000 students each year across Australia.

Our Leaders are all COVIDsafe trained and are experts in facilitating powerful and enjoyable experiences that support your curriculum and teaching frameworks to provide social, physical and psychological outcomes. They are passionate about the outdoors and believe in delivering meaningful and memorable experiences for your students.

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COVIDSafe Practices

At The Outdoor Education Group we take pride in delivering quality, life changing Outdoor Education experiences to young Australians.

At the core of this mission is delivering these experiences in a safe and fully supported environment, with an eye to our risk management.

We have developed extensive COVIDSafe practices to ensure we are delivering a safe experience for you and your students.

These practices include:

  • Dedicated COVIDSafe training for our team
  • Hand sanitisation stations and kits as standard
  • Extensive cleaning of all equipment