INTRODUCTION TO ADVENTURE JOURNEY

If you have ever wanted to try camping and outdoor adventure activities with the family but weren’t sure where to start? Now is the perfect time to discover the joys of an outdoor family adventure.

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INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY ADVENTURE JOURNEY

While students around Australia experience our Adventure Journeys throughout their school life, this Introduction to Adventure offers a unique opportunity for families to share in this often life-changing experience of the outdoors. It is also a great way to: try out camping without needing all the gear, learn new skills and explore the outdoors with your own professional guide.

This Adventure Journey takes place on our secluded bushland property “Biloela” nestled in the heart of the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW (less than 2hrs south of Sydney or north of Canberra).

This journey has been designed to be suitable for families with primary and secondary school-aged children, moderate levels of fitness and a willingness to work together as a team.

The adventure kicks off with a carefully selected bushwalk appropriate for your family into the Biloela property. This walk will take 2-3 hours and at the end you will be greeted with a delicious lunch of local fare.

In the afternoon, head out on the gentle waters of the Wingecaribee River for a canoe. Keep your eye out for local wildlife including our resident platypus. You will have the opportunity to fish or explore the lush surrounding banks.

In the evening head into camp (all set up for you) for a delicious dinner prepared by our team and settle in for a night of family fun around the campfire.

The following morning after breakfast you will head out once again with your guide for the day's activity. You can choose from either Abseiling or Flying Fox Fun (or other suitable family activity). After a light lunch, it’s time to walk out of Biloela back to the vehicles, where we say our farewell.

 

$120 per participant, with a minimum booking of 4 participants.

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HERE'S WHAT YOUR DAY LOOKS LIKE!

Day 1 
At your allocated arrival time, meet your OEG guide at the VC Gordon Rest Stop and in your own vehicle follow OEG to the destination.

At this ‘Staging Area’ you will leave your vehicle, be welcomed by your private guide and given a briefing on your day’s activities. Your gear will be shuttled to your campsite as you set out on a bushwalk into camp.

A delicious lunch of local fare will greet you on arrival in ‘Biloela’

After lunch head out onto the Wingecarribee River for a canoe, where you may spot a local platypus if you are lucky. The afternoon can be spent exploring the riverbank and if you want to, drop in a line for some fishing.

Finally head to camp and enjoy a dinner cooked by your guide around the campfire. Here our leader will leave you to enjoy the evening with your family.

Day 2 
  • 8am Your guide returns for breakfast and help you pack up camp
  • 10:00am Head out for the day’s activity
  • 12.00pm Delicious homemade Lunch
  • 1.00pm Depending on how your family is going, the group will hike out of Biloela and return to the vehicles.
  • 2.30/3:00pm De-brief the weekend, review photos and head home

 

$120 per participant, with a minimum booking of 4 participants.

ARE YOU READY FOR A WEEKEND OF FUN?

Below is what you'll need before you get started.

WHAT WE'LL PROVIDE

We will provide the resources for the activity including:
  1. Your own personal family group guide 
  2. Waterproof jacket and pants 
  3. Day Packs 
  4. Sleeping mats 
  5. Tents  
  6. Cooking Stove with fuel 
  7. Lunch, dinner, breakfast, light lunch, Water 
  8. Maps 
  9. Communications devices 
  10. Group safety equipment for additional on-site activities 
  11. Group First Aid Kit 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING

We ask you please to bring your own:
  1. Thermals (top and bottom – wool or synthetic is best)
  2. LONG SLEEVE shirts
  3. Warm fleece jumper/jacket + beanie
  4. Pair LONG shorts / Long Pants
  5. Closed toe water shoes if canoeing
  6. A pair of comfortable walking shoes + change of socks (joggers or canvas sports shoes are ok)
  7. Broad brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  8. Small towel
  9. Light weight Headtorch
  10. Capacity for 1L water
  11. Eating set (strong plastic bowl, mug, fork, spoon)
  12. Sleeping bag (rated to -5C)
  13. Personal Medications
  14. Snacks / Treats (No NUTS please)
  15. Bat, ball, frisbee, fishing gear (optional)

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

The Outdoor Education Group has been delivering outdoor education to Australian students for more than 35 years. We live and work in some of Australia's most extraordinary locations and communities. We are committed to connecting young people with the outdoors.

 

While we stayed indoors to protect our communities and loved ones, The Outdoor Education Group looked to the future. Focusing on what we do best, our mission propelled us forward. We are proud to continue supporting our local communities and look forward to reveling in the outdoors with families like yours.

Benefits

BENEFITS

The turbulence and unease of 2020 drew us indoors and disconnected us from each other and the natural world. After unprecedented bushfires and the impact of COVID19, we know reconnecting with each other, and the outdoors is now more vital than ever.

The Outdoor Education Group understand immersion in the outdoors is a brilliant way to improve mental health, physical wellness and build strong relationships with others. We have focused on making an experience which is fun, carefree and an affordable way to get out of the house with your family, create new memories and share a new activity together.

Facilitation

FACILITATION

Our Leaders are highly skilled and experienced in guiding young people through outdoor experiences, activities and adventure. Now OEG want to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with you. 

Our Introduction to Journeys are designed with your family’s wellbeing and safety at the fore. Our guides will tailor the experience to meet your family's experience level, whether you are learning a new skill or revisiting a forgotten pastime.

The Outdoor Education Group is leading the way outside and we invite your family to join us.

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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 family.

These practices include:

  • dedicated COVIDSafe training for our team
  • checking the temperatures of all our team and visitors on site every day
  • hand sanitisation stations and kits as standard
  • extensive cleaning of our facilities and equipment

We ask all participants to complete our standard medical form with additional COVID-19 declarations.

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