If you are a student of Swinburne University, you are entitled to a variety of trips. This semester, we have an exciting weekend trip down the Great Ocean Road planned for you. Keep a lookout on our website, as we might post other trips throughout the Semester.
To sign up for our weekend G.O.R trip, scroll down and sign up through this page. This is the best way to get to know the other study abroad students.
If you want any more information on the trips, head to the ‘OUR TRIPS’ section of the website and have a read of what we get up to on each trip. Information will be sent out in the week prior to each trip.
Nature at its best! The majestic Great Ocean Road – miles of eroded coastline that gets hit so hard by waves and wind that it breaks off into the ocean, leaving mysterious shapes. Walk a few hundred metres inland and we’ll see the dense rainforest lining the sheer cliffs, a dangerous environment that early european settlers struggled to steer their ships through.
REAL takes you on either a huge day trip, or a relaxing weekend trip all the way down the Great Ocean Road. We’ll be checking out the remarkable coastline with many beach, waterfall and other stops along the way! Then, it’s off to Apollo Bay (spotting koalas in their natural eucalyptus habitat on the way), before finally making the trek down to the 12 Apostles.
Our local Aussie staff will be there all the way to make sure you have a best experience possible, organizing all-Australian games and activities. Get on board !
This is the perfect trip to start off your Semester! We head to Healesville Sanctuary in the morning, to get up close and personal with some Australian wildlife. You’ll have plenty of time to get around the park as well as check out all the live shows, including our personal favourite the ‘Spirits of the Air’ show. Amongst the nosy wombats and friendly wallabies, you might even spot the well-camouflaged Lyrebird – capable of imitating just about any sound on earth.
Following on from the Sanctuary we head to one of the most well-known wineries in the Yarra Valley region, as we are taken for a wine tasting session from one of their knowledgeable staff. To finish the day we stop by the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie where you can try a range of chocolates or home-made ice-cream on offer.
Spots are limited and will sell quickly, so sign up ASAP!
See you there!
While you’re in the ‘Land Down Under’, why not make the most your Spring Break by visiting the beautiful South Island of New Zealand! Known as the adventure capital of the World, Queenstown will be where we spend a lot of time on this trip, however we will also be driving all around the beautiful (more…)
Come and join us as we head down the Mornington Peninsula and chill out under the stars at the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs. Before reaching the Hot Springs, we will enjoy some Wood-Fire Pizza and Beer from a local brewery on the Peninsula.
This trip is always such a highlight. There is no better way to enjoy an evening than spending it relaxing with friends in Victoria’s only naturally heated mineral spas.
We will be leaving around mid afternoon (roughly 4pm), so you don’t have to keep your whole day free to still be able to attend.
– Entry to the springs
WHAT TO BRING:
– Something to wear for swimming and exploring (bathers, towel, good shoes etc)
– Things for cold weather (warm jacket)
– Any other stuff you need (camera, music, snacks etc)
– Be sure to sign up soon as there will only be 1 of these trips this Semester, see you there!