Wake up to daylight that reveals that the island is a coral cay fringed by coral reef and turquoise lagoons. The pure white sands of the island encircle vegetated forest whose only inhabitants are thousands of birds that roost in the trees. The island is an important habitat for birds and seasonally nesting turtles, and the tropical waters are abundant in marine life.
Today you’ll get an orientation to the island and go over important ground rules on how to minimize our impact. Each small team and staff will establish its own base camp around the island using only the equipment that you have brought. You’ll also be given a ration pack of food to help you survive on the island.
These six days and six nights are unscripted. You’ll compete in teams for a series of survival challenges that are carefully designed and overseen by our instructors. Our survival specialist will work with your team to teach you the essentials to ensure safety and proper technique. You will be required to create shelters, cook your own food, snorkel and spearfish, fish with hand lines, and collect and distill water. You can trade and barter supplies and food with the other teams.
During these days, time will also be allocated to learning wilderness first aid skills and completing marine and environmental service work. Contribute to ongoing marine monitoring projects by collecting data on marine life for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Collect and remove rubbish from the beaches and lagoons, to help preserve this ecologically important environment.