Seven Wonders of Australia

Seven Wonders of Australia

AUSTRALIA WILDFIRE UPDATE: These parts of Australia are still beautiful. No direct impact from fires to the program itinerary or locations we visit. Students will not be touring through scorched or blackened landscapes. Inner Sydney has not been impacted and the program does not travel to outer Sydney or the Blue Mountains where there has been fire activity.

Travel from urban cities to the Outback and see more of Australia in two weeks than many do in a lifetime. After a stop in Brisbane, fly to Cairns—the adventure capital of Australia and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef—where you can snorkel or scuba dive in a revered aquatic landscape. Then visit the Daintree, where the rainforest meets the reef. In the Outback, hike through canyons, swim in natural springs, explore Kata Tjuta, see iconic Uluru, and learn about Aboriginal culture. Bid Australia farewell among the landmarks of Sydney, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Students love snorkeling in the  Great Barrier Reef, sunrise Camel Ride and Sydney

Students love our programs in Australia!
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Packing the right gear (and the right amounts) is the first step to an incredible travel experience. Below is your packing list, and for those of you looking for some extra guidance on what to bring, check out the packing guide for this program.

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Carry-On Luggage

A small backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Wallet and money (USD or AUD)
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • iPod or MP3 player
  • Change of clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Medication
  • Visa documentation (if applicable)
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Travel power adaptor
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
  • Arrival instructions for Brisbane
  • Scuba certification card (if certified)


Checked Luggage

One medium-size duffle bag or wheeled bag is ideal for this program.


  • Socks (10)
  • Underwear (15)
  • Pants/capris (2)
  • Jeans (2)
  • Long service shorts (1)
  • Shorts (3)
  • Tank Tops (3)
  • T-shirts (8)
  • Sweater/fleece (2)
  • Warm jacket (fleece or puff)
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Bath towel
  • Beach towel/sarong
  • Rain jacket
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Sneakers/running shoes (1)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Work gloves


(Travel size bottles in Ziploc bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Oxybenzone-free sunscreen (reef-safe)
  • Bug spray
  • Contacts and solution
  • Foam ear plugs
  • Personal med kit
  • Deodorant (no aerosols)
  • Wet wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Razor/shaving cream


  • Travel Pillow
  • Headlamp with spare batteries


  • Portable games (Bananagrams, cards, etc.)
  • Musical instrument (guitar etc)

Items Provided By Rustic Pathways in Australia

  • Linens at accommodations
  • Other activity-specific equipment

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