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Surf and Service in Australia

Surf and Service in Australia

Spend two weeks in the water on this high-adrenaline service adventure. Learn to surf with Aussie instructors and develop your ocean skills at some of Australia’s best surf breaks. Stay at a surf house on the Sunshine Coast, then a road trip to Surfers Paradise and Byron Bay. Ride a jet boat, sea kayak with dolphins, and spot humpback whales. Spend two nights at a farm and experience Australia’s ancient Aboriginal culture. Along the way, help special-needs athletes, participate in environmental preservation and cook meals for the homeless through a series of service projects.

Students love the Australia Zoo and the bush camp experience at the farm. Surfing and skydiving are also always on the list of favorites.

Students love our programs in Australia!
Departure Dates
  1. June 08 - June 23, 2021

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  2. June 22 - July 07, 2021

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  3. July 06 - July 21, 2021

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Program Profile
Program Profile

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
Checked Luggage

One medium-size duffle bag or roller bag with wheels is ideal for this program.


  • Socks (10)
  • Underwear (15)
  • Pants/capris (2)
  • Jeans (2)
  • Long service shorts (1)
  • Shorts (1)
  • Tank Tops (3)
  • T-shirts (6)
  • Sweater/fleece (2)
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Beach towel/sarong
  • Rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Sneakers/running shoes
  • 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


  • Sleeping bag for camping
  • Travel Pillow
  • Headlamp with spare batteries


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

Items Provided By Rustic Pathways in Australia

  • Linens at base house
  • Swag bed for staying at Farm Camp
  • Tent and sleeping mat for camping
  • Surfboards and wetsuits for surfing
  • Other activity-specific equipment

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A picturesque journey through the landscapes of the Land Down Under

$6,495 plus
Age 14-18
16 Days
15 Service Hours