Karri to Coast

From: $6,209.00

Wednesday 05 – Sunday 30 January 2022

*** The January 2021 has been cancelled due to the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions. A number of participants and Outward Bound staff are no longer able to travel to attend this program and it isn’t possible to run it as planned. We’re extremely sorry for this inconvenience, hopefully you can attend a later program.***

Karri to Coast is the ultimate adventure for adults (18+) in Western Australian this summer. It’s probably the most inspiring, physically challenging and rewarding expedition you’ll ever undertake.

After 25 days of hiking among towering Karri trees, paddling the wild coastline of the Southern Ocean and swinging through the trees at Walpole, you’ll learn more about yourself than you have in all the years before.

Not 18 yet? Come on our 12-day Navigator program as a warm up for next year.

Please CLICK HERE to read the Terms and Conditions of payment. Enrolment and receipt of payment is accepted as acknowledgement and agreement of these conditions.

Instalment payment options available. Contact us at mailbox@outwardbound.org.au for more details.


For the first time in 30 years Western Australians can experience Outward Bound’s signature 25-day self-development adventure in your home state. January 2022’s Karri to Coast recalls the strong tradition of adventure-based leadership programs in Western Australia combined with an inspirational and enjoyable journey through the natural world. This will be an unforgettable chapter of your life story.

“Outward Bound provided me with the critical link between my youth and my adulthood. It’s difficult to pinpoint the crux of the catalyst but Outward Bound Australia helped forge the framework of a life that has been far from ordinary and extremely successful.” Philip Hadcroft, 1971 attendee.

Highlight Activities


Over 110km paddling the Frankland River, navigating the twists and turns of the flowing waters. Paddle across the Broke Inlet and Walpole Inlet, known for it’s dolphin sightings!


With just your two feet, and the support of your group, you’ll travel more than 200km through Hawke National Park, Mt Frankland National Park and stretches of beach along the South-West Coastline.


A solo campout can be a life-changing experience. In a safe, controlled environment, you will be given a ration of food, a shelter, and uninterrupted time to self-reflect.

High Ropes

Spend a full day amongst the tree tops on Outward Bound’s incredible high ropes course to get your heart racing. Challenges include Giant Ladder and Flying Fox.

Apply for a Scholarship

A longterm supporter of Outward Bound Australia has kindly offered two young Western Australians 50% scholarships to attend Karri to Coast. This means it will only cost you $3,104.50, all inclusive.

If you, a family member or friend would like to apply for one of these scholarship, please apply via email to mailbox@outwardbound.org.au with “Karri to Coast Scholarship” in the subject line addressing these questions:

  1. What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
  2. Why would you like to participate in Karri to Coast? What do you hope to gain from it?

These Tourism WA Images show the landscape you’ll be adventuring through… but your experience will be far more challenging and rewarding

Karri to Coast Map

Karri to Coast – is it the best leadership and personal development experience in Australia?

Are you looking for a peak Australian expedition in our country’s rugged landscape that will set you on a trajectory you’ll reflect on for life? Immerse yourself in the expansive coastline of South-West Western Australia with Outward Bound Australia for an epic 25-day journey starting amongst the towering Karri trees all the way to the wild Southern Ocean.

Karri to Coast is designed around self discovery and realising your potential for resilience, teamwork and leadership. On day one you may not know where North is, but by the end you will be navigating your team off-track through some of the densest and most remote areas of Australia, all under the experienced eye of Outward Bound Australia’s Instructors.


Your Experience at a Glance

  • 25-days fully immersed in your environment with no distractions from technology
  • Small group sizes capped at 16 people
  • Sleep in some of the most remote areas in Australia, where few have been before, camping under the stars in lightweight ‘bivvies’
  • As self-sufficient as possible, carrying your own equipment and food
  • Learn to work with your teammates to journey, enjoy, and survive in the Australian bush
  • Cook in the bush each night with a mix of campfires and stoves
  • Frequent food and water drops ensure fresh, big, healthy meals
  • Walk amongst the tallest hardwood trees in the world, the Karri forests
  • Witness spectacular cliff lines, wildlife and landscapes around every bend
  • Partake in highlight adventure activities including high ropes and multi-day hiking and paddling journeys

Program Outcomes

Outward Bound programs are beyond a simple outdoor experience. You have the chance to explore your core values and build your capacity for:

Compassion and Empathy
Self-Belief and Confidence
Self-Awareness and Self-Management

Enact critical decisions and apply leadership skills in real life environment.

The ability to bounce back from adversity

To understand and accept another’s perspective and feelings

The ability to envision one’s best self

Being aware of your own values, behaviours and feelings

What’s Included

  • Your backpack, sleeping equipment (bag, mat, shelter) and cooking gear.
  • All food and water. Dietary options catered for.
  • All safety equipment, maps, and communication devices
  • All program required transport throughout the 25 days
  • Two Outward Bound Group Leaders for the entirety of program
  • All National Park and camping/activities fees and permits

Do you need to get outdoors? Are you ready for your next adventure? Are you itching for a peak Australian experience? Enrol today for Karri to Coast, and have a lifetime to talk about your enviable memories. 

Have a question? Contact us at mailbox@outwardbound.org.au for more information.

Not yet ready for a month-long journey? Why not join our Discover program; click here to find out more.