Not Schoolies!

From: $1,997.00

Program Date:

  • Saturday 4 – Thursday 9 December 2021

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Celebrate your achievements as you prepare for the future!

You’ve completed your final school exams; now feel the height of your success. Not Schoolies! is your opportunity to revel in the adventure of progressing to the next chapter in your life. Surround yourself with other people your age who are experiencing the same excitement as you. Make new friends and share your hopes and plans for your future.

Program Description

Not Schoolies! is an expedition experience for anyone who has completed their secondary education. Hike, mountain bike, and paddle through the rugged and rewarding environment of Australia’s highest peaks in the beautiful Australian Alps region.

Life is one enormous adventure, and you have just completed a significant chapter. Let the environment mirror your elation at your achievements so far, and excitement for your future ahead.

Not Schoolies! is a six-day/six-night experience. You will start your journey in Tharwa ACT. Meet your new fellow team-mates, Outward Bound Group Leaders, and receive instruction on navigation and safe group management. You will then be transported to the base of the alpine region to begin your journey. Hike, mountain bike, and paddle from Australia’s summits to then cross the State border along the mighty Snowy River. On the sixth day, we will return to Jindabyne for a final celebratory meal together. Accommodation that night is organised by us.

Getting to and from program:

Meet us at our National Base in Tharwa ACT by 10:30am on Day 1 (December 4). We offer a pick-up option from Canberra Airport at 10am for those who cannot arrange car transport to our location.

Your program officially ends after dinner on Day 6 (December 9). Accommodation for this night is organised by Outward Bound.

You can choose to remain in Jindabyne, or make your own transport arrangements from December 10. Our staff will be returning to Tharwa ACT on this day and can offer drop-offs at Cooma Coach Stop, Canberra Airport, and our National Base. Exact times of these drop-offs will be confirmed in the upcoming months.

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Packing List

Here is the list of everything you need to bring for your Not Schoolies! experience. This is a minimum list designed to keep your hiking backpack weight and bulk down wherever possible. If you need to bring additional items, please ensure they can be stored inside a suitcase. We can arrange access to additional items at the end of program in Jindabyne.

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Not Schoolies! qualifies for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Residential Project.

Classification: Activity based – Outdoor adventure courses

Please contact to arrange for your Assessment before arriving on program.