Positive Start 2022

As part of the Victorian Department of Education and Training's Support Program, Outward Bound are offering School Camps and School Holiday Camps rafting the Snowy River, cycling the East Gippsland Rail Trail or paddling down the mighty Murray River for eligible Victorians.

Outward Bound programs are adventurous journeys with a degree of physical, mental and emotional challenge to facilitate personal growth and development. They enable more positive change in students than centre-based school camps with archery and a low ropes course and they’re still a whole lot of fun.
Outward Bound programs are adventurous journeys with a degree of physical, mental and emotional challenge to facilitate personal growth and development. They enable more positive change in students than centre-based school camps with archery and a low ropes course and they’re still a whole lot of fun.
Outward Bound Australia delivers adventure-based outdoor programs to facilitate self-discovery; enabling people to find ideals and communities to serve, purpose to strive for, and resilience (not to yield) in the face of life’s challenges.
Outward Bound Australia delivers adventure-based outdoor programs to facilitate self-discovery; enabling people to find ideals and communities to serve, purpose to strive for, and resilience (not to yield) in the face of life’s challenges.
Snowy River Rafting

School Camps and School Holiday Camps hiking and white-water rafting through Snowy River National Park in East Gippsland with Outward Bound.

A typical 5-day / 4-night program near Buchan on the Snowy River can be a hiking and camping expedition with either rafting, caving, abseiling, or rock climbing or a more relaxed restorative week beside the river counting platypus, doing yoga at sunrise and planting trees along the riverbank.

On 7 to 10 day journeys, you can experience all of things on the same program. Overview map of journey here

It's up to you, what do you and your students need right now? A physical challenge full of adventure or time to just breathe, unwind and be present in nature?

Maximum of 200 students + teachers + guides.

Recommended for:

  • Year 9: 5–7 days
  • Year 10: 5-9 days
  • Year 11: 5-10 days
  • Year 12 Retreat: 7+ days

Mountain Biking the East Gippsland Rail Trail

East Gippsland Rail trail mountain biking programs can be between 3 and 7 days in length and linear, between Bairnsdale and Orbost (approx. 100km). or circular starting and returning to Bairnsdale. There’s also an option to canoe on Lake Tyers. Overview map of journey here

Maximum of 72 students + teachers + guides.

Recommended for:

  • Year 9: 5–7 days
  • Year 10: 5-9 days
  • Year 11: 5-10 days
  • Year 12 Retreat: 7+ days

Murray River Canoeing

School Camps and School Holiday Camps paddling the mighty Murray River between Yarrawonga and Ulupna in North-Eastern Victoria with Outward Bound.
December only.

Canoe journeys on the Murray River will run in December only and be paddling on moving water up to Grade 2. Starting in Yarrawonga, you can paddle down the Murray for between 2 and 10 days, as far west as Morgan’s Campsite, Ulupna West. The standard journey is Yarrawonga to Cobram over 5 days. Overview map of journey here

Maximum of 100 students + teachers + guides.

Recommended for:

  • Year 7: 2-5 days
  • Year 8: 3-5 days
  • Year 9: 5-10 days
  • Year 10: 5-10 days
  • Year 11: 5-10 days
  • Year 12 Retreat: 3-7 days
Call Ian Wells on 0419 203374 to discuss how we can help get your child, or students into the bush. Or email
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