Snowy River, Victoria
Outward Bound’s Snowy River site is in Bete Belong North, Victoria, near Buchan on the traditional lands of the Krowathunkoolong people of the Gunaikurnai nation.
Approximately 5 hours from both Melbourne and Canberra, Outward Bound’s property is on the banks of the mighty Snowy River bordering the Snowy River National Park. It’s the perfect base to explore the wild bushland, limestone caves and climbing and abseiling crags that complement our white-water rafting programs on the river.
Ideal as a base for full expeditions for Years 9 and older, including Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Adventurous Journeys and school holiday Expedition programs, and for more relaxed programs around mental health and wellbeing for younger year groups, our Snowy River site has new riverside campsites with BBQ shelters and long-drop toilets installed in 2022.
Outward Bound programs are designed to deliver the learning outcomes you want for your students. This is the starting point for our discussion and we build a program from there.
A 5 - 10 day expedition on the Snowy River, Victoria can include variations of off-track hiking and navigating, on-track bushwalking, white-water rafting, caving, rock climbing, abseiling, environmental service and camping.
Do your students need to spend time in nature to be still, regather their thoughts and find their direction for the year ahead? "Recalibrate" was co-designed with a school for their students to disconnect to reconnect. With a strong focus on, self-awareness, asking for help if needed, reliance on others and working together, focus on mental and physical wellbeing, building mental and physical resilience, student agency for morning routine, service - intrisic and extrinsic motivation and rewards, and challenging the victim mindset.