Young Explorer - Rainforest - July 2018 | Outward Bound Australia
July 09, 2018 9:18AM

Young Explorer – Rainforest – July 2018

Welcome to Young Explorer – Rainforest

Who’s up for an adventure? We’ve got 16 keen and excited young people heading out for 5 fun filled days of adventure this week. Follow their journey as they learn to work together as a team, challenge themselves and experience the beautiful environment around them. We know you’ll be envious!! Send them good vibes by commenting below. We’ll try and get photos up as often as possible. 

And now let the adventure begin!

Day 1

All young people have arrived at the course! The sun is shining and our instructors Marita and Luka are looking forward to getting to know all the team members. The team will get their gear organised this morning and hike on to their first campsite with some games along the way. They also raised the Blue Peter flag which is Outward Bound’s tradition to signify we have groups heading on an expedition.

Day 2

The team camped next to the reservoir last night which is really beautiful. Today they will be mastering some canoeing skills as they paddle across to the abseil site for an adrenaline rush. We look forward to uploading stories and photos as they come in.

The abseiling was a great success with everyone showing a lot of courage and giving it a go. They reached their campsite on a high  and enjoyed playing games around the campfire. The team is working well together.

Day 3 

So far the team has been up to any challenge Marita and Luka have been able to set them. Today they will be able to try out their canoe skills again in the morning as they paddle to the Giants Ladder. The Giants Ladder is a climbing challenge with a twist. Pairs climb up together as high as they can go to try and reach the top. The rest of the team learn to belay them safely on the ground. However, as they climb, the rungs get further and further apart. They will have to problem solve as they climb.

The team are really enjoying playing games and lucky for them Marita and Luka have heaps of games to share.

Day 4

Whilst it may have turned a bit wet the young ones are definitely doing really well. This morning they hiked to the Tweed River where they helped give back to nature by participating in a tree planting service project which Tweed Council have been funding. Luka taught everyone about the important ecological function trees have on the riparian environment and everyone pitched into planting. Well done to everyone!

But the adventure didn’t stop there! The team then grabbed some mountain bikes and rode up and down some of the steep hills around base even going over the Whales Tale see saw. They finished the day back on base by playing some Frisbee and having a big fire after a busy 4 days.  

Final Day

The sun is back out and the Young Explorers are enjoying their final day. This morning they have been challenging themselves on the crate stack. While two people climb the rest of the team are their safety line keeping the rope taut. The climber then wobbles up as high as they can go.

Congratulations to all the Young Explorers. You’ve done so well and we look forward to seeing you on a Navigator adventure soon!

18 comments for "Young Explorer – Rainforest – July 2018"

UK Grandma
July 12, 2018 9:26PM

Looks amazing – enjoy, explore and have fun.

Rebecca Bogue
July 12, 2018 6:31PM

Wow I bet yr Dad wishes he had had the opportunity that you are experiencing Josh.. looking 4ward to hearing ALL about it.. team leaders & mateship fantastic!..

Claire Goldsmith
July 12, 2018 6:00PM

Great photos – what great fun and big challenges.

Justine Nagle
July 12, 2018 7:36AM

It will be like Christmas seeing photos and hearing of your adventures. See you soon xx

July 11, 2018 10:22PM

Hey Charles, hope u r doing well and enjoying the course. Miss u bro! BTW, thanks for the updates.

Nichole Ardley
July 11, 2018 3:56PM

Sounds like a great experience you’re all have!! have a great time!!

Adam Bogue
July 11, 2018 10:35AM

Looking forward to seeing some action shots.

Sounds a great experience & awesome fun!

July 10, 2018 9:22PM

Make the most of it guys ….school is back on next week 🙂

July 10, 2018 4:12PM

Hi Eli, we hope you’re dry and warm and can’t wait to see all your action photos! XxoO

July 10, 2018 3:00PM

Sounds like a fun day of activities. Stay dry and look forward to the photos later

Kylie Purdie
July 10, 2018 1:44PM

Hope you all stay dry on the canoe paddle!

Simon Ardley
July 10, 2018 9:29AM

Hi Tanna
Hope you had a great night in the wild!

Claire Goldsmith
July 10, 2018 9:13AM

Thanks for the update. Looking forward to some pictures when they are available. Stay warm 🙂

Justine Nagle
July 10, 2018 8:49AM

Wishing you an awesome day! 🌻

Chris Ching
July 10, 2018 7:36AM

Charles, hope u r warm enough and can sleep well. Enjoy the course and have fun!!!

Amanda Evans
July 09, 2018 6:08PM

Thinking of you and wishing you the best 5 days ever!!!

July 09, 2018 4:33PM

Have a great time!

Isabelle Robberechts
July 09, 2018 9:58AM

Hope they have an absolutely wonderful time. And yes I am VERY envious!


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