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Beyond Melbourne - Beyond the Campus - Aboriginal Culture at Willum Wurrain Mornington Pen
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Destination > Victoria > Mornington Peninsula

2day - Mornington Peninsula

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You will meet our friendly group leaders, and other students at a single pickup point in Melbourne CBD before departing on a large bus. As a group we will travel down to the Peninsula arriving in Mornington Peninsula for some indigenous welcome to country. We plan to be met by an Aboriginal cultural representative to receive a short indigenous welcome to the local Bunurong country.

Enjoy fully guided nature walk by a local cultural officer, exploring Bushrangers Bay arriving at the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. We'll then head to the accommodation (indoor) to spend the night and explore Portsea Pier. Where we'll spend some time playing beach cricket and have some free time to explore here.

Day 2 will consist of exploring the beautiful Mornington Peninsula coastal environments, then experience either a standup paddle-boarding activity or a mountain biking activity (depending on the conditions) around the coastline. We will also contribute to the local community, such as helping the locals in a beach clean-up in the area before we continue our journey to Fort Nepean to learn more about its history, explore the historical buildings and enjoy the breathtaking landscape the Peninsula has to offer.

We will finish the trip in a beautiful scenic location at Arthurs Seat lookout where we will explore the local area and wildlife and capture some incredible last moments as a group. You will make lots of friends with students from other campuses and enjoy and incredible time together.
 

Duration

2 days, 1 night

Activity

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Outdoor Adventure

Physical

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Active

$ 325

per person

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Group Size

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25 - 55 pax

Age

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18+

Season

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Oct-Apr

Itinerary

A brief outline of the program

Day 1

Depart Melbourne from Southern Cross Train Station for the Mornington Peninsula. Arriving at a local coastal bush walk location to meet with local Aboriginal Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri representatives to be welcomed to country. Aboriginal cultural guides will show us their local land as your group learns about the local wildlife, indigenous customs, and natural environment. Explore the Cape Schanck Lighthouse before staying in an ocean-side accommodation venue. Share meals with friendly locals and sit around a campfire chatting with your new friends.

Day 2

Watch the sunrise over Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay before enjoying an Aussie BBQ breakfast. Prepare for an Adventure activity of Mountain Biking through the local parklands or if if the weather permits, try stand-up paddle boarding with professional coaches. Depart for the Enchanted Gardens where you can experience tree-surfing and explore the mazes and gardens, before travelling to Arthurs Seat mountain view lookout for a final 360 degree glimpse of the Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne. Travel back to Melbourne arriving just before dinner time.

What else to know

Some other helpful information and what is included

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Bus transport to and from the destination

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All breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners

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Highly experienced guides and tour leaders

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Adventurous Activities including mountain biking or stand-up-paddle-boarding, coastal walking, and hiking adventure

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Wild life encounters with Kangaroo's, Wallaby, Koalas and more Australian Wildlife

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Indigenous Cultural activities and workshops

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Meet the locals through conservation volunteering activities replanting trees

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Delicious Australian Native Bush-tucker tasting

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Personal spending money

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Enchanted Garden Tree-top Surfing

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Personal spending money

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"Such a good opportunity for International students"

"Great trips, great team, great people on trips! Such a good opportunity for international students!"

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Claudia Acevedo Vargas

"It's an amazing experience"

"I would recommend that all international students to join these trips and connect with the community and make a big difference in daily life and also learn through cultural exchange. Beyond Melbourne helps us to leave the phone and appreciate the beauty of the world. It's an amazing experience!"

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Asvin Seneviratne

"It was amazing to meet people from 22 different countries"

"I had an amazing time with rock climbing and the hikes. It was amazing to meet people from around 22 different countries. I enjoyed the moment we had in the campfire eating roasted marshmallows. I loved learning some salsa from fellow Columbian and Chile students and learning different languages and cultures. I had an amazing time and hoping to come back for more trips."

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Cece Nguyen

"Loved the trip"

"Loved the trip! Everything about my trip to Grampians was amazing! The sun, beach view, the weather. A nice escape from everyday life"

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