Expedition Australia and New Zealand

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Experience two amazing countries in this 19-day adventure (include days in LA)! We'll experience the beauty, culture, and adventure of incredible Australia and New Zealand.

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About the Trip

Two great travel opportunities in one! First you’ll explore New Zealand and then Australia. You will experience the beauty of each country, and have the opportunity to participate in generations-old cultural events, as well as many outdoor activities.

Spend the day at the Great Barrier Reef…visit the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Waipoua Forest, the Bay of Dolphins and so, so much more. Meet local school Scouts. Explore a rain forest…or two. See a Maori village and enjoy a Hangi feast. Spend time beneath the Southern Hemisphere stars. Stretch your legs on beaches, rainforest paths, and city streets. It won’t take long for you to fall for The Land Down Under. There is so much to see and do on this nearly three week expedition!

Where You Go

Australia

What to Know

Girls applying should willing to lead as well as follow and work well in a group. They should also be open to new adventures, have passion for trying new things and meeting new people! Applicants should have been away from home before, and ideally have traveled independently at least one other time. Girls should be willing to travel light and be flexible and open-minded.

The Dates

June 26 - July 14, 2023

You must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade – or have just graduated – to participate.

What to Bring

Packing list will be provided after acceptance.

A valid passport with an expiration date no less than 6 months past the day of your departure from Australia. A visa is also required for Australia – details for acquiring to be provided.

The Cost

Program Fee: $7940
Program Fee includes airfare from LAX to New Zealand and Australia. Girls will need to arrange transportation to Los Angeles International Airport.
Note: if this trip reaches 20 girls enrolled, there will be a slight decrease in Program Fee, depending on final number enrolled.

Deposit due upon acceptance: $300
(This deposit is included in your trip Program Fee, not in addition to it.)

Download Application Forms
Destinations Application Worksheet
Contact Information

Tammie Scott
destinations@girlscoutsla.org
(310) 486-2379