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Gunditjmara Country

Haileybury College

Cycling the Warrnambool to Port Fairy rail trail, and bushwalking part of the Great Southwest Walk in Discovery Bay near Portland.  The rail trail stops over at Tower Hill, an extinct volcano rich with wildlife and hiking trails.  Students meet traditional owners, the Worn Gundidg, who take them on country for a tour of special places around Tower Hill.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

During this 10 day program students will work on personal and interpersonal development, using Haileybury’s ACHIEVE framework to guide the facilitation. A unique journey cycling the Warrnambool to Port Fairy rail trail, and bushwalking part of the Great Southwest Walk in Discovery Bay near Portland.  The rail trail stops over at Tower Hill, an extinct volcano rich with wildlife and hiking trails.  Students meet traditional owners, the Worn Gundidg take them on country for a tour of special places around Tower Hill.  After cycling, students transfer to Portland with a stop at Tyrendarra for a Budj Bim tour with the Gunditjmara people, to learn how traditional owners used natural materials to build fish and eel traps along wetland areas of the southern coast.  They then set off on their own bushwalking journey exploring the Great Southwest Walk, which hugs the coastline and takes them through a different walker’s campsite each night.

Pre-Senior Female

Year Level

9 days

Trip Length

Gunditjmara Country (South Coast)

Location

Activities

Bushwalking
Bushwalking
Be it a day's hike or a short walk to camp, bushwalking engages all our senses allowing us to explore nature and our place within it. And we always find something exciting along the way!
Camping
Camping
Camping out in tents is our speciality! We love telling stories around the campfire, looking up at the night sky and creating memories that will last a lifetime!
Cultural
Cultural
Encourage an understanding and appreciation for history and diversity by connecting students to a different way of life through storytelling, bushcraft and more.
Cycling
Cycling
A favourite activity among our team, cycling along a windy track together or playing group games builds resilience and independence in young people.

PARTICULARS

DATE

06/09/2022 to 15/09/2022

DEPARTURE TIME (arrive 30mins prior)

Group 1 (Keysborough Campus): Depart 7:45am

Group 2 (City Campus): Depart 9:00am

RETURN TIME

Group 1 (Keysborough Campus): arrive back at 2:45pm

Group 2 (City Campus): arrive back at 1:30pm

NOTES

  • Bring a packed lunch for the first day
  • Full water bottles
  • No nuts
  • All items in your personal bag – loose items can get misplaced easily
  • Personal medications
  • Leave your phone at home
The Program

Resources

Gearing up
Clothing & Equipment checklist
The Food
FAQ
FAQ