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Murray River

Haileybury College

Journey-based bushwalk and canoe program where students paddle down moving water (without rapids or white water) and bushwalk through river red gum forest.  Every night of this journey is spent beach camping along the river’s edge.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

During this 10 day program students will work on personal and interpersonal development, using Haileybury’s ACHIEVE framework to guide the facilitation. Journey-based bushwalk and canoe program where students paddle down moving water (without rapids or white water) and bushwalk through river red gum forest.  Every night of this journey is spent beach camping along the river’s edge.  The Murray is a classic example of a land management area meant to support agricultural, water-use, and recreational-use for many user groups.  Students will participate in a land-care project that helps them better appreciate the importance of sustainable management for unique natural environments.

Pre-Senior Female

Year Level

10 days

Trip Length

Dungala (Murray River)

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.
Canoeing
Canoeing
Following the flow of the river, we love to explore the waterways on our canoes. Working as a team, using our muscles and problem-solving together to reach our base for the night.

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 5:45pm

Group 2 (City Campus): arrive back at 4:30pm

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