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Tasmania

Hosted By

Dr. Stephen Shore

Co-hosted & Guided By

Stephanie Miller

Learning Adventure on an Epic Scale!

Tasmania, Australia

February 16 - 27, 2024

12 College-Age & University Students ONLY

from: $X,XXX a person 

based upon Double Occupancy

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The Upsides of Down Under
 
Tasmania

February 16 - 26, 2024

 

12 Days/11 Nights  |  From $X,XXX Per Person

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Imagine embarking on a journey that takes you to new and unique places, where you'll create memories that will last a lifetime. That's Tasmania! But it's not just about the thrill of the unknown; it's also about gaining a broader perspective of the world. 

This trip is specially crafted by Divergent Adventures and led by Dr. Stephen Shore and Stephanie Miller, experts in neurodivergent education and adventure travel. Together we have designed an incredible itinerary that will take you to some of Australia's most exciting and important destionations. And here's the best part: you'll be joined by 12 carefully selected university students from Europe and North America. So you'll not only have an adventure of a lifetime, but you'll also get to connect with like-minded individuals from different backgrounds.

To participate, you'll need to meet a few requirements. First, you must be enrolled in an accredited college or university. Second, you'll need to complete the Divergent Adventures virtual pre-trip 10-Week Adventure Education Course. This course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for the journey ahead.

So, if you're ready to step out of your comfort zone, explore new horizons, and make memories that will stay with you forever, this is your chance. Take this opportunity to broaden your worldview and connect the lessons you learn with the people and places you encounter along the way.

Don't miss out on this incredible adventure. Join us and embark on a journey to shape your life in ways you can't imagine. Get ready to be amazed!

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Tasmania - A Different Perspective

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EXCLUSIVE! Co-hosted by Dr. Stephen Shore and Stephanie Miller, they lead a fascinating and exciting adventure to Tasmania in Southeastern Australia. You'll also visit the highlights of Sydney, including the Crown Jewel of its skyline, the famous Sydney Opera House.  

 

STUDENT ONLY

GUIDED & HOSTED ADVENTURE

 

February 16 - 27, 2024 
12
 Days/11 Nights

 

 

Priced from:                                         

$X,XXX per student (double occupancy)                

 

 

Your adventure begins with the Divergent Adventures Adventure course. It's a 10-week virtual-based adventure training to help prepare you for your trip. But more on that later.

 

Your trip "Down Under" begins in Launceston, Tasmania. No worries. We'll help get you there! You'll soon learn that there is a world of difference between here and the rest of Australia.

We'll walk Cataract Gorge in Launceston and then travel the countryside to Hobart, the State Capital. MONA (Museum of Old & New Art) is one of the world's most unique and amazing museums is in the city's heart. Created and owned by David Walsh, a member of the neurodiverse community, we'll spend a day exploring and learning in one of Australia's most fascinating and inspirational places. We may be fortunate to meet Mr. Walsh as he is frequently on the property. 

 

We'll walk the Dove Lake Circuit and explore Cradle Mountain National Park, Russell Falls, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Zoo, Wineglass Bay, and a lot more.

Next is Sydney! We'll walk the Sydney Harbor Bridge,  Royal Botanic Gardens, and "The Rocks." We'll take in the famous Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, and Taronga Zoo

Led by expert interpretive local guides, they help bring each aspect of the adventure alive. Rich in stories, local facts, science, and global views, from the countryside to bustling city streets, students experience Australia from a familiar perspective. With assistance always by their side, it is an extraordinary opportunity to test lessons learned, apply new-found skills, and share the experience with other like-minded students. 

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Tasmania, Australia Adventure

Sessions and Adventure Beginning Fall 2023

(Adventure Size Limited To 12 Students Per Group.)

 

Adventure Itinerary
(At A Glance) 

Please note that the details of this itinerary are subject to change. Many planned activities are organized according to availability, events or seasonal dates, appropriate weather conditions or the discretion of our guides. We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.

 

 

Day 1 – Launceston – Cradle Mountain
Start your journey to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park. Enjoy an introduction to this fascinating alpine environment before arriving at your lodge accommodation. 
Overnight: Cradle Mountain (2 Nights)
Meals included today: (B,L,D)


Days 2 – Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake
Learn about the region's many endemic fauna and flora species whilst enjoying picturesque views on your walk beneath the spectacular craggy peaks of Cradle Mountain. Along the way, you will observe the bird life typically involving species such as Forest Ravens, Currawongs, and Wedge-tailed Eagles. In the evening visit Devils@Cradle Wildlife Sanctuary to gain insights about the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial and witness a feeding of this unique species.
Meals included today:
(B,L,D)


Day 3 – Cradle Mountain – Freycinet National Park
After breakfast leave rugged Cradle Valley. Visit a local Tasmanian salmon farm and learn about farming. Discover Brickendon, a 7th-generation working farm that has been UNESCO Heritage listed for its convict history. Your host for this private tour will be one of the family members. Enjoy lunch at an award-winning winery in the Tamar Valley before traveling to Tasmania’s East Coast, with its exceptional beauty, pristine white sandy beaches and granite coastline.
Overnight: Freycinet Lodge, (2 Nights)
Meals included today:
(B,L,D)

 

Day 4 – Freycinet National Park – Wineglass Bay
Today, there will be ample time to explore the unsurpassed beauty of the Freycinet National Park. Take an interpreted walk to the world-famous Wineglass Bay lookout for stunning photo opportunities. A shorter cliff top walk around the Cape Tourville lighthouse is also available.
Meals included today:
(B,L,D) 


Day 5 – Freycinet Peninsula – Hobart – Salamanca Market
Enjoy a scenic drive south along the East Coast, passing through the sleepy fishing villages of Swansea, Triabunna, and Orford, with a morning tea stop along the way at a local berry farm. Spend the afternoon in Hobart at your leisure. You may like to walk through Hobart’s legendary Salamanca Markets, set among the colonial sandstone buildings; this vibrant and colorful market is one not to be missed.
Overnight: Hobart Hotel (4 Nights)
Meals included today:
(B,D)


Day 6 – Bonorong – Mt Field National Park
This morning travel to Bonorong Wildlife Park to experience Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Wallabies, Echidnas, Quolls, Koalas, and other Australian animals firsthand. Continue to Tasmania’s first National Park, filled with ancient tall trees, rainforest waterfalls, and unique glacier-sculpted landforms demonstrating Australia’s geological links with Antarctica.
Meals included today:
(B,L,D)

Day 7 – Bruny IslandDepart Hobart and travel south for a day on Bruny Island, sampling local produce and enjoying scenic walks. This island is a peaceful oasis where time seems to stand still. Stop at Isthmus Beach with a short climb to the lookout over both halves of Bruny Island. Sample Bruny Island’s culinary delights at the Berry Farm, and taste oysters fresh from the sea before enjoying lunch with fresh local produce.

Meals included today: (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Hobart - A Day AT MONA

Meals included today: (B,L,D)

 

Day 9 – Hobart Departure - Sydney
Enjoy a leisurely morning before your transfer to Hobart airport. It is time to bid the island farewell. 

Meals included today: (B,L,D)

 

Day 10 - Sydney (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Sydney (B,L,D)
Day 12 - Depart For Home (B)

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Your Adventure Includes:

Pre-Adventure 10-Week Virtual Adventure Learning Center Course.

(Details listed separately from this itinerary).

While in Australia, Your Adventure Includes: 

  • Adventure Host, Guide, and Educator. Divergent Adventures, Global Ambassador Dr. Stephen Shore, and Vice President & Director of Development Stephanie Miller host this adventure. They will escort and lead the group throughout the itinerary.

  • Local Interpretive and safety-certified walking and hiking guides. 

  • Adventure Learning Course throughout the itinerary.

  • 12-day Adventure.

  • 11-Nights Hotel Accommodations per the itinerary

  • Meals per the itinerary: Breakfast-X; Lunch-X, Dinner-X.

  • Group Transportation throughout the itinerary.

  • Access and entrance fees to museums, historical & cultural sites, and parks as listed in the day-to-day itinerary.

  • Detailed “Know Before You Go” information includes recommended websites, reading lists, packing lists, what to bring, weather, and more.

This Divergent Adventure trip DOES NOT include:

  • Transfers outside of the itinerary schedule.

  • All international and domestic airfares with tax.

  • All items of a personal nature, including beverages and shopping.

  • All passport and visa application fees, vaccination, and medical consulting fees.

  • Additional hotel stays pre- or post-scheduled itinerary.

  • Early check-in or late check-out of rooms.

  • Optional tours.

  • Photographs or phone calls.

  • Discounts/Refunds on any unused portion of the tour.

  • Travel Insurance.

  • Anything not expressly stated in the itinerary or on the inclusion list above.

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Like ALL Great Adventures,

It's Best To Start At The Beginning!

 

Take the next step and meet with Stephanie Miller, M.Ed., BCBA/LBA, 

for a private consultation. This is not a sales presentation. There is no obligation, just information.

 

This private meeting will help you determine if you or the student you care for is a good fit for Divergent Adventures. 15 Minutes With Stephanie Could Change Your Life FOREVER!

Come Talk With Us. 

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Cradle Mountain

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Historic Sites

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Amazing Landscapes

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Walks, Hikes & More

Come Explore Tasmania With Us!

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