AUSTRALIA LACROSSE TOUR
Day 1: Depart from Hub Airport with the group (LAX). The group will be accompanied by tour coaches and Beyond Sports staff for the duration of the tour.
Day 2: Travel day.
Day 3: Arrival at Sydney International Airport. Students shuttled to the hotel for orientation session and a welcome dinner.
Day 4: Morning sightseeing including views of the Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Visit the Sydney Tower Observation Deck for spectacular 360-degree views of the city! First team practice in the evening.
Day 5: Enjoy ‘brekkie’ at the hotel before we set out for the coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee Beach. We’ll check out two of Sydney’s most popular beaches and walk along coastal cliffs, keeping our eyes peeled for whale sightings off the coast. Game #1 in the evening against local Australian lacrosse club team.
Day 6: Morning flight from Sydney to Queensland and the coastal city of Cairns. We won’t waste any time with a visit to the Kuranda Koala Gardens where you can hold a koala, feed kangaroos and wallabies, and see crocodiles, snakes and more!
Day 7: We’ll spend the day out on the water exploring the Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World! Snorkeling is available, however, for the less adventurous, our glass bottom boat will provide the next best thing!
Day 8: Free beach day in Cairns! Optional activities include Esplanade Boardwalk, Swimming Lagoon, Botanic Gardens and more!
Day 9: Morning flight from Cairns to Melbourne, which has been ranked the world’s most livable city for the last six years! We’ll check into our hotel and turn our focus back to lacrosse with an afternoon clinic for local youth players followed by Game #2 in the evening.
Day 10: We’ll get a taste of Australia’s beautiful countryside with a day trip along the Great Ocean Road! This Australian National Heritage offers breathtaking views along a rugged coastline. We’ll go as far as Port Campbell National Park for an amazing photo op at the 12 Apostles.
Day 11: Spend the morning exploring the famous Queen Victoria Market, the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere! You’ll find just about everything you can imagine from fresh produce, countless food stalls, and an impressive arts and craft scene perfect for picking up souvenirs. We’ll host our second clinic before playing Game #3 against another top Australian club team.
Day 12: Say our goodbyes as we head to Melbourne Airport for a full day of travel back to the US (same day arrival June 21st).
INFO FOR PARENTS
Over the last six years of operating international experiences for thousands of college athletes, we've learned that parents typically have two questions:
1) Will my son/daughter be safe while abroad?
2) Can I come?
Our top concern at all times is student safety during our trips. In an effort to help make you as comfortable as possible before and during your student's experience abroad, we encourage you to set up a time to discuss safety with one of our Program Directors. Also, if you'd like to speak with the parent of a past participant, we'd be happy to facilitate that connection.