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DI SOFTBALL TOUR

Australia | June 12th - 23rd, 2023

 

Tour Highlights

Play three games against
high-level local competition

Visit Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast

Experience the beautiful beaches and wildlife of Australia

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Softball Tour Details

Location: Australia
Dates: June 12th - 23rd, 2023
Total: $4995

INCLUDED

  • Round-trip airfare to Australia from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and one checked bag
     

  • Nine nights hotel accommodations​ (three nights in Sydney, three nights in Brisbane, three nights in Gold Coast)

  • Two meals daily (students are on their own for either lunch or dinner)
     

  • All transportation while in Australia, including domestic flight and private charter bus for all tour activities

  • International health insurance
     

  • Three games against Australian teams
     

  • All excursions outlined in the trip itinerary
     

  • Beyond Sports t-shirt and uniform top

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
     

  • Personal expenses (i.e. souvenirs and snacks)

  • One meal daily (lunch or dinner)

  • Australia visa application fee

  • Passport and additional baggage fees, if applicable

PAYMENT

A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot for the tour. The remaining balance is paid in a series of installments.
The deposit deadline is February 1st, 2023.

ACCOMMODATIONS

All hotel stays are in 4-star hotels. Participants will share a room with another traveler, however, every participant will have their own bed.

 
 

Register by Jan 1st to receive a $250 early bird registration discount | Promo Code: EARLYBIRD

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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1

Departure day! Depart from Hub Airport (LAX) with tour coaches and Beyond Sports staff on international flight to Australia.


DAY 2

Travel day! (We lose one day crossing the International Date Line.) 


DAY 3

Morning arrival to Sydney International Airport! Transfer to city center for free time to explore before afternoon hotel check-in. Welcome dinner and trip orientation to finish our first day in Australia! Overnight in Sydney.

 

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. Overnight in Sydney.


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 a local Australian softball club. Overnight in Sydney.  

DAY 6 

Morning flight from Sydney to the coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland. We'll head straight to the softball field for a quick practice, and then to our accommodations for a free afternoon to explore downtown Brisbane at your leisure. Overnight in Brisbane.

DAY 7 

Morning tour of Brisbane's city center; including City Botanical Gardens, South Bank Parklands, Mount Coot-tha, Story Bridge, and Suncorp Stadium! Game #2 in the evening followed by post-game function with the opposing team! Overnight in Brisbane.

 

DAY 8

Day trip to Tangalooma Island resort for snorkeling, pelican feeding, dolphin shows, and much more! We'll ferry to the island from the Holt Street Wharf and return to our hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight in Brisbane.

 

DAY 9

Morning departure for The Gold Coast. Spend the afternoon enjoying the golden beaches of Surfers Paradise, or shop for souvenirs at the popular local market! Overnight in Gold Coast.

 

DAY 10

Set out early for the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to see the flora and fauna of Australia; including rainbow lorikeets, dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, various reptiles, and the largest aviary in the Southern Hemisphere! In the evening, we'll play Game #3 against another top Australian team! Overnight in Gold Coast.

 

DAY 11

The group will have a day of leisure to do your choice of activities in The Gold Coast; enjoy Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Lamington National Park, and much more! Overnight in Gold Coast.

 

DAY 12

Say our goodbyes as we head to Brisbane Airport (BNE) for a full day of travel back to the U.S.A. 

Please understand that the final itinerary may change slightly based on the confirmed game schedule. We will do our best to follow this exact itinerary.

Next Steps

Our staff is available to answer any questions you or your family may have regarding the tour. Feel free to contact us at any point in the process.

1.
Accept Your Invitation

If you received an invitation from your coach, please accept your invite to begin registration. If you did not receive an invite, but are interested in joining the tour, please complete our program application.

2.
Register & Deposit

When you are ready to commit to the tour, submit your $250 deposit to reserve your spot. The full cost of the tour is not due immediately. Payment deadlines are outlined in registration.

3.
Begin Travel Prep

Once deposited, your tour coordinator will connect with you to share pre-departure information. We encourage all students who do not have a valid passport to apply for a passport as soon as possible!

 

Register by Jan 1st to receive a $250 early bird registration discount | Promo Code: EARLYBIRD

 

Samantha G.
Australia Women's Lacrosse

Take the risk and go on the tour. My favorite location was swimming in the Great Barrier Reef. I made some long lasting friends, learned more than I imagined of Australian culture, and became a more confident lacrosse player!

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Australia Tour FAQ
How was I selected for this tour?
Tour invite lists are a competitive selection process. We select conference statistical leaders, all-conference honorees, and coach recommendations.

Who will be my tour coach?
Beyond Sports is proud of our incredible network of college coaches that join our international trips as tour coaches! All tour coaches are current college coaches and will be announced in Spring 2023.

How will I travel to Australia?
Tour participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) where we will travel as a group to Italy. International airfare is arranged by Beyond. Final travel itineraries are shared with tour participants 6-8 weeks before departure.

Though international airfare is included in your tour cost, you have the option to opt out and arrange your own airfare to and from Italy. If you choose to arrange your own travel, we will apply a $800 discount to your program total.

Can a family member or teammate travel with me?
Yes! We encourage our student-athletes to have friends and family join them for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fill out the form below to receive more information.
 
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Contact Us

Our staff is readily available to answer your questions. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at your convenience.

 
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