AUSTRALIA SOFTBALL 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 a local Australian softball club.
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 an afternoon to explore downtown Brisbane at your leisure.
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, post-game function with the opposing team.
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.
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!
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!
Day 11: The group will have a day of leisure to do your choice of activities in The Gold Coast; enjoy Surfer’s Paradise, Broadbeach, Lamington National Park, and much more!
Day 12: Say our goodbyes as we head to Brisbane Airport (BNE) for a full day of travel back to the US (same day arrival June 24th).
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.