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Our Most Popular School Rafting Programs

Adventures so good, they will shine.

Schools

We tailor our river journeys based on age, ability, and difficulty whilst customising experiences to complement curriculums and fulfil the experiential learning requirements specific to your school.

Whilst we specialize in rafting we also develop seamless journey based outdoor education programs incorporating Bushwalking, mountain biking and rock sports, which can be run by specialists within our network or by your school, which may assist to reduce your program budget.

 

River Experiences available on:

Yarra River, Melbourne

Goulburn River, Eildon

Big River, Eildon

King River, Whitfield

Mitchell River, Bairnsdale

Mitta Mitta River, Omeo/Dartmouth

Murray River, Thredbo/Tom Groggin/Corryong/Albury

Educational Outcomes

We offer tailor-made packages to suit your outdoor education curriculum needs.

Our professional guides can provide information on the following:

• Bushfire ecology

• Water management

• Forest regeneration

• River management and human impact

• High country history

• Teamwork and Leadership

• Risk management

• Personal, social and communication skills

• Conflict resolution

Package Inclusions

• An introduction to fundamental white water skills and safety

• Tailored programs incorporating educational outcomes

• Environmental information

• Land based staff member with support vehicle

• All rafting equipment supplied

• A photographic DVD

• A public liability insurance certificate

• A what-to-do check list

Packages and pricing

• 1 day rafting from $105 per person

• 2 or more days rafting from $95 per person per day

• 2 day white water canoeing tuition from $199 per person

• Multi day, Mitta River rafting, bushwalking, Mountain bike journeys

• 4-7 day introductory raft guiding course from $95 per person per day

• Competitive quotes on tailored multi day programs, incorporating educational outcomes

 

3 to 10 Day Mitta River, Rafting,
Bushwalking, Mountain bike and Rock sport Journeys.

Whilst we specialize in rafting we also develop seamless journey based outdoor education programs incorporating Bushwalking, mountain biking and rock sports, which can be run by specialists within our network or by your school, which may assist to reduce your program budget.

2 Day Mitta Mitta River, VCE Outdoor Education/Environmental Studies

During the two-day journey students are immersed in a learning experience.

Topics covered include:

• The river environment and the effects of man.

• Indigenous, mining and high country history and culture.

• Technology and rafting

• Risk its perceptions and how to manage it.

• Water and Environmental Management

3 or 4 Day Mitta Mitta River Journey

Students are equipped with the fundamental skills of rafting, and are then presented with 
opportunities to utilise these primary skills during a challenging experience. The aim being
 that by the last day students are able to self-manage their river experience.

Topics covered include:

• Personal development through achievement and confidence.

• Becoming an integral member of a team and group to descend the river.

• Development of leadership, personal, social and communication skills in a non-threatening environment

• Group management and conflict resolution

6-Day Introduction to Raft Guiding

Equipping students with the skills required to be confident in most white water situations 
and taking the first step in becoming an international standard river guide.

Topics covered include:

• Understanding rapid hydrology

• Group management and conflict resolution

• Safety talks and addressing groups

• Equipment understanding and management

• Basic river guiding principles and skills

• Recognising and managing risks

• Self-confidence

• Leadership skills

• Managing your crew by communicating, gaining trust and being calm and friendly

• Risk its perceptions and how to manage it.

• Personal development through achievement and confidence.

• Development of leadership, personal, social and communication skill in a non-threatening environment

Experiential Learning

Adventure Based Outdoor Experiential Learning is a learning process that draws upon experiences encountered during an outdoor journey. River Journeys and in particular whitewater provide one of the best mediums for the learner. We equip students with the foundation skills of rafting and decision-making and then present students with opportunities to utilise these primary skills during a challenging experience.

Students apply their foundation skills during the river Journey and bear the consequence of their actions in a constructive and affirming manner and then use reflection to determine how they might approach a similar situation again. Thus the final element is the “transfer” of learning into everyday contexts. Students are not only challenged physically but socially, emotionally and intellectually during their Journey.

For example, a team of rafters fail to plan a route down a rapid. The raft and crew become stuck in the rapid and tension builds within the team. A student then moves to the up-steam side of the raft and it begins to fill quickly with water. The raft capsizes and the crew floats into the pool below the rapid. They are wet, cold and stressed, yet they are able to understand immediately that failing to plan a route had a consequence and they need work constructively to plan for the next rapid.

Later that day, students are encouraged to make a connection between their learning behavior in such situations and in their daily life. Having shouldered and owned the consequence of, in this case inaction and poor planning, the student is better equipped to both recognise similar situations and to take more useful action in future.