Coral Bay

Coral Bay

CORAL BAY MARINE ACTIVITIES TRIP (YEARS 9-12)

In the 2019 April school holidays the St Hilda’s Outdoor Education Department will be offering a Marine activities program in Coral Bay. This will be the 12th year we have run this extremely popular trip, which is facilitated by Ningaloo Reef Adventure Camp

Situated 1200 kilometres north of Perth on WA's mid-west coast and stretching over 240kms, Ningaloo Reef is one of the world’s longest fringing coral reef systems and an amazing opportunity for students to experience a true wonder of the natural world.

Students will be introduced to intermediate snorkelling skills and techniques, discuss the ecology of the reef with marine biologists and have the opportunity to swim with whale sharks, turtles and manta rays.

Dates

Saturday 13 April to Thursday 18 April 2019

Cost

The trip cost is $1850 and includes

  • Return flights with Qantas and transfers Exmouth to Coral Bay
  • All meals
  • All day private charter boat & Whale Shark swim(s)
  • All snorkelling equipment, including wetsuits. (students are welcome to bring their own)
  • Underwater Scooter Snorkel Tour & Stand up Paddling
  • Private charter boat & Manta Ray swim(s)

Location & Accommodation:

The group of 18 students and two staff will stay within the private grounds of NRAC. St Hilda’s will have exclusive use and no members of the public have access to the area.

Students will stay in 8 person canvas tents surrounding a central lawn and undercover kitchen and dining area.

Students will sleep on mattresses within the tents.

Students have their own private ablution facilities.

Proposed Itinerary

Date

Time

Activity

Saturday 13 April

 

Depart Perth

 

 

Arrive Learmonth – Transfer to Coral Bay

 

 

Glass bottom boat and Introductory Snorkel and gear check

 

Night Activity

Guest Speaker – Marine Biologist

 

 

 

Sunday 14 April

All Day

Private charter boat whale shark swim

 

 

 

Monday 15 April

Am / pm

Coral Bay Day – Underwater Scooter Snorkel Tour, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding

 

 

 

Tuesday 16 April

All Day

Private charter boat Manta Ray Swim & reef tour

 

 

 

Wednesday 17 April

All Day

Visit Five Fingers turtle sanctuary – drift snorkel

 

 

 

Thursday 18 April

 

Depart Coral Bay for Learmonth Airport – return to Perth

 

Transport

Return flights Perth to Learmonth airport Exmouth are with Qantas. Transfers to Coral Bay are with Coral Bay Airport Transfers.

Medical Information

Medical details for students will be taken from the student records data base.  If your daughter’s medical history has recently changed, please email central.file@sthildas.wa.edu.au

If your daughter is on any prescribed medications, please clearly label them with all relevant details and hand them to travelling staff on departure.  

It is NOT recommended that your daughter bring over the counter medication. These may include paracetamol, antihistamines, anti-inflammatories, ibuprofen etc. We need to be aware of all and any medication given to students in our care. The Outdoor Ed staff member attending has wilderness first aid qualifications and there is a Silver Chain nurse in Coral Bay.

Staffing

Two St Hilda’s staff members will accompany the students during the trip. Additional adults will join the group during specific activities, such as the Whale Shark swim.

Food

All meals will be provided and catered by NRAC. Students will have the opportunity to visit the local shops each day.

If you have any further questions before enrolling, please contact the Outdoor Education department on 9285 4100 or outdoored@sthildas.wa.edu.au.

Click here to sign up for Coral Bay