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School and Group Activities

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Westcoast Adventure and Westcoast Surf School have been providing quality outdoor education programs to schools and other groups since 1993, and currently service over two hundred and fifty primary and secondary schools, tertiary, corporate groups and clubs. Our programs are ideal for school camps, VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies, Advance programs and VET courses. The equipment we use is the latest and safest available and our instructors are fully qualified and experienced in their respective fields. We follow the Department of Education and Adventure Activity Standards safety guidelines and recommended ratios for outdoor adventure activities. We provide a friendly, personal and flexible service and specialise in customising programs to meet your needs.

Surfing continues to be one of our most popular activities and we now own over 125 soft 'G Boards' and over 600 wetsuits to cater for multiple groups at different venues.
Many of our other activities such as Team challenges, Rockclimbing and Expeditions and Mountain biking are also rapidly growing.

 

We Provide:


Qualified, experienced and friendly instructors.
Safe, modern and well maintained equipment.
High quality, competitively priced programs.
Local Foreshore and Parks Tour Operator permits for all areas.
Fully qualified staff with First Aid awards and Working with childen cards.
Comprehensive first aid kit and mobile phone on-site.
Twenty million dollar public liability insurance coverage.
Full accreditation with the ATAP (Australian Tourism Accreditation Program)
Contact names and phone numbers for group accommodation.
Advice and assistance in setting up and implementing school camps & Outdoor Education programs.

Activities:

 

  • SURFING & BODYBOARDING
  • MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS  Click for link to SeaEarth Adventures

  • SIT-ON-TOP OCEAN SURF KAYAKING
  • SIT-ON TOP RIVER KAYAKING
  • OUTDOOR ROCKCLIMBING & ABSEILING
  • BUSHWALKING & COASTAL HIKING
  • EXPEDITIONS (MADE UP FROM A RANGE OF THE LISTED ACTIVITIES)
  • LOW ROPES & INITIATIVE COURSES
  • RAFT BUILDING
  • SURF SURVIVAL & AWARENESS PROGRAMS
  • SURF CARNIVALS
  • SNORKELING
  • LIFEGUARDING
  • MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES – ROCKPOOL RAMBLES & INTER-TIDAL ZONE STUDIES
  • BUSH ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES – COAST & FOREST WALKS, KOORIE TRAIL PT ADDIS

 

SCHOOL & GROUP PROGRAMS


(Please call or email for prices)

 

Surfing


Classes are run at Anglesea, Urquharts Bluff, Torquay, Pt Addis & Ocean Grove beaches. We are mobile and can travel to other beaches in the area on request (subject to availability).
Multi day programs and camps can be designed on request.
We provide full length wetsuits and specially designed 'G-Board' softboards in four different sizes to cater for different ages and abilities. Our instructors will be in the water teaching the students how to surf, not just watching them from the beach! We are constantly upgrading and expanding our equipment, and can cater for groups of up to fifty people surfing with everyone on softboards at a selected venue. We have over 125 Surfboards & 500 wetsuits.

 

Mountain Bike Tours      Click for link to SeaEarth Adventures 

 

We offer everything from Bike Education including traffic skills to more experienced adventures through lovely parts of VIctoria.

You can enjoy the beautiful Surfcoast or burn around the You Yangs. This activity packages up with Rock Climbing really well!

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Areas we offer-

  • You Yangs
  • Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Great Otway National Park
  • Forrest Area
  • Bellarine Rail Trail
  • Old Beechy Rail Trail
  • School grounds or local parkoffer everything from Bike Education including traffic to the more experienced adventures through lovely parts of Victoria.

Our sesssions run from 2hrs - multi day programs with all the equipment included.

 

Bodyboarding


Torquay, Anglesea or Ocean Grove. A very safe and fun activity with success guaranteed for everyone. A great lead in activity for surfing, or as a stand alone surf activity for the younger or less experienced students.

 

 

Sit on top kayaking - River or Surf


Torquay, Anglesea or Barwon Heads. Heaps of fun and easy enough for all participants to experience success in their first session. 

We use Malibu 2 kayaks which are double seated self-draining plastic sit on top boats. They are super fun and easy to use. We also supply helmets, buoyancy vests (PFD's) and wetsuits We can cater for groups of up to 28 on the water at a time.

 

 

Surf Safety & Awarness Programs


These programs are ideal to learn more about the ocean. Our instructors have a high knowlege of surf conditions including everthing from different types of rips and waves to how they are formed.. All instructors are fully qualified lifeguards with extensive knowlege of our locations. We can also offer a surf awarness program with surfing included.

 

 

Surf Carnival


A fantastic activity for a surf camp. Everyone participates with the main emphasis on having FUN. Activities include beach flags, paddling, swimming and running races, iron person events, chariot races and more.

 

 

Snorkeling


A fantastic activity for the warmer months (term 1 is the most popular). We snorkel/swim at one of several sites in the Bay or along the Surfcoast and Bellarine Peninsula. These shores are abound with marine life and are ideal for both beginners and those with some experience. Wetsuits, hoods, masks, snorkels and fins are provided.

 

 

Rockclimbing/Abseiling


An ideal activity for team bonding and stepping outside your comfort zone. We operate at a range of climbing sites in the You Yangs, Staughtonvale, Werribee Gorge and the Grampians. Some of our sites include hiking and breathtaking views.
All climbing gear & at least two instructors will be provided, depending on group size. Multi day trips to the Grampians

 

 

Initiative Activities


Located anywhere there is open space, we can also use a range of different courses according to the needs of the group. A series of challenges and fun activities ideal for developing self esteem, trust, communication, teamwork and initiative, as well as being great fun!

 

 

Team Challenge (Raft Building)


The Team challenge consists of a range of fun ativities to challenge students to use a variety of team skills. The skills will then be used in a final activity which is raft building. Its a great activity for developing communication, teamwork and initiative, as well as being great fun! Conducted on the Barwon River at Barwon Heads, Torquay front beach & Spring Creek or on the Anglesea River at Anglesea.

 

 

Rockpool Rambles


An excellent ‘hands on’ environmental activity to learn about rock platform marine life. We use a range of marine rock platforms, depending on where you are staying. These sites are teeming with living organisms and are ideal for this activity.

 

There are many other activities to choose from, we can also design something completely new!

WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DESIGN A PROGRAM THAT IS BEST SUITED TO YOUR NEEDS. Email for a detailed info pack and prices.

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