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Well done! you’ve made it all the way to your Gold Award and now it’s time to orgainise your Gold Residential Project! Outward Bound are here to help!


What Is The Purpose Of This Residential Project?

Exploring different ecosystems in Namadgi National Park on foot.

Studying biodiversity, human impact and assisting a bush-regeneration project.

2020 Dates

JULY 6-10th 2020

Explore Namadgi National Park and it’s regeneration after the recent fires. Stay at our national base in Tharwa, ACT  Download Itinerary, Book Now

Bush Regeneration project with Blue Mountains City Council just finalised for April 2020:

Weeding * Soil conservation works * Planting * Tracks *   Bird watching * Walk and talks

What will I be doing on my Residential Project?

  • You will be having heaps of fun. By day you’ll do guided bush walks, by night you’ll stay in dorm accommodation.
  • All day walks are with day packs carrying food, water and essential clothing only. You can have a hot shower at the end of the day and sleep in a comfortable bed at night.
  • Bring plenty of marshmallows because we’ll have a campfire every night too (weather permitting).
  • You get to enjoy walking through the Aussie bush without carrying your tent and a big pack all day, unlike your adventurous journey (which we love!).
  • We’ll look at the different ecosystems and how they’ve changed since European arrival.
  • We’ll talk about human impact and what we can do to minimise our personal footprint on the planet.
  • We’ll each carry a small bag to remove rubbish we find along the way and learn about best bushwalking practice and Leave No Trace principles.
  • You can even brush up on the navigation skills you learnt on your Adventurous Journeys.
  • On the final day we’ll assist a bush regeneration project.

What others say

“This residential project allowed me to become involved with the Blue Mountains on a level much deeper than previously as a tourist. The bush regeneration project allowed me to take a first step of direct action against some of the issues I learnt about during the week. Ultimately, the project was a vessel for social interaction with the others in my group, strangers at first but now people I would consider good friends.” Harrison Scott, NBSC Manly Selective HS.