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Australia Surf Camp

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Australia Surf Camp

Experience the best of the Australian lifestyle on this unforgettable surfing trip of a lifetime!

Prices from US$545

Ever dreamed of learning how to surf in one of the most spectacular locations on the planet? Well now you can do just that! Spacious and serene, this surf camp in Australia will become your second home. Surf all day in breath taking settings, with structured lessons both practical and theoretical.  You’ll learn more than just the basics. You’ll learn what it means to become a surfer. From ocean awareness, swell forecasting, wind patterns & tides, to surfboard design, surf etiquette and of course – riding gnarly waves! From the novice to the experienced surfer, this camp is for you! Who’s to say it should end there? Start an afternoon game of volleyball or head to the local Tea-Tree lake to wash away the salt. Go to bed early or stay up to enjoy one of our live music nights. You could even head to the beach on a full moon for a roaring beach fire. The options are endless; it’s all about the easy going surf experience.

Get Down Under with Frontier and experience the best of the Australian lifestyle on this unforgettable surfing trip of a lifetime. Experience the friendly and laid-back culture of the Aussies with beach barbecues and cold beers and take part in absolutely heaps of surfing. What’s stopping you from bungee jumping, white-water rafting, scuba diving and yoga as well? Australia has it all so give it a go and jump right in!


  • Experienced, fun instructors
  • Experience the authentic Aussie beach lifestyle
  • Explore the wonders of Down Under
  • Make lifelong friends and unforgettable memories
  • This is a Frontier Connect project!



  • Minimum age of 17 years


Location East Coast, Australia

Daily surfing lessons
Enjoy beach lifestyle
Surfing theory and technique
Explore the Australian coastline
Regular beach BBQ's
Early morning yoga


Transfer to the project site from meeting point

Accommodation  Shared dormitory


Before you go

Travel & medical advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)

In-country Food
Accommodation for 5 days / 4 nights
Transfer to the surf camp from meeting point
Surf camp orientation and training
In-country emergency support


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


Set your own pace on this amazing surf camp. Whether you’re a complete novice, or already king of the waves, our experienced surf instructors will be on hand to guide you and improve your technique. As the days go by, you will be able to gain the skills to go surfing independently. You will spend full days on the beach and in the water, focussing on the theory and practice of surfing, each day gaining more ocean knowledge, developing your board skills and your understanding of the ocean. Our coaches will be surfing with you every step of the way.

This surf camp has unique access to 12 different surf breaks all within 30 minutes drive of the base camp; including our beach out the front of our surf camp. Every morning, like professional surfers, we check weather conditions and surf the best break to suit those conditions. This means we could be surfing a beautiful Point Break one day and an amazing Back Beach the next or 4WD up the beach to find a perfect Sand Bank*. This means your progression will develop faster and you’ll be able to enjoy surfing independently even quicker and feel at one with the waves!

*Point Break, Back Beach, and Sand Bank are surfing jargon terms. If you didn’t know this don’t worry, you’ll know the surfing lingo in no time!


You will be met upon arrival at the pre-arranged meeting point in either Sydney or Byron Bay on Monday morning at 7:15am and taken to our nearby surf camp. You may wish to fly into either Sydney or Port Macquire before making your way to the meeting point. You will arrive at our lodge around 2pm and will be out in the water surfing for the afternoon, possibly until the sun goes down. Surf all day Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning. After lunch on the Friday; around 2pm, you will depart and return back to Sydney or Byron Bay, arriving at 8pm.


This surf camp is all about taking it easy and living the beach lifestyle. You will be staying in shared dorm accommodation, although 3 star private self contained rooms are also available if you wish to upgrade. The surf camp is located on the east coast of Australia, between Sydney and Byron Bay in a coastal surfing village. Our remote location in the National Park is renowned for its world-class surf breaks, beautifully ancient land, breathtaking seascapes, and abundance of wildlife. Within our shared dormitory lodges we have a variety of extra features for your comfort and entertainment, such as; a communal social room, kitchen, lounge area, DVD corner, swimming pool, beach volley ball, table tennis, hammocks, internet, & laundry facilities.


You will be provided with three meals a day. Australia is well known for its variety and quality of awesome food. On this surf camp the food will have a strong focus on healthy, wholesome meals to satisfy your hunger after a long day of surfing. You’ll definitely never be left feeling hungry after one of our meals!

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Before or after your project why not stay in country a little longer and explore a range of adventure, environmental, and cultural activities such as visits to sites like Ayers rock, diving on the Barrier Reef, canopy tours in the northern rainforests, or river rafting (and many other adrenalin sports!). Why not take take time out to get to know some of this amazing country's wildlife? The diving and snorkelling off the beautiful beaches is absolutely spectacular and you may even see pods of dolphins, seals or perhaps whales if you’re lucky.

If you fancy something more adventurous then there are plenty of adventure activities and water-based sports to get involved in. Other water sports available include water skiing, windsurfing, bodyboarding and more. Try a bungee jump for a full blown adrenaline rush, or mountain biking for a great way to take in the staggering landscapes. Venture into nearby towns with your new friends for a taste of the raucous Australian nightlife, the bars and clubs are sure to be jam packed! You can arrange in-country activities like those listed above with help from the project staff. As you can see, there are plenty of exciting opportunities and activities on offer throughout Australia, so you’ll definitely never have a dull moment.


4 days US$345

5 days US$545

Registration fee US$195


Weekly. Please aim to arrive at the pre-arranged meeting point on the Monday to be transferred to the project site.


4 or 5 days.


Before you go

  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)


  • 3 meals a day
  • Accommodation for 5 days / 4 nights
  • Transfer to the project site from meeting point
  • Project orientation
  • Project equipment
  • In-country emergency support


Nearest airport(s): Sydney (NS) (SYD)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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