Our outdoor education programs are offered at stunning locations.
Black Diamond Adventures is a highly agile outdoor education provider. We run offsite outdoor education programs at various locations all over NSW & Australia.
Very few other outdoor education providers have the experience and capability of running custom offsite programs, camps and journeys in the bush, on the coast, in the water, in the outback and in the city. CONTACT us to choose a location suitable for your school.
Some of the amazing locations that Black Diamond Adventures runs its programs out of include:
Less than 3 hours south of Sydney, is the world-famous Jervis Bay. Just one of our various locations, this is truly a spectacular environment for a year group camp. Set on the edge of Bristol point, your cohort can enjoy a range of activities including: Kayaking, Snorkelling, Fishing, Whip Cracking, Bush Walking, Initiative Games, Bush Cinema, Tie Dye Shirts.
Students will be up close and personal with some of Australia’s most beautiful wildlife such as Kangaroos, Possums, Kookaburras and King Parrots. This camp is best enjoyed in the warmer months of Terms 1 and 4.
With NSW’s major and regional cities convenient access to parks, waterways, beaches and history, There is a lot to offer in the way of urban outdoor education programs. We have experience running ‘Amazing Race’ style adventures in various locations including Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.
Less than 2 hours south of Sydney is the coastal reserve Killalea State Park. Set on the edge of the Minnamurra river and ‘The Farm’ Surfing reserve, this is a camp that will not disappoint. Your students will get to experience activities such as Surfing, Fishing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Initiative Games, Snorkelling, Kiama Coast Walk, Damper and Camp Oven Cooking plus much more. This camp is best enjoyed in the warmer months of Terms 1 and 4.Back to top
Just 30 minutes on the northside of Sydney, a traditional camp adventure is awaiting. Nestled on the floor of the Berowra Valley there are many activities we can choose from to cater for the needs of your year group. With easy access to the Berowra creek and the Great North Walk, many schools like to add in an overnight expedition (hike or canoe) to their camp program. This is often used in conjunction with the school’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program. onsite activities include: Abseiling, Giant Flying Fox, Canoeing, High Ropes, Inflatable Pool Obstacle, Pool Games, Evening Games, Bush Walking and lots more. This camp can be enjoyed all year round!Back to top
Nature is our greatest teacher
– Edna Walling –
Just an hour from Sydney in Koala country you will discover 163 hectares of adventure. Your year group will experience a traditional school camp with activities to choose from such as Challenge Valley Obstacle Course, High Ropes, Giant Swing, Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Flying Fox, Waterslide, Caving, Archery plus much more! This camp can be enjoyed all year round.Back to top
2 hours down the hume highway from Sydney is Bungonia National Park. This site ranks high among Black Diamond Adventures Staff. A great camp for Year 9 and above as they will experience real adventure. The natural landscape and abundance of space provides an opportunity for participants to feel connected to country. An overnight expedition is recommended to be a part of this program alongside other activities such as: Abseiling, Caving, Camp Oven Cooking, Whip Cracking and much more. This camp is best enjoyed in Terms 2 and 3.Back to top
ATSI CULTURAL CAMPS
Developed and designed for Wollongong and Woonona High School in 2018, this camp has become a highlight on the Black Diamond calendar. An overnight camp designed to instil curiosity and pride in our Aboriginal heritage among both young Indigenous and non-indigenous people. Hear first hand stolen generation stories, visit rock carving sites that are thousands of years old, listen to the sound of the didgeridoo (males can play) and try your hand at your very own Aboriginal style painting.Back to top
DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD LOCATIONS
Our Adventurous Journeys can take place anywhere you can imagine. Our experienced and skilled team have the ability to research, plan, design and deliver expeditions anywhere in Australia. However, our most popular Duke of Edinburgh’s award locations include: The Royal & Heathcote National Parks, Kangaroo Valley (Morton National Park), The Great North Walk (Between Sydney and Newcastle), Myall Lakes, The Blue Mountains, The Hawkesbury River Region, Central Australia (West Macdonnell Ranges, Alice Springs & Ulru), Top End – Northern Territory (Jatbulla Trail, Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu & Arnhem Land). Read more about our Duke of Edinburgh’s award expeditions hereBack to top
NSW SOUTH COAST
The Illawarra, Shoal Haven and Jervis Bay is our home, and home for a good reason. Hike up the escarpments, get your feet wet walking along the endless number of pristine beaches. Pop over the escarpment and paddle Kangaroo Valley, or explore its magnificent waterfalls on foot.Back to top
Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.
– Tim Ferriss –
We passionately deliver a number of adventures in Central Australia as a part of our extended stay programs (10 – 20 days). Spend 2 – 4 days hiking the world famous Laripinta trail through the West Macdonell Ranges, investigate the history and culture of Alice Springs, engage with young people from Indigenous communities, taste a piece of traditionally cooked kangaroo tail, visit Uluru and walk the valley of the winds through Kata-Juta. For those with time, head further out to visit other various locations including Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park), which many have reported to be the trip highlight. This trip is often completed as a part of the Gold Duke of Ed, Stage 5 Long Term Experiential Program, or as a special interest trip that is open to a number of different year groups. The best time to book a Central Australia trip is in Terms 2 and 3.Back to top
TOP END – DARWIN, KAKADU, KATHERINE & ARNHEM LAND
An enriching cultural journey and life changing adventure, across various locations across the Top End (10 – 20 days). Enjoy 5 days on the world renowned Jatbulla trail, trekking from waterfall to waterfall and exhibiting some of Australia’s most spectacular Aboriginal rock art on offer. Visit a cattle station and soak up the bush culture in Katherine before relaxing in the evening in the natural hot springs. On section 2 of the trip you will explore Kakadu and venture over into Arnhem land to immerse yourself in the oldest living culture in the world. Section 3 has Darwin in the spotlight, where you will be amazed at the adversity this beautiful city has endured in the past century. Learn about the Indigenous people, the pioneers, world war 2 bombings, cyclone tracy and much more.Back to top