Winter –Spring

Surf Coast Exploration

Units 2 or 4 / 2-3 days


  • Canoeing or Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
  • Snorkelling
  • Walking/cycling
  • Surfing/Sea Kayak (Go Ride a Wave)

Dune revegetation work

  • weed matting
  • weeding
  • mulching and
  • tree planting
  • Bushwalking


Dependant on activities you choose. Discuss with Eco-Logic.

What is included

  • qualified leadership and interpretation-(our staff are OE teachers, scientists, resource and land management graduates and recreation leaders.)
  • curriculum discussion and activities
  • canoes, pfd’s paddles and instructors
  • stand-up paddleboards, paddles and wetsuits
  • surfboards/sea-kayaks, wetsuits and instructors
  • netting and ponding gear and leader
  • walks leader
  • revegetation tools/gloves/safety glasses and leader
  • all safety equipment for each activity

What you bring

  • bus
  • camping gear and food
  • students will need walking shoes, waterproof coats/old shoes and clothes for canoeing, bathers and towel.
  • sun protection gear.-hat/long sleeved shirts/sunscreen/sunglasses.
  • satellite phone if required. Mobile phones will be adequate on most parts of coast.

Where you will stay

Choose your own:

  • Anglesea Foreshore Caravan Park.
  • Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club.
  • Eumeralla Scout Camp

Free camp in the Great Otway National Park (Hammonds Camp Ground), No 2 Road

We’ll meet you each morning for the activities.



Canoeing trip/ Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (half day).

Biodiversity and the Anglesea River Canoe/SUP up river to Coogoorah Park, a wetland ecosystem. Conduct seine netting and ponding to explore the river and wetlands health and biodiversity. Netting at Anglesea river mouth and exploration of the estuary ecosystem.

Surf/Sea-kayak and Walk (full day).

Importance of the natural environment along the coast for humans. Explore the recreation/ tourism opportunities along the Surf Coast. Investigate the natural features which promote health and well-being such as the Surf Coast Walk/the surfing culture/tourism.
Go Ride a Wave will provide your students with a chance to engage with their peers and the environment while having a fantastic time. We use top quality surf and kayak equipment and our instructors hold above industry required qualifications. We have been working with schools for 25 years and have an excellent safety record.

Walk along the Surf Coast Walk from Pt. Addis Marine National Park to Bell’s Beach and Torquay foreshore and Surf / Sea kayak at the Anglesea surf beach or Point Roadknight.

Walk or cycle (Half day) Coastal conflict.

Debate the contemporary issues View the Alcoa Anglesea open cut coal mine which powers the Pt. Henry smelter. Consider its impact on global warming. Inspect the Anglesea Aquifer being bored for Barwon Water’s catchment. Consider how water issues are being addressed. Visit the Anglesea Sewage plant to discuss the implications of peak season visitation.

Student participation (2 hours)–coastal revegetation or Dune EduAction work to illustrate actions taken by individuals and groups.


Unit 2

Practical applications related to:

  • characteristics of outdoor environments, marine, coastal, wetlands,
  • recreational users’ understandings of specific outdoor environments
  • scientific understandings of specific outdoor environments, including:
    • interrelationships between biotic and abiotic components
    • effects of natural changes to environments on people and places such as day to night, seasons, tides, fire, flood, drought, migration, succession, and climate change
  • land managers’ understandings of specific outdoor environments, including the features which can be used to delineate one particular area from another such as landform, vegetation type, public and private land, types of parks and reserves, management zones
  • other understandings of specific outdoor environments, such as artistic, Indigenous, and historical.
  • the impact of conservation, commercial and recreational activities on outdoor environments
  • community-based environmental action to promote positive human impacts on outdoor environments
  • rationales for codes of conduct relating to recreational activities

Unit 4

Practical applications related to:

  • understandings and critiques of sustainability and sustainable development
  • indicators of healthy outdoor environments, including:
  • quality and adequacy of water, air and soil
  • levels of biodiversity, pest and introduced species
  • the contemporary state of outdoor environments in Australia, with reference to common themes used in State of the Environment reports
    conflicts of interest between people involved in uses of– Marine national parks and sanctuaries
  • management strategies and policies for achieving and maintaining healthy and sustainable outdoor environments: Victoria’s Native Vegetation Management: A framework for action (Victoria)
  • acts or conventions related to the management and sustainability of outdoor environments, including:
    • Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (Vic)
    • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    • actions undertaken to sustain healthy outdoor environments, with a focus on Coastcare. (a coastal version of Landcare)

Additional Focus:

  • Consider local issues such as Marine National Parks, duck shooting, overfishing, dune damage, urban pressure on natural environments.
  • Learn about Local, state and national policy in an incidental, hands on way. For example: State Marine National Parks, Native Vegetation Management.