A once-in-a-lifetime adventure through some of the world’s most spectacular destinations. This is how you do schoolies.

A different way to do schoolies

So you’re about to finish high school. You’ve spent the past 12 years working your butt off and it’s time to celebrate. Do you do it with a typical schoolies week? Or do you head on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through some of the world’s most spectacular destinations?

Schoolies Unearthed is a schoolies alternative with real heart, designed for Aussie and Kiwi high school graduates who want to do things differently. An incredible 10 or 12-day journey overseas, you'll travel with a team of other schoolies to explore new and vibrant parts of the world whilst contributing to a sustainable community project. Accompanied by an Unearthed leader, this is your chance to embrace a totally new culture, discover some incredible food and live like the locals do - all while having the time of your life. Who's ready?

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Fast Facts


Aussie high school leavers. Travel with your school or join a combined team.


We run Schoolies Unearthed trips to Vietnam, Borneo, Vanuatu and Nepal.


We require a $290AUD deposit to secure your place. Complete a Booking Form or get in touch for further details.

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Trips depart from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Auckland.

  • 18 Nov - 27 Nov 19 (Departure 1)
  • 25 Nov - 04 Dec 19 (Departure 2)
  • 02 Dec - 11 Dec 19 (Departure 3)
  • 18 Nov - 29 Nov 19 (Departure 1)
  • 25 Nov - 06 Dec 19 (Departure 2)
  • 02 Dec - 13 Dec 19 (Departure 3)

What's on the itinerary?

If you’re searching for that awesome story to mark the end of high school, this is it. Here’s what's included:

A community service project

Always thoroughly researched and proudly sustainable, our project component is the rewarding highlight for most Schoolies Unearthed teams. Whether you’re helping out on a building and renovation projects, or working on conservation and education initiatives, your team will interact directly with the local community and contribute meaningfully to their lives.

Sightseeing and exploration

From the buzzing night markets of Vietnam to the breathtaking tropical waters of Borneo — every Schoolies Unearthed journey takes exploration to an epic level. With our unique itinerary, you’ll step away from the typical tourist trail and really discover what each destination has to offer.


No trip is complete without a little adventure. Dependent on the destination, you could be helping take care of elephants, snorkelling with tropical marine life or exploring jungle canopies.

Create your own private group or join an existing one. Either way, you'll gain friends for life.

Your Unearthed Leader

When you travel with Schoolies Unearthed you get your very own Aussie or Kiwi leader. Our leaders are fun, easy to communicate with and ensure your trip runs smoothly and safely. They'll meet you at the airport and help guide you on your adventure.

We’re picky on who we choose to represent us. Being a leader is not a quick cash job - it’s an integral part of what we do. Our leaders have been around the world, studied a degree or four and completed enough wilderness training to make Bear Grylls proud. You’ll be led by marine biologists, entrepreneurs, firefighters and academics. Some are even Insta famous. We can confidently say our leaders are the best there is, hands down.

We’re different and because of that, you can be too

Parents may ask why you can’t just go on a beach trip, often followed by “it’s cheaper” or “What are you going to get out of it?”

Tell them this.

Humility. Understanding.

We started Antipodeans because we believe travel makes you a better citizen of the world. Why? As Mark Twain once wrote, “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Can you imagine how different the world would be if everyone travelled? We can.

Perspective. Fearlessness. Independence.

Reed Hastings, founder of Netflix, was once asked how he was able to push past the fear of risking everything to build his ground-breaking startup. He reflected on his time abroad with the Peace Corps, saying “once you’ve hitchhiked across Africa with ten bucks in your pocket, starting a business doesn’t seem too intimidating.” We couldn’t have said it better.

Confidence. Purpose. Perseverance.

Travel gives you time to step out of life and look at it in new ways, to experience how people do things differently—often with less—and to learn from new cultures and customs. What you take away from those moments stay with you forever. Steve Jobs once said of his time in India, “I didn’t have a dorm room so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, returned coke bottles for 5¢ deposits to buy food with and I’d walk across town every Sunday to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. Much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.”

Don't settle for the norm. Contact us to join a Schoolies Unearthed trip.