• Nature's Embrace: Camping under a blanket of stars in exclusive campsites, where the wonders of the wilderness become your backdrop.
  • Cultural Immersion: Delve deep into the rich tapestry of Indigenous Peoples, gaining unique insights that will broaden your horizons.
  • Thrilling Adventures: Conquer canyoning and adventure roping challenges, fostering trust, courage, and unforgettable memories.
  • Conservation Service: Make a meaningful impact on our planet, instilling a sense of responsibility and environmental stewardship in your family.
  • Unforgettable Memories: Create lasting memories and shared experiences that will strengthen your family bonds and provide stories and memories to cherish for years to come.
  • Sustainable Behaviour Change: Pre and Post Group Coaching will be provided to participants to support the adventure experience and integration of behaviour changes at home.

Are you prepared for an extraordinary journey that will forever reshape your family's connections, communication, and growth? Welcome to "Unbreakable Bonds," an unparalleled Family Adventure. With Kyla as your guide, you're about to ignite a profound sense of joy, foster healthy habits, cultivate unwavering confidence, and forge deeper, authentic connections within your family.

World Expeditions eagerly invites you to this exhilarating mountain expedition, a transformative odyssey that unlocks limitless opportunities for growth and togetherness. Under the expert guidance of our Qualified Wilderness Guides and the seasoned adventurer and facilitator, Kyla Tustin, brace yourself for an adventure like no other.

Picture this: Conquering heart-pounding canyoning and thrilling rope courses, immersing yourselves in the rich tapestry of Indigenous culture through immersive programs, and leaving a lasting mark on our planet through meaningful conservation efforts. As the sun sets, savour the enchantment of campfire storytelling, then slumber beneath a vast canopy of stars in our exclusive campsites.

This is your golden opportunity to immerse yourselves in an exceptional adventure that guarantees personal growth, deepening of family bonds, and the creation of indelible memories. But this expedition goes beyond that; it's a journey toward lasting transformation and sustainable behaviour change for both parents and teens.

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy for the bonds between parents and teenagers to fray. Stress, anxiety, and the whirlwind of daily life can leave us feeling like distant ships passing in the night. But you're not alone in this challenge. With extensive experience in the field of preventative mental health and wellness, Kyla, and her team, deeply understands and passionately cares about this universal struggle.

Through our partnership with World Expeditions, Kyla has meticulously woven together her passion for adventure with decades of experience from thousands of client sessions and workshop participants to craft a truly transformative journey. It's about rediscovering the sheer joy of genuine connection, healing strained relationships, learning to share authentically, and gaining the confidence to navigate the intricate path of adolescence and life together.

Join us, and let's embark on this journey toward sustainable wellness, growth, love, and connection, your way. Don't miss this opportunity to reshape your family dynamics and create a future filled with profound bonds and cherished memories. Secure your spot now. LIMITED spots are available to retain the intimacy of this small group adventure.

Our expedition is designed for families looking to strengthen bonds and embark on a transformative wellness journey together. Please note, this program is not intended for high-risk teenagers with prolonged mental health issues and does not offer specialized mental health care.


* Intergenerational Bonding: This adventure is designed for both parents and teenagers, focusing on strengthening the family connection.

* Holistic Development: Experience personal growth through physical challenges, cultural immersion, and guided reflection sessions led by Kyla Tustin.

* Transformational Goals: Our goal is not just adventure but sustainable transformation, helping you discover your full potential within a supportive family framework.

* Personal Growth: This adventure is a platform for personal growth and development, building confidence, overcome challenges, and discovering new capabilities, inner resilience, and self-led leadership skills.

* Exclusive Camping: Connect with nature in a way that few ever do, forging unforgettable family memories under the stars.

* Empowering Expertise: Kyla Tustin, guides you through a unique blend of playfulness, soulfulness, and practical science back expertise and wisdom.

* Safety and Care: Your family's well-being is our top priority, and we provide a safe, nurturing environment for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.


Start and Finishing Point:





Welcome to the UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains! Please make your way to our Blue Mountains Headquarters in Katoomba (26 Parke St) by 1100 (bus transfer provided upon prior arrangement from Sydney) for a welcome, initial briefing and wetsuit fitting. We will then depart by bus for Mount York where we will have lunch and welcome to the program with Kyla Tustin. You then join our expert rope access Guides for an afternoon abseiling session. Mount York is on the traditional lands of the Dharug people and a great place for our activities as it allows us the thrill of abseiling on introductory friendly cliffs up to 25m high. We will start off on small cliffs moving on to more stunning larger descents as we progress through the afternoon. Following our session we depart for our exclusive campsite in the Kanimbla Valley (approx 45 minute drive). On arrival you will settle in to camp and enjoy dinner around the campfire, followed by a Stargazing session (weather permitting). Overnight camping, twin share tents with stretcher beds/mattresses (sleeping bags provided).

Meals:  L,D

0800 Breakfast 0900 Depart Campsite for Wollemi National Park. You are in for a treat today as we depart for a canyon adventure in the Wollemi National Park where you will be briefed by your Guides. On this canyon adventure there is no abseiling or liloing, but loads of fun, fantastic waterjumps, waterslides and short swims. Twister Canyon, also known as Sheep Dip Canyon, consists of a narrow twisting chasm with a chain of pretty pools, natural waterslides and small waterfalls. Twister finishes with a unique plunge into a circular pool. After the high rolling action of Twister, an easy walk through lush rainforest brings us to the majestic Rocky Creek Canyon. Much deeper and darker than Twister, Rocky has a sublime, awe-inspiring atmosphere. Rocky Creek starts with several short, dark swims and climb-downs. After a superb waterslide (which can be done face first) the canyon twists and turns with amazing rock walls. At around 1630 the group will assemble at the vehicle and return to our campsite. Arrive at campsite around 1730, freshen up and free time until dinner. 1830 - Dinner followed by facilitated session with Kyla Tustin. Overnight camping

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we depart our campsite and head to The Gully in Katoomba for a Welcome to Country and Indigenous Cultural Immersion with Dingo Darbo (Uncle David King - Gundungarra Elder). In the late morning we then depart for our drive to Ganguddy, enjoying a picnic lunch en-route. We arrive at our bush camp at Frank's Breakaway around mid-afternoon. We will build our tents and settle in to camp. This evening we will enjoy dinner around the campfire followed by a facilitated session with Kyla Tustin Overnight Camping

Meals:  B,L,D

0800 - Breakfast Around 0900 we depart from our campsite and commence a 5km walk via Pagoda Lookout to Ganguddy (Wollemi National Park) where we will enjoy a Wiradjuri Cultural Immersion. After a picnic lunch by the river, we have a safety briefing and then kayak along the Cudgegong River, where the shoreline is dotted with remarkable pagoda rock formations, soaring sandstone escarpments and winding river valleys. This kayak provides a peaceful and spectacular paddle with your experienced and knowledgeable guide providing interpretation and fascinating facts about the natural and cultural history of the area. We will have a facilitated session led by Kyla this afternoon in a quiet location by the river. Around 5.15pm we depart in our buses for a short drive back to camp. Freshen up and free time before dinner. Overnight camping

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we wake to the sound of birds and stunning views over the valley. After breakfast we break camp and head to Lithgow and the Secret Sanctuary native wildlife sanctuary. Here we will meet the Sanctuary Manager who will give us an overviews of the great conservation work undertaken by the volunteers at the Sanctuary. The overall goal of Secret Creek Sanctuary is to save endangered native species. Many animals roam free in their natural environment within the sanctuary. We aim to see how the sanctuary helps animals like Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies, Long-nosed Potoroos, Rufous Bettongs, Parma wallabies, Red-necked Pademelons, Red-necked Wallabies, Swamp Wallabies and Emus. The animals roam safe and free in the sanctuary and we will have behind the scenes access. Some animals are held in purpose-built facilities including the predators: Tasmanian Devils, Eastern Quolls, Spotted-tailed Quolls, Alpine Dingoes and also Koalas and Mountain Pygmy Possums. Following this introduction, we'll remain at Secret Creek Sanctuary for our community service activity planting native shrubs and grasses in the fire-affected area along the restored sanctuary walk. At around 2pm we'll conclude our activity and drive via Hassans Walls Lookout to our HQ in Katoomba where our trip concludes.

Meals:  B,L

Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Life On Land:  Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Quality Education:  Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

Learning outcomes for students

• Reconnect with your teenager to strengthen your connection, communication, and bond.
• Gain confidence in your parenting skills and tools to help them navigate challenges and stress.
• Experience a transformative family rite of passage as you embark upon valuable milestones throughout the expedition together.
• Enjoy the energising benefits of a Digital Detox as you reclaim quality time and boost your family’s health and wellness.
• Learn simple Mindfulness and emotional regulation tools to promote a calm home and work environment.
• Release any burnout symptoms by unplugging and having fun in nature.
NB. The recommended age for teenagers to participate in this family adventure retreat can typically range from 13 to 18 years old.
• Reduce stress, overwhelm and anxiety to rediscover inner calm and resilience.
• Build confidence and unleash your full potential.
• Experience fun adventured while reigniting a love for exploration and nature.
• Learn powerful, yet simple, mindset tools to develop stronger relationships and increase your kindness, appreciation and gratitude towards yourself, life, and others.
• Build lasting friendships, community, and connections with likeminded adventure teens.
• Walk away reset and transformed, ready to thrive in school and life next year with brand new healthy coping mechanism.


  • Kyla Tustin accompanying the group
  • 4 nights camping
  • All meals from Lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 5
  • All transfers and transportation in air-conditioned private modern coaches from start of program in Katoomba (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax)
  • Qualified, Wilderness First Aid trained Guide/s
  • 24 hour on call assistance
  • Sleeping Bag and all group camping equipment
  • First Aid Kit travelling with the Group
  • All equipment and safety equipment required for each specialist activity
  • All activities and entry fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Costs associated with the conservation project.
  • Pick up from Central Sydney location can be arranged (additional cost)

  • Transport to Katoomba
  • Additional optional expenses - soft drinks, souvenirs etc
  • Travel Insurance

About Your Leader

Kyla Tustin

Meet Kyla Tustin, your guide to unlocking your fullest potential and creating transformative change in your life. With over two decades of international coaching, consulting, and facilitating experience, Kyla is not your typical expert. She's a passionate and authentic Corporate Soul Coach and Trainer on a mission to awaken the extraordinary within you.

During her journey spanning various industries, from Investment Banking to Health and Wellbeing, Kyla discovered the missing elements for awakening human potential—the "Human Elements." Her insights were forged during her tenure in equities at National Australia Bank during the GFC, where she delved deep into the human psyche to find ways to create balance, satisfaction, and alignment in our personal and professional lives.

Kyla has partnered with countless individuals and businesses, guiding them through significant change, adversity, and personal development. Her approach revolves around empowering, motivating, and inspiring people from within, believing that true success emerges when you tap into your unique creative spark, liberated, wild and free.

As a wellness industry and strategic change expert, Kyla regularly facilitates sessions on confidence, resilience, stress management, strategic change, inspiring leadership, and work-life balance. Her expertise has been featured in renowned publications like Prevention Magazine, Good Health, Cosmopolitan, and the North Shores Mosman and Manly Daily.

Whether she's addressing young students, her Empowering Teens community, senior management teams, or offering one-on-one coaching, Kyla's mission is to guide you inward, aligning visions and values, releasing stress, anxiety, and overwhelm, and igniting transformative shifts in how we think, feel and the choices we make. With her unique blend of playfulness, soulfulness, knowledge, and practical life and adventuring experience, Kyla ensures that participants leave inspired, equipped for change, and armed with clarity, confidence, passion, and purpose in both their work and life.

Kyla offers a range of transformational services, including one-on-one coaching, online programs, keynote speaking, retreats and group workshops, tailored for both corporate businesses and individuals. Choose your own adventure with Kyla and discover the extraordinary potential, joy and wellbeing that resides within you.



Is this expedition suited for your teenager? This expedition is crafted with deep consideration for the well-being of all participants. It is ideal for families seeking to strengthen their bonds, enhance communication, and embark on a transformative wellness journey together. While we welcome teenagers in the typical age range of 13 to 18 years old, we want to emphasize that this expedition is not designed to address the needs of high-risk teenagers with prolonged mental health issues. Our program is not intended as a therapeutic intervention, and it does not provide specialized mental health care. If you have specific enquires please email your guide directly. If you have concerns about your teenager's mental health or if they require specialized support, we kindly recommend seeking guidance from a qualified mental health professional or therapist. Their expertise can ensure that your teenager receives the specific care and assistance they may need. We are committed to the safety, well-being, and growth of all participants, and we appreciate your understanding of these considerations.

Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.


Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.

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