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Through our journey we’ve gained a unique set of strengths. Our background in outdoor education and experiential learning is unrivalled, we have solid tourism credentials in Sydney, Australia and overseas, and we have facilitators who are also talented photographers.

This means we can build programs that other team building companies can not. Team building is most effective if staff can depart completely from their work setting, and journey to new situations together. A new ‘bubble’ needs to be created. Its only a temporary departure from the workplace, but the results will be more effective the longer a group can stay within this new ‘bubble’.

Travel is integral to this. Our start to finish approach, use of themes and engagement techniques are foundations beneath a presentation that is relatable and fun. Having a professional photographer capturing your teams special moments, allows your memories to last forever. For it to be worth your while, we know that learning must be retained, and positive emotions must linger.

We are great all-rounders, and we love new challenges. However, smart businesses know their strengths, and stick to what they do best.

These strengths are what make us unique…

 

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We stick to what we enjoy… and do best

 

 

Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning

Outdoor Education is “purposely designed educational activities which have a common ‘growth through challenge’ philosophy and which utilise natural environments or other novel environments” (Neill 2001).

Over 23 years, Garry Richards built Outward Bound Australia into Australia’s most prominent and respected Outdoor Education organisation. The Queen even thanked him for it by giving him an Order of Australia Medal for services to community.

Experiential learning underpins outdoor education, and everything else we do. Its powerful in self-development as people use their own experiences to learn. Confucius explained it best:

 “Tell me and I’ll forget…

Show me and I’ll remember…

Involve me and I‘ll understand

Step back and I’ll act.”

– Confucius

 

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We love the outdoors, the best classroom there is

 

 

Travel and Eco-tourism  

We also have over 10 years experience in Eco-tourism. Both outdoor education and tourism are fantastic conduits for Team Building.

Eco-tourism is “ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation”.

We have Advanced Eco-tourism Australia Certification, which means you’re supporting an operator with strong interpretation values, and a commitment to nature conservation and helping local communities.

 

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We’re experienced in management and accredited in eco-tourism

 

 

Photography

We use photography as a competitive advantage in two ways. Firstly, we have facilitators who not only have great personalities, but also skills and experience in professional photography. This means as part of your package you receive high-quality, professional images. These are great for memories, but can also be used for your own marketing purposes.

Secondly, we use photography as a medium in a number of our events and retreats. Most uniquely, is our work with long exposure photography (light painting). Not only have we pioneered it as an art-form, we’ve developed numerous games that allow groups to totally engage with one another. This works well year-round indoors, and can also be an added bonus on retreats.

 

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Capturing great times from the best angles is half the fun, and a great ‘value add’ to your investment

 

 

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  • UDU changed our lives!  They took a bunch of lawyers under their wing and a long way out of our comfort zone, on a tailor-made weekend experience that included canoeing, trekking, climbing, swimming…

    - Michael - Sydney

  • Our team building weekend away with the UDU crew in North Sydney was an absolute fun fest. We were shown a very spectacular side of Sydney, and were thoroughly entertained by our gracious and very…

    - Nat - Melbourne

  • We just spent a wonderful weekend for our yearly team building retreat with Andy and “Dad” and I couldn’t recommend UDU more highly! From team building sessions, games, hiking, dolphin swimming…

    - Penny - Singapore

  • We had the most amazing time with UDU in the Royal National Park, thank you to Andy, Lex, Dee, Dave, Ken, ‘Dad’ and Ann. Everything was so well organised and such good fun. The food was delicious…

     

    - Laila - Ireland

  • UDU delivered in spades and worked closely with us to put together a secret programme together that would tick all the boxes. There were some fun team building exercises woven into the first day…

    - Mia - Sydney

  • Loved everything about this retreat. Andy and the rest of the guides where very lovely and knew a lot about the national park. They show you some pretty cool places and get you involved in some cool activities…

    - Jayne - Sydney

  • Andy was awesome! The food was tasty, the crew were fun and the whole experience was fantastic. I will do this again the next time I am in Sydney. Wonderful time!

     

    - Sophia - California

  • Incredible experience!!!I really enjoyed Garry’s insightful commentary, his historical and scientific anecdotes were very fascinating, on top of that he was funny! Mal the (cute) photographer was so patient with us…

    - Alice - Sydney

  • A great way to unwind, soak up the sun and the splendour of nature and explore the luscious beauty of the Australian bush. If you’re a city slicker, leave the concrete jungle for the real one, just for one day…

     

    - Fiona - Sydney

  • Fantastic experience. I would recommend this trip to everyone. Andy, Gary, Jon and Scott were wonderful. I loved sleeping on the beach and waking up to an awesome sunrise. The night photography was so much fun…

    - Steph - Brisbane

  • A really magical experience. Nothing like it, totally unique. It was very well organised and lots of fun. Loved it !!

    - Lisa - Sydney

  • Such a top night! Every entertaining evening. .the photos turned out AWEEEESOME!. 😀 go the light wars!!…

    - Deesh - Sydney

  • Brand new and exciting experience with plenty of moonlite adventures. All delivered with a frendliness and passion second to none. There was the good old fashioned story telling, plenty of good food, and…

     

    - Warren - Sydney