During the school holidays, two of our Hastings Secondary College Port Macquarie Campus and Port Macquarie Clontarf Academy students Tyler Green and Rylan Hunt were selected for their commitment to IMF RAW (Running and Walking) Group Training. They were also joined by two Wauchope High School students where they took part in the Bush to Beach Project to Ntaria, Hermansburg in Central Australia.

These young students experienced the bush life and camped for three nights out in the Finke River at 8 Mile outstation. 8 Mile outstation is Charlie Mahers family’s outstation.

The students saw firsthand how strong the culture and language are in Ntaria, Hermansburg. They also visited places such as Glen Helen, Palm Valley and Ntaria community and had the chance to taste bush tucker like kangaroo tails and eat honey ants.

It was quite an experience for these students, and they were very grateful for the opportunity. The trip got them out of their comfort zones and made them appreciate living here in Port Macquarie, and this is the primary purpose of the Bush To Beach Project.