Living in a country as harsh and as isolated as Australia, something as simple as your car breaking down while you are on a road trip or four-wheel driving can result in being stranded alone for a long period.
As entertaining as Man Vs Wild can be, the likelihood of being able to use the tips that Bear Grylls provides can be of little assistance here in Australia. However, outdoor survival courses teach lifelong bush skills which could mean the difference between life or death if you ever come into trouble in the Australian outback.
There are two main survival schools located in Queensland, to teach you everything you need to know about how to survive in the Australian bush.
Located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Bush Lore Australia is one of the most popular survival schools in Queensland. Each course ranges in price, availability and duration and it is essential that you book in advance to secure a spot.
The variety of courses available means you will be able to find one which fits your budget and needs.
For more information or to book head to Bush Lore Australia’s website.
Located at Laidley (about an hour’s drive west of Brisbane), this school focuses on teaching participants how to find food, shelter, first aid and four-wheel driving safety. Staying Alive Survival Services can cater for individuals and groups and is run by Nick Vroomans who is regarded as “the most qualified survival instructor in Australia”. This is due to his experience in the Australian Defence Force (Air Force, Army and Navy) as well as training with the United States defence force and Britain’s Special Air Service.
To find out more information or to contact Staying Alive Survival Services head over to the Australian Survivalist website.
You should also take a look at RACQ’s top five bush safety tips which are important to know if you ever venture out into the Australian Bush.