Welcome to the Far South Coast; The Wilderness Coast – on the edge of tide, farm and forest – where we guide ‘young leaders on journeys to sustainability’.
The Crossing is a not-for-profit, environment education camp near Bermagui, NSW, Australia. A specialist camp with a permaculture design. We host one secondary or tertiary class at a time.
Our staff and volunteers develop leadership and help young people put sustainability into action to protect and enhance the natural environment. We role-model sustainable design with renewable energy, water conservation, and second-use materials.
Our outdoor education journeys include: hiking, canoeing and mountain biking. Educational activities include: Landcare, sustainable farming, organic gardening, conservation survey and care for animal and natural systems.
Biamanga National Park adjoins the camp and The Crossing has the support of aboriginal owners for camping and research.
This is an ancient crossing place on the Bermagui River – once the main coastal road and a pathway for aboriginal people. Young people still make a crossing here; learning ways to contribute while crossing into adulthood!
The Sea to Snow Crossing, our biggest journey, is open to Year 9-11 students – 250kms of education for young people crossing all altitudes in Australia.
The Crossing has Deductible Gift Recipient status and is on the Australian Register of Environmental Organisations. The Crossing is also a member group of The Far South Coast Landcare Association.
The Founders of the Crossing, Dean and Annette Turner are recipients of a Golden Wombat Landcare Award in recognition of outstanding leadership and commitment to educating young people and the community.
Please contact us for more information!