Bound for Paradise: Australia

This outreach will help you discover the heart of God for Muslims and gain a deeper understanding of Muslim culture and beliefs. We want to befriend and share the love of Jesus with people from Arab countries.

Every year in July, thousands of tourists from the Arabian Peninsula travel to Surfers Paradise on Australia's Gold Coast to escape the heat in their home countries. Bound for Paradise is an amazing opportunity to share the love of Jesus with them as proclamation of the Gospel is prohibited in the Arabian Peninsula and most have never met a Christian before.

The price quoted here does NOT include the costs of flights and travel insurance, but does include a $150 non refundable deposit.
Dates:Sun 29 Jul 2018 – Sun 05 Aug 2018
Apply by:Mon 25 Jun 2018
Cost:1,010 NZD (participants from New Zealand)
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome

Ministry Details

You will be part of a local and international team united in fellowship, working together for the Gospel. Mornings will be spent in worship and prayer. We will study the Bible together, hear stories and debrief the outreaches. Afternoons will be spent in training sessions learning about Muslim cultures and beliefs and and new ways to share the Gospel. We will spend our evenings at Surfers Paradise befriending and striking up conversations with the Muslim tourists. There will also be free time to rest, reflect and enjoy God's creation in beautiful surroundings.

Participant Profile

You are welcome to attend if you are single, married, or part of a group and a committed Christian who has a heart for Muslims and attended church for at least a year. Be ready to step out of your comfort zone and willing to learn and grow in your relationship with God.


More details will be sent on acceptance but accommodation will be in serviced apartments with linen supplied.


Breakfast and lunch will be provided but dinner is at your own cost. You can either cook in your apartment (supermarkets are nearby) or visit one of the many take away restaurants. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs and requests.


We are unable to provide airport pickups. Please fly into either Coolangatta (OOL) or Brisbane (BNE) airports and make your own way to the accommodation. The closest airport is OOL but for international visitors arrival at Brisbane airport may be cheaper and easier and there is an airtrain between airports Check in time is from 2pm on 29 July and we will eat dinner together this first evening. Check out time on Sunday 5 August is by 10am.


Please be in reasonable health. The weather at this time of year will be very pleasant.


All overseas visitors to Australia require a visa which can be obtained online.


If you would like to sponsor someone or help contribute towards the cost of this outreach, we would love to hear from you. Please email us using the 'Enquire Now' button or phone us on +613 8820 3200 to find out more.

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All prices for short-term trips outside of New Zealand are listed in $NZ. Airfares and travel insurance extra.