TONGA 2020

Alone we are one drop,

together we are an ocean 

13th - 21st July, 2020 
  1. Learn from ocean conservationists in the Pacific tackling the plastic pollution problem

  2. Join a community of international Changemakers 

  3. Grow as a Changemaker and leader 

In August, Sonder connected with some incredible Changemakers in Tonga who are fighting to protect our oceans.


Over the last few months we have been working together to create a program to empower young Changemakers in Tonga and Australia to connect and create positive change together. 


Our goal is to bring you together to learn from each other, share culture, changemaking strategies and aspirations, and become better leaders and changemakers for our oceans, sea life and environment. 

If you want to join us on the inaugural Global Changemaker trip to Tonga we want to hear from you. 

What to expect... 

If you have ever been to one of our Youth Leadership Forums, think the same but bigger, warmer and with more coconuts... 

The week will involve: 

  • Beach cleanups 

  • Cultural exchanges 

  • Inspirational speakers

  • Sightseeing 

  • Changemaker workshops 

  • Island Hopping 

  • Beach dinners and sunsets 

You will learn about the plastic problem in the pacific and what Changemakers in Tonga are doing to fight it. 

Day 1: 13th July. Meet at the airport at 2pm, 3hrs prior to departure and fly to Tonga.

Day 2: 14th July. Arrive in Tonga at 2am. Greeted by our Tongan team at the airport and transfer to a hotel for the night. Spend the morning getting to know the area. In-country program starts at 4pm in the afternoon.  

Day 3: Get to know Tonga! The group will take a tour of Tongatapu (the main island in Tonga) to see all the sights with our Tongan friends.  

Day 4: Cultural exchange day. Learn about life for young people in Tonga and share your own. Get ready to gather and cook local foods, share coconuts and prepare for a meal under the stars. 

Day 5: Beach cleanup and Changemaker workshops 

Day 6: Meet inspiring Changemakers in Tonga, hear their stories and get an exclusive documentary movie night under the stars! 

Day 7: Beach cleanup and Changemaker workshops 

Day 8: Take part in a traditional Tongan ceremony and say farewell to our Tongan friends. 

Day 9: Fly back to Sydney, departing 7am from Tonga and landing 10am. 

The Itinerary... 
1. Secure your spot with a deposit 
2. Book flights
3. Pay the remainder up until April
4. Travel to Tonga!
Approximate trip cost: $1900* 


  • Flights

  • All accommodation

  • All meals

  • All transport

  • Pre-departure support

  • In-country guide

  • 24/7 care and supervision from Sonder Youth Staff

  • In-country workshops

  • Travel planning support and consultation 

Flights are to be booked individually with the help of our friends at Flight Centre, Nowra. They can help you prepare for the trip and will make sure you are on the same flight as the rest of the group.

Please note flight prices are subject to change and may affect the total price of the trip. That is why we recommend booking them as soon as you jump on board. 


We have put together an approximate total cost for the trip which includes the following:

Secure your place 

*While this cost may not change, with several months until the trip goes ahead, some travel costs are likely to fluctuate. We have listed an approximate cost to give you an idea of how much we think the trip will cost all together.

A $200 deposit secures you a place on the program. Remaining costs can be paid at your pace up until the end of April, 2020. Read our refund policy here.

When you sign up for the trip you we will send you all the information you need to get your deposit in and start preparing for your trip! 

Good news! 

We have a scholarship position available for Tonga 2020.

Sign up for Tonga 2020
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