All AIFS programs offer a range of included cultural activities and trips and optional excursions. One of the most popular trips is the AIFS Perth Northwest Trip, a fun-filled bus trip through the rugged North West of Western Australia. Students cover close to 2,500 miles across the Pilbara. Check out the itinerary to see why this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip:
Day 1: Depart Perth, travel north through wheat and sheep farming areas to the fishing town of Dongara and the port city of Geraldton, en route to Northampton.
Day 2: This morning we head towards Kalbarri and explore the Murchison River Gorge and Kalbarri National Park. After lunch we make our way north to the Shark Bay World Heritage area.
Day 3: An early start as we travel to Monkey Mia and visit the dolphins, the morning is spent on Monkey Mia beach relaxing, playing volleyball or an optional sailing cruise. The afternoon is spent visiting the fishing town of Denham, Eagle Bluff and Shell Beach before heading back to Nanga Bay.
Day 4: Today we visit the Hamelin Pool stromatolites, before leaving the World Heritage area for the tropical fruit growing area of Carnarvon. Travel up to Coral Bay and the start of the Ningaloo Reef.
Day 5: Today is an unforgettable day spent at Coral Bay. Spending the day at your own pace you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling or just simply laying around on the white coral sands of the Ningaloo Reef, an optional dive is a must for all scuba divers or take an optional glass bottom boat cruise or quad bike safari.
Day 6: We head from Coral Bay inland to the West Australian outback and the Hamersley Range which at over 3 billion years old is one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges.
Day 7: We have to leave early this morning to enjoy the amazing scenery of the Karijini National Park. We explore highlights such as Weano and Hancock gorges, Handrail Pool, Joffre Falls and on to Dales Gorge, before a spectacular evening under the stars.
Day 8: After a morning swim at Fortescue Falls, we pack up camp and head down the inland highway through the mining town of Newman on our way to Kumarina for our overnight stay.
Day 9: This morning we head off to the mining town of Meekatharra passing through sheep and cattle stations on our way to Wogarno Station for our last night.
Day 10: Begin the journey back to Perth.
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