Last Updated on March 11, 2020 by AIFS Abroad
Included in the AIFS Perth program are a range of cultural activities arranged by both AIFS and Murdoch University which focus on Perth and wider Western Australia. Such experiences outside of the classroom setting deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Australia and its people. In addition to the exciting Northwest Trip, we offer an optional South West Adventure Camping Trip. Check out the itinerary and some of the stunning sights you’ll be seeing:
Day 1: Departing Perth early we make our way south to the majestic Ludlow Tuart Forest – the largest remaining Tuart forest in the world – and on to our next destination, the Busselton Jetty. Here we take time to marvel at the historic jetty and take in sweeping views of Geographe Bay. Back on the bus, we continue south to spectacular Meelup Beach, via Dunsborough. Here we have time for a quick swim in the pristine waters of Eagle Bay, followed by a picnic lunch. Next stop the famous surf break of Margaret River (Prevelly Park) before going into Margaret River itself for a look around. We then continue south to Lake Cave, home to the “suspended table” which weighs several tons and is one of the only formations of its kind in the world (tour included).The first day is drawing to a close so we make our way to our first night’s accommodation in Augusta.
Day 2: We wake this morning to the sights and sounds of the south west. After breakfast we make our way further south through the Karri forest to the largest challenge of the tour, the 60 meter plus climb to the top of the Bicentennial Tree. The Bicentennial Tree is the highest tree top lookout in the world. We need a short break to recover from the breathtaking views before we depart for our next destination, The Valley of the Giants and the Tree Top Walk. Here we have the opportunity to take a walk through the canopy of the ancient Tingle forest, 40 meters above the forest floor. It’s not long before we are back on the bus making our way towards William Bay National Park. We take time out here to view the large granite formations known as Elephant Rocks and to take a dip in the clear waters of Greens Pool. The sun is high in the sky and it is time to head east taking a short break in Denmark before we finish the day by checking out some of the south’s natural coastal phenomena The Blow Holes, The Natural Bridge and the awe inspiring The Gap. A long day has ended and we retire in Albany for the night.
Day 3: We start the morning with a drive to the top of Mt. Clarence, which will give us spectacular views of King George Sound, the outer islands and the Albany Township. From here we stop at Middleton Beach with the chance to walk along the heritage boardwalk, have a coffee in the cafe or just walk along the beach. Mid morning and it is time to tackle the climb up Castle Rock in the Porongurup Ranges. Along the way we drive through the magnificent Stirling Ranges, taking in the sites of the National Park and surrounding countryside. Travel though the wheat and sheep farming district arriving in Perth early evening.
Where do you sign up? Find out more about study abroad in Perth on our website.