Study Abroad in Storytelling in Australia, Study & Travel Program

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Storytelling in Australia: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: June 14 to Sydney | Inbound: July 9 from Perth

Storytelling in Australia with optional Sydney visit

Academic Program: June 21 - July 7

Monday, June 14

Optional flight from the U.S. to Sydney.*

Wednesday, June 16

Arrive Sydney and transfer to your accommodations*. Guided sightseeing tour

Thursday, June 17

Blue Mountains day trip to include a visit to Featherdale Wildlife park where you can enjoy an encounter with a koala.

Friday, June 18

Free day to explore Sydney.

Saturday, June 19

Arrive Perth and transfer to your accommodations*. Welcome dinner.

Sunday, June 20

Orientation meeting. Introductory sightseeing tour of Perth and Fremantle.

Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25

Classes on campus.

Saturday, June 26

Today you will depart Perth, traveling north along the Indian Ocean Drive and passing through wheat and sheep farming areas to the fishing town of Dongara and the port city of Geraldton, en-route to Northampton.

Sunday, June 27

Morning class after which you will head towards Kalbarri and explore the Murchison River Gorge and Kalbarri National Park. After lunch travel north to the Shark Bay World Heritage area.

Monday, June 28

Travel to Monkey Mia and visit the dolphins. The afternoon is spent visiting the fishing town of Denham, Eagle Bluff and Shell Beach before heading back to Nanga Bay.

Tuesday, June 29

Visit the Hamelin Pool stromatolites, before leaving the World Heritage area for the tropical fruit growing area of Carnarvon. You will then move up to Coral Bay and the start of the Ningaloo Reef.

Wednesday, June 30

Free day in Coral Bay where you can swim, snorkel or explore the white coral sands of the Ningaloo Reef. An optional dive is a must for all scuba divers or enjoy an optional glass bottom boat cruise or Manta Ray cruise.

Thursday, July 1

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.

Friday, July 2

Early departure to enjoy the amazing scenery of the Karijini National Park. Explore the highlights such as Weano and Hancock gorges, Handrail Pool, Fortescue Falls and on to Dales Gorge (subject to weather and road conditions), before a spectacular evening under the stars.

Saturday, July 3

After a morning swim at Fortescue Falls, pack up camp and head down the inland highway to Wonmunna, an Aboriginal rock carving site, then through the mining town of Newman to Kumarina for the night.

Sunday, July 4

Visit the mining town of Meekatharra, and Cue to visit “Walganna” or Walga Rock and view the large gallery of Aboriginal rock paintings. Then pass through sheep and cattle stations on the way to Wogarno Station.

Monday, July 5

Travel to Perth.

Tuesday, July 6

Class on campus.

Wednesday, July 7

Class on campus. Farewell event.

Thursday, July 8

Free day.

Friday, July 9

Program Ends. Optional return flight to the U.S.*

AIFS and Murdoch University reserve the right to modify the itinerary. Dates are subject to change.

*Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.

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