Study & Travel (Multi-Destination) Programs

Storytelling in Australia: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: June 18 to Sydney | Inbound: July 13 from Perth

Storytelling in Australia with optional Sydney visit

Academic Program: June 24 - July 13

Monday, June 18

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

Wednesday, June 20

Arrive Sydney and transfer to your accommodation.* Introductory walking tour followed by a ferry trip to Manly with dinner.

Thursday, June 21

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

Friday, June 22

Free day to explore Sydney.

Saturday, June 23

Depart Sydney for Perth.* Arrive Perth and transfer to your accommodation.* Welcome dinner.

Sunday, June 24

Orientation meeting. Introductory sightseeing tour of Perth and Fremantle.

Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29

Classes on campus.

Saturday, June 30

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, July 1

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, July 2

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, July 3

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, July 4

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 5

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.

Thursday, July 5

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 6

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 7

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 8

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 9

Travel to Perth.

Tuesday, July 10

Class on campus.

Wednesday, July 11

Class on campus. Farewell event.

Thursday, July 12

Free day.

Friday, July 13

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

AIFS and Murdoch University reserve the right to modify the itinerary.

* Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.