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 Highlights


  • This program is 100% carbon offset. World Youth Adventures absorb the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions as its ongoing commitment to responsible travel
  • Join a Traditional Owner for a welcome to country ceremony and learn about the Noongar culture
  • Sea kayak and cycle around stunning Rottnest Island with Quokkas
  • Explore the Indigenous and European history of Perth and Fremantle
  • Marsupial tracking conservation program at Dryandra Woodlands
  • Learn about alternative energy at Albany wind farm
  • Visit the old whaling station at Albany
  • Trek through the ancient Karri and Tingle Forrest on the Bibbulmun Track
  • Valley of the Giants tree top walk
  • Join a organic, alternative foods program in Margaret River
  • Wilyabrup Caves visit and rock climbing

This world class multi activity and conservation program explores the stunning South West of Australia and historical and cultural heart of Perth and Fremantle. Our journey starts in Perth with a welcome to country and exploration of the Indigenous and European history of this vibrant city and nearby Fremantle. We then head over to the stunning proteted nature reserve island of Rottnest, famous for its turquoise waters, bike trails and quokkas! We engage in sea kayaking with glass bottom kayaks learning about the life underwater before cycling around the island and meeting the loveable Quokkas that helped form the name Rottnest. We travel East into the Dryandra Woodlands, one of the world biodiversity hot spots, and engage in a Marsupial conservation service program. From here we head due South to Albany and explore the rich maritime and Anzac history as well as visiting a wind farm that produces 75% of the power for the region. We then prepare and gear up for our three day trek along the Bibbulmun Trail, one of Australia's longest walking trails, through towering Karri and the last ancient Tingle forest in the world. We walk the valley of the giants tree top walk perched 40mtrs above the ground before finishing our journey studying alternative and organic food produce in Margaret River. This is an all encompassing and engaging program that delivers on so many levels.

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On arrival in Perth you will be met by our experienced guide and transfer to your accommodation for the night. After freshening up we travel to beautiful Kings Park overlooking the city where we will meet a traditional Noongar land owner for a welcome to country ceremony and insight into the Noongar history.

Meals:  L,D

Today we have a really special day in store. We rise early and head to the coast for the early ferry over to Rottnest Island, a protected nature reserve and home to the furry Quokka, a small lovable marsupial. On arrival we will have a full trip safety briefing before exploring Rottnest Island’s beautiful waters above and below on our glass bottom kayaks. Your guides will provide engaging commentary on the local marine environment and marine ecosystems as you paddle along, gazing at the world below. We then swap our kayaks for bikes as we cycle around this stunning island. We will have the opportunity to meet the lovable Quokka in their natural habitat. We catch the late ferry back to the mainland.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we embark on an engaging walking exploration of Fremantle, known as Freo to the locals. Fremantle is a port city known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and remnants from Australia's days as a British penal colony. We will learn about the Batavia history at the local Maritime Museum, visit important indiginous sites of inerest and join a walking tour of Fremantle Prison, which housed convicts from the 1850s to 1991. This afternoon we join our private vehicle for the drive to Dryandra Woodlands and set up our base at the Dyandra Woodlands Village Complex.

Meals:  B,L,D

Dryandra Woodland, is one of the worlds acknowledged biodiversity hot spots and one of the prime places in the South-West for viewing native wildlife. This protected area is a valuable nature conservation area featuring the largest remnant of original vegetation in the western Wheat belt. 24 mammal, 100 bird and 41 reptile species are all known to call Dryandra home, including Western Australia’s state mammal emblem, the numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus). Today we will immerse our self in an interactive conservation program trapping and monitoring marsupials for scientific investigation. The group will be responsible for food prep and clean up. Tonight we have the opportunity to see a number of rare native mammals in their natural setting on a nocturnal wildlife walk in the Barna Mia Sanctuary.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we wake to the sound of birds bringing in the morning. After breakfast we continue our Marsupial tracking program. We then drive South to the coastal town of Albany at the Southern tip of Western Australia. Albany has one of the most spectacular natural harbours in the world and a dramatic convict history. Our first stop is the award winning National Anzac Centre, one of Australia’s most important cultural pilgrimages. Located within Albany’s heritage listed Princess Royal Fortress, the centre overlooks the actual harbour from which over 41,000 men and women departed Australia for the Great War. We then travel to see how Albany is using alternative energy at the Albany Wind Farm. The farm consists of 12 giant wind turbines, each at a height of 100 metres from the base to the tip of the blades. The turbines generate around 75 per cent of clean, green electricity for the region.

Meals:  B,L,D

Albany's Historic Whaling Station is the only experience of its kind in the world. He were can explore the intact whale processing factory and the fully restored whale chasing ship. The Cheynes Beach Whaling Company was the last whaling company to cease operations in Australia, closing in 1978. Opening in 1980 (known then as Whale World), it is now home to an interactive museum on whales and whaling. We join local passionate experts on a behind the scenes exploration of the whaling factory to gain an informative overview of the stations operations. This afternoon we will plan and prepare for our trek, getting our supplies and have a full safety briefing.

Meals:  B,L,D

The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast, winding through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia. Today we walk one of the most stunning coastal sections from Peaceful Bay to Rame Head. The terrain on todays walk will take us along spectacular white sandy beaches, granite outcrops once connected to Antarctica and boardwalks through native shrubs and grasslands. **You have the option of completing a camping program on the trail or a vehicle supported program staying in cabins off the trail. We can tailor the walk for your group and fitness level. Ask for details.

Meals:  B,L,D

Our walk today leaves the coast and heads north into ancient karri and tingle forrest. The trail will take us through stunning native wildflower country. Much of the plant life in this forest is unique to the south-west of Western Australia. The giant tingle trees are the star of the show, the trees only occur in this small area of the world and provide a window to the past. The imposing trees stand up to 180 feet tall with a red brown bark. The Tingles are surrounded by jarrah and karri forrest. **You have the option of completing a camping program on the trail or a vehicle supported program staying in cabins off the trail. We can tailor the walk for your group and fitness level. Ask for details.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we complete the last section of our walk through ancient forest to the Valley of the Giants Tree-top Walk. The TTW is a suspended walkway high in the karri and red tingle tree forest between Denmark and Walpole. The walkway is positioned 40 metres above the ground in the spectacular heights of the tingle forest canopy. The surrounding Walpole Wilderness features a vast, natural and wild landscape encompassing tranquil forests, imposing granite peaks, peaceful rivers, wetlands and breathtaking beaches. We can study the forest and interpret the unique biodiversity and majesty of the Wilderness from our high vantage point. This afternoon we drive to the small town of Margaret River, known the world over for its viticulture and fresh produce.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will explore and learn about Margaret Rivers cutting edge alternative food, organic gardens and viticulture production with a series of hands on activities and farm visits including walking the organic food trail. This afternoon we will explore the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia. This historic lighthouse is situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia, at the tip of a spectacular peninsula - where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. We take a trip through maritime history and learn how this famous landmark was constructed from local limestone in 1895, and is still a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating the treacherous cape.

Meals:  B,L,D

The region from Busselton to Augusta is one of Australia's most cave-rich areas with unique formations giving us a glimpse into prehistoric times. We will join a professional caves guide and explore a number of the caves learning about Megafauna fossils – giant creatures that roamed the forest 50 000 years ago, geological formations and local indigenous legends and folklore. We then travel through farmland into Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, arriving at the top of the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs. These 30m high cliffs extend along the coast for about 500m and are popular with rock climbers and offer great elevated views along the coast. We will join an afternoon of abseiling and rock climbing activities in this spectacular setting.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we pack up our gear for the 3 1/2 hour drive to Perth Airport for our flight home.

Meals:  B,L


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger:  The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

Good Health And Well-being:  Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Affordable And Clean Energy:  Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.

Industry Innovation And Infrastructure:  Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.

Sustainable Cities And Communities:  There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Climate Action:  Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

Life Below Water:  Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Life On Land:  Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Youth Adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.
CARBON NEUTRAL
World Youth Adventures absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.


Inclusions

  • Flights to Perth return
  • Teachers from your school accompanying the program
  • All meals
  • All transfers and transportation in air-conditioned private modern coaches (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax)
  • Professional and knowledgeable guide
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All camping equipment (if you opt to camp on the trail)
  • 24 hour assistance
  • National Park and permit fees
  • Pre departure information and support

  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

Grading

Introductory to Moderate


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Youth Adventures is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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