• Interact with the Bottlenose Dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Indigenous immersion expedition program including exclusive use of Wula Gura Nyinda services and coordination
  • Kayak in iconic Francois Peron National Park
  • Enjoy guided bush walks and marvel at the ancient landscape and stunning views of Mandu Mandu Gorge and Yardie Creek Gorge
  • Travel this stunning coastline in your self-sufficient sea kayak - an amazing and unique way to immerse yourself in the ancient landscape and get back to nature
  • Trek, kayak and snorkel different, world-class sites each day
  • This program is 100% carbon offset. World Expeditions Schools absorb the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions as its ongoing commitment to responsible travel

This exceptional learning journey has been put together especially for the students at Haileybury. This multi activity camping program explores the stunning coastline of North Western Australia on a trekking and kayaking expedition combined with a extraordinary indigenous immersion program with the local community. Starting in Monkey Mia, a world heritage marine reserve in the Shark Bay Marine Park. We get to meet the Dolphins and other marine creatures at the World Heritage Centre and Marine Park, We then join a special three day expedition and indigenous immersion program with local traditional land owners. We have the opportunity to see the incredible marine life and stunning environment kayaking and trekking in the Francois Peron National Park and visit remote Aboriginal Heritage sites in the area. From here we drive to Exmouth and the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef Marine Park and embark on a 4 day trek and kayak expedition along the stunning white sandy beach coast. We have the opportunity to swim with turtles, dugongs, tropical fish amongst stunning reef at the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef. We learn about life below water and the importance of reefs in marine ecosystems.


Start and Finishing Point:





After all the planning and preparation the wait is finally over! On arrival in Monkey Mia, you will be met by our experienced guide for a full trip and safety briefing before we head our and explore the small township of Monkey Mia and check into our camping accomodation.

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After an early breakfast we freshen up and head out for an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Today is not only a lot of fun but highly educational. On the beautiful white sandy coastline we will get the opportunity to see, and interact with the resident bottle nose dolphins. The Dolphins come in to the shore line under their own steam every day. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these intelligent creatures as well as interact with them. We have the opportunity for a snorkeling expedition off the coast before we visit the World Heritage Discovery Centre and learn more about this important ecological area, before we join a marine biologist at the award winning Ocean Park. Part research facility, part marine animal rescue/rehabilitation and part aquarium, the Ocean Park will give us the opportunity to get up close with some amazing sea creatures. We finish off our conservation program with a beach clean up learning about the damage micro plastics and other rubbish is doing to this pristine environment. Overnight Camping

Meals:  B,L,D

It is time to get out on country as we join a special indigenous led expedition immersion program for the next 3 days. We will be picked up in the morning to head into the heart of Malgana country, and set up camp at Big Lagoon eco site at Francois Peron National Park. (40km) This site has heavily restricted access and is exclusive to the Wula Gura Nyinda Eco team who we will we travel with. Francois Peron National Park is an impressive area of acacia-cloaked red dunes and arid shrublands surrounded by turquoise water. Peron Peninsula is known as Wulyibidi to the local Malgana Aboriginal people who occupied the area prior to European settlement and continue to live in Shark Bay today. There are about 130 registered Aboriginal Heritage sites in the area, including quarries, rock shelters, burial sites and middens. This rich cultural history will be brought alive by our local guides as we complete trekking and kayaking challenges in this stunning setting. Our program will include team building and learning about connection to country, environmental awareness, and promoting the World Heritage values. We launch the kayaks and spend the day exploring the coast including swimming and snorkelling opportunities. We will use our local knowledge to search for turtles, dugongs, fish, sharks, and birds. We explore the fragile mangroves communities and their ecosystem. We then turn to life on land as we complete a trek along the big lagoon coast. During our trek we can look for bushtucker, learn about medicinal plants and animals tracking. On the way back to camp we will collect firewood and prepare for dinner. Tonight after dinner the local team will engage in storytelling and encourage group discussions about the day activities and connection to country. Overnight camping at exclusive Big Lagoon eco site

Meals:  B,L,D

We wake early and hit the road for our days drive to Exmouth, home to the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef and Marine Park. On our way, we will stop off at the extraordinary Stromatalites at Hamelin Pool. These are no ordinary "rocks", these guys are the reason for Shark Bay's World Heritage listing. You will literally be seeing oldest eco-system on Earth. We can spend time exploring and learning about the curios formations before continuing to Exmouth in the afternoon, and getting settled in for our next round of activities. Please note this is a very long full days drive and you will need to prepare for the day accordingly. We will make regular stops and try to make the day as comfortable as possible however be prepared for a full days drive. Overnight camping

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we rise early and prepare for our expedition with a pre-trip meeting and gear fit out. You’ll be kitted out with all the equipment you need for the sea kayaking and snorkeling portion of the program. It's then time to ensure that you are trek ready, before departing for the 40-minute journey into Cape Range National Park. Once at our start point, it’s time for a safety brief and to ensure our packs are snug. Our first steps take us alongside picturesque Yardie Creek Gorge; as we ascend the Range, we keep a keen eye out for the rare Black Flanked Rock Wallabies and the myriad of birdlife that call this place home. It’s not long until we glance back and enjoy sweeping views of Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range stretching away into the distance. We spend the rest of the day exploring the upper reaches of Yardie Creek and make our way to the top of the Range to camp. Once packs are off, camp is set, and meals cooked, we spend the evening spotting for Humpback Whales and enjoy the changing colours as the sun sets below the horizon. You will never forget your night in this remote corner of Western Australia, atop Cape Range overlooking Ningaloo Reef and the Indian Ocean with the Milky Way above.

Meals:  B,L,D

Rising with the sun, we enjoy a hearty breakfast and continue with our adventure. Making our way down through ancient wave-cut sandstone terraces, we cross the coastal plains where it’s not uncommon to see Western Grey Kangaroos, Dingoes, or perhaps the shy but spiky Short Beaked Echidna. Once over the coastal dunes, it’s not long till our boots are off, and we’re enjoying a dip in the refreshing crystal clear waters of the Ningaloo lagoon. We then beach-comb our way along pristine coastline and meet up with our kayaking guides. Osprey Bay is our usual launch point for this tour, and upon arrival, your guides will assist you in the transition from trekking gear to kayaks: they’ll familarise you with your kayak; and you’ll learn the best way to pack your gear. Following a paddle briefing and safety talk, a quick look over the maps and charts of the area whilst talking about the plan for the next few days, it's off the explore the wonders of Ningaloo! Today we'll enjoy a short paddle in the stunning turquoise lagoon to our campsite for the night, looking for turtles and other marine life along the way, before we pull up to a beach to make camp for the night amongst the sand dunes. A delicious dinner under the stars rounds out the day before we settle in for a satisfying nights’ sleep.

Meals:  B,L,D

Our day starts at 7am with a beach brekky. Early risers will smell the coffee drifting to their tent and may wish to come and grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a sunrise walk on the beach. It’s then time to pack down our tents and get prepped for another amazing day exploring Ningaloo. Today we paddle a beautiful stretch of Ningaloo coastline, encompassing some of the best shore-based snorkeling in the area. With 11kms to our campsite this afternoon, we can settle into the rhythms of nature and focus on immersing ourselves in the wonders of Ningaloo. Oyster Stacks and Turquoise Bay are 2 well-known sites that we may stop (tide-depending) and snorkel along the way today, and we have other sites that we can snorkel from the kayaks if we feel like it too. Between snorkeling and lunch on the beach, the kayaking is divided into manageable sections, even for those that aren’t super experienced sea kayakers. We aim to arrive at our wilderness beach camp site around 4pm this afternoon, giving us time to set up our tents and have a quick dip before we dry off and settle in for a sundowner. Another hearty and healthy dinner under the stars rounds out the day before we settle in for a rejuvenating sleep.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today is our last day on the water, and we make the most of it! Our day starts again at 7am with breakfast. Once out on the water, we have a total of 8kms to our tour end point. As we paddle out into the clear lagoon waters, look for turtles and rays under our kayaks. This section of lagoon is also good for spotting dugong in season so keep an eye out! During the paddle today, you might also marvel at the stunning contrast between reef and range: the juxtaposition of turquoise waters, deserted sandy beaches and coral reef with the arid shrublands and ancient gorges of Cape Range: uniquely beautiful. We've got one of our favourite snorkel sites saved for our last day, a beautiful shore-based site teeming with life. After a snorkel and lunch on the beach we have a short paddle to reach our end point, where it's then time to unpack our kayaks and load them on the trailer. We’ll then make the 45-minute return journey to Exmouth town and our last night on our expedition program.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we rise and pack our belongings as we transfer to the airport for our flight to Melbourne via Perth.

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Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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

Reduced Inequalities:  To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

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

World Expeditions Schools journeys are designed to encourage positive personal development and the learning of life skills, while leaving the communities and environments we travel to, in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to:
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers, their teachers, and the local people they meet.
• increase the confidence to engage with new people, and collaboratively make informed decisions.
• discover the benefits of working cooperatively together as a cohesive team, to achieve a common objective.
• Increase the ability to face, and cope with, mental and physical challenges and therefore increase resilience.
• give students a chance to appreciate and care for the natural world. The environments we travel 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.
• Learn personal skills i.e., time management, personal hygiene, responsibility for personal gear, patience, tolerance, and public speaking.
We help encourage students to learn what it means to be a true global citizen.


  • Flights ex Melbourne to Monkey Mia // Exmouth return
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Transport in air-conditioned 4WD tour coach
  • Teachers from Mentone Grammar accompanying the program
  • 2 professional wilderness guides
  • 7 nights camping accommodation
  • All group camping equipment (not included: sleeping bag and pillow)
  • All National Park entrance fees
  • Emergency support satellite phones and first aid kit
  • All activities as listed in the itinerary

  • Travel insurance
  • Sleeping bag or pillow (can be hired)
  • Items of a personal nature



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 Expeditions Schools 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

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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