• Welcome to country ceremony
  • Snorkel and cycle around stunning Rottnest Island
  • Explore the Indigenous and European history of Perth and Fremantle
  • Fremantle prison crime tour
  • Tarangoa Blue Foundation conservation program
  • Visit the old whaling station at Albany
  • Trek through the ancient Karri and Tingle Forrest on the Bibbulmun Track
  • WOW eco cruise
  • Join a organic, alternative foods service program in Margaret River
  • Wilyabrup Caves visit
  • Koomal Dreaming Indigenous Immersion program
  • 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

Our Big Experience starts with a welcome to country ceremony granting us safe passage on our journey. We head straight to Rottnest Island and snorkel and cycle around this island paradise. We get to meet everyone's favourite marsupial, the Quokka's who roam free. We visit vibrant Fremantle and explore the European and Indigenous history and join a crime tour of Fremantle Prison. Our journeys heads South to the important rural town of Albany as we discover the history of Anzac Cove and see how wind farms are powering all the souths energy needs. We trek on the famous Bibbulmun Track and visit the last Tingle tree forest in the world before joining a WOW eco discovery cruise. Our program finishes in Margaret River with an organic food service project, surf lessons and indigenous immersion program.


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Grading:Introductory to Moderate   


On arrival in Perth you will be met by our experienced guide and have a full safety and trip briefing. Depending on our arrival time we either head to Fremantle and meet with a local Noongar person for a welcome to country granting us safe passage on our journey or head straight to catch the ferry to Rottnest and experience welcome to country here. We catch the ferry over to Rottnest, a spectacular marine reserve. After we have checked into our accommodation we get to explore Rottnest and meet everyone's favourite Marsupial, the Quokka! Overnight Rottnest in dorm accommodation

Meals:  L,D

Today we have a great day in store. We rise early and head out to explore Rottnest Island, a protected nature reserve and home to the furry Quokka, a small lovable marsupial. We will have a full trip safety briefing before jumping on bikes and exploring Rottnest Island’s beautiful remote beaches and coves. We stop and snorkel off the coast and white sandy beaches. Time allowing we will help participate in a beach clean up program we will board the local shuttle bus to visit the Sea Lions on the other side of the island. Today students will purchase their own lunch. Overnight Rottnest in dorm accommodation

Meals:  B,D

This morning we wake and catch the ferry to the hipster port city, Fremantle. Freo as it is known to the locals is a European influenced, vibrant city located on the West Coast lined with UNESCO listed cobbled streets, funky street art, al fresco cafes, markets and a long convict history. It also has a long and rich Indigenous history where for 45,000 years the Whadjuk Nyoongar people used the area as a place for ceremonies, trading and cultural traditions. We will explore Freo on foot and learn about both the European and Indigenous history of the area. We can visit the markets and shop for souvenirs before we explore a darker side of history as we visit Fremantle Prison and join a private prison tour. The prison has been welcoming "guests" since 1850! We will go behind the scenes and hear the real life stories of some of the prison's most notorious inmates. From bushrangers and bank robbers to escape artists we learn about the crimes that gripped the community. Overnight Fremantle/Point Peron dorms

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast we drive South to the coastal town of Albany at the Southern tip of Western Australia. It is a long drive but we will make several stops en-route at points of interest. Albany has one of the most spectacular natural harbours in the world and a dramatic convict history. After we arrive and settle in we will venture 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

Today we will take some time to explore Albany and surrounds. We can explore the European history including the first settlement in WA before visiting 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 visit the stunning natural attractions the Gap and Natural Bridge on the south coast. Albany's new viewing platform at the Gap stands 40 metres above deep surging seas giving us outstanding views and photo opportunities. This afternoon we check our equipment and prepare for our trek on the Bibbulmun Track tomorrow.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we start our trek on the Bibbulmun Track. The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walking 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. This afternoon we walk one of the most stunning coastal sections from Shelly Beach to Cosy Corner. 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. The track is named to recognise the early indigenous inhabitants of the southwest, the Bibbulmun. It was known that the Bibbulmun people walked long distances through the forests for ceremonial gatherings, and the name was adopted as being unique and appropriate for a trail on which it was hoped walkers would adopt the same feeling of oneness with nature as those people of long ago. Our vehicle will pick us up at Cosy Corner after our hike and we travel to Albany's Historic Whaling Station, 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 will join local passionate experts on a behind the scenes exploration of the whaling factory to gain an informative overview of the stations operations.Chalets in Albany

Meals:  B,L,D

Our walk today heads into ancient Karri and Tingle forest. 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 forest. We first drive 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. From the Tree-top walk we continue our trek on the Bibbulmun Track to Conspicuous cliffs. This afternoon we drive to Walpole for our accommodation for the next 2 nights. Overnight Walpole Lodge

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we join one of the WOW Wilderness eco-interpreters for an informative 2 1/2 hour cruise on the beautiful and unique waterways of the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park to the Nuyts Wilderness, WA's first Wilderness Zone. The cruise is lead by local legend Gary Muir, and is a wonderful way to see animals in their natural habitat and learn about the conservation efforts for this stunning area. We then visit the giant Tingle Trees, a 1km walk will take us through ancient forest to one of the largest Eucalyptus trees in the world. The large Tingle Tree has been hollowed out by fire over the years giving a fascinating perspective. We return to our lodge at Walpole. Overnight Walpole Lodge

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we travel to Margaret River and set up camp at the FairHarvest permaculture centre. This afternoon we will be involved in a program featuring Margaret Rivers alternative food, organic gardens and viticulture production with a series of hands on activities at Fair Harvest Village. This is a great place to start your permaculture journey – Fair harvest use their established systems to demonstrate permaculture in action and incorporate hands-on exercises to make it a fun and interactive program that will leave you with the basic skills you need to design and set up your own permaculture system. We cover the principles and ethics of permaculture, using zones and sectors, weeds and herbs (their uses in the nutrient cycle) and animal systems. During our time we will construct a community service program planting seedlings and making worm farm kits to be handed out amongst the community. This afternoon we reward our self with a fun activity as we head to the local mini golf site for a round of fun! Tonight students will choose and purchase their own meals in Margaret River.

Meals:  B,L

Today we focus on indigenous cultural learnings. For over 50,000 years, the Wadandi and Bibbulman people of the Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River areas of Australia’s south-west have walked this ancient land. Together with other Aboriginal groups from an area that stretches from Kalbarri to Esperance, they are also known as Noongar. The Noongar culture is as rich and varied as the countryside itself, and their knowledge of the environment is incredible and fascinating. On our immersion program we follow in their footsteps and experience Wadandi and Bibbulman country through their eyes. WA local custodian will introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture with his authentic, personal interpretation. Activities today can include didgeridoo playing, fire-making, bush tucker and native foods, bush medicine and meeting the animals, plants and Dreaming spirits that have enriched the lives of Wadandi and Bibbulman people since time began. 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 an Indigenous focused caves tour 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 join a night tour in the Bonarup Forest into one of the local caves NGILGI With our local guide. Overnight camping Fair Harvest

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will join a local surfing lesson, weather dependent and we then spend some time on Margaret River beach joining a beach clean up conservation plan. This afternoon we reward our self with a fun activity as we head to the local mini golf site for a round of fun! Tonight students will choose and purchase their own meals in Margaret River. Overnight camping Fair Harvest

Meals:  B,L,D

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

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.

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

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.

Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed 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 citizens to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


  • Flights ex Melbourne to Perth return
  • Teachers from St Leonard's College accompanying the group
  • 11 nights school group accommodation in lodges, dorms and camp
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation in air-conditioned private modern coaches (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax)
  • Parks and Wildlife fees and tree-top walk admission
  • Professional and knowledgeable guide
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • 24 hour assistance
  • All group camping equipment including tent, mattress, eating utensils and camp chairs (not included: sleeping bag and pillow)

  • Bottled water, aerated drinks or snacks outside of meal time
  • Sleeping bag and pillow


Introductory to Moderate

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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