Backpacking in Australia provides the opportunity to experience the diverse landscape of the country. Here, students hike through the northern Kimberley's lush eucalyptus groves.
Photo: Jen Klewitz
The rich cultural history, subtropical habitats, and ancient land formations of the Kimberley make this part of Western Australia ideal for a backpacking expedition.
Among tight canyons, dry plateaus, and secluded waterfalls, you’ll be challenged by this land of extremes, where days can be hot and nights cool, and explore areas very few people have ever seen.
You’ll navigate through woodlands of gum trees and cane grass one moment and hike to the top of an escarpment the next. You’ll see crocodiles, kangaroos, wallabies, geckos, and birds, including cockatoos, kookaburras, and honeyeaters.
You’ll also learn about the Aboriginal culture by spending a couple of days with our Aboriginal guides, discovering their traditional and contemporary lifestyles. Through informative classes and discussions, interaction with our guides, and travel through local cattle stations, you’ll leave this course with a new understanding of the rich and diverse natural and cultural history of the Kimberley and Australia.