Western Australia has it all: rugged plateaus, blue waters, and white sandy beaches.
Portaging puts all of your leadership and teamwork skills to the test.
Photo: Jackie Ruetenik
You’ll begin your sea kayaking adventure in the waters
surrounding the Dampier Archipelago, where you’ll have plenty of opportunity for learning sea kayaking skills, exploring the marine ecosystem, and discovering the area’s rich human history, which includes the most prolific Aboriginal petroglyph site in the world.
You’ll backpack either in the Kimberley or Pilbara, both offering ideal terrain to explore the Australian outback.
The Kimberley has tight canyons, secluded waterfalls, and plateaus, while the Pilbara has escarpments, deep basalt gorges, and cool oases.
Western Australia is home to a variety of exotic wildlife, it can be rugged, and it is hot, but the natural history and unique Australian setting will give you an unparalleled NOLS education.