It’s name alone—Australia—brings to mind unusual wildlife and wide-open space, flora found nowhere else on Earth, friendly people, and different cultures.
The Land Down Under is a wild continent of waterfalls and crocodiles, of adventure and exploration. Our headquarters is located in Broome, a community of less than 25,000 that was founded in the 1880s as a hub of the pearling industry.
Since 1996 we’ve concentrated our explorations from Broome to northwestern Australia, in places like the Kimberley and the Pilbara that are characterized by dramatic landscapes and intense colors, vast plains, ancient mountains, huge tidal rivers, and breathtaking gorges.
You’ll never tire of the unique beauty of either place but you will discover their remoteness, learning from your instructors and enjoying the opportunity to explore a landscape not known to many.
We are also honored to be able to collaborate with local Aboriginal groups, from whom our students have fantastic opportunities to learn about different ways of life. NOLS Australia is an adventure and an experience.
“We were walking through areas where nobody
had ever been before. You start to realize this as you venture away
from the river and know that you’re one of the few people
in the world to have seen this place.“
Semester in Australia, 1999
Hampshire College Student