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Southern Australia and Tasmania

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October 2 to 12, 2022

Travel with geophysicist Mike McWilliams to the coastal capital cities of Hobart and Adelaide and discover the dramatic scenery of Tasmania.

Prisoner’s dilemma. Explore the heritage Australian Convict Site at Port Arthur, the Cascades Female Factory and Sarah Island. Marsupial madness. Spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos unique to Kangaroo Island, and at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the Tasmanian devil, the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial. Dreamtime. Listen to stories of traditional Aboriginal culture and religion, the impact of European settlement on Aboriginal life and the role Aboriginal people have played in the development of Southern Australia from the Aboriginal curator and cultural director of the South Australian Museum. A town like Alice. On a post-trip extension, discover the Australian Outback, including Alice Springs and Uluru, the sacred monolith formerly known as Ayers Rock.

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$11,495 per person, double occupancy


Mike McWilliams
Geological Sciences

A geophysicist, Mike McWilliams joined the Stanford faculty in 1977, where he taught in the department of geological sciences for more than 25 years.

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