The University of Notre Dame Australia (NDA) is located in historic Fremantle, only 30 minutes from Perth’s Central Business District. Nearby beaches, sporting facilities and cultural attractions and sights are all within walking distance of the university. In addition, students enjoy the European feel of numerous coffee shops, cafés, pubs, markets and specialty shops that line the streets of Fremantle.
UNDA is a “town university” where present and past merge into a rich mix of cultures and traditions reminiscent of the older university towns of Europe. The small student body provides a friendly, personal atmosphere, and the location is ideal for study and recreation.
About Western Australia
The state of Western Australia accounts for more than one-third of the total land mass of Australia and is a region of contrasts with a wide range of climate and geography. The north offers rugged plains, dramatic gorges and waterfalls, isolated beaches and the most ancient rocks in the world. It also has some of the best scuba-diving in the Southern Hemisphere at Ningaloo Marine Park. The south is a playground of snow-white beaches, turquoise waters and lush green karri forests and offers some of the country's best vineyards and surfing at Margaret River. Inland is the rich, red arid interior, dotted with mysterious rock formations and eerie ghost towns.
Western Australia offers many unique travel opportunities due to its vast size and diversity - including some of the best diving at Ningaloo Reef and unspoiled gems such as Broome and Margaret River. Students studying at Perth have a unique opportunity to discover all the beauty and vastness that is Western Australia.
The Northwest and Broome
Australia's Northwest is one of the world's last true wilderness areas and the place to go for an authentic Aussie outback adventure. Be sure to see the rugged Bungle Bungle Range, a great Indigenous cultural site, with significance that dates back 20,000 years.
Broome's Cable Beach, with 17 miles of white sand and warm, crystal waters, is justifiably world famous and the ideal place to watch the sunset on a balmy, tropical night. Broome's colorful lifestyle, chilled-out vibe and vibrant landscape are only a 2-1/2-hour flight from Perth.
The Southwest Coast and Margaret River
From towering forests to whale-watching, great food to world-class surfing, Australia's Southwest offers some of the most varied travel experiences in Western Australia. Originally a laid-back surf town, Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate destination of good food, fine wine and spectacular scenery - only a 3-1/2 hour drive south of Perth. The adventurous can explore networks of underground caves, a rugged coastline, whale-watching, rock-climbing, towering forests and bush and coastal walk trails. To end the day, be sure to hit the fabulous wineries and breweries to quench your thirst.