LEEUWIN Lions Club provided two visiting Italian students with an action-packed tour of the Cape to Cape region last week.
The students, Veronica Dal Paos, 20, and Giulio Ceccon, 19, were members of a group of 18 making their first trip to WA.
In nine days the pair enjoyed the highlights of Perth, Fremantle and Busselton, an aerial scenic tour of Augusta, went whale watching at Flinders Bay, explored the Blackwood River, toured Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, visited several caves, attended Aussie style barbecues and saw a list of attractions from beaches to art galleries, a reptile park, Eagles Heritage and a bush tucker tour.
Leeuwin club president Roger Wilson said the overall success of the operation was underwritten by six club members and their partners who hosted the students on a daily basis.
On July 9 the visitors were guests at a Lions dinner meeting where they were presented with pictorial books of South West WA, a book on Aussie slang and some Vegemite as well as Leeuwin Lions bannerettes.
Giulio said he and Veronica were delighted with their visit and looked forward to spending the next nine days being hosted by the Collie Lions Club.
Roger gave special thanks to local dairy farmer Preston Boley who provided the aerial tour, the Augusta Sea Search and Rescue team for the river and birdlife experience and to the club members who hosted the students.