Country
Australia
Duration
15 Days/14 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tour
 

You could spend months exploring Western Australia on tours from Perth and just scratch the surface. In the right company (wink wink), you can still see a lot in two weeks. Think limestone Pinnacles tours, pink lakes, powdery white beaches, friendly dolphins on Monkey Mia tours and quokkas on Rottnest Island tours, world-class wineries on Margaret River tours, record-breaking national parks. Phew!

Inclusions

• 14-night accommodation in double occupancy
• Travel by luxury coach
• English speaking experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
• 25 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 9 dinners, 1 Farewell dinner
• Visits and sightseeing as per itinerary

Exclusions

International flights · Return airport transfers · Gratuities to hotel personnel, guides and drivers · Optional excursions · Beverages unless noted in the itinerary · Any other services not specified above

Additional Information

Note

Booking code: WEMP

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DAY 1 PERTH

Perth may be the West Australian capital, but it’s home to a remarkable amount of green space. Spend your day here exploring inner-city Kings Park, perhaps, to witness more than 3,000 floral species in the Botanic Gardens, overlooking the Swan River. It’s hard to believe how far you’ve come already – and what’s yet to come. Get the low-down with your Travel Director over dinner.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Accommodation: Holiday Inn West Perth 4* or similar

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DAY 2 PERTH - WAVE ROCK

Wave Rock deserves its name – the cliff resembles an enormous surf wave about to crash into the bush. Stretching 110 meters, the rainbow-hued granite swell was formed more than three million years ago. It’s a short walk from another imaginatively named rock formation: Hippo’s Yawn. You can actually climb through the hippo’s ‘neck’ to grab a happy snap. Wave Rock locals are a friendly bunch, and they’re truly passionate about the place they call home. But don’t take our word for it. Meet Sheena, who will proudly show you around her farm and discuss life on the land. Which can be harsh, but also extremely healing, in a way unique to the wide-open spaces of the Aussie outback. You even get to feed her cattle and glimpse her collection of vintage cars.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Accommodation: Wave Rock Motel 3* or similar

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DAY 3 WAVE ROCK - KALGOORLIE

Get your bearings on a Kalgoorlie town tour, including vistas over the staggering ‘Super Pit’ open-cut gold mine. Today’s outings continue to gleam as you visit Hannans North Mine – the history here is overwhelming – Kalgoorlie’s ‘Golden Mile’. Nothing quite puts things into perspective like standing next to enormous U-Haul trucks and loaders.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Accommodation: Rydges Kalgoorlie 4* or similar

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DAY 4 KALGOORLIE - ESPERANCE

More than 31,000 hectares of sweeping heathlands, rugged coastal peaks and white sandy beaches… it’s no wonder Cape Le Grand National Park is regularly voted among the most alluring of its kind in Australia. Just when you thought Western Australia couldn’t get any prettier, you arrive at Thistle Cove – sun, sand, sea and sculpted rock formations that ‘whistle’ with the sounds of the wind and waves – and Lucky Bay, a postcard-worthy cove where kangaroos sunbake on the sand.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Accommodation: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles 4* or similar

5

DAY 5 ESPERANCE - ALBANY

Today’s tour from Perth continues through some of the most bountiful wilderness areas in the state. First the Fitzgerald River National Park, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, then the Stirling Range National Park, blanketed with a staggering range of wildflowers – more than 1,500 different species, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Get an overview from the Bluff Knoll Lookout, topping one of WA’s highest peaks.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Hébergement: The Dog Rock Motel 4* ou similaire

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DAY 6 ALBANY

Nature, history, food and wine… there’s not much that Albany can’t do. The hardest thing you have to decide is which direction to wander. Perhaps opt for a tour to the last port of call for ANZAC troopships departing Australia in WWI. Maybe explore Torndirrup National Park, where steep cliffs give way to dramatic rock formations and whales are a common sight. Or get a taste for the region on a culinary excursion. The choice is yours.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Accommodation: The Dog Rock Motel 3* or similar

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DAY 7 ALBANY - MARGARET RIVER

Suspended 40 meters above the forest floor, the Tree Top Walk gives you a bird’s-eye view of the soaring tingle trees that stand large through the Valley of the Giants. More lofty attractions await at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the tallest of its kind in Australia, set at the tip of a peninsula where the Indian and Southern oceans meet. Standing here, the wind in your hair, you’ll feel like you’re on the edge of the Earth. Being amid nature makes you thirsty. It’s a good thing the Margaret River wine region is on the horizon.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Accommodation: Stay Margaret River 4* or similar

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DAY 8 MARGARET RIVER

The Margaret River’s 200 vineyards produce 25% of Australia’s premium wines. And then there are the gourmet purveyors in between… you’re in for a tasty day. Vasse Virgin makes olive oil that’s sweet enough to drink. We recommend you savor it with bread, however, while learning how it’s made and browsing other products it’s used in – like delicately scented soaps. Lunch is leisurely, at a vineyard with plenty of time to sip and savor local drops, many of which take home global awards. If you still have room for dinner, ask us for recommendations.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Accommodation: Stay Margaret River 4* or similar

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DAY 9 MARGARET RIVER - FREMANTLE

The Margaret River is one of the only wine regions in the world where grapes are grown just meters from the sand. The coastal backdrop follows you all the way to Busselton, home to the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Tip your cap to those who built this 1.8-kilometre structure out into Geographe Bay. The afternoon is all yours in Freo. Hot tip: The city’s markets feature 150 stalls under one roof, and there are hip new lifestyle precincts to while away the evening in.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Accommodation: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges 4* or similar

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DAY 10 FREMANTLE

Sometimes, the most memorable travel days are those where you lose yourself wandering the foreshore, lingering over lunch or a cool ale. We highly recommend you spend this day of leisure doing just that (Freo’s Little Creatures Brewery is legendary). Of course, having a local show you around also has its benefits, with a Fremantle tour revealing those hidden haunts most visitors pass right on by. If you’re catching the ferry for a Rottnest Island tour, make sure you have your phone ready to capture selfies with the island’s smiley quokkas, not to mention the blindingly turquoise water.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Accommodation: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges 4* or similar

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DAY 11 FREMANTLE - GERALDTON

Yanchep National Park is staggeringly beautiful. It’s also incredibly spiritual, as you’ll discover on an Aboriginal cultural experience revealing First Nations history through Dreamtime stories and didgeridoo sessions. It’s a hands-on experience – don’t worry if you can’t make the didg hum; there are traditional tools to play with and bush tucker to sample. We’ve left some of the best for last: entering Nambung National Park you’re greeted by an ethereal moonscape. Your Pinnacles tour meanders around this collection of head-scratching limestone formations. This afternoon, Geraldton’s moving HMAS Sydney Memorial beckons.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Accommodation: Mantra Geraldton 4* or similar

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DAY 12 GERALDTON - MONKEY MIA

The colours of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Shark Bay are so vivid, you’ll think they’re painted on, a patchwork of blues fading into powdery sand so white you’ll need your sunglasses. This is what awaits in Monkey Mia, where the day is all yours. We wouldn’t blame you wandering barefoot along the beach, ordering sun downers as the day disappears in a blaze of glory. Other than a cruise to spot all sea creatures great and small, perhaps the best way to gain perspective of the vast coastline is on an optional scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Accommodation: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort 4* or similar

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DAY 13 MONKEY MIA – KALBARRI

Bring your stamina – today’s adventures begin early. But if there’s anything worth getting out of bed for, it’s Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins, which swim close to shore to greet visitors every morning. Keep your sunnies handy at Shell Beach, a powder-white cove formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells up to 10 meters deep, and Hamelin Pool, the world’s best-known colony of stromatolites. Believe it or not, these rock-like formations are alive. Arriving at Kalbarri National Park you’ll take in the Murchison River Gorge from the Kalbarri Hawks Head Lookout. If you’re here during wildflower season, expect acacia, banksia and caladenia in full bloom.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Accommodation: Kalbarri Edge Resort 3* or similar

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DAY 14 KALBARRI – PERTH

Just when you thought WA couldn’t get any more colourful, Hutt Lagoon appears on the horizon – just one of the state’s bubblegum pink lakes. Arriving back in Perth you have a Farewell Dinner to swap contact details with your new friends and reminisce about the last two weeks.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Accommodation: Holiday Inn West Perth 4* or similar

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DAY 15 PERTH

Bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your trip concludes after breakfast.

Meals : Breakfast

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Land package
Fixed departures 

August 18, 2024SOLD OUT8595 7736
August 25, 2024 – SOLD OUT8595
September 1, 2024SOLD OUT8595 7736
September 8, 2024SOLD OUT8595 8165
September 22, 2024SOLD OUT8595 7736
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May 18, 20258760 7884
August 24, 20259010 8109
September 7, 20259010 8109
September 21, 20259010
October 5, 20259010
  

Single supplement 

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Perth Western Wonderland – Detailed itinerary
Perth Western Wonderland – Detailed itinerary