Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
Quokka, Rottnest Island
Fremantle, Perth
Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River
The Basin, Rottnest Island
Fremantle, Perth

A Journey to the West

7 day Small Group Tour - from £2953

With flights from £3758

From the laid-back, historic cities of Perth and Fremantle to the renowned vineyards of surfing mecca Margaret River, and the endearing native quokkas on Rottnest Island, this inspiring journey has much to offer the discerning traveller.

Highlights:

  • Learn about indigenous culture at Cape Naturaliste
  • Take a guided walking tour of Fremantle
  • Enjoy a Margaret River winery experience including degustation lunch
  • Meet the quokkas and enjoy the beaches of Rottnest Island
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Perth

On arrival in the thriving Western Australian capital of Perth, take some time to relax or explore independently. You may like to take a stroll to the nearby Swan Bells, a set of 18 bells arrayed in a stunning modernist 82½ metre-high copper and glass campanile. Enjoy canapés and local wines as you get to know your Journey Director and travelling companions at a Welcome Reception this evening at your hotel.

Hotel: DoubleTree Perth Waterfront
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Perth

After a leisurely breakfast visit Elizabeth Quay, where the city meets the Swan River, and Yagan Square, one of the city’s most popular community, meeting, and celebration spots. Then explore beautiful Kings Park, the jewel in the city’s crown. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city further at your own pace. Tonight you’ll dine in Perth’s premier historical, cultural and dining precinct, the State Buildings.

Hotel: DoubleTree Perth Waterfront
Meals:
Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 - Bunker Bay

En route to the world-renowned Margaret River wine region today, you’ll discover the white, sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of Penguin Island in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Cruise Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife sanctuary to see dolphins, penguins, sea lions, and a myriad of sea birds, then journey south to historic Busselton Jetty. Enjoy a walk on the beautifully restored 150-year-old construction, or ride the small train to the end, 1.8 kilometres from the shore. Check in to your 5-star accommodation set on the turquoise waters of Bunker Bay, and dine at the Other Side of the Moon restaurant, named after one of the popular local surf breaks.

Hotel: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Margaret River

Your day begins with a ‘Welcome to Country’ as part of your indigenous experience at Cape Naturaliste. Your local guide will escort you on a short walk around Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse precinct where they interpret the land through the eyes of an indigenous custodian followed by an artefact interpretation and didgeridoo experience. From Cape Naturaliste you’ll drive through the vineyard lined roads to your Margaret River winery experience. Upon arrival the winemakers will take you on a guided walk through the rolling vineyard and then onto your highlight degustation lunch with matching wines. After you have indulged in your long lunch you will explore more of the region and there is time to explore the quaint town of Margaret River before returning to your hotel.

Hotel: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort
Meals:
Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - Fremantle

This morning relax with a morning stroll along the beautiful white sandy beach and turquoise waters of Bunker Bay, then enjoy a leisurely breakfast with views out to the sparkling ocean before relaxing by the pool. Leaving wine country behind, you will be hugging the coastline north as you continue along Australia’s exquisite southwest coast to Fremantle. This afternoon you will join a local guide on a walking tour to explore some hidden gems and the historic streets of Fremantle.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Rottnest Island

Board your boat and escape across the open ocean to Rottnest Island, an island paradise lovingly referred to by the sun-worshipping locals as ‘Rotto’. Feel the sand between your toes and keep a keen eye out for the happiest little animal on earth, the Quokka. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ on a guided Discovery Rottnest bus tour covering the length of the island’s most spectacular locations. Delve into the island’s history and culture, its pristine marine and land environments, and the diverse flora and fauna. Enjoy lunch before exploring more of the beaches. This afternoon, you’ll leave the pristine shoreline and cruise back to seaside Fremantle where tonight you’ll join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. What better way to toast to a mesmerising journey with local Western Australian wines matched with the seasonal farm to table menu.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Farewell from Fremantle

Relax this morning as your journey comes to an end. You might choose to take in the intriguing Fremantle Markets before your Inspiring Journey comes to an end. You will be transferred by private car to Perth airport for your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

7 day Small Group Tour - from £2953

With flights from £3758

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Seasonal supplements may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability.

Itineraries for tours departing after 1 April 2023 may vary.

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Your Touring Experience

First class touring with like minded travellers in a group size of no more than 22. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your Small Group Tour includes:

  • Sightseeing, walks and activities
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Luxury air conditioned coach travel
  • En suite deluxe hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and meals shown
  • Extra night options
  • Return airport transfers

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2023-05-14

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2023-10-29

2023-11-12

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