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Wave Rock, Western Australia
Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Super Pit Gold Mine, Kalgoorlie
Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park
Fitzgerald River National Park, Australia
Albany, Western Australia
Tree Top Walk, Valley of the Giants
Margaret River, Western Australia
Busselton, Western Australia
Fremantle, Western Australia
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

South Western Escape

11 day Escorted Tour – from £3855 £3470

With flights from £4620

A memorable coastal and inland journey through Australia’s South West corner; rich in mining history, fine food and wine and brimming with natural wonders.

Highlights:
  • Marvel at the spectacular Wave Rock
  • Spot kangaroos lazing on the white sands of Lucky Bay
  • Enjoy a glass of wine at one of Margaret River’s vineyards
  • Take a tree top walk through the Valley of the Giants
  • Explore Freemantle’s colourful markets

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before of after your South West Australia tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Elizabeth Quay, Perth

Day 1 – Welcome to Perth

Western Australia’s capital and largest city, Perth is remarkably green. The snaking Swan River cuts through…

Western Australia’s capital and largest city, Perth is remarkably green. The snaking Swan River cuts through town, its banks lined with leafy promenades – not to mention glorious Kings Park, a floral wonderland home to more than 3,000 plant species in the Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a stroll with your Travel Director to ease into your WA adventure and later join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.

    Holiday Inn West Perth

    Dinner
Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Wave Rock, Western Australia

Day 2 – Perth to Wave Rock

Say hello to Wave Rock, a 110-metre, rainbow-hued granite swell formed more than three million years…

Say hello to Wave Rock, a 110-metre, rainbow-hued granite swell formed more than three million years ago. It’s in the ballpark of another imaginatively named rock formation: Hippo’s Yawn. You can actually climb through the hippo’s ‘neck’ to grab a happy snap. Fun fact: the visitor centre here has the world’s largest collection of toy soldiers. Wave Rock local Sheenagh knows a thing or two about life on the land. She’s passionate about her farm, and proudly shows off the outback while you explore the wide open spaces that characterise the WA countryside. You’ll also get to glimpse her collection of vintage cars – who knew folks in this part of the world were such avid collectors?

    Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

    Breakfast, Dinner
Wave Rock, Western Australia
Super Pit Gold Mine, Kalgoorlie

Day 3 – Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie

Today is deep – quite literally. Your journey through classic WA outback lands you in Kalgoorlie…

Today is deep – quite literally. Your journey through classic WA outback lands you in Kalgoorlie – get your bearings on a town tour, pausing to take in vistas over the staggering ‘Super Pit’ open-cut gold mine. Put life into perspective standing next to monstrous loaders and haul trucks at Hannans North Mine. It’s a shimmering opportunity to experience gold rush history and discover the Golden Mile.

    Rydges Kalgoorlie

    Breakfast, Dinner
Super Pit Gold Mine, Kalgoorlie
Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park

Day 4 – Kalgoorlie to Esperance

Nature humbles at Cape Le Grand National Park, a staggering 31,000 hectares of sweeping heathlands, rugged…

Nature humbles at Cape Le Grand National Park, a staggering 31,000 hectares of sweeping heathlands, rugged coastal peaks and powdery beaches. It’s so pretty that kangaroos come here for a little sunbaking on the sand – at Lucky Bay, you’ll see Australia’s national emblem dozing beside the water. And then there’s Thistle Cove, replete with sun, sand, sea and sculpted rock formations that ‘whistle’ with the sounds of the wind and waves.

    Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

    Breakfast, Dinner
Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park
Fitzgerald River National Park, Australia

Day 5 – Esperance to Albany

Bring your stamina for a day of unparalleled wilderness encounters. Well, until tomorrow, and the next…

Bring your stamina for a day of unparalleled wilderness encounters. Well, until tomorrow, and the next day. Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the most ecologically important pockets of WA, home to 20 per cent of the state’s flora. Small wonder it’s a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Journey on through the Stirling Range National Park, blanketed with more than 1,500 species of wildflowers, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Get some perspective from the Bluff Knoll Lookout, one of WA’s highest peaks.

    The Dog Rock Motel

    Breakfast, Dinner
Fitzgerald River National Park, Australia
Albany, Western Australia

Day 6 – Albany

Albany turns on pretty much every charm, whether you’re ready for more nature, are a history…

Albany turns on pretty much every charm, whether you’re ready for more nature, are a history buff, or feel like it’s time for food and wine. You have a day at leisure to go in whichever direction you please. Perhaps opt for a tour that relives the town’s heritage as 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 during migration. Or get a taste for the region on a culinary excursion.

    The Dog Rock Motel

    Breakfast
Albany, Western Australia
Tree Top Walk, Valley of the Giants

Day 7 – Albany to Margaret River

Think big when you visit the Valley of the Giants, where the Tree Top Walk gives…

Think big when you visit the Valley of the Giants, where the Tree Top Walk gives you a bird’s-eye view of the soaring tingle trees that stand large all around; you’re suspended 40 metres above the forest floor. 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. Being amid nature makes you thirsty. It’s a good thing the Margaret River wine region is on the horizon.

    Stay Margaret River

    Breakfast, Dinner
Tree Top Walk, Valley of the Giants
Margaret River, Western Australia

Day 8 – Margaret River

There aren’t many places in the world where grape vines grow metres from the sand –…

There aren’t many places in the world where grape vines grow metres from the sand – the Margaret River region is one. Here, 200 vineyards sit beside talented makers, bakers and purveyors. All you need to know is that today is one of indulgences, beginning at Vasse Virgin to savour olive oil that’s good enough to drink. But maybe try it on bread instead. Lunch is leisurely, at a vineyard with plenty of time to sip and savour local drops. If you still have room for dinner, ask us for recommendations.

    Stay Margaret River

    Breakfast, Lunch
Margaret River, Western Australia
Busselton, Western Australia

Day 9 – Margaret River to Fremantle

You’ve seen the bucolic vine-laced countryside; now experience the region’s coast as you journey north to…

You’ve seen the bucolic vine-laced countryside; now experience the region’s coast as you journey north to Busselton. Yet another record-breaking attraction awaits: 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.

    Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges

    Breakfast, Dinner
Busselton, Western Australia
Fremantle, Western Australia

Day 10 – Fremantle Free Time

Freo sits at the mouth of the Swan River, its port the gateway to all manner…

Freo sits at the mouth of the Swan River, its port the gateway to all manner of watery expeditions. One that will surely make you smile is the ferry ride to Rottnest Island, where Australia’s happiest (and friendliest) critters await. Bring your swimsuit to cool off between cycling expeditions. If you’re ready for some downtime, follow the lead of locals to Little Creatures Brewery for an icy ale. Or explore the town in the company of an in-the-know local. Today is yours to create, but we always have a few ideas in our little black book.

    Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges

    Breakfast
Fremantle, Western Australia
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

Day 11 – Farewell from Fremantle

Eleven days. Too many beaches to count. Wildlife galore. A few wine bottles and a few…

Eleven days. Too many beaches to count. Wildlife galore. A few wine bottles and a few thousand memories… this trip is one for the record books.

    Breakfast
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before of after your South West Australia tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Welcome to Perth

Western Australia’s capital and largest city, Perth is remarkably green. The snaking Swan River cuts through town, its banks lined with leafy promenades – not to mention glorious Kings Park, a floral wonderland home to more than 3,000 plant species in the Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a stroll with your Travel Director to ease into your WA adventure and later join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.

    Holiday Inn West Perth

    Dinner
Elizabeth Quay, Perth

Day 2

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Perth to Wave Rock

Say hello to Wave Rock, a 110-metre, rainbow-hued granite swell formed more than three million years ago. It’s in the ballpark of another imaginatively named rock formation: Hippo’s Yawn. You can actually climb through the hippo’s ‘neck’ to grab a happy snap. Fun fact: the visitor centre here has the world’s largest collection of toy soldiers. Wave Rock local Sheenagh knows a thing or two about life on the land. She’s passionate about her farm, and proudly shows off the outback while you explore the wide open spaces that characterise the WA countryside. You’ll also get to glimpse her collection of vintage cars – who knew folks in this part of the world were such avid collectors?

    Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

    Breakfast, Dinner
Wave Rock, Western Australia

Day 3

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Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie

Today is deep – quite literally. Your journey through classic WA outback lands you in Kalgoorlie – get your bearings on a town tour, pausing to take in vistas over the staggering ‘Super Pit’ open-cut gold mine. Put life into perspective standing next to monstrous loaders and haul trucks at Hannans North Mine. It’s a shimmering opportunity to experience gold rush history and discover the Golden Mile.

    Rydges Kalgoorlie

    Breakfast, Dinner
Super Pit Gold Mine, Kalgoorlie

Day 4

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Kalgoorlie to Esperance

Nature humbles at Cape Le Grand National Park, a staggering 31,000 hectares of sweeping heathlands, rugged coastal peaks and powdery beaches. It’s so pretty that kangaroos come here for a little sunbaking on the sand – at Lucky Bay, you’ll see Australia’s national emblem dozing beside the water. And then there’s Thistle Cove, replete with sun, sand, sea and sculpted rock formations that ‘whistle’ with the sounds of the wind and waves.

    Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

    Breakfast, Dinner
Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park

Day 5

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Esperance to Albany

Bring your stamina for a day of unparalleled wilderness encounters. Well, until tomorrow, and the next day. Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the most ecologically important pockets of WA, home to 20 per cent of the state’s flora. Small wonder it’s a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Journey on through the Stirling Range National Park, blanketed with more than 1,500 species of wildflowers, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Get some perspective from the Bluff Knoll Lookout, one of WA’s highest peaks.

    The Dog Rock Motel

    Breakfast, Dinner
Fitzgerald River National Park, Australia

Day 6

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Albany

Albany turns on pretty much every charm, whether you’re ready for more nature, are a history buff, or feel like it’s time for food and wine. You have a day at leisure to go in whichever direction you please. Perhaps opt for a tour that relives the town’s heritage as 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 during migration. Or get a taste for the region on a culinary excursion.

    The Dog Rock Motel

    Breakfast
Albany, Western Australia

Day 7

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Albany to Margaret River

Think big when you visit the Valley of the Giants, where the Tree Top Walk gives you a bird’s-eye view of the soaring tingle trees that stand large all around; you’re suspended 40 metres above the forest floor. 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. Being amid nature makes you thirsty. It’s a good thing the Margaret River wine region is on the horizon.

    Stay Margaret River

    Breakfast, Dinner
Tree Top Walk, Valley of the Giants

Day 8

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Margaret River

There aren’t many places in the world where grape vines grow metres from the sand – the Margaret River region is one. Here, 200 vineyards sit beside talented makers, bakers and purveyors. All you need to know is that today is one of indulgences, beginning at Vasse Virgin to savour olive oil that’s good enough to drink. But maybe try it on bread instead. Lunch is leisurely, at a vineyard with plenty of time to sip and savour local drops. If you still have room for dinner, ask us for recommendations.

    Stay Margaret River

    Breakfast, Lunch
Margaret River, Western Australia

Day 9

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Margaret River to Fremantle

You’ve seen the bucolic vine-laced countryside; now experience the region’s coast as you journey north to Busselton. Yet another record-breaking attraction awaits: 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.

    Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges

    Breakfast, Dinner
Busselton, Western Australia

Day 10

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Fremantle Free Time

Freo sits at the mouth of the Swan River, its port the gateway to all manner of watery expeditions. One that will surely make you smile is the ferry ride to Rottnest Island, where Australia’s happiest (and friendliest) critters await. Bring your swimsuit to cool off between cycling expeditions. If you’re ready for some downtime, follow the lead of locals to Little Creatures Brewery for an icy ale. Or explore the town in the company of an in-the-know local. Today is yours to create, but we always have a few ideas in our little black book.

    Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges

    Breakfast
Fremantle, Western Australia

Day 11

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Farewell from Fremantle

Eleven days. Too many beaches to count. Wildlife galore. A few wine bottles and a few thousand memories… this trip is one for the record books.

    Breakfast
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

This Tour Includes

10 nights hotel accommodation
10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
Expert tour director
Wave Rock, Cape Le Grand, Stirling Ranges National Parks entrance fees
Professional and experienced driver
Travel by luxury air conditioned coach

Departure Dates

For 2023 departures please click here.

2024-05-19

2024-08-18

2024-08-25

2024-09-01

2024-09-08

2024-09-15

2024-09-22

2024-09-29

2024-10-06

2024-10-13

2024-10-20

2025-05-18

2025-06-01

2025-08-03

2025-08-17

2025-08-24

2025-08-31

2025-09-07

2025-09-14

2025-09-21

2025-09-28

2025-10-05

2025-10-12

2025-10-19

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South Western Escape

11 day Escorted Tour – from £3855 £3470

With flights from £4620

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

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