South Western Escape Escorted Tour • Freedom Destinations
Wave Rock, Western Australia
Super Pit Gold Mine, Kalgoorlie
West Beach, Esperance
couple, Margaret River, Western Australia
Fruit stalls, Fremantle Markets
Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park

South Western Escape

11 day Escorted Tour - from £3855 £3280

With flights from £4435

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.


  • Enjoy a glass of wine at one of Margaret River’s vineyards
  • Spot kangaroos lazing on the white sands of Lucky Bay
  • Marvel at the spectacular Wave Rock
  • Go shopping at the colourful Fremantle markets
  • Explore the Valley of the Giants with a Tree Top Walk


Save up to 15% on selected departures between May and October 2024!

Please call for the best price and availability.

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Perth

Begin your adventure in the dynamic south west by joining your Travel Director for a tour of the friendly Western Australian capital. Visit Kings Park and explore its delightful Botanic Gardens on the broad expanse of the Swan River. This evening, enjoy the company of your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Rendezvous Perth
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Wave Rock

At the start of your tour from Perth, 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.

Hotel: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 - Kalgoorlie

This morning, take an exclusive farm tour with local Sheenagh to learn about station life in the outback. You may spot WA’s famous wildflowers in this region. Pass through the former gold boomtown of Coolgardie and continue to Kalgoorlie, a colourful town whose economy has been driven by gold since 1893. Take an orientation tour of this historic town and drive to the official lookout for spectacular views over the famous Super Pit open-cut gold mine, which is large enough to be seen from space

Hotel: Rydges Kalgoorlie
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - 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.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles, Esperance
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - 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.

Hotel: Dog Rock Motel, Albany
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - Albany

This morning enjoy free time to explore the historic town. In 1914, 41,000 Australians and New Zealanders left Albany bound for WWI. This afternoon is free for you to visit the National Anzac Centre which opened in 2014 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first WWI convoys departing Australia.

Hotel: Dog Rock Motel, Albany
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - 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 Margaret River tours are on the horizon.

Hotel: Stay Margaret River
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 - 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 after your Margaret River tour, ask us for recommendations.

Hotel: Stay Margaret River
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 9 - 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 (we’ve lost count): 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.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 10 - Fremantle

Fremantle 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 on your Rottnest Island tour. If you’re ready for some downtime, follow the lead of locals to Little Creatures Brewery for an icy ale. Or explore the town on a Fremantle tour 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..

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - Farewell from Fremantle

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning.

Meals: Breakfast

11 day Escorted Tour - from £3855 £3280

With flights from £4435

Save up to 15% on selected departures between May and October 2024!


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Your Touring Experience

We are proud to partner with AAT Kings to provide first class touring across Australia. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

  • Sightseeing, walks and activities
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners
  • Luxury air conditioned coach travel
  • En suite hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and meals shown
  • Extra night options
  • Return airport transfers

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