South Western Escape

10 day Escorted Tour - from £2375

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:

  • 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

 

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Perth

This afternoon when you meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at your hotel, set off on a city tour of Perth including a visit to Kings Park where you can see the broad expanse of the Swan River and wander around the Anzac Memorial and wildflower gardens. You’ll also see the many public art instillations around the city and get a feel for the different precincts surrounding the CBD. Tonight, dine out and get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious meal.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Wave Rock

Today journey through the Golden Outback to Hyden. This morning you’ll join a local guide on a tour of Boddington Gold Mine before continuing to Wave Rock. This magnificent rock formation resembling a gigantic wave, was formed over three million years ago. Explore the formation then take a short walk to discover Hippo’s Yawn, another fascinating rock formation. Afterwards you may like to wander through the visitor centre’s eclectic collection of lace and the largest collection of toy soldiers in the world, or even take a tour of Hyden Wildlife Park. This evening dine at your hotel.

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

Day 3 - Kalgoorlie

This morning you’ll take an exclusive farm tour to hear about life in the Outback with Wave Rock local, Sheenagh. You’ll have to opportunity to take part in the morning cattle feed then explore a private collection of vintage cars. 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. Dine this evening at your hotel.

Hotel: Rydges Kalgoorlie
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - Esperance

Today, visit Cape Le Grand National Park for breathtaking views of the wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks and sweeping headlands.  At Lucky Bay, one of the most unique and stunning bays in Australia, you may see grey kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach.

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

Day 5 - Albany

Travel on through Ravensthorpe and the unique Fitzgerald Biosphere to Bluff Knoll Lookout to witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. The National Park is one of the richest areas for flora in the world. Continue to Albany, rich in Anzac history, and settle in to your hotel for the night.

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

Visit Valley of the Giants to explore the canopy of the Tingle forest along the beautiful Tree Top Walk.  This afternoon visit Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. Explore the grounds of its historic lighthouse and enjoy the spectacular surroundings at this beautifully restored heritage site before departing for Margaret River. Beaches and surf breaks line the nearby coast, whose waters host migratory whales between June and November.

Hotel: Stay Margaret River
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 - Margaret River

Get ready for a day that will delight your taste buds! Margaret River is known for its fabulous wines and its boutique producers, and you’ll visit a local winery for tastings and a lunch prepared from fresh local produce. Your evening is at leisure.

Hotel: Stay Margaret River
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 9 - Fremantle

This morning you might like to take a stroll this morning along the 2-kilometre-long jetty in Busselton, a popular holiday town on the shores of Geographe Bay. Then travel on to Fremantle, where the afternoon is yours to explore. You could visit the colourful Fremantle Markets to purchase local arts and crafts and taste local produce. We recommend taking a wander along the Fremantle foreshore to observe the impressive fishing fleet. Celebrate your exploration of this magical regional of Western Australia this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends..

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

Day 10 - Farewell from Fremantle

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

Meals: Breakfast

10 day Escorted Tour - from £2375

With flights from £3079

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