Western Wonderland

Explore vibrant cosmopolitan Perth before travelling inland to iconic Kalgoorlie, then watch in awe as the landscape transitions on your approach to the southern coast, where you’ll discover white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and ancient forests. Seaside Fremantle and Margaret River’s renowned food and wine culture await you before you head north to meet the wild dolphins at Monkey Mia.


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15 Days from $5,849* per person, twin share 

Guided Holiday | Perth Return

Inclusions:

  • Quality accommodation
  •  Travel by luxury coach
  •  Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Meals:
    • 14 Full buffet breakfasts
    • 1 Lunch
    • 9 Dinners
    • 1 Farewell Dinner
  •  Airport transfers (flights not included)
    •  Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12 noon into Perth Airport
    •  Day 15 – flights to depart anytime from Perth Airport

Highlights:

  • During your stay in Albany there is time to explore and choose from our hand-crafted optional experiences.
  • Take a selfie with a kangaroo in Esperance, walk historical Busselton Jetty and marvel at Wave Rock and the Pinnacles.
  • Visit the Fremantle Markets or stroll along the foreshore to view the fishing fleet.
  • Learn about Indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park and discover how your visits help local custodians sustain their culture.

Tour Code: WEMP




Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to 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 installations around the city and get a feel for the different precincts surrounding the CBD. Get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious welcome dinner.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Meals Included: Dinner 


Day 2: Perth - Wave Rock     

Journey through the Golden Outback to Boddington, the site of Australia’s largest gold mine. Continue to Wave Rock, a magnificent rock formation formed over three million years ago.

Hotel: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner



Day 3: Wave Rock - Kalgoorlie

This morning, take an exclusive farm tour to learn about station life in the outback. Pass through the former gold boomtown of Coolgardie and continue to Kalgoorlie for spectacular views over the famous Super Pit open-cut gold mine, and an orientation tour of this historic town.

Hotel: Rydges Kalgoorlie

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 4: Kalgoorlie - Esperance

Today, visit Cape Le Grand National Park and discover wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks, sweeping heathlands and white sand beaches. At stunning Lucky Bay, you may see some of the local kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5: Esperance - Albany

Travel on through Ravensthorpe and the unique Fitzgerald Biosphere. Later, at Bluff Knoll Lookout, you’ll witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. Continue to Albany, a town imbued with Anzac history, and settle in to your hotel for the night.

Hotel: The Dog Rock Motel, 2 nights

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 6: Albany Free Time

Today is yours to explore seaside Albany. You may consider a visit to the acclaimed National ANZAC Centre overlooking the harbour, from which over 41,000 men and woman departed Australia for the Great War.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 7: Albany – Margaret River

Explore the canopy of the majestic Tingle forest on the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. Then travel on to Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet, before leaving for Margaret River, one of Australia’s premier wine-growing regions. Beaches and surf breaks line the nearby coast, whose waters host migratory whales between June and November.

Hotel: Stay Margaret River, 2 nights

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8: Margaret River

Margaret River is known not only for its fabulous wine but also for its fresh produce and boutique producers. Vasse Virgin is where you'll have the chance to learn about all things olive oil, taste the gourmet produce, and sample their range of beauty products made from olive oil. Continue to our hand-picked local winery for wine tastings and lunch prepared using fresh local produce.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Margaret River - Fremantle

You may like to take a stroll along the 2-kilometre jetty in Busselton, a popular holiday town on the shores of Geographe Bay. On arrival in Fremantle, the afternoon is yours to explore this wonderful city. 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. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, 2 nights

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 10: Fremantle Free Time

Today is yours to do as you choose. You might like to take an optional experience boat trip to Rottnest Island, a gazetted A-class nature reserve, or closer to home, discover Fremantle on walking tour with a local guide.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 11: Fremantle - Geraldton

Travel north along the coast, stopping in Yanchep National Park for an Aboriginal Cultural Experience with Derek Nannup a member of the local Nyoongar community. Continue along the coast past the seaside hamlet of Lancelin pausing to see the marvellous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. Explore the seaside township of Geraldton and visit the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 12: Geraldton - Moneky Mia

Travel through Denham and World Heritage Shark Bay before reaching Monkey Mia. On your afternoon at leisure perhaps take an optional experience scenic flight or a wildlife cruise. Later, watch a glorious sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 13: Monkey Mia - Kalbarri National Park

Watch the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swim into shore to be fed. Later, visit Shell Beach, formed by billions of cockle shells up to ten metres deep. Continue to Hamelin Pool to discover a unique colony of Stromatolites. In Kalbarri National Park witness the spectacular scenery of the Murchison River Gorge. During wildflower season the National Park flourishes with blooms.

Hotel: Kalbarri Edge Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 



Day 14: Kalbarri National Park - Perth

Return to Perth, where you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner


Day 15: Farewell from Perth

Say farewell to your new-found friends when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Meals Included: Breakfast


*Terms and Conditions: Price correct as of 13 July 2021. Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation. Dates and itineraries are valid until 31 December 2021. Beyond 31 December 2021 dates and itineraries are indicative only. Prices, itineraries and inclusions are subject to availability and can change at any time without notice. Booking, payment and cancellation conditions apply. Contact your travel agent for full details. SUPPLIER: AAT Kings