South West Coast Explorer

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Explore the southwest coast of WA on the small ship MS Caledonian Sky. Sample the gourmet produce of Margaret River, visit Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park and Fitzgerald River National Park. Hike part of the Cape to Cape Track or indulge in a wine tasting at Yallingup.

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From $7,391* per person, twin share

8 Days Fremantle Return


  • Experiences in six destinations
  • Seven nights aboard the MS Caledonian Sky with excursion on Zodiac vessels
  • Services of an APT Expedition Leader and Team
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 20 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Sample some of the finest produce from the Margaret River region, from local chocolates to fine wines
  • Visit Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park
  • Explore Fitzgerald River National Park
  • Hike a section of the Cape to Cape Track or indulge in a tasting at a Yallingup winery

Departures: 23 Feb 2022, 02 Mar & 09 Mar 2022

Trip code: XPCSWF8


Day 1: Arrive Fremantle, Embark Ship

You’ll be met on arrival in Perth and transferred to your ship, the MS Caledonian Sky. Meet your captain and crew at tonight’s welcome reception and dinner.

Stay: Seven nights, MS Caledonian Sky

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Busselton

Spend the morning on your chosen Freedom of Choice activity..

Freedom of Choice: Perhaps hike along a section of the renowned Cape to Cape Track from Cape Naturaliste to Sugar Loaf Rock. Alternatively, visit a winery in nearby Yallingup for a tasting.

Later, enjoy free time to explore Busselton. Walk along the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere, admire St Mary’s Anglican Church, built in 1844 of limestone and jarrah, or spend time at the Busselton Museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Augusta, Margaret River

Visit Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave, where you’ll see spectacular stalactite, stalagmite and shawl formations as well as an impressive collection of dinosaur fossils. Travel into the Margaret River region for a Signature Experience.

Signature Experience: A culinary adventure begins with a tour and tasting at the Margaret River Chocolate Company, followed by visits to Ashbrook Estate and Juniper Estate Winery. At Bettenay’s Margaret River, you’ll sample fine local wines and freshly made nougat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Bremer Bay, Point Ann

Bremer Bay is a peaceful fishing town, known for its white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Spend your morning swimming or snorkelling before setting sail for Point Ann, located within Fitzgerald River National Park. Covering over 329,000 hectares, Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the largest national parks in Australia. Here, you may wish to join your Expedition team on the Point Ann Heritage Trail, a short walk which follows part of the original rabbit-proof fence.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Lucky Bay

Today you will stop in Lucky Bay, located within Cape Le Grand National Park. With its turquoise water, white sand and breathtaking views of the Recherche Archipelago, it’s known as one of Australia’s best beaches. Join your Expedition team for a walk to nearby Thistle Cove, or simply relax on the beach and keep an eye out for the kangaroos.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Albany

Enjoy a relaxing sailing morning before arriving in Albany. Here, you’ll have a choice of sightseeing options.

Freedom Of Choice: View Torndirrup National Park’s geological formations, including the Natural Bridge and The Gap. At the Blowholes, listen for the booming sounds as water is forced up into a crack in the granite cliffs, then visit the Historic Whaling Station. Alternatively, explore the National ANZAC Centre and the Brig Amity museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Day at Sea

Enjoy a day to relax and unwind on board your ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Disembark Ship, Depart Fremantle

Disembark your ship for the final time at Fremantle.

Meals: Breakfast

*Terms and Conditions: Valid until 31 October 2021 or until sold out. Offer valid when booking Tour Code(s) GOCYC9, XPCVM5, XPCTM7, XPCWH8, XPCWH8, XPCCFA8, XPCGSH17, XPCSWF8, XPCQB13 departing October 2021 to March 2022. A non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due 100 days prior to the tours departure date. Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. All pricing and save amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 01 September 2021 but may fluctuate due to changes in surcharges, taxes or currency. A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries and departure dates in selected suites/staterooms/cabins/room categories. Offers are subject to availability, not combinable unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. For more information, contact your travel agent. SUPPLIER: APT