Monkey Mia Dolphins & West Coast

Drive up the West Coast of Western Australia and discover the Batavia Coast and the wildflowers in Kalbarri National Park (seasonal). Be charmed by the Monkey Mia dolphins and the stromatolites at Hamelin Pool will arouse your sense of wonder. Discover Aboriginal culture and traditions at Yanchep National Park, and the cosmopolitan cities of Perth and Fremantle.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Fremantle – Geraldton

Today you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for your journey to Geraldton. Heading north to Yanchep National Park, you’ll enjoy a fantastic Aboriginal Cultural Experience in a bush setting. Meet your entertaining Indigenous guide Derek Nannup, a local Nyoongar man, who’ll share with you their way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. It’s a hands-on experience where you’ll have the chance to touch and feel traditional Aboriginal tools. Continue to Nambung National Park, home of the marvellous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. On arrival in Geraldton, you’ll visit the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial and have time on your own to discover the seaside township.

Please note: As this Guided Holiday departs at 7.30am from Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, accommodation will need to pre-booked for the previous night.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Day 2: Geraldton – Monkey Mia

Travel to the crystal blue waters and pristine white shell and sandy beaches of Monkey Mia, in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Shark Bay Marine Park. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take an optional experience scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park or a wildlife cruise aboard a catamaran to spot sea creatures great and small. This evening, sit back with a cocktail or cool beer and watch the world go by as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Day 3: Monkey Mia – Kalbarri

Every morning, Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins swim to shore to be fed. After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay, watch the famous dolphins swim into shore (as dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed). Visit fascinating Shell Beach, one of only two in the world, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells up to ten metres deep. Later, travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world’s best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, while they may not appear alive, these living structures have helped scientists unravel the history of life on earth! Venture into Kalbarri National Park to view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge from a perfect vantage point. Keep an eye out for graceful Peregrine Falcons hunting along the gorges and cliffs. During wildflower season, the National Park is abloom with many a variety of wildflower. You’ll spot Acacia, Banksia, Caladenia and more!

Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort

Day 4: Kalbarri – Perth

On your way south, travel past Hutt Lagoon, one of the famous Pink Lakes in Western Australia. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. What a great opportunity to share a few laughs as you recount stories from your time together!

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Day 5: Depart Perth

Say farewell to your new-found friends and this magical part of the country after breakfast when you are transferred to Perth Airport for your onward flight

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 18$1,940.00$2,480.00
June: 15$1,940.00$2,480.00
July: 13$1,940.00$2,480.00
August: 17, 31$1,940.00$2,480.00
September: 07, 21, 28$1,940.00$2,480.00
October: 05, 12, 19, 26$1,940.00$2,480.00
November: 02$1,940.00$2,480.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 5 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Wave Rock Outback Experience

Begin your Outback Experience through the Wheatbelt Region of Western Australia to Wave Rock, one of Australia’s incredible natural monuments. Visit the historic township of York and view other significant geological formations of the area..

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Perth – Wave Rock

Heading east we enjoy morning tea (own expense) at historic York, the first township founded in the Avon Valley. We then head east towards Wave Rock and the town of Hyden. On arrival at the hotel, check-in followed by a casual lunch in the hotel. The afternoon is then yours to explore this outback environment. See the old town and settlement and have an in depth visit to the Wildlife Park, unique Antique Lace Collection and Toy Soldier museum. Although the main visit to Wave Rock is the following day, an unguided visit is available for the adventurous. After returning to the hotel to freshen up, enjoy a bush bistro dinner before a private after hours visit to Wave Rock (sunset permitting) and hopefully some kangaroo spotting in the early evening. End the evening stargazing at the huge night sky.

Please note: Dinner on Day 1 is designed to give travellers the full Australiana experience where they are given the opportunity to cook their own meats on a BBQ/grill stove top.

Hotel: Wave Rock Motel (or similar)

Day 2: Wave Rock – Perth

Enjoy a sleep-in before enjoying breakfast surrounded by Western Australia’s natural outback beauty and perhaps even spot more kangaroos and wildlife in the morning sunrise. After breakfast, explore the historic and quintessentially Australian settlement of Hyden Wave Rock before receiving a private tour of the old historic homesteads, working farm and restored car museum. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the outback and bush. Just before lunch, rejoin the day tour for the main attractions and visit to Hippo’s Yawn – a rock formation which resembles a hippo yawning. We then break for a lunch at the Wildflower Shop. Then it’s the main highlight – the spectacular Wave Rock and sacred Aboriginal sites. Whilst here visit either the Wildlife Park or view a unique Antique Lace Collection; depending on the previous day’s experience. Afterwards, continue the Wave Rock experience and visit Mulka’s Cave. Then “wave” goodbye to the rock as we travel to a quaint country town for afternoon tea (own expense) and then head back to Perth for a late evening arrival where your Outback Experience comes to an end. (Dinner on arrival back in Perth and at own arrangement and expense).

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
Departures: Tuesday$599.00$799.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Departures: Tuesday$599.00$799.00
** Child & Concession prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price

Inclusions 
Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:1 night accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast

This epic journey takes you from cosmopolitan Perth along the rugged West Australian coastline and through the remote outback to laid-back Broome. You’ll marvel at the endless blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the incredible natural phenomenon of Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins. See the startling landscape of Karijini, and top it all off with a fabled Cable Beach sunset.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

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 instillations 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: Crowne Plaza

Day 2: Perth – Geraldton

Heading north towards the port town of Geraldton your first stop is Yanchep National Park. Here you will meet your local Aboriginal guide Derek who’ll share with you the local indigenous way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo through his fantastic Aboriginal cultural experience. You will get the chance to gain an understanding of traditional Aboriginal tools and weaponry in this hand on experience. Continuing along the coast to the seaside village of Lancelin at lunchtime and then to the home of the marvellous Pinnacles at Nambung National Park. Get your camera ready for these intriguing limestone formations. After taking time to reflect at the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial you can take I the astonishing views over the seaside township of Geraldton.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Day 3: Geraldton – Monkey Mia

Discover Hamelin Pool and see the world’s best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, while they may not appear alive, these living structures have helped scientists unravel the history of life on earth! Later visit fascinating Shell Beach that is formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells that can be up to ten metres deep along the water. Continue to the crystal blue waters of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shark Bay and the pristine white sandy beaches of Monkey Mia. You will instantly feel totally relaxed at this beach side resort.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

Day 4: Monkey Mia

Every morning, Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins swim close to shore where the National Park Rangers explain the feeding habits of these friendly mammals that they know by name. After watching the famous dolphins swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed) enjoy a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay. The rest of the day is free for you to explore or relax. You might choose a leisurely boat cruise through the waters to spot marine life or why not choose to take to the air with a scenic flight over the amazing Shark Bay.

Day 5: Monkey Mia – Carnarvon

Today you will make the journey north to Carnarvon. The friendly local volunteers at the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum will share stories of how this site was instrumental in the space race. You might even choose to try on a space suit and climb aboard a spacecraft simulator.

Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

Day 6: Carnarvon – Coral Bay – Exmouth

Stopping at Coral Bay where you will join your local guide on a shallow glass bottom boat to see the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. You will be amazed by the colour of the coral and how close it is to the shoreline. Waves of fish and coral drift under the boat as you cruise along this remarkable coastline. Then you will continue further into the North West Cape and the town of Exmouth that is situated on the boundary of Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Marine Park home to the spectacular Ningaloo Reef. You will venture up to Vlaming Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay and Ningaloo Reef. Our special accommodation for the next few nights is situated right on the water of the Exmouth Gulf.

Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights

Day 7: Exmouth Free Time

Free time today allows you to do as you choose. With Ningaloo Reef right on the doorstep of this town, why not marvel at the size, grace and beauty of the Whale Shark as you swim alongside them in the pristine open ocean of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Take a stroll along the beach, relax by the hotel pool overlooking the ocean and why not choose a sunset cruise as it is a fantastic way to end your day.

Day 8: Exmouth – Karratha

Take one last look over Lighthouse Bay and the Vlaming Head Lighthouse, before continuing north to Western Australia’s famous Pilbara region. Known for its rich cultural landscape, red earth and vast mineral deposits, the region’s diverse landscape will fascinate you.

Hotel: ibis Styles Karratha

Day 9: Karratha – Tom Price – Karijini

This morning journey through the Hamersley Range to follow the mining rail lines to see the 5km long mining trains hauling their loads to the ports. Arriving into the town of Tom Price before you join your local guide on a tour of Rio Tinto’s Open Cut Iron Ore Mine site. You will be amazed by the massive pit and huge machinery as you’re led to the heart of the operation. Continue into the depths of the Pilbara to Karijini National Park. Karijini is famous for the natural beauty of its deep gorges, secluded emerald rock pools and ice blue waterfalls. Your stay tonight is in safari-style eco tents. You can sit on your private deck with a good book and relax watching the sun set and fall asleep to the calming sounds of nature.

Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat

Day 10: Karijini National Park – Port Hedland

This morning we explore more of Karijini. The startling landscape of spectacular gorges, waterfalls and rock pools provides a striking contrast to the stark red landscape of the Pilbara. You’ll explore Fortescue Falls at Dales Gorge and if you’re up to it, you can take a walk to one of the national park’s plunge pools. Port Hedland is a hub for major resource activity and is a powerhouse of the Australian economy. Its natural deep anchorage harbour sees the export of iron ore, salt, manganese, livestock and natural gas from the nearby offshore gas fields.

Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland

Day 11: Port Hedland – Broome

Skirting the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, we travel crossing vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands towards the tropical resort town of Broome on the Indian Ocean. As you look out the window you will be amazed by the flat sandy desert that then gives way to distant mountain ranges. The famous Cable Beach sunset preludes dinner overlooking this famous beach.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, 2 nights

Day 12: Broome Free Time

Today you have a full free day to explore this tropical hideaway. From a scenic flight over the Horizontal Falls to cruising through the unique horizontal falls on a boat (pre book as it sells out) there are many options for you to explore the area. You may enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Wander through Chinatown, shop for pearls or just relax at the resort. Tonight, sit back and relax with a drink to watch another spectacular sunset over Cable Beach.

Day 13: Farewell from Broome

This morning after breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your trip comes to an end.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
June: 16, 29$6,190.00$8,290.00
July: 14, 27$6,190.00$8,290.00
August: 11, 24, 25$6,190.00$8,290.00
September: 07, 22$6,190.00$8,290.00
Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse
Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 12 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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South Western Escape

This South Western Escape takes you to iconic Wave Rock and the gold-rush ghost-towns en route to bustling Kalgoorlie. Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park offer magnificent coastal scenery and expansive heathlands. View the stunning Stirling Ranges, take the Valley of the Giants tree-top walk, then indulge your palate at Margaret River, walk Busselton Jetty and relax in seaside Fremantle.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to 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: Travelodge Perth

Day 2: Perth – Wave Rock

Journey through the Golden Outback to Hyden. You’ll join a local guide on a tour of Boddington Gold Mine, the site of the largest producer of gold in Australia. Continue to Wave Rock and the small town of Hyden. This magnificent rock formation resembling a gigantic wave, was formed over three million years ago. Then take a short walk to discover Hippo’s Yawn, another fascinating rock formation. This evening, you’ll dine at your hotel.

Hotel: Wave Rock Motel

Day 3: Wave Rock – 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. Dine this evening at your hotel.

Hotel: Rydges Kalgoorlie

Day 4: Kalgoorlie – Esperance

Today, visit Cape Le Grand National Park and discover wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks, sweeping headlands 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

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

Day 6: Albany

Today, take your time to explore seaside Albany, which boasts many fine heritage listed buildings. Perhaps visit the acclaimed National ANZAC Centre. Set high on a hill within Albany’s Princess Royal Fortress, the award-winning centre overlooks the harbour from which more than 41,000 men and women departed Australia for the Great War.

Day 7: Albany – Margaret River

Experience the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk this morning and explore the canopy of the majestic Tingle forest. Then travel on to 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, 2 nights

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.

Day 9: Margaret River – Fremantle

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 Fremantle – by Rydges

Day 10: Farewell from Fremantle

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

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 08$3,780.00$4,820.00
June: 05$3,780.00$4,820.00
July: 03$3,780.00$4,820.00
August: 07, 21, 28$3,780.00$4,820.00
September: 11, 18, 25$3,780.00$4,820.00
October: 02, 09, 16, 23$3,780.00$4,820.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Wildflower Wanderer

On this tour, explore the ultimate showcase of Western Australia’s famous wildflowers and discover the idyllic coastal town of Geraldton. Visit Nambung National Park to wander through the famous Pinnacles, before heading to one of the most beautiful inner-city parks in Australia, Kings Park – home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden..

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

On arrival in the Western Australia capital of Perth you will meet up with your Travel Director. Get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception, with the setting sun over the Swan River as your backdrop.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Perth

Admire the breathtaking views of the Western Australian coastline as you head north towards your destination, the beautiful coastal town of Kalbarri. Near Dongara, you’ll meet the young family who own and operate the award-winning Illegal Tender Rum Co. Join your hosts for a behind the scenes tour of the distillery, indulging in special tastings throughout. Enjoy lunch prepared with local produce, on the purposebuilt deck of the distillery with its views of the property. On arrival in Kalbarri, witness the spectacular scenery of the Murchison River Gorge.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort, 2 nights

Discover the spectacular landscapes and wildflowers of Kalbarri National Park. Between unearthing the wildflowers, for which this park is famous, you’ll appreciate the sights of Hawks Head, Nature’s Window and the panoramic views from the Skywalk jutting out over the Murchison River.

Explore historic Lynton Station, established in 1853 as a Convict Depot, and Station Homestead, before bracing yourself for the spectacular view of the Pink Lake of Hutt Lagoon. Continuing along the historical tones of the day, you’ll visit Oakabella Homestead, where the owner will take you on a tour of the property followed by lunch. Your last stop is a visit to the moving HMAS Sydney Memorial, set high on the hill overlooking Geraldton.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton, 2 nights

Another exciting day in the search for wildflowers as you head west and discover small towns like Mullewa. This area is a hotspot for stunning displays of everlastings and flowering shrubs, along roadsides and in the surrounding nature reserves. Your Travel Director will take you to where the wildflowers are known to be in bloom. This may be Coalseam Conservation Park or perhaps further west of Mullewa.

Following the coastline towards Perth, you’ll visit Nambung National Park to wander through the famous Pinnacles. These amazing natural limestone structures, some standing as tall as five metres, were formed thousands of years ago after the sea receded and left deposits of seashells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements. This evening in Perth, join your Travel Director and fellow wildflower lovers for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Perth

One of the most beautiful inner-city parks in Australia, Kings Park is home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden. With over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora, the stunning collection of the Wildflowers is unique, and a fitting end to your Western Australia wildflower experience.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
September: 11, 18$2,475.00$3,285.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinner
Transport: Airport transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 6 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Margaret River Getaway – Food Lovers Experience

The Margaret River Wine region offers a superb blend of indulgent experiences and stunning nature. This tour will suit all wine enthusiasts, offering an afternoon of wine tasting whilst still enjoying the diversity of sightseeing and other attractions.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Perth to Margaret River Wine Region 

We travel south from Perth driving through farmland with grazing cattle and passing by the coastal towns. Arriving at Busselton, known as the gateway to the Region, we stop for morning tea (own expense) to view the iconic Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the Southern Hemisphere.

Driving into the heart of the region we head to one of the oldest breweries for a gourmet platter lunch of local produce, with complimentary beer and cider tastings. Following lunch we continue south through the forest to an internationally renowned winery to taste some of their best award-winning wines, whilst gaining industry insights on wine production with the opportunity to purchase.

Next it’s on to Mammoth Cave for a guided tour through this gothic cave with vast chambers that reveal fascinating information on the region’s flora and fauna. Continuing South, through the Boranup Forest of enormous Karri Trees we reach the most fascinating part of the region at Augusta. Here at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, marvel at the dividing point between the Southern and Indian Oceans – a rare phenomenon to view the meeting of two oceans.

Then we head north up to the township and to your hotel for check-in to your chosen accommodation option.

Hotel Options:

  • Abbey Beach Resort (Breakfast included)
  • Margarets In Town Apartments
  • Stay Margaret River (Breakfast included)
Day 2: Full Day Wine Tour – Margaret River to Perth

Enjoy a sleep-in or browse the main street of township, where you will discover quaint shops featuring works of local crafts people or maybe visit the Wine Showroom and Visitor Centre. Please check out and ensure that you are ready for a pick-up from reception between 9.00 – 9:50am, depending on which hotel you are staying at. The pick-up times are indicative and can change without notice.

Be taken on a unique gastronomic journey celebrating the region’s food and wine artisans.  The Food Lovers Tour gives the opportunity to savour wine tastings in a tranquil and intimate fashion at a range of remarkable boutique and 5-star wineries. After indulging at all these beautiful stops it’s time to collect your luggage from the hotel as you will now be re-joining your Coach Captain for the drive back to Perth stopping for dinner along the way at iconic Busselton (Dinner at own expense).

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departures:
Monday, Thursday, Friday
Abbey Beach Resort$748.00$888.00
Margarets In Town Apartments$748.00$888.00
Stay Margaret River$798.00$934.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Abbey Beach Resort$748.00$888.00
Margarets In Town Apartments$748.00$888.00
Stay Margaret River$798.00$934.00
** Child prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
** Prices valid for travel till 31 March 2020
Inclusions 
Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 1 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Perth & Rottnest Island

Get a look the architecture, scenery and vibrant culture of Perth with a 4 day visit to Western Australia’s largest city with a visit to Rottnest Island. Take a cruise along the Swan River, visit the charming suburbs of Fremantle and explore historic urban landmarks to get a feel for the diverse community.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Perth

On arrival at Perth Airport, make your own way to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth, 3 nights

Day 2: Perth – Fremantle

Take in the must-see sights of Perth and Fremantle, starting at Kings Park, the lush green heart of the city and one of the world’s biggest inner-city parks. Enjoy a picturesque drive along popular Cottesloe Beach, then wander the streets of historic Fremantle with its cosmopolitan cafés and faithfully-restored period buildings. Relax on a cruise along the Swan River, passing exclusive riverside suburbs, the Royal Perth Yacht Club and the University of WA.

Day 3: Rottnest Island

Cruise along the Swan River to Fremantle today before heading to Rottnest Island. Located 19 kilometres off the mainland, this car-free A-class nature reserve is home to spectacular white sandy beaches, secluded bays and unique wildlife. You’re sure to encounter a quokka, which can only be found on Rottnest. You’ll learn about its colourful history on a comprehensive circumnavigation of the island, stopping at some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse and the majestic lookout point at the rugged West End. After lunch, there’ll be time at leisure before boarding your ferry to Perth.

Day 4: Farewell from Perth

Your Short Break concludes this morning after breakfast. Make your own way to Perth Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesAdult Twin
Solo Traveller
Departures: April to March: Daily$620.00$850.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:3 Nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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West Coast Explorer

Prepare to experience some truly captivating landscapes on this in-depth West Coast Explorer of Western Australia’s coastline. Get up close to the eerie limestone Pinnacles, meet the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia and snorkel in unspoilt Ningaloo Reef. This epic adventure also includes visits to Karijini National Park and the mining towns of Newman and Port Hedland.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Perth

Arrive in Perth and be transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Crown Metropol

Day 2: Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park

Travel to Nambung National Park, a striking coastal desert region, home to the unique limestone Pinnacles. Later continue to Kalbarri National Park.

Hotel: Kalbarri Edge Resort
Day 3: Wooleen Station

Western Australia is blanketed in stunning pink, white and yellow Everlasting Daisies from July to October. Journey through the mid-west ‘Wildflower Way’. Arrive at Wooleen Station, where you will learn about the incredible story of the property as you enjoy a tour of this former sheep and cattle station. At dusk, capture a stunning sunset from this magical part of the world.

Hotel: Wooleen Station, shared facilities
Day 4: Shark Bay, Monkey Mia

This morning, journey along the Butchers Track to the stunning coastline where World Heritage-listed Shark Bay lies. This westernmost part of Australia has a unique combination of stunning scenery and amazing flora and fauna, unlike that found anywhere else in Australia. Later, continue to Monkey Mia.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights
Day 5: Monkey Mia

See the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia. Watch as local rangers undertake a dolphin feeding demonstration (subject to appearance). The perhaps explore pristine white sand beaches during time at leisure. Enjoy a sunset cruise before a seafood dinner at your resort.

Day 6: Hamelin Pool, Shell Beach, Carnarvon

Today, head to Hamelin Pool to see the stromatolites, which are considered the world’s oldest living organisms. Enjoy a stop at Shell Beach then continue to Carnarvon on the Gascoyne River.

Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

Day 7: Ningaloo Marine Park, Exmouth

Travel to World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park and join a cruise aboard a glass bottom boat at Coral Bay. Enjoy the opportunity to snorkel on this unspoilt reef in warm crystal-clear waters. Beneath the surface, you’ll find dugongs, dolphins, manta rays, and more than 500 species of fish. Marine playgrounds really don’t get much better than this.

Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights

Day 8: Exmouth, Cape Range National Park, Turquoise Bay

Explore Cape Range National Park as you board a cruise through the gorge walls of Yardie Creek. Admire the plethora of wildlife, the deep waters and the dramatic red limestone cliff faces. Make a stop in Turquoise Bay, voted as one of the best beaches in the world. Later, visit the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse on your way back to the resort for dinner.

Day 9: Karijini National Park

This morning, travel to Karijini National Park, Western Australia’s second largest national park. Continue to your beautiful eco retreat in Karijini National Park, nestled in the pristine bushland near Joffre Gorge, a magnificent curved waterfall that has formed a natural amphitheatre. Here, enjoy dinner before getting some much-needed rest before tomorrow’s exploration.

Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat, 2 nights
Day 10: Karijini National Park

Enjoy a full day to discover the contrasting landscapes of Karijini National Park where a vast range of flora and fauna thrives. See the rugged red beauty of Dales Gorge. Perhaps walk to stunning Joffre Falls, located near the eco retreat, or admire the rich red colours from Oxer and Junction Pool lookouts. Later, visit the 20-metre tumbling Fortescue Falls.

Day 11: Karijini National Park, Mt Whaleback Mine, Newman

Explore the Pilbara mining region as you take a tour of Mt Whaleback Mine today. Hear the latest up-to-date information about the current mining projects at the world’s largest open cut iron ore mine. Afterwards, arrive at your hotel for dinner.

Hotel: Seasons Hotel Newman

Day 12: Marble Bar, Port Hedland

Travel to Marble Bar via Nullagine, a town that takes its name from the local Indigenous name for the river that runs through its centre. Marble Bar is infamously known as the hottest town in Australia. The town received its name after a stunning formation of jasper which settlers mistook for a huge bar of marble. Later, arrive at Port Hedland, a mining town renowned for its extensive exportation of iron ore.

Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel

Day 13: Port Hedland, Eco Beach

Stop at the famous Eighty Mile Beach, a stunning coastline that marks the end of the Great Sandy Desert. Keep an eye out for the migratory birds that call the wetland area home. Continue to Ramada Eco Beach Resort and enjoy a relaxed dinner this evening.

Hotel: Ramada Eco Beach Resort

Day 14: Broome

Travel to Broome today and check in to the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure before a final farewell dinner this evening.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

Day 15: Depart Broome

After breakfast, your journey comes to an end with a transfer to the airport.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 06, 22$9,295.00$11,595.00
June: 08 27$9,295.00$11,595.00
August: 13, 30 $9,295.00$11,595.00
September: 12, , 16$9,295.00$11,595.00
Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:14 nights accommodation
Guide: Expert Tour Director & Driver-Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Wonders of the West Coast & Kimberley

Discover the Wonders of the West Coast & Kimberley, explore pristine coastlines and rugged outback scenery on this extensive exploration of Australia’s wild West Coast. You’ll venture into the rugged Kimberley region, where breathtaking waterfalls and mystical waterholes await you in landscapes abounding in native wildlife. From dynamic Perth to the mineral-rich Pilbara and the Karijini wilderness, this journey creates memories to last a lifetime.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

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 instillations 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: Crowne Plaza Perth

Day 2: Perth – Geraldton

Heading north towards the port town of Geraldton your first stop is Yanchep National Park. Here you will meet your local Aboriginal guide Derek who’ll share with you the local indigenous way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo through his fantastic Aboriginal cultural experience. You will get the chance to gain an understanding of traditional Aboriginal tools and weaponry in this hand on experience. Continuing along the coast to the seaside village of Lancelin at lunchtime and then to the home of the marvellous Pinnacles at Nambung National Park. Get your camera ready for these intriguing limestone formations. After taking time to reflect at the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial you can take I the astonishing views over the seaside township of Geraldton.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Day 3: Geraldton – Monkey Mia

Discover Hamelin Pool and see the world’s best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, while they may not appear alive, these living structures have helped scientists unravel the history of life on earth! Later visit fascinating Shell Beach that is formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells that can be up to ten metres deep along the water. Continue to the crystal blue waters of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shark Bay and the pristine white sandy beaches of Monkey Mia. You will instantly feel totally relaxed at this beach side resort.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

Day 4: Monkey Mia

Every morning, Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins swim close to shore where the National Park Rangers explain the feeding habits of these friendly mammals that they know by name. After watching the famous dolphins swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed) enjoy a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay. The rest of the day is free for you to explore or relax. You might choose a leisurely boat cruise through the waters to spot marine life or why not choose to take to the air with a scenic flight over the amazing Shark Bay.reakfast.

Day 5: Monkey Mia – Carnarvon

Today you will make the journey north to Carnarvon. The friendly local volunteers at the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum will share stories of how this site was instrumental in the space race. You might even choose to try on a space suit and climb aboard a spacecraft simulator.

Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

Day 6: Carnarvon – Coral Bay – Exmouth

Stopping at Coral Bay where you will join your local guide on a shallow glass bottom boat to see the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. You will be amazed by the colour of the coral and how close it is to the shoreline. Waves of fish and coral drift under the boat as you cruise along this remarkable coastline. Then you will continue further into the North West Cape and the town of Exmouth that is situated on the boundary of Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Marine Park home to the spectacular Ningaloo Reef. You will venture up to Vlaming Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay and Ningaloo Reef. Our special accommodation for the next few nights is situated right on the water of the Exmouth Gulf.

Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights

Day 7: Exmouth Free Time

Free time today allows you to do as you choose. With Ningaloo Reef right on the doorstep of this town, why not marvel at the size, grace and beauty of the Whale Shark as you swim alongside them in the pristine open ocean of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Take a stroll along the beach, relax by the hotel pool overlooking the ocean and why not choose a sunset cruise as it is a fantastic way to end your day.

Day 8: Exmouth – Karratha

Take one last look over Lighthouse Bay and the Vlaming Head Lighthouse, before continuing north to Western Australia’s famous Pilbara region. Known for its rich cultural landscape, red earth and vast mineral deposits, the region’s diverse landscape will fascinate you.

Hotel: ibis Styles Karratha

Day 9: Karratha – Tom Price – Karijini National Park

This morning journey through the Hamersley Range to follow the mining rail lines to see the 5km long mining trains hauling their loads to the ports. Arriving into the town of Tom Price before you join your local guide on a tour of Rio Tinto’s Open Cut Iron Ore Mine site. You will be amazed by the massive pit and huge machinery as you’re led to the heart of the operation. Continue into the depths of the Pilbara to Karijini National Park. Karijini is famous for the natural beauty of its deep gorges, secluded emerald rock pools and ice blue waterfalls. Your stay tonight is in safari-style eco tents. You can sit on your private deck with a good book and relax watching the sun set and fall asleep to the calming sounds of nature.

Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat

Day 10: Karijini National Park – Port Hedland

This morning we explore more of Karijini. The startling landscape of spectacular gorges, waterfalls and rock pools provides a striking contrast to the stark red landscape of the Pilbara. You’ll explore Fortescue Falls at Dales Gorge and if you’re up to it, you can take a walk to one of the national park’s plunge pools. Port Hedland is a hub for major resource activity and is a powerhouse of the Australian economy. Its natural deep anchorage harbour sees the export of iron ore, salt, manganese, livestock and natural gas from the nearby offshore gas fields.

Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland

Day 11: Port Hedland – Broome

Skirting the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, we travel crossing vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands towards the tropical resort town of Broome on the Indian Ocean. As you look out the window you will be amazed by the flat sandy desert that then gives way to distant mountain ranges. The famous Cable Beach sunset preludes dinner overlooking this famous beach.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, 2 nights

Day 12: Broome Free Time

Today you have a full free day to explore this tropical hideaway. From a scenic flight over the Horizontal Falls to cruising through the unique horizontal falls on a boat (pre book as it sells out) there are many options for you to explore the area. You may enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Wander through Chinatown, shop for pearls or just relax at the resort. Tonight, sit back and relax with a drink to watch another spectacular sunset over Cable Beach.

Day 13: Broome – Fitzroy Crossing

Preserved for over 125 million years in the reef rock at Gantheaume Point are the footprints of long-extinct dinosaurs. After exploring one of the best paleontological sites in the world you will say good bye to the coastline as we head deep into the Kimberley. Arriving at Geike Gorge you will join your local guide on a relaxing boat cruise to take in the magnificent colours and structure of the gorge’s stone walls. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and wallabies as the 30 metre high walls of the gorge tower above you before continuing to Fitzroy Crossing.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 14: Fitzroy Crossing – Halls Creek

Today we stop at an indigenous Art Gallery and experience what the gallery is doing for the local community. This is a great opportunity to purchase some indigenous art from the locals. Discover the town of Halls Creek, a town rich in history and culture where we will stay overnight.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

Day 15: Halls Creek – Emma Gorge

Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest supplier of natural coloured diamonds. A local Indigenous guide will join you for an extensive behind the scenes to look at the diamond mining process and teach you about the cultural significance of the mine to the local indigenous people. Driving along the Gibb River Road and deep into El Questro Wilderness Park before we arrive at your stay at Emma Gorge Resort. Nestled at the foot of the rusty red Cockburn Ranges, you won’t even know the resort is there as you approach down the dusty dirt road, but before you know it, an oasis of native pandanus and palms appear. Staying in safari style tented cabins, you really feel like you’re immersed in nature. It’s bound to be a highlight!

Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, 2 nights

Day 16: El Questro Wilderness Park

This morning rise to the calls of native birds and head to the resort’s large veranda for a hearty breakfast with views of the surrounding ranges. Next up you’ll travel across the mighty Pentecost River to the hub of El Questro Wilderness Park for a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and 60 metre tall escarpments. Afterwards, spend a little time at the station and grab a bite for lunch before heading back to Emma Gorge Resort. This afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy your surrounds. Maybe take a dip in the resort pool, lay back with a good book on your cabin’s veranda or if you have a high level fitness you might take the challenging hike to Emma Gorge for a dip in the crystal clear waterhole.

Day 17: Emma Gorge – Kununurra

This morning you depart for Kununurra, the food bowl of WA. First up you visit the family run award winning Hoochery Distillery. The family will take you behind the scenes of the distillery before you sit down and try their famous Ord River Rum Cake for morning tea. A visit to the historic Durack Homestead Museum to find out why the homestead as relocated to its current location before you join your local guide for a boat cruise along the Ord River. Departing from Lake Argyle your local boat guide will show you remarkable landscapes, an abundance of birdlife and give you an exhilarating ride before experiencing a magical sunset on the water as you arrive in Kununurra. This evening, you’re invited to a privately hosted exclusive dinner at the Kununurra Sandalwood Factory in the heartland of Kununurra’s Sandalwood plantations. Enjoy a By My Guest presentation by a local Sandalwood expert and learn about this fascinating industry while you dine on fresh locally grown produce from the Ord Valley.

Hotel: The Kimberley Grande, 2 nights

Day 18: Kununurra

Today you can take an optional early morning scenic flight over the spectacular Bungle Bungle beehive domes before a tour of Kununurra, or you may like to join an in depth 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park. Alternately join your Travel Director and visit Mirima National Park, which has great cultural significance to the local Miriwoong people and features intriguing natural rock formations. Afterwards you’ll have time to view the town from Kelly’s Knob Lookout before enjoying a free afternoon to relax and unwind.

Day 19: Kununurra – Katherine

Watch the landscape transform as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into the Northern Territory’s Top End. Local horseman and award winning country singer Tom Curtain will entertain you about live in the outback with real horse-starting and working dog demonstrations, entwined with live music and humorous bush tales.

Hotel: Paraway Motel

Day 20: Katherine – Darwin

This morning travel to Nitmiluk National Park. Take a relaxing cruise at Katherine Gorge on the placid waters of the river where you’ll really feel the spirituality of the land and marvel at the towering cliffs while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Traditional Owners, the Jawoyn people. Travel north along the Stuart Highway stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery along the way. On arrival in Darwin, enjoy a city sights tour of the tropical State capital, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a delicious final dinner overlooking the Darwin waterfront.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade

Day 21: Farewell from Darwin

This morning after breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your journey across Western Australia comes to an end.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
June: 08, 29$10,560.00$13,690.00
July: 06, 27$10,560.00$13,690.00
August: 03, 17, 24$10,560.00$13,690.00
September: 07, 14$10,560.00$13,690.00
Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Inclusions 
Meals: 20 breakfasts, 3 lunches 17 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 20 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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