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8D Perth, The Southwest & Farmstay

Self-Drive Suggested Itinerary

Perth → Swan Valley → Farmstay → Busselton → Margaret River → Pemberton → Albany → Fremantle

Singapore – Perth

Upon arrival, pick-up your car the airport; proceed to your accommodation for a night stay, if you a arriving on an early flight spend day shopping at Perth's famous Hay and Murray Street Malls. Or visit Kings Park with the best views over the Perth CBD, it’s one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world. Larger than New York's Central Park , there are so many ways to enjoy its 400-plus hectares of sculpted gardens and natural bushland. Stroll the treetop walk, take an Indigenous cultural tour, picnic among the gum trees and in spring, see the wildflowers in bloom. Another city icon is the Swan Bells, which fills the air with sounds from one of the largest musical instruments on Earth. From there, you can hop on the free bus to museums, art galleries and the Perth Mint - home to the world's greatest collection of gold bars.

Overnight: Perth (Goodearth Hotel Perth or similar)

Perth – Swan Valley - Bindoon Farmstay (Approx. 85km/ 1hr10min)

Drive just 20 minutes north east of Perth city along Great Eastern Highway, and you'll find yourself in the picturesque Swan Valley - Western Australia's oldest wine growing region. Follow the award-winning f ood and wine trail in Swan Valley, and drive toward Bindoon for your farm stay (guest are advised to arrive before lunch); welcome by warm and friendly farm host family and follow with farm activities like, feed the pet lamb and/or kangaroo, see a sheep being shorn and learn about the wool, visit a local fruit orchard to see and learn about fruit growing in Australia (depends on season), farm tour on the tractor to meet the friendly sheep and other farm animals; cow milking demonstration and traditional wool spinning demonstration after dinner.

Overnight: Farm Stay (L/D/B)

*Farm activities vary depending on the type of farm host you are staying with.

Bindoon – Busselton (Approx. 300km/ 3hrs20mi)

Farewell to your farm host and head off to Koombana Bay Dolphin Discovery Centre, at Bunbury Get up-close and personal with the dolphins. Travel down to Busselton; In calm turquoise bay you can take a 1.8-kilometre stroll or train ride over the Indian Ocean on the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. And below the waves, Australia's best artificial reef can be viewed by stepping into the Underwater Observatory or getting suited up for a diving tour.

Overnight: Busselton (Abbey Beach Resort or similar)

Busselton – Margaret River (Approx. 50km/ 40min)

Hop by the smorgasbord of galleries and wineries in the Dunsborough region this morning. Or tour the wineries in the region. Stock up on local produce like the cheese from Margaret River Dairy Company, olive oil from Olio Bello and Margaret River Chocolate Company. Titillate your senses with some beautiful lavender scented scones at Cape Lavender, a winery cum lavender farm that sells the loveliest lavender products. After which, explore the caves, for example, the Lake Cave, Jewel Cave, Mammoth Cave as well as Nigili Cave. Have afternoon tea and stock up on their wonderful jams at The Berry Farm.

Overnight: Margaret River (Quality Inn Margaret River or similar)

Margaret River – Pemberton - Albany (Approx. 380km/ 4hrs50min)

Go on a 4WD adventure to the Yeagerup Dunes or visit a marron farm in Pemberton. In the afternoon witness the elegance of giant windmills at the Albany Wind Farm and the miraculous 360-degree views from the surrounding walk trails. As well as walk above the treetops and through the Ancient Empire Walk at Valley of the Giants in Walpole.

Overnight: Albany (Ibis Styles Albany or similar)

Albany - Fremantle (Approx. 412km/ 4hrs35min)

This morning witness the power of the southern ocean at the Gap, Natural Bridge and Blow Holes at the Torndirrup National Park. You can also visit the aromas and other sensual delights at the Mt Romance Sandalwood Factory before driving back north to Fremantle. At Fremantle visit the famous Fremantle Markets for more shopping. (The Fremantle Markets opens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday). For lunch, dine alfresco at Cicerello's for some of the freshest seafood in town right on the water. Or visit other Fremantle landmarks like the E-shed Markets and Western Australian Maritime Museum and Fremantle Prison. Have some snacks at Michele's Crepe Suzette, a quaint European crepe counter in Fremantle Markets that serves up mouth-watering sweet and savoury crepes.

Overnight: Fremantle (Esplanade Hotel Fremantle or similar)

Fremantle - Perth (Approx. 25km/ 30min)

Spend a day shopping at Perth's famous Hay and Murray Street Malls or go wild with factory outlet shopping at Harbourtown. Be sure to visit the massive suburban malls like Westfield Carousel in Cannington or Garden City in Booragoon or try you luck at the Crown Perth Casino.

Overnight: Perth (Goodearth Hotel Perth or similar)

Perth – Singapore

This morning proceed to the airport for your flight back home.

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INCLUSIONS/HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 6N accommodation
  • 1N farmstay experience
  • 7D car rental
  • Fremantle lunch cruise (ex-Perth)
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TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Book & travel by 30Sep'17.
  • Accommodation seasonal surcharge, block out dates, supplements and minimum nights stay apply. Details to be advised at time of booking confirmation.
  • All passengers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa, vaccinations, health certificates and carry a passport with minimum 6 months validity.
  • Prices exclude tipping, car rental excess (A$3500), GPS, toll fee and other personal expenses.
  • Suggested itinerary is for your reference only; admissions are not included unless otherwise stated.
  • Prices quoted are per person on twin-share basis, exclude flight ticket.
  • Prices listed here are correct as of date of print and are subject to change without prior notice.
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