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10D South Western Escape

Outback, forests and coast, this trip has it all! ‘Surf’ Wave Rock, see gold rush ghost towns on route to Kalgoorlie and experience coastal Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park. 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 Fremantle.

Perth → Wave Rock → Karlgoorlie → Esperance → Albany → Margaret River → Fremantle

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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. Tonight, dine out and get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious meal.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth
Meal: Dinner

Perth – 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. Continue 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 & dinner

Wave Rock – Kalgoorlie

This morning, you’ll take an exclusive farm tour to hear about life in the Outback with Wave Rock local, Sheena. You’ll have to opportunity to take part in the morning cattle feed then explore a private collection of vintage cars. Continue through the Outback through former ghost town of Coolgardie on your way to Kalgoorlie. This town in the Gold Fields is surrounded by some of the most dazzling spring wildflowers (seasonal). The famous Super Pitgold mine produces up to 850,000 ounces of gold every year. After a visit to Super Pit lookout for views into the open cut mine, discover the character and stories of this historic town on an orientation tour. Dinner this evening will be at Kalgoorlie’s iconic pub, the Exchange Hotel.

Hotel: Rydges Kalgoorlie 
Meals: Breakfast & dinner

Kalgoorlie – Esperance

Today, visit Cape Le Grand National Park for breathtaking views of the wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks and sweeping heathlands. Stop at awe-inspiring Thistle Cove, a beautiful bay with a spectacular coastal outlook and a ‘whistling’ rock. Marvel at its jaw-dropping white sand and crystal clear blue water. 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 & dinner

Esperance – Albany

See the mysterious Pink Lake and travel through Ravensthorpe and the Fitzgerald Biosphere to Bluff Knoll Lookout to witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. The National Park is one of the most abundant areas for flora in the world. Continue to Albany, which is rich in Anzac history, and settle into your hotel for the night.

Hotel: Dog Rock Motel, Albany, 2 nights
Meals: Breakfast & dinner

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, visit the National Anzac Centre which opened in 2014 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first WWI convoys departing Australia. This evening is free for you to do as you choose. 

Meal: Breakfast

Albany – Margaret River

Visit the Valley of the Giants to explore the canopy of the Tingle forest along the beautiful Tree Top Walk. Stop in Nannup at lunch time with plenty of time to explore. This afternoon visit Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. You may like to take a guided tour to the top of the famous lighthouse. Continue to Margaret River, one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions. The region’s scenery and fresh air will leave you invigorated.

Hotel: Quality Inn Margaret River, 2 nights 
Meals: Breakfast & dinner

Margaret River

Get ready for a day that will delight your taste buds! Margaret River is known not only for its fabulous wine but also for its fresh produce and boutique producers. First up, you’ll visit Vasse Virgin where you’ll have the chance to learn about all things olive oil and sample beauty products made on-site. Continue to Laurance Wines for tastings and lunch prepared using only fresh local produce. Next, you’ll visit a berry farm for a delicious afternoon tea in a picturesque forest setting surrounded by karri trees. Your evening is free to do as you please.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Margaret River – Fremantle

On arrival in Fremantle, you’ll have the afternoon to explore this wonderful town. You may like to visit the colourful Fremantle Markets. There are 150 stalls under one roof and you’ll have a chance to purchase local arts and crafts and taste local delights. We recommend taking a wander along the Fremantle foreshore to discover the impressive fishing fleet and enjoy a refreshing ale at Little Creatures Brewery. Whatever it is you choose to do, you’re bound to enjoy every second. This evening enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel.

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

Farewell from Fremantle

Join a local guide for a private tour of Fremantle Prison. Step inside and take a journey back in time where you can view life as it was for prisoners and discover how time was passed in the yards, while marvelling at original prisoner works of art. From its convictorigins in the 1850s until its closure as a maximum-security gaol in 1991, your entertaining guide will show you the lighterside of prison humour. Your holiday concludes at midday, when you’ll be transferred to Perth Airport for your onward flight.

Meal: Breakfast

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • ‘Surf’ Wave Rock
  • Perth city sights touring
  • Tour a gold mine with a local guide
  • Discover life on an outback farm
  • Explore historic Kalgoorlie
  • Spectacular views at Cape Le Grand National Park
  • Enjoy white sandy beaches near Esperance
  • Visit pristine Thistle Cove & Lucky Bay
  • View the mysterious Pink Lake
  • Tour the National Anzac Centrein Albany
  • Indulge in Margaret River food and wine
  • Enjoy cosmopolitan Fremantle & tour its historic prison
  • Discover WA’s famous wildflowers (seasonal)
  • Walk high above the trees at Valley of the Giants
  • Discover cosmopolitan Fremantle
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

(1) Flight information
Day prior – Flights to arrive prior to 12pm into Perth Airport
Day 10 – Flights to depart after 3pm from Perth Airport

*Airfares are not included in the price

(2) As this Guided Holiday departs early morning, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

(3) Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change