Western Australia In Bloom

September 2022, 15 Days Perth to Perth


Discover the natural and scenic beauty of Western Australia as we take in some of the states best sights along the coast and in the south during the famed wildflower season when thousands of species of flowers are out in their radiant glory. With stops from Dolphin Feeding at Monkey Mia to Historical Centres like Kalgoorlie, this tour is bound to fascinate any who have wanted to further explore the West of our great country!

ITINERARY


Day 1: Welcome to Perth: Set off on a tour of the friendly Western Australian capital with your Travel Director. Visit Kings Park and explore its delightful Botanic Gardens on the broad expanse of the Swan River. This evening, enjoy the company of your travel companions at a Welcome Reception and dinner.Included Meals: 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. Included Meals: 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. Included Meals: 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. Included Meals: 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.  Included Meals: 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.  Included Meals: 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 winegrowing regions. Beaches and surf breaks line the nearby coast, whose waters host migratory whales between June and November. Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Margaret River: Margaret River is known for its fabulous wines and boutique producers. Today, you’ll visit a winery for tastings and a lunch prepared from fresh local produce.  Included Meals: 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.  Included Meals: 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, a ride on the popular Fremantle Tram. Included Meals: 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. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Geraldton – Monkey 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.  Included Meals: 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.  Included Meals: 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.  Included Meals: 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.  Included Meals: Breakfast

Highlights: Perth City Tour, Kings Park & Botanical Gardens, Boddington Gold Mine Tour – Largest producer of gold in Australia, Wave Rock, Exclusive farm tour at Wave Rock, Kalgoorlie Super Pit – Viewing platform, Lucky Bay, Bluff Knoll lookout at Stirling Ranges, National ANZAC Centre - Albany, The Gap – Albany Torndirrup National Park, Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Margaret River Winery for lunch and tastings, Margaret River Chocolate Factory, Busselton Jetty, Fremantle Markets, Fremantle Prison, Aboriginal Cultural Experience at Yanchep National Park, Visit The Pinnacles, HMAS Sydney Memorial – Geraldton, Shell Beach, Monkey Mia Dolphin experience, Hamlin Pool, Murchison River Gorge - Kalbarri National Park

Inclusions: Quality accommodation, Travel by luxury coach, Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide, Airport transfers (see flight information below), 14 Full buffet breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 9 Dinners, 1 Farewell Dinner

Please note that the envisaged itinerary shown above is subject to change based on conditions at the time the tour comes within booking and confirmation range. Approximate dates and prices will be released as the date of travel draws closer, with bookings able to be made within 12 months of departure.  If you are interested in joining us on this journey we recommend that you register your Expression of Interest Now to ensure you get the latest information and updates on this programme as the departure date draws closer!

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