Spend 9 glorious days with AAT Kings exploring the South Western Escape, such as; wineries, caves, national parks and much more. Enjoy a walking tour of Fremantle with a cruise of Swan river.
PREMIUM HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS
Day 1: Arrive Perth
On arrival in Perth you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a city tour of Perth including Kings Park where you can see the broad expanse of the Swan River. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your Tour Director.
Hotel: Mantra on Murray, Perth.D
Day 2: Margaret River
We travel south through Busselton, a popular holiday resort on the shores of Geographe Bay. Visit the Margaret River Caves and explore awe-inspiring Mammoth Cave, home to ancient fossil remains of extinct animals. Continue to Margaret River, one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions.
Hotel: Australis Margaret River, Margaret River, 2 nights.B D
Day 3: Margaret River
This morning enjoy a scenic journey through the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park with its peppermint trees and karri forest. We’ll see Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, situated at the most south westerly tip of Australia.You are invited to a tour, tastings and lunch freshly prepared from local produce at Palandri Winery This afternoon there is time to explore Margaret River, including the ever- popular Chocolate Factory. B L
Day 4: Margaret River - Albany
View the enormous Gloucester Tree, the highest fire lookout tree in the world. Journey through the Valley of the Giants with its huge Tingle and Karri trees. Explore the canopy of the tingle forest along the Tree Top Walk. Continue to Torndirrup National Park, home to the Natural Bridge and the Gap, then visit Whaleworld for a fascinating insight into the region’s seafaring past.
Hotel: Comfort Inn, Albany.B D
Day 5: Albany - Esperance
Visit the Anzac Memorial and enjoy the panoramic views. Travel to Bluff Knoll Lookout to witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges. Continue to Esperance and see the Pink Lake.
Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles, Esperance. B D
Day 6: Cape Le Grand - Kalgoorlie
Travel into Cape Le Grand National Park for coastal views. Continue through Norseman to the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie. Stop at the Golden Superpit Lookout for an amazing view of Australia’s largest open cut gold mine. An orientation tour of this historic gold mining town will reveal unique turn of the century buildings including the famous Exchange Hotel and Hay Street.
Hotel: Rydges, Kalgoorlie, 2 nights.B D
Day 7: Kalgoorlie
Spend this morning at the Mining Hall of Fame. Try panning for gold, witness gold bullion being poured and go underground for a tour of the Mining Reserve. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service for an insight into the work of this great Australian icon. There is the opportunity this afternoon to explore this gold town at leisure.B
Day 8: Wave Rock
Travel through the former ghost town of Coolgardie, recently rejuvenated following new ore discoveries. Journey to Wave Rock. This striking rock formation, resembling a gigantic wave, was formed from granite over three million years ago. Continue to York, Western Australia’s most historic inland town, before travelling on to Fremantle.
Hotel: Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle.B D
Day 9: Fremantle - Perth
Time this morning is at leisure to explore the Fremantle markets and busy harbour.Discover the heritage of Fremantle on a walking tour including the Round House. Learn how the Swan River is part of the Dreaming Trail of the area. This afternoon enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Swan River to Perth, arriving at approximately 5.00pm. You will be transferred to Perth Airport for your onward flight.B
Why not add a journey aboard the Indian Pacific to the beginning or end of this tour? Enquire for details.