A Journey to the West

7 Day Inspiring Journey | Perth to Fremantle

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A Journey to the West

7 Day Inspiring Journey | Perth to Fremantle

A Journey to the West

7 Day Inspiring Journey

Perth to Fremantle

From the renowned vineyards of surfing mecca Margaret River to the endearing native quokkas on Rottnest Island and the laid-back, historic cities of Perth and Fremantle, this Inspiring Journey has much to offer the discerning traveller. Beautiful accommodation along the way adds much to your experience.

This itinerary is valid from 1 September 2019.

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Discover
  • Magnificent Rottnest Island
  • The sights of Perth, taking in beautiful Kings Park
Explore
  • Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife sanctuary
  • Walk the length of the historic Busselton Jetty
Immerse
  • Learn about local Indigenous culture and bush tucker at Cape Naturaliste
  • Take a locally guided walking tour through historic Fremantle
Relax
  • Enjoy some of Australia’s best wines in Margaret River
  • Stay in luxury at the InterContinental Perth and beautiful boutique regional accommodation

On arrival in the thriving Western Australian capital, take some time to relax or explore independently. You may like to take a stroll to the nearby Swan Bells, a set of 18 bells arrayed in a stunning modernist 82½ metre-high copper and glass campanile. Enjoy canapés and local wines as you get to know your Journey Director and travelling companions at a Welcome Reception this evening at your hotel.

Hotel: InterContinental Perth City Centre, 2 nights

After a leisurely breakfast visit Elizabeth Quay, where the city meets the Swan River, and Yagan Square, one of the city’s most popular community, meeting and celebration places. Then explore beautiful Kings Park, the jewel in the city’s crown. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city further at your own pace. Tonight you’ll dine in Perth’s premier historical, cultural and dining precinct, the State Buildings.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

En route to the world-renowned Margaret River wine region today, you’ll discover the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of Penguin Island in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Cruise Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife sanctuary to see dolphins, penguins, sea lions and a myriad of sea-birds, then journey south to historic Busselton Jetty. Enjoy a walk on the beautifully-restored 150-year-old construction, or ride the small train to the end, 1.8 kilometres from the shore. Check in to your 5-star accommodation set on the turquoise waters of Bunker Bay, and dine at the Other Side of the Moon restaurant, named after one of the popular local surf breaks.

Hotel: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

A ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremony begins your Indigenous experience at Cape Naturaliste, where a local guide will escort you on a short walk in the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse precinct. See the land through the eyes of an Indigenous custodian, and experience an artefact interpretation and didgeridoo demonstration. Then drive along peaceful vineyard-lined roads to a Margaret River winery and take a guided walk through the vines. A Local Dining Experience follows at a degustation lunch with matching wines. In the afternoon you’ll explore more of the region, and have the opportunity to spend time in the quaint town of Margaret River.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, Local Dining Experience

Leaving the rolling wine country behind you, journey up the beautiful southwest coastline towards Fremantle. Board your ferry for the short crossing to magnificent Rottnest Island. The island was separated from the mainland around 7,000 years ago when sea-levels rose, and human artefacts dating back at least 30,000 years have been found there. The sandy beaches, abundant marine life and friendly wildlife on Rottnest will delight you. The endearing quokka, a small kangaroo-like mammal, is native to the island, where all plants and animals are protected by law. Settle in to your eco glamping tent, and watch the sun set this evening from a nearby dune.

Hotel: Pinky's Eco Retreat Rottnest

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

Wake up to the serenity of this natural paradise and enjoy a leisurely start to the day. Later this morning, take a guided coach tour of some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations, and learn about the island’s diverse flora, fauna and history. This afternoon, cruise back to seaside Fremantle and, after taking some time to relax at your hotel, meet your fellow travellers for a Celebration Dinner.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, Celebration Dinner

Join a local expert guide this morning for a walking tour of historic Fremantle, known for its maritime past and Victorian architecture. Gain unique insights into the past, present and future of the port city, and enjoy its wealth of well-preserved and restored architectural buildings, many of which were convict-built during the colonial era. Your Inspiring Journey comes to an end later this morning when you’re transferred by private car to Perth Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Step inside InterContinental Perth City Centre, where luxury is defined at every touchpoint from personalised service, unique dining experiences and elegant surrounds. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of hospitality excellence that is synonymous with InterContinental around the globe. Indulge in the finest Western Australian produce, sink into the comfort of your luxurious bed and wake feeling refreshed with artisan coffee and a gourmet breakfast.

    Features

  • Wi-Fi
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Located in the superb South West of Western Australia, nestled alongside the crystal clear waters of beautiful Bunker Bay in the world renowned Margaret River Wine Region. Our Margaret River resort sets the environmental benchmark in upscale Margaret River accommodation. Contemporary in style and unmatched in attentive service where you can check in and chill out with a sense of connectivity, calm and serenity.

    Features

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kitchenette
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Take time out and enjoy a completely new Rottnest Island experience, staying amongst nature in a stylish eco tent nestled behind the dunes of Pinky Beach.

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Savour the culture and tradition of Western Australia’s premier tourist destination when staying at the reimagined Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges. Fremantle as a port city, creating an environment that is rich, warm and sophisticated for business and leisure travellers alike. Ideal location near the Perth CBD, while those on holiday can easily access Bathers Beach, Rottnest Island and Kings Park and Botanic Gardens.

    Features

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Foxtel
  • Room service
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Private balcony
  • Work Desk
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Individual heater control
  • Air-conditioning
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • ISD/STD phone
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low to moderate level of fitness required

Dining

  • 6 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Local Dining Experience
  • 3 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Celebration Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flight to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Perth Airport
  • Day 7: Flights to depart after 1pm (Domestic) or 3pm (International) from Perth Airport

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