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  • Valley of the giants treetop walk

    Valley of the giants treetop walk

  • Indian Pacific

    Indian Pacific

  • Wave Rock

    Wave Rock

  • Fremantle

    Fremantle

  • Monkey Mia

    Monkey Mia

  • Lucky Bay

    Lucky Bay

  • Kalbarri National Park

    Kalbarri National Park


Tour code: WEMPRE

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Take a momentous rail journey across the breadth of the Australian Outback on board the famous Indian Paci c, then travel the South West of Western Australia and fall in love with the diverse dramatic landscapes. From the Golden Outback to the ocean, the rolling hills to the vines of Margaret River, you’ll experience it all!

Itinerary

1 May 2018 - 31 October 2018 ?
Day 1 - 3
Indian Pacific: Sydney – Broken Hill – Adelaide – The Nullarbor
Day 1: Indian Pacific Gold Service: Sydney – Broken Hill

Make your own way to Central Railway Station in Sydney, departing in the afternoon on a true journey of contrasts that will take you through the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains and across the barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain to lush vineyards and vast goldmines. Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Paci c travels between Sydney and Perth via Adelaide on a spectacular 4,352km journey. Settle into your cabin and relax, or make your way to the Outback Explorer Lounge to meet fellow guests and help yourself to a welcome drink.

Day 2: Indian Pacific: Broken Hill – Adelaide

Wake up to a coffee or tea as you arrive in Broken Hill this morning to explore the beauty of the ‘Silver City’ and discover the history of the mining industry that is at the heart of the town. Step back on board and head to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant for breakfast, where an extensive menu caters to all tastes. By the time lunch is served, you’ll be well into South Australia on the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges.

Day 3: Indian Pacific: The Nullarbor

Marvel at the raw beauty of the vast Nullarbor plains as you awake this morning, and reflect on the changing landscapes that background your rail journey. Your sense of wonder will be aroused when it comes time to set foot in remote Rawlinna later today. Under brilliant desert stars, enjoy an evening stop in a location experienced only by an intrepid few.

Hotel: Indian Pacific Gold Service, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner. Day 2: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 3: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4
Arrive Perth

Arrive into the cosmopolitan Western Australian capital of Perth after lunch. You’ll be transferred to your hotel. Get to know your Travel Director and travelling companions at dinner this evening.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5
Perth – Wave Rock

Today journey through the Golden Outback to Hyden. Join a local guide on a tour of Boddington Gold Mine. Continue to famous Wave Rock. Then take a short walk to 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.

Hotel: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6
Wave Rock – Kalgoorlie

This morning you’ll take an exclusive farm tour to hear about life in the Outback with Wave Rock local, Sheena. Take part in the morning cattle feed then explore a collection of vintage cars. Continue to Kalgoorlie, after a visit to the lookout for views in to the open cut mine, discover the stories of this historic town on an orientation tour.

Hotel: Rydges in Kalgoorlie

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7
Kalgoorlie – Esperance

Today visit Cape Le Grand National Park for breathtaking views of wild coastal scenery, rugged peaks and sweeping heathlands. Stop at awe-inspiring Thistle Cove to marvel at its dazzling white sand, crystal-clear blue water, and lazing kangaroos.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles, Esperance

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 - 9
Esperance – Albany
Day 8: Esperance – Albany

See the mysterious Pink Lake outside Esperance, and travel through Ravensthorpe and the Fitzgerald Biosphere to Bluff Knoll Lookout to the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park, one of the world’s richest in flora. Continue to Albany, a town imbued with Anzac history.

Day 9: Albany

This morning, take your time to explore this historic town. In 1914, 41,000 Australians and New Zealanders left Albany on their way to WWI. This afternoon visit the recently-inaugurated National Anzac Centre

Hotel: The Dog Rock Motel, Albany, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast and dinner. Day 9: Breakfast

Day 10 - 11
Albany – Margaret River
Day 10: Albany – Margaret River

Visit the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk this morning to explore the canopy of the ancient Tingle forest. Stop in Nannup at lunchtime with time to explore, then travel on to 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 before leaving for Margaret River, one of Australia’s premier wine-growing regions.

Day 11: Margaret River

First up, see fossils in the impressive Margaret River caves with a local guide. Then get ready to delight your tastebuds! Margaret River is known not only for its fabulous wines but also for its boutique producers. At Vasse Virgin you’ll learn about olive oil, taste gourmet produce, and sample a range of beauty preparations made from the oil of olives grown on the property. Continue to a local winery for wine-tastings and a lunch prepared from local produce.

Hotel: Quality Inn Margaret River, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 10: Breakfast and dinner. Day 11: Breakfast and lunch

Day 12 - 13
Margaret River – Fremantle
Day 12: Margaret River – Fremantle

On arrival in Fremantle, the afternoon is yours to explore. You may like to visit the colourful Fremantle Markets to purchase local arts and crafts and taste local produce. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.

Day 13: Fremantle

Join a local guide this morning for a private tour of historic convict-era Fremantle Prison. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You might choose to take a boat trip to nearby Rottnest Island, or a ride on the historic Fremantle Tram.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 12: Breakfast and dinner. Day 13: Breakfast

Day 14
Fremantle – Geraldton

Aboriginal cultureTravel north along the West Australian coastline, stopping in Yanchep National Park to enjoy an Aboriginal cultural experience in an authentic bush setting. Continue along the coast to the seaside hamlet of Lancelin and then to Nambung National Park, home of the Marvellous Pinnacles, a stunning series of intriguing limestone formations. Explore the seaside township of Geraldton and visit the evocative HMAS Sydney memorial.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 - 16
Geraldton – Monkey Mia
Day 15: Geraldton – Monkey Mia

Travel to Shell Beach, one of only two in the world, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells. Continue north to Denham. Visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre with its state-of-the-art displays including soundscapes, historical and contemporary lm footage, interactive multimedia and objects of rare scientific and historical significance. Continue to the crystal blue waters and pristine beaches of Monkey Mia.

Day 16: Monkey Mia

After a breakfast overlooking the tranquil turquoise waters of the bay, watch as the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swim into shore to be fed. (Note: As the dolphins are wild creatures, their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) The rest of the day is at your leisure: why not take a scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park or an afternoon wildlife cruise aboard a sleek catamaran? In the evening, relax with a cocktail or a glass of wine and watch the world go by as the sun sets.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 15: Breakfast and dinner. Day 16: Breakfast

Day 17
Monkey Mia – Kalbarri

Travel to Hamelin Pool to discover a unique colony of Stromatolites. Then, venture into Kalbarri National Park today to the spectacular Murchison River Gorge.

WildflowerDuring wildflower season, the National Park is alive with blooms.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 18
Kalbarri – Perth

Today you’ll travel back to your final destination, Perth. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Included Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner

Day 19
Farewell from Perth

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

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19 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Sydney and returns to Perth

Highlights

  • Perth city sights touring
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Boddington Gold Mine
  • ‘Surf’ Wave Rock
  • Discover WA’s famous wildflowers (seasonal Aug-Nov)Wildflower
  • Explore white sandy beaches near Esperance
  • Commemorate at the National Anzac Centre in Albany
  • Walk high above the trees at Valley of the Giants
  • See the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the tallest on the Australian mainland
  • Indulge in Margaret River food and wine
  • Chocolate tasting in Margaret River
  • Explore cosmopolitan Fremantle & its market
  • Delve into indigenous culture at Yanchep National ParkAboriginal culture
  • Marvel at the Pinnacles
  • Visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton
  • Learn about Hamelin Pool’s ancient Stromatolites
  • Walk on spectacular Shell Beach
  • Get up close to the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Experience Kalbarri National Park

Indian Pacific

  • Iconic railway journey on the Indian Pacific
  • Travel in the style & comfort of Gold Service
  • Indulge in all-inclusive local fare & beverages
  • Relax in your private cabin on a three-seater lounge as you watch the landscape

Inclusions

  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • 18 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches 
  • 12 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 11am into Sydney Airport
Day 19   Flights to depart anytime from Perth Airport

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel

Ways to Save

Departures from 1 April 2018

Early Payment Discount
Save up to $530pp
Pay by 31 Jan 2018   10% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

Kings Club   5% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

2nd holiday discount   2.5% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component (AAT Kings Western Wonderland Guided Vacation). Savings do not apply to rail components, or third party operated vacations/day tours. Conditions apply.

 

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Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Travelodge Perth
    417 Hay St, Perth WA, 6000

    • Exterior of Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Armada Restaurant at Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Twin Guest Room at Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Front Entry to Travelodge Perth Hotel

    Situated in the heart of the Perth CBD, Travelodge Perth is nestled in a picturesque location, close to the major shopping areas, and a short stroll from the beautiful Swan River.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • Satellite TV
    • Radio
    • Work Desk
    • Wi-Fi
    • In-room safe
    • Phone
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Wave Rock Motel, Hyden
    2 Lynch St, Hyden WA 6359

    • Wave Rock Motel Room
    • Wave Rock Motel Lounge
    • Wave Rock Motel Pool
    • Wave Rock Motel Salmon Gum Lounge
    • Wave Rock Motel Beer Garden

    We are situated in the heart of Australia's Golden Outback. Hyden is only four kilometres from Wave Rock.We have a swimming pool (seasonal), gym and the Salmon Gum Lounge offers card and board games for your enjoyment as well as an open fire with baby grand piano and a guitar. The Salmon Gum Lounge has free tea and coffee for in-house quests. Please relax and enjoy this comfort area with its natural timbers and leather furniture, cold beer and wine.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • TV
    • Swimming Pool
    • Gym facilities
  • Rydges in Kalgoorlie
    21 Davidson Street, Kalgoorlie , WA 6430

    • Rydges Kalgoorlie Front Exterior
    • Rydges Kalgoorlie Swimming Pool
    • Rydges Kalgoorlie Guest Room
    • The grounds at Rydges Kalgoorlie

    Centrally located within the twin towns of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and just minutes from the famous Hannan Street central business and shopping precinct, Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort and Spa offers a new level of luxury accommodation to both the business and leisure market. With over 91 rooms varying from our deluxe studios through to executive apartments, Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort and Spa can ensure that you are kept comfortable for whatever purpose of your stay.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Mini Bar
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • In-room spa bath / Jacuzzi
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Refrigerator
    • Hair Dryer
    • LCD TV
    • Free Bottled Water
    • Foxtel
  • Comfort Inn Bay of Isles
    32 The Esplanade, Esperance, WA 6450

    Esperance

    • Comfort Inn Bay of Isles - Room
    • Comfort Inn Bay of Isles - Exterior
    • Comfort Inn Bay of Isles - Pool
    • Comfort Inn Bay of Isles - Room

    Comfort Inn Bay of Isles Motel Esperance is your perfect beachfront accommodation solution for business travellers and holiday makers who want to get the most from their time in beautiful Esperance.

    • Features
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Room service
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • LCD TV
    • Foxtel
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Clock radio
    • Iron
  • The Dog Rock Motel
    303 Middleton Road, Albany, Western Australia, 6330

    Albany, 2 nights

    • Exterior of The Dog Rock Motel in Albany
    • Guest Room at The Dog Rock Motel, Albany

    The Dog Rock Motel is situated in the heart of the city, close to all the action and local attractions. Family owned with friendly service, the motel aim's is for you to have the best experience of Albany accommodation and the beautiful town of Albany. 
     

    • Features
    • Wi-Fi
    • Foxtel
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Quality Inn Margaret River
    78 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River, WA 6285.

    2 nights

    • Quality Inn Margaret River Hotel at dusk
    • Swimming pool at Quality Inn Margaret River
    • Lobby & Fireplace at Quality Inn Margaret River
    • Guest Room at Quality Inn Margaret River Hotel
    • Guest Room Bathroom at Quality Inn Margaret River

    Quality Inn Margaret River is the ideal comfortable accommodation option for people wanting to relax, unwind and enjoy the idyllic surrounds of the spectacular region of Margaret River. Stay at this Margaret River resort and be surrounded by beautiful gardens and spectacular natural bush land. All your personal, business and family accommodation needs are catered for with a range of hotel facilities including Margaret’s Restaurant and Lobby Bar, Conference Centre and business facilities, onsite mini golf and much more.

    • Features
    • Flat Screen TV
    • DVD players
    • Air-conditioning
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Foxtel
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Radio
  • Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
    Corner of Marine Terrace and Essex Street, Fremantle, WA 6160

    2 nights

    • Esplanade Hotel by Rydges Fremantle Superior Room
    • Esplanade Hotel by Rydges Fremantle - Exterior
    • Esplanade Hotel by Rydges Fremantle - pool area

    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
  • Mantra Geraldton
    221 Foreshore Drive Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia

    • Mantra Geraldton - Front View
    • Mantra Geraldton - Balcony views
    • Mantra Geraldton - Waterviews
    • Mantra Geraldton - Room

    Looking for somewhere to stay in Geraldton? You want location, you want comfort, you want value. Mantra Geraldton hotel has it all and it's right on the Batavia Coast Marina, Champion Bay.
    Mantra Geraldton's spacious apartments are close to the region's best attractions like the Western Australian Museum, Geraldton CBD and the HMAS Sydney Memorial.

    • Features
    • Swimming Pool
    • Barbecue facilities
    • Room service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
    • Private balcony
    • Air Conditioning
  • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
    1 Monkey Mia Road, Denham (Shark Bay), WA 6547

    2 nights

    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Beach View
    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Garden Villa Exterior
    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Garden Villa Room
    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Boughshed Restaurant

    Located in the heart of Western Australia’s Shark Bay, Monkey Mia is one of the world’s premier natural dolphin sighting areas.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • TV
    • In-house movies
    • Refrigerator
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Linen
  • Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort
    22 Porter St, Kalbarri, WA 6536

    • Best Western Kalbarri Edge Resort Studio Room
    • Best Western Kalbarri Edge Resort Pool View
    • Best Western Kalbarri Edge Resort Swimming Pool
    • Best Western Kalbarri Edge Resort Lounge Room

    Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort comes alive at sunrise, coaxing guests to wake to uninterrupted views of the Coral Coast. Enjoy a five minute walk into Kalbarri town centre, The Murchison River foreshore, or a 5 minutes' drive to Kalbarri Golf Club.

    • Features
    • Kitchenette
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Foxtel
    • Wi-Fi
    • Air-conditioning
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Gym facilities
    • Room service
  • Travelodge Perth
    417 Hay St, Perth WA, 6000

    • Exterior of Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Armada Restaurant at Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Twin Guest Room at Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Front Entry to Travelodge Perth Hotel

    Situated in the heart of the Perth CBD, Travelodge Perth is nestled in a picturesque location, close to the major shopping areas, and a short stroll from the beautiful Swan River.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • Satellite TV
    • Radio
    • Work Desk
    • Wi-Fi
    • In-room safe
    • Phone
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Coffee/tea making facilities