Inspiring Journeys

A Journey to the West

7 days | Perth to Fremantle

Head deep west and discover the coastal outback of Cape Naturaliste, where you will see the land through the eyes of an Indigenous custodian. Then relax in one of the world's most renowned wine regions.

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$4036

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$4675

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A Journey to the West

Inspiring Journeys

7 days

Perth to Fremantle

Head deep west and discover the coastal outback of Cape Naturaliste, where you will see the land through the eyes of an Indigenous custodian. Then relax in one of the world's most renowned wine regions.

Highlights

Immerse

Discover the land of Cape Naturaliste through the eyes of an Indigenous custodian and learn about the history of Busselton Jetty.

Indulge

Discover wine-making philosophy and enjoy VIP tastings at some of Australia’s best wineries in Margaret River, including the award-winning Hayshed Hill.

Explore

Discover Shoalwater Bay’s glorious marine life and meet the colony of the world’s smallest penguins, and encounter the adorable quokka.

Relax

Enjoy the luxurious comfort of the 5-star Pullman Bunker Bay and unwind in the 1850s landmark Esplanade Hotel, located in the heart of Fremantle.

Itinerary

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On arrival in Perth spend time on your own to relax or explore the surroundings. This evening meet your Journey Director and new traveling companions at your hotel for a Welcome Reception with local Western Australian wine and beers along with local produce canapés.

  Hotel: DoubleTree Perth Waterfront, 2 Nights

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before you head out for a city sites tour. You Journey Director will show you the best city sites including Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square and you will have time to explore Kings Park with its sweeping city views and some of the 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora. This afternoon is free for you to relax or explore more of Perth’s sites. Tonight, you will enjoy an Italian inspired feast whilst dining alfresco overlooking the picturesque Swan River. 

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

Today you head to world renowned winery region of Margaret River. Leaving cosmopolitan Perth behind your first stop is Penguin Island.  With its white sandy beaches and surrounded by crystal clear waters, Penguin Island lays in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Here you will board your boat to cruise through Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife Sanctuary to see dolphins, sea lions, penguins and sea birds. After your cruise you continue south to explore the historic Busselton Jetty that has been standing for more than 150 years. There is the chance to explore the jetty on foot or take the Jetty Train along this 1.84km timber piled jetty that is the longest in the southern hemisphere.  Nestled on the white sandy beaches your accommodation for the night is the 5 Star Pullman Bunker Bay. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner at the Other Side of the Moon restaurant where you will dine on an array of fresh locally sourced seasonal produce with local wines. 

  Hotel: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, 2 Nights

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Your day begins with a ‘Welcome to Country’ as part of your indigenous experience at Cape Naturaliste. Your local guide will escort you on a short walk around Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse precinct where they interpret the land through the eyes of an indigenous custodian followed by an artefact interpretation and didgeridoo experience.  From Cape Naturaliste you’ll drive through the vineyard lined roads to your Margaret River winery experience. Upon arrival the winemakers will take you on a guided walk through the rolling vineyard and then onto your highlight degustation lunch with matching wines. After you have indulged in your long lunch you will explore more of the region and there is time to explore the quaint town of Margaret River before returning to your hotel.

  Included Meals: Local Dining Experience, Breakfast

This morning why not relax with a morning stroll along the beautiful white sandy beach and turquoise waters of Bunker Bay. Then enjoy a leisurely breakfast with views out to the sparkling ocean before relaxing by the pool. Leaving wine country behind you will be hugging the coastline north as you continue along Australia’s exquisite southwest coast to Fremantle. This afternoon you will join a local guide on a walking tour to explore some hidden gems and the historic streets of Fremantle.

  Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, 2 Nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Board your boat and escape across the open ocean to Rottnest Island, an island paradise lovingly referred to by the sun-worshipping locals as ‘Rotto’.  Feel the sand between your toes and keep a keen eye out for the happiest little animal on earth, the Quokka. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ on a guided Discovery Rottnest bus tour covering the length of the island’s most spectacular locations. Delve into the island’s history and culture, its pristine marine and land environments and the diverse flora and fauna. Enjoy lunch before exploring more of the beaches. This afternoon, you’ll leave the pristine shoreline and cruise back to seaside Fremantle where tonight you’ll join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. What better way to toast to a mesmerising journey with Local Western Australian wines matched with the seasonal farm to table menu. 

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Relax this morning as your journey comes to an end. You might choose to take in the intriguing Fremantle Markets before your Inspiring Journey comes to an end. You will be transferred by private car to the airport for your onward travel.

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Accommodation

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

Set on the Swan River waterfront, DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront hotel is next to Elizabeth Quay entertainment and the iconic Bell Tower. Quayside paths are on our doorstep, and we're 10 minutes from downtown Perth and Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

    Features

  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room service
  • mini-fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Tea/Coffee facilities
 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

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. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • • Mixture of boutique, unique and 5 star hotels

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • • 2 Lunches
  • • 3 Dinners with Wine
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • • 1 Local Dining Experience

Flight Information

  • • Day 1: flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Perth Airport
  • • Day 7: flights to depart after 1.00pm (Domestic) or 3.00pm (International) from Perth Airport

Journey to the West

Inspiring Journeys

7 days

Perth to Fremantle

Head deep west and discover the coastal outback of Cape Naturaliste, where you will see the land through the eyes of an Indigenous custodian. Then relax in one of the world's most renowned wine regions.

Highlights

Immerse

Discover the land of Cape Naturaliste through the eyes of an Indigenous custodian and learn about the history of Busselton Jetty.

Indulge

Discover wine-making philosophy and enjoy VIP tastings at some of Australia’s best wineries in Margaret River, including the award-winning Hayshed Hill.

Explore

Discover Shoalwater Bay’s glorious marine life and meet the colony of the world’s smallest penguins, and encounter the adorable quokka.

Relax

Enjoy the luxurious comfort of the 5-star Pullman Bunker Bay and unwind in the 1850s landmark Esplanade Hotel, located in the heart of Fremantle.

Itinerary

image map

On arrival in Perth spend time on your own to relax or explore the surroundings. This evening meet your Journey Director and new traveling companions at your hotel for a Welcome Reception with local Western Australian wine and beers along with local produce canapés.

  Hotel: DoubleTree Perth Waterfront, 2 nights

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before you head out for a city sites tour. You Journey Director will show you the best city sites including Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square and you will have time to explore Kings Park with its sweeping city views and some of the 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora. This afternoon is free for you to relax or explore more of Perth’s sites. Tonight, you will enjoy an Italian inspired feast whilst dining alfresco overlooking the picturesque Swan River

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

Today you head to world renowned winery region of Margaret River. Leaving cosmopolitan Perth behind your first stop is Penguin Island.  With its white sandy beaches and surrounded by crystal clear waters, Penguin Island lays in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Here you will board your boat to cruise through Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife Sanctuary to see dolphins, sea lions, penguins and sea birds. After your cruise you continue south to explore the historic Busselton Jetty that has been standing for more than 150 years. There is the chance to explore the jetty on foot or take the Jetty Train along this 1.84km timber piled jetty that is the longest in the southern hemisphere.  Nestled on the white sandy beaches your accommodation for the night is the 5 Star Pullman Bunker Bay. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner at the Other Side of the Moon restaurant where you will dine on an array of fresh locally sourced seasonal produce with local wines. 

  Hotel: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, 2 nights

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast, Lunch

Your day begins with a ‘Welcome to Country’ as part of your indigenous experience at Cape Naturaliste. Your local guide will escort you on a short walk around Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse precinct where they interpret the land through the eyes of an indigenous custodian followed by an artefact interpretation and didgeridoo experience.  From Cape Naturaliste you’ll drive through the vineyard lined roads to your Margaret River winery experience. Upon arrival the winemakers will take you on a guided walk through the rolling vineyard and then onto your highlight degustation lunch with matching wines. After you have indulged in your long lunch you will explore more of the region and there is time to explore the quaint town of Margaret River before returning to your hotel.

  Included Meals: Highlight Lunch, Breakfast

This morning why not relax with a morning stroll along the beautiful white sandy beach and turquoise waters of Bunker Bay. Then enjoy a leisurely breakfast with views out to the sparkling ocean before relaxing by the pool. Leaving wine country behind you will be hugging the coastline north as you continue along Australia’s exquisite southwest coast to Fremantle. This afternoon you will join a local guide on a walking tour to explore some hidden gems and the historic streets of Fremantle.

  Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, 2 nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Board your boat and escape across the open ocean to Rottnest Island, an island paradise lovingly referred to by the sun-worshipping locals as ‘Rotto’.  Feel the sand between your toes and keep a keen eye out for the happiest little animal on earth, the Quokka. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ on a guided Discovery Rottnest bus tour covering the length of the island’s most spectacular locations. Delve into the island’s history and culture, its pristine marine and land environments and the diverse flora and fauna. Enjoy lunch before exploring more of the beaches. This afternoon, you’ll leave the pristine shoreline and cruise back to seaside Fremantle where tonight you’ll join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. What better way to toast to a mesmerising journey with Local Western Australian wines matched with the seasonal farm to table menu. 

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Relax this morning as your journey comes to an end. You might choose to take in the intriguing Fremantle Markets before your Inspiring Journey comes to an end. You will be transferred by private car to the airport for your onward travel.

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Accommodation

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

Set on the Swan River waterfront, DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront hotel is next to Elizabeth Quay entertainment and the iconic Bell Tower. Quayside paths are on our doorstep, and we're 10 minutes from downtown Perth and Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

    Features

  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room service
  • mini-fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Tea/Coffee facilities
 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

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. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • • Mixture of boutique, unique and 5 star hotels

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • • Breakfast (6)
  • • Lunch (2)
  • • Highlight Lunch (1)
  • • Dinner with Wine (3)
  • • Farewell Dinner (1)

Flight Information

  • • Day 1: flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Perth Airport
  • • Day 7: flights to depart after 1.00pm (Domestic) or 3.00pm (International) from Perth Airport

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