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Priced from $2375Twin share
$3085 Single traveller
$2135 Young traveller
From 1 April 2017
$2375 adult twin $3085 single $2135 child
From 1 April 2018
$2450 adult twin $3175 single $2210 child
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Visit Geraldton to see the west's Batavia Coast, famous for many a shipwreck, and travel into Kalbarri National Park to see wildflowers in full bloom (seasonal). Frolic with wild dolphins at Monkey Mia and spend the day exploring or relaxing, swimming or sailing. See the world's best known colony of Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool and The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park. Delve into Aboriginal culture at Yanchep National Park and see wallabies in the wild before it's on to Western Australia's cosmopolitan capital, Perth, on the Swan River.
1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017 ?
Fremantle – Geraldton
As this Guided Holiday departs early morning, accommodation should be pre-booked for the previous night.
Welcome to Western Australia! Today you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers to travel along the rugged coastline to the port of Geraldton.
Heading north to Yanchep National Park, you’ll enjoy a fantastic Aboriginal cultural experience in a bush setting. Meet your Aboriginal guide who’ll share with you their way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. It's a hands on experience where you'll have the chance to touch and feel traditional Aboriginal tools and it will have you rolling around with laughter. Continue along the coast to the seaside hamlet of Lancelin at lunchtime and then to Nambung National Park, home of the marvelous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. On arrival in Geraldton you'll visit the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial and have the chance to discover the seaside township.
Hotel: Mantra Geraldton
Geraldton – Monkey Mia
Day 2: Geraldton – Monkey Mia
Travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world’s best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, while they may not appear alive, these living structures have helped scientists unravel the history of life on earth! Later visit fascinating Shell Beach, one of only two in the world, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells up to ten metres deep. Continue to the crystal blue waters and the pristine white shell and sandy beaches of Monkey Mia where you’ll stay for the next two nights.
Day 3: Monkey Mia Sights
Every morning, Monkey Mia's wild dolphins swim to shore to be fed. After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay, watch the dolphins swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Today is yours to do as you choose. Why not take a scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park or after a lazy morning take an afternoon wildlife cruise aboard a catamaran to spot sea creatures great and small. In the evening, there's nothing like sitting back with a cocktail or a cool beer, watching the world go by as the sun goes down over the water.
Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights.
Included Meals: Day 2: Breakfast and Dinner. Day 3: Breakfast
Monkey Mia – Kalbarri
Today, travel to Kalbarri.
Venture into Kalbarri National Park and view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge from the vantage point of Hawks Head Lookout and keep an eye out for graceful Peregrine Falcons hunting along the gorges and cliffs. Later visit Red Bluff Lookout overlooking the Indian Ocean. During wildflower season, the National Park is a bloom with many a variety of wildflower. You'll spot Acacia, Banksia, Caladenia and more! Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Kalbarri – Perth
Today you'll travel back to your final destination, Perth. On the way you'll stop at New Norcia, a Benedictine community owned and operated by a group of Roman Catholic monks since 1847. It's Australia's only monastic town, where the monks live and work. You'll have a chance to explore the town's museum and art gallery. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. What a great opportunity to share a few laughs as you recount stories from the last week together!
Hotel: Travelodge Perth
Included Meals: Breakfast and Farewell dinner
Dolphin feeding at Monkey Mia
Bottlenose dolphins have been visiting the beach at Monkey Mia for more than 40 years. In the 1960s, fishers returning to Monkey Mia began sharing their catch with some local dolphins, then over the years, the dolphins’ trust grew and more started coming to shore to be fed at the jetty and the beach. The Monkey Mia dolphins are wild native animals that come to shore most days between 7.45am and midday of their own free will to interact with humans in a controlled environment and are monitored closely to ensure their health and well-being. It’s a must-see magical experience!
- Frolic with dolphins at Monkey Mia
- Discover WA’s famous wildflowers(seasonal)
- Explore the mysterious Pinnacles
- Visit New Norcia’s Monastery
- Experience Kalbarri National Park
- Walk along spectacular Shell Beach
- Learn about Hamelin Pool’s ancient stomatolites
- Visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial
- Delve in to indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park
- Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
- Quality accommodation
- Travel by luxury coach
- Airport transfers (see flight information below)
- Full buffet breakfasts (5)
- Dinners (2)
- Farewell dinner (1)
|Day prior||Flights to arrive anytime into Perth|
|Day 6||Flights to depart anytime from Perth|
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Swimming costume
- Water bottle
- Jacket in cooler months
Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:
Mantra Geraldton221 Foreshore Drive Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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.
- Swimming Pool
- Barbecue facilities
- Room service
- Internet Access
- Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
- Private balcony
- Air Conditioning
Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort1 Monkey Mia Road, Denham (Shark Bay), WA 6547
Located in the heart of Western Australia’s Shark Bay, Monkey Mia is one of the world’s premier natural dolphin sighting areas.
- In-house movies
- Tea & Coffee Facilities
- Balcony or Terrace
Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort22 Porter St, Kalbarri, WA 6536
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.
- Flat Screen TV
- Bathroom Amenities
- Satellite/cable colour TV
- Gym facilities
- Room service
Travelodge Perth417 Hay St, Perth WA, 6000
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.
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Work Desk
- In-room safe
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Coffee/tea making facilities
Experience more on your holiday
To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.
Experiences available between 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
Rottnest Express Discovery (Perth)
Explore the beauty and tranquility of Rottnest as you relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach. This tour includes historical, cultural and natural points of interest. Complete your Rottnest experience with a buffet lunch. *Post tour bookings only.
Francois Peron National Park Day Tour (Monkey Mia)
This is a full day trip adventuring through a spectacular, special piece of earth, right where outback Australia meets the coast. Your tour is a combination of cultural history, sensational scenery, fascinating plants, wild animals and bush survival skills. Includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, sunscreen, use of binoculars, polarised sunglasses and an expert local guide.
Origin of the Mermaid Myth Cruise (Monkey Mia)
Potentially see the same animals as the morning “Wow! Wildlife Experience” but with a much better chance of seeing dugong since this is usually when we visit the Restricted- Access, Dugong Management Zone, which we are allowed into only once a day. Dugong feed on sea-grass. Shark Bay has the largest sea-grass banks in the world, and its 10,000 dugongs represent about 10% of the world’s dugong population. Although dugongs are shy and extremely difficult creatures to find and approach, we have over the last 14 years developed techniques for getting you close without disturbing them.
Sunset Sail Cruise (Monkey Mia)
Unwind by the magic of a Monkey Mia sundown cruise. Drift away with especially chosen relaxation music. As nightfall washes over you, the sun blends hues of blue and gold and the land, sea and sky melt into inky darkness pricked by diamonds.
Shark Bay Air (Monkey Mia)
Prices start from $127.00 for a 25min Scenic Flight. Transfer fee may apply.
The excursions can be booked through your Travel Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available.
Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars
Prices are valid from 1 April 2016. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.