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  • Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park

    Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park

  • Margaret River Chocolate Factory

    Margaret River Chocolate Factory

  • Monkey Mia Dolphins

    Monkey Mia Dolphins

  • Dolphin Watching at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

    Dolphin Watching at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

  • The Pinnacles

    The Pinnacles

  • Fremantle

    Fremantle

  • Wild Flowers (Seasonal)

    Wild Flowers (Seasonal)

  • Murchison River Gorge, Kalbarri National Park

    Murchison River Gorge, Kalbarri National Park


Tour code: WEMP

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Explore vibrant, cosmopolitan Perth before travelling inland to iconic Wave Rock and Kalgoorlie, then watch in awe as the landscape transitions on your approach to the southern coast, where you’ll discover white sandy beaches, crystal-clear blue waters, and ancient forests. Seaside Fremantle and Margaret River’s renowned food and wine culture await you before you head north to spend time interacting with the friendly dolphins at Monkey Mia.

Itinerary

1 April 2018 - 30 November 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Perth

After meeting your Travel Director at your hotel this afternoon, set off on a tour of the friendly West Australian capital. Laid-back, liveable Perth has wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and an easy-going character. Visit Kings Park, the largest inner-city park in the world, and explore its delightful Botanic Garden on the broad expanse of the Swan River. You’ll notice many public art installations around the city and develop a feel for the varying precincts surrounding the CBD. This evening, enjoy the company of your fellow travellers over a delicious meal.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2
Perth – Wave Rock

Journey through the Golden Outback to Hyden, where you’ll tour Boddington Gold Mine with a local guide. Australia’s largest gold mine, it produces more than a million ounces of gold per year. Continue to Wave Rock. This magnificent rock formation resembling a gigantic wave was formed over three million years ago. Explore the formation and then take a short walk to discover 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. This evening dine at your hotel.

Hotel: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3
Wave Rock – Kalgoorlie

This morning you’ll take an exclusive farm tour to hear about life in the Outback with Wave Rock local, Sheena. You’ll have to opportunity to take part in the morning cattle feed then explore a private collection of vintage cars. WildflowerPass through the former gold boomtown of Coolgardie, surrounded in spring by carpets of wildflowers. Continue to Kalgoorlie for spectacular views over the famous Super Pit open cut gold mine, which produces up to 850,000 ounces of gold annually. Later, discover the character and stories of this historic town on an orientation tour.

Hotel: Rydges in Kalgoorlie

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4
Kalgoorlie – Esperance

Today visit Cape Le Grand National Park for breathtaking views of wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks and sweeping heathlands. Named after an officer on L’Espérance, one of the ships in the 1792 expedition of French naval commander and explorer Bruny d’Entrecasteaux, the Cape’s granite shoreline and white sand beaches are spectacular. Stop at picturesque Thistle Cove to explore its marvellously-sculpted “Whistling Rock” formations that capture the sounds of the wind and waves, and dip your toes in its crystal-clear blue water. At stunning Lucky Bay, you may see some grey kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles, Esperance

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - 6
Esperance – Albany
Day 5: Esperance – Albany

This morning, see the mysterious Pink Lake just outside Esperance. In the right weather conditions, the lake turns a soft shade of pink due to the high concentration of algae in the water. Travel on through Ravensthorpe and the unique Fitzgerald Biosphere, recognised by the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program. Later, at Bluff Knoll Lookout, you’ll witness 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, and settle in to your hotel for the night.

Day 6: Albany

This morning, take your time to explore this historic town, which boasts many heritage-listed buildings. During the last decade of the 19th century, Albany served as a gateway to the Eastern Goldfields, and for many years, it was the colony’s only deep-water port. In 1914, 41,000 Australians and New Zealanders left from Albany on their way to the WWI battlefields. Later, visit the recently-inaugurated National Anzac Centre. The award-winning centre is the focus of one of Australia’s most important cultural pilgrimages.

Hotel: The Dog Rock Motel, Albany, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast and dinner. Day 6: Breakfast

Day 7 - 8
Albany – Margaret River
Day 7: Albany – Margaret River

Visit the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk this morning to explore the canopy of the ancient, majestic Tingle forest. The Red Tingle is a species of eucalypt that grows up to 55 metres in height, and occurs nowhere else in the world. Then travel on to Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. Situated at the most southwesterly point of Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is the tallest on the Australian mainland. 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. Beaches and surf breaks line the nearby coast, whose waters host migratory whales between June and November.

Day 8: Margaret River

First up you’ll get the chance to see fossils, stalactites and stalagmites in the impressive Margaret River caves with a local guide. Then get ready to delight your taste buds! 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 tastings and a lunch prepared solely from fresh local produce. Your afternoon and evening is at leisure.

Hotel: Quality Inn Margaret River, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 7: Breakfast and dinner. Day 8: Breakfast and lunch

Day 9 - 10
Margaret River – Fremantle
Day 9: Margaret River – Fremantle

On arrival in Fremantle, the afternoon is yours to explore this wonderful town. You may like to visit the colourful Fremantle Markets to purchase local arts and crafts and taste local produce. We recommend taking a wander along the Fremantle foreshore to observe the impressive fishing fleet and perhaps partake of a refreshing ale at Little Creatures Brewery. A former crocodile farm on the water’s edge, this popular destination is the home of an iconic Australian beer. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.

Day 10: Fremantle

Join a local guide this morning for a private tour of historic convict-era Fremantle Prison, the largest and most intact convict-built prison in Australia, and Western Australia’s only World Heritage-listed building. The rest of the day is at leisure. You might choose to take a boat trip to Rottnest Island, a gazetted A-class nature reserve. Rottnest, which lies just eighteen kilometres off Fremantle, is perhaps best known for its population of quokkas, a small native marsupial found in very few other locations. The island is also home to colonies of Australian sea lions and Southern fur seals. Closer to home, you might like to take a ride on the popular Fremantle Tram.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 9: Breakfast and dinner. Day 10: Breakfast

Day 11
Fremantle – Geraldton

Aboriginal cultureTravel north along the coast, stopping in Yanchep National Park for an Aboriginal cultural experience with a member of the local Nyoongar people. 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. The memorial commemorates the loss of HMAS Sydney II, the greatest single tragedy in Australian naval history, and is dedicated to the lost crew and their families.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - 13
Geraldton – Monkey Mia
Day 12: 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 film footage, interactive multimedia and objects of rare scientific and historical significance. Continue to the crystal blue waters and pristine beaches of Monkey Mia.

Day 13: Monkey Mia Free Time

After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the tranquil turquoise waters of the bay, watch as the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swim into shore to be fed. The friendly pod of wild bottlenose dolphins regularly swim to Monkey Mia’s shore to interact with humans up to three times a day. (Note: As the dolphins are wild creatures, their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) The rest of the day is at leisure: why not take a scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park or a wildlife cruise aboard a sleek catamaran? In the evening, relax with a cocktail or a glass of wine as the sun sets over the bay.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

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

Day 14
Monkey Mia – Kalbarri

This morning, travel to Hamelin Pool to discover a unique colony of Stromatolites, described as the earliest record of life on earth. Venture into Kalbarri National Park today to witness the spectacular scenery of the Murchison River Gorge.

WildflowerDuring wildflower season, the National Park is alive with blooms. Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 15
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 16
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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Little Creatures Brewery

Little Creatures Brewery

After you've worked up a thirst walking around Fremantle's famous market place, you absolutely must head to Little Creatures Brewery on Fremantle's waterfront for a cooling ale. The brewery was established in 2000 and their renowned Little Creatures Pale Ale was proudly presented to the public, after many trials and experiments, just in time for summer 2001. The name Little Creatures was actually inspired by Talking Heads’ Little Creatures album and the venue was originally built to house yachts during 1987s famous the America’s Cup challenge held in 'Freo'. Who’d have known!

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

Inclusions

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

Dining

  • 15 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch 
  • 9 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 12 noon into Perth Airport
Day 16   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 – 10% saving

when you pay in full by 31 January 2018

Pay by 31 Jan 2018   10% saving
Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving
Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving
 
Kings Club   5% saving
 
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
 
Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving
 
Triple share   5% saving

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component. 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