Western Wonderland

16 Day Guided Vacation | Perth Return

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Western Wonderland

16 Day Guided Vacation | Perth Return

Western Wonderland

16 Day Guided Vacation | Perth Return | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2019 – 30 Nov 2019

Western Wonderland

16 Day Guided Vacation

Perth Return

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

This itinerary is valid from 1 April 2019

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  • Perth city sights touring
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Boddington Gold Mine
  • ‘Surf’ Wave Rock
  • Discover WA’s famous wildflowers (seasonal)
  • Explore white sandy beaches near Esperance
  • Walk high above the trees at Valley of the Giants
  • See the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
  • Indulge in Margaret River food and wine
  • Chocolate tasting in Margaret River
  • Explore cosmopolitan Fremantle and its market
  • Indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park
  • 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

Australian capital with your Travel Director. Visit Kings Park, and explore its delightful Botanic Garden on the broad expanse of the Swan River. This evening, enjoy the company of your at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Included Meals: Dinner

Journey through the Golden Outback to Boddington, the site of Australia’s largest gold mine. Continue to Wave Rock, a magnificent rock formation formed over three million years ago. This evening, you’ll dine at your hotel.

Hotel: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, take an exclusive farm tour to learn about station life in the outback. Pass through the former gold boomtown of Coolgardie and continue to Kalgoorlie for spectacular views over the famous Super Pit open-cut gold mine and an orientation tour of this historic town.

Hotel: Rydges Kalgoorlie

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today visit Cape Le Grand National Park with its wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks, sweeping heathlands and white sand beaches. At stunning Lucky Bay, you may see some of the local kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel on through Ravensthorpe and the unique Fitzgerald Biosphere. Later, at Bluff Knoll Lookout, you’ll witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. Continue to Albany, a town imbued with Anzac history, and settle in to your hotel for the night.

Hotel: The Dog Rock Motel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning take your time to explore seaside Albany, which boasts many fine heritage-listed buildings. Later, visit the acclaimed National Anzac Centre overlooking the harbour from which over 41,000 men and woman departed Australia for the Great War.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Visit the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk this morning to explore the canopy of the majestic Tingle forest. Then travel on to Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. You may like to take an optional experience 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.

Hotel: Stay Margaret River, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

First up you’ll see fossils, stalactites and stalagmites, in the impressive caves of the region with a local guide. Then get ready to delight your taste buds! Margaret River is known for its fabulous wines and its boutique producers, and you’ll visit a local winery for tastings and a lunch prepared from fresh local produce. Your evening is at leisure.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Join a local guide this morning for a private tour of historic convict-era Fremantle Prison. The rest of your day is at leisure. You might like to take an optional experience boat trip to Rottnest Island, a gazetted A-class nature reserve or closer to home, a ride on the popular Fremantle Tram.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Travel 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 past the seaside hamlet of Lancelin pausing to see the marvellous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. Explore the seaside township of Geraldton and visit the evocative HMAS Sydney memorial.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Begin your day at Shell Beach, formed from billions of tiny cockle shells. Travel on to the blue waters and pristine beaches of Monkey Mia.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast, 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 leisure: you may like to take an optional experience 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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 to witness the spectacular scenery of the Murchison River Gorge. During wildflower season, the National Park is alive with blooms.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today you’ll travel back to Perth, where you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

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

Included Meals: 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

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Stay Margaret River is the ultimate destination to relax and explore the famous wineries, caves, forests and beaches of the Margaret River Region.

    Features

  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD players
  • Air-conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Foxtel
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Radio
 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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation 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
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

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

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. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

Adult Price: AUD 156   Child Price: AUD 78

Discover Rottnest

Enjoy a ferry cruise to and from the island. Explore the beauty and tranquility as you tour the island in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach. Enjoy commentary of historical, cultural and natural points of interest alongthe way. After your buffet lunch there is free time to explore more of the island by bike or by foot. Don't forget to pack your swimwear for a refreshing dip in the beautiful turquoise water. 

* If your tour ends in Fremantle, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

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Adult Price: AUD 215.00   Child Price: AUD 215.00

Francois Peron National Park 4WD Tour

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.

Adult Price: AUD 99.00   Child Price: AUD 99.00

Sail With A Bunch of Animals Cruise

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.

Adult Price: AUD 225.00   Child Price: AUD 225.00

Shark Bay Scenic Flight

A 45 minute scenic flight crosses Freycinet Reach to the fascinating patchwork of salt ponds at Useless Loop. It then crosses the sandy finger of Bellefin Prong and out over the rugged Zuytdorp Cliffs. Following the cliffs northward to Australia's most westerly landfall at Steep Point and crosses part of Dirk Hartog Island. Keep you eye out for marine life


Optional Experiences indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars. 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. Please see your Travel Director for a full list of experiences.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel (if swimming)

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level fitness required

Dining

  • 15 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 9 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12 noon into Perth Airport
  • Day 16 – flights to depart anytime from Perth Airport

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