South Western Explorer 2023

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Fully Accommodated Luxury Camps & Lodges
TOUR FARE
From $7,915 pp twin share
DURATION
11 Days Perth to Perth

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1
Your Adventure Begins in Perth
Crown Promenade
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Upon your arrival at Perth Airport today you will be met by our friendly and professional Tour Directors. This afternoon take an informative tour of the city including scenic Kings Park, which also features the Perth Botanic Gardens. Wander through the magnificent display of wildflowers before heading around to the luxurious Crown Promenade for our overnight stay. (D)

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Perth – Wave Rock – Hyden
Hyden Wave Rock Motel
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This morning we depart Perth and travel east through the John Forrest National Park. Visit York and the historic York Motor Museum before continuing to Hyden, arriving mid-afternoon. This tiny town located in Western Australia’s semi-arid Wheat Belt is home to the fascinating and unique geological formation known as Wave Rock. After exploring Wave Rock we overnight at the Hyden Wave Rock Motel. (B,L,D)

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Coolgardie - Kalgoorlie
Rydges Kalgoorlie
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Today we depart Hyden and continue our travels towards the far-east mining district of Kalgoorlie- Boulder. Since 1893 the area of Kalgoorlie- Boulder has produced over 50 million ounces of gold, one of only 4 districts in the world to have reached such a milestone. We arrive this afternoon and enjoy a town tour followed by a tour of the incredible Super Pit mine. Enjoy expert commentary from your local guide as we drive along internal haul roads and get up close to the operations of this massive mine.

This afternoon we check-in to the Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort for our overnight stay. (B,L,D)

4
Norseman - Esperance
Comfort Inn Bay of Isles Motel
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This morning we head south en route to the seaside town of Esperance. Along the way there are generally some spectacular wildflower displays that we’ll stop to enjoy. Upon our arrival at the coast we take the scenic Great Ocean Drive which includes Rotary Lookout, the Pink Lake and Australia’s first wind farm. This 40 kilometre loop showcases Esperance’s spectacular coastline of tranquil bays, soaring cliffs and beautiful beaches. Upon our arrival into Esperance this afternoon we check in to the Comfort Inn Bay of Isles Motel, located along the foreshore. (B,L,D)

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Stirling Range National Park - Albany
Dog Rock Motel
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This morning we travel west through Ravensthorpe and Jerramungup stopping along the way for lunch. Later this afternoon we visit Bluff Knoll Lookout in the majestic Stirling Range National Park and enjoy a guided tour before arriving in the whaling town of Albany. We spend the next 2 nights at the Dog Rock Motel. (B,L,D)

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Discovering Albany
Dog Rock Motel
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This morning we visit the ‘Discovery Bay Tourism Experience’, a magnificent whaling museum in Albany. Take an interactive journey through the last operating whaling station in Australia, supported by a series of audio visual displays, artefacts and whaling history. This afternoon we board a catamaran for a spectacular whale watching cruise in Albany’s harbour followed by a self guided audio tour of the National Anzac Centre. We return to the Dog Rock Motel for our final night in Albany. (B,L,D)

7
Ancient Empire & Valley of the Giants
Karri Valley Resort
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Today we travel to the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, home to a grove of veteran Karri and Tingle trees known as the Ancient Empire. These are some of the largest trees in the world, measuring up to 16 metres around the base. To get a closer look, we’ll visit the world class Valley of The Giants Tree Top Walk which soars gently upwards amidst the Tingle foliage to a world of birds and flowers. We also visit the Gloucester Tree, the second highest fire lookout tree in the world. (The tree can be climbed by the more adventurous). 
This afternoon we arrive at Karri Valley Resort on Lake Beedelup. Enjoy a free afternoon at the resort and enjoy activities such as trout fishing, bush walking, canoeing, bike riding and more. Alternatively, just sit back and relax on your lakeside balcony. (B,L,D)

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Cape Leeuwin - Margaret River
Quality Inn Margaret River
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This morning we head to Cape Leeuwin for a guided tour of the old historic lighthouse. Then, it’s on to Margaret River, Western Australia’s premium wine growing region which boasts over 40 world class wineries. Enjoy lunch and wine tastings at Watershed Winery before some free time in the Margaret River township. Our overnight stay is at the Quality Inn. (B,L,D)

9
Busselton – Fremantle
Esplanade Hotel by Rydges
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This morning we depart Margaret River to visit Busselton on Geographe Bay and take time to wander the 1.7 km jetty, the longest in WA. Travel via the Tuart forests to Bunbury, where we take in the impressive view over the harbour and city from the local lookout. Then, continue through Mandurah before arriving in Fremantle mid-afternoon. Take a tour of this cosmopolitan town before checking into the Esplanade Hotel by Rydges, located in the centre of town. (B,L,D)

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Fremantle – Swan River – Perth
Crown Promenade
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After breakfast we enjoy a visit to the Western Australian Maritime Museum. This spectacular museum has six themed galleries, one of which houses the famous racing yacht Australia II with the winged keel that won the America’s Cup. Then, enjoy a leisurely and informative cruise up the Swan River to Perth. This afternoon we head out to Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary, the first property acquired by Australian Wildlife Conservancy. The sanctuary covers 275ha of Jarrah forest and protects at least 15 different species, including the Woylie, Numbat and Quokka. After a BBQ dinner we enjoy a guided nocturnal walk with an AWC guide. Our overnight stay is at the Crown Promenade. (B,L,D)

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Perth - Farewell
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This morning can be spent at your leisure before being transferred to the airport for your return flight home. Bon Voyage! (B)

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