WA is home to the largest wildflower collection on earth. As you journey from coast to forest, marvel at the decorated landscape that must be experienced to be believed.
Located in the heart of the Valley of the Giants, the Tree Top Walk soars 40 metres high amidst a canopy of Tingle trees. Along the air walk, marvel at a world of birds and flowers that most people never see.
Kalgoorlie’s Super Pit houses one of the richest gold deposits in the world. Get up close to the ‘Pit’, driving along internal haul roads and observe the operation in action.
Explore WA’s world-famous forests, home to massive Karri and Tingle trees known as the Ancient Empire. Also visit the historic Gloucester Tree, the second tallest fire-look out tree in the world.
Hanging over the landscape like a wave about to break, Wave Rock is a fascinating and unique granite formation that draws thousands of visitors each year to the Hyden area.
Upon arrival at Perth Airport today you’ll be met by your friendly and professional Tour Directors. This afternoon we 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)
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)
Today our travels take us 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. 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)
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)
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)
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 at the National Anzac Centre. We return to the Dog Rock Motel for our final night in Albany. (B, L, D)
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)
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 Xanadu Winery before some free time in the Margaret River township. Our overnight stay is at the Quality Inn. (B, L, D)
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)
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)
This morning we trek north to the famous Nambung National Park, home to the interesting formations known as the Pinnacles. Then, continue north through Geraldton and on to the small scenic town of Kalbarri. We spend the next two nights at the 4-star Kalbarri Edge Resort. (B,L,D)
Today we enjoy a leisurely day exploring the Kalbarri National Park. First up is a visit to the new $20 million Kalbarri Skywalk, a breath-taking project featuring twin skywalks which float more than 100 metres above the Murchison River Gorge. Whilst in the National Park we’ll also visit Hawkes Head and Z-Bend to take in the vibrant displays of wildflowers, renowned as being some of the best during the wildflower season. Then it’s on to Red Bluff, which features a lookout with panoramic ocean views from atop the 100m cliffs, a perfect vantage point to spot whales, dolphins and other marine life. This afternoon we return to the township for our second and final night in Kalbarri. (B,L,D)
This morning we continue our journey north, arriving in Denham for lunch before heading to Monkey Mia on Shark Bay. World Heritage Listed in 1991, Shark Bay is one of only 16 sites worldwide that satisfy all four criteria for World Heritage listing. It features one of the largest and most diverse seagrass beds in the world and is home to 10% of the world’s dugong population. There’s a myriad of other marine life including dolphins, whales, manta rays, turtles and sharks. The best way to experience Shark Bay is on a cruise, so this afternoon we’ll board a modern catamaran and head off to spot the bay’s rich marine life. Upon getting back to shore we head to the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort and check in for our overnight stay. (B,L,D)
This morning we visit the Shark Bay Discovery Centre, which celebrates the regions rich biodiversity and the area’s World Heritage listing. We then head south and enjoy a visit to the Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve, one of only a few places in the world with marine stromatolites, or ‘living fossils’. This afternoon we continue south to Geraldton, where we’ll overnight at the Ocean Centre Hotel on the beachfront. (B, L, D)
After breakfast we visit the magnificent HMAS Sydney II memorial, before returning to Perth along the “Wildflower Way”. We also travel via Australia’s only monastic town, New Norcia. Here we take a tour though this interesting village which was, once upon a time, locked up behind closed doors. We arrive back at the Crown Promenade late this afternoon. Tonight enjoy a sumptuous farewell dinner at the hotel. (B, L, D)
This morning we experience a gold pouring at the historical Perth Mint before the tour concludes. You will then be transferred to the airport or your accommodation if staying on in Perth. Bon Voyage! (B)
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