Western Wonderland
Western Wonderland
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Destination: Australia/NZ/South Pacific
Tour Provider: AAT Kings
Duration: 15 days
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Description:

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.


Your Guided Holiday Includes:

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • A total of 25 meals; 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 10 dinners
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers

BONUS: Save from $600 per couple on selected departure dates!

08 May 21, 05 June 21, 18 September 21, 02 October 21

*All other departures will incur a surcharge



Why you'll love this trip:

  • Tasting your way through Margaret River is a must-do
  • Esperance is home to some of Australia’s best beaches
  • Visiting the remarkable Pinnacles will mesmerise you
  • Six local guides will connect you to the region

Tour Highlights:

  • Flexible Holidays - During your stay in Albany there is time to explore and choose from our hand-crafted optional experiences.
  • Iconic Sites - Take a selfie with a kangaroo in Esperance, walk historical Busselton Jetty and marvel at Wave Rock and the Pinnacles.
  • Time For You - Visit the Fremantle Markets or stroll along the foreshore to view the fishing fleet.
  • Sustainable Travel - Learn about Indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park and discover how your visits help local custodians sustain their culture.

 



Itinerary:

Day 1 / Welcome to Perth

Set off on a tour of the friendly Western Australian capital with your Travel Director. Visit Kings Park and explore its delightful Botanic Gardens on the broad expanse of the Swan River. This evening, enjoy the company of your travel companions at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Day 2 / Perth – Wave Rock

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.

Day 3 / Wave Rock – Kalgoorlie

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.

Day 4 / Kalgoorlie – Esperance

Today, visit Cape Le Grand National Park and discover 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.

Day 5 / Esperance – Albany

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.

Day 6 / Albany Free Time

Today is yours to explore seaside Albany. You may consider a visit to the acclaimed National ANZAC Centre overlooking the harbour, from which over 41,000 men and woman departed Australia for the Great War.

Day 7 / Albany – Margaret River

Explore the canopy of the majestic Tingle forest on the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. Then travel on to Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet, 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

Margaret River is known not only for its fabulous wine but also for its fresh produce and boutique producers. Vasse Virgin is where you'll have the chance to learn about all things olive oil, taste the gourmet produce, and sample their range of beauty products made from olive oil. Continue to our hand-picked local winery for wine tastings and lunch prepared using fresh local produce.

Day 9 / Margaret River – Fremantle

You may like to take a stroll along the 2-kilometre jetty in Busselton, a popular holiday town on the shores of Geographe Bay. On arrival in Fremantle, the afternoon is yours to explore this wonderful city. You could 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.

Day 10 / Fremantle Free Time

Today is yours to do as you choose. You might like to take an optional experience boat trip to Rottnest Island, a gazetted A-class nature reserve, or closer to home, discover Fremantle on walking tour with a local guide.

Day 11 / Fremantle – Geraldton

Travel north along the coast, stopping in Yanchep National Park for an Aboriginal Cultural Experience with Derek Nannup a member of the local Nyoongar community. 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.

Day 12 / Geraldton – Monkey Mia

Travel through Denham and World Heritage Shark Bay before reaching Monkey Mia. On your afternoon at leisure perhaps take an optional experience scenic flight or a wildlife cruise. Later, watch a glorious sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Day 13 / Monkey Mia – Kalbarri National Park

Watch the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swim into shore to be fed. Later, visit Shell Beach, formed by billions of cockle shells up to ten metres deep. Continue to Hamelin Pool to discover a unique colony of Stromatolites. In Kalbarri National Park witness the spectacular scenery of the Murchison River Gorge. During wildflower season the National Park flourishes with blooms.

Day 14 / Kalbarri National Park – Perth

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

Day 15 / Farewell from Perth

Say farewell to your new-found friends when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.


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Terms & Conditions:

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 31 March 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.