8 Days Magic Southern Loop Tour

8 Days Magic Southern Loop Tour

8 Days Magic Southern Loop Tour

Head for Esperance, where the golden outback meets the Southern Ocean and a string of stunning white-sand beaches. This makes for a striking contrast to the brightest turquoise waters and rust-red granite outcrops. Surrounding bushlands and islands bring you closer to nature at its most diverse, and your journey back to Perth leads you to WA’s biggest wave, hundreds of kilometres from the ocean.

Tour Details

  • Min: 4 passengers / Max: 12 passengers
  • Price: twin AU$ 3,750 / single AU$ 4,300
  • Departs: 08.04.2018 / 22.04.2018 / 09.09.2018 / 23.09.2018 / 14.10.2018 / 04.11.2018 / 18.11.2018 / 09.12.2018 / 20.01.2019 / 03.02.2019 / 17.02.2019 / 03.03.2019 / 17.03.2019
  • Tour Start: From your hotel in Perth or Fremantle
  • Private Charter Tours: Can be booked on a private charter tour for daily departure
  • All prices are per person and valid until 31 March 2019

    INCLUDES:

    • Transport in comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle
    • Accommodation during the tour 7x in Motel/Hotel
    • Entry fees National Parks, Busselton Jetty, wine tasting tour by bycicle, Tree Top Walk, Kalgoorlie Museum, Super Pit Tour, Wave Rock, Emu farm
    • Meals (7x B – Breakfast / 1x A – Abendessen)
    • Personal bag with comprehensive information package and useful bits and pieces for your Australian holiday

 

Tour Overview

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Margaret River Wine Region with wine tasting

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Cape Leeuwin – Australia’s most south-westerly point

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Tree Top Walk and Valley of the Giants

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Albany

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Esperance with its beautiful beaches

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Golden Mile Kalgoorlie with Super Pit Tour

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Wave Rock

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German or English guided / French on request only

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Free cold non-alcoholic drinks during driving

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Comprehensive information kit in vehicles

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24-hour German/French/English telephone service

Day 1 Perth – Margaret River
On our drive towards Margaret River we pass Mandurah and Bunbury. In Busselton we will visit the longest timber piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. The fascinating coast of the famous Canal Rock formation is close by. Afterwards our tour continues to Australia‘s most south-westerly point, Cape Leeuwin. This is the point where the Indian and Southern Ocean meet. From here the nearest landmass is Africa to the west and Antarctica to the south. After our visit to picturesque Hamelin Bay we drive to our accommodation in Margaret River.
Accommodation: Stay, Margaret River

Day 2 Margaret River – Pemberton B             
Today we are exploring the Margaret River Wine region, which is one of the most renowned wine areas of Australia, by bicycle (not compulsory). Based on its Mediterranean climate, its outstanding wine, its relaxed atmosphere and excellent surf zones Margaret River has become quickly a very popular holiday destination. We have the opportunity to enjoy some wine tastings at some of the most renowned vineries. We then travel along the coast of the Southern Ocean through farmland into the Karri Forest region of Pemberton.
Accommodation: Pemberton Hotel, Pemberton

Day 3 Pemberton – Albany B                                                                      
After today’s breakfast, courageous visitors will have the opportunity to climb a spiral ladder to the platform of the “Gloucester Tree” in Pemberton. The Valley of the Giants, a section of forest appropriately named for its huge trees, is our next destination. Tree Top Walk offers an amazing bird’s eye view to this window of the past. Much of the vegetation in this region is unique to the southwest of Western Australia. In the afternoon we will visit William Bay National Park with its bizarre Elephant Rocks and popular swimming beach Green Pool. The colours of the ocean and coastline are beyond words and will inspire you. We reach Albany, Western Australia’s first settlement, in the evening.
Accommodation: Quality Suites Banksia Gardens, Albany

Day 4 Albany – Esperance B                                                                      
A City tour and the magnificent panorama view from Mt. Clarence overlooking King George Sound, where the first settlers landed in 1826, let you realize Albany’s importance to Western Australia. Afterwards we will be exploring “Natural Bridge and The Gap” in Torndirrup National Park. The tour continues with a drive through farmland in the Stirling Range. The many different varieties of plants originating in the Stirling Range are mainly due to its insular location. This mountain range is a climatic island and the plain is typical for its dry and warm weather conditions. If time and weather conditions permit we will have the opportunity for some hiking towards Bluff Knoll, the highest peak of the Stirling Ranges. Late afternoon we will arrive in Esperance.
Accommodation: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Esperance

Day 5 Esperance – Kalgoorlie B                                                                 
The local Aborigines called this region „Gabba-Kyle“ which means “the place where the water is shaped as a boomerang.“ You will enjoy the scenic Great Ocean Drive with its highlights Rotary Lookout, Twilight Beach and Pink Lake. We are then visiting Cape Le Grand National Park with its scenic, turquoise bays and extended white beaches. Leaving the gorgeous Southern Ocean behind us, there is still 400km of sealed road in front of us! At Norseman starts the Eyre Highway which crosses the 1,500 km wide Nullarbor Plain towards Adelaide. However we are heading north and will eventually arrive at the so-called “Golden Mile” in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Accommodation: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Kalgoorlie

Day 6 Kalgoorlie B                                                                                     
After a sight-seeing tour, a short visit to the Kalgoorlie Museum completes our knowledge of the past of Australia’s richest gold mine. Located 10 minutes north of town is the original corrugated iron shed and bush ring that was once the Two-Up school. Two-up is a traditional Australian gambling game that is periodically still played here. From Menzies, a former gold mining town, a dusty track brings at to Lake Ballard. The highlight is the amazing and not to be expected sculpture park spread out on the dry salt plains of the lake. The artwork is a collection of 51 different steel sculptures by Antony Gormley. They stand against the dramatic backdrop of the lake’s dry salt bed. Back in Kalgoorlie the rest of the day is leisure time.
Accommodation: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Kalgoorlie

Day 7 Kalgoorlie – Hyden D/B                                                                   
In the course of the morning a visit to the mine site “Super Pit” – Australia’s biggest open cut gold mine – enables us to capture impressions of the unbelievable ratio and dimensions on the Australian continent. Now we start to realize the differences of gold mining of the past and present. By tracing the footsteps of the first gold seekers we will be reaching Coolgardie and Southern Cross and leaving Western Australia’s Golden Mile. From here we will be following the track of the Emu Fence Road in a southerly direction to Hyden. Tonight we will be enjoying our final dinner with some cold beer or tasty wines and great food.
Accommodation: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

Day 8 Hyden – Perth B                                                                               
After breakfast, we will visit the famous and astounding “breakers wave” the ‘Wave Rock’. There is enough time to explore and learn about the story of this unbelievable natural wonder. Afterwards we drive through the wide-stretched West Australian wheat belt to reach York at about lunchtime. A quaint short stroll in the oldest inland settlement of W.A. will take you back to the time of the first settlers. The old well-maintained and renovated houses boasting their original facades bring forth still today the atmosphere of the pioneer’s time. A visit to an Emu farm is another highlight where we learn interesting details about this astonishing native animal, one of Australia’s emblem figures. After an enjoyable travel back to Perth, this tour concludes at your hotel.