Best of the South West & Outback Coast Tour – 13 Days

 Perth – Margaret River- Pemberton – Albany –  Esperance – Kalgoorlie – Hyden – Perth – Fremantle & Swan River –  Kalbarri – Monkey Mia – Geraldton – Perth

Take a colour-filled road trip where yellow moonscapes, ancient red gorges and wildflower blooms meet Indian Ocean blues. On your way to discover the ultimate outback coast adventure playground in Kalbarri National Park and you’ll encounter one of Australia’s most unique landscapes, the Pinnacles Desert. Your next adventure is never far away with rolling vineyards set against a backdrop of ocean and forest, letting you easily hop from one experience to the next. As you explore the region, you’ll uncover curious animals and rare plant species found nowhere else on earth. There are plenty more gems waiting to be unearthed in the South West, just two and a half hours from Perth by road – Just another day in WA.

Tour Overview

  • Tour dates (on Fridays):

    08.02.2022 / 13.02.2022 / 22.02.2022 / 27.02.2022 / 08.03.2022

    27.03.2022 / 26.04.2022 / 01.05.2022 / 10.05.2022 / 30.08.2022 / 04.09.2022

    13.09.2022 / 18.09.2022 / 04.10.2022 / 09.10.2022 / 18.10.2022 / 23.10.2022

    01.11.2022 / 06.11.2022 / 15.11.2022 / 20.11.2022 / 29.11.2022 / 04.12.2022

    24.01.2023 / 29.01.2023 / 07.02.2023 / 12.02.2023 / 21.02.2023

    26.02.2023 / 07.03.2023 / 12.03.2023 / 21.03.2023 / 26.03.2023

  • Guaranteed departure:

    Min. 3 passengers

  • Private tours:

    Can be booked as a private tour – surcharge apply

  • Remarks:

    The sequence of the tour legs varies depending on departure day

  • PRICES:

    Price per person incl. GST in double room (10 nights): AU$6,360.00

    Price per person incl. GST in single room (10 nights): AU$7,210.00

    Price per person incl. GST in double room (12 nights): AU$6,680.00

    (2 additional nights incl. breakfast Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Perth)

    Price per person incl. GST in single room (12 nights): AU$7,760.00

    (2 additional nights incl. breakfast Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Perth)

Services Included

Transport & Accommodation

Transport in an air-conditioned bus or 4WD with a maximum of 12 passengers per vehicle

Accommodation during the tour 10x in Hotel/Motel

Entry Fees

Entry fees National Parks, Busselton Jetty, wine tasting tour by bicycle, Cape Leeuwin, Tree Top Walk, Kalgoorlie Museum, Super Pit Tour, Wave Rock, Camel Farm, Swan River Cruise, World Heritage Area Shark Bay, catamaran cruise in Monkey Mia, Interpretive Centre Denham, Lobster Shack, Cervantes

Meals

Meals (10x B – Breakfast / 1x L – Lunch)

Daily extensive coffee/tea break with also juices, biscuits, muesli-bars, nuts, salty snacks, seasonal fruit and/or vegetable, dried fruit and lots more (including gluten free products) to choose from, except on City Tour Perth & Fremantle & Swan River touring day

Free cold non-alcoholic drinks during driving (except Day 9: Free drinking water only)

Extras

Comprehensive information kit in vehicles

Personal bag with comprehensive information package and useful bits and pieces for your Australian holiday

Languages

English speaking guiding

German speaking guiding

French speaking guiding and other languages on request only

24/7 English/German/French emergency assistance

ITINERARY

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 (Breakfast)

Day 2 Margaret River – Pemberton

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/Walpole.

Accommodation: Pemberton Hotel, Pemberton (Breakfast)

Day 3 Pemberton – Albany

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 (Breakfast)

Day 4 Albany – Esperance

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: Hospitality Motel, Esperance (Breakfast)

Day 5 Esperance – Kalgoorlie

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: Hospitality Motel, Kalgoorlie (Breakfast)

Day 6 Kalgoorlie

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: Hospitality Motel, Kalgoorlie (Breakfast)

Day 7 Kalgoorlie – Hyden

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.

Accommodation: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden (Breakfast)

Day 8 Hyden – Perth

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 a Camel farm is another highlight where you wil get valuable informatin and details about the history and modern use of the single-humped desert ships here in Australia. After an enjoyable travel back to Perth, the first part of this combi tour concludes at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel in Perth

Day 9 City Tour Perth & Fremantle & Swan River

After pick up from your hotel, you will discover Perth, situated on the Swan River, the sunniest city „Down Under”. Although it is one of the most isolated cities in the world, Perth offers many spectacular attractions. We begin our tour at Kings Park to take in a magnificent view of the city, Swan River and the Darling Ranges. There is also time for a pleasant stroll through this beautiful native park. A tour into downtown Perth shows you the shopping and business areas, as well as St. George‘s Terrace the financial centre, where you can find a contrast of old and new architecture. Our drive will continue through some of the best residential areas of Perth along the Swan River to the Indian Ocean. Fremantle, with its old colonial buildings, is our final destination. This City is known for its harmonious combination of culture, maritime history and entertainment. Here you have time to discover this friendly historical harbour town with its famous market. Captain Cook cruise will then take you on a comfortable and safe trip back up the Swan River to Perth City. Enjoy glorious views along the River by a complimentary cup of tea/coffee or a wine tasting. Return transfer back to hotel not included).

Accommodation: Hotel in Perth

Day 10 Perth – Kalbarri

We begin today’s journey via Perth’s wine growing region, the picturesque Swan Valley. New Norcia, the only Benedictine Mission in Western Australia and its Spanish atmosphere will invite you to a break. This carefully chosen, beautiful piece of land represents an important era of Australian history. We head north towards Geraldton, the sunniest town in W.A. Cruising along the coastal road we enter the Kalbarri National Park via Port Gregory. You can experience some of the most picturesque grazing land as well as the rough coastline. In the early evening we will arrive in the “laid back village” of Kalbarri.

Accommodation: Kalbarri Palm Resort, Kalbarri (Breakfast)

Day 11 Kalbarri – Monkey Mia

After breakfast we farewell Kalbarri. We continue into the Kalbarri National Park with breathtaking views down to the Murchison Gorge. Depending upon the season, our drive through the Kalbarri National Park to the World Heritage area of Shark Bay will be escorted by the famous wildflowers. Stop at Hamelin Pool where the world best known colony of stromatolites can be admired. In the afternoon we arrive in Monkey Mia, home of the well-known dolphins. Nearly every day of the year they come to the shore to give you a unique experience that will never be forgotten. There is time for relaxing and swimming on this beautiful beach. Before dinner we will take a cruise on a catamaran to experience the silent sensation of sailing and capture the five-star view of the coastline.

Accommodation: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Shark Bay (Breakfast)

Day 12 Monkey Mia – Geraldton

In the morning you have the opportunity to come face to face with these famous dolphins. Before our next stop at Shell Beach we pay homage to this World Natural Heritage area with a visit to the Shark Bay Interpretive Centre in Denham. Typical „Outback Australian impressions” will accompany you on the drive to Geraldton. A visit to Mount Scott gives you the opportunity of an outlook over the town of Geraldton and Grey’s Bay. Here is also the memorial for the victims of the sunken warship HMAS Sydney II.

Accommodation: Hospitality Motel, Geraldton (Breakfast)

Day 13 Geraldton – Perth

Our sightseeing this morning brings us to the architecturally interesting St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in the town centre. Leaving Geraldton, we head south along the coast via Leeman and Jurien Bay towards Cervantes. Here we visit the “Lobster Shack” and – after a delicious lunch we get a lot of insights into this multimillion dollars export industry. In the afternoon we will visit Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles are among the most visited natural wonders of the state. Thousands of limestone pillars rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. There is ample time to explore the area and to take some colourful photos from these amazing formations. These impressions of lights and colours will stay with you for many years to come. We arrive back in Perth early evening when you will be transferred back to your chosen hotel where our round trip concludes.

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