Southern Experience Tour – 3 Days
Perth – Albany – Hyden – Perth
Transport in an air-conditioned bus or 4WD with a maximum of 12 passengers per vehicle
Accommodation during the the tour 2x in Motel
Entry fees National Parks, Tree Top Walk, Wave Rock, Camel Farm
Meals (2x B – Breakfast)
Free drinking water
Comprehensive information kit in vehicles
English speaking guiding
German speaking guiding
French speaking guiding and other languages on request only
24/7 English/German/French emergency assistance
Leisurely travel to the impressive Karri forests of the Pemberton region. Here we admire one of the highest “Fire Spotting Trees” in the world. 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 plant life in this region is unique to the southwest of Western Australia. Via Denmark, we reach Albany, Western Australia’s first settlement, in the evening.
Accommodation: Quality Suites Banksia Gardens, Albany (Breakfast)
A city tour of Albany and the magnificent panorama view from Mt. Clarence overlooking King George Sound, where the first settlers landed in 1826, let you realize the importance of this town 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. Late afternoon we will arrive in Hyden.
Accommodation: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden (Breakfast)
After breakfast, we will visit the famous and astounding 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 will get valuable information and details about the history and modern use of the single-humped desert ships here in Australia. After an enjoyable travel back to Perth, this tour concludes at your post-tour accommodation.
Please do not take any suitcases on tour. Luggage for 3 days / 2 nights is sufficient. The remaining luggage can be stored at your hotel in Perth or Fremantle.