Southern Experience and Contrasts North Tour – 5 Days

Perth – Albany – Hyden – Perth – Fremantle – Swan River – Pinnacles – Perth

Western Australia’s southwest is one of the world’s 34 most biodiverse regions. Around half of the 8,000 plant species that occur here are found nowhere else on earth. The magnificent eucalyptus forests with the ancient tree giants as well as the picturesque coastline and remote beaches are also unique. The Wave Rock, the largest wave in Australia, is indeed made of stone and can be conquered for this on dry foot!  On this tour, you’ll also encounter one of Australia’s most unique landscapes, the Pinnacles Desert.

Tour Overview

  • Tour dates:

    Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday

  • Guaranteed departure:

    Min. 3 passengers

  • Private tours:

    Can be booked as a private tour – surcharge apply

  • Combine this tour with:

    • 1 Day Quokkas Delight Rottnest Island
  • Remarks:

    The sequence of the tour legs varies depending on departure

  • Block out dates:

    04.04.2024 – 06.04.2024

    26.12.2024 – 28.12.2024

    02.01.2025 – 04.01.2025

    23.01.2025 – 25.01.2025

    27.02.2025 – 01.03.2025


    Price per person incl. GST in double room: AU$2,751.00
    Price per person incl. GST in single room: AU$3,246.00
    (Overnight stay in Perth is at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Perth, Northbridge incl. breakfast)

Services Included

Transport & Accommodation

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

Accommodation during the tour 4x in Hotel/Motel

Entry Fees

Entry fees National Parks, Tree Top Walk, Wave Rock, Camel Farm, Swan River Cruise


Meals (4x B – Breakfast / 1x L – Lunch)

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


Day 1 Perth – Albany


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)

Day 2 Albany – Hyden


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)

Day 3 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, this tour concludes at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Perth, Northbridge (Breakfast)

Day 4 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. Return transfer back to hotel not included.

Accommodation: Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Perth, Northbridge (Breakfast)

Day 5 Perth – Pinnacles – Perth


After pick up from your hotel we are leaving Perth headed north along the coast via Yanchep National Park towards Cervantes, the entrance to 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. Our way back leads along the coast towards Lancelin. This small fishing and tourist town is well known for its lobster industry and the biggest white sand dunes of Western Australia. We will enjoy these mountains of sand. In season this whole region, rich in fauna and flora, is in spectacular flower. On early evening we arrive back in Perth where this tour ends at your hotel.

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