8 Day Best of the South West Tour

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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 Highlights

  • Margaret River Wine Region with wine tasting
  • Cape Leeuwin – Australia’s most south-westerly point
  • Tree Top Walk and Valley of the Giants
  • Albany
  • Esperance with its beautiful beaches
  • Golden Mile Kalgoorlie with Super Pit Tour
  • Wave Rock

Tour Itinerary

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner (SD) Specialty Dinner

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Perth - Margaret River
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.
Stay Margaret River
Stay Margaret River affordable luxury accommodation is the perfect destination to relax and explore the famous wineries, caves, forests and beaches of the Margaret River Region.
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Margaret River - Pemberton (B)
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/Walpole.
Pemberton Hotel, Pemberton
This motel is located close to the Pemberton town centre and a walk from the visitors' information centre and tourist tramway.
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Pemberton - Albany (B)
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.
Quality Suites Banksia Gardens, Albany
Quality Suites Banksia offers serviced, modern apartments and is centrally located near the town’s main attractions and sites.
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Albany - Esperance (B)
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.
Hospitality Motel, Esperance
Located in the town Centre and overlooking glorious Esperance Bay, this property offers spacious, affordable and well appointed motel rooms.
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Esperance - Kalgoorlie (B)
Day 5
Esperance - Kalgoorlie (B)
The local Aboriginal people 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.
Hospitality Motel, Kalgoorlie
Ideally located on Hannan Street, just a short distance from the Centre of Kalgoorlie.
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Kalgoorlie (B)
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.
Hospitality Motel, Kalgoorlie
Ideally located on Hannan Street, just a short distance from the Centre of Kalgoorlie.
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Kalgoorlie - Hyden (B)
Day 7
Kalgoorlie - Hyden (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.
Wave Rock Hotel, Hyden
Wave Rock Hotel is located just 5kms from the Iconic Wave Rock, overlooking a picturesque billabong swimming pool and gardens. 
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Hyden - Perth (B)
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 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. We can assist you in booking a hotel for tonight, please just let us know.

Inclusions

Attractions Included

  • Margaret River Wine Region with wine tasting
  • Cape Leeuwin – Australia’s most south-westerly point
  • Tree Top Walk and Valley of the Giants
  • Albany
  • Esperance with its beautiful beaches
  • Golden Mile Kalgoorlie with Super Pit Tour
  • Wave Rock

Coach Features

  • 12 seat 4WD bus
  • Air conditioned

Experiences Included

  • Specialist Driver/guide
  • Centrally located hotel/motel/tented safari cabins

Meals Included

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Daily extensive coffee/tea breaks 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
  • Free cold non-alcoholic drinks during driving

Visited Locations

  • Esperance
    Esperance is one of the most visually captivating places in the country because it features Australia’s whitest sands, vivid, turquoise waters and a seascape strewn with rocky islands.
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  • Perth
    Perth is an urban oasis among the vast nature of Western Australia where soft-sand beaches and scenic parks meet a thriving metropolis of small bars, creative restaurants and curated street art.
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  • Kalgoorlie
    Located in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia, Kalgoorlie Boulder is situated 590 kilometres inland of Perth.
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  • Wave Rock
    Wave Rock rises 15 metres above the outback plain in Western Australia. Over 2,700 million years in the making, today it's a popular tourist destination.
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  • Albany
    Albany is a city at the southern tip of Western Australia. It's known for its beaches, historic Whaling Station and migrating whales that pass by off the coast at Torndirrup National Park.
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  • Margaret River
    Margaret River is a small town south of Perth in western Australia, known for its craft breweries, boutiques and surrounding wineries. Beaches and surf breaks line the nearby coast, whose waters host migratory whales (Jun–Nov).
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Attractions

  • Margaret River Wine Region with wine tasting
  • Cape Leeuwin – Australia’s most south-westerly point
  • Tree Top Walk and Valley of the Giants
  • Albany
  • Esperance with its beautiful beaches
  • Golden Mile Kalgoorlie with Super Pit Tour
  • Wave Rock

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01 Sep 2024 - 08 Sep 2024
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8 Day Best of the South West Tour
Days
8
Price from
AUD $4,075