Western Wonderland

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If your ultimate travel itinerary unites fine food, wine and wildlife, this epic Southwest Coast tour has your name on it. Perth is your entrée to WA’s dazzling southern sights, whether Monkey Mia’s resident dolphins, the Pinnacles’ limestone peaks or Margaret River’s vines. This corner of the country boasts some of the whitest sands imaginable (hey, Esperance), not to mention history in spades at Kalgoorlie and Albany.

Tour Highlights

  • Perth City Tour Kings Park & Botanical Gardens
  • Wave Rock Exclusive farm tour at Wave Rock
  • Kalgoorlie Super Pit – Viewing platform
  • Lucky Bay Bluff Knoll lookout at Stirling Ranges
  • Valley of the Giants
  • Tree Top Walk Cape Leeuwin and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
  • Margaret River Winery for lunch and tastings
  • Margaret River Chocolate Factory
  • Busselton Jetty Fremantle Markets
  • Aboriginal Cultural Experience at Yanchep National Park
  • Visit The Pinnacles HMAS Sydney Memorial – Geraldton
  • Shell Beach
  • Monkey Mia Dolphin experience
  • Hamlin Pool Murchison River Gorge – Kalbarri National Park

Tour Itinerary

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner (SD) Specialty Dinner
Tour Code: WEMP

1
Welcome to Perth (D)
Day 1
Welcome to Perth (D)
Perth may be the West Australian capital, but it’s home to a remarkable amount of green space. Follow your Tour Director to inner-city Kings Park to witness more than 3,000 floral species in the Botanic Garden, overlooking the Swan River, not to mention art installations and the Anzac Memorial. It’s a relaxed entrée to the next two weeks of action and adventure. Your Western Australia tour from Perth is primed to begin.
Travelodge Perth
Travelodge Hotel Perth is nestled in an utterly picturesque location, near the beautiful Swan River in the heart of Perth CBD.
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Perth – Wave Rock (B, D)
Day 2
Perth – Wave Rock (B, D)
Wave Rock deserves its name – the cliff resembles an enormous surf wave about to crash into the bush. Stretching 110 metres, the rainbow-hued granite swell was formed more than three million years ago. It’s a short walk from another imaginatively named rock formation: Hippo’s Yawn. You can actually climb through the hippo’s ‘neck’ to grab a happy snap. Wave Rock locals are a friendly bunch, and they’re truly passionate about the place they call home. But don’t take our word for it. Meet Sheena, who will proudly show you around her farm and discuss life on the land. Which can be harsh, but also extremely healing, in a way unique to the wide open spaces of the Aussie outback. You even get to feed her cattle and glimpse her collection of vintage cars.
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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3
Wave Rock – Kalgoorlie (B, D)
Day 3
Wave Rock – Kalgoorlie (B, D)
Get your bearings on a Kalgoorlie town tour, including vistas over the staggering ‘Super Pit’ open-cut gold mine. Today’s outings continue to gleam as you visit Hannans North Mine – the history here is overwhelming – Kalgoorlie’s ‘Golden Mile’. Nothing quite puts things into perspective like standing next to enormous U-Haul trucks and loaders.
Rydges, Kalgoorlie
Rydges Kalgoorlie is a 4.5-star oasis close to the town centre and handy to attractions and amenities. 
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4
Kalgoorlie – Esperance (B, D)
Day 4
Kalgoorlie – Esperance (B, D)
More than 31,000 hectares of sweeping heathlands, rugged coastal peaks and white sandy beaches… it’s no wonder Cape Le Grand National Park is regularly voted among the most alluring of its kind in Australia. Just when you thought Western Australia couldn’t get any prettier, you arrive at Thistle Cove – sun, sand, sea and sculpted rock formations that ‘whistle’ with the sounds of the wind and waves – and Lucky Bay, a postcard-worthy cove where kangaroos sunbake on the sand.
Comfort Inn Bay of Isles, Esperance
Comfort Inn Bay of Isles Motel Esperance is a beachfront accommodation, located in the heart of Esperance’s CBD.
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Esperance – Albany (B, D)
Day 5
Esperance – Albany (B, D)
Today’s tour from Perth continues through some of the most bountiful wilderness areas in the state. First the Fitzgerald River National Park, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, then the Stirling Range National Park, blanketed with a staggering range of wildflowers – more than 1,500 different species, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Get an overview from the Bluff Knoll Lookout, topping one of WA’s highest peaks.
Dog Rock Motel, Albany
The Dog Rock Motel is located in the historic and cultural hub of Albany opposite the famous local icon, the natural granite Dog Rock.
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6
Albany Free Time (B)
Day 6
Albany Free Time (B)
Nature, history, food and wine… there’s not much that Albany can’t do. The hardest thing you have to do today is decide which direction you want to travel. Perhaps opt for an Albany tour that relives the town’s heritage as the last port of call for ANZAC troopships departing Australia in WWI. Being here is a moving experience that tells the tale of thousands of servicemen. Maybe explore Torndirrup National Park, where steep cliffs give way to dramatic rock formations and whales are a common sight during migration. Or get a taste for the region on a culinary excursion that includes tastings of local cheeses, fudge, chocolate, ice-cream, cider, wines and gins. Better wear your elastic-waisted pants for this one. But don’t fill up too much – Margaret River tours await
Dog Rock Motel, Albany
The Dog Rock Motel is located in the historic and cultural hub of Albany opposite the famous local icon, the natural granite Dog Rock.
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Albany – Margaret River (B, D)
Day 7
Albany – Margaret River (B, D)
Suspended 40 metres above the forest floor, the Tree Top Walk gives you a bird’s-eye view of the soaring tingle trees that stand large through the Valley of the Giants. More lofty attractions await at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the tallest of its kind in Australia, set at the tip of a peninsula where the Indian and Southern oceans meet. Standing here, the wind in your hair, you’ll feel like you’re on the edge of the Earth. Being amid nature makes you thirsty. It’s a good thing the Margaret River wine region is on the horizon.
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 (B, L)
Day 8
Margaret River (B, L)
Enjoy a sleep in this morning then get ready for a day that will delight your taste buds! Margaret River is known not only for its fabulous wine but also for its fresh produce and boutique producers. Vasse Virgin is where you'll have the chance to learn about all things olive oil, taste the gourmet produce, and sample their range or beauty products made from olive oil. Continue to our hand-picked local winery for wine tastings and lunch prepared using fresh local produce. This afternoon you will have some free time to relax or explore the town of Margaret River. Your evening is free to do as you please.
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 – Fremantle (B, D)
Day 9
Margaret River – Fremantle (B, D)
The Margaret River is one of the only wine regions in the world where grapes are grown just metres from the sand. The coastal backdrop follows you all the way to Busselton, home to the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Tip your cap to those who built this 1.8-kilometre structure out into Geographe Bay. The afternoon is all yours in Freo. Hot tip: The city’s markets feature 150 stalls under one roof, and there are hip new lifestyle precincts to while away the evening in.
Esplanade Hotel by Rydges, Freemantle
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges has a rich history dating back to 1850 the hotel is an iconic landmark in Western Australia. 
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Fremantle Free Time (B)
Day 10
Fremantle Free Time (B)
Sometimes, the most memorable travel days are those where you lose yourself wandering the foreshore, lingering over lunch or a cool ale. We highly recommend you spend this day of leisure doing just that (Freo’s Little Creatures Brewery is legendary). Of course, having a local show you around also has its benefits, with a Fremantle tour revealing those hidden haunts most visitors pass right on by. If you’re catching the ferry for a Rottnest Island tour, make sure you have your phone ready to capture selfies with the island’s smiley quokkas, not to mention the blindingly turquoise water.
Esplanade Hotel by Rydges, Freemantle
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges has a rich history dating back to 1850 the hotel is an iconic landmark in Western Australia. 
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Fremantle – Geraldton (B)
Day 11
Fremantle – Geraldton (B)
Yanchep National Park is staggeringly beautiful. It’s also incredibly spiritual, as you’ll discover on an Aboriginal cultural experience revealing First Nations history through Dreamtime stories and didgeridoo sessions. It’s a hands-on experience – don’t worry if you can’t make the didg hum; there are traditional tools to play with and bush tucker to sample. We’ve left some of the best to last: entering Nambung National Park you’re greeted by an ethereal moonscape. Your Pinnacles tour meanders around this collection of head-scratching limestone formations. This afternoon, Geraldton’s moving HMAS Sydney Memorial beckons.
Mantra, Geraldton
Mantra Geraldton hotel is located right on the Batavia Coast Marina, Champion Bay.  The apartments are close to the region's best attractions like the Western Australian Museum, Geraldton CBD and the HMAS Sydney Memorial. 
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Geraldton – Monkey Mia (B, D)
Day 12
Geraldton – Monkey Mia (B, D)
The colours of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Shark Bay are so vivid, you’ll think they’re painted on, a patchwork of blues fading into powdery sand so white you’ll need your sunglasses. This is what awaits in Monkey Mia, where the day is all yours. We wouldn’t blame you wandering barefoot along the beach, ordering sundowners as the day disappears in a blaze of glory. Other than a cruise to spot all sea creatures great and small, perhaps the best way to gain perspective of the vast coastline is on an optional scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park.
Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia
Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is situated midway up the West Australian coastline within the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, home to one of the world’s best-known dolphin encounters.
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Monkey Mia – Kalbarri National Park (B, D)
Day 13
Monkey Mia – Kalbarri National Park (B, D)
Bring your stamina – today’s adventures begin early. But if there’s anything worth getting out of bed for, it’s Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins, which swim close to shore to greet visitors every morning. Keep your sunnies handy at Shell Beach, a powder-white cove formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells up to 10 metres deep, and Hamelin Pool, the world’s best-known colony of stromatolites. Believe it or not, these rock-like formations are alive. Arriving at Kalbarri National Park you’ll take in the Murchison River Gorge from the Kalbarri Skywalk. If you’re here during wildflower season, expect acacia, banksia and caladenia in full bloom.
Best Western Kalbarri Edge, Kalbarri
Kalbarri Edge Resort is a great place to unwind and relax after exploring the local sites.
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Kalbarri National Park – Perth (B, D)
Day 14
Kalbarri National Park – Perth (B, D)
Just when you thought WA couldn’t get any more colourful, Hutt Lagoon appears on the horizon – just one of the state’s bubblegum pink lakes. Arriving back in Perth you have a Farewell Dinner to swap contact details with your new friends and reminisce about the last two weeks.
Travelodge Perth
Travelodge Hotel Perth is nestled in an utterly picturesque location, near the beautiful Swan River in the heart of Perth CBD.
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Farewell from Perth (B)
Day 15
Farewell from Perth (B)
Fourteen days of wild adventures on your tour from Perth – it’s hard to pick a WA highlight. That’s what your journey home is for.

Inclusions

Attractions Included

  • Perth City Tour Kings Park & Botanical Gardens
  • Wave Rock Exclusive farm tour at Wave Rock
  • Kalgoorlie Super Pit – Viewing platform
  • Lucky Bay Bluff Knoll lookout at Stirling Ranges
  • Valley of the Giants
  • Tree Top Walk Cape Leeuwin and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
  • Margaret River Winery for lunch and tastings
  • Margaret River Chocolate Factory
  • Busselton Jetty Fremantle Markets
  • Aboriginal Cultural Experience at Yanchep National Park
  • Visit The Pinnacles HMAS Sydney Memorial – Geraldton
  • Shell Beach
  • Monkey Mia Dolphin experience
  • Hamlin Pool Murchison River Gorge – Kalbarri National Park

Coach Features

  • 48 Seat coach
  • Restroom
  • Air conditioned

Experiences Included

  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Local specialist guides
  • Centrally located premium 3.5-star hotels

Meals Included

  • 14 Full Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 8 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell dinner

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

Visited Locations

  • 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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  • 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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  • Kalgoorlie
    Located in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia, Kalgoorlie Boulder is situated 590 kilometres inland of Perth.
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  • Cape Le Grand National Park
    This pristine park near Esperance is known for its stunning scenery and idyllic beaches where you can go swimming, bush-walking, fishing and camping. 
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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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  • Geraldton
    Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia with naturally blessed surrounds, which includes beautiful beaches.
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  • Monkey Mia
    At Monkey Mia (850 kilometres or 530 miles north of Perth), wild dolphins have been dropping by for generations, garnering international fame, this is a World Heritage-listed for its natural assets, this is a wild, arid landscape of massive skies and stiff ocean breezes.
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Attractions

  • Farm Tour with Sheena
    A guided farm tour at Wave Rock where you hear about life in the Outback with Wave Rock local, Sheena.
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  • Vasse Virgin
    Enjoy the ultimate olive oil experience at Vasse Virgin where they produce natural skincare, soaps, gourmet food, natural fragrances and also run workshops.
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  • Busselton Jetty
    The Busselton Jetty is 1.841km long. It is the longest timber piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. The jetty has survived Cyclone Alby in 1978, borers, weathering, several fires, and the threat of demolition, to have become a major regional tourist attraction.
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  • HMAS Sydney Memorial
    Set high on the hill overlooking Geraldton, here you can reflect at the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial and you can take in the astonishing views over the seaside township of Geraldton. 
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  • Hamelin Pool
    At Hamelin Pool you can see the world’s best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, while they may not appear alive, these living structures have helped scientists unravel the history of life on earth! 
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  • Kalbarri National Park Skywalk
    At Kalbarri National Park view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge from the amazing vantage point of the Kalbarri Skywalk.
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Available Dates

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18 Aug 2024 - 01 Sep 2024 $7,191$9,448
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25 Aug 2024 - 08 Sep 2024 $8,460$11,115
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01 Sep 2024 - 15 Sep 2024 $7,614$10,004
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08 Sep 2024 - 22 Sep 2024 $8,460$11,115
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22 Sep 2024 - 06 Oct 2024 $8,460$11,115
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06 Oct 2024 - 20 Oct 2024 $7,614$10,004
Western Wonderland
Days
15
Price from
AUD $7,191