Classic Travel

16 Day - Western Wonderland Tour

Iconic sights of Western Australia

Package Details

Overview

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Tour Provider: AAT Kings
Region: Australia/NZ/South Pacific
Duration: 16 Days


Itinerary

 

Day

Itinerary

1

Welcome to Perth

Visit Kings Park, and explore its delightful Botanic Garden on the broad expanse of the Swan River. This evening, enjoy the company of your at a Welcome Reception and dinner. (D)

2

Perth – Wave Rock

Journey through the Golden Outback to Boddington, the site of Australia’s largest gold mine. Continue to Wave Rock, a magnificent rock formation formed over three million years ago. This evening, you’ll dine at your hotel.   (B/D)

3

Wave Rock – Kalgoorlie

This morning, take an exclusive farm tour to learn about station life in the outback. Pass through the former gold boomtown of Coolgardie and continue to Kalgoorlie for spectacular views over the famous Super Pit open-cut gold mine and an orientation tour of this historic town.  (B/D)

4

Kalgoorlie – Esperance

Today visit Cape Le Grand National Park with its wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks, sweeping heathlands and white sand beaches. At stunning Lucky Bay, you may see some of the local kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach. (B/D)

5

Esperance – Albany

Travel on through Ravensthorpe and the unique Fitzgerald Biosphere. Later, at Bluff Knoll Lookout, you’ll witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. Continue to Albany, a town imbued with Anzac history, and settle in to your hotel for the night. (B/D)

6

Albany

This morning take your time to explore seaside Albany, which boasts many fine heritage-listed buildings. Later, visit the acclaimed National Anzac Centre overlooking the harbour from which over 41,000 men and woman departed Australia for the Great War. (B)

7

Albany – Margaret River

Visit the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk this morning to explore the canopy of the majestic Tingle forest. Then travel on to Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. You may like to take an optional experience guided tour to the top of the famous lighthouse before leaving for Margaret River, one of Australia’s premier wine-growing regions. Beaches and surf breaks line the nearby coast, whose waters host migratory whales between June and November. (B/D)

8

Margaret River

First up you’ll see fossils, stalactites and stalagmites, in the impressive caves of the region with a local guide. Then get ready to delight your taste buds! Margaret River is known for its fabulous wines and its boutique producers, and you’ll visit a local winery for tastings and a lunch prepared from fresh local produce. Your evening is at leisure. (B/L)

9

Margaret River – Fremantle

On arrival in Fremantle, the afternoon is yours to explore this wonderful town. You may like to visit the colourful Fremantle Markets to purchase local arts and crafts and taste local produce. We recommend taking a wander along the Fremantle foreshore to observe the impressive fishing fleet. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel. (B/D)

10

Fremantle

Join a local guide this morning for a private tour of historic convict-era Fremantle Prison. The rest of your day is at leisure. You might like to take an optional experience boat trip to Rottnest Island, a gazetted A-class nature reserve or closer to home, a ride on the popular Fremantle Tram. (B)

11

Fremantle – Geraldton

Travel north along the coast, stopping in Yanchep National Park for an Aboriginal cultural experience with a member of the local Nyoongar people. Continue along the coast past the seaside hamlet of Lancelin pausing to see the marvellous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. Explore the seaside township of Geraldton and visit the evocative HMAS Sydney memorial. (B)

12

Geraldton – Monkey Mia

Begin your day at Shell Beach, formed from billions of tiny cockle shells. Travel on to the blue waters and pristine beaches of Monkey Mia. (B/D)

13

Monkey Mia

After a leisurely breakfast, watch as the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swim into shore to be fed (Note: As the dolphins are wild creatures, their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) The rest of the day is at leisure: you may like to take an optional experience scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park or a wildlife cruise aboard a sleek catamaran. In the evening, relax with a cocktail or a glass of wine as the sun sets over the bay. (B)

14

Monkey Mia – Kalbarri

This morning, travel to Hamelin Pool to discover a unique colony of stromatolites, described as the earliest record of life on earth. Venture into Kalbarri National Park to witness the spectacular scenery of the Murchison River Gorge. During wildflower season, the National Park is alive with blooms. (B/D)

15

Kalbarri – Perth

Today you’ll travel back to Perth, where you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. (B)

16

Farewell  from Perth

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. (B)


Description

Explore vibrant cosmopolitan Perth before travelling inland to iconic Kalgoorlie, then watch in awe as the landscape transitions on your approach to the southern coast, where you’ll discover white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and ancient forests. Seaside Fremantle and Margaret River’s renowned food and wine culture await you before you head north to meet the wild dolphins at Monkey Mia.


 Your 16 day Guided Holiday includes:

  • 16 nights accomodation in comfortable accommodation
  • 15 full buffet breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 10 Dinners
  • Travel by Luxury Coach
  • Experience Travel Director & Driver Guide

 Highlights:

  • Perth city sights touring
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Boddington Gold Mine
  • ‘Surf’ Wave Rock
  • Explore white sandy beaches near Esperance
  • Commemorate at the National Anzac Centre in Albany
  • See the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the tallest on the Australian mainland
  • Indulge in Margaret River food and wine
  • Delve into indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park
  • Marvel at the Pinnacles
  • Visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton
  • Learn about Hamelin Pool’s ancient Stromatolites
  • Get up close to the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Experience Kalbarri National Park

Departures available from 11 May - 19 Oct 2019

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in $AUD. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

Prices listed are per person twin share in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices are correct as at 24 November 2017 and can be withdrawn without notice. Airfares are not included in this price, but they can be added, please speak to your travel consultant. Prices shown are for payments made by cash.  Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. 

Fly Free Conditions: Price is per person twin share including return economy airfare based on low season departures. Triple Share and Single room options are available, prices on request. This offer is only valid for Australian residents. Passengers will be booked on Qantas or Virgin Australia in economy class, pending flight schedules and availability. Airfare will include seat and bag or equivalent. Surcharge will apply if booking class is not available. Up to $1300 per person non-refundable deposit plus any surcharge and taxes required at time of booking. All air bookings will be made and owned by AAT Kings. For sale on selected tours and departures from 1 April 2017 - 30 September 2018. Prices are inclusive of government taxes, airline fees and fuel surcharges for direct flights only valid as of 13 March 2017 and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Stopovers are not permitted on this fare. After ticketing changes will incur a penalty fee and is subject to availability. If the same class/product of travel is unavailable, an upgrade to a higher fare is permitted at AUD$100 per person and additional fare and taxes will apply. For AAT King s booking conditions refer to www.aatkings.com/booking-conditions. After ticketing, the airfare component will be non-refundable. Offer only valid in conjunction with Kings Club Past Guest, Autoclub and Concession Discounts and not valid in conjunction with any other special or discount. Excludes group bookings. These conditions may be subject to change. ATAS No. 10527

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