Tour ID: 10001710
Surrounded by picturesque scenery, you’ll travel from Perth to Kodja Place via Mandurah and Donnybrook, stopping at Western Australia’s only old growth forest and the Valley of the Giants, where ancient gigantic trees stand in magnificent stoic silence.
• Travel on a luxurious coach from Perth to the Kodja Place Visitors Centre.
• Visit Western Australia’s only old growth forest and the Valley of the Giants.
• Purchase locally grown produce, such as in season stone fruits, or some authentic Indigenous paintings.
• Delight in the superb coast and inland scenery.
This all day, 14.5-hour tour departs 8:00 am from the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre every Monday and Tuesday, with complimentary pick-up from selected accommodation available on request. Heading south via Mandurah, we break at Donnybrook – regarded as the ‘Apple Town’ of Western Australia – to purchase in-season apples, pears, nectarines, etc. for that special treat. You’ll have morning tea in a quaint little coffee shop or eatery and receive that famous country style hospitality.
After Leaving Donnybrook, you can kick back and relax while touring through some cheerful and extremely charming countryside of rolling farmlands in Blackwood River Valley, passing through the pretty, historical pioneer towns of Bridgetown and Balingup. Moving further south, you’ll now enter into Western Australia’s only old growth forest area. Stopping at Diamond Tree – one of the three towering trees in the district once used as a bush fire watchtower – climb up to the wooden watch cabin viewing platform, way up in the canopy. You’ll have a well-deserved pause and feast on a sumptuous picnic lunch.
Following lunch, you continue on through stunning sections of Karri forest (Eucalyptus diversicolor- the world’s third tallest growing tree), reaching the Valley of the Giants to experience the amazing Tree Top Walk. Consisting of a 400 metre long elevated walkway, it trails through the canopy to a gradual height of 40 metres high, with views that will leave nature lovers and bird watchers racing for their camera, to capture the plethora of local critters and never-ending natural beauty. Not too keen on heights? Take a walk on ground level to the Ancient Empire – an extraordinary pocket of Tingle Forest. The path leads visitors to the gnarled veterans, wide girthed 400-year-old goblin like trees with a base diameter of 5 metres. Themed on the lost era of Gondwana, immerse yourself in Mother Nature and explore the grandeur, intrigue, fantasy and science of this ancient forest. After a relaxed, leisurely day, it’s time to enjoy afternoon tea.
Heading to William Bay, you’ll continue along the remarkable coastline, passing through some of the most spectacular farming country Western Australia has to offer. Through the old-world seaside town of Denmark heading inland, you’ll travel via Mt Barker and Kojonup where you’ll stopover for tea at The Kodja Place Visitors Centre. This modern-day tourist complex combines Rural Heritage and Indigenous Culture, showcasing the ingenuity and spirit of the Australian bush peoples. Returning to Perth at 10:30 pm, you’ll be dropped back at your original pickup point.
Luxury Coach Travel
8:00 AM Tue
Tour departs from the Crown Perth, Riverside Taxi Rank next to McDonalds. Passengers meeting here are required to check-in by 7.45am.
Hotel pick-up from selected properties available on request. Tentative pick-up schedule available at this link.
Camera, Walking shoes, sunscreen, other personal items as required.
Children are considered 4-12yrs.
Children from 0-3yrs are classified as infants and a free of charge, however will not occupy a seat and do not receive lunch. Infants are required to travel on parents lap for the duration of the tour.
Given the long distances travelled, touring is not recommended for children under 4 years of age without due consideration.
Concession/pensioner prices are available for holders of Senior or Aged Pensioner Cards, or Full-time Students. Cards must be shown to provide proof of eligibility if requested.
Mandurah, Ballingup and Denmark
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