Tour ID: 10063830
The South West corner of Western Australia features extraordinary natural beauty and extreme diversity and on this 6-day all-inclusive tour from Perth you will be connected with nature, discovering all of its highlights as well as some hidden gems with your expert local guide. Walk among colossal ancient forests in the Valley of the Giants, swim in the white sandy beaches of Cape Le Grand National Park, engage in one of Australia’s best indigenous cultural experiences, marvel at the weird and wonderful Wave Rock and taste your way around the world-renowned Margaret River region. Featuring nature, wildlife, food and wine, hiking and culture, this tour truly showcases the best of the south west at a relaxed pace.
• Taste your way around the Margaret River region
• Relax & swim in some of Australia’s best beaches
• Spend a whole day exploring Cape Le Grand National Park
• Engage in indigenous culture at Koomal Dreaming
• Walk among the forests at Valley of the Giants
• Castle Rock and Frenchmans Peak hikes
• Explore the rugged coastline and rock formations of Albany
• Explore Wave Rock and the outback
Day 1 – Perth to Dunsborough
Our adventure begins as we travel south from Perth with our first stop at the popular tourist town of Busselton, where it’s hard to miss the 19th-century Jetty stretching 1.8km into Geographe Bay. Here we’ll have a coffee on the waterfront, stroll along the white sandy beach and chat about what exciting things are to come.
A little way down the road we’ll stop at the breathtaking Meelup Beach where we’ll have some lunch and quick swim. Saying goodbye to paradise (don’t worry there will be plenty more) it’s time tantalise those tastebuds as we spend the whole afternoon tasting our way around the Margaret River region. We’ll visit boutique wineries, breweries, a chocolate factory and a cheese factory, sampling as we go.
We’ll be having dinner and spending the night in the popular tourist hotspot Dunsborough, loved for its sparkling calm clear water, white sandy beaches and great evening vibes. Drive time today is about 3.5 hours with lots of stops along the way and lunch and dinner are included.
Day 2 – Dunsborough to Walpole
This morning you’ll meet Wardandi custodian Josh, who will introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture with his authentic and personal interpretation. Go deep down into the Ngilgi Cave for a memorable didgeridoo cave experience, taste native foods, discover bush medicine and experience traditional fire lighting on this unique indigenous cultural experience.
Swing by the tiny town of Yallingup to check out some of the world’s best waves before arriving into the township of Margaret River, nestled between vineyards and towering Karri forests. Premium wine & produce, surfing, art and a love for nature combine to be the soul of this town and you’ll have some free time here to explore the eclectic mix of shops and galleries.
We’ll stop at Hamlin Bay before heading to the 50 metre Diamond Tree, a native karri tree once used as a fire lookout and only 1 of 3 wooden top towers in the world. If you are brave you can climb this beautiful old tree before we make our way into the pristine wilderness region of Walpole, home of the Valley of the Giants where we’ll be having dinner and spending the night. There about 4 hours of drivetime today.
Day 3 – Walpole to Albany
This morning you’ll discover the stunning beauty of the Valley of the Giants, a giant forest of towering Red Tingle trees, many of which are over 400 years old. We’ll spend some time here doing the Ancient Empire walk and treetop canopy walk.
From the forest to the ocean as next its onto William Bay National Park where you will amazed by the paradise that is Greens Pool. A magical beach completely sheltered it’s the perfect place to have a swim before heading onto yet another laid back and beautiful township of Denmark for lunch.
After lunch we’ll cruise along a glorious stretch of coastline to Albany, seeing how years of natural erosion have crafted incredible rock sculptures and granite bluffs – the Natural Bridge and The Gap are two of our favorites. We’ll have some time have a look around the historical township before dinner. We’ll overnight in Albany after an easy day of driving of around 2 hours.
Day 4 – Albany to Esperance
Just a short drive from Albany brings us to the oldest mountain range in the world, the unique Porongurups which rise from the landscape like an island. We’ll be setting out on a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock. It’s a bit of a climb but worth every bit of effort as you are rewarded with breathtaking views over the region.
Then get ready for some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery with this part of WA having no less than 9 National Parks and some of the best beaches in the world. We’ll be spending some time at Twilight Beach before ccontinuing onto Esperance. Here you’ll have some free time to explore the township before dinner. We’ll be staying in our Esperance accommodation for two nights and today drive around 5 hours.
Day 5 – Cape Le Grand National Park
Cape Le Grand is one of Western Australia’s best known and most spectacular National Parks and is just a one-hour drive from Esperance. Pristine and perfect are two words that reflect its absolute beauty. The ocean here is practically transparent, the local western grey ‘roos are regularly sunbaking on the beach and the sand at Lucky Bay has twice been judged Australia’s whitest. So beautiful is this park we will be spending the whole day here exploring, swimming, bushwalking and you’ll also have some free time to do whatever you please. Today we’ll also embark on one of the best hikes of the tour climbing Frenchmans Peak.
We’ll have lunch here and watch a spectacular sunset with a cold beer before heading back to Esperance for dinner and our last night together.
Day 6 – Esperance to Perth
On the last day of the tour we have a lot of distance to cover so its up early and on our way. Stopping for lunch in an outback town we’ll continue on until we are marveling at the weird and wonderful Wave Rock. After some exploring its back on the bus to the historic township of York, WA’s oldest inland town. We’ll see the Rabbit Proof Fence which was built between 1901 and 1907 to keep rabbits and other agricultural pests, from the east, out of Western Australia.
As our amazing 6-day adventure tour comes to an end we’ll roll into Perth around 6.30pm after travelling around 9 hours with stops along the way. Please make sure you have booked your Perth accommodation prior to departure. You’ll get your breakfast and lunch and although there are no formal activities planned it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the journey together over a few drinks and a meal (at own expense).
• All National Park and entry fees
• All activities
• Meals - 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
• Accommodation - 5 nights dorm accommodation (option to upgrade to private $400pp)
• Transport - Air-conditioned Minibus (max 20 people)
• Expert local guide
7:00 AM Sun
6.45am Perth YHA
Personal belongings, rainproof jacket, walking shoes, swimmers and towel, water bottle, insect repellent, hat, and sunscreen. Bags are restricted to 1x 15kg backpack/soft travel bag per person, plus one small piece of hand luggage.
Not recommended for children under 12
Accommodation: We stay with a range of reputable accommodation providers in shared dorm accommodation with linen provided. If you would prefer a private room please inquire about upgrading to a Private Double/Twin Room with shared bathroom options. This is subject to availability and an extra $400 per 1-2 pax.
Meals: We offer plenty of variety and do our best to provide fresh products. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements at time of booking. We also recommend to our passengers who may have a difficult diet to cater for to bring some of their own preferred foods for the journey. Snacks, soft drinks and alcohol are not included.
Changes to Itinerary: Our experienced guides will tailor all of the activities on seasonal & cultural conditions throughout the year, to maximize your experience and enjoyment. Any deviation from this itinerary will be made with serious consideration and your best interest and safety is our priority.
Perth, Pemberton, Albany, Margaret River, Wave Rock, Busselton, York, Denmark and Yallingup
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