16 Days Western Escape Tour

16 Days Western Escape Tour

Explore cosmopolitan Perth before heading inland to Wave Rock, then watch in awe as the landscape changes and you discover crystal clear water, white sandy beaches and ancient forests. Taste Margaret River's renowned food and wine, venture to seaside Fremantle and spend time discovering wildflowers and frolicking with dolphins at Monkey Mia.

Tour Highlights

  • 'Surf' Wave Rock
  • Indulge in Margaret River food and wine
  • Get up close to the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Perth city sights touring
  • Discover white sandy beaches near Esperance
  • Walk high above the trees at Valley of the Giants
  • Chocolate tasting in Margaret River
  • Explore cosmopolitan Fremantle & its market
  • Discover WA's famous wildflowers (seasonal) Wildflower Icon
  • Experience Kalbarri National Park
  • Walk spectacular Shell Beach
  • Learn about Hamelin Pool's ancient Stromatolites
  • Visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton
  • Marvel at the Pinnacles
  • Delve into indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park Aboriginal Cultural Icon
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Tour Info

Code AK-WEMP
Style
  • Explorer Tour
Duration 15 Days
Price From $5495
Departures

Selected Days

Vehicle Luxury Coach
Suitability Open Age
Start Perth @ Morning
Finish Perth @ After Breakfast

This afternoon when you meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at your hotel, set off on a city tour of Perth including a visit to Kings Park where you can see the broad expanse of the Swan River and wander around the Anzac Memorial and wildflower gardens. You'll also see the many public art installations around the city and get a feel for the different precincts surrounding the CBD. Tonight, dine out and get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious meal.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Included Meals: Dinner

Today journey through the Golden Outback to Hyden. This morning you'll join a local guide on a tour of Boddington Gold Mine. Continue to Wave Rock. This magnificent rock formation resembling a gigantic wave was formed over three million years ago. Explore the formation then take a short walk to discover Hippo's Yawn, another fascinating rock formation. Afterwards you may like to wander through the visitor centre's eclectic collection of lace and the largest collection of toy soldiers in the world, or even take a tour of Hyden Wildlife Park. This evening dine at your hotel.

Hotel: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning you'll take an exclusive farm tour to hear about life in the outback with Wave Rock local, Sheena. You'll have the opportunity to take part in the morning cattle feed then explore a private collection of vintage cars. Continue through the outback through former ghost town of Coolgardie on your way to Kalgoorlie. This town in the gold fields is surrounded by some of the most dazzling spring wildflowers (seasonal). Famous Super Pit gold mine produces up to 850,000 ounces of gold every year. After a visit to Super Pit lookout for views in to the open cut mine, discover the character and stories of this historic town on an orientation tour. Dinner this evening will be at Kalgoorlie's iconic pub, the Exchange Hotel.

Hotel: Rydges in Kalgoorlie

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today visit Cape Le Grand National Park for breathtaking views of the wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks and sweeping heathlands. Stop at awe-inspiring Thistle Cove and marvel at its jaw dropping white sand and crystal clear blue water. At Lucky Bay, one of the most unique and stunning bays in Australia, you may see grey kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

See the mysterious Pink Lake and travel through Ravensthorpe and the Fitzgerald Biosphere to Bluff Knoll Lookout to witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. The National Park is one of the most abundant areas for flora in the world. Continue to Albany, rich in Anzac history, and settle in to your hotel for the night.

Hotel: The Dog Rock Motel

Included Meals:

This morning enjoy free time to explore the historic town. In 1914, 41,000 Australians and New Zealanders left Albany bound for WWI. This afternoon visit the National Anzac Centre which opened in 2014 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first WWI convoys departing Australia. This evening the night is free for you to do as you choose.

Hotel: The Dog Rock Motel

Included Meals: Breakfast.

-_ Margaret River

Visit Valley of the Giants to explore the canopy of the Tingle forest along the beautiful Tree Top Walk. Stop in Nannup at lunch time with time to explore. This afternoon visit Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. You may like to take a guided tour to the top of the famous lighthouse. Continue to Margaret River, one of Australia's premier wine producing regions. The region's scenery and fresh air will leave you invigorated.\

Hotel: Quality Inn Margaret River

Included Meals:

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. First up you'll visit Vasse Virgin, where you'll have the chance to learn about all things olive oil, taste gourmet produce and sample beauty products made on-site. Continue to Laurance Wines for tastings and lunch prepared using only fresh local produce. Next you'll be treated to a delicious afternoon tea in a picturesque forest setting surrounded by karri trees. Your evening is free to do as you please.

Hotel: Quality Inn Margaret River

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

On arrival in Fremantle you'll have the afternoon to explore this wonderful town. You may like to visit the colourful Fremantle Markets. There are 150 stalls under one roof and you'll have a chance to purchase local arts and crafts and taste local delights. We recommend taking a wander along the Fremantle foreshore to discover the impressive fishing fleet and enjoy a refreshing ale at Little Creatures Brewery. Whatever it is you choose to do, you're bound to enjoy every second. This evening enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle _ by Rydges,

Included Meals:

, Dinner.

Join a local guide for a private tour of Fremantle Prison. Step inside and take a journey back in time where you can view life as it was for prisoners and discover how time was passed in the yards, while marvelling at original prisoner works of art. From its convict origins in the 1850s until its closure as a maximum-security gaol in 1991, your entertaining guide will show you the lighter side of prison humour. The rest of the day is free for you to do as you please. Maybe take a boat trip to Rottnest Island or a ride on the historic Fremantle Tram.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today you'll travel along the West Australian coastline to the port of Geraldton. Heading north to Yanchep National Park, you'll enjoy a fantastic Aboriginal cultural experience in a bush setting. Aboriginal Cultural Icon Meet your Aboriginal guide who'll share with you their way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. It's a hands-on experience where you'll have the chance to touch and feel traditional Aboriginal tools and it will have you rolling around with laughter. Continue along the coast to the seaside hamlet of Lancelin at lunchtime and then to Nambung National Park, home of the marvellous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. On arrival in Geraldton you'll visit the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial and have the chance to discover the seaside township.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Included Meals: Breakfast

Visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre. Its state of the art displays, including soundscapes, historical and contemporary film footage, interactive multimedia and objects of rare scientific and historical significance, take you on the most amazing journey around Shark Bay and across time, in company and conversation with those who have been part of this extraordinary place. Travel to Hamelin Pool to 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! Later visit fascinating Shell Beach, one of only two in the world, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells up to ten metres deep. Continue to the crystal blue waters and the pristine white shell and sandy beaches of Monkey Mia where you'll stay for the next two nights.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Included Meals:

Every morning Monkey Mia's wild dolphins swim to shore to be fed and mingle with the people. After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay, watch the famous dolphins swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Today is yours to do as you choose. Why not take a scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park or after a lazy morning take an afternoon wildlife cruise aboard a catamaran to spot sea creatures great and small. In the evening, there's nothing like sitting back with a cocktail or a cool beer watching the world go by as the sun goes down over the water.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today travel to Kalbarri. Venture into Kalbarri National Park and visit Red Bluff Lookout to view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge from the vantage point of Hawks Head Lookout and keep an eye out for graceful Peregrine Falcons hunting along the gorges and cliffs. Wildflower Icon During wildflower season, the National Park is abloom with many a variety of wildflower. You'll spot Acacia, Banksia, Caladenia and more! Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today return to Perth. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. What a great opportunity to share a few laughs as you recount stories of your holiday together!

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Perth Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions

Transportation

  • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows

Fully Guided

  • Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver

Dining Inclusions

  • Full Buffet Breakfasts (15) B
  • You are invited Lunch (1) L
  • Hotel Dinners (9) D
  • Farewell Dinner (1) HD

Accommodation

  • Twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels

 

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1Flights to arrive prior to 12 noon into Perth Airport

Day 16Flights to depart anytime  from Perth Airport

 

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel