Best of Australia's South West

Best of Australia's South West

Discover the unique and lush green land, where rolling hills give way to beautiful bays along the coastline of Western Australia. Vineyards sit against a backdrop of ocean and forest. Absorb the sheer beauty surrounding historic Albany and visit one of Australia’s most famous landforms, Wave Rock.

Discover the unique and lush green land, where rolling hills give way to beautiful bays along the coastline of Western Australia. Vineyards sit against a backdrop of ocean and forest. Absorb the sheer beauty surrounding historic Albany and visit one of Australia’s most famous landforms, Wave Rock.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

9 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Walk among the monstrous Karri and Jarrah trees in the Valley of Giants

• Stand back and watch the waves crashing and sparkling blue seas as the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean at Cape Leeuwin

• Visit the famous Wave Rock

• Look up to the 72m high Gloucester Tree in Pemberton

• Admire the sights and scenery of Western Australia’s oldest town, Albany

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• 22 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Director

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home – Perth – Mandurah
After arriving in Perth we will enjoy a picnic lunch before joining a Swan River cruise. Pass extravagant waterfront houses on Perth’s millionaire’s row and take in the panoramic scenery as you cruise to historic Fremantle. Reboard the coach and travel on to Mandurah, located at the entrance to the Peel Inlet, a popular holiday destination with its vast waterways.

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Day 2

Mandurah – Busselton
Travel through impressive landscapes today with the possibility of viewing wildflowers along the way. Traverse spectacular farmland as we arrive into the town of Harvey for a visit and morning tea. This afternoon, travel via Australind to Bunbury, a major commercial and shipping centre for the south west where time will be allowed for you to purchase your lunch. View the Tuart Forest before heading to the popular town of Busselton on the shores of Geographe Bay. Visit the famous heritage listed Busselton Jetty which extends 1.8 km, making it the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. Weather permitting, board the famous Jetty Train and relax as the driver takes you on a journey across the calm, clear waters of Geographe Bay to the Underwater Observatory.

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Day 3

Busselton
Today as we travel south, we pass the stunning Boranup Forest, a visual highlight of the region before arriving at Augusta’s famous Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. This majestic lighthouse with its stunning views and spectacular coastline is situated at the most south westerly tip of Australia where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Back on the coach, we head to Margaret River, an alluring mosaic of forest, vines and surf combined into a magical paradise, where the rolling vineyards sit against a backdrop of ocean and forest. Enjoy a picnic lunch today before stopping for a tasting at Watershed Premium Wines situated in the ‘dress circle’ of the Margaret River wineries, and later, visit Zanadu Winery, offering spectacular views of the vineyard while savouring some of their award winning wines. Complete the day with a visit to Margaret River Chocolate Company offering a mouth-watering range of chocolate coated delights, handmade truffles, novelty chocolates and much more.

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Day 4

Busselton – Pemberton
Leave Busselton and continue south via Nannup, known as the ‘Garden Village’ in honour of its many beautiful gardens and famous tulips. Bullnose verandahs, weatherboard shop fronts and colourful flower boxes all enhance the delightful appeal of the town. We make our way through the state forests via Bridgetown with its surrounding green rolling hills, tall jarrah and karri forests and on to Manjimup; gateway to the tall-timber country. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you admire the 72 metre high Gloucester Tree in Pemberton, before checking into our accommodation for our overnight stay.

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Day 5

Pemberton – Valley of the Giants - Albany
Travel via Walpole where the Tingal Forests will amaze you with the majestic and unforgettable Karri and Jarrah trees. Enjoy the Valley of the Giants tree-top walk or the Ancient Empire Forest floor valley walk. See the panoramic views of Wilson Inlet and peaceful Denmark, as we travel along the D’Entrecasteaux (pronounced don-truh-cast-oh) National Park coastline. This afternoon visit the Banksia Farm at Mt Barker, renowned for having the only complete collection of Banksia species in the world. Continue on through the Porongurup Range before arriving in Albany, surrounded by excellent views, from the spectacular coastal scenery, rugged cliff-top beauty, to the calm and beautiful island strewn swimming bays.

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Day 6

Albany
Spend today exploring Western Australia’s oldest town, Albany, with its fine Victorian shopfronts and a main street that slopes toward the sea. See the Anzac Light Horse Memorial at Mt Clarence with views over King George Sound, Princess Royal Harbour and inland to the ranges. At Discovery Bay, enjoy a guided tour of the historic Whaling Station. Time will be allowed to wander through the stunning Botanic Gardens featuring plants from Western Australia’s south coast, before purchasing your own lunch today. This afternoon following a visit to Stoney Hill Lookout, see Albany’s Wind Farm before returning to our motel for dinner.

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Day 7

Albany – Hyden
Today’s journey takes us through the Stirling Ranges with its high craggy peaks which stand out against rolling hills and forest covered valleys. Visit Lake Grace before continuing on to Hyden, in the Shire of Kondinin, for a visit to the Wave Rock Reserve and one of Australia’s most famous landforms.

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Day 8

Hyden - Perth
Today we make our way back to Perth via Corrigin, Quairading and York. This area is known as the ‘wildlife way’ and if nature is on our side, we will see dozens of wildflower varieties, producing carpets of colour. See the Dog Cemetery in Corrigin before continuing on to the heritage town of York which was settled in 1831, making it the oldest inland town in Western Australia. Many of the Victorian and Federation buildings have been lovingly restored to house galleries, museums, cafes and antique shops. Our journey continues on to Perth where we will stop at Kings Park; which is in a prime position on Mt Eliza overlooking Perth City and the majestic Swan River.

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Day 9

Perth – Home
Our last day of travelling Australia’s South West wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Perth Mint. The grand heritage building, the heavily secured vault and the original melting house provide the cues for many extraordinary stories about Western Australia’s golden history and the Mint’s prolific output of priceless gold bars and coins. It’s then time to head to the airport for your return flight home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $3,879 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $3,924 per person

Single Supplement available @ $590 extra

 

 

Booking Conditions

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
Hornsby Railway Station Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport - Meet at Qantas Groups
Check-in located on ground floor at Terminal 3.
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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