A Journey to the West

Start: Perth (WA Aus) Finish: Fremantle

Visiting: Australia


Duration: 0 Nights

Physical rating: Moderate

Tour Operator: AAT Kings

Group size: 0 - 20

Age range: Over 30s


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Tour Overview

From the renowned vineyards of surfing mecca Margaret River to the endearing native quokkas on Rottnest Island and the laid-back, historic cities of Perth and Fremantle, this Inspiring Journey has much to offer the discerning traveller. Beautiful accommodation along the way adds much to your experience.

Highlights

Highlights

  • Magnificent Rottnest Island
  • The sights of Perth, taking in beautiful Kings Park Explore
  • Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife sanctuary
  • Walk the length of the historic Busselton Jetty Immerse
  • Learn about local Indigenous culture and bush tucker at Cape Naturaliste
  • Take a locally guided walking tour through historic Fremantle Relax
  • Enjoy some of Australia’s best wines in Margaret River
  • Stay in luxury at the InterContinental Perth and beautiful boutique regional accommodation

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1 Welcome to Perth

On arrival in Perth spend time on your own to relax or explore the surroundings. This evening meet your Journey Director and new travelling companions at your hotel for a Welcome Reception with local Western Australian wine and beers along with local produce canapés.

icon Day 2 Perth

This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before you head out for a city tour. Your Journey Director will show you the must-see sights including Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square and you will have time to explore Kings Park with its sweeping city views and some of the 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora. This afternoon is free for you to relax or explore more of the city. Tonight, you will dine in the heart of Perth’s historical, cultural and dining precinct at the State Buildings.

icon Day 3 Perth – Penguin Island – Busselton – Margaret River

Today you head to world-renowned winery region of Margaret River. Leaving Perth behind, your first stop is Penguin Island. With its white sandy beaches surrounded by crystal clear water, Penguin Island lays in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Here you will board your boat to cruise through Shoalwater Bay’s Wildlife Sanctuary to see bottlenose dolphins, Australian sea lions and sea birds such as Spinebills and Goshawks. Afterwards, you’ll continue south to explore the historic Busselton Jetty that has been standing for more than 150 years. There is the chance to explore the jetty on foot or take the Jetty Train along this 1.7km timber piled jetty that is the longest in the Southern Hemisphere. Nestled on the white sandy beaches your accommodation for the night is the 5 star Pullman Bunker Bay. Enjoy dinner at the Other Side of the Moon Restaurant, where you will dine on an array of fresh locally sourced seasonal produce with local wines.

icon Day 4 Margaret River – Cape Naturaliste

Your day begins with a moving ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremony as part of your Indigenous experience at Cape Naturaliste. Your local guide will escort you on an interactive walk around Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse precinct, where they interpret the land through the eyes of an Indigenous custodian, followed by an artefact interpretation and didgeridoo experience. From Cape Naturaliste you’ll drive through the vineyard lined roads to your Margaret River winery experience. Upon arrival, the winemakers will take you on a guided walk through the rolling vineyard, followed by a Local Dining Experience at a degustation lunch with matching wines at Hay Shed Hill. After you have indulged in your long lunch, there is time to explore the quaint town of Margaret River before returning to your hotel.

icon Day 5 Margaret River – Rottnest Island

Leaving the wine country behind you journey back up the beautiful south west coastline towards Fremantle. Upon arrival, you will board your catamaran and escape across the open ocean to the magnificent and historic Rottnest Island. Kick back on soft sand beaches, see abundant marine life and meet the happiest little animal on earth, the quokka. Enjoy the last rays of the day with the sun setting over the west from your eco self-contained glamping tent.

icon Day 6 Rottnest Island – Fremantle

Wake up on the island paradise that is Rottnest Island utterly surrounded by friendly resident quokkas. Take a leisurely stroll along the white sandy beaches and perfect turquoise waters or just enjoy the seclusion of your island paradise from the balcony of your eco tent. Later this morning you will embark on a locally guided Discovery Rottnest tour of the island. This 90 minute experience takes you to some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations. You’ll experience the island’s diverse flora, fauna, history and culture and get the chance to spot a quokka or two. This afternoon you’ll leave your island dream behind and cruise back to seaside Fremantle. After relaxing at your hotel, meet up with your fellow travellers for your Celebration Dinner. Local Western Australian wines will match with the seasonal farm to table menu.

icon Day 7 Farewell from Fremantle

This morning you will join your local expert guide for an immersive walking tour of historic Fremantle. Departing from the hotel, enjoy a relaxed, informative and conversational walk and talk that is designed to entertain and educate. Walk into the past, present and future and get unique insight into the well-preserved architectural heritage. End your walking tour at the vibrant Fremantle Markets or back at your hotel as your Inspiring Journey comes to an end. You will be transferred by private car to Perth Airport for your onward flight.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    5*

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    Meals

    6 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

What's Included

  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    AAT Kings requires a deposit of 150 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Saturday Apr 03, 2021

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Saturday May 01, 2021

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Saturday Sep 18, 2021

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Saturday Oct 16, 2021

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Saturday Nov 13, 2021

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Saturday Dec 11, 2021

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Saturday Feb 05, 2022

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Saturday Mar 05, 2022

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Saturday, Apr 03, 2021

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Saturday, May 01, 2021

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Saturday, Sep 18, 2021

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Saturday, Oct 16, 2021

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Saturday, Nov 13, 2021

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Saturday, Dec 11, 2021

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Saturday, Feb 05, 2022

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Saturday, Mar 05, 2022

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