South Western Escape

South Western Escape

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$3997

South Western Escape

11 Days Starting in Perth and ending in Fremantle

Visiting: Perth, Wave Rock, Hippo’s Yawn, Kalgoorlie, Super Pit, Hannans North Mine, Cape Le Grand National Park, Lucky Bay, Thistle Cove, Fitzgerald River National Park, Stirling Range National Park, Bluff Knoll Lookout, Albany, Torndirrup National Park, Valley of the Giants, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Margaret River wine region, Margaret River, Vasse Virgin, Busselton, Geographe Bay, Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Swan River

Tour operator:

AAT Kings

Tour code:

WPPP24

Physical rating:

Low level of fitness required

Age range:

16-

Activities:

Sightseeing, Wine Tasting

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$4650
$3997 Operator discount: -$465 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$188 -14%

NB: Prices correct on 18-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Tours from Perth don’t get any better than this. Discover Fremantle tours, Wave Rock tours, Rottnest Island tours and Margaret River tours. Food, wine, nature and city in Western Australia. A little bit of city life in Perth and Fremantle. A touch of countryside in the bucolic Margaret River Region. Outback drama in national parks and at national landmarks. And beaches. So many beaches. In short, all the ingredients you need to cook up a Western Australia tour from Perth you won’t forget in a hurry.

Highlights

  • Flexible Vacations: Quite possibly Australia’s happiest critters, quokkas await across the sandy coves of Rottnest Island; the beaches are just as pretty in Albany, and come wrapped in history.

  • Iconic Sites: From the powdery coves of Esperance to the vine-laced groves of the Margaret River region, we’ve got the colours of Australia covered.

  • Sustainable Travel: Taking in the forest from the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk is not only spectacular, but it’s contributing to the sustainability of this pocket of WA.

  • Natural Wonders: Surf’s up at Wave Rock, a 110-metre granite swell resembling a wave about to crash to shore. If you think that’s impressive, just wait till you hear it’s three million years old.

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Day 1 : Welcome To Perth

Location: Perth

Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn West Perth

Western Australia’s capital and largest city, Perth is remarkably green. The snaking Swan River cuts through town, its banks lined with leafy promenades – not to mention glorious Kings Park, a floral wonderland home to more than 3,000 plant species in the Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a stroll with your Travel Director to ease into your WA adventure and later join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 : Perth - Wave Rock

Location: Wave Rock, Hippo’s Yawn

Accommodation Name: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

Say hello to Wave Rock, a 110-metre, rainbow-hued granite swell formed more than three million years ago. It’s in the ballpark of another imaginatively named rock formation: Hippo’s Yawn. You can actually climb through the hippo’s ‘neck’ to grab a happy snap. Fun fact: the visitor centre here has the world’s largest collection of toy soldiers. Wave Rock local Sheenagh knows a thing or two about life on the land. She’s passionate about her farm, and proudly shows off the outback while you explore the wide open spaces that characterise the WA countryside. You'll also get to glimpse her collection of vintage cars – who knew folks in this part of the world were such avid collectors?

Day 3 : Wave Rock - Kalgoorlie

Location: Kalgoorlie, Super Pit, Hannans North Mine

Accommodation Name: Rydges Kalgoorlie

Today is deep – quite literally. Your journey through classic WA outback lands you in Kalgoorlie – get your bearings on a town tour, pausing to take in vistas over the staggering ‘Super Pit’ open-cut gold mine. Put life into perspective standing next to monstrous loaders and haul trucks at Hannans North Mine. It’s a shimmering opportunity to experience gold rush history and discover the Golden Mile.

Day 4 : Kalgoorlie - Esperance

Location: Cape Le Grand National Park, Lucky Bay, Thistle Cove

Accommodation Name: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

Nature humbles at Cape Le Grand National Park, a staggering 31,000 hectares of sweeping heathlands, rugged coastal peaks and powdery beaches. It’s so pretty that kangaroos come here for a little sunbaking on the sand – at Lucky Bay, you’ll see Australia’s national emblem dozing beside the water. And then there’s Thistle Cove, replete with sun, sand, sea and sculpted rock formations that ‘whistle’ with the sounds of the wind and waves.

Day 5 : Esperance - Albany

Location: Fitzgerald River National Park, Stirling Range National Park, Bluff Knoll Lookout

Accommodation Name: The Dog Rock Motel

Bring your stamina for a day of unparalleled wilderness encounters. Well, until tomorrow, and the next day. Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the most ecologically important pockets of WA, home to 20 per cent of the state’s flora. Small wonder it’s a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Journey on through the Stirling Range National Park, blanketed with more than 1,500 species of wildflowers, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Get some perspective from the Bluff Knoll Lookout, one of WA’s highest peaks.

Day 6 : Albany

Location: Albany, Torndirrup National Park

Accommodation Name: The Dog Rock Motel

Albany turns on pretty much every charm, whether you’re ready for more nature, are a history buff, or feel like it’s time for food and wine. You have a day at leisure to go in whichever direction you please. Perhaps opt for a tour that relives the town’s heritage as the last port of call for ANZAC troopships departing Australia in WWI. Maybe explore Torndirrup National Park, where steep cliffs give way to dramatic rock formations and whales are a common sight during migration. Or get a taste for the region on a culinary excursion.

Day 7 : Albany - Margaret River

Location: Valley of the Giants, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Margaret River wine region

Accommodation Name: Stay Margaret River

Think big when you visit the Valley of the Giants, where the Tree Top Walk gives you a bird’s-eye view of the soaring tingle trees that stand large all around; you’re suspended 40 metres above the forest floor. More lofty attractions await at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the tallest of its kind in Australia, set at the tip of a peninsula where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Being amid nature makes you thirsty. It’s a good thing the Margaret River wine region is on the horizon.

Day 8 : Margaret River

Location: Margaret River, Vasse Virgin

Accommodation Name: Stay Margaret River

There aren’t many places in the world where grape vines grow metres from the sand – the Margaret River region is one. Here, 200 vineyards sit beside talented makers, bakers and purveyors. All you need to know is that today is one of indulgences, beginning at Vasse Virgin to savour olive oil that’s good enough to drink. But maybe try it on bread instead. Lunch is leisurely, at a vineyard with plenty of time to sip and savour local drops. If you still have room for dinner, ask us for recommendations.

Day 9 : Margaret River - Fremantle

Location: Busselton, Geographe Bay, Fremantle

Accommodation Name: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

You’ve seen the bucolic vine-laced countryside; now experience the region’s coast as you journey north to Busselton. Yet another record-breaking attraction awaits: the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Tip your cap to those who built this 1.8-kilometre structure out into Geographe Bay. The afternoon is all yours in Freo. Hot tip: The city’s markets feature 150 stalls under one roof.

Day 10 : Fremantle Free Time

Location: Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Swan River

Accommodation Name: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

Freo sits at the mouth of the Swan River, its port the gateway to all manner of watery expeditions. One that will surely make you smile is the ferry ride to Rottnest Island, where Australia’s happiest (and friendliest) critters await. Bring your swimsuit to cool off between cycling expeditions. If you’re ready for some downtime, follow the lead of locals to Little Creatures Brewery for an icy ale. Or explore the town in the company of an in-the-know local. Today is yours to create, but we always have a few ideas in our little black book.

Day 11 : Farewell From Fremantle

Location: Fremantle

Eleven days. Too many beaches to count. Wildlife galore. A few wine bottles and a few thousand memories… this trip is one for the record books.

What's Included

  • Travel Director and Driver Guide

    Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

  • Premium Hotels

    Centrally located premium hotels

  • National Parks Entrance Fees

    Wave Rock, Cape Le Grand, Stirling Ranges National Parks entrance fees

  • Dining

    7 Dinners, 10 Full Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

Mode of Transport

Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12 noon into Perth Airport
Day 11 – flights to depart anytime from Perth Airport
Flights are not included in the holiday price
Return airport to hotel transfers are not included in the holiday price

Accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes: Holiday Inn West Perth, Wave Rock Motel, Hyden, Rydges Kalgoorlie, Comfort Inn Bay of Isles, The Dog Rock Motel, Stay Margaret River, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges.

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a holiday with us is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    It is important to adhere to departure times while on tour for the comfort of everyone on-board, and to make sure no one misses out on the planned experiences. The coach will not be able to wait for you, and in some instances, if you miss a departure time you will need to make your own way to the next destination to re-join the tour.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    AAT Kings operated Guided Holidays have competitive single supplement rates available if you prefer to confirm your own room. Or we can match you to share with a guest of the same gender at no extra cost. If we fail to match you, we will accommodate you in a single room at no extra cost.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 100 years

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We will email your documents to you approximately four weeks before your departure date provided you have completed your pre trip registration using the My Travel Portal. If you’ve booked through a travel agent, your documents will be emailed directly to your agent.

Reviews of this operator

Ann Purcell  

Well worth the money

24-Feb-2023

Absolutely wonderful trip. Tastes of southern Australia. Hotels were good quality. Sightseeing was amazing. Manuela our travel director was lovely. A great trip all round

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Lynda Whittingham  

Particularly loved QUEENSTOWN (jet boat) and plane ride over Mt Cook

18-Feb-2023

Great guide “Dexter” who was pleasant and knowledgeable, skilled and pleasant driver, Aaron, interesting activities, and comfortable hotels in good locations. I have been on organized bus trips in different countries and this company stands out. I would travel with them again. Read less

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Trusted Customer  

Milford Sound , West Coast , Queenstown, Christchurch

22-Feb-2023

The most professional tour group i have ever travelled with. Both tour director (Hope) & driver (Dave) had extensive knowledge of NZ. Highly recommended.

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Keith Jones  

Christchurch, Milford Sound and the Franz Joseph Railway journey

02-Mar-2023

Very professional service throughout. Friendly experienced tour guide imparting excellent knowledge and local anecdotes. Friendly professional driver enhanced the overall pleasure. Excellent hotels throughout the holiday.

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Allison Cooper  

Wonderful experience, highlight had to be Uluru so spiritual and beautiful

22-Feb-2023

Very professional. Excellent travel director very knowledgeable and a lovely guy. Amazing experience seeing do many great places.

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