19 Day East Meets Western Wonderland

AAT Kings Guided Tour starting in Sydney and finishing in Perth

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings's 19 Day East Meets Western Wonderland. Take a momentous rail journey across the breadth of the Australian Outback on board the famous Indian Pacific, then travel the South West of Western Australia and fall in love with the diverse dramatic landscapes. From the Golden...read more
Overview
Operator: AAT Kings
Type: Guided Tour (Affordable)
Style: Best Buys
Max Group Size: 65
Duration: 19 Days
From: Sydney to Perth
Tour Code: WEMPRE
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Australia
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Indian Pacific Gold Service Sydney – Broken Hill
Make your own way to Central Railway Station in Sydney, departing in the afternoon on a true journey of contrasts that will take you through the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains and across the barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain to lush vineyards and vast goldmines. Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Sydney and Perth via Adelaide on a spectacular 4,352km journey. Settle into your cabin and relax, or make your way to the Outback Explorer Lounge to meet fellow guests and help yourself to a welcome drink. (D) Stay: Indian Pacific Gold Service, Private cabin, 3 nights
2
Broken Hill – Adelaide
Wake up to a coffee or tea as you arrive in Broken Hill this morning to explore the beauty of the ‘Silver City’ and discover the history of the mining industry that is at the heart of the town. Step back on board and head to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant for breakfast, where an extensive menu caters to all tastes. By the time lunch is served, you’ll be well into South Australia on the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges. (B/L/D)
3
The Nullarbor
Marvel at the raw beauty of the vast Nullarbor plains as you awake this morning, and reflect on the changing landscapes that background your rail journey. Your sense of wonder will be aroused when it comes time to set foot in remote Rawlinna later today. Under brilliant desert stars, enjoy an evening stop in a location experienced only by an intrepid few. (B/L/D)
4
Arrive Perth
Arrive into the cosmopolitan Western Australian capital of Perth after lunch. You’ll be transferred to your hotel. Get to know your Travel Director and travelling companions at dinner this evening. (B/L/D) Stay: Travelodge Perth
5
Perth – Wave Rock
Journey through the Golden Outback to Boddington, the site of Australia’s largest gold mine. Continue to Wave Rock, a magnificent rock formation formed over three million years ago. (B/D) Stay: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden
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Wave Rock – Kalgoorlie
This morning, take an exclusive farm tour to learn about station life in the outback. Pass through the former gold boomtown of Coolgardie and continue to Kalgoorlie for spectacular views over the famous Super Pit open-cut gold mine and an orientation tour of this historic town. (B/D) Stay: Rydges Kalgoorlie
7
Kalgoorlie – Esperance
Today visit Cape Le Grand National Park with its wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks, sweeping heathlands and white sand beaches. At stunning Lucky Bay, you may see some of the local kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach. (B/D) Stay: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles, Esperance
8
Esperance – Albany
Travel on through Ravensthorpe and the unique Fitzgerald Biosphere. Later, at Bluff Knoll Lookout, you’ll witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. Continue to Albany, a town imbued with Anzac history, and settle in to your hotel for the night. (B/D) Stay: The Dog Rock Motel, Albany, 2 nights
9
Albany
This morning take your time to explore seaside Albany, which boasts many fine heritage-listed buildings. Later, visit the acclaimed National Anzac Centre overlooking the harbour from which over 41,000 men and woman departed Australia for the Great War. The award-winning centre is the focus of one of Australia’s most important cultural pilgrimages (B)
10
Albany – Margaret River
Visit the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk this morning to explore the canopy of the majestic Tingle forest. Then travel on to Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. You may like to take an optional experience guided tour to the top of the famous lighthouse before leaving for Margaret River, one of Australia’s premier wine-growing regions. Beaches and surf breaks line the nearby coast, whose waters host migratory whales between June and November. (B/D) Stay: Stay Margaret River, 2 nights
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Margaret River
First up you’ll see fossils, stalactites and stalagmites, in the impressive caves of the region with a local guide. Then get ready to delight your taste buds! Margaret River is known for its fabulous wines and its boutique producers, and you’ll visit a local winery for tastings and a lunch prepared from fresh local produce. (B/L)
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Margaret River – Fremantle
On arrival in Fremantle, the afternoon is yours to explore this wonderful town. You may like to visit the colourful Fremantle Markets to purchase local arts and crafts and taste local produce. We recommend taking a wander along the Fremantle foreshore to observe the impressive fishing fleet. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel. (B/D) Stay: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, 2 nights
13
Fremantle
Join a local guide this morning for a private tour of historic convict-era Fremantle Prison. The rest of your day is at leisure. You might like to take an optional experience boat trip to Rottnest Island, a gazetted A-class nature reserve or closer to home, a ride on the popular Fremantle Tram. (B)
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Fremantle – Geraldton
Travel north along the coast, stopping in Yanchep National Park for an Aboriginal cultural experience with a member of the local Nyoongar people. Continue along the coast past the seaside hamlet of Lancelin pausing to see the marvellous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. Explore the seaside township of Geraldton and visit the evocative HMAS Sydney memorial. (B) Stay: Mantra Geraldton
15
Geraldton – Monkey Mia
Begin your day at Shell Beach, formed from billions of tiny cockle shells. Travel on to the blue waters and pristine beaches of Monkey Mia. (B/D) Stay: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights
16
Monkey Mia
After a leisurely breakfast, watch as the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swim into shore to be fed (Note: As the dolphins are wild creatures, their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) The rest of the day is at leisure: you may like to take an optional experience scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park or a wildlife cruise aboard a sleek catamaran. In the evening, relax with a cocktail or a glass of wine as the sun sets over the bay. (B)
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Monkey Mia – Kalbarri
This morning, travel to Hamelin Pool to discover a unique colony of stromatolites, described as the earliest record of life on earth. Venture into Kalbarri National Park to witness the spectacular scenery of the Murchison River Gorge. During wildflower season, the National Park is alive with blooms. (B/D) Stay: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort
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Kalbarri – Perth
Today you’ll travel back to Perth, where you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. (B/D) Stay: Travelodge Perth
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Perth
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. (B)
AAT Kings Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Iconic railway journey on the Indian Pacific
  • Travel in the style and comfort of Gold Service
  • Indulge in all-inclusive local food and beverages
  • Relax in your private cabin as you watch the landscape go by
  • All-inclusive Off Train Excursions
  • Perth city sights touring
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Boddington Gold Mine
  • ‘Surf’ Wave Rock
  • Discover WA’s famous wildflowers (seasonal)
  • Explore white sandy beaches near Esperance
  • Walk high above the trees at Valley of the Giants
  • See the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
  • Indulge in Margaret River food and wine
  • Chocolate tasting in Margaret River
  • Explore cosmopolitan Fremantle and its market
  • Indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park
  • Marvel at the Pinnacles
  • Visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton
  • Learn about Hamelin Pool’s ancient stromatolites
  • Walk on spectacular Shell Beach
  • Get up close to the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Experience Kalbarri National Park
Trip Inclusions
  • 'Best Buys' Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Included Meals
  • 18 Full breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 12 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
Arrival & Departure
  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 11.00am into Sydney Airport
  • Day 19 – flights to depart anytime from Perth Airport
Activity Level
  • Low level fitness required
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
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Types: Coach Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 20
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: Australia, New Zealand
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