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South Western Explorer

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11 Day South Western Explorer Itinerary (Outback Spirit)
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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Outback Spirit's 11 Day South Western Explorer. The wineries of Margaret River, with a backdrop of ocean and forest, are a highlight for visitors to the region. Throw in the tall forests of Pemberton, the cosmopolitan city of Fremantle plus a host of stunning national parks and it’s easy to see why people flock to the South West.


Upon arrival at Perth Airport today you'll be met by your friendly and professional Tour Directors. This afternoon we take an informative tour of the city including scenic Kings Park, which also features the Perth Botanic Gardens. Wander through the magnificent display of wildflowers before heading around to the luxurious Crown Promenade for our overnight stay. Stay: Crown Promenade (D)

This morning we depart Perth and travel east through the John Forrest National Park. Visit York and the historic York Motor Museum before continuing to Hyden, arriving mid-afternoon. This tiny town located in Western Australia's semi-arid Wheat Belt is home to the fascinating and unique geological formation known as Wave Rock. Stay: Hyde Wave Rock Motel (B/L/D)

Today our travels take us towards the far-east mining district of Kalgoorlie- Boulder. Since 1893 the area of Kalgoorlie- Boulder has produced over 50 million ounces of gold, one of only 4 districts in the world to have reached such a milestone. Enjoy a town tour, followed by a tour of the incredible Super Pit mine. Enjoy expert commentary from your local guide as we drive along internal haul roads and get up close to the operations of this massive mine. Stay: Rydges Kalgoorlie (B/L/D)

This morning we head south en route to the seaside town of Esperance. Along the way there are generally some spectacular wildflower displays that we'll stop to enjoy. Upon our arrival at the coast we take the scenic Great Ocean Drive which includes Rotary Lookout, the Pink Lake and Australia's first wind farm. This 40 kilometre loop showcases Esperance's spectacular coastline of tranquil bays, soaring cliffs and beautiful beaches. Upon our arrival into Esperance this afternoon we check in to the Comfort Inn Bay of Isles Motel, located along the foreshore. Stay: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles Motel (B/L/D)

This morning we travel west through Ravensthorpe and Jerramungup stopping along the way for lunch. Later this afternoon we visit Bluff Knoll Lookout in the majestic Stirling Range National Park and enjoy a guided tour before arriving in the whaling town of Albany. Stay: Dog Rock Motel (B/L/D)

This morning we visit the ‘Discovery Bay Tourism Experience', a magnificent whaling museum in Albany. Take an interactive journey through the last operating whaling station in Australia, supported by a series of audio visual displays, artefacts and whaling history. This afternoon we board a catamaran for a spectacular whale watching cruise in Albany's harbour followed by a self guided audio tour of the National Anzac Centre. We return to the Dog Rock Motel for our final night in Albany. Stay: Dog Rock Motel (B/L/D)

Today we travel to the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, home to a grove of veteran Karri and Tingle trees known as the Ancient Empire. These are some of the largest trees in the world, measuring up to 16 metres around the base. To get a closer look, we'll visit the world class Valley of The Giants Tree Top Walk which soars gently upwards amidst the Tingle foliage to a world of birds and flowers. We also visit the Gloucester Tree, the second highest fire lookout tree in the world. (The tree can be climbed by the more adventurous).

This afternoon we arrive at Karri Valley Resort on Lake Beedelup. Enjoy a free afternoon at the resort and enjoy activities such as trout fishing, bush walking, canoeing, bike riding and more. Alternatively, just sit back and relax on your lakeside balcony. Stay: Karri Valley Resort (B/L/D)

This morning we head to Cape Leeuwin for a guided tour of the old historic lighthouse. Then, it's on to Margaret River, Western Australia's premium wine growing region which boasts over 40 world class wineries. Enjoy lunch and wine tastings at a local winery before some free time in the Margaret River township. Stay: Quality Inn Margaret River (B/L/D)

This morning we depart Margaret River to visit Busselton on Geographe Bay and take time to wander the 1.7 km jetty, the longest in WA. Travel via the Tuart forests to Bunbury, where we take in the impressive view over the harbour and city from the local lookout. Then, continue through Mandurah before arriving in Fremantle mid-afternoon. Take a tour of this cosmopolitan town before checking into the Esplanade Hotel by Rydges, located in the centre of town. Stay: Esplanade Hotel by Rydges (B/L/D)

After breakfast we enjoy a visit to the Western Australian Maritime Museum. This spectacular museum has six themed galleries, one of which houses the famous racing yacht Australia II with the winged keel that won the America's Cup. Then, enjoy a leisurely and informative cruise up the Swan River to Perth. This afternoon we head out to Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary, the first property acquired by Australian Wildlife Conservancy. The sanctuary covers 275ha of Jarrah forest and protects at least 15 different species, including the Woylie, Numbat and Quokka. After a BBQ dinner we enjoy a guided nocturnal walk with an AWC guide. Stay: Crown Promenade (B/L/D)

This morning can be spent at your leisure before being transferred to the airport for your return flight home. BonVoyage! (B)

Trip Inclusions

Moments of Magic

  • The Tallest Forests - Explore WA's world-famous forests, home to massive Karri and Tingle trees known as the Ancient Empire. Also visit the historic Gloucester Tree, the second tallest fire-look out tree in the world.
  • Bloom Time - WA is home to the largest wildflower collection on earth. As you journey from coast to forest, marvel at the decorated landscape that must be experienced to be believed.
  • Wave Rock - Hanging over the landscape like a wave about to break, Wave Rock is a fascinating and unique granite formation that draws thousands of visitors each year to the Hyden area.
  • Walking on Air - Located in the heart of the Valley of the Giants, the Tree Top Walk soars 40 metres high amidst a canopy of Tingle trees. Along the air walk, marvel at a world of birds and flowers that most people never see.
  • A Super Pit - Kalgoorlie's Super Pit houses one of the richest gold deposits in the world. Get up close to the ‘Pit', driving along internal haul roads and observe the operation in action.

Tour Highlights

  • View WA's stunning natural displays of wildflowers in full bloom
  • Visit AWC's Karrakamia Wildlife Sanctuary in the Jarrah Forest Bioregion
  • Be awed by the prehistoric geological wonder of Wave Rock
  • Explore the mining town of Kalgoorlie including a tour of the Super Pit
  • Visit the 'Ancient Empire', a grove of massive Karri and Tingle trees
  • Experience the old whaling station in Albany and take a discovery cruise
  • Stroll through the tree tops at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk
  • Discover Margaret River and enjoy lunch and tastings at a renowned winery
  • Overnight in Fremantle and visit the WA Maritime Museum, home to the famous 'Australia II' racing yacht
  • Cruise the Swan River from Fremantle to Perth with Captain Cook Cruises

  • Small Group Size - 26
  • All meals including all breakfasts, lunches and dinners while on tour
  • All attraction, cruise and national park fees
  • Travel aboard a 5-star All Terrain Mercedes Benz Coach
  • 10 nights of superior hotel and resort accommodation in the best locations from 3.5 to 4.5 star ratings
  • Services of a professional 2 person crew: Tour Driver and Tour Director
  • Outback Spirit Explorer Pack featuring handy travel items

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for land tour only, flights not included unless specified
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