South Western Escape
Western Australia in a snapshot? This Perth to Fremantle tour is as close as you can get. You not only experience one of the country’s coolest capitals – Perth’s restaurants are legendary – but also discover your produce’s source, while traversing the Margaret River wine region. This part of the state humbles with the Valley of the Giants’ soaring trees, the blissful beaches in Esperance and goldfield heritage in Kalgoorlie.
Your AAT Kings South Western Escape includes:
- 10 nights accommodation in centrally located premium hotels
- 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
- Specialist team of two, a highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
***Rate is based on twin share for travel 3 to 13 September 2022.***
***Alternative dates available, a surcharge may apply.***
Day 1: Welcome to Perth
This afternoon when you meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at your hotel, set off on a city tour of Perth including a visit to Kings Park where you can see the broad expanse of the Swan River and wander around the Anzac Memorial and wildflower gardens. You'll also see the many public art instillations around the city and get a feel for the different precincts surrounding the CBD. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over a Welcome drink and delicious meal.
Hotel: Travelodge Perth
Day 2: Perth – Wave Rock
Travel to the small town of Hyden and visit spectacular Wave Rock. This magnificent rock formation, resembling a gigantic wave, was formed over three million years ago. Explore the formation and then take a short walk to discover Hippo’s Yawn, another fascinating rock formation. Afterwards you may like to wander through the Visitor Centre's eclectic collection of lace and the largest collection of toy soldiers in the world. Then you’ll take an exclusive farm tour to hear about life in the Outback with a Wave Rock local. Exploring the farm with the owner, you’ll have to opportunity to take part in a cattle feed and later explore a private collection of vintage cars.
Hotel: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden
Day 3: Wave Rock – Kalgoorlie
This morning travel through classic Western Australian outback landscapes on your way to Kalgoorlie. Discover the characters and stories of this historic town on an orientation tour before visiting the lookout for fascinating views into the Super Pit open cut mine. Exploring Hannans North Mine provides a lifetime opportunity to discover the famous and historical Golden Mile in Kalgoorlie as well as experiencing a vibrant mix of gold rush history and modern-day mining. Get up close to the huge haul trucks and stand inside the shovel of one of their monstrous loaders.
Hotel: Rydges Kalgoorlie
Day 4: Kalgoorlie to Esperance
Today visit Cape Le Grand National Park for breathtaking views of the wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks and sweeping heathlands. Stop at Thistle Cove and marvel at its jaw dropping white sand and crystal clear blue water. At Lucky Bay, one of the most unique and stunning bays in Australia, you may see grey kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach.
Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles
Day 5: Esperance to Albany
Travel through Ravensthorpe and the Fitzgerald Biosphere to Bluff Knoll Lookout to witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. The National Park is one of the richest areas for flora in the world. Continue to Albany, rich in Anzac history, and settle into your hotel for the night.
Hotel: The Dog Rock Motel, 2 nights
Day 6: Albany Free Time
Today the day is free to explore this historic town on your own terms. You might want to delve into the history of why Albany was so important for those ANZACS bound for WWI with a visit to the National Anzac Centre or choose to explore the region on an optional half day or full day tour to discover wine and locally produced food.
Day 7: Albany to Margaret River
Visit the Valley of the Giants to explore the canopy of the Tingle forest along the beautiful Tree Top Walk. This afternoon visit Cape Leeuwin lighthouse precinct where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. Continue to Margaret River, one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions. The region's scenery and fresh air will leave you invigorated.
Hotel: Stay Margaret River, 2 nights
Day 8: Margaret River
Enjoy a sleep in this morning then get ready for a day that will delight your taste buds! Margaret River is known not only for its fabulous wine but also for its fresh produce and boutique producers. Vasse Virgin is where you'll have the chance to learn about all things olive oil, taste the gourmet produce, and sample their range or beauty products made from olive oil. Continue to our hand-picked local winery for wine tastings and lunch prepared using fresh local produce. This afternoon you will have some free time to relax or explore the town of Margaret River. Your evening is free to do as you please.
Day 9: Margaret River to Fremantle
Hugging the coastline, we travers to the coastal town of Busselton to explore the historic wooden jetty. The jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere stretching out over a mile into Geographe Bay. Departing Busselton travelling further back up the coastline to the port city of Fremantle where you’ll have the afternoon to explore. You may like to visit the colourful Fremantle Markets. There are 150 stalls under one roof, and you’ll have a chance to purchase local arts and crafts and taste local delights.
Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, 2 nights
Day 10: Fremantle Free Time
This morning is the chance to explore how you want. You might choose to wander along the Fremantle foreshore to discover the impressive fishing fleet and enjoy refreshing ale at Little Creatures Brewery You could choose to take a ferry to explore Rottnest Island and enjoy a guided bus tour. The turquoise waters of Rottnest Island are something to behold. If boats are not your things than why not choose to discover Fremantle by foot with a locally guided walking tour to discover some hidden gems. Whatever it is you choose to do; you're bound to enjoy every second.
Day 11: Farewell from Fremantle
Bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your trip concludes after breakfast.
Terms & Conditions
Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 17 May 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.