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South Western Tapestry

Unveil the magical beauty of this incredible region on a 17 day tour. Discover the forests, coastline and amazing beaches of South Western Australia.

17 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,295
  • 2018 Perth > Perth

    Weave your way through a magical land

    From sparkling coastlines to towering old-growth forests, world-class wineries to once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experiences, these unforgettable 17 days will open up the Western Australia of your imagination and send it soaring.

    A favourite landscape of one of Australia’s finest writers, Tim Winton, who has immortalised it many times, this journey offers you a chance to write your own story of the south-western region of Australia. Stand at the most south-westerly tip of this vast continent, with nothing but the Southern Ocean between you and Antarctica. Walk through ancient Karri and Jarrah forests, meet the characters that inhabit iconic Kalgoorlie, travel through the great wheat belt and explore the beauty on offer on Rottnest Island. Visit World Heritage-listed Shark Bay and greet its coterie of resident dolphins before finishing your journey in the most remote city in the world, beautiful Perth.

    Tour Code:

    WWA

    Duration:

    17 Days

    Departure City:

    Perth

    Return City:

    Perth

  • 17 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Perth
      Highlights:
      Welcome Dinner

      Welcome to Perth, the gateway to Western Australia with its pristine beaches, vibrant parks and spectacular natural beauty. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers over a welcome dinner and enjoy an overnight Special Stay.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Perth > Hyden
      Highlights:
      Kings Park

      Located on the foreshore and close to the new Elizabeth Quay development, start your day with a visit to the Bell Tower, home to the Swan Bells that originally came from Saint Martin in the Field’s Church in London.

      Enrich

      With your local guide enjoy a walk through lovely Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens and learn about the array of wildflowers found throughout Western Australia.

      Visit York, one of Australia’s most historic towns. Your stay tonight is at Hyden.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Hyden > Kalgoorlie
      Highlights:
      Coolgardie

      See the unusual rock formations of Wave Rock resembling a 15 metre wave frozen in time, formed over three million years ago. Today’s journey takes you through the wheat belt before arriving at Kalgoorlie, an active mining town with its grand old buildings, lively pubs and colourful characters. Kalgoorlie is your home for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Kalgoorlie
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Lake Ballard
      Enrich

      Visit Australia’s largest outdoor gallery at Lake Ballard. With your local guide, hear all about artist Antony Gormley’s Inside Australia installation.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 5 - Kalgoorlie > Esperance
      Highlights:
      Tour of the Super Pit

      Tour Australia’s largest gold producing mine, the Super Pit then explore the wide streets and former ghost town of Coolgardie. Stop to see the impressive salt lake, Lake Lefroy before continuing through Norseman to Esperance and your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Esperance > Albany
      Highlights:
      Stirling National Park

      See the remarkable Pink Lake, which in the right weather conditions turns a soft shade of pink. Visit the beautiful Stirling National Park, a botanic reserve and the mighty Bluff Knoll. Arrive in Albany, your home for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Albany
      Highlights:
      Anzac Museum

      Visit the moving National ANZAC Museum, built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. Assume the identity of an ANZAC-related character and follow their personal experience of the Great War. Explore the old whaler’s station as part of your visit to Discovery Bay and Whale World.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Albany > Margaret River
      Highlights:
      Valley of the Giants

      The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk provides you with a bird’s eye view of the towering forest. Ride on the Pemberton Tramway through beautiful Karri and Jarrah forests and stand in awe at the foot of the famous Gloucester Tree, standing at 61 metres. Travel through the vineyards of Margaret River before arriving at your two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Margaret River
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Margaret River

      Start your day with a visit to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. Climb to the top for panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline. Marvel at the crystalline formations of Mammoth Cave as part of your guided tour.

      Enrich

      Sample the wonderful wines that have made Margaret River famous, followed by a delicious gourmet lunch.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 10 - Margaret River > Fremantle
      Highlights:
      Busselton

      Walk along the famous Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, before heading north to the dynamic port city of Fremantle for an overnight stay. Enjoy your guided Fremantle tour on board the local tram with a visit to the historic prison.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Fremantle > Geraldton
      Highlights:
      Pinnacles

      Be amazed by the Pinnacles as part of your visit to Nambung National Park. These incredible limestone spires were formed over thousands of years and rise eerily out of the sand, some several metres tall. On arrival at Geraldton visit the HMAS Sydney memorial, a beautifully designed memorial featuring a silver dome of 645 seagulls – each representing a sailor lost in the Sydney disaster. Overnight stay at Geraldton.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Geraldton > Monkey Mia
      Highlights:
      Hamelin Pool

      Travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world’s best known colony of stromatolites, the world’s oldest living organisms. Continue to Monkey Mia for a two night stay, the jewel of the unique World Heritage-listed Shark Bay, best known for its bottle-nosed dolphins. An abundance of marine life make this bay their home including turtles, manta rays and dugongs.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Monkey Mia
      Highlights:
      Freechoice

      If the dolphins come to shore this morning, you have an opportunity to meet them under the supervision of a national park ranger.

      Freechoice

      Relax on a cruise through Shark Bay whilst searching for the elusive dugong or sail into the sunset on a cruise. Alternatively, dine on damper around a campfire as you hear stories of the Dreamtime.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Monkey Mia > Kalbarri
      Highlights:
      Shell beach

      Start your day at Shell Beach, formed by billions of tiny white seashells. Visit Kalbarri National Park and stop at Hawks Head for spectacular views of the Murchison River gorges which have been carved over millions of years to form dramatic sandstone cliff faces. Your stay tonight is at Kalbarri.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Kalbarri > Perth
      Highlights:
      New Norcia
      Freechoice

      Visit New Norcia, a piece of old Spain in the middle of the Australian bush. A Benedictine community owned and operated by Catholic monks since 1847, it is Australia’s only monastic town. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the town, museum and art gallery before continuing to Perth and your Special Stay for the last two nights of your journey.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 16 - Perth
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Journey across the turquoise waters to pristine Rottnest Island for a tour and chance to spot a quokka or take a food and wine trail through the beautiful Swan Valley. Alternatively, indulge on an Upper Swan Valley lunch cruise or hear about the quirks of Perth on a walking tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Perth
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      After breakfast bid farewell to your new friends before returning home.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 3 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 7 Freechoice activities
    • 2 memorable Special Stays
    • 30 meals – 16 breakfasts, 2 lunch and 12 dinners