South West Highlights - Leisure Holidays

South West HighlightsAustralia

From RM2,260 / per person for 5 nights
Head Down Under and explore Australia's beautiful south-western corner.

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Summary

Following a drive south from Perth, a glass of Semillon in the Margaret River area is the perfect end to the first day of your South West Highlights self drive tour. This area is home, not only to some of Australia's finest wineries, but also to magnificent coastal scenery and surfing beaches.

Towering higher than the twenty foot reef breaks, see the Karri, Jarrah and Marri trees around Pemberton. Explore the Understory Art Trail of Northcliffe, where beautiful sculptures and artworks seem at one with the natural forest. In the right season you may be privileged to spot humpback whales off the coast of Albany. 


NOTES: Ground arrangements are subject to availability. Surcharge applies for higher alternative & subject to client’s acceptance

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Itinerary

Vehicle

Choice of SCAR - Hyundai Elantra (or similar) or FVAR - Hyundai imax (or similar). Surcharge applies higher vehicle category.

Accommodation

Day 1&2 - Stay Margaret River

Day 3 - Best Western Pemberton Hotel

Day 4&5 - BW Clarence on Melville

Day 6 - Depart Perth

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Perth to Margaret River (267km)

Collect your car & head south to Bunbury, home to the Koombana Bay dolphins. A group of up to 100 wild bottle nose dolphins live in the city's bay. Take the Dolphin Watch Eco Cruise (own expense) that departs at 11.00am (please note driving down from Perth takes approx. 2 hours). The cruise ticket also includes admission to the Dolphin Discovery Centre. From here continue on to Busselton & then short drive south to Margaret River home to some of Australia's finest wineries. The town is well known for its surfing beaches & magnificent coastal scenery.


Day 2 - Margaret River

Day at leisure to explore the fine wineries, beaches & the gourmet delights that the Margaret River region has to offer. Must see attractions of the region include Busselton Jetty & Underwater Observatory, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse & the Ngilgi Cave. 

Includes The Underwater Observatory Admission (with Train-ride & guided tour)


Day 3 - Margaret River to Pemberton (140km)

Leave Margaret River this morning & travel south on one of the State’s most scenic drives, Caves Road. See two oceans meet at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (tours leave on the hour) & then make your way to the tall timber country surrounding Pemberton. Enjoy a forest walk or if you prefer take the Pemberton tram & meander through some of the tallest trees in the world. Natural fresh waterways & lakes are prevalent in the region, so why not pick up some local wine & produce to enjoy a picnic.


Day 4 - Pemberton to Albany (240km)

Visit timber & art galleries in Pemberton & then make your way to Albany via Northcliffe & Walpole. Stop off at Northcliffe’s famous forest sculpture walk. Visit the Giant Tingle Tree & see the only place in WA where the Forest meets the water. Continue your journey & take a stroll along the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk (at own expense). Don’t miss the Elephant Rocks & Greens Pool near Denmark. Continue onto Albany which overlooks Princess Royal Harbour & many elevated vantage points around the town provide spectacular views.


Day 5 - Albany

It’s time to take a break & explore Albany today. Walk the Amity Trail & take in a visit to Whale World, the only whaling museum created from an operational whaling station. Between June & October watch out for magnificent humpback & southern right whales, who pause to play in the surrounding waters. There are many scenic walks to explore the magnificent coastline.


Day 6 - Albany to Perth (417km)

Depart for Perth today taking the Albany Highway. North of Albany you may wish to visit the Stirling Range National Park – the only Alpine area in Western Australia. Another good stop on the way back to Perth is at Kodja Place in Kojonup. The centre provides an insight into rural life, as well as a history of Aboriginal life in the region.

Note: Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be returned to either the city or airport depot by the same time as it was picked up on day 1 to avoid any additional charges.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Car Rental

6 days car rental includes unlimited kms, NIL Excess, 10% GST, one-way drop off fees, GPS rental & Co-Pilot Kit (maps, driving instructions, itineraries)

Admission Ticket

Admission to The Underwater Observatory (with Train-ride & 40-min guided tour)

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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