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Tour the Super Pit gold mine
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Spend nine glorious days exploring wineries, caves, national parks and much more.

Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • ‘Surf’ Wave Rock
  • Perth city sights touring
  • Tour the Super Pit gold mine
  • Discover the white sandy beaches near Esperance

Holiday Type

Culture
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Beach
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What's included
  • International flights
  • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
  • Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
Need to know
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
Your route

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Perth

Welcome to Perth

On arrival in Perth you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a city tour of Perth and later join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception and dinner.

Day 2
Perth – Kalgoorlie

Perth – Kalgoorlie

Travel east to Wave Rock. This striking rock formation, resembling a gigantic wave, was formed from granite over three million years ago. Continue through the former ghost town of Coolgardie, recently rejuvenated following new ore discoveries, on your way to Kalgoorlie, a town surrounded by some of the most dazzling spring wildflowers and eerie gold-rush ghost towns.

Day 3
Kalgoorlie – Esperance

Kalgoorlie – Esperance

An orientation of this historic gold mining town will reveal unique turn-of-the-century buildings. Then you’ll join a local guide on a tour of the Super Pit, the largest open-pit gold mine in Australia. Later, stop to look out over the impressive salt lake, Lake Lefroy, before continuing through Norseman to Esperance.

Day 4
Esperance

Esperance

Visit Cape Le Grand National Park for spectacular views of the wild coastal scenery. Next stop is Thistle Cove and Lucky Bay, home to grey kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach. Enjoy a free afternoon in Esperance.

Day 5
Esperance – Albany

Esperance – Albany

See the mysterious Pink Lake and travel through Ravensthorpe and the Fitzgerald Biosphere to Bluff Knoll Lookout to witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. Continue to Albany.

Day 6
Albany – Margaret River

Albany – Margaret River

Visit Torndirrup National Park, home to the Natural Bridge and the Gap. Next, it’s the historical Whaling Station for a fascinating insight into the region’s seafaring past with a local guide. Journey through the Valley of the Giants and explore the canopy of the Tingle forest along the Tree Top Walk. Continue to Margaret River, a premier Australian wine producing region.

Day 7
Margaret River

Margaret River

Explore Margaret River Caves, home to ancient fossil remains of extinct animals, with a local guide. Later, see Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, situated at the most south-westerly tip of Australia. Enjoy the award-winning 3 Oceans Wine Company in the spectacular Margaret River wine region for a tour, tastings and lunch, freshly prepared from local produce.

Day 8
Margaret River – Fremantle

Margaret River – Fremantle

Travel north through Busselton to Fremantle. On arrival discover the Indigenous heritage and culture of Fremantle on a guided walking tour. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit the Western Australia Maritime Museum to learn about the maritime history of Fremantle. Maybe explore Fremantle Prison on a guided tour. Or take in the sights of Fremantle aboard a replica tram. This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

Day 9
Fremantle – Perth

Fremantle – Perth

Your morning is free to perhaps visit the eclectic Fremantle Markets, where there are 150 stalls under one roof. Later, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Swan River on your return to Perth, arriving at approximately 5.00pm. You will be transferred to Perth Airport for your onward flight.

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