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18-day Perth & Southwest Wildflowers  
Departs:  Saturday, 14 October 2017    
Duration:  18  Days Tour Number: 2607    
Price: 
Tour Costs:
Twin Share $5420p.p.
Travel Club $5149p.p.
Single Supplement $1380
Pay Deposit by March 31 and Save $150p.p.     Tour Deposit:  $500p.p.
Balance due 25/08/2017
 
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 
Cape Le Grand National Park, Hyden, Wave Rock Banksia Farm, Sandalwood Factory, Whale World, Tree Top Walk, Tram Ride, Margaret River, Busselton Jetty, Mandurah Cruise, Kings Park, Pinnacles, Aquarium of Western Australia, Western Wildflower Farm, Kalgoorlie
   
 
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Tour Includes:
 
Day 1                           ADELAIDE ~ CEDUNA        D
Your chauffered car will pick you up from your home in the metropolitan area and deliver you to Our Depot at 101 Muller Rd Hampstead Gardens for our 7.30am departure. We travel via Port Augusta to Kimba for lunch and then continue to Ceduna for the night.
Overnight:  Foreshore Hotel Motel - Ceduna 08 8625 2008
 
 
Please note Western Australian Quarantine Rules:   No fruit (including dried fruit), vegetables, nuts,
 honey or seeds are allowed to be carried into WA.  These must be eaten or disposed of by the time we
reach Nullarbor Roadhouse on Day 2.
 
 
Day 2     CEDUNA ~ COCKLEBIDDY      B,D
This morning we travel through Penong, the town of 100 windmills, before crossing the Dog Fence, then on to the Head of the Bight.  Here we view the magnificent panorama of the cliffs, We journey through Border Village, Eucla and Madura to Cocklebiddy.
 Cocklebiddy’s Wedgetail Inn (08) 9039 3462
 
Day 3       COCKLEBIDDY ~ ESPERANCE    B,D
Today we make our way to Esperance via Balladonia and Norseman. Once in Esperance we settle in at our motel for the next 2 nights.Overnight:
Comfort Inn Bay of Isles Motel 08 9071 9000
 
Day 4                ESPERANCE            BD
This morning we are joined by a local guide and have the opportunity to visit some of Esperance’s most pristine beaches. Lucky Bay, not only Australia’s whitest sand beach but also an opportunity to spot the famous Kangaroo population that thrive in the coastal heath and beach. Thistle Cove to hear Whistling Rock and Hellfire Bay and on the way back into town we visit Esperance’s newest attraction Stonehenge. We have time for lunch in town before we make our way to Esperance Bird and Animal Park and view some of the flora and fauna before returning for a scenic drive on the great ocean drive. We will see the pink lake, Observatory point and lookout, twilight beach, Salmon Beach, Australia’s first wind farm, rotary look out and the Archipelago of Recherche. Returning to the motel we have some free time before dinner.
 
Day 5     ESPERANCE – HYDEN     B D
Departing Esperance we make our way to Ravensthorpe for our morning cuppa. Then traveling through Lake King to for lunch stop. We move along to Hyden, where we view wave Rock 2.7 million years old and up to 15 meters high, we also enjoy the Lazy D Wildflower Farm and the old lace collection before arriving at the motel.  Overnight:  Wave Rock Hotel Motel 08 9880 5052
 
Day 6    HYDEN – MOUNT BARKER - ALBANY   BD
Our touring continues as we make our way to the Rugged Stirling Ranges with time to stop at The Bluff Knoll before pressing on to Mount Barker and visit the Banksia Farm. We have another stop for the day which is the Mount Romance Sandalwood Factory on the outskirts of Albany with time to have a look at some of their products and then it is time to check in to the motel, home for the next 2 nights.
 Ibis Styles Albany 08 9841 1177
 
Day 7      ALBANY      BD
An easier day today we travel around Albany and travel out to Torndirrup National Park and view the Natural Bridge and the gap before we visit Whale World and take an interactive journey through the site of the last operating whaling station in Australia, supported by a series of audio visual displays, artefacts and whaling history. We have another stop for the day which is the Mount Romance Sandalwood Factory on the outskirts of Albany with time to have a look at some of their products.Returning to Albany and taking in the Anzac memorial and the view from Mount Clarence, weather permitting.
 
Day 8        ALBANY- DENMARK - PEMBERTON              BD
Packing the coach this morning we travel through Denmark into the “Valley of the Giants” The Wilderness Discovery Centre, a state-of-the-art interpretative centre is situated at the Valley of the Giants we also do the famous Tree Top Walk at Walpole. Continuing onto Pemberton. We stop at the Pemberton Tramway discovery centre and have a look at the Gloucester tree then boarding the tram for a ride on the forest journey along the forest floor winding through the Giant Karri and Marri Trees.
 Gloucester Motel 08 9776 1266
 
Day 9    PEMBERTON – AUGUSTA - BUSSELTON   BD
Today we travel along the Busselton highway to Cape Leeuwin where the waters meet of the Indian and Southern Ocean and see the fossilized water wheel. We then head for Margaret River with time to browse the shops and grab a bit to eat. We have time to visit the Margaret River Dairy Company for some yoghurt and cheese tasting and for the chocoholics we take time out at the Margaret River Chocolate factory before returning to Busselton Overnight:  Comfort Inn Busselton 08 9752 3000
 
Day 10    BUSSELTON – MANDURAH - PERTH              BD
First up this morning we visit the Busselton Jetty and Underwater Observatory. We board the Jetty Train and journey along the 1.7 Km track to the end of the jetty and going to the Observatory, Descending 8 metres beneath the waters’ surface, visitors can view the amazing corals and fish life through eleven viewing windows, at various levels within a 9.5 metre diameter observation chamber. Returning by train back to the coach. Traveling along the coast we travel through Bunbury, Mandurah, where we have time for lunch. After lunch we join the cruise boat and have a cruise Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruise, as we glide through the world class, calm inland waterways of Mandurah. As we glide past the Venetian Canals. Marvel at the luxury canal homes right beside you. Time to board the coach and make our way into Perth for our next 4 nights’ accommodation Overnight: Comfort Hotel Perth City 08 9220 7000
 
Day 11    PERTH – PINACLES - MOORA – PERTH   BD
We have a big day today as we leave Perth and travel to New Norcia and see the Benedictine Mission. The monastery is the heart and soul of New Norcia.  From the very first years of the monastery in the 1840s, the rhythmic life of monasticism has guided the town.   Following the Rule of St Benedict the monks of New Norcia live a life of work and prayer. The day continues and we travel to Moora and visit the Western Wildflower Farm, See the wildflowers, drying product in the shed and enjoy the novel displays. Time to travel to the Pinnacles, regarded as one of Australia's most unique landscapes, these incredible limestone spiers rise eerily out of the sand, some several metres tall. You can get up close to the Pinnacles and walk the trail that includes an amazing lookout over the Nambung National Park.  We then make our way back to Perth.
 
Day 12                 PERTH CITY SIGHTS     B
Boarding the coach we visit the Perth Mint where we will see Gold pouring demonstrations, Gold Nugget and coin exhibits. Kings Park is our next stop, with its beautiful Flower beds and scenic lookouts, this afternoon we visit AQWA- the Aquarium of Western Australia where we can explore the Western Australian coast line in just one day from the icy waters of the southern ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the far north. Time to make our way back to the motel for a well-earned rest.
 
Day 13                             PERTH FREE DAY     B
Today you are free do as you wish with plenty of options available to you.
 
Day 14                           PERTH – KALGOORLIE                BD
We farewell Perth and make our way to  Northam and onto Merriden for our lunch stop. After lunch we continue to Kalgoorlie via Southern Cross before checking into our motel.
Best Western Hospitality Inn 08 9021 1237
 
Day 15                 KALGOORLIE – NORSEMAN              BD
Departing our motel we make our way to The Super Pit Lookout which reveals the enormity of the mine, we then visit Hannans North Tourist Mine where we have time to wander and watch a video of mining in Kalgoorlie. Hannans North also allows you to experience modern day mining as you climb aboard a giant 793C haul truck, stand in the shovel of a 994F loader, and go inside a modern underground refuge chamber where up to twelve people can survive for seventy-two hours.. While you have lunch in the city Centre, there is also time to visit the WA Museum of Kalgoorlie Boulder: After our time in Kalgoorlie we travel to Norseman for a drive around town before checking into the motel. Eyre Motel 08 9039 1130
 
Day 16    NORSEMAN – BORDER VILLAGE    BD
Leaving Norseman we follow the Eyre Highway through to Border Village for our overnight stop
Overnight: Border Village 08 9039 3474
 
Day 17    BORDER VILLAGE - STREAKY BAY     BD
We travel the Nullarbor Plain stopping at the Nullarbor Roadhouse for our lunch before continuing on to Penong for a comfort stop before arriving at Streaky Bay for our last nights’ accommodation
Streaky Bay Hotel 08 8626 1008
 
Day 18                      STREAKY BAY – ADELIADE               B
Today we depart Streaky Bay and re-join the Highway at Poochera and make our way to Adelaide with comfort stop along the way arriving in Adelaide at approx. 6.00pm where our cars will be waiting to take us home.