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18-day Perth & Southwest Wildflowers  
Departs:  Wednesday, 14 October 2020    
Duration:  18  Days Tour Number: 3224    
Price: 
 
Twin Share $6280p.p.     Travel Club $5966p.p.
Single Supplement $1580
DEPOSIT:  $566p.p.
Balance due 01/09/20
   
 
 

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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, Madura and then on to Cocklebiddy.
Overnight:  Cocklebiddy's Wedgetail Inn
 
Day 3      COCKLEBIDDY ~ ESPERANCE    B,D
We pack the coach and make our way to Baladonia for a break before reaching Norseman for a lunch break. This afternoon we continue onto Esperance and we will have a look around with 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.  Esperance will be our home for the next 2 nights Overnight:  Comfort Inn Bay of Isles 08 9071 9000
 
Day 4               ESPERANCE              BD
This morning we visit Stonehenge the world’s only full-size replica of 2500 tonnes (2755 tons) of local pink granite, was created as a quirky attraction on a cattle property. We then travel to the pristine Cape Le Grand National Park. and experience the iconic Lucky Bay with its famed kangaroos and pristine beach, known for Australia’s whitest sand. Drop by Hellfire Bay and Thistle Cove, to hear the Whistling Rock. We make our way back to Esperance for lunch before traveling to, Esperance Bird and Animal Park Cuddle cute rabbits, hand-feed alpacas, pat the hairy Highland cattle, or marvel at the reptiles returning to the motel with time to freshen up before dinner
         
Day 5     ESPERANCE – HYDEN     BD
 Departing Esperance we make our way to Ravensthorpe then traveling through Lake King to Hyden where we view wave Rock 2.7 million years old and up to 15 meters high and view Hippo’s Yawn, 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 –ONGERUP- ALBANY             BD
Our touring continues as we make our way to Yongergnow  Malleefowl Centre  The Yongergnow Sanctuary which was established in 2014, covers approximately 5ha of native bush, and is surrounded by a state of the art vermin-proof fence. It provides protection to Malleefowl aviaries and Malleefowl chick raising pens. We have time to look around and have time for lunch we then pass through the Rugged Stirling Ranges with time to stop at The Bluff Knoll before pressing on to Albany and check in to the motel, home for the next 2 nights. Overnight:  Ibis Styles Albany 08 9841 1177
 
Day 7      ALBANY      BD
An easier day today we travel around Albany and take a look at Mount Clarence before traveling 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. Next stop Is Mount Romance Sandalwood Factory for a talk and a chance to do some shopping. Returning to Albany and taking in the Anzac memorial and the view from Mount Clarence.
 
Day 8                ALBANY – 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, tonight we star in Pemberton. Overnight:  The Best Western Pemberton Hotel 08 9776 1017
 
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 bite 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 traveling to Busselton
Overnight:  Comfort Inn Busselton 08 9752 3000
 
Day 10                        BUSSELTON - PERTH             BD
We take time out this morning to visit the Busselton Jetty It is the second longest wooden jetty in the world at 1841 meters long. Our Underwater Observatory tour starts with a relaxing train ride on the Stocker Preston Express along the length of the Jetty with 360-degree views across the Indian Ocean. One of our friendly tour guides will greet you at the end of the Jetty to guide you through the Underwater Observatory. We then make our way to Mandurah for a lunch break. After lunch we take a cruise on Mandurah’s famous canals they are the perfect backdrop for dolphin spotting, bird watching and learning more about our unique and precious marine environment.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 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 on a scenic drive and walk trail that includes an amazing lookout over the Nambung National Park. We then board the coach and travel to Moora and visit the Western Wildflower Farm to see, smell and touch the flower, drying product in the shed and enjoy the novel displays. 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.
 Overnight:  Best Western Hospitality Inn 08 9021 1237
 
Day 15    MERREDIN – COOLGARDIE – NORSEMAN   BD
This morning we make our way to the Hannan’s tourist Mine tour where you will experience a vibrant mix of gold rush history and modern day mining in and around Kalgoorlie, We also show you some  points of interest, including historic Hannan & Burt Street, The Super Pit, Mount Charlotte Lookout and Hay Streets infamous “Red light district”. We also visit the Museum of the Goldfields, Explore the largest display of the State’s collection of gold bars and nuggets, step back in time to see how prospectors searched for this precious metal, and learn about the life and hardships faced by mining families during the early 1900 After lunch we travel to Norseman for a drive around town before checking into the motel. Overnight: 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
Overnight: Streaky Bay Hotel 08 8626 1008
 
Day 18    STREAKY BAY – ADELAIDE     BD
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.