West Australian Wanderer

Perth • Rottnest Island • Margaret River Region

About This Journey

7 Days Starting from $990 AUD

per person based on 2 people
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Self Drive

On arriving in Perth you’ll realise that you don’t need to go far to feel the sand between your toes. Wander through the bustling Fremantle Markets, or simply relax at one of the vibrant street cafes. Ferry across to Rottnest Island to meet the quokkas and to see some true Western Australian beauty. Next it’s time for some sensory indulgence as you experience Margaret River’s wineries, beaches, wildlife, national parks and caves.

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  • 6 nights 4 Star - 4.5 Star accommodation
  • 3 Days vehicle + GPS hire
  • Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
  • Rottnest Island Ferry
  • 24/7 In-Country Support
  • Highly detailed and comprehensive travel pack
  • Selection of maps, brochures and guide books
Not Included: International flights, Meals & drinks (unless stated), Petrol/gas, Personal travel insurance, Suggested activities,
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Day 1
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Welcome to Australia

Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
G'day Perth

A private transfer will meet you from your flight and drive you to your accommodation.

Enjoy views over Perth and Swan River, see native plants and birdlife or walk through treetops along the Federation Walkway at Kings Park, one of the world’s largest inner city parks. Explore vibrant Fremantle’s markets, cappuccino strip, historical convict prison and Western Australian Maritime Museum. View the Bell Tower, home to the gigantic Swan Bells. See the world’s largest gold coin at historic Perth Mint. Take a break at iconic Indiana Tea House along Cottesloe Beach or relax at City Beach and Scarborough Beach. Meet koalas, kangaroos and crocodiles at Perth Zoo. Discover an eclectic range of restaurants cafes and bars in bustling Northbridge.

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    Accommodation    Holiday Inn Perth City
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    Perth – Holiday Inn Perth City

    Features:

    Check in 3:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central, Raine Square, William St, Perth; Open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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      Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
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Free Time Perth

Explore Perth

Enjoy views over Perth and Swan River, see native plants and birdlife or walk through treetops along the Federation Walkway at Kings Park, one of the world’s largest inner city parks. View the Bell Tower, home to the gigantic Swan Bells. See the world’s largest gold coin at historic Perth Mint. Take a break at iconic Indiana Tea House along Cottesloe Beach, or relax at City Beach and Scarborough Beach. Meet koalas, kangaroos and crocodiles at Perth Zoo. Discover an eclectic range of restaurants cafes and bars in bustling Northbridge, or experience the vibrant Elizabeth Quay’s restaurants, cafe and bars nestled along the Swan River. Explore the bustling Fremantle markets, cappuccino strip, historical convict prison and Western Australian Maritime Museum.

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    Accommodation    Holiday Inn Perth City
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    Perth – Holiday Inn Perth City

    Features:

    Check in 3:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central, Raine Square, William St, Perth; Open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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Suggested Activites:

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    Pinnacles, Koalas & Sand Boarding 4WD Day Tour
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    Pinnacles, Koalas & Sand Boarding 4WD Day Tour

    Meet koalas, wombats and hand feed kangaroos at Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley. Travel the back roads to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes and go behind the scenes where Western Australian Rock Lobster are processed. Dine on fish and chips at the Lobster Shack. Walk amongst the mystical moonscape Pinnacle Desert along an easy trail through the fascinating landscape. Travel by 4WD over the vast sand dunes of Lancelin, then experience the thrill of sand boarding down the massive dunes. Return to Perth along the Indian Ocean Drive stopping to view Wildflowers en route (seasonal).

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    Perth & Fremantle Half Day Tour
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    Perth & Fremantle Half Day Tour

    Walk through tree canopies on the Tree Top Walkway and look out for native birds at Kings Park, one of the world’s biggest inner city parks. Enjoy a picturesque drive along Cottesloe Beach, one of Perth’s most popular beaches. Explore historic Fremantle with its vibrant street cafes, beautiful waterfront and restored old buildings. Return to Perth via some of the city’s most exclusive suburbs.

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    Swan Valley Winery Experience Day Tour
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    Swan Valley Winery Experience Day Tour

    Visit both family run vineyards and large well known wineries. Sample local cheeses and wine at Lancaster Wines whilst sitting amongst the vines. Enjoy a gourmet vineyard platter lunch and glass of wine at Sittella Wines, or the rustic charms of Edgecombe Wines. Relax with a beer, tea or coffee at one of the many boutique breweries in the valley. Indulge in handmade chocolates and truffles at the Chocolate Company.

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Experience Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island Ferry
Rottnest Island Day Trip

Take a 90 minute ferry ride to Rottnest Island to meet the quokkas. Hire a bicycle, ride the Island Explorer or follow walking trails. Discover white sandy beaches and secluded bays, perfect for swimming, hiring a stand up paddle board or snorkel. Spot seals and dolphins at Cathedral Rocks. Uncover Rotto’s history at Rottnest Museum, Lomas Cottage and Pilot Boat House.

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    Accommodation    Holiday Inn Perth City
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    Perth – Holiday Inn Perth City

    Features:

    Check in 3:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central, Raine Square, William St, Perth; Open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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      Rottnest Island Ferry
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Drive Perth to Margaret River Region

Perth to Margaret River

Watch playful dolphins and explore the Creery Wetlands aboard a cruise in Mandurah. Meet native wildlife at Bunbury Wildlife Park, or experience the digital dolphinarium at the Dolphin Discovery Centre. View the wonders of the Indian Ocean at Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory. Step aboard a train journey along Busselton’s historic wooden jetty. Cheese lovers will enjoy Margaret River Dairy Company in Cowaramup. Stunning beaches, tall timber forests, ancient limestone caves and between May to November humpback whales await in Margaret River wine region.

Perth to Margaret River
267 kilometres : 3 hours

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    Accommodation    Margarets Forest Holiday Apartments
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    Margaret River – Margarets Forest Holiday Apartments

    Features:

    Check in: 2:30pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Limited free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: in apartments

    Laundry facilities: in apartments

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: River Fresh IGA, Lot 1 Bussell Highway, Margaret River; Open Mon-Sun 7am-7pm


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    Vehicle Hire    Intermediate Automatic Toyota Corolla or similar
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    Intermediate Automatic Toyota Corolla or similar

    • Insurance:
      Included - Excess/liability reduced to $0
    • Transmission:
      Automatic
    • Size Guide:
      5 adults, 3 suitcases
    • Upgrade Options:
      Standard Size - Hyundai Elantra or similar
    • Doors:
      5
    • GPS:
      Included
    • Additional Driver:
      Included
    • Unlimited Mileage:
      Included

Suggested Activites:

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    Sunset Kangaroo Safari
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    Sunset Kangaroo Safari

    Jump aboard a restored classic 1962 four-wheel drive Bedford Truck. Enjoy a billy of tea and Coralie’s homemade orange cake while you see wild kangaroos in their native habitat. Keep a look out for friendly horses while exploring the family farm.

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Free Time Margaret River Region

Explore Margaret River Region

Climb historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and look out for humpback whales from June to August. Meet mantra rays in Hamelin Bay’s shallow waters. Venture into ancient Lake, Mammoth, Ngilgi and Jewel limestone caves. Discover world class cellar doors, boutique breweries and winery restaurants along Caves Road. Follow short walks along the stunning coastline of Cape Naturaliste. Watch sheepdogs in action, sheep shearing or feed lambs at Yallingup Shearing Shed. Relax along stunning Smiths Beach or catch a wave on a surf lesson. Be dwarfed by the gigantic trees Boranup Forest and walk amongst unusual rock formations at Canal Rocks.

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    Accommodation    Margarets Forest Holiday Apartments
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    Margaret River – Margarets Forest Holiday Apartments

    Features:

    Check in: 2:30pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Limited free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: in apartments

    Laundry facilities: in apartments

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: River Fresh IGA, Lot 1 Bussell Highway, Margaret River; Open Mon-Sun 7am-7pm


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Suggested Activites:

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    Margaret River Discovery Day Tour
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    Margaret River Discovery Day Tour

    Paddle along the Margaret River’s still waters and spot Baudin’s black cockatoos in the eucalyptus trees. Visit a waterfall to find freshwater crayfish and mussels, and learn about local Aboriginal history. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at Fraser Gallop Estate winery. Travel by 4WD into the bush to discover the remote Willyabrup Cliffs and walk along the famous Cape to Cape Track.

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    Margaret River Half Day Winery Tour
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    Margaret River Half Day Winery Tour

    Begin the afternoon with lunch and a cheeky pint or glass of wine at Cowaramup Brewery. Next stop, sample superb Margaret River wines at two iconic boutique wineries. Enjoy the delights of the Margaret River Chocolate Company, plus local produce at Ollio Bello or Pukara Estate. Admire the natural beauty, keeping a lookout for kangaroos!

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Drive Margaret River to Perth

Margaret River to Perth

Look out for the fibreglass cows roaming the streets in Cowaramup. Cheese lovers will love the Margaret River Dairy Company. Catch a train along Busselton’s wooden jetty to Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory and witness the wonders of the Indian Ocean. Visit Bunbury’s Dolphin Discovery for a chance meeting with wild dolphins or experience the digital dolphinarium. Follow a boardwalk near Lake Clifton to view ancient living thrombolites, resembling Earth’s earliest life-forms. Watch playful dolphins and explore the Creery Wetlands aboard a cruise in Mandurah. Enjoy a bite to eat in popular Northbridge, vibrant Fremantle or along the boulevard at Cottesloe Beach.

Margaret River to Perth
267 kilometres : 3 hours

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    Accommodation    Holiday Inn Perth City
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    Perth – Holiday Inn Perth City

    Features:

    Check in 3:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central, Raine Square, William St, Perth; Open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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Suggested Activites:

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    Dunsborough Whale Watch Morning Cruise
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    Dunsborough Whale Watch Morning Cruise

    Aboard this morning’s 2 hour cruise, view humpback whales and their calves in Geographe Bay, Dunsborough. Be mesmerised by the majestic creatures from September to early December. Listen to their haunting, yet beautiful sounds through hydrophonic equipment, including expert commentary. Look out for sea birds, fur seals and dolphins along the way.

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    Augusta Whale Watch Morning Cruise
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    Augusta Whale Watch Morning Cruise

    Witness majestic humpback and southern right whales breach and frolic in Flinders Bay, Augusta from mid may to August. Enjoy expert commentary and listen to the whales haunting, yet beautiful sounds through hydrophonic equipment on this amazing 2 hour cruise. Keep a look out for fur seals, dolphins and various sea birds.

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Farewell Australia

Depart Perth

Farewell Perth and return your rental car to the Perth Airport depot and continue your onward journey.

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