West Coast Outback Adventure

Perth • Great Northern Highway • Karijini National Park • Coral Coast • Margaret River Region • Rainbow Coast

About This Journey

26 Days Starting from $5545 AUD

per person based on 2 people
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Self Drive

G'day Perth, Western Australia's friendly capital city. Meet the cheeky quokkas on Rottnest Island. Travel through the outback along the Great Northern Highway to ancient Karijini National Park. Snorkel amongst majestic manta rays on Ningaloo Reef. Listen to the sounds of the didgeridoo, 4WD through Francois Peron National Park and meet wild dolphins in Monkey Mia. Walk amongst seaside cliffs and red rock gorges in Kalbarri National Park. Explore the ancient Pinnacles Desert; it’s like being on the moon. Immerse yourself in Margaret River's food, wine, beaches, wildlife and forests. Experience the Rainbow Coast region from the Valley of the Giants to Albany.

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  • 25 nights 3 Star - 3.5 Star - 4 Star accommodation
  • 22 Days vehicle + GPS hire
  • Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
  • Rottnest Island Ferry
  • Western Australia National Parks Pass
  • Manta Ray Snorkel Full Day Tour
  • Didgeridoo Dreaming Night Tour
  • Francois Peron 4WD Day Tour
  • Margaret River Discovery Day Tour
  • 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    Travelodge Hotel Perth
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    Perth – Travelodge Hotel Perth

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    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
Day 2
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Explore 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    Travelodge Hotel Perth
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    Perth – Travelodge Hotel Perth

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    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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    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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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    Travelodge Hotel Perth
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    Perth – Travelodge Hotel Perth

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    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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Great Northern Highway

Western Australia National Parks Pass
Perth to Dalwallinu

Begin your journey into the vast West Australian outback wheatbelt region. Nestled amongst the picturesque countryside of Chittering Valley are small country villages Muchea, Chittering and Bindoon. Spectacular wildflowers cover the lands here in spring time. Explore the monastery at Australia’s only monastic town New Norcia. Take a break at the New Norcia Hotel, or uncover the settlements pioneering and Aboriginal history at the museum and art gallery. Smack bang in the middle of wildflower country sits farming town Dalwallinu, in full bloom between July and October.

Perth to Dalwallinu
263 kilometres : 3 hours

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    Accommodation    Dalwallinu Wheatland Motel
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    Dalwallinu Wheatland Motel

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WIFI

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, dinner

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Dalwallinu IGA X-press, 47 Johnson St, Dalwallinu; Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-12pm


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      Western Australia National Parks Pass
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      Vehicle Hire    Standard SUV Wagon, Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
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      Standard SUV Wagon, Mitsubishi Outlander or similar

      • Insurance:
        Included - Excess/liability reduced to $0
      • Transmission:
        Automatic
      • Size Guide:
        5 adults, 4 suitcases
      • Upgrade Options:
        Full Size SUV - Mitsubishi Pajero or similar
      • Doors:
        4
      • GPS:
        Included
      • Additional Driver:
        Included
      • Unlimited Mileage:
        Included
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Great Northern Highway

Dalwallinu to Meekatharra

Uncover the Wubin’s wheat growing history and story behind the infamous Rabbit Proof Fence at the Wheatbin Museum. Wildflowers come to life in spring. Check out the huge open cut mines in Western Australia’s oldest surviving gold mining town Mount Magnet from Warrmboo Hill Lookout. All the towns history can be found at the Mining and Pastoral Museum. North of Mount Magnet sit The Granites, a rocky outcrop home to ancient Aboriginal rock art. Travel past Lake Austin before reaching Cue, an old mining now a ghost of its former self. Walk amongst the State Battery and other relics highlighting Meekatharra’s days as a gold prospecting settlement. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Base to see how this unique service assists towns and communities in the outback. Explore the rock formations at Peace Gorge or climb to the top to view the surrounds.

Dalwallinu to Meekatharra
513 kilometres : 5 3/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Auski Inland Motel
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    Meekatharra – Auski Inland Motel

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WIFI

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, dinner

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Foodworks, 22 Main St, Meekatharra; Open Mon-Wed & Fri 8am-6pm, Thu 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-5pm


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Great Northern Highway

Meekatharra to Newman

Continue along the vast outback surrounds of the Great Northern Highway, where Kumarina and Capricorn roadhouses provide a chance to refuel, stretch your legs or grab a bit to eat. Back amongst civilization, arrive in mining town Newman, part of the Pilbara region. Established to service the large iron ore mining pits Mount Whaleback and Orebody. Explore the Mount Whaleback, the world’s largest open cut iron ore mine on a guided morning tour.

Meekatharra to Newman
421 kilometres : 4 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Seasons Hotel
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    Newman – Seasons Hotel

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WIFI

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, dinner

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Hilditch Ave, Newman; Open Mon-Wed & Fri 8am-7pm, Thu 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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Karijini National Park

Newman to Karijini National Park

Time to get off the highway and venture into the ancient Karijini National Park. On the east side discover walking trails leading to Dales Gorge, and nearby Fortescue Falls, Circular Pool and Fern Pool. Further in, explore the shallowest of Karijini’s gorges, picturesque Kalamina Gorge. Continue to immerse yourself in the outback bush setting at Karijini Eco Retreat.

Newman to Karijini Eco Retreat
255 kilometres : 3 hours

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    Accommodation    Karijini Eco Retreat
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    Karijini – Karijini Eco Retreat

    Features:

    Check in: 2pm; Check out 10am

    Permanent tent with pillows, linen

    King size bed or two single beds

    Rechargeable lantern

    Fan (no air conditioning)

    Minimal power for low wattage applications

    Own private ensuite

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, dinner

    Lunch packs available


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Karijini National Park - Outback Cattle Station

Karijini National Park to Cheela Plains

Get up early this morning and for the more adventurous explore Hancock, Weano or Joffre Gorge. Nearby sits Oxer Lookout offering breathtaking views across the gorges. Over in the western side of the park sits Mount Bruce, Western Australia’s second highest mountain, walking tracks allow you to explore. Take a break in Tom Price, nestled at the foot of Mount Nameless in the Hamersley Ranges. Continue onto Cheela Plains Station, a family run cattle station in the Pilbara.

Karijini Eco Retreat to Cheela Plains Station
255 kilometres : 3 1/2 hours

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    Accommodation    Cheela Plains Station
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    Paraburdoo – Cheela Plains Station

    Features:

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

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: WIFI

    Shared kitchen and laundry

    Breakfast, lunch & dinner service available

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Central Rd, Tom Price; Open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm


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Outback to Coral Coast

Cheela Plains to Coral Bay

Travel towards the stunning coastline of the west coast, where Nanutarra Roadhouse provides an opportunity to refuel or grab a bite to eat. Sitting at the southern gateway to Ningaloo Marine Park is tiny seaside village Coral Bay. Discover white sand beaches and vibrant coral gardens on your doorstep. Look out for birds of prey above, kangaroos and monitor lizards. While turtles, dolphins, dugongs, tropical fish, manta rays and between April and July whale sharks call the surrounding waters home.

Cheela Plains Station to Coral Bay
436 kilometres : 4 3/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Ningaloo Reef Resort
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    Coral Bay – Ningaloo Reef Resort

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet: Free limited WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: microwave, stove top, fridge

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coral Bay Supermarket, 7 Robinson St, Coral Bay; Open Mon-Sun 7am-7pm


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Coral Bay

Explore Coral Bay

Walk to Skeleton Beach, the Reef Shark Nursery and Point Maud, or around Purdy Point and along Paradise Beach to Monk Head red cliffs. Snorkel fringing reefs, paddle a kayak or cruise aboard a glass bottom boat. Dive or snorkel with turtles and mantra rays, or from April to July swim with whale sharks, the world’s biggest fish. Head out on a game fishing charter or from June to October join a humpback whale watch tour. Experience the thrill of riding along white sandy beaches, through bush tracks and hills on a quad bike adventure. Off course you can always just laze on the beach and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.

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    Accommodation    Ningaloo Reef Resort
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    Coral Bay – Ningaloo Reef Resort

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet: Free limited WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: microwave, stove top, fridge

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coral Bay Supermarket, 7 Robinson St, Coral Bay; Open Mon-Sun 7am-7pm


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Manta Rays - Ningaloo Reef

Manta Ray Snorkel Full Day Tour

Snorkel up close with these amazing creatures as they glide, roll and feed in nearby Bateman’s Bay. High above a spotter plane helps find the best manta rays to interact with. These majestic creatures have a wingspan of around 4 metres and are completely harmless.

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    Accommodation    Ningaloo Reef Resort
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    Coral Bay – Ningaloo Reef Resort

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet: Free limited WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: microwave, stove top, fridge

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coral Bay Supermarket, 7 Robinson St, Coral Bay; Open Mon-Sun 7am-7pm


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      Manta Ray Snorkel Full Day Tour
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Coral Coast

Coral Bay to Carnarvon

Depart Coral Bay today and drive south through desert surrounds to Carnarvon nestled at the mouth of the Gascoyne River. Discover Carnarvon’s part in the space race at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, picnic or stay for a sunset along The Fascine ocean front board walk. Explore the jetty walk, historic Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Museum and Carnarvon Tramway. Unwind at popular Pelican Point Beach and be sure to try a local banana.

Coral Bay to Carnarvon
238 kilometres : 2 1/2 hours

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    Accommodation    Best Western Hospitality Inn
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    Carnarvon – Best Western Hospitality Inn

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet: Free WiFi

    Breakfast & dinner service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: Woolworths, Cnr Alexander & Robinson Street, Carnarvon; Open: Mon-Sat 7am-8pm, Thurs 7am-9pm, Sun 7am-6pm


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Coral Coast

Carnarvon to Denham

Continue driving south along Western Australia’s coastal and outback Coral Coast. Follow a boardwalk at Hamelin Pool to view ancient living stromatolites. Near Shark Bay enjoy breathtaking views across the Denham Sound at Eagle Bluff Lookout. Put on your shoes and stand on the snow-white Shell Beach, one of only a few places on earth where shells replace beach sand. Unwind along Denham’s beach with its gin-clear waters and snow white sands. The one of a kind Older Pearler Restaurant is built with shell bricks collected from Shell Beach. Keep a look out for local emu’s wandering down the main street.

Carnarvon to Denham
325 kilometres : 3 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Oceanside Village
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    Denham – Oceanside Village

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 9:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA X-press, 97 Knight Terrace, Denham; Open Mon-Sun 7am-7pm


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Shark Bay

Explore Shark Bay

Join park rangers at Monkey Mia Beach and meet the famous local dolphins. Travel by boat to Australia’s only accessible Black Pearl farm. Travel amongst Francois Peron National Park’s red sand dunes on a 4WD tour. Visit Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre to learn about the area’s natural wonders and history. Step back in time at historic Peron Homestead and relax in the popular hot tub. Get up close to the creatures of Shark Bay at Ocean Park Aquarium. Explore Shark Bay Marine Park aboard a guided cruise with the chance to see dugongs, turtles, mantra rays and sharks. Follow walking trails back on land or take to the skies on a scenic flight.

Didgeridoo Dreaming Night Tour

Sit around a warm campfire under a sky of magnificent stars. Learn about local ancient Aboriginal culture and history of the Gutharraguda. Listen to stories of the dreamtime and be carried away by the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo. Enjoy fresh seafood or bush tucker cooked on the open campfire. Sit amongst native flora and look out for kangaroos, echidnas and other native animals.

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    Accommodation    Oceanside Village
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    Denham – Oceanside Village

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 9:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA X-press, 97 Knight Terrace, Denham; Open Mon-Sun 7am-7pm


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      Didgeridoo Dreaming Night Tour
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Francois Peron National Park

Francois Peron 4WD Day Tour

Learn about Francois Peron National Park’s ancient Aboriginal history and conservation work. Visit Skipjack Point and Point Peron for breathtaking views and chance to see turtles, sharks, dugongs, manta rays and birds. Travel through the red sand national park, home to thorny devil lizards, echidnas, kangaroos and snakes. Snorkel and swim along a sheltered bay and relax in Peron Homestead’s hot tub.

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    Accommodation    Oceanside Village
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    Denham – Oceanside Village

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 9:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA X-press, 97 Knight Terrace, Denham; Open Mon-Sun 7am-7pm


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      Francois Peron 4WD Day Tour
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Coral Coast

Denham to Kalbarri

Enjoy breathtaking views across the Denham Sound at Eagle Bluff Lookout. Stand on the unique snow-white Shell Beach, where shells replace sand. Follow a boardwalk at Hamelin Pool to view ancient living stromatolites. Continue driving south through the vast desert landscape towards Kalbarri. Once inside Kalbarri National Park, stop to take in the ancient landscapes at Ross Graham, Hawks Head and Z-Bend Lookouts. Cool off after your drive at Chinaman’s Beach in Kalbarri.

Denham to Kalbarri
377 kilometres : 3 3/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Kalbarri Edge Resort
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    Kalbarri Edge Resort

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WIFI

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchenette & full kitchen facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: IGA, Grey Street, Kalbarri; Open: Mon-Sun 7am-6pm


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Coral Coast

Kalbarri to Cervantes

Marvel at the unique Pink Lake near seaside village Port Gregory. Detour of the highway to experience Oakabella Homestead, Western Australia’s most haunted house. Uncover Aboriginal, European and maritime history at Geraldton’s Western Australian Museum. Yes the trees are growing horizontally in Greenough. Fisherman’s Lookout offers coastal views across Port Denison. Near Cervantes view living ancient stromatolites at Lake Thetis. Seafood lovers should visit the Lobster Shack. Nearby walk amongst the eerie Pinnacles in Nambung National Park.

Kalbarri to Cervantes
377 kilometres : 4 hours

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    Accommodation    Pinnacles Edge Resort
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    Cervantes – Pinnacles Edge Resort

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Cervantes General Store, 2 Cadiz St, Cervantes; Open Mon-Sun 8am-6pm


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Pinnacles, Beaches and Freo

Cervantes to Fremantle

Witness the eerie moonscape of the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. Brilliantly coloured wildflowers bring the land to life from August to October. Lookout for emus, kangaroos, wallabies and lizards. Enjoy the thrill of sand boarding over the sand dunes near Lancelin. Follow the coastal route along Perth’s inner-city beaches including Sorrento, Scarborough, City Beach and Cottesloe. Arrive in Fremantle and relax on the ‘Cappuccino Strip’ or dine on fresh fish and chips along Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

Cervantes to Fremantle
218 kilometres : 2 3/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Fremantle Quest
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    Fremantle Quest

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WiFi

    Kitchen in apartments

    Kitchenette in studios

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities in apartments

    Laundry facilities on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Cnr Cantoment St & Goldsborough St, Fremantle; Open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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Margaret River

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 Beach Resort
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    Margaret River – Margarets Beach Resort

    Features:

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

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WIFI

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in rooms

    Laundry facilities inroom

    Restaurant onsite: Dinner

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, 132 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River; Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm


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Margaret River with a Local

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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    Accommodation    Margarets Beach Resort
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    Margaret River – Margarets Beach Resort

    Features:

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

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WIFI

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in rooms

    Laundry facilities inroom

    Restaurant onsite: Dinner

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, 132 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River; Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm


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      Margaret River Discovery Day Tour
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Margaret River

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 Beach Resort
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    Margaret River – Margarets Beach Resort

    Features:

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

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WIFI

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in rooms

    Laundry facilities inroom

    Restaurant onsite: Dinner

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, 132 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River; Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm


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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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Rainbow Coast

Margaret River to Nornalup

Climb to the platform atop the Gloucester Tree for spectacular views over Karri forests in Pemberton. Local wine and produce can also be enjoyed. Go bushwalking along a variety of leisurely tracks, with the wildflowers adding plenty of colour between September and November. Climb into the forest canopy of some of the world’ tallest trees at the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk near Walpole. Stroll through the feet of the ancient tingles, or even walk through one along the Ancient Empires Walk. Return to Nornalup, a small town located on the banks of the Frankland River.

Margaret River to Nornalup
263 kilometres : 3 hours

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    Accommodation    Riverside Retreat
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    Walpole – Riverside Retreat

    Features:

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

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Kitchen in room

    Laundry facilities onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Walpole IGA; 23/24 Nockolds St, Walpole; Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm, Sat 7:30am-5pm, Sun 8am-4:30pm


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Rainbow Coast

Nornalup to Albany

Witness the unusual Elephant Rocks in William Bay National Park. Sample the local drop at cellar doors around Denmark. Along the Amity Trail in Albany find colonial buildings housing museums, galleries and restaurants. Discover spectacular rock formations Natural Bridge, The Gap, The Blowholes in Torndirrup National Park. Nearby Whale World uncovers the areas whaling history.

Nornalup to Albany
110 kilometres : 1 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Best Western Motel & Apartments
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    Albany – Best Western Motel & Apartments

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WIFI

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA, 1 Hardie Rd, Spencer Park; Open Mon-Wed & Fri 7am-7pm


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Albany & Surrounds

Explore Albany

The Middleton Beach boardwalk trail offers great views over King George Sound. Little Beach and Waterfall Beach are located at Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve and are arguably the most picturesque beaches in the South West. Learn about Albany’s history and wildlife aboard a glass bottom boat cruise on the Kalgan River. At Torndirrup National Park discover spectacular rock formations Natural Bridge, The Gap and the Blowholes. Also in the park is Whale World which explains the areas whaling history. Spot humpback, southern right or blue whales from the shore or on a whale watching cruise June to October. Enjoy fresh Albany oysters and local wines from the Great Southern Wine Region.

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    Accommodation    Best Western Motel & Apartments
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    Albany – Best Western Motel & Apartments

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WIFI

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA, 1 Hardie Rd, Spencer Park; Open Mon-Wed & Fri 7am-7pm


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Western Australian Wheatbelt

Albany to Fremantle

Mount Barker is the major hub of the Great Southern region with the towering granite peaks of the Porongurup Ranges and Stirling Ranges in the distance. Colourful wildflowers in the area spring to life from August to October. In Kojonup learn about local Aboriginal history and Australian country life at the Kodja Place or get lost in the Australian Rose Maze. Arrive in Fremantle and relax on the ‘Cappuccino Strip’ or dine on fresh fish and chips along Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

Albany to Fremantle
416 kilometres : 4 3/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Travelodge Hotel Perth
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    Perth – Travelodge Hotel Perth

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    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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Depart Perth

Depart Perth

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