A Journey to the West


Head deep west and discover the coastal outback of Cape Naturaliste, where you will see the land through the eyes of an Indigenous custodian. Then relax in one of the world's most renowned wine regions.

Members from: $3,309 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $3,375 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    Inspiring journeys

  • Booking Code

    IJWA


Includes


  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination

  • Most meals, including Local Dining Experiences. See Dining tab below

  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey

  • Travel by bespoke vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning

  • A maximum of 22 guests to share your journey

  • Expert Driver Guide escorts

  • All entrance and National Park fees

  • Sustainable Travel Kit, including refillable water bottle and backpack

  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities

  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish

  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)


Head deep west and discover the coastal outback of Cape Naturaliste, where you will see the land through the eyes of an Indigenous custodian. Then relax in one of the world's most renowned wine regions.

From the renowned vineyards of surfing mecca Margaret River to the endearing native quokkas on Rottnest Island and the laid-back, historic cities of Perth and Fremantle, this Inspiring Journey has much to offer the discerning traveller. Become immersed in the beautiful traditional culture of Cape Naturaliste.


DISCOVER

  • Magnificent Rottnest Island
  • The sights of Perth, taking in beautiful Kings Park


EXPLORE

  • Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife sanctuary
  • Walk the length of the historic Busselton Jetty


IMMERSE

  • Learn about local Indigenous culture and bush tucker at Cape Naturaliste
  • Take a locally guided walking tour through historic Fremantle


RELAX

  • Enjoy some of Australia’s best wines in Margaret River
  • Stay in luxury at the InterContinental Perth and beautiful boutique regional accommodation


Itinerary


Day 1 Welcome to Perth

On arrival in Perth spend time on your own to relax or explore the surroundings. This evening meet your Journey Director and new travelling companions at your hotel for a Welcome Reception with local Western Australian wine and beers along with local produce canapes.

InterContinental, Perth, 2 nights

Day 2 Perth

This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before you head out for a city sites tour. You Journey Director will show you the best city sites including Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square and you will have time to explore Kings Park with its sweeping city views and some of the 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora. This afternoon is free for you to relax or explore more of Perth’s sites. Tonight, you will dine in Perth’s heart of historical, cultural and dining precinct of the State Buildings.

Breakfast, dinner with wine

Day 3 Perth – Margaret River

Today you head to world renowned winery region of Margaret River. Leaving cosmopolitan Perth behind your first stop is Penguin Island. With its white sandy beaches and surrounded by crystal clear waters, Penguin Island lays in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Here you will board your boat to cruise through Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife Sanctuary to see dolphins, sea lions, penguins and sea birds. After your cruise you continue south to explore the historic Busselton Jetty that has been standing for more than 150 years. There is the chance to explore the jetty on foot or take the Jetty Train along this 1.84km timber piled jetty that is the longest in the southern hemisphere. Nestled on the white sandy beaches your accommodation for the night is the 5 Star Pullman Bunker Bay. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner at the Other Side of the Moon restaurant where you will dine on an array of fresh locally sourced seasonal produce with local wines.

Breakfast, dinner with wine
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, Margaret River, 2 nights

Day 4 Margaret River

Your day begins with a ‘Welcome to Country’ as part of your indigenous experience at Cape Naturaliste. Your local guide will escort you on a short walk around Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse precinct where they interpret the land through the eyes of an indigenous custodian followed by an artefact interpretation and didgeridoo experience. From Cape Naturaliste you’ll drive through the vineyard lined roads to your Margaret River winery experience. Upon arrival the winemakers will take you on a guided walk through the rolling vineyard and then onto your highlight degustation lunch with matching wines. After you have indulged in your long lunch you will explore more of the region and there is time to explore the quaint town of Margaret River before returning to your hotel.

Breakfast, Local Dining Experience

Day 5 Margaret River – Fremantle

This morning why not relax with a morning stroll along the beautiful white sandy beach and turquoise waters of Bunker Bay. Then enjoy a leisurely breakfast with views out to the sparkling ocean before relaxing by the pool. Leaving wine country behind you will be hugging the coastline north as you continue along Australia’s exquisite southwest coast to Fremantle. This afternoon you will join a local guide on a walking tour to explore some hidden gems and the historic streets of Fremantle.

Breakfast, dinner with wine
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, 2 nights

Day 6 Rottnest Island

Board your boat and escape across the open ocean to Rottnest Island, an island paradise lovingly referred to by the sun-worshipping locals as ‘Rotto’. Feel the sand between your toes and keep a keen eye out for the happiest little animal on earth, the Quokka. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ on a guided Discovery Rottnest bus tour covering the length of the island’s most spectacular locations. Delve into the island’s history and culture, its pristine marine and land environments and the diverse flora and fauna. Enjoy lunch before exploring more of the beaches. This afternoon, you’ll leave the pristine shoreline and cruise back to seaside Fremantle where tonight you’ll join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. What better way to toast to a mesmerising journey with Local Western Australian wines matched with the seasonal farm to table menu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

Day 7 Farewell from Fremantle

Relax this morning as your journey comes to an end. You might choose to take in the intriguing Fremantle Markets before your Inspiring Journey comes to an end. You will be transferred by private car to Perth airport for your onward travel.

Breakfast


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Disclaimer


Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars, include GST and compulsory taxes where applicable and supersede all prices previously advertised. Please check the exact price of your tour at the time of paying balance. Airfares are based on the most direct route and are subject to class availability and any new Government taxes. Group concessions for five or more adults are available. Rail prices are subject to change from time to time. All prices are valid subject to Government, hotel, fuel surcharges and currency fluctuations. Children 5 to 15 years are entitled to the child discount off the adult coach content price on First Choice or Best Buys Guided Holidays plus relevant air, rail or sea price (unless stipulated otherwise). Concession Card Holders: Prices apply to all Australian and New Zealand pensioners and Seniors Card holders (refer to each price box for discount amount); however discounted rail prices are only available where Australian Pensioner Concession Card is produced.