Swan Valley Region
Start your holiday off by indulging in gourmet food and wine on an award winning winery tour through the Swan Valley wine region. Treat yourself to handmade chocolates and truffles at the Chocolate Company, sample over 45 different wines and hear the secrets of the local winemakers. Don’t forget to leave room for a gourmet platter lunch, as well as sampling some of the local cheeses on offer. Stay overnight in Perth.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Adina Apartment Barracks Plaza Perth
Perth to Busselton
Collect your rental vehicle and begin your journey south to Busselton; best known for its iconic 2km long jetty, this heritage-listed wooden structure extends 2km out into Geographe Bay. Catch the Jetty train to the Underwater Observatory at the end of the jetty will take you up close to colorful fish and tropical coral, a must see! (Own expense).
One Nights Superior Accommodation: The Aqua Resort
Busselton to Margaret River
Just half an hour away lies the town of Dunsborough. Enjoy the day at your leisure at this popular tourist destination. With its quiet coves, north facing sandy beaches, surrounding national parks, nature reserves and scenic walk trails, Dunsborough has something to please everyone. Cafés, bakeries and fashion stores line the main streets of the town, and there are many restaurants serving delicious regional delicacies and premium Margaret River wine. For art lovers, there are stunning galleries showing off fine handcrafted pottery, woodworks, sculptures and photography. For the adventurous there is Ngilgi Cave to be explored and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to climb. Continue south to the international surfing paradise and wine region of Margaret River where you will stay 3 nights.
Three Nights Superior Accommodation: Cape Lodge
Today you will join a personalized wine tour which will take you to some of the finest vineyards in Margaret River and to help you understand why it is a World Class Wine Appellation. Taste wines in their infancy and drink others aged to splendid maturity. Lunch, fabulous scenery, great company, art and produce are part of the day’s experience for the discerning wine lover.
Feeling adventurous? Today you will be abseiling and rock climbing; they will have you crawling through narrow cave entrances, staring in wonder at the massive flow stone formations and abseiling the Willyabrup Sea Cliffs; this is one of the premier sites in the South West. Starting at small cliffs and gradually progressing until you are ready to conquer the Steel Wall; a 40m abseil. There is nothing quite like leaning back over the edge!
Abseiling not your thing? Ask about other great activity options in and around Margaret River.
Margaret River to Albany
Spend the day outside experiencing nature in a unique and memorable way as you wander through the forest from 400m above the ground at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Pemberton (own expense). See the giant Tingle and Karri trees from a bird’s perspective, the spans are up to 100m long, and seem to be floating in space. Then head to William Bay National Park; home to the stunning Greens Pool, a perfect place for a picnic lunch. The transparent water of the pool is beautiful on a clear day and is home to the huge rock formations known as ‘Elephant Rocks’ that rest in the water. Pass through Denmark on the way to Albany; this beautiful harbor is best seen from the top of Mt Clarence, near the main port area. Enjoy a night in the pristine Karri forest in Albany before heading towards the rugged southern coastline. Overnight.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Beach House at Bayside
Albany to Perth
Spend the morning soaking up the atmosphere of the beautiful Princess Royal Harbor and King George Sound which surrounds the city. See if you can spot dolphins and seals frolicking in the waters and whales on their annual migration. Take the inland route back to Perth, stopping off at Mt Barker for panoramic views of the Porongurup Range and enjoy a scenic walk along one of the many trails in the National Park.
Note: This self drive tour can be completed in reverse order, the tour cost remains the same. To view tour prices or to make an enquiry, please click on the Enquire Now tab at the top of this itinerary.
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