Western Australia - Southern Discovery Fly-Drive

11 nights from £1,985 per person
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Itinerary Highlights

  • Take in sweeping views of Perth's skyline from Kings Park or wander through Fremantle's historic streets
  • Sample some of Australia's finest wines in the Margaret River region or explore underground caverns at Ngilgi Caves
  • Drive through karri forests, follow the rugged southern coastline and in to the remote outback

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11 nights from £1,985 per person
Best time to travel JAN - APR
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Discover Western Australia's Margaret River wine region and rugged coastline, lofty forests of karri and jarrah trees, charming seaside towns of Albany and Esperance and gold mining city of Kalgoorlie on our Southern Discovery fly-drive

Discover Western Australia’s southern region on our 11-night flexible fly-drive. This itinerary will take you from the sparkling skyscrapers of Perth and historic port of Fremantle to Western Australia’s premier wine region, Margaret River.

Take dramatic coastal walks and explore underground caverns of Cape Naturaliste and drive through forests of lofty karri and jarrah trees. Explore the dramatic Great Australian Bight coastline, stopping at the charming seaside town of Albany with its colonial architecture and history of the ANZAC’s and whaling industry.

Dive into the crystal-clear waters and stroll along the white sand beaches of Esperance, go out on a cruise through the Recherche Archipelago where there are regular sightings of Australian fur seals, dolphins and white-bellied sea eagles.

Travel to Western Australia’s outback and immerse yourself in the country’s gold mining culture, take a tour of Super Pit where over 900,000 ounces of gold are mined each year. Complete your tour with a well-deserved day at the beach in one of Perth’s seaside resorts.

Itinerary

Day 1  UK to Perth

Travel overnight to Perth on the Qantas direct flight or you may wish to take the opportunity to stop in one of several stopover locations on offer with our partner airlines such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Singapore.

Day 2  Arrive Perth

Collect your vehicle from the airport and make your way to your hotel in the heart of Perth. You’ll have the remainder of the day to stroll through the acclaimed Kings Park where you will be treated to panoramic views of Perth’s modern skyline. This evening we suggest trying the array of dining options at Barrack Street Jetty, or the edgy restaurants of hip neighbourhood Mount Lawley.

Day 3  Perth

Perth and its surrounds offer a vast choice of attractions and activities to suit most people’s interests. Cruises up the Swan River take you in to Western Australia’s oldest wine region where you can stop for wine tastings. Thirty minutes south of Perth is Fremantle where you can wander through the historic streets lined with colonial buildings, or why not spend the day at one of Perth’s sandy beaches?

Staying at  Pan Pacific Perth
Upgrade to  COMO The Treasury
Day 4  Perth to Margaret River Region (163 miles)

You will leave Perth today to travel to Western Australia’s premier wine region, Margaret River. You will pass through popular beach resorts of Busselton and Bunbury, where wild dolphins often swim right up to the shore. We suggest stopping at Ferguson Valley where you can wine and dine at one of the area’s fine restaurants or award-winning wineries while soaking up the stunning backdrop of forests, rolling pastures and vineyards.

Day 5  Cape Naturaliste and Margaret River Region

The Margaret River region is renowned for its world-class wineries and dining as well as its top-rated surf beaches, coastal walks and ancient caves. Explore the underground caverns and exquisite stalactites and stalagmites of Ngilgi Caves. Visit one of Margaret River’s premier wineries to sample some of Australia’s finest chardonnays and cabernets. We suggest ending the day watching the sun setting over the Indian Ocean at Cape Naturaliste lighthouse.

Staying at  Seashells Yallingup
Upgrade to  Smiths Beach Resort
Day 6  Margaret River Region to Albany (230 miles)

Travel inland across karri and jarrah tree forests, stop at one of Nannup’s cosy tea rooms or peruse the art galleries and antique shops. At Lake Muir Observatory, a popular picnic spot, you can wander along the boardwalk through wetlands and a nature reserve. Continue to the charming city of Albany, this is where the first convoy of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, who became known as ANZACs, departed for the battlegrounds of the First World War.
Hotel – Beach House at Bayside

Day 7  Albany

Albany’s coastline is breathtaking and it also here that the first European settlers set foot in Western Australia. Around 50 of Albany’s colonial buildings remain, many are now museums, galleries and restaurants. Take the 30-minute self-guided walk along the Amity Trail to learn more of the city’s history. Other highlights include the Historic Whaling Station museum and the state-of-the-art National Anzac Centre where personal stories unfold through interactive and multimedia displays.
Hotel – Beach House at Bayside

Day 8  Albany to Esperance (300 miles)

Pass through Porongurup National Park, one of the best areas to witness Western Australia’s abundant wildflowers from August to early December. Continue through Stirling Range National Park, home to Bluff Knoll, Western Australia’s second highest peak. Pass the UNESCO World Heritage listed Fitzgerald River National Park, home to almost 20 per cent of Western Australia’s plant species. Visit July – October for the chance to witness southern right whales at Point Ann.
Hotel – Hospitality Esperance

Day 9  Esperance

Follow the 25-mile Great Ocean Drive circular loop taking in beautiful coastal scenery, sheltered white sand beaches such as Twilight Beach and Ten Mile Lagoon where you can swim in their crystal-clear waters. Take a cruise through the Recherche Archipelago where there are regular sightings of Australian fur seals, dolphins and white-bellied sea eagles.
Hotel – Hospitality Esperance

Day 10  Esperance to Kalgoorlie (244 miles)

Today you travel north into the outback, to Kalgoorlie, in the heart of the Goldfields. Call in at the small mining town of Kambalda on the north shore of Lake Lefroy, a giant Salt Lake popular for land sailing and sometimes used for land speed record attempts. Catch a spectacular outback sunset from Mount Charlotte then wander down Kalgoorlie’s lively Hannan Street, lined with pubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Hotel – Ibis Styles Hotel Kalgoorlie

Day 11  Kalgoorlie

Immerse yourself in Australia’s gold mining heritage with a visit to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder WA Museum where you can admire the largest collection of gold bars and nuggets in the state. Take a tour of the Super Pit, one of the world’s largest open-cut mines, which still produces 900,000 ounces of gold every year. Drop in at Kalgoorlie’s Royal Flying Doctor Service visitor centre for an insight into one of Australia’s legendary organisations.
Hotel - Ibis Styles Hotel Kalgoorlie

Day 12  Kalgoorlie to Perth (375 miles)

Stop at Coolgardie, the birthplace of Western Australia’s gold rush. The town is one of the nation’s best-preserved mining towns with many heritage buildings remaining today. Stop at Merredin to visit the railway museum where you will find a beautifully preserved railway station and 1897 steam engine. Enjoy afternoon tea in the historic town of York before the last leg of your journey to Perth’s beach resort of Scarborough.
Hotel – Seashells Scarborough Beach

Day 13  Perth to UK

A day to relax on the beach before your flight back to the UK.

Western Australia - Southern Discovery Fly-Drive
11 nights from £1,985 per person
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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