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Experience a 15 day escorted tour in beautiful WA.

See the wildflowers of WA when you travel with Travelmarvel.

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Join Travelmarvel for a 15-day affordable escorted tour from Perth exploring the region south of Perth then continue your adventure heading north up to the dolphins at Monkey Mia. Highlights include Karijini National Park and amazing Wave Rock. View complete itinerary

Trip code: TSW15
Duration: 15 days
Accommodation: Premium Hotels & Resorts
Journey: Perth Return
Meals included: 25

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Perth

On arrival in Perth, transfer to your hotel and set out on a city tour. Take a guided walk through the spectacular Botanic Gardens of Kings Park, then enjoy a Welcome Dinner and get to know your fellow travellers and Tour Director.
Stay: Mercure Perth
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Perth, York, Wave Rock

Set out across the Darling Ranges on the way to York. Like a Local – enjoy a tour of this historic town. Continue to Hyden and visit Wave Rock, a prehistoric rock formation in the shape of a giant surf wave, rising 14 metres high.
Stay: Hyden, Wave Rock Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie

Journey through the wheat belt on the way to Coolgardie, the site of Western Australia’s original gold rush. Continue on to Kalgoorlie, where more than half of the gold mined in Australia is produced, and see the ‘Golden Mile’, said to be the richest square mile in the world.
Stay: Ibis Styles Kalgoorlie Plaza Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Kalgoorlie, Lake Lefroy, Esperance

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Kalgoorlie, before heading for the white salt wonders of Lake Lefroy. Take in the dramatic colours, then continue on to the beautiful seaside town of Esperance.
Stay: Esperance, Comfort Inn Bay of Isles Motel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Esperance, Pink Lake, Stirling Range National Park, Albany


Take in the sights of Esperance, including Twilight Bay and the incredible Pink Lake. Then, drive through the Stirling Range and meet a local wildflower expert to learn about what is known as one of the richest areas for flora in the world. From Bluff Knoll, see the jagged peaks towering over bushland that’s dotted with wildflowers in the spring. Later, arrive in Albany.
Stay: Albany, Dog Rock Motel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Albany, Valley of the Giants, Busselton


Head to the top of Mt Clarence this morning and enjoy views over the Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound. Explore Albany, then experience the incredible Valley of the Giants, a world-famous forest of gigantic tingle trees. Special Stay – indulge at Abbey Beach Resort, nestled on the shore of Geographe Bay.
Stay: Two Nights: Busselton, Abbey Beach Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Busselton, Margaret River Region

This morning experience the spectacular formations on a tour at Ngilgi Cave. A Taste of Western Australia – delight in an exclusive factory tour and sample handmade chocolate bars at Gabriel Chocolate. Next stop is Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse where you’ll take in stunning panoramic views from the top balcony. A Taste of Western Australia – enjoy a tasting and tour at Palmer Wines,
whose vineyard was one of the first in the Margaret River region.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Busselton, Fremantle

Tour Busselton this morning then enjoy some time at leisure to explore further. Later, journey to the port city of Fremantle.
Stay: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 9. Fremantle, Perth

Located at the mouth of the Swan River, Fremantle is famous for its wonderful beaches. Explore the city before returning to nearby Perth this afternoon.
Stay: Mercure Perth
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 10. Perth, New Norcia, Coomberdale Wildflower Farm, Geraldton

Venture north to the monastic town of New Norcia and enjoy a visit to the Museum and Art Gallery. A Taste of Western Australia – savour the offerings of the Spanish Benedictine monks. Then, head for the nearby Coomberdale Wildflower Farm for a guided tour. Here, thousands of dried wildflowers are prepared for export around the world. This afternoon, continue to Geraldton.
Stay: Ibis Styles Geraldton
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 11. Geraldton, Monkey Mia


Journey to Eagle Bluff (subject to conditions) and look out for the rays and fish that often visit the waters below. Continue to the small town of Denham and visit the Shark Bay Interpretive Centre. Later, head to Monkey Mia on World Heritage-listed Shark Bay. A Taste of Western Australia – sample sumptuous seafood during an exclusive dinner tonight. Special Stay – relax at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.
Stay: Two Nights: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 12. Monkey Mia Dolphin Experience

Today, enjoy the daily dolphin feeding experience (subject to appearance) where you can see these clever mammals up close. The remainder of this afternoon is yours at leisure. Like a Local – unwind during a special sunset cruise on picturesque Shark Bay.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 13. Shell Beach, Hamelin Pool, Kalbarri

Travel to Shell Beach, a 60-kilometre beach consisting of billions of tiny white sea shells. Continue to Hamelin Pool to view some of the world’s oldest living fossils, the stromatolites, among the first sources of oxygen on the planet. Later, visit Kalbarri National Park, where around 800 species of wildflowers bloom in the spring.
Stay: Kalbarri Edge Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 14. The Pinnacles, Perth

Travel to Nambung National Park to see the unusual limestone pillars of the Pinnacles rise out of the sand. Return to Perth, where guests enjoy a special Farewell Dinner this evening.
Stay: Mercure Perth
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 15. Depart Perth

After breakfast, your tour ends with an airport transfer for your onward flight.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Tour the historic town of York
  • Spend two nights at the exquisite Abbey Beach Resort
  • Enjoy a glass of the award-winning wine at Palmer Wines
  • Delight in handmade chocolate bars at Gabriel Chocolate
  • Indulge in the monastery’s culinary offerings in New Norcia
  • Savour a Seafood Dinner at Monkey Mia
  • Stay at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
  • Unwind on a sunset cruise on Shark Bay
  • Visit prehistoric Wave Rock near Hyden
  • Explore the Stirling Range with a wildflower expert
  • Encounter the amazing Pinnacles

Map

Photos

Take a guided tour of Wave Rock on your Travelmarvel Tour.

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Included Experiences

  • 14 nights in quality accommodation in superior hotels and stylish resorts
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and an experienced Driver
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • Airport transfers and porterage
  • All sightseeing, cruises, excursions and entrance fees as specified
  • Includes 25 delicious meals – 14 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners and 3 Feature Dinners (Special Welcome dinner, Monkey Mia Seafood dinner and Farewell dinner)

Additional Information

In Perth and Busselton, Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your Western Australia holiday with a range of Optional Experiences. Learn more about enhancing your journey here. 

Optional Experiences must be booked on board your tour/cruise and cannot be pre-booked. Minimum and maximum numbers may apply. Prices available in application.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Please note wildflowers are most prolific during late August to October, however 
  • due to unpredictable weather, sightings are not guaranteed
  • Meals as Indicated and Breakfast and Feature Dinner Packages available
  • Seniors Card holders and Aust/New Zealand pensioner deductions available
  • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time of booking
  • Please enquire for solo traveller prices
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

Experience a 15 day escorted tour in beautiful WA.

See the wildflowers of WA when you travel with Travelmarvel.

from $4,445 USD per person

  • Watch video

15 days, 24 meals, an abundance of natural beauty awaits in Western Australia with iconic experiences from Margaret River wines to swimming with dolphins. View complete itinerary

Trip code: TSW15
Duration: 15 days
Accommodation: Premium Hotels & Resorts
Journey: Perth Return
Meals included: 24

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Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Perth

Today your journey through Western Australia’s beautiful South West begins upon arrival at Perth Airport. Here you will be met by a Travelmarvel Tour Director and transferred to your hotel before setting out on a city tour. Then, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Crowne Plaza Perth
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Perth, York, Wave Rock

Today you will set out across the stunning Darling Ranges on the way to the charming town of York. Upon arrival you will enjoy a tour of this historic town. Then, continue to Hyden and visit the incredible Wave Rock.
Stay: Hyden, Wave Rock Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie

Journey through the wheat belt to Coolgardie today, and discover the site of Western Australia’s original gold rush. Then, continue on to Kalgoorlie, where more than half of the gold mined in Australia is produced, and see the ‘Golden Mile’, which is said to be the richest square mile in the world.
Stay: Ibis Styles Kalgoorlie Plaza Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Kalgoorlie, Lake Lefroy, Esperance

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Kalgoorlie, before heading for the white salt wonders of Lake Lefroy. Take in the dramatic colours, then continue on to the beautiful seaside town of Esperance.
Stay: Esperance, Comfort Inn Bay of Isles Motel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Esperance, Pink Lake, Stirling Range National Park, Albany

Take in the sights of Esperance today, including Twilight Bay and the incredible Pink Lake. Then, drive through the Stirling Range and meet a local wildflower expert. From Bluff Knoll, see the jagged peaks towering over bushland that’s dotted with wildflowers in the spring. Later, arrive in Albany.
Stay: Two Nights: Albany, Dog Rock Motel or similar
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Albany

Take a tour of Albany this morning and visit The National ANZAC Centre. Then, after time at leisure, you’ll head to Mt Clarence to enjoy views over the Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 7. Albany, Valley of the Giants, Busselton

Head to the Valley of the Giants today, a world-famous forest of gigantic tingle trees. Then, arrive in Busselton and stay at Abbey Beach Resort, nestled on the shore of Geographe Bay.
Stay: Busselton, Abbey Beach Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Busselton, Margaret River Region touring, Fremantle

This morning you’ll see the spectacular stalactite, stalagmite, helicitite and shawl formations on a tour within Ngilgi Cave. Then, delight in an exclusive factory tour and sample handmade chocolate bars at Gabriel Chocolates. Next stop is the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse where you’ll enjoy stunning panoramic views from the top balcony. Then to top off the day, you’ll visit a Margaret River winery and enjoy a tasting before heading to Fremantle.
Stay: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 9. Fremantle, Perth

Located at the mouth of the Swan River, Fremantle is famous for its wonderful beaches and laid back atmosphere. Explore the city and admire its beautiful architecture before returning to nearby Perth this afternoon.
Stay: Crowne Plaza Perth
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 10. Perth, New Norcia, Coomberdale Wildflower Farm, Geraldton

Venture north to the monastic town of New Norcia and enjoy a visit to the Museum and Art Gallery. Established in 1847 by Spanish Benedictine monks as a mission for the local Aboriginal people, the monastery is still used for prayer every day by the monks. Explore the unique mix of Aboriginal and European heritage and savour the offerings of the Spanish Benedictine monks. Then, head for the nearby Coomberdale Wildflower Farm for a guided tour. This afternoon, continue to the coastal city of Geraldton.
Stay: Ibis Styles Geraldton
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 11. Geraldton, Monkey Mia

Journey to Eagle Bluff (subject to conditions) and look out for the rays and fish that often visit the waters below. Continue to the small town of Denham and visit the Shark Bay Interpretive Centre. Later, head to Monkey Mia at World Heritage-listed Shark Bay. Sample sumptuous seafood during an exclusive dinner tonight. Relax at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.
Stay: Two Nights: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 12. Monkey Mia Dolphin Experience

Today, you’ll visit one of the best places in the world for dolphin interaction. At Monkey Mia you’ll enjoy a rare up-close encounter with these clever mammals at the daily dolphin feeding experience (subject to appearance). The remainder of this afternoon is yours at leisure. Unwind during a special sunset cruise on picturesque Shark Bay.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 13. Shell Beach, Hamelin Pool, Kalbarri

Travel to Shell Beach, a 60-kilometre beach consisting of billions of tiny white sea shells. Continue to Hamelin Pool to view some of the world’s oldest living fossils, the stromatolites, among the first sources of oxygen on the planet. Later, visit Kalbarri National Park, where around 800 species of wildflowers bloom in the spring.
Stay: Kalbarri Edge Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 14. The Pinnacles, Perth

Travel to Nambung National Park to see the Pinnacles rise out of the sand. Then, return to Perth for a special Farewell Dinner.
Stay: Crowne Plaza Perth
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 15. Depart Perth

Your tour ends today with an airport transfer for your onward flight.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Tour the historic town of York
  • Stay at the beach-side Abbey Beach Resort
  • Enjoy a glass of wine in Margaret River
  • Delight in handmade chocolate bars at Gabriel Chocolate
  • Indulge in the monastery’s culinary offerings in New Norcia
  • Savour a Seafood Dinner at Monkey Mia
  • Stay at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
  • Unwind on a sunset cruise on Shark Bay

Map

Photos

Take a guided tour of Wave Rock on your Travelmarvel Tour.

Click for larger version

Included Experiences

  • 14 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Driver and Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • 24 delicious meals – 14 breakfasts and 10 dinners
  • Airport transfers and porterage

Additional Information

In Albany, Broome, Perth, El Questro and the Kimberley, Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your Western Australia holiday with a range of Optional Experiences. Learn more about enhancing your journey here. 

Optional Experiences must be booked on board your tour/cruise and cannot be pre-booked. Minimum and maximum numbers may apply. Prices available in application.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Please note wildflowers are most prolific during late August to October, however, due to unpredictable weather, sightings are not guaranteed
  • Itinerary effective from April 2017 to March 2018. Tours outside these dates may follow different itinerary – please enquire for details
  • Price is for land only. Flights not included  

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