This leisurely fly-drive of Western Australia’s south western corner takes you from the sunny city of Perth to the plentiful vineyards of the Margaret River.
This leisurely fly-drive of Western Australia’s south western corner takes you from the sunny city of Perth to the plentiful vineyards of the Margaret River. You’ll then continue via Pemberton, a town of towering Karri trees, to Albany which boasts a rugged coastline with a dramatic whaling and convict heritage. From Albany head back to Perth.
Day 1 Perth
On arrival in Perth you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.
Perth is Australia’s sunniest city and is well stocked with fabulous restaurants, interesting shops and uber cool vibe. Kings Park is a refreshing green space whilst the beautiful wineries of the Swan Valley are just a short drive away. Car- free Rottnest Island has beautiful beaches, idyllic swimming spots and is home to the quokka, a mini marsupial found only in WA.
Days 2-3 Margaret River
The Margaret River is an easy drive from Perth, with plenty of extraordinarily scenic places to stop off along the way. Take a dolphin-spotting cruise at Bunbury or stretch your legs in Busselton with a stroll to the end of the longest timber piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. You have 2 nights here and you’ll be completely spoilt for choice when it comes to the world-class wine, boutique breweries, art galleries and artisan food producers that make this region home. Alternatively, spend a day walking the coastline on the Cape to Cape track; the beaches are pretty special!
Day 4 Pemberton
This is in the heart of karri tree country thus you’ll spend a lot of time with your head tilted skywards. It’s easy to explore off the beaten track with plenty of hiking trails. As you drive towards Albany make a stop at Walpole and The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk, suspended 38m above the forest floor.
Days 5-6 Albany
Albany marks the spot where European settlers first set foot in Western Australia and their legacy remains very much in evidence today. For stunning coastal views head to the Torndirrup National Park, the area is good for whale spotting between May and October as well.
Day 7 Perth
From Albany head back to Perth, or if you’ve more time available, carry on southwards to Esperance, a beach and nature lovers dream and then inland to Kalgoorlie, heart of Western Australia’s gold rush.
Day 8 Departure
Hotels on a room only basis unless otherwise stated
Private arrival transfer in Perth
This fly-drive tour can be tailor-made to your own requirements
Please note: At certain times of the year a 2 night stay is required at Karri Valley.