The 6 Day tour that combines the Golden West with the South West! This part of Western Australia is stunning and combines the heart of the central wheat belt with the coastal attractions, National Parks including Cape Le Grand with awesome bush walks and inspiring coastal walks!
What's Included:-Travel in air-conditioned mini coach with a max 18 passengers -All meals -All accommodation (If the weather is inclement the guide may suggest to the group to stop in an accommodated premises– NOTE: this will be an additional cost) -All camping equipment (Sleeping Bag Hire $20) -All national park entry fees -Overnight camping fees -Activities
Highlights in the tour:-Wave Rock -Cape Le Grand National Park, Frenchman's Peak -Koomal Dreaming Aboriginal Culture Experience -Ngilgi Cave -Margaret River Region
Meals:We offer plenty of variety and do our best to provide fresh produce - PLEASE let us know of any special dietary requirements. We also recommend to our passengers who may have a difficult diet to cater for to bring some of their own preferred foods for the journey
Camping:Our tours are camping adventures and participation and involvement is required from our passengers. Accommodation on tour is a mixture of national parks, campgrounds, bush camps (no facilities). When camping, we use individual swags provided by Nullarbor Traveller. (Our wet weather option is 3 person dome tents shared by a maximum of 2 people per tent)
What to bring:Personal belongings, sleeping bag, torch, rainproof jacket, walking shoes, swimmers and towel, water bottle, insect repellent, hat, and sunscreen. Bags are restricted to 1x 15kg backpack/soft travel bag per person, plus one small piece of hand luggage.
Maximum Number18 Passengers
Day 1 Perth to Fitzgerald River National Park
Our adventure begins as we travel East over the Darling Ranges. After a morning break at the historic township of York we continue our journey south.Our lunch stop will be at Wave Rock, where there is the opportunity to have a look at this amazing rock formation. After lunch we drive further south to our camp near the coast of the Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognized world biosphere reserve with plenty of beautiful beaches and rugged coastline.
Our evening meal and overnight accommodation is with a fascinating person, Mary Richardson, who will explain how she built her straw house, manages a tea house while providing a feast of nature’s own foods and bush foods from the district.
Tonight we camp at Mary’s place. There are only toilet facilities.(LD)
Day 2/3 Fitzgerald River National Park to Cape le Grand
After a morning drive along the coast we arrive into Esperance with time to have a look around. The town is still remote but once you see the magnificent surrounds of the granite, bush and beach you can only wonder for how much longer this area can keep its quaint charm. Get set for some of Australia's most beautiful scenery. This area of Western Australia has no less than 9 National Parks, which is testament to its beauty and uniqueness. We take in the most spectacular of all, Cape Le Grand National Park. Stunning blue seas mix with powder white beaches and secluded bays allow for stops and swims in what can only be described as a nature lover’s paradise.
A short drive brings us to the Cape Le Grand National Park where we set up camp only meters from a picture postcard beach. The afternoon is free to explore this stunning coastal park with its white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. A late afternoon hike up the granite formation known as“Frenchman Peak” rewards you with stunning views of the bay and islands of the Recherche Archipelago.
This area is too spectacular to experience in one afternoon so we have a full free day for you to take in some hikes, go swimming or relax at the beach. You might even encounter a kangaroo on the beach - it doesn't get any more Aussie than that!
Tonight we camp at Cape Le Grand National Park. There are toilet and shower facilities.(BLD)
Day 4 Stirling Ranges
Today we head to the Stirling Ranges to explore the Central South/West of Western Australia. Leaving the aptly named Lucky Bay behind, you'll be pleased to know that you haven't used up all your luck. More gorgeous country is in front of us and your guide will pick a fabulous stop for a hike on the way, this part of WA has variety of different eco systems and each has something special to offer.
We leave the day flexible as to which park we will visit depending on the time of year and wether. We might seek out an abundance of wildflowers in the spring or a forested area with flowing rivers and waterfalls in the heat of the summer. Everywhere has its greatness at some point in the year and that is where we will take you whatever time you choose to travel.
Tonight we camp in a private camping ground in the Stirling Ranges. There are toilets and shower facilities.(BLD)
Day 5 South West of Western Australia
See the Western Australia’s version of the Great Ocean Road by seeing how the waves have an artistry all of their own when it comes to sculpture of the coast. Nature has down its amazing best on the coastline nearby Albany sculpting the granite into incredible formations that will have you reaching for your camera time and again. The Natural Bridge and The Gap are just two of the highlights.
Towering old growth forests once dominated the landscape of the South West and we get high in the treetops to explore this beautiful eco system. The tingle forests once dominated this area. Their ability to grow hugely tall and amazingly straight made them targets for the emerging timber industry. Thankfully many areas are now protected after a long and bitter struggle between conservation and economic factors and you get to experience the majesty of the forest in the Valley of the Giants. We take a tree top walk through the canopy of these huge trees almost 60m up in the air.
Tonight we camp. There are toilets and shower facilities.(BLD)
Day 6 Perth
We finish our 4000km road trip by heading up the Western coast via Yallingup in the Margaret River region. Yallingup is a surfer’s paradise with strong but manageable waves that are a couple of sizes smaller than the death defying monsters of its nearby Margaret River cousin. The tiny town is bordered by National Park meaning it has managed to keep its tiny town feel.
Surf is not the only reason this area is famed however. Wine and caves are the other big attractions and we visit one of the big show caves of the region to get the low-down on the underground world. See the crystalline features of the stalagmites and stalactites up close and personal. We then get some insight from real experts on the country, the local Aboriginal people. This is a great opportunity to find out about the changes that have happened in the local environment and get a totally different perspective on the culture of the South West.
We recommend that you book a night for yourself in Perth tonight as although there are no formal activities planned it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the big journey together over a few drinks and meal. There is no accommodation this night.(BL)
Departs: 7.00am from the Wellington Street Bus Station in Perth.
Pick up can be arranged from inner city hostels and hotels by prior arrangement. Tours depart on Sundays.
Returns: 7.00pm on Fridays in Perth
This is a peak season tour and only operates between December and March.
-Dec 11th, 18th& 25th 2011
-Jan 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd& 29th 2012
-Feb 5th, 12th, 19th& 26th 2012
-Mar 4th, 11th, 18th& 25th 2012
-Apr 1th 2012
-Dec 9th, 16th, 23rd& 30th 2012
-Jan 6th, 13th, 20th& 27th 2013
-Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th& 24th 2013
-Mar 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th& 31st 2013
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