South West Wildflowers & Rottnest Glamping

10 Day WA Stay & Tour Holiday with $1000 Bonus Value

4 Sep & 9 Oct 22

from $... per Person
Book by June 30, 2022

YOUR HOLIDAY AT A GLANCE
Low Deposit from $199^pp

This trip takes you on an unforgettable adventure through Western Australia. Admire the beautiful wildflowers of Perth, traverse the rugged coastline of Albany and discover the famous Margaret River wine region, visiting the South West region’s most mesmerising natural attractions and charming heritage townships. Complete your holiday with a free and easy glamping experience at Rottnest Island.

Highlights

  • Discover the finest wildflowers around Perth’s best viewing locations
  • Visit historic ANZAC Centre and Whaleworld in Albany
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the rugged coastline stopping at The Gap and Natural Bridge
  • Delight in lunch on a wilderness cruise on the Nornalup Inlet
  • Experience a spectacular Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk
  • Marvel at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet
  • Lose yourself driving through the towering karri trees enveloping Boranup Forest
  • Head underground at Mammoth Cave, home to the fossil remains of megafauna
  • Stroll along Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere
  • Wander around the quaint shops of the Margaret River township
  • Sample the Margaret River region’s local produce, chocolate, wine, beer and cider
  • Uncover the town of Cowaramup, famous for numerous cow statues
  • Savour lunches at a local winery and brewery
  • Explore Rottnest Island in style with glamping at Discovery Parks

Inclusions

  • 5 Nights at Crowne Plaza Perth with breakfast daily and welcome drink
  • 4 Day / 3 Night South West tour visiting the region’s stunning natural attractions with wine and gourmet food tasting experiences, including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Full day Perth Wildflowers tour with lunch
  • 1 Night Rottnest Island Glamping in a Superior Family Tent with ensuite, kitchenette and private deck, including breakfast, return ferry and hotel transfers

Deal Code: MT-60025

YOUR ITINERARY

September Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Perth
Upon arrival, make your own way to the hotel in the city, a breezy 30 minutes from the airport. Perth is celebrated for its beautiful weather, unspoilt coastlines and relaxed outdoor lifestyle. Famous restaurants and award-winning wine regions are right at your fingertips. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Perth or similar.

Day 2: Perth – Albany (B, L, D)
As we travel south towards Albany and the South Coast, encounter the Stirling Ranges which is one of the only major mountain ranges in the southern half of Western Australia. We continue through the Porongorups and stop for a winery lunch with included wine tasting. We travel south to Mount Clarence and the ANZAC Memorial Centre in Albany. Immerse yourself in the ANZAC legend while taking a self-guided tour. Enjoy a scenic drive along the rugged coastline with an early evening check-in at your accommodation. Accommodation: Ibis Styles, Albany or similar.

Day 3: Albany – Pemberton Region (B, L, D)
After breakfast, enjoy coastal sightseeing, visiting The Gap and Natural Bridge. Next, we head to the famous Whaleworld Interpretation Centre for a quick self guided tour. Travelling west to the coastal resort town of Walpole, we join our local guide for a luncheon cruise on the Nornalup Inlet, widely regarded as one of the last great wilderness areas. Next stop is the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk which reaches 40 metres high into the forest canopy. Afterwards head northwest to the Pemberton region for check-in at your accommodation. Accommodation: Karri Valley Resort, Pemberton or similar.

Day 4: Pemberton Region to Margaret River Wine Region (B, L, D)
Early morning, take a short stroll to the majestic Beedelup Falls. Travelling north through the stunning Blackwood Forest we arrive at Augusta. Here we visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. After lunch we travel through Boranup Forest to Mammoth Cave for a guided tour of the large limestone cave, before driving into the township of Margaret River where you will have some free time to visit the quaint shops on the main street. We then pay a visit to Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, before a late afternoon check-in at your accommodation allowing free time to experience the local surroundings. Accommodation: Abbey Beach Resort, Busselton or similar.

Day 5: Margaret River Region to Perth (B, L)
After breakfast, we travel to the quaint town of Cowaramup, famous for its numerous cow statues. We explore local chocolate and gourmet produce factories (time permitting) to enjoy some of their delicious samples and then sample some of the delicious locally produced wine. We then stop for a delicious lunch, and beer and cider tastings at a local brewery. Following lunch, we head to the dramatic coast at Canal Rocks, a beautiful granite outcrop where the ocean has created natural canals. We take a leisurely drive back to Perth arriving early evening. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Perth or similar.

Day 6: Perth Wildflowers Full Day Discovery (B, L)
We visit locations all around the Perth region where we expect to find the finest wildflowers for you to see and smell, monitoring the progress of wildflowers once in season to ensure we minimise travel time. Kings Park is renowned for its guarantee of wildflowers but areas such as Wireless Park, Gingin and Toodyay are also prolific at various times. Our experienced guide will help you identify rare and delicate wildflowers including renowned everlastings, orchids, red and green kangaroo paw, banksias, bottle brush and Western Australia’s most famous orange flowering Christmas trees. During the day at an opportune time, we stop for our included lunch. Our tour concludes at Barrack Street Jetty and hotel drop-offs are not included. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Perth or similar.

Day 7: Perth Free Day (B)
The day is free for you to explore Perth at your own pace. Soak up the amazing outdoors or enjoy a few cold drinks at the thriving metropolis of laneway bars, or wander the nearby city of Fremantle’s winding portside streets. Alternatively, join an optional tour. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Perth or similar.

Optional Swan Valley Wine Cruise – $185 pp – must be pre-booked
Make your own way to Pier 3 Barrack St Jetty for a relaxing cruise up the Swan Valley. Take in the beautiful scenery and be treated to a delicious two-course lunch from prestigious Sandalford Estate following an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and special tasting of six premium wines. Live entertainment, morning tea, coffee, baked muffins and dessert on the return cruise are included.

Day 8: Perth – Rottnest Island Glamping (B)
Enjoy a pick up from your hotel to Barrack Street Jetty for a ferry to Rottnest Island. The day is free for you to enjoy stylish glamping at Discovery – Rottnest Island. The property is set amongst the dunes behind one of the most picturesque locations on the Island – Pinky Beach. Pinky’s Beach Club is the ideal place to watch the sunset, meet friends, and enjoy locally-inspired food and cocktails all day. Accommodation: Discovery – Rottnest Island, Superior Family Tent or similar

Day 9: Rottnest Island – Perth (B)
The morning is free at leisure. Rottnest Island’s unique natural attractions, fun activities and amazing walking trails make it Western Australia’s premier island destination all year round. This afternoon, take a ferry returning to Perth and enjoy a drop off to your hotel. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Perth or similar.

Day 10: Depart Perth (B)
After one final breakfast, enjoy free time (flight time permitting) before making your own way to the airport.


October Itinerary~

Day 1: Arrive Perth
Upon arrival, make your own way to the hotel in the city, a breezy 30 minutes from the airport. Perth is celebrated for its beautiful weather, unspoilt coastlines and relaxed outdoor lifestyle. Famous restaurants and award-winning wine regions are right at your fingertips. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Perth or similar.

Day 2: Perth – Albany (B, L, D)
As we travel south towards Albany and the South Coast, encounter the Stirling Ranges which is one of the only major mountain ranges in the southern half of Western Australia. We continue through the Porongorups and stop for a winery lunch with included wine tasting. We travel south to Mount Clarence and the ANZAC Memorial Centre in Albany. Immerse yourself in the ANZAC legend while taking a self-guided tour. Enjoy a scenic drive along the rugged coastline with an early evening check-in at your accommodation. Accommodation: Ibis Styles, Albany or similar.

Day 3: Albany – Pemberton Region (B, L, D)
After breakfast, enjoy coastal sightseeing, visiting The Gap and Natural Bridge. Next, we head to the famous Whaleworld Interpretation Centre for a quick self guided tour. Travelling west to the coastal resort town of Walpole, we join our local guide for a luncheon cruise on the Nornalup Inlet, widely regarded as one of the last great wilderness areas. Next stop is the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk which reaches 40 metres high into the forest canopy. Afterwards head northwest to the Pemberton region for check-in at your accommodation. Accommodation: Karri Valley Resort, Pemberton or similar.

Day 4: Pemberton Region to Margaret River Wine Region (B, L, D)
Early morning, take a short stroll to the majestic Beedelup Falls. Travelling north through the stunning Blackwood Forest we arrive at Augusta. Here we visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. After lunch we travel through Boranup Forest to Mammoth Cave for a guided tour of the large limestone cave, before driving into the township of Margaret River where you will have some free time to visit the quaint shops on the main street. We then pay a visit to Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, before a late afternoon check-in at your accommodation allowing free time to experience the local surroundings. Accommodation: Abbey Beach Resort, Busselton or similar.

Day 5: Margaret River Region to Perth (B, L)
After breakfast, we travel to the quaint town of Cowaramup, famous for its numerous cow statues. We explore local chocolate and gourmet produce factories (time permitting) to enjoy some of their delicious samples and then sample some of the delicious locally produced wine. We then stop for a delicious lunch, and beer and cider tastings at a local brewery. Following lunch, we head to the dramatic coast at Canal Rocks, a beautiful granite outcrop where the ocean has created natural canals. We take a leisurely drive back to Perth arriving early evening. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Perth or similar.

Day 6: Perth – Rottnest Island Glamping (B)
Enjoy a pick up from your hotel to Barrack Street Jetty for a ferry to Rottnest Island. The day is free for you to enjoy stylish glamping at Discovery – Rottnest Island. The property is set amongst the dunes behind one of the most picturesque locations on the Island – Pinky Beach. Pinky’s Beach Club is the ideal place to watch the sunset, meet friends, and enjoy locally-inspired food and cocktails all day. Accommodation: Discovery – Rottnest Island, Superior Family Tent or similar

Day 7: Rottnest Island – Perth (B)
The morning is free at leisure. Rottnest Island’s unique natural attractions, fun activities and amazing walking trails make it Western Australia’s premier island destination all year round. This afternoon, take a ferry returning to Perth and enjoy a drop off to your hotel. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Perth or similar.

Day 8: Perth Free Day (B)
The day is free for you to explore Perth at your own pace. Soak up the amazing outdoors or enjoy a few cold drinks at the thriving metropolis of laneway bars, or wander the nearby city of Fremantle’s winding portside streets. Alternatively, join an optional tour. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Perth or similar.

Optional Swan Valley Wine Cruise – $185 pp – must be pre-booked
Make your own way to Pier 3 Barrack St Jetty for a relaxing cruise up the Swan Valley. Take in the beautiful scenery and be treated to a delicious two-course lunch from prestigious Sandalford Estate following an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and special tasting of six premium wines. Live entertainment, morning tea, coffee, baked muffins and dessert on the return cruise are included.

Day 9: Perth Wildflowers Discovery (B, L)
We visit locations all around the Perth region where we expect to find the finest wildflowers for you to see and smell, monitoring the progress of wildflowers once in season to ensure we minimise travel time. Kings Park is renowned for its guarantee of wildflowers but areas such as Wireless Park, Gingin and Toodyay are also prolific at various times. Our experienced guide will help you identify rare and delicate wildflowers including renowned everlastings, orchids, red and green kangaroo paw, banksias, bottle brush and Western Australia’s most famous orange flowering Christmas trees. During the day at an opportune time, we stop for our included lunch. Our tour concludes at Barrack Street Jetty and hotel drop-offs are not included. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Perth or similar.

Day 10: Depart Perth (B)
After one final breakfast, enjoy free time (flight time permitting) before making your own way to the airport.


~The order of the September and October itineraries differ from day 6 to day 9. The inclusions are identical.

VALID FOR TRAVEL
4 September 2022
9 October 2022

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Exclusions
Flights, airport and other transfers not stated, meals not stated, drinks on meals, optional tours, travel insurance and anything not explicitly listed under inclusions are at your own expense.

^Low Deposit
A low initial deposit of $199 per person is required to secure your booking.
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
The final balance will be due 3 months before departure.

Pricing
Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise.

Solo Occupancy
Solo occupancy is not available.

Triple Share
Triple share is not available.

Extend Your Stay
Perth pre or post tour accommodation with breakfast: From $250 per room per night, on request and subject to availability.

Child Policy
Children under 4 years of age are not permitted. Children 4 years and above pay the adult price.

Optional Tours
Optional tours must be pre-booked before the final balance due date. See itinerary for more information.

Booking Confirmation
Due to high demand and limited availability of these special rates, bookings are not confirmed until confirmation is sent; usually within 48 hours.

Book With Confidence
If you are unable to travel due to government restrictions or supplier cancellations, we will waive our administration fee and assist with a date change or credit less any unrecoverable third-party costs. Credits are subject to supplier conditions and fare differences may apply upon rebooking.

Amendment Fees
Each amendment incurs a $55 per person administration fee.
Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

Cancellation Fees
Cancellation after initial deposit: $150 per person plus applicable third-party supplier fees.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

COVID-19 Restrictions
It is the customer’s responsibility to check the country of departure and country of arrival’s COVID-19 restrictions. Our third party supplier partners (e.g. airlines, cruise lines, accommodation and touring operators etc) may also have additional restrictions. It is the customer’s responsibility to check that all travellers in your party also meet all requirements. The situation is fluid and as such country and state entry requirements, along with third party supplier requirements, are changing frequently. All travellers must comply with their final destination’s immigration and health requirements.

Vaccinations
All guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel onboard the train. Health requirements are the responsibility of all individual travellers. Should any mandatory quarantine or testing be required, this will be at your own expense and for you to arrange. Please be advised that any costs for these requirements will be at your own expense. Our consultants are not qualified to advise you on vaccinations. Please contact your doctor or a specialist vaccination clinic for advice.

Fitness Requirements
A low to moderate level of fitness is required. You will be expected to alight from the coach, cruise and ferry on your own accord.

Baggage Limit
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg, superseding any other baggage allowance. A maximum of one piece of baggage per person will be delivered to and from the Discovery – Rottnest Island resort.

Dietary
Please notify us of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.

Perth Wildflowers Tour
Whilst the slope, soils and ancient granite outcrops of the Darling Escarpment are traditionally the ideal habitat and location to view wildflowers, profusion varies daily and is dependent on sunshine. This tour highlights individual species and not carpets or fields of flowers, which are found 500 kilometres north of Perth. The tour concludes at Barrack Street Jetty and hotel drop-offs are not included.

Hotel Accommodation
Every effort will be made to accommodate you in the hotels and properties listed. In the unforeseen event that the listed hotels are not available, properties of similar standard will be provided. All hotel ratings are local or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise specified.

Minimum Numbers
The operation of the tours, ferries and cruises are subject to availability and minimum group sizes. If they do not operate, you will be offered a credit.

Itinerary
The operating schedule and itinerary may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation.

Documentation
Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

Force Majeure
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

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