A Journey to the West

6 Nights

Perth

From the renowned vineyards of surfing mecca Margaret River to the endearing native quokkas on Rottnest Island and the laid-back, historic cities of Perth and Fremantle, this Inspiring Journey has much to offer the discerning traveller. Beautiful accommodation along the way adds much to your experience.

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Highlights

  • Discover magnificent Rottnest Island and the sights of Perth, taking in beautiful Kings Park
  • Explore Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife sanctuary and walk the length of the historic Busselton Jetty
  • Learn about local Indigenous culture and bush tucker at Cape Naturaliste
  • Take a locally guided walking tour through historic Fremantle
  • Enjoy some of Australia’s best wines in Margaret River
  • Stay in luxury at the InterContinental Perth and beautiful boutique regional accommodation
  • Day 1 - Welcome to Perth
  • Day 2 - Perth
  • Day 3 - Perth - Margaret River
  • Day 4 - Margaret River
  • Day 5 - Margaret River - Rottnest Island
  • Day 6 - Rottnest Island - Fremantle
  • Day 7 - Farewell from Fremantle
  • Additional Information

On arrival in the thriving Western Australian capital, take some time to relax or explore independently. You may like to take a stroll to the nearby Swan Bells, a set of 18 bells arrayed in a stunning modernist 82½ metre-high copper and glass campanile. Enjoy canapés and local wines as you get to know your Journey Director and travelling companions at a Welcome Reception this evening at your hotel.

Meals Included: Ro

InterContinental Perth City Centre

Wrap yourself in layers of luxury found along the King Street precinct, admire the elegant 20th century architecture or explore the charming laneways just waiting to be discovered. This is life at InterContinental Perth City Centre; a place where sophistication is balanced with comfort and a rich heritage of global excellence is tailored with local cultural wisdom. Inside, feel the warmth of a personalised welcome, memorable dining experiences and a residential design.

After a leisurely breakfast visit Elizabeth Quay, where the city meets the Swan River, and Yagan Square, one of the city’s most popular community, meeting and celebration places. Then explore beautiful Kings Park, the jewel in the city’s crown. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city further at your own pace. Tonight you’ll dine in Perth’s premier historical, cultural and dining precinct, the State Buildings.

Meals Included: B dw

InterContinental Perth City Centre

Wrap yourself in layers of luxury found along the King Street precinct, admire the elegant 20th century architecture or explore the charming laneways just waiting to be discovered. This is life at InterContinental Perth City Centre; a place where sophistication is balanced with comfort and a rich heritage of global excellence is tailored with local cultural wisdom. Inside, feel the warmth of a personalised welcome, memorable dining experiences and a residential design.

En route to the world-renowned Margaret River wine region today, you’ll discover the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of Penguin Island in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Cruise Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife sanctuary to see dolphins, penguins, sea lions and a myriad of sea-birds, then journey south to historic Busselton Jetty. Enjoy a walk on the beautifully-restored 150-year-old construction, or ride the small train to the end, 1.8 kilometres from the shore. Check in to your 5-star accommodation set on the turquoise waters of Bunker Bay, and dine at the Other Side of the Moon restaurant, named after one of the popular local surf breaks.

Meals Included: B dw

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River

Nestled on the white sands of Bunker Bay, 5-star Pullman Bunker Bay Resort boasts an absolute beachfront location with 150 luxuriously appointed bungalow-style villas in contemporary Australian architectural style. Villas offer beach access via boardwalks through immaculately landscaped grounds and are complemented by award-winning world class dining and recreation facilities.The resort is one of the largest conference and event venues in the South West of Western Australia.

A Welcome to Country ceremony begins your Indigenous experience at Cape Naturaliste, where a local guide will escort you on a short walk in the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse precinct. See the land through the eyes of an Indigenous custodian, and experience an artefact interpretation and didgeridoo demonstration. Then drive along peaceful vineyard-lined roads to a Margaret River winery and take a guided walk through the vines. A Local Dining Experience follows at a degustation lunch with matching wines. In the afternoon you’ll explore more of the region, and have the opportunity to spend time in the quaint town of Margaret River before returning to your hotel.

Included: Breakfast and Local Dining Experience

Meals Included: Half Board

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River

Nestled on the white sands of Bunker Bay, 5-star Pullman Bunker Bay Resort boasts an absolute beachfront location with 150 luxuriously appointed bungalow-style villas in contemporary Australian architectural style. Villas offer beach access via boardwalks through immaculately landscaped grounds and are complemented by award-winning world class dining and recreation facilities.The resort is one of the largest conference and event venues in the South West of Western Australia.

Leaving the rolling wine country behind you, journey up the beautiful southwest coastline towards Fremantle. Board your ferry for the short crossing to magnificent Rottnest Island. The island was separated from the mainland around 7,000 years ago when sea-levels rose, and human artefacts dating back at least 30,000 years have been found there. The sandy beaches, abundant marine life and friendly wildlife on Rottnest will delight you. The endearing quokka, a small kangaroo-like mammal, is native to the island, where all plants and animals are protected by law. Settle in to your eco glamping tent, and watch the sun set this evening from a nearby dune.

Meals Included: B dw

Pinky's Eco Retreat, Rottnest Island

Nestled behind the dunes of the iconic Pinky Beach, one of the most relaxed and breathtaking coastal locations in Australia, Discovery Rottnest Island is an eco-resort with a difference.As the first low impact glamping experience on Rottnest Island, we value enrichment, connection and minimal impact.Sleep (almost) under the stars in a luxury eco-tent, explore boardwalks through the sand dunes to Pinky’s Beach Club and laze by the resort pool.With sweeping views across the The Basin, and the city just visible on the horizon, you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle.It is a place where you can re-imagine the great Australian family holiday, disconnect from the world, enjoy freedom, space and discover what really matters.

Wake up to the serenity of this natural paradise and enjoy a leisurely start to the day. Later this morning, take a guided coach tour of some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations, and learn about the island’s diverse flora, fauna and history. This afternoon, cruise back to seaside Fremantle and, after taking some time to relax at your hotel, meet your fellow travellers for a Celebration Dinner.

Included: Breakfast and Celebration Dinner

Meals Included: Half Board

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

From the moment you arrive in the sweeping driveway of the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle you will feel the relaxation of being out of the hustle of a major CBD with the comfort of staying at a Rydges 4 1/2 star hotel. During your stay you have full use of the resort-style leisure facilities. Take a dip in one of our two outdoor, heated swimming pools surrounded by tropical gardens or try out our fitness centre. You'll be spoilt with two restaurants - the Atrium Garden Restaurant buffet and The Harbour Master and two bars including Marine Lounge Bar and the Ball & Chain. The Esplanade Hotel - by Rydges is ideally located in the heart of cosmopolitan Fremantle within walking distance to famous markets, museums, art galleries, Fishing Boat Harbour, beaches, unique shops, nightlife, restaurants and bars.

Join a local expert guide this morning for a walking tour of historic Fremantle, known for its maritime past and Victorian architecture. Gain unique insights into the past, present and future of the port city, and enjoy its wealth of well-preserved and restored architectural buildings, many of which were convict-built during the colonial era. Your Inspiring Journey comes to an end later this morning when you’re transferred by private car to Perth Airport for your onward flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Flight Information


Day 1: Flight to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Perth Airport
Day 7: Flights to depart after 1pm Domestic or 3pm International from Perth Airport

Flights are not included in the holiday price.