Duration
19 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
22 Sep 2019
Destination
Australia

As you travel the southern regions of Western Australia and across the Nullarbor—one of this country’s epic road journeys—you’ll appreciate a land of contrasts. See the beauty in the colourful accents of wildflowers, stark landscapes and enormous mines.


HIGHLIGHTS
  • Flights included from Brisbane & The Hunter
  • Journey across the Nullarbor, Australia’s longest straight road
  • See the brilliant display of heath and wildflowers in Kalbarri National Park

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis
Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*
Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney
Flights
51 quality meals
Entries and attractions as shown
Modern luxury tour coach
Traveller’s Refund Guarantee
Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Director
Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

TRAVEL DATE
  • 22 Sep 2019

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Home – Fremantle
  • Day 2: Perth – Cervantes
  • Day 3: Cervantes – Kalbarri
  • Day 4: Kalbarri – Geraldton
  • Day 5: Geraldton – Fremantle
  • Day 6: Fremantle – Margaret River
  • Day 7: Margaret River
  • Day 8: Margaret River – Albany
  • Day 9: Albany – Whale World and Sightseeing
  • Day 10: Albany – Esperence
  • Day 11: Esperance Experience
  • Day 12: Esperance – Hyden
  • Day 13: Hyden – Kalgoorlie
  • Day 14: Kalgoorlie – Cocklebiddy
  • Day 15: Cocklebiddy – Ceduna
  • Day 16: Ceduna – Port Augusta
  • Day 17: Port Augusta – Wentworth
  • Day 18: Wentworth – Wagga Wagga
  • Day 19: Wagga Wagga – Sydney – Home
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Fremantle: Rydges Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
  • Cervantes: Cervantes Pinnacles Motel
  • Kalbarri: Kalbarri Beach Resort
  • Geraldton: Ibis Styles Geraldton
  • Fremantle: Comfort Inn – Grange on Farrelly
  • Albany: Dog Rock Motel
  • Esperence: Bayview Motel
  • Hyden: Wave Rock Motel
  • Kalgoorlie: Quality Inn Railway
  • Cocklebiddy: Cocklebiddy Wedgetail Inn
  • Ceduna: Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel
  • Port Augusta: Standpipe Golf Motor Inn
  • Wentworth: Wentworth Grande Resort
  • Wagga Wagga: International Hotel Wagga Wagga

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FINE PRINT 
  • Departure Date: 22 Sep 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • A door to door service is offered on tours where a passenger lives (or is joining the tour) in the Greater Brisbane Area and “Taxi Home Pickup and Return*” is listed under the inclusions on the individual itinerary. The area covers anywhere from Bribie Island in the north, Ipswich and surrounds in the west to Jacobs Well in the south. A door to door service may be available to passengers outside of these areas (at an additional cost); please speak to our staff at time of booking if you would like further information.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the My Discoveries Booking Guarantee applies. The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Excludes: travel insurance, Items of a personal nature, Meals not mentioned

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1

Home – Fremantle

Fly to Perth where you will be met at the airport before a short town tour and then check into your motel in Fremantle, a short walk from the marina. Meals: Dinner
2

Perth – Cervantes

Travel northward to Cervantes via the Swan Valley, studded with orchards and vineyards. Patches of floral colour decorate the side of the road, made up of lambs tails, smoke bush, grevilleas and kangaroo paw. The first stop will be New Norcia, a piece of old Spain built in the Western Australian bush by Spanish Benedictine Monks. Visit the famous Pinnacles of Nambung National Park—unique spikes of limestone ranging in size from slivers to giant columns. Stop at Lake Thetis to view stromatolites, the oldest form of life on earth. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3

Cervantes – Kalbarri

Continue north through the crayfishing towns of Port Denison and Dongara to Greenough, a National Trust classified town. Take a break in Geraldton before visiting the craft shops of Northampton and taking the coastal route to Kalbarri. Pass by convict ruins, beta-carotene lakes and spectacular coastal scenery as Kalbarri nears. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4

Kalbarri – Geraldton

Visit Kalbarri National Park, famous for its brilliant display of heath and wildflowers. From Hawks Head Lookout there are spectacular views over the Murchison Gorge. Re-enter Geraldton via its harbour with huge grain loading facilities and rock lobster fleets. After lunch, tour the Maritime Museum with artefacts from Dutch Shipwrecks and the Batavia. A town tour will include the memorial to HMAS Sydney. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5

Geraldton – Fremantle

Follow the wildflower trail inland via Mingenew and Moora in search of the elusive wreath flower. Wildflowers line the sides of the roads through wheat-belt towns. You have the chance to photograph beautiful natural floral displays, before returning to Perth. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6

Fremantle – Margaret River

Follow the coastline to Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. The village of Cowaramup is our next stop to visit the Candy Cow sweet shop and taste their fudge, honey crunch and nougat. Next explore the Margaret River Chocolate Company and the Margaret River Dairy Company, sampling their products before arriving at the motel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
7

Margaret River

Visit Augusta and the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Sample Margaret River’s famous wines at Watershed Winery and visit Eagle Heritage Raptor Centre, the largest collection of native raptors in Australia.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8

Margaret River – Albany

Drive through vineyards, farms, wildflowers and magnificent karri forests on your way to the timber town of Pemberton. Stop to climb the enormous Gloucester Tree or enjoy a bushwalk. Continue through Walpole to the Valley of Giants Tree Top Walk, a 400m long bridge suspended 40m above the forest floor. The Ancient Empire Forest Walk among the old tingle trees completes the visit in this magical place Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
9

Albany – Whale World and Sightseeing

Take a guided tour of Whale World, Australia’s last whaling station that ceased operations in 1978 and is now a museum. Experience the spectacular coastline of King George’s Sound on your visit to the Natural Bridge. Visit the Mount Romance Sandalwood Factory where fine cosmetics and great muscle rub creams are made. After lunch, tour the oldest settlement in WA and visit Mount Clarence, with its War Memorial Lookout. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10

Albany – Esperence

Travel through rich grazing and cereal crop farms to the Stirling Ranges where Bluff Knoll Lookout provides outstanding views of Western Australia’s highest peaks. Orchids, myrtles, flowering mallee and the unique Southern Cross Flowers blossoming here will delight wildflower enthusiasts. Arrive in Ravensthorpe, where it is mid-season for wildflowers. This afternoon follow the South Coast Highway through the stunning coastal scenery around Hopetoun and the township of Esperance, a commercial and service centre for the local farming district. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
11

Esperance Experience

After breakfast this morning we board a cruiser for a half day tour of the Bay of Isles. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as the Cape Barron Geese and sea lions. Purchase your own lunch in Esperance before taking a beautiful tour of Esperance, including panoramic views over the Recherche Archipelago, the Wind Farm and Pink Lake. Tonight perhaps try one of the local restaurants for dinner. Meals: Breakfast
12

Esperance – Hyden

Travelling through Ravensthorpe to Lake King, be on the lookout for pink lakes and the elusive pink and green skirted Qualup Bell flower and various orchids. After lunch, continue on to Hyden and visit the Lace Showroom, a collection of lace, antique gowns and wedding dresses. Later, take a guided walk around the incredible Wave Rock, eroded and shaped over 2.7 billion years ago. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
13

Hyden – Kalgoorlie

Today we head cross country to Southern Cross; this trip passes by Skeleton Rocks and the edge of Jilbadji NP, where you can be on the lookout for more wildflowers. Arrive at Coolgardie mid-afternoon, visiting the Goldfields Exhibition Museum, before continuing to Kalgoorlie where our town tour takes in the Kalgoorlie Super Pit, one of Australia’s largest open cut gold mines. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
14

Kalgoorlie – Cocklebiddy

Turn south to Norseman then east towards Balladonia, the town where the orbiting US Skylab disintegrated upon re-entry and showered the town with debris. After lunch, travel the longest stretch of straight road in the world and tonight experience the stars and silence of the Nullarbor Plain. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
15

Cocklebiddy – Ceduna

Leave Cocklebiddy and head towards Eucla and visit the Old Telegraph Station. At times the road approaches the cliff along the Great Australian Bight. The mid-point today is at the Nullarbor township, with arrival into Ceduna late afternoon for dinner and our overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
16

Ceduna – Port Augusta

At Kimba, the town halfway across Australia, stop for a photograph and to look at local jade jewellery. Look out for the famous Big Galah as we travel on to Port Augusta, the city at the crossroads of Australia. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
17

Port Augusta – Wentworth

Travel through three different states today via the Lower Flinders Ranges with lunch at Morgan South Australia, once a very busy river port town, before crossing into the citrus region of Mildura, Victoria. We then cross the Murray River and arrive at the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers at Wentworth New South Wales. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
18

Wentworth – Wagga Wagga

Join the Sturt Highway through to Balranald and then stop at Hay for lunch, before arriving in Wagga Wagga for the last wonderful night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
19

Wagga Wagga – Sydney – Home

Travel the Hume Highway stopping for lunch near Goulburn. At Sydney we bid farewell to our Queensland passengers at the airport for their flight home, while the coach continues on to the Hunter. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Why is this tour good for MyDiscoveries Customers? As you travel the southern regions of Western Australia and across the Nullarbor—one of this country’s epic road journeys—you’ll appreciate a land of contrasts. See the beauty in the colourful accents of wildflowers, stark landscapes and enormous mines. Spend some time in Perth, the Southern Forests, Margaret River and Albany, before climbing Wave  Rock and crossing the Nullarbor, watching for whales in the Bight.
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Weather Australia is a large continent and as a result, weather varies depending on the state and location. September is a transition season for Australia and spring turns into summer and brings warmer weather.
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Taxi Home Pickup and Return* A door to door service is offered on tours where a passenger lives (or is joining the tour) in the Greater Brisbane Area and “Taxi Home Pickup and Return*” is listed under the inclusions on the individual itinerary. The area covers anywhere from Bribie Island in the north, Ipswich and surrounds in the west to Jacobs Well in the south. A door to door service may be available to passengers outside of these areas (at an additional cost); please speak to our staff at time of booking if you would like further information.
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