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Wonders Of Western Australia

20 Days

$9350 Per Person

Single Supplement $2344

8th September 2024

The “Wonders of Western Australia: A Wildflower Spectacular” tour captures the diverse natural beauty of Western Australia.

This tour offers an in-depth exploration of Western Australia’s rich history, unique geological features, and the dazzling wildflower displays, making it a memorable experience for nature and adventure enthusiasts.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Sunday 8th Sept 2024 - Perth City Sights

This morning we make our way to Tullamarine Airport for our flight to Perth. On arrival, we are met by our coach and begin with an introductory tour, including the Botanical Gardens and Kings Park, where we enjoy the panoramic views of the city across the Swan River. We settle in for Our Overnight Stay at the lovely Hyatt Regency Perth.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 – Monday 9th - New Norcia – Geraldton

This morning we make our way to New Norcia a charming town influenced by the Spanish Settlers. We visit the Benedictine Museum, with its priceless treasures. Travel to Geraldton, where we settle in for our Two Nights at the Ocean Centre Hotel, Geraldton.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Tuesday 10th - Wildflowers Day

A full day devoted to discovering the Best of Western Australia’s Wildflowers. Western Australian Wildflowers appear in different areas each year we wait and choose the best areas for you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 – Wednesday 11th - Pinnacles - Perth

We make our way to the amazing Pinnacles, a moonscape of coloured quartz with fantastic limestone pillars. Be sure to bring your camera. We then return to the Hyatt Regency, Perth for the Next Three Nights, with time to freshen up before dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 – Thursday 12th - Rottnest Island

An exciting day awaits as we board the Rottnest Express, enjoy a Swan River Cruise, tour of Rottnest Island with lunch included. This afternoon we return to Perth with time to freshen up before dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Friday 13th Fremantle – Afternoon at leisure

This morning we explore Fremantle and then visit the Maritime Museum before returning to Perth for an afternoon at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 – Saturday 14th - Perth - Augusta

Leaving Perth this morning we make our way South to Australind where visit the Australind Wood Carving Museum. Tour Bunbury stopping at Apex Lookout for a perfect view over the whole city. Continue onto the charming town of Busselton where we enjoy a train ride on the famous Busselton Jetty. We travel to the famous Margaret River wine area for our Overnight Stay at the Comfort Inn Grange on Farrelly, Margaret River.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 – Sunday 15th Margaret River – Manjimup

An exciting day ahead as we visit Cape Leeuwin, the most South-Westerly point of Australia where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Visit the Leeuwin Lighthouse surrounded by pristine beaches and roaring oceans. Travel to Pemberton, where we enjoy a short ride on the historic Tramway, before continuing onto Manjimup, stopping at the famous Diamond Tree Tower. We settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Kingsley Motel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 – Monday 16th - South West Coast - Albany

An interesting and unique day as we visit the Timber and Heritage Park before travelling the South Western Highway into the Walpole / Nornalup National Park, a magnificent virgin forest abundant with Karri, Jarrah and Giant Tinglewood Trees towering majestically over the wildflower countryside. We visit the Valley of the Giants and experience the Tree Top Walk. Continue along the South West Coast to the picturesque town of Denmark, then onto Albany. We settle in for the Next Three Nights at the Ace Motor Inn, Albany.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 – Tuesday 17th Albany - Afternoon at Leisure

This morning we tour Albany and visit the Whaling Station Museum, an industry of the past. This afternoon we visit the Mount Romance Sandalwood Factory for a tour. Return to the motel with time to freshen up before dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 – Wednesday 18th - Whale Watching Cruise

A real highlight today as we explore the coast off Albany. Enjoy a whale Watching Cruise with full commentary while cruising around King George and Princess Royal Harbour. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 – Thursday 19th Albany – Wave Rock

Today we travel through the Stirling Ranges and visit Bluff Knoll. Continue to Hyden, where we visit the incredible Wave Rock, one of the World's Greatest Natural Spectacles, shaped like a frozen wave standing 15 metres high and some 100 metres long. Enjoy a tour of the area and learn about the Aboriginal legend of 'Mulka the Terrible'. We enjoy our Overnight Stay at Hyden Motel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 – Friday 20th Wave Rock - Esperance

After a hearty breakfast we make our way though to the Historic Gold and Copper Mining township of Ravensthorpe and visit the Yummylicious Candy Shack, home to the largest free-standing lollipop in the world. Then we continue along the South Coast Highway to Esperance, we tour the incredible Cape Le Grande National Park, with its spectacular coastal scenery and magnificent white sandy beaches. A chance to spot some wildflowers, as we travel past the coastal heath, eucalypt and banksia groves. We settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Comfort Bay of Isles, Esperance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 – Saturday 21st - Esperance – Kalgoorlie

This morning we enjoy breath taking views from Rotary Lookout, see the famous Pink Lake, the giant Wind Turbines and the salt works. We visit the renowned Mermaid Fish Leather Tannery. We then travel to Norseman for lunch then continue onto the famous city of Kalgoorlie, known as the "City of Gold”. Enjoy wandering around the Hannans North Tourist Mine and afternoon tea. Then settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Best Western Hospitality, Kalgoorlie.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15 – Sunday 22nd Kalgoorlie - Norseman

This morning we travel to Coolgardie, where we visit the Gold Museum then back to Kalgoorlie to see Paddy Hannons Statue and tour the Golden Mile reputed to be the richest square mile in the world. This afternoon we travel through the gold mining areas to Kambalda, a modern nickel-mining centre, and on to Norseman, where we settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Great Western Motel Norseman.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 – Monday 23rd - Norseman – Eucla

Today we commence our journey across the Nullarbor Plain. We pass through small service towns including Balladonia, made famous when the U.S. Skylab disintegrated upon re-entry and showered the town with debris. We stay Overnight at the Border Village, Eucla.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 17 – Tuesday 24th -Great Australian Bight - Ceduna

Today we cross the border into South Australia. See the magnificent views of the Great Australian Bight with its majestic limestone cliffs and coastal scenery. Maybe spot a whale or two. Continue across the vast treeless plain as we pass through the remote areas of the Nullarbor and the Yalala Aboriginal Reserve. We make our way to Ceduna, for our Overnight Stay at the Best Western Foreshore Hotel Motel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18 – Wednesday 25th - Ceduna - Port Augusta

Today we pass through the tiny townships of Wirrulla, Poochera and on through the farming communities of Wudinna and Kyancutta to Iron Knob with its stark red hills, offset in spring by the colourful wildflowers. We visit the Australian Arid Inland Botanical Gardens, before we settle in for our Overnight Stay at Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 19 – Thursday 26th - Port Augusta - Mildura

oday we travel across the Southern Flinders Ranges through Horrocks Pass and Orroroo to Burra an historic Copper mining town. Continue on through Morgan through the rich fruit growing area of Mildura. We enjoy our Overnight Stay at the Mildura Inlander Resort, Mildura.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 20 – Friday 27th - Mildura – Home

The last day of our holiday is a relaxing one. We make our way home along the Murray Valley Highway to Swan Hill for our lunch break. Continue onto Echuca for afternoon tea, then home to our respective destinations - the conclusion to a most enjoyable and scenic Wonders of Western Australian Tour.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Terms and Conditions:

A deposit of $250.00 per person is required on booking to confirm your reservation.

Balance is due by 26th July ‘24.  Full payment is required if booking after the above date.

Name Badges:-  Will have your Preferred First Name, Surname & Town displayed. 

Accommodation Preferred: –   Twin / Double / Single / Triple (if available) / Will Share – Passengers who are willing to share with other passengers. *Please Note: For all ‘Will Share’ Passengers we will endeavour to find another single traveller of the same gender with whom you can share a room, if unable, then single supplement will apply. In the event that either passenger finds they are not compatible they will each have to pay for a single room option, if available.

FREE PASSENGER PICKUP & RETURN SERVICE: For the convenience of all our passengers CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL provide Free Passenger Pickup & Return Service from all major Towns in North, North-East, Central Victoria & Southern NSW.  (For Example:  Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla, Seymour, Bendigo, Finley, Kerang, Echuca, Deniliquin, Yarrawonga, Corowa, and towns within these areas).

For Passenger’s who live outside these areas Cardwell’s provide Overnight accommodation in Numurkah and ‘Free lock up car storage’ at our Numurkah depot.

CANCELLATION POLICY: To cover the costs involved the following cancellation fees apply.  Before balance due date a refund less $25 admin fee. Notice given after balance date NO REFUND.

FARES & ITINERARIES: CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL costs published & outlined in the brochure are frozen, errors or printing mistakes are subject to correction. However, policy changes by rail/air/sea operators or changes in Government duties or taxes are outside the control of CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL. Air fares and other discount travel arrangements may be subject to availability of seats/berths, as determined by transport companies.  No increases apply once full fare is paid. The Tour duration includes the day of departure and the day of return. Fares shown make no allowance for extra accommodation or transfers necessitated by en-route stop-overs caused by rail/air/boat schedules, strikes or other reasons.  Your Travel Agent will forward deposits and other payments to us on your behalf.  Receipt of deposits and also subsequent payments by the travel agent does not constitute receipts of those monies by us.  There is no liability on our part in respect of any monies paid to your Travel Agent unless and until we notify you (by way of Booking Confirmation Advice or Payment Receipt Advice) that monies have been received by us.  CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payment has not been received by CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL and has the right to accept wait listed passengers in place of those failing to finalise within the prescribed time.

ELIGIBILITY: No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on the tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of CARDWELLS’ COACH TRAVEL, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or they become objectionable to other passengers.  However, any person/s who cannot travel independently or needs special assistance must be accompanied by a companion.

ITINERARY CHANGES: Itineraries, accommodation, tours and cruises are subject to alteration with or without notice and intended as a guide only.  Alterations may come about due to road or weather conditions, strikes, non-performance by a supplier or any other reasons CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL act in your best interest in any such changes.

FUEL SURCHARGE: Due to the instability of world oil prices, in the event that fuel reaches $2.00/litre a Fuel Surcharge of $5/person per day will apply to the final payment. Subject to change.

SEAT CHANGES: A seat rotation system everyday ensures that all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy similar seating arrangements.

LUGGAGE: One medium suitcase per person, not exceeding 20kg (42lbs) and one carry bag for inside the coach.  Over limit luggage cannot be carried.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We can arrange for passengers to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise (including cancellation fees, medical & curtailment expenses, loss of luggage, early departure from tour due to death or illness etc.)  Ask your travel agent for details at time of booking.

FORCE MAJEURE: If by any means of any event of force majeure (which shall include terrorism, pandemic or any cause or event outside our control) we shall be delayed in or prevented from performing our obligations, then such delay or non-performance shall not be deemed a breach or entitle damages claim. Our obligations shall be suspended whilst such event of force majeure continues.

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