• Experienced Tour Escorts
• Return transfers from Gippsland Region
• Domestic airfares Melbourne/Perth/Sydney/Melbourne
• Transfers in Perth and Sydney
• Gold Service onboard the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney including all meals, beverages & off train excursions.
• All accommodation as per itinerary
• All touring as per itinerary
• Meals as specified on the itinerary (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
OPTIONAL TOURING FOR DAYS 3 & 4 PERTH
Please tick the box to indicate any tours you may wish to add to the itinerary. All optional tours will be added as an additional cost to your Itinerary & Invoice. Please Note: All optional tours will require you to walk 5 to 10 minutes or catch a taxi from the Duxton Hotel to the required meeting point to collect you for your tour.
Perth Wildflowers Tour: $139.00 per person
(available 29 Sept only)
Start your wildflowers experience with visits to locations on the outskirts of Perth in search of the finest blooms. Whilst the slope, soils and ancient granite outcrops of the Darling Escarpment are traditionally the ideal habitat and location to view wildflowers, their abundance varies and is dependent on sunshine. You will visit locations where you will expect to find the finest wildflowers. You will hopefully spot 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, and hopefully close to gorgeous wildflowers, you will stop for a picnic lunch. This tour will highlight individual species and not carpets or fields of flowers, which you will find later on your trip travelling north. There will be ample time to identify and photograph flowers with many stops
made along the way, returning to your hotel late this afternoon. (L)
Wave Rock Tour: $225.00 per person
(available 29 Sep only)
Journey through Western Australia’s wheatbelt to Hyden – home of Wave Rock, truly one of Australia’s most incredible natural landforms. Leaving Perth you head through the Perth Hills and escarpment and enter farming country. Heading east, you will enjoy morning tea (at own expense) at historic York, the first township founded in the Avon Valley. From there you will travel the Wheatbelt Highway through the agricultural towns of Corrigin and Kondinin, through outback farming country. You will be given a glimpse of Australian country life on passing by the infamous Dog Cemetery, a shrine to man’s best friend and an integral part of farming life. Then visit Hippo’s Yawn, a rock formation which resembles a hippo yawning. You will then break for an Aussie country style lunch at the Wildflower Shop. Whilst here, visit either a Wildlife Park, view a unique Antique Lace Collection – even featuring lace from Lady Diana, or visit the amazing Toy Soldier Museum. Then we move on to see the spectacular prehistoric rock formation of Wave Rock and sacred Aboriginal sites. Leaving Wave Rock you will visit Mulka’s Cave before commencing your return trip to Perth, arriving back at approximately at 8:30pm. (L)
Pinnacles Desert Explorer: $195.00 per person
(available 30 Sep only)
Your adventure tour begins at the iconic Hillarys Boat Harbour. Whilst here, be sure to explore the stunning marina, shop for souvenirs or enjoy morning tea at one of the local eateries (at own expense). Departing the marina, you will travel on to the Lancelin sand dunes and experience the thrill of downhill sand boarding on the white sandy dunes. This is followed by an included fish and chips lunch at the Lancelin Beach Hotel. Then it’s onwards to Lancelin Beach for a scenic stroll or alternatively take the opportunity for a quick swim. You will then travel to the iconic Nambung National Park in the town of Cervantes for a guided easy paced walk through the mystical Pinnacles Desert – a truly iconic Western Australia landscape. Discover the moon-like sandscape of these fascinating limestone formations. If time permits, be sure to visit the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre to learn more about the Pinnacles and the cultural and
natural heritage of the area. Return to Perth down the Indian Ocean Drive arriving at approximately 6:00pm. (L)
Rottnest Island Grand Island Tour: $205.00 per person
Visit spectacular Rottnest Island, the Emerald Isle in a Sea of Sapphire”, only 19 kilometres off the mainland coast. Join the most comprehensive guided tour of the island allowing you to explore the stunning beauty of this A-Class natural reserve in air-conditioned comfort, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands and incredible salt lakes – commencing with a unique historic train ride. This 4-hour all-inclusive island tour takes in all of Rottnest’s mustsee locations featuring the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Gun Fortification and Tunnels and the majestic look-out point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks and Cape Vlamingh. All major habitats are covered on this amazing tour, including Rottnest’s cultural and historical heritage ranging from maritime and military history right up to future developments. Finish the day by exploring the island settlement or enjoy a drink at the Rottnest Quokka Arms Pub. Package includes return ferry tickets from Perth Barrack St Jetty.