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All about the 6 Day Best of South West Tour
The South West corner of Western Australia features extraordinary natural beauty and extreme diversity and on this 6-day all-inclusive tour from Perth, you will be connected with nature, discovering all of its highlights as well as some hidden gems with your expert local guide.
Walk among colossal ancient forests in the Valley of the Giants, swim in the white sandy beaches of Cape Le Grand National Park, engage in one of Australia’s best indigenous cultural experiences, marvel at the weird and wonderful Wave Rock and taste your way around the world renowned Margaret River region. Featuring nature, wildlife, food and wine, hiking and culture, this tour truly showcases the best of the south-west at a relaxed pace.
This is our accommodated tour south of Perth taking in the beautiful region of Margaret River, Albany and Esperance.
For over 50,000 years, the Wadandi and Bibbulman people of the Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River areas of Australia’s south-west have walked this ancient land. Together with other Aboriginal groups from an area that stretches from Kalbarri to Esperance, they are also known as Noongar. The Noongar culture is as rich and varied as the countryside itself, and their knowledge of the environment is incredible and fascinating. On day two it's your opportunity to follow in their footsteps and experience Wadandi and Bibbulman country through their eyes. Wadandi custodian Josh “Koomal” Whiteland will introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture with his authentic, personal interpretation.
Take a visit to Ngilgi Cave with Josh beneath the limestone ridge which forms Cape Naturaliste, lies Ngilgi Cave; one of Geographe Bay's most renowned natural attractions. Learn more about the fascinating association with a rich Aboriginal legend describing the battle between a good spirit (Ngilgi) and an evil spirit (Wolgine) gives Ngilgi Cave its name. Be moved by the skill and intensity of Josh’s didgeridoo playing and fire-making, taste native foods, discover bush medicine and meet the animals, plants and Dreaming spirits that have enriched the lives of Wadandi and Bibbulman people since time began.
We take you out to the famous Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park. This is where you can get a picture with a Kangaroo on the beach. The most perfect white sand you have ever seen with our native animal the Kangaroo hopping about and enjoying the view. Pure perfection.
During your 6 day tour from Perth, you will be in the comfort of our airconditioned bus travelling in a small group. There is limited phone reception as we take you to the off the beaten track locations of the south-west region of Western Australia
6 Day Best of South West Tour Itinerary - 6 days
Perth to Dunsborough
Our adventure begins as we travel south from Perth with our first stop at the popular tourist town of Busselton, where it’s hard to miss the 19th-century Jetty stretching 1.8km into Geographe Bay. Here we’ll have a coffee on the waterfront, stroll along the white sandy beach and chat about what exciting things are to come.
A little way down the road we’ll stop at the breathtaking Melup Beach where we’ll have some lunch and quick swim. Saying goodbye to paradise (don’t worry there will be plenty more) it’s time tantalise those tastebuds as we spend the whole afternoon tasting our way around the Margaret River region. We’ll visit boutique wineries, breweries, a chocolate factory and a cheese factory, sampling as we go.
We’ll be having dinner and spending the night in popular tourist hotspot Dunsborough, loved for its sparkling calm clear water, white sandy beaches and great evening vibes. Drive time today is about 5 hours with lots of stops along the way and lunch and dinner are included.
Dunsborough to Walpole
This morning you’ll meet Wadandi custodian Josh, who will introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture with his authentic and personal interpretation. Go deep down into the Ngilgi Cave for a memorable didgeridoo cave experience, taste native foods, discover bush medicine and experience traditional fire lighting on this unique indigenous cultural experience.
Swing by the tiny town of Yallingup to check out some of the world’s best waves before arriving into the township of Margaret River, nestled between vineyards and towering Karri forests. Premium wine & produce, surfing, art and a love for nature combine to be the soul of this town and you’ll have some free time here to explore the eclectic mix of shops and galleries.
We’ll stop at Hamlin Bay before making our way into the pristine wilderness region of Walpole, home of the Valley of the Giants. If you are feeling brave you can climb the 50 metre Diamond Tree, a native karri tree once used as a fire lookout and only 1 of 3 wooden top towers in the world. This is where we’ll be having dinner and spending the night. There about 4 hours of drivetime today.
Walpole to Albany
This morning you’ll discover the stunning beauty of the Valley of the Giants, a giant forest of towering Red Tingle trees, many of which are over 400 years old. We’ll spent some time here doing the Ancient Empire walk and treetop canopy walk.
From the forest to the ocean as next its onto William Bay National Park where you will amazed by the paradise that is Greens Pool. A magical beach completely sheltered it’s the perfect place to have a swim before heading onto yet another laid back and beautiful township of Denmark for lunch.
After lunch we’ll cruise along a glorious stretch of coastline to Albany, seeing how years of natural erosion have crafted incredible rock sculptures and granite bluffs – the Natural Bridge and The Gap are two of our favorites. We’ll have some time have a look around the historical township before dinner. We’ll overnight in Albany after an easy day of driving of around 2 hours.
Albany to Esperance
Just a 15-minute drive from Albany brings us to the oldest mountain range in the world, the unique Porongurups which rise from the landscape like an island. We’ll be setting out on a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock. It’s a bit of a climb but worth every bit of effort as you are rewarded with breathtaking views over the region.
Then get ready for some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery with this part of WA having no less than 9 National Parks and some of the best beaches in the world. We’ll be spending some time at Twilight Beach before ccontinuing onto Esperance. Here you’ll have some free time to explore the township before dinner. We’ll be staying in our Esperance accommodation for two nights and today drive around 5 hours.
Cape Le Grand National Park
Cape Le Grand is one of Western Australia’s best known and most spectacular National Parks and is just a one-hour drive from Esperance. Pristine and perfect are two words that reflect its absolute beauty. The ocean here is practically transparent, the local eastern grey ‘roos are regularly sunbaking on the beach and the sand at Lucky Bay has twice been judged Australia’s whitest. So beautiful is this park we will be spending the whole day here exploring, swimming, bushwalking and you’ll also have some free time to do whatever you please. Today we’ll also embark on the best hike of the tour up Frenchmans Peak.
We’ll have lunch here and watch a spectacular sunset with a cold beer before heading back to Esperance for dinner and our last together.
Esperance to Perth
On the last day of the tour we have a lot of distance to cover so its up early and on our way. Stopping for lunch in an outback town we’ll continue on to the historic township of York, WA’s oldest inland town. A bit more driving and we’ll marveling at the weird and wonderful Wave Rock. We’ll also see the Rabbit Proof Fence which was built between 1901 and 1907 to keep rabbits and other agricultural pests, from the east, out of Western Australia.
As our amazing 6-day adventure tour comes to an end we’ll roll into Perth around 6.30pm after travelling around 9 hours with stops along the way. Please make sure you have booked your Perth accommodation prior to departure. You’ll get your breakfast and lunch and although there are no formal activities planned it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the journey together over a few drinks and a meal (at own expense).
Departs from Perth
Oct 14 and 28
Nov 11 and 25
Dec 9 and 23
Jan 6 and 20
Feb 3 and 17
Mar 3, 17 and 31
Apr 14 and 28
May 12 and 26
June 9 and 23
July 7 and 21
August 4 and 18
Sep 1, 15 and 29
Oct 13 and 27
Nov 10 and 24
Dec 18 and 22
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
This tour requires a certain level of participation from guests this will include assisting with the preparation of meals and cleaning afterwards.
We can cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and lactose intolerant passengers. Please understand we are on a camping tour so the food you may usually have may not be readily available. Please contact us when booking if you have any specific dietary needs.
Real Aussie Adventures is about adventure and getting involved. We don’t define by age but our trips are quite active. We get travellers from all over the world, people travelling by themselves, couples and groups.
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