South Western Escape

10 Day Guided Tour - from £2475

A memorable coastal and inland journey through Australia’s South West corner; rich in mining history, fine food and wine and brimming with natural wonders.


  • Enjoy a glass of wine at one of Margaret River’s vineyards
  • Spot kangaroos lazing on the white sands of Lucky Bay
  • Marvel at the spectacular Wave Rock
  • Go shopping at the colourful Fremantle markets
  • Explore the Valley of the Giants with a Tree Top Walk

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Your Guided Tour

Day 1: Welcome to Perth

This afternoon when you meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at your hotel, set off on a city tour of Perth including a visit to Kings Park where you can see the broad expanse of the Swan River and wander around the Anzac Memorial and wildflower gardens. You'll also see the many public art instillations around the city and get a feel for the different precincts surrounding the CBD. Tonight, dine out and get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious meal.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Perth – Wave Rock

Today journey through the Golden Outback to Hyden. This morning you’ll join a local guide on a tour of Boddington Gold Mine. Continue to Wave Rock. This magnificent rock formation resembling a gigantic wave, was formed over three million years ago. Explore the formation then take a short walk to discover Hippo’s Yawn, another fascinating rock formation. Afterwards you may like to wander through the visitor centre's eclectic collection of lace and the largest collection of toy soldiers in the world, or even take a tour of Hyden Wildlife Park. This evening dine at your hotel.

Hotel: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Wave Rock - Kalgoorlie

This morning you’ll take an exclusive farm tour to hear about like in the Outback with Wave Rock local, Sheena. You’ll have to opportunity to take part in the morning cattle feed then explore a private collection of vintage cars. Continue through the Outback through former ghost town of Coolgardie on your way to Kalgoorlie. This town in the Gold Fields is surrounded by some of the most dazzling spring wildflowers (seasonal). Famous Super Pit gold mine produces up to 850,000 ounces of gold every year. After a visit to Super Pit lookout for views in to the open cut mine, discover the character and stories of this historic town on an orientation tour. Dine this evening will be at Kalgoorlie’s iconic pub, the Exchange Hotel.

Hotel: Rydges Kalgoorlie
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Kalgoorlie - Esperance

Today visit Cape Le Grand National Park for breathtaking views of the wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks and sweeping heathlands. Stop at awe-inspiring Thistle Cove and marvel at its jaw dropping white sand and crystal clear blue water. At Lucky Bay, one of the most unique and stunning bays in Australia, you may see grey kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles, Esperance
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Esperance - Albany

See the mysterious Pink Lake and travel through Ravensthorpe and the Fitzgerald Biosphere to Bluff Knoll Lookout to witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. The National Park is one of the richest areas for flora in the world. Continue to Albany, rich in Anzac history, and settle in to your hotel for the night.

Hotel: Dog Rock Motel, Albany, 2 nights
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Albany

This morning enjoy free time to explore the historic town. In 1914, 41,000 Australians and New Zealanders left Albany bound for WWI. This afternoon visit the National Anzac Centre which opened in 2014 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first WWI convoys departing Australia.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Albany - Margaret River

Visit Valley of the Giants to explore the canopy of the Tingle forest along the beautiful Tree Top Walk. Stop in Nannup at lunch time with plenty of time to expore. This afternoon visit Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. You may like to take a guided tour to the top of the famous lighthouse. Continue to Margaret River, one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions. The region's scenery and fresh air will leave you invigorated.

Hotel: Stay Margaret River, 2 nights
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Margaret River

Get ready for a day that will delight your taste buds! Margaret River is known not only for it's fabulous wine but also for it's fresh produce and boutique producers. First up you'll visit Vasse Virgin where you'll have the chance to learn about all things olive oil and taste the gourmet jams, and preserves before continuing to Laurance Wines for tastings and lunch prepared using only fresh local produce. Next you'll visit a berry farm for a delicious Afternoon Tea in a picturesque cottage garden. You'll have the chance to taste the farm's homemade jams, preserves and more at the cellar door. Your evening is free to do as you please.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 9: Margaret River - Fremantle

On arrival in Fremantle you’ll have the afternoon to explore this wonderful town. You may like to visit the colourful Fremantle Markets. There are 150 stalls under one roof and you’ll have a chance to purchase local arts and crafts and taste local delights. We recommend taking a wander along the Fremantle foreshore to discover the impressive fishing fleet and enjoy a refreshing ale at Little Creatures Brewery. Whatever it is you choose to do, you're bound to enjoy every second. This evening enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel.

Hotel: Esplande Hotel by Rydges, Fremantle
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10: Farewell from Fremantle

Join a local guide for a private tour of Fremantle Prison. Step inside and take a journey back in time where you can view life as it was for prisoners and discover how time was passed in the yards, while marvelling at original prisoner works of art. From its convict origins in the 1850’s until its closure as a maximum-security gaol in 1991, your entertaining guide will show you the lighter side of prison humour. Your tour concludes at midday.

Meals: Breakfast

10 Day Guided Tour - from £2475

with flights from £3275


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Dates shown are all guaranteed departures – call 0333 234 2889 to check availability and book.

21st May 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th September

06th July

5th October
19th May 1st, 12th, 19th & 26th September
4th July 3rd & 17th October
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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Australia for departure dates and availability. Itineraries outlined are for departures from 01 April 2019. Itineraries beyond 1st May 2020 departures may vary. Ask your consultant for details.

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Your guided tour includes:

  • Sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air conditioned coach travel
  • En suite hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and meals shown
  • Extra night options
  • Return airport transfers
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