Tour code: 31154SWE
Experience highlights of Western Australia’s scenic south on this diverse 4-day tour from Perth. Sample local flavors and watch a sheep-shearing demo in Margaret River, cruise around the Nornalup Inlet and see where the Indian and Southern oceans converge at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Discover the area’s natural attractions as you marvel at the vast Mammoth Cave, climb above the treetops in the Valley of the Giants and see the ancient formations of Wave Rock and The Gap. Rest easy with three nights of included accommodation.

Highlights

  • 4-day Margaret River, Albany and Wave Rock tour from Perth
  • Stroll through the quaint township of Margaret River
  • Visit the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk
  • Climb the Gloucester Tree for amazing views
  • Enjoy a wilderness cruise on Nornalup Inlet
  • Go underground in the limestone Mammoth Cave
  • View The Gap and Natural Bridge rock formations at Albany
  • See the impressive Wave Rock at Hyden

What You Can Expect

4-Day Tour from Perth Including Margaret River, Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Albany and Wave Rock

Wave Rock

Escape the urban bustle of Perth to explore the charming culture and supersized natural attractions of southern Western Australia. This 3-night, 4-day tour is carefully curated and packed with diverse activities, from tasting locally made cheese and chocolate in Margaret River to climbing a giant karri tree in Gloucester National Park. Explore ancient rock formations, spot dolphins during a coastal walk and snap photos of Busselton’s famed wooden jetty — the longest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Enjoy a combination of scheduled activities and leisure time to explore on your own. The tour begins and ends in Perth, with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, and includes overnight accommodation in Busselton, Pemberton and Albany. Indulge in local flavor with 10 different meals included in the tour, and leave all the planning and driving to your professional guides so you can relax and focus on exploring this unique region of Australia.

See Itinerary below for a complete description of each day’s activities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Perth – Yallingup Shearing Shed – Busselton (L, D)
Your 4-day Margaret River tour begins with pickup from selected Perth hotels, or from the Barrack Street Jetty. Leaving Perth, your journey south to the Margaret River wine region stops at Yallingup Shearing Shed, where Australian sheep dogs show off their skills at rounding up sheep and you’ll see a sheep-shearing demonstration. After lunch, visit chocolate and cheese factories (time permitting) before arriving in Busselton, where you’ll see the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere before being taken to your evening’s accommodation.

Overnight: Abbey Beach Resort, Busselton (or similar)


Day 2: Busselton Margaret River – Pemberton (B, L, D)
After breakfast at your hotel, travel to the township of Margaret River, where you'll have free time to explore the town’s craft shops, gourmet cafes and boutiques before heading to Surfers Point Lookout for fabulous views along the coast. You’ll also take a guided tour of the limestone Mammoth Cave, with its impressive stalactites and fossils, including the remains of extraordinary megafauna (giant mammals).

Then travel through the Boranup Forest of towering karri trees, the third tallest tree in the world, to the city of Augusta to see the 1890s Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Built from local limestone on Australia’s southwesterly tip, the lighthouse marks the point where the Southern and Indian oceans meet.

There is plenty of wildlife to see here, including rock parrots, sea lions and dolphins, as you take a walk along the heritage trail and soak up the area’s atmosphere and beauty. Your tour continues to Gloucester National Park, where you might like to climb the famous Gloucester Tree, a massive karri tree that was once used as a fire lookout. It’s estimated that more than a million visitors have climbed the tree to admire the amazing views across the tall timber forest. Leaving the park, you’ll be taken to your evening’s accommodation in the nearby timber town of Pemberton.

Overnight: Karri Valley Resort, Pemberton (or similar)


Day 3: Pemberton – Tree Top Walk – Albany (B, L, D)
Following breakfast at your hotel, take a stroll to majestic Beedelup Falls, then travel to the coastal resort town of Walpole. After a lunch cruise on Nornalup Inlet, known for its diverse marine environment, visit the Valley of the Giants to take the Tree Top Walk above the forest of tingle trees.

The almost 2,000-foot (600m) elevated walkway takes you above the forest canopy, reaching up to 130 feet (40 meters) above the earth. Back on the ground, you can take a walk through the Ancient Empire of wide-girth tingle trees, some of which reach 15 feet (5 meters) in diameter. Leaving the Valley of the Giants, continue along the state’s wild southern coast to the historic whaling town of Albany. Here, the ancient time-worn rock formations known as The Gap and Natural Bridge before being taken to your hotel.

Overnight: Comfort Inn, Albany (or similar)

Day 4: Albany – Stirling Ranges – Wave Rock – Perth (B, L)

After breakfast at your hotel, your tour takes you east from Albany to the Stirling Ranges. Enjoy a walk around the base of Bluff Knoll, a rugged rock outcrop that’s the highest peak in this part of Western Australia, and then travel through farmlands and outback landscapes to the small town of Hyden. After lunch at the Hyden Wildflower Shop, take stroll to see Wave Rock, a naturally curved rock formation that looks just like a breaking wave.

In the late afternoon, head west toward the coast on your journey back to Perth, where you’ll be dropped at your Perth hotel or the Barrack Street Jetty.

Customer Reviews

Laurent L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour, great accomodation, great food, what more can you ask for? The nights in Karri valley and Busselton were amazing. Grant our guide was fantastic. Highly recommended. Thanks also to Mr Muir in Walpole, most passionate guide ever!!!!!!!

Catherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Great trip, excellent bus driver who was very informative. Great hotels.

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