Book By: October 31, 2015 (Expired)
Meelup Beach Road, near DunsboroughPhoto Credit: Tourism Western Australia
Wine Bottle Display, CowaramupPhoto Credit: Vasse Felix
Vasse Felix VineyardsPhoto Credit: Vasse Felix
Leeuwin Estate Gourmet MealPhoto Credit: Tourism Western Australia
Lake Cave, Leeuwin National ParkPhoto Credit: Tourism Western Australia
Perth City SkylinePhoto Credit: Tourism Western Australia
- Accommodation - Perth (1 Night) and Margaret River (2)
- All Flights are not included (can be added at an additional cost).
- Car Hire - 3 Day Rental, Pick up and Drop off in Perth
- Rental Car Hires are base rate only and do not include taxes, insurance, fuel levies, drop off fees, or environmental fees.
- Day Tours Included - Margaret River: Twilight Cave Tour, Margaret River Small Group Wine Tour
- All other Day Tours listed are Optional (Not Included)
- Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (additional US$15.00 per person)
- F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
- Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
4 Days / 3 Nights – Perth and Margaret River Self-Drive Vacation
Your gateway to WA, Perth’s perfect blue skies and seclusion make it one of Australia’s favourite tourist destinations. Surrounded by the scenic Swan River, breathtaking beaches and pristine parklands, Perth is easygoing and relaxed much like its citizens. Sailing, surfing, fishing, and cycling are all part of a standard afternoons activities in the wondrous west coast city. Dining out in Perth is all about fresh local produce, fine wines and a superb setting. The sunsets are just as amazing as the cuisine. On Sunday afternoons head to a local pub for the traditional “Sunday Session” – it’s a great way to experience the Perth lifestyle.
In the Margaret River region rolling vineyards and forests meet the Indian Ocean letting you easily hop from one experience to the next. While visiting the area you may catch sight of the amazing humpback whale, explore ancient caves and then stroll through forests of timber giants. Or spend the day at one of Margaret River’s great wineries, where you can relax with a glass of the region’s world-renowned wine, matched with local truffles and crayfish
International flight (as per your own arrangements).
Discover Australia as you travel by rental car for three days.
As part of your vacation self-drive Australia and explore our stunning landscapes, coastlines, regional towns and wildlife. Stop and meet the locals, maybe enjoy a counter meal at a local Aussie pub, or relax on the beach while sampling some takeaway fish & chips from the local deli or servo. During one of your rest stops try to spot a kangaroo, emu or even a Koala in the wild.
Please bring a valid American drivers license with you and be aware that the Australians drives on the left hand side of the road.
Base rate only paid by About Australia. GPS, Insurance, Premium Location Surcharge, Fuel and Fees to driver’s credit card.
Travel to your accommodation in Perth, Western Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.
Your 3 Star vacation accommodation is located in the heart of the city of Perth, only a few metres from the Murray and Hay Street shopping malls. The hotel includes a restaurant, bar, and Internet access. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, free tea and coffee making facility, radio, and ensuite bathroom. Perth has a reputation amongst travelers to be a friendly city on the Swan River. Travel some short miles to Fremantle, a modern and vibrant counterpart. From outdoors to indoor, the fabulous range of Perth and suburban shops will satisfy even the most particular of traveler. Western Australia offers you a unique vacation experience.
Photo Credit: Western Australia
Perth Zoo is Australia’s best small zoo and located just 5 minutes from the Perth CBD.
Touted as one of the most diverse zoos in the Southern Hemisphere, the Perth Zoo almost always has something new to see. The zoo is open year round from 9am to 5pm and entrance fees are as follows (all prices in AUD): $22 for adults & $11.30 for children. In addition to Keeper Talks, you can ride in the electric-powered zebra buggy, go on a free walking tour or ride on the zoo’s historical carousel. This Perth attraction is an excellent way to spend a day without spending a lot of money.
By Bus: From Perth CBD Bus No. 30 and 31 stop right in front of the Zoo weekdays or weekends, leaving regularly from the Esplanade Bus-Port. Bus #34 stops behind the Zoo and leaves from the Wellington Street Bus-port. From the ‘Causeway’ (Victoria Park) Bus #730 and #731 stop at the Zoo. For further information on bus timetables, routes and prices please call Transperth information on 13 62 13 or visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au where you can search for the best route for you.
By Train: Currently, the easiest way to visit Perth Zoo by train is to transfer at the Esplanade Bus-port (Train Platform 1) to Bus # 31 (Bus Stand E4) which makes Perth Zoo one of its first stops. The bus stops right out front of the ticket office. The reverse applies when you want to go home.
Photo Credit: Perth Zoo
Spend the day surfing or lounging on one of Perth’s many stunning beaches.
Perth Western Australia is home to many popular beaches, including, Cottesloe, Swanbourne, and Scarborough. Cottlesloe is a great beach for families, with quaint shops and cafes within easy reach. Swanbourne is an excellent place for surfing and body boarding, with some of the best waves along the Perth Western Australia coast. Travelers from out of town should note, however, that Swanbourne is also a nude beach, and beach patrons are expected to go without clothing. Scarborough beach provides a more traditional family experience. Life savers patrol the beach during the day, and the absence of rock and coral reef make this an excellent beach for small children. Nearby, travelers can also enjoy a taste from a local café, or peruse local gift shops.
Photo Credit: Western Australia
An open top Double Decker bus guarantees a bird’s eye view of Kings Park and the City’s attractions. Be guided around by friendly drivers while listening to the informative and professional commentary.
This unique city tour through Perth departs from Barrack Street Jetty every 45 minutes starting at 9:15am. You can get on or off at any of the stops on the route. The tour takes in some of Perth’s most spectacular attractions. The bus travels every day (except 25Dec, 26Jan & 25Apr) and makes numerous stops. The bus trip takes about 2 hours to complete the whole journey (with no stops). Buy your tickets onboard ($25 AUD for Adult Ticket, $10 AUD for Child Ticket). Use your ticket stub to get amazing discounts at each stop location.
The stops include Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Harbour Town, Murrary Street, William Street, Perth Town Hall, Gallery Museum, Burswood Entertainment Complex, & Perth Mint. At each stop you can get valuable discounts with your ticket at the following places (to name a few): The Bell Tower, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping, Perth Mint, Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park, The Maritime Museum, & Fremantle Motor Museum.
For additional information please visit: https://www.citysightseeingperth.com/index.shtml
Today you will drive south from Perth to Busselton Drive time for your journey today is approximately 2.5 hours (137 miles).
Begin your adventure today and jump on the Kwinana Freeway south from Perth.
About 44 miles south of Perth, you’ll arrive in the town of Mandurah. This town is home to the expansive Peel-Harvey estuary – a playground for dolphins twice the size of Sydney Harbour. Get up close to these engaging creatures by cruise or kayak – all available for hire in the area.
Continue on your way and a little south of Mandurah you’ll transfer to Highway 1, or the Old Coast Road . At Bunbury transfer to the Bussell Highway 10 which hugs the coast of Geographe Bay.
Upon arrival into Busselton, check into your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring!
Travel to your beach side accommodation in Busselton Western Australia, near Margaret River Region, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.
Your resort accommodation offers two outdoor swimming pools and an indoor heated swimming pool in addition to absolute beachfront relaxation on Geographe Bay. Other amenities include a spa, sauna, gym, squash courts, tennis courts, children’s play area, and mountain bikes and skis for hire. You may also want to visit the onsite gallery of resident artist – Jenny Taylor. For meals and drinks, enjoy the poolside café and 2 bars. Undercover barbecue facilities are also available.
The resort is packed with the kind of facilities you would expect from accommodation of this calibre. Of course, you can also enjoy the many tourist attractions of the South West Coast, and Margaret River Wine Region.
Tonight you’ll venture into Ngilgi Cave to hear Dreamtime legends and a mesmerising didgeridoo performance as part of a unique cave experience.
Enjoy a short guided bushwalk identifying traditional medicine plants & sharing local knowledge about the region.
After your bushwalk you’ll be guided down into Ngilgi Cave where, according to Wardandi legend, the good spirit Ngilgi dwells. With a chill-inducing underground didgeridoo performance this is a one of a kind experience you won’t soon forget.
Enjoy a full day exploring the Margaret River region’s iconic wineries with this award winning small group tour.
Sit back and relax on this Margaret River wine tour while your experienced guide introduces you to a selection of fabulous wineries, including some that you may not have heard of, but that you will surely never forget.
The small group size (maximum 8 people) and the team’s local contacts gain you access to Margaret River’s most exclusive wineries.
Your Margaret River experience will include the following:
*Quality wine tastings at a range of Margaret River’s premium wineries
*Access to iconic wineries and the hidden gems that the locals love
*Delicious winery lunch, your selection from a winery menu at Hay Shed Hill winery
*Bespoke itineraries designed daily to satisfy your taste buds
*Pick up and drop off from accommodation within the Margaret River Wine Region including Margaret River, Dunsborough, Yallingup and Busselton.
Today you will drive north from Busselton to Perth. Drive time for your journey today is approximately 2.5 hours (137 miles).
Hop back on Highway 10 heading north today on your drive back to Perth.
A stop in Bunbury on your drive will offer you some great activities, views, and wines. In Bunbury you can take a Dolphin Eco Cruise, visit the wild dolphin interaction zone, aquariums, and more.
Feel the need to stretch your legs? How about a climb to the Marlston Hill Lookout Tower? Your efforts will be rewarded with stunning coastal views – don’t forget your camera!
Bunbury also boasts a plethora local wines and beers. You can have a taste at a number of wineries & breweries – Smallwater Estate, Moody Cow Brewery, Capel Vale, & Bonking Frog Wines just to name a few.
Continue on your way north back to Perth stopping along the way at any of the charming towns that might strike your fancy!
International flight (as per your own arrangements).
All prices are in US dollars and correct as of Oct 9, 2015. Taxes and Fuel levy included. Visa required additional $15 per person. Pricing is from “per person” based on Double Occupancy (2 Adults) in hotels. Single Supplements apply. Upgrades available on request (upgrade supplements apply). Subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. Seasonal supplements will apply. No refunds allowed. Changes are permitted (fees may apply). Other restrictions may apply. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. About Australia reserves the right to adjust the amount of any outstanding balances at any time according to USA Exchange Rate variations. Prices may vary when you book your travel package and are not guaranteed until payment in full is received. Airlines, hotels and tour operators frequently change their prices as a result of rate increases, fuel surcharges, government imposed taxes or fees. Prices may increase prior to full payment for those and/or other reasons. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you understand and agree to the possibility of such increases. Contact About Australia directly to get a firm quote based on current prices for your travel dates.
Permitted Travel Dates: July 1-March 31, 2016
Book By: October 31, 2015
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