Southern Ocean & Golden Outback Camper [ST-SD40]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Motorhome Hire - 6 Day Rental of a Motorhome, Pick up and Drop off in Perth. Motorhome rental includes air conditioning, fridge/freezer, gas bottle, gas stove, shower, toilet, awning, microwave basic cooking utensils, crockery, & hand towels. All other provisions are not included (own expense).
  • Campsite Locations Not Included: Perth (1 Night), Albany (1 Night), Esperance (2 Nights), Hyden (1 Night) can be added at an additional cost.
  • Motorhome Hires are base rate only and do not include taxes, insurance, fuel levies, drop off fees, or environmental fees.
  • All Flights are not included (can be added at an additional cost).
  • All 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.
Itinerary Details
(Day 1) - Flight into Perth, Own Arrangements

International flight (as per your own arrangements).

(Days 1 to 6) - 6 Day Motorhome Rental

Discover Australia as you travel by RV for 6 days.

During your RV road trip across Australia explore the 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. While relaxing at one of your rest stops try to spot a kangaroo, emu or even a koala in the wild.

Please bring a valid American driver’s license with you and be aware that the Australians drive on the left hand side of the road.

(Days 1 to 2) - 1 Night in a Caravan Park in Perth - Not Included (Own Arragnements)
Optional Tour (Not Included), Hop On Hop Off Explorer Bus

Ready to explore? Hop on board and enjoy the ride. See all the sights that Perth has to offer on this unique open top double decker bus tour.

Today you’ll be able to explore a new city without any of the hassle of finding your way around. Enjoy full commentary as your friendly driver takes you on a tour of Perth.
Your double decker tour bus offers a bird’s eye view of Kings Park and Perth’s top attractions. Take great photographs from the upper deck viewing platform, no glass windows to spoil the view!
If you stay on all the way round, the tour takes approximately 1 & 3/4 hrs to complete. Or you can use the hop on hop off facility and make a whole day of it! There are 2 buses on the tour so you are never more than an hour from the next one. Your ticket price also includes discounts to Perth’s major tourist attractions!

Highlights Include:
Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Northbridge, Crown Perth, The WACA, The Bell Tower, The Perth Mint , The Swan River, Museum & Art Gallery of WA , Perth Town Hall, & Perth City Shopping Malls

Monday to Friday
1:30pm-3:00pm or 3:30pm-5:00pm

Optional Return Ferry (Not Included) - Perth to Rottnest Island

Board the ferry for a fun filled day at Rottnest Island!

Located just 19km off the mainland, Rottnest Island offers endless possibilities!

Interested in Australia’s unique wildlife? How about a selfie with the world famous and adorable Quokkas? You can also meet Rottnest’s colony of New Zealand Fur Seals. The island is also home to a one of a kind Nature Reserve that is widely regarded as one of Western Australia’s “best kept secrets.” You can also view the annual migration of Humpback Whales from September – November.

The Island’s breathtaking natural beauty has to be one of Rottnest’s biggest assets. This vast natural playground has over 63 beaches and 20 bays so there is a high possibility of finding a secluded beach all to yourself. Rottnest is teeming with more than 135 species of vibrant tropical fish and 20 species of coral. Snorkelling is the best way to explore Rottnest’s underwater playground. Be sure to check out the underwater snorkel trail located at Parker Point.

Jump onboard a 90 minute Rottnest Adventure Tour or afternoon Whale or Seal Encounter and explore the Island by sea. Or feel the wind in your hair as you use pedal power to explore the Island’s many treasures by bike. With cars excluded on the Island, bike riding is the most popular and fun way to explore the Island. Take to the air on a 10 minute joy flight or visit the Rottnest Bike and Hire store to grab your very own Surfboard or Stand-up Paddle Board for the day.

During your day on Rottnest you can also explore ship wrecks and the island’s fascinating and colourful history. Take a tour up to Oliver Hill on the Captain Hussey, sit back on a Discovery Coach Tour or view relics at the Rottnest Museum, Lomas Cottage and Pilot Boat House. Keep an eye out for the yellow shirt clan, the Rottnest Volunteer Guides, offering an array of informative walking tours.

With all it has to offer, Rottnest Island is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip!

Insider's Tip: Perth Zoo

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.

Getting There
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 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

Optional Tour (Not Included), Freemantle Explorer River Cruise

Make a day of it on a scenic cruise to Fremantle with free time to explore all that the “Port City” has to offer. On the return to Perth enjoy the views from the Swan River.

On today’s cruise you’ll have the opportunity to learn about Perth, Freemantle, & the surrounding through the captain’s live commentary. Your well-appointed vessel offers unlimited tea & coffee and full bar facilities as well.

Once you arrive in Freemantle you may enjoy a coffee on the famed Cappuccino Strip, fish and chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour or try a boutique beer at one of the lively pubs.

If you return on the 3.45pm Fremantle departure, enjoy your leisurely cruise back to Perth on the Swan River and complete your day with complimentary Western Australian wine tasting.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included), Indigenous Heritage Park Tour

Could you survive if you got lost in the outback?

Pick up some great bush survival tips and learn about Australia’s indigenous culture with personalized guided tour of Western Australia’s most visited location Kings Park and Botanic Garden!

Join your Aboriginal guide for a snapshot of traditional life in the South West of Western Australia.
During the tour you’ll learn about the culture and life of Perth’s first people the Wadjuk. Your experienced guide will highlight local plants and their use for bush food and medicine. Also today you will have the unique experience of listening to the Ancient Dreamtime story of the Nyoongar people.

Monday to Friday
1:30pm-3:00pm or 3:30pm-5:00pm

Optional Evening Event (Not Included, Progressive Dinner - 4 Hr

Tonight you’ll walk and dine down St Georges Terrace in the heart of Perth. Enjoy three delicious courses with a beverage to compliment in some of the finest venues in the city.

Starting at the Perth Town Hall, the traditional centre of town, and finishing in the King Street precinct, the tour lasts 3.5 in a fun, relaxed and sophisticated environment. This will truly be a mouth-watering night to remember.

Over the course of the evening, in a small group, you will visit 3 of the newer restaurants to indulge in an entrée, main course and desert, plus drinks, amongst historic settings including the Public Trustee building, St Georges house and the home of Perth’s first Bishop, Matthew Hale.

While strolling between venues, you will be guided to interested spaces to discover art, heritage buildings and stories of some influential people in Perth’s history before arriving for another course prepared by some of Perth’s best chef’s.

Please advise of any dietary requirement in advance. All effort will be made to accommodate

Optional Tour (Not Included) - 4WD Pinnacles, Koalas & Sand Dunes

The extraordinary ancient rock formations that make up the Pinnacles are located about a three-hour drive north of Perth near the coastal town of Cervantes. Join on a guided walk through the Pinnacles desert and marvel at the limestone pillars created by forces of nature.

After stopping at Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley to view koalas and hand feed kangaroos, travel to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes for lunch. Stop at the Lobster Shack for an informative talk about the lobster industry, followed by a self-guided tour through the purpose built factory.

Then it’s onwards to the mystical Pinnacles Desert for an easy paced walk through the fascinating landscape where you will be in awe at the sheer size and number of these spires. Afterwards enjoy a thrilling experience of sand boarding and 4-wheel driving over the vast sand dunes of Lancelin. Full Day Tour.

Departs 8:00am from Perth, Returns 7:30pm
– Lunch
– Experienced Driver Guide
– Comprehensive Commentary
– Travel in an Air-conditioned Coach
Need to Know
Low level of fitness required, however this tour is unsuitable for pregnant women, infants and guests with back problems.

Photo Credit: Western Australia

(Day 2) - Self Drive from Perth to Albany

Today you will drive south from Perth to Albany and begin your self drive adventure. Drive time from Perth to Albany is approximately 4.5 hours (260 miles).

Heading south out of Perth, take the Kwinana Freeway to join the Albany Highway. Enjoy a stop along the way for a lunch break in one of the quaint towns along the way.

Upon arrival into Albany, check into your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring!

Albany boasts a rich history. Get a great introduction to the region’s past and heritage by taking a 30-minute walk along the Amity Trail. You can also visit Discovery Bay, home to the historic whaling station museum. Or follow the ANZACs’ extraordinary stories from Gallipoli, the Middle East and the Western Front through the state-of-the-art National Anzac Centre.
If exploring the unique landscape of the area is appealing to you then you are in luck! The Albany region is home to one of the most dramatic natural coastlines in Western Australia – Torndirrup National Park. Make a point to see iconic features such as The Gap, Natural Bridge, & The Blowholes. This coastal park is a top whale watching spot between July and October, when migrating humpback and southern right whales gather here to rest and play.

(Days 2 to 3) - 1 Night in a Caravan Park in Albany - Not Included (Own Arrangements)
(Day 3) - Self Drive from Albany to Esperance

Today you continue your self drive heading east from Albany to Esperance. Drive time is approximately 5 hours (300 miles).

On your journey from Albany to Esperance today, you’ll stop in the middle to take in the sights of Fitzgerald River National Park. Take a two-hour drive east of Albany to Bremer Bay. This is the western gateway into the Park, said to be one of the world’s biodiversity, wildflower and bush walking hotspots.

Several drives and walking trails lead you through unique wilderness landscapes where almost 20% of Western Australia’s plant species thrive, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth.
If you’re visiting between July and October, an absolute MUST SEE is Point Ann – one of just three special locations in Australia where southern right whales come to calve in large numbers.

Make your way north on to Quinn’s Road to rejoin the South Coast Highway, heading east to Esperance. After checking in at your accommodation, end your day with a sunset stroll along Tanker Jetty or join the locals for a spot of fishing.

(Days 3 to 5) - 2 Nights at a Caravan Park in Esperance - Not Included (Own Arrangements)
Optional Tour (Not Included) - Cape Le Grand - Half Day

Within 45 minutes drive of Esperance, this grand park features sweeping heathlands, rugged coastal peaks and white sandy beaches voted the best in Australia.

A must do for every Esperance Visitor!

Cape Le Grand National Park’s rolling heathlands are home to pygmy possums, western grey kangaroos and a diversity of colourful wildflowers including dense thickets of showy banksia. Don’t forget to say “G’day” to the Lucky Bay beach Kangaroos!

This tour includes up to 50km of beach driving along LeGrand Beach en route to having morning/afternoon tea on the world class Lucky Bay beach. As leisurely or as actioned packed as you wish – swimming, sand boarding and a stunning 46 metre rock climb (in vehicle).

National Park Entry Fees included.

(Day 5) - Self Drive from Esperance to Hyden - Stop at Wave Rock!

Today you continue your self drive heading northwest to visit Hyden. Drive time is approximately 4 hours (240 miles).

Today you’ll explore the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. Starting out heading west on Hwy 1, you’ll turn north and continue the adventure on Hwy 40.

Just before the town of Hyden, You’ll make a right turn onto Lovering Road, then a right onto Wave Rock Road.

Walking through a carpet of wildflowers, under a bright blue sky, listening to the wind in the Sheoak trees, you will come across a magnificent, prehistoric rock formation. You will marvel at the size and shape, eroded by the weather over millions and millions of years. This is Wave Rock.

Climb to the top and enjoy the view of the surrounding farm land, shiny salmon gum-forests, and the beautiful salty scrubby bush. This is Australia at its finest. Take a short walk to Hippo’s Yawn, offering spectacular views of the orchids and wildflowers in spring.

After exploring Wave Rock, make the short trek up the road to Hyden – a quaint town, nestled amongst the Salmon Gums.

Enjoy a brewed coffee and home made food at the Wildflower Shoppe Cafe. Here you will also find the entrance to the Wildlife Park, home to koalas, wombats, white kangaroos and an array of beautifully coloured birds.

(Days 5 to 6) - 1 Night at a Caravan Park in Hyden - Not Included (Own Arrangements)
(Day 6) - Self Drive from Hyden to Perth

Today head up the road on your self drive from Hyden to Perth. Drive time is approximately 4 hours (224 miles).

On your drive today from Hyden to Perth, be sure to stop in the historic town of York for lunch. Nestled on the banks of the Avon River in the gently rolling farmlands of the beautiful Avon Valley, the district offers unique insights into Western Australia’s rich and colourful past, both before and following European settlement in 1831. York was the first inland settlement in Western Australia, and the town has maintained a vibrant spirit among its many Victorian and Federation buildings.

After lunch continue on to Perth following the Great Eastern Highway. Perhpas stop to stretch your legs in Mundaring in the Darling Ranges. Home to WA’s first conservation area, John Forrest National Park, it offers the perfect spot to stretch your legs while taking in striking granite outcrops and waterfalls.

Just a short 45 minute drive from Mundaring takes you into Perth.

(Day 6) - Departure Flight exiting Perth, Own Arrangements

International flight (as per your own arrangements).

* Terms & Conditions

All prices are in US dollars and correct as of June 11, 2015. Flights are not included. Visa required additional $15 per person. Pricing is from “per person” based on Double Occupancy (2 Adults) in hotels. Single Supplements apply. Motorhome is VW Euro Star (or similar). Upgrades available on request (upgrade supplements apply). Subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. Prices are for Low season, seasonal supplements will apply. No refunds allowed. Changes are permitted (fees may apply). Other restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined 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 routes 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, 2015 – March 31, 2016

Book By: October 31, 2015

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  • a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
  • b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
  • c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
  • d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.