6N Southwest Escape

  • 7 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 1 Cities

The Southwest Escape self-drive tour takes you from the city of Perth through to the foodie delights of the Margaret River region to the historic whaling town of Albany.

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About This Trip

Find the key travel information you need to plan an extraordinary holiday in Western Australia – one of the largest and most diverse states in the world. With more than 35 travel routes by air, land and sea, including a short, five-hour flight from South Asia, it’s one of the most accessible places in Australia. Choose your own way around the State’s five diverse regions, and pick up some practical travel tips that’ll help ensure even the most adventurous journey goes smoothly.

Trip code: AU-WA6NSD-SE

6 Nights

accommodation

0 Meals

On-Trip Transport

by RENTAL CAR + ZERO EXCESS + FREE GPS

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Perth

Explore Perth city with Free CAT bus (within CBD). Visit Kings Park – 1000 acres of natural vegetation, lakes and lookouts. If time permitted, visit Fremantle (20mins), known for Cappuccino Strip and the Cicerello’s for yummy fish & chips. Fremantle Market open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

  • Overnight: Holiday Inn/ Mantra on Hay
  • Pick up your CAR - Ex Downtown (Surcharge airport AUD60)

Day 2: Perth > Margaret River (273km/3h30)

This morning, pick-up your car rental from city depot and drive to Mandurah. Join inlet scenic cruise with opportunity to see dolphins. Visit Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty (pier) in the southern hemisphere, and Underwater Observatory, see over 300 marine species (optional). Margaret River - Home to some of Australia's finest wineries. The town is well known for its surfing beaches and magnificent coastal scenery. If time permitted, travel via Dunsborough, scenic drive on Meelup Beach Road, and visit to Cape Naturaliste lighthouse.

  • Overnight: Margaret Beach Resort
  • Admission - Mandurah Scenic Inlet Cruise (1Hour)

Day 3: In Margaret River

Check-out world class wineries such as Voyager Estate and Xanadu. Food experiences, pop by Cape Lavender, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Margaret River Nougat Company and Ha Ve Harvey Cheese. Explore the subterranean world of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Caves, and visit CaveWorks – a fascinating interpretive centre set amidst the famous caves.

  • Overnight: Margaret Beach Resort
  • Admission - Cave Entry (Jewel/Lake Mammoth)

Day 4: Margaret River > Walpole (259km/3h30m)

If time permit, travel inland to Manjimup, WA’s best kept foodie secret – black truffle, is produced. Pemberton – visit Gloucester Tree lookout, climbing giant karri tree and be rewarded by an amazing view of the forest canopy.

  • Overnight: Tree Topwalk Motel

Day 5: Walpole > Albany (119km/1h30m)

Don’t miss the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, a walk trail suspended 40 metres above the forest floor. Denmark, picturesque town where charming bridges and buildings nestle unobtrusively among leafy surroundings. Albany, famous for its whaling heritage. Visit Whale Museum. Whale watching season July - October.

  • Overnight: Comfort Inn Albany
  • Admission - Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

Day 6: Albany > Perth (417km/5h)

Must see attractions include The Natural Bridge and The Gap, just next to each other. The coastal scenery is simply stunning with rock boulders. A pleasant 5hours drive back to Perth. Towns of interest: Mt Barker, Kojonup and Williams. Check-out Perth’s established restaurants: The Heritage, The Print Hall and Greenhouse.

  • Overnight: Holiday Inn/ Mantra

Day 7: Depart Perth

  • Drop up your CAR at Airport

Travel Highlights

  • Celebrating Perth’s love affair with the Swan River, Elizabeth Quay is transforming the foreshore into a free playground for all ages to enjoy the city’s active lifestyle, abundant sunshine, amazing views, alfresco dining, outdoor markets and lively festival scene. The Bell Tower located in Barrack Square, where the city meets the Swan River, The Bell Tower is just a five minute stroll from the city centre - making it one of the most visited must see attractions in Perth.
  • The Busselton Jetty experience takes you 1.8 kilometres out to sea, on the longest wooden-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere, the second longest in the world. Stroll or take a ride in the new electric Jetty Train over the waters of Geographe Bay to the Underwater Observatory.
  • The lunar-like Pinnacles form one of Australia's most unique and fascinating natural landscapes. Formed over millions of years, thousands of tall limestone spires rise eerily out of the yellow desert sands of Nambung National Park, just outside the coastal town of Cervantes.
  • Rottnest Island lies just 18 kilometres offshore from Perth surrounded by the sparkling Indian Ocean. Surrounded by coral reefs and shipwrecks, the diving and snorkelling is out-of-this-world.Watch out for the quokkas, the cute marsupials which were the inspiration for the island's name.
  • One of Australia's biggest waves is also the furthest from any ocean - Wave Rock rises 15 metres above the outback plain. Over 2,700 million years in the making, today it's a popular tourist destination. This 110-metre long multi-coloured granite cliff is shaped remarkably like a huge wave about to crash onto the bush. Pose on the rock face and surf the giant wave or see it from a different perspective by following the walk trails around the base and over the top.

Where to EatLooking for Halal certified cuisine?

  • Insan’s Café
    113-115 Murray St, Perth
  • Malaysian Dining Delights
    111 Manning Rd, Bentley
  • Indonesia Indah
    118-120 Barrack St, Perth
  • Satay On Charcoal
    18 Mends St, South Perth

It's Time to Pray!Where is the Mosque nearby me?

  • Perth Mosque
    427 William St, Perth
  • Rivervale Masjid
    9 Rowe Ave, Rivervale
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