The 6 Days Secrets of Esperance tour combines the Golden West with the South West. This part of Western Australia is stunning and combines the heart of the central wheatbelt with the coastal attractions. Enjoy five nights of bush camping under the stars and preparing meals with the rest of your group. This starts and ends in Perth.
Tucked away in the South West of the country, Esperance is a coastal town you'll fall instantly in love with. The crystal clear beaches will have you hooked on the town, not to mention the nearby National Park where you can get your hiking shoes out and have an adventure. This tour also stops off at the famous Wave Rock.
Highlights of the 6 Days Secrets of Esperance Tour include Cape Le Grand National Park, Esperance, Fitzgerald River National Park, Frenchmen's Peak, Lucky Bay, Valley of the Giants, Wave Rock and Yallingup.
Day 1 : Perth to Fitzgerald National Park
The adventure begins as we travel east over the Darling Ranges. After a morning break at the historic township of York we continue our journey south. Our lunch stop will be at Wave Rock, where there is the opportunity to have a look at this amazing rock formation. After lunch we drive further south to our camp near the coast of the Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognised world biosphere reserve with plenty of beautiful beaches and rugged coastline. (LD)
Day 2 : Esperance to Cape Le Grand National Park
After a morning drive along the coast we arrive in Esperance with time to have a look around and grab some lunch. We continue to Cape Le Grand National Park where we set up camp only metres from a picture postcard beach. The afternoon is free to explore this stunning coastal park with its white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. In the late afternoon, hike up the granite formation known as “Frenchman Peak” and see the stunning views of the bay and islands of the Recherche Archipelago. (BLD)
Day 3 : Cape Le Grand National Park
It’s totally up to you how you would like to spend the day enjoying this beautiful area. You may like to do one of the magnificent coastal walks or go for a swim, boogie board (own expense) or just relax and read a good book while lying on a pure white sand beach. You might have to share the bay with a couple of local kangaroos. Suggested walks will be on offer. (BLD)
Day 4 : Stirling Ranges
Leaving early, we head for the Stirling Ranges, one of Western Australia’s few mountain wildernesses with rugged peaks that rise over 1000 metres. We will do one of the many walks on offer, keeping the day flexible as there are so many great spots to visit. Your guide will decide the best route on the day but the group may visit ‘Bluff Knoll’ a 4 hour trek in the Stirling Ranges. (BLD)
Day 5 : Southwest Region
Our first stop of the day is at ‘Mount Clarence’ to overlook the Albany township. From there, the landscape changes dramatically as we head into the heart of the southern Eucalypt forests of Western Australia. We enjoy a tree top walk at the “Valley of the Giants”; a unique structure that takes you up into the canopy of a very ancient and special eucalypts called Red Tingle trees. (BLD)
Day 6 : Southwest Region to Perth
Start the day by climbing one of the giant Karri trees, once used as a fire lookout. Next we head to Ngilgi Cave for a personalised Koomal Dreaming Aboriginal dreamtime, bush foods and tool-making session, where you will experience and learn about the Indigenous culture of this area. Sit back, relax and reflect on your experiences over the last six days as we head back to Western Australia's capital city Perth. (BL)
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Cape Le Grand National Park
Fitzgerald River National Park
Valley of the Giants
Meals as indicated
Camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)
National Park fees
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 to the 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
This tour departs from Perth CBD at 7:00am. Pick-ups from select accommodation start from 6:20am. Tour returns to Perth early evening on day 6.
Tour departs on select Mondays from April through November and on select Sundays from December through March.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
There is a maximum of 18 passengers per tour. Due to the remote locations that we are visiting we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Please bring Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), hat & sunscreen, towel & toiletries, swimming gear, warm clothing in winter, water bottle, torch/flashlight, insect repellent, camera, pillow, sleeping bag (not available for hire or purchase on the tour, so please bring your own).
A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.
Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
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