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.
This 6 Day tour offers passengers the chance to travel through the heart of the central wheatbelt, visit National Parks including Cape Le Grande, enjoy awesome bush walks through the Stirling Ranges, taste award-winning wines.
Our adventure begins as we travel east over the Darling Ranges. After a morning break at historic 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 on the coast in the Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognized world biosphere reserve with plenty of beautiful beaches, rugged coastline and the opportunity for a short walk or swim before dinner.
After a morning drive along the coast we arrive in Esperance with time to have a look around. A short drive brings us to the 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. A late afternoon hike up the granite formation known as 'Frenchman Peak rewards you with stunning views of the bay and islands of the Recherche Archipelago.
It's totally up to you how you would like to spend the morning enjoying this beautiful area. You may like to do one of the magnificent coastal walks or go for a swim, boogie board, snorkel, fish or just relax and read a good book while lying on a pure white beach, you might have to share with a couple of locals, kangaroo's that is.
We leave early and head for the Stirling Range or Fitzgerald River National Park, where we will do one of the many walks on offer.
We like to keep today flexible as there are so many great spots to visit, the guide will decide the best route on the day. We arrive into our overnight destination at Porongurup before sampling some award winning wines and settling down to a vineyard platter.
The landscape changes dramatically as we head into the heart of the southern Eucalypt forests of W.A. We walk the talk on the 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.
In the afternoon we climb one of the giant Karri trees that once used as a fire lookout. Our last bit of the nearly 4000 km journey gives you a chance to reflect on the experiences over the last five action packed days as we head for Western Australia's capital Perth.
Up early and visit a chocolate and cheese factory. Onto Ngilgi Cave to explore this unique Western Australian cave.
After this thrilling experience, we head to Wardan Aboriginal Culture Centre for a Dream Time Tour and to experience, learn, understand and appreciate more of the aboriginal culture of this area.
Its then onto Australia's longest wooden jetty, the Busselton Jetty.
Those that would like to explore what is under the sea can take a guided tour in the unique undersea observatory (optional experience AUD $20.00).
The last part of our journey gives you a chance to reflect on the experiences over the last six action packed days as we head back to Western Australia's capital city Perth.
Travel in air-conditioned mini coach with a max 20 passengers
All camping equipment (sleeping bag hire $15 - swag $50)
All national park entry fees
Wardan Aboriginal Centre
Dream Time Tour ($17)
Tree Top Walk ($12)
Bussellton Jetty Entrance Fee
NOTE: As this is a camping trip we will be sleeping in tents. Our tents are for two people and depending upon availability you may be required to share a tent with another traveller. Luggage restrictions apply of 1 backpack/soft travel bag per person and 1 piece of hand luggage.
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
This tour departs from Perth CBD.
Any unique pick-up requirements must be arranged at time of booking. Passengers are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour departs on selected Sunday's throughout the year. Bookings are essential, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
There is a maximum of 20 passengers per tour.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
There is no specific dresscode, however, passengers must bring walking shoes, water bottle, insect repellant, hat, sunscreen, swimmers, torch, headlamps and rainproof jacket.
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