4 Days / 3 Nights Best of Gold Coast
Travel Validity : 01 March 2019 – 31 December 2019
Arrangement Type : Private Tour
Frequency : Daily
Minimum Group Size : 04 Adults
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Upon your arrival at Perth Airport, as soon as you pass Australian Customs and walk out the automatic doors into the arrival hall, proceed to the shuttle bus meeting point to register with the waiting coach captain for the transfer to your selected hotel. Thereafter, rest of the day is free at leisure for you to explore the city.
After breakfast, proceed on a half-day tour that showcases the very best of Perth and its coastal neighbour Fremantle to discover the friendly charm of both cities with its unique combination of old as well as new architecture. This tour features all of Perth’s key points of interest, starting at King Park Botanical Gardens where you can walk through the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walkway; WACA Ground –Western Australia’s “Home of Cricket”; the iconic Swan Bell Tower at the Barack Street Jetty; and followed by a picturesque drive along the coast via the famous Cottesloe Beach to the historic port of Fremantle – a centre of cosmopolitan cafés and restored old buildings as well as markets that add to its vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy a stroll around South Terrace and perhaps drop into a local market before returning to Perth to conclude the day. Tour will conclude at Fremantle or Barrack Street Jetty and rest of the day is free at leisure for your own activities.
After breakfast, proceed on your selected Full-day Tour. Passengers need to be ready and waiting at the appointed venue at least 10 minutes before scheduled pick-up time.
Margaret River, Cave, Wine, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Busselton Jetty : Discover the picturesque Margaret River wine growing region with its stunning beaches, rivers and inland waterway of Peel Inlet; taste the wines; as well as explore the vast underground limestone caves along this Indian Ocean coastline. Head south to the iconic Bussleton Jetty and marvel at the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere; enjoy a guided tour through the gothic-like Mammoth Cave with its vast chambers full of amazing formations; and drive through the beautiful Boranup Forest, a visual highlight of the region before reaching Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, a geographical point of significance marking the meeting point between the Southern and Indian Oceans.
New Norcia Benedictine History, Swan Valley Produce, Wildflowers (seasonal) & Gourmet Afternoon Tea : Discover the unique township of New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town which is renowned for its Benedictine Abbey where a handful of monks still live, work and pray. Drive through the town and learn of the intriguing history as well as culture of the community; visit the grand gothic-style St. Gertrude’s College which was originally built as a girls’ boarding school and opened in 1908; view the chapel and museum artefacts gifted to the monastery by Popes as well as Royalty of Spain; pop in to a local produce shop for a chance to purchase Benedictine Community goods such as olive oil, fruits, wine, New Norcia nut cake and breads; as well as take the opportunity to sample some of the region’s famed delights such as chocolate, nougat and gourmet nuts. Throughout the tour, roadside stops will be made to view native wildflowers whilst they are in season.
Pinnacles, Koalas & Sand Boarding 4WD Adventure : (Important notice : This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, people with back problems and/or infants) Experience nature at its very best… big sky plains, emerald waters bordered by pristine white sandy beaches, massive sand dunes as well as ancient limestone formations created by forces of nature. Head north through the Swan Valley to Caversham Wildlife Park to pet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos as well as get up close to native wildlife such as wombats; enjoy an audio guide and travel through a live lobster processing plant at your own pace; stroll through the fascinating moon-like landscape with limestone spires rising from the desert floor; as well as experience a thrilling adventure of sand boarding and 4-wheel driving over the vast sand dunes of Lancelin.
Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk : Experience some of Western Australia’s natural treasures. Travel Southeast through the dense Jarrah Forests as well as hectares of fruit orchards to “Karri Country” where Western Australia’s largest tree, The Karri grows in abundance. Enjoy a spectacular tree top walk that has been constructed through the canopy of this unique Tingle Forest with its 600-metre-long bridge structure of approximately 40 metres above the forest floor or alternatively, take a stroll on the ground level through the “Ancient Empire” where one can get up close and personal to the 400-year-old giants of the forest. Note – Strong wind conditions may result in the closure of the Tree Top Walk, in which case alternative touring arrangements will be made.
Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers (seasonal) & Aboriginal Culture : Discover one of Australia’s most incredible geological wonders – a breaking wave frozen in time in the middle of the Western Australian wheatbelt! Head east through the scenic Darling Ranges to the colonial town of York at Avon Valley, the first inland European settlement founded back in 1831. Wander around the wonderfully preserved turn-of-the century Victorian architecture for a glimpse of Australia’s pioneer heyday; Walk right into the gaping cavernous mouth of Hippo’s Yawn and crawl out through a passage resembling a throat; as well as explore Humps and Mulka’s Cave to take in the ancient Aboriginal Cave Paintings.
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