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From Perth: Margaret River to Esperance 6-Day Tour

1. From Perth: Margaret River to Esperance 6-Day Tour

Day 1: Perth to Margaret River Begin by traveling south from Perth to the popular tourist town of Busselton. See the 19th-century jetty stretching 1.8km into the turquoise Geographe Bay. Stop at breathtaking Meelup Beach for lunch and a quick swim. Unleash the adventurer within embarking on a two-hour hike to Cape Naturalist in Leeuwin-Naturalise National Park. Descend into the magical Ngilgi Cave. Finally, arrive at Big Valley Caravan Park for the night. Day 2: Margaret River to Walpole In the morning, head to Surfers Point, at the Margaret River mouth to surfers, carve up the ocean. Embark on a 6km hike through one of the most scenic sections of the Cape to Cape Track from Redgate Beach to Contos. Taste your way around the world-renowned Margaret River region. Continue south into the pristine forests of the Walpole Wilderness Region. Visit the largest tingle tree in Western Australia and set up camp at idyllic Peaceful Bay. Day 3: Walpole and Albany Region After breakfast, pack up camp and roam on to William Bay National Park. Visit the Natural Bridge and The Gap. Set out on a two-hour hike through the forest to Castle Rock. Set up camp at a private campsite at Mt Trio with shower and toilet facilities. Day 4: Mt Trio to Cape Le Grand National Park Make your way towards Esperance and travel a little further east to Cape Le Grand National Park. Set up camp at Lucky Bay, where you will find an ocean colored all imaginable shades of blue and sand so white and fine it squeaks between your toes. The rest of the day is at your command. Day 5: Cape Le Grand National Park Wander onto the beach before spending a whole day unearthing this incredible park. Traverse through lush bushland, swim at fantastic bays and coves, and learn about its abundant flora and fauna. Embark on one of the best hikes of the tour, climbing Frenchman Peak to watch the sunset on the last night. Day 6: Esperance to Perth Depart early in the morning. Stop for lunch at a quintessential outback town and continue until reaching the 2,700-million-year-old Wave Rock. Hop back on the bus to see the historic township of York. Learn about the Rabbit-Proof Fence. Finally, roll into Perth in the evening after traveling around 9 hours with stops along the way.

Perth: Orca Cruise, Scenic Flight, and Camel Farm 5-Day Tour

2. Perth: Orca Cruise, Scenic Flight, and Camel Farm 5-Day Tour

Discover the wonders of Western Australia on a 5-day adventure from Perth to Esperance, Hyden, and York. Explore the beaches of Cape Le Grand National Park, visit a camel farm, fly over Middle Island, and go whale watching on a Bremer Bay cruise. Day 1Meet your driver outside your Perth hotel to begin your adventure. Drive into the heart of the Wheatbelt of Western Australia to reach Bremer Bay. On the unusually named Pussy Cat Hill, view a memorial to Donald Campbell, who set a new world water speed record across Lake Dumbleyung. Next, enjoy a coffee/tea break with juices, biscuits, muesli bars, nuts, salty snacks, seasonal fruit or vegetables, and dried fruit, including gluten-free options. As you drive to the south coast, refresh yourself with a cold drink. Day 2 After breakfast, embark on an all-day Orca Whale expedition. As the pristine and scenic bays and cliffs of one of the world’s most ancient coastlines slip from your sight, the sparkling turquoise waters change to the deep blue of the Southern Ocean. Spend the day exploring the only place in Australia you can reliably encounter killer whales (orca), the ocean’s undisputed apex predator. Day 3Enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading off on a leisurely drive to Esperance to visit Cape Le Grand National Park. Indulge in the photo-worthy white beaches, the whitest in Australia as certified by Geoscience Australia, and admire the turquoise waters of Lucky Bay. Day 4Have breakfast before taking in sweeping views during a scenic flight over Middle Island and the dazzling pink of Lake Hillier. Keep an eye out for the brilliant white beaches and dense woodland surrounding the lake. Back on land, enjoy a scenic drive along Great Ocean Drive with its many highlights and lookouts. As you leave the Southern Ocean behind, head towards the Wave Rock in Hyden, where you'll spend the night. Day 5After breakfast, visit the famous Wave Rock, also called “breakers wave.” Get plenty of time to explore and learn about the story of this natural wonder. Afterward, drive through the wide-stretched West Australian Wheatbelt to reach York at about lunchtime. A quaint short stroll in the oldest inland settlement of W.A. will take you back to the time of the first settlers. The well-maintained and renovated houses boasting their original facades still give off the atmosphere of the pioneer’s time. Next, head to a camel farm to learn about the history and modern use of the single-humped desert ships here in Australia before returning to Perth for drop-off. 

Australia: Alice Springs to Perth 15-Day Overland Tour

3. Australia: Alice Springs to Perth 15-Day Overland Tour

Spend 14 days touring around the undiscovered regions of Western and South Australia. Stay in an underground Coober Pedy hotel. Go on a scenic flight at lake Eyre. Speed around the Flinders range by jeep. Walk 40 meters above the forest on a treetop walk. Taste Australian wine in Margaret River. Begin your outback exploration in the Northern Territory. Depart from Alice Springs, the gateway to the Red Center. Cross red desert sands to the opal mining town of Coober Pedy, famous for its underground homes, on day 2. Escape from the heat as you spend the night in an underground hotel. Depart Coober Pedy on day 3 to arrive at the cattle station service town of Marree, famous for having Australia's first mosque. Continue on day 4 as you go to Akaroola in the Flinders Range, known for its bird wildlife and nature sanctuary. Leave the mountains and drive to Port Augusta on day 5. Enjoy Port Augusta and the views of the Spencer Gulf as you head to Port Lincoln on day 6. Appreciate this city on the lower Eyre Peninsula, known as the seafood capital of Australia. Depart from here on day 7 to go to the Nullarbor. Marvel at the flat, arid plain, which is home to the largest single exposure of limestone bedrock in the world. Head to the roadhouse community of Balladonia on day 8. Arrive at the goldfields coastal town of Esperance on day 9, and gaze at the white, sandy beaches. Go north to the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie on day 10. Spend day 11 in this town and experience the Golden Mile. Appreciate being near one of the world's richest goldfields. Travel to Hyden on day 12, which is home to the famous Wave Rock, a 15-meter granite cliff. Arrive in the port city of Albany on day 13 and enjoy beaches on the southern tip of Western Australia. Travel to Pemberton in the southwest of the state, in the Margaret River region, on day 14. Reach your final destination of Perth on day 15 to conclude your amazing adventure.

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