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The Pinnacles: Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour from Perth

1. The Pinnacles: Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour from Perth

Discover the magic of the Pinnacles Desert on a 9-hour guided tour. Head west to the Turquoise Coast and keep an eye out for native wildlife. Stop in Lancelin for a walk along the beach. Experience the thrill of sandboarding down giant sand dunes. Board the bus and visit Ngilgen Lookout to see seasonal wildflowers and admire views over the Indian Ocean. Go for a guided walk on the beach at Hangover Bay to see native plants that were used by the Aborigines for food and medicine when they lived off the land. Enjoy dinner at the Observation Deck in the Pinnacles Desert, accompanied by a glass of Margaret River wine. See the sunset over the Indian Ocean and later marvel at the stars with the help of Astro binoculars and a telescope.  See the Rings of Saturn through the telescope and photograph the moon by attaching your smartphone to the telescope.

From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

2. From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

Sit back and enjoy the delights of a river cruise from Perth to the Swan Valley while sampling premium wines, cheese/biscuits, and morning tea. Not forgetting the informative and interesting commentary as the boat meanders its way up into the smaller reaches of the Swan River. Be met off the boat by your tour guide at Sandalford Jetty and be escorted to an air-conditioned bus. Continue visiting a selection of the Valley's best boutique wineries chosen for their ambiance and quality of wines. First, call at Windy Creek Estate, where tasting is held in their stunning new cellar door. Sample some of the best ports in the Valley (plus great red/whites) as well as relishes & jams from their Wicked Stepmother's range as an added bonus. Next, head to lunch at The Abbey at Heafod Glen Wines. Begin with a tasting of their extensive range of whites and reds then order a mail off the set menu with a glass of wine, beer or cider. You are welcome to revisit the cellar door after lunch to sample more of their range or just find a special bottle for yourself or someone at home. During the afternoon enjoy some cleansing beers at Elmar's Brewery, produce sampling at the Providore and delicious truffles at the Chocolate Company.

Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Cultural Tour from Perth

3. Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Cultural Tour from Perth

First stop on your 12.5-hour tour from Perth is in historic York. Enjoy morning tea (at your own expense) before continuing to Hyden. Check out the Hippo’s Yawn rock formation and sit down to an Aussie country-style lunch. Afterwards, visit Wave Rock, one of Western Australia’s most popular natural landmarks, in a shape that resembles a giant ocean wave. See the ancient Gnamma Holes, which is a sacred Aboriginal site. Continue to the Humps and finally Mulka’s Cave. Return to Perth via a different route and stop in the country town of Babakin for afternoon tea (at your own own expense). Wildflower viewing stops are made en route, seasonally.

Wild Dolphin Swim & Cruise Day Trip from Perth

4. Wild Dolphin Swim & Cruise Day Trip from Perth

Swim with wild dolphins at Rockingham for a memorable adventure! Rockingham is a 45-minute drive south of Perth. Self-drive or benefit from optional round-trip coach transfers from Perth. In Rockingham, climb aboard the custom-built dolphin swim boat designed to make accessing the water easy. Cruise Rockingham’s sheltered bays and islands in search of any of over 200 local dolphins. The friendly crew will conduct introductory snorkelling lessons. Then it'll be time to get in the water to make the most of your wild dolphin encounter!  After your experience, enjoy refreshments on board the boat before returning to Rockingham, where your day finishes with the drive back to Perth. Choose to swim with the dolphins or stay dry onboard as a spectator.

Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

5. Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

See the best of Rottnest Island on this full-day, all-inclusive tour of Western Australia's most beautiful island, just 19 kilometers off the coast of Perth.  Begin your day at Hillary's Boat Harbor in Perth, where you can explore the harbor and savor a delicious morning tea before traveling to Rottnest Island. You will get there on a lightning-fast ocean crossing aboard the local partner's high-speed ferries. It is recommended to arrive at Hillary's Boat Harbor at 09:00 for the 10:00 ferry departure.  Then, discover everything this beautiful island has to offer on a 3.5-hour all-inclusive fully guided bus tour. Explore the stunning beauty of this A Class reserve in air-conditioned comfort, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands, and incredible salt lakes - all ending in a unique historic train ride. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch as part of the bus tour.  On the bus tour, you will visit all of Rottnest's must-see locations including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta rocks, Oliver Hill gun fortification and tunnels, Cape Vlamingh, and the majestic lookout point at Cathedral Rocks. Learn all about the major natural habitats found on the island, as well as about Rottnest's cultural and historical heritage from maritime to military, and what future developments are planned for this beautiful spot.  When you're ready, return to Perth by ferry. The last ferry departs Rottnest at approximately 16:30.

Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

6. Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle with ferry transfers, a 1.5-hour adventure boat tour, and free time to explore.  When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. From Perth, you’ll enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. Then embark on a 1.5-hour wildlife thrill ride aboard a purpose-built, high-powered vessel for the adventure of a lifetime.  This is the ultimate natural Rottnest adventure, with adaptive real-time commentary. Your guides are motivated and passionate about the island and feel privileged to be able to showcase this side of Rottnest. Your tour will take you on a complete circumnavigation of Rottnest Island, weather permitting. The experience will be an unforgettable, entertaining, and informative one. The waters off Rottnest Island are teeming with wildlife, including majestic humpback whales who visit the area from September-November. Watch the delightful antics of the New Zealand fur seal colony out at Cathedral Rocks.  After your tour, you have free time on the island to explore independently. You could perhaps rent a bike (at your own cost) or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches before catching the return ferry back to Perth or Fremantle.

Swan Valley: Full-Day Wine Tour with Lunch

7. Swan Valley: Full-Day Wine Tour with Lunch

Join this tour for a memorable day in the Swan Valley enjoying the many great wines and produce the valley has to offer. If you are looking for a quality tour with a knowledgeable guide, join this tour. The day tour includes: • Pick-up and drop off at locations listed below in comfortable air conditioned vehicles • Wine tasting at 4 very different and first class wineries • Savoring a delicious cheeseboard with our wine tasting at one of the wineries • A scrumptious lunch at a winery • A complimentary glass of wine included with lunch • Chocolate samples at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory • Decadent chocolate liqueurs & fine foods at Providore • Beer tasting at a local micro brewery Everything listed above is included in the tour price. Please note that the supplier picks up from Perth CBD (9.50am), Crown Casino (10.00am) and The Swan Valley Visitor Cenere, Guildford (10.15am) - options can be chosen when booking. Please also advise of any special dietary requirements.

Perth: Full Day Swan Valley Cruise & Wine Tasting With Lunch

8. Perth: Full Day Swan Valley Cruise & Wine Tasting With Lunch

Indulge yourself on a full-day exploration of the Swan Valley in Western Australia. Located at the upper reaches of the Swan River, the region is a wine lover’s paradise, full of boutique wineries. It was the birthplace of viticulture during the early days of settlement in Western Australia. You will enjoy a leisurely river cruise from Perth along the calm Swan River, to the celebrated fertile Swan Valley. You will be welcomed on board with a morning tea, then wine tastings with a selection of cheese and biscuits.   Your boat will be the airline style, fully air-conditioned River Lady with an open bow area. Enjoy the Captain’s commentary and learn the art of wine tasting with wine, selected from one of Western Australia’s notable wineries while you relax and enjoy the scenery. Upon completion of your cruise you will be met by your coach driver and will embark on a driving tour of the Valley with visits to 2 boutique wineries and 2 breweries. Western Australia’s oldest wine region, the area is also rich with artisan food producers, including nougat and chocolate makers. You will visit an assortment of traditional and modern wineries, sampling the best the Swan Valley has to offer as you go. Stop off at a microbrewery for a refreshing ale with wedges. The entire trip is a food and wine lover’s dream ticket, combining wine, cheese, beer and chocolate tasting in a relaxed and informal setting. You will be served a scrumptious set lunch at Homestead Brewery, complete with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or cider. Move on to a chocolate tasting and truffle tasting at the boutique Margaret River Chocolate Company. The 8-hour tour with an English-speaking guide will tantalize your taste buds and tickle your palette. On the return coach journey you can take advantage of free drop-offs in Perth, Burswood or historic Guildford.

Swan Valley Full-Day Winery Experience with Lunch from Perth

9. Swan Valley Full-Day Winery Experience with Lunch from Perth

Discover Swan Valley’s wonderfully unique and world class wineries on a full-day tour from Perth with an exceptional local guide. Be treated as a long lost friend at cellar doors offering premium wines, remarkable characters and priceless ambience. Feast on an a la carte lunch, cheese boards, beers and heart-stopping chocolates and truffles. Join the tour at the meeting point for your journey to Swan Valley, only 25 minutes from the Perth CBD. Visit family run vineyards, where the owners are happy to share their winemaking techniques, through to the large well-known wineries. Your guide will give you interesting and informative commentary along the way.  Sample a gourmet cheese board with local cheeses at Lancaster Wines whilst sitting amongst the vines enjoying their extensive selection of premium wines and fortifies. Order a delicious main meal off the set menu at a delight boutique winery with a glass of wine or beer. At the end of the day relax with a beer at one of the boutique breweries in the Swan Valley with a glass of beer or wine. Indulge in handmade chocolates and truffles at the Chocolate Company and browse chutneys and jams at Providore before returning to Perth.

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

10. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth. While there, enjoy an included 1-hour 45-minute bus tour in air-conditioned comfort and listen to live commentary as you discover the island's flora, fauna, and must-see locations. When booking, select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Perth, enjoy a Swan River scenic cruise past Fremantle and onward to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island. Upon arrival on the island, hop on board your bus tour. During the tour, take in Rottnest's amazing flora and fauna, including beaches, woodlands, and salt lakes. Learn about the island's colonial and maritime history from the live commentary, too. The bus tour covers all of Rottnest’s must-see locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, the majestic lookout point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh. Afterward, you will have free time to explore the island at your own leisure, before boarding your return ferry.

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This is a real fun activity for family; swimming with wild dolphins in open water is a must do tour. 2 thumbs up!!

The whole experience was memorable. Would definitely recommend the day to our friends

It was such a fun time meeting others and tasting some very delicious wine

We were hampered by the weather, but Gavin did his best to compensate.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day and Alan, our tour guide was great.