Margaret River & Rottnest Island

8 Days

Physical Rating:
Easy
At the western end of this country where the desert meets the sea, sits some of Australia’s most precious jewels. On the banks of the sparkling Swan river, Perth city has all of the attractions of a major modern city in much more manageable and relaxed size. With Rottnest Island and it’s quokkas just off the coast and the bohemian Fremantle just down the river, Perth and it’s surrounds offer travellers a tantalising getaway. Combined with the wineries, waves and wilderness of Margaret River, this 8 day tour has an incredible array of treasures. Join Waratah Adventure tours on this small group tour, with excellent accommodation, professional tour guides and perfectly balanced itinerary.

Margaret River & Rottnest Island Tour Inclusions

  • Friendly Guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Comfortable touring bus, expertly maintained
  • Small Group with a maximum of 12 guests
  • Margaret River wine tour
  • Ngilgi Cave tour
  • Day trip to Rottnest Island via ferry from Fremantle.

Meals:

  • 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

Accommodation:

  • 2 nights at the Travelodge in Perth
  • 2 nights at the Esplanade Fremantle
  • 3 nights at Margarets Forest Holiday Apartments

 

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Day 1: Perth, Western Australia

Arrive in Perth to your CBD hotel, within walking distance of many great restaurants and bars. Explore Western Australia’s beautiful capital city on the banks of the Swan River.

Accommodation: Travelodge Perth

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Day 2: Explore Perth at your own pace

Explore the city at your own pace today. King’s Park and Botanic Gardens is an absolute must, with one of Australia’s most iconic city views. Check out the Bell Tower and Elisabeth Quay or simply stroll along the Esplanade watching the activity of the Swan River. You can ride four free busses around the centre of town – the buses are colour coded and route maps are available at the Tourist Information Centres and hotels. Another fantastic alternative is a visit to the wineries and gourmet food producers of the Swan Valley. You can jump on a Swan River scenic cruise (recommended operator: Captain Cook Cruises).

Accommodation: Travelodge Perth

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: Perth to Margaret River

After breakfast we will pick you up in a small bus, to begin a 4-day touring adventure of Margaret River and the south-west corner of WA. Our first stop is Busselton Jetty which is about 2.5hrs south of Perth. Busselton is a chilled holiday town with pristine Indian Ocean beaches and a 19th-century wooden Jetty which extends nearly 2km out to the ocean. It is the southern hemisphere’s longest, and an impressive sight.
From Busselton we will follow the coast round to Cape Naturaliste and visit some of it’s beautiful beaches with Meelup Beach being a highlight. We will also check out the lighthouse precinct and Sugarloaf Rock Lookout to see this massive granite island. We will fill the afternoon picking out spots on the coast before heading to the town of Margaret River to check into our motel. Enjoy dinner in the evening with our new friends at the Margaret River Motel.

Accommodation: Margarets Forest Holiday Apartments

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4: Margaret River Region Highlights

Today we will spend the day exploring the natural side of the Margaret River region. Known mainly for it’s wineries and delicious gourmet produce, Margaret River also boasts a spectacular coastline. Perfect white sand beaches, limestone cliffs and deep red granite boulders that beg to be explored.

We will allow time to drop into the famous Cape to Cape walk trail to access some of the more spectacular sites along the coast. While the walking is not hugely demanding, there will be some walking on uneven surfaces for up to an hour or so at a time. A highlight is standing on top of the Wilyabrup sea cliffs, and walking through the tranquil Boranup Karri Forest. For tours in summer we can take a swim at Hamelin Bay. We will pack everything we can into this memorable day out in nature before heading back to our motel, where you can walk into town for an evening meal from one of the many restaurants.

Accommodation: Margarets Forest Holiday Apartments

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 5: Margaret River Wine Tour

Wine and indulgence are the order of the day! We start a bit later today, with the opportunity to stroll into town for a coffee and a look around.
With over 100 wineries in Margaret River we will pick out the best, quaintest and quirkiest. There are some famous names that we cannot miss such as Leeuwin Estate, and Voyager Estate but there are also many smaller boutique producers with fantastic wines and beautiful grounds. The beer lovers will not be forgotten as we will stop at the Cheeky Monkey Brewery for lunch (not included), and we won’t forget about the chocolate fans either.

Accommodation: Margarets Forest Holiday Apartments

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 6: Margaret River to Fremantle

After breakfast, we will leave Margaret River and head to one of the local limestone Caves. This stunningly decorated cave was Western Australia’s very first tourist attraction. By mid afternoon, we will arrive in Fremantle and check you into the centrally located and well presented Esplanade Hotel, for 2 nights.

With ‘Freo’ at your doorstep, there is no end to the nightlife options available. The original Little Creatures Brewery is in view of the hotel, as is the fishing boat harbour which must be the epicentre of Australia’s “Fish and Chip industry”. There are many small bars, quirky restaurants and cafes within walking distance of your hotel. Enjoy a night on the town in one of Australia’s coolest and bohemian towns.

Accommodation: Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 7: Full Day Rottnest Island

It is about a 10 minute walk from your hotel to B Shed ferry, where you can jump on the 30 minute boat ride over to the perfect island paradise, that is Rottnest Island. After a coffee, it is customary to try to grab a Quokka selfie. These little marsupials have the title of “World’s Friendliest Animals” and are an absolute delight for young and old. If you are feeling energetic, bicycles are a great way to explore the island. You can whip around the island in a couple of hours or take the whole day to explore the many swimming bays and snorkelling spots. If you are feeling like less physical exertion, there is a hop on hop off bus, which constantly rotates around the island and is another way to explore until your heart is content. Take the afternoon ferry back to Fremantle and enjoy one final night in Western Australia’s cultural capital.

Accommodation: Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 8: Depart Fremantle

Today check out from the hotel and make your own onwards travel plans.

Meals: Breakfast

Length and grade of walks adjusted according to fitness levels – where possible. We reserve the right to alter the tour itinerary at any time due to circumstances beyond our control. If this should occur we will do our best to offer a suitable alternative.

Secure your seat with a $350 deposit

Tour Price: $1,799 twin share

Single supplements available for an additional $455

Your tour balance will be due 6 weeks prior to your departure.

Cancellation Policy

  • 85 days or more, you will be refunded all monies paid, less a $50 administration fee.
  • 42 to 84 days prior to departure, you will lose your deposit
  • 28 to 41 days: 25% of full tour cost
  • 14 to 27 days: 50% of full tour cost
  • less than 14 days: 100% of full tour cost, no refund

If you have any concerns about cancelling, please take out travel insurance covering this contingency. This policy will be adhered to despite the most compelling and compassionate circumstances.

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