Rottnest Island and Margaret River tour
Everything about Western Australia is staggering. Perth is the most isolated city in the world, and if WA were a country in its own right, it would be in the top 10 for size. Yet we reckon the most marvellous things about the wild west are the quokkas and the wine. Mistaken by the Dutch for giant rats, quokkas are the happiest animals on earth. We reckon God made them, especially for Instagram. The wine is similarly beguiling, especially the whites from the Margaret River area. This eight day tour will see you cuddling a quokka, and sampling the vino. And that’s just for starters.
- 7 nights / 8 days tour
- 2 nights in hostel, 2 nights in glamping, 3 nights in motel
- 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
- English speaking guide
- Coach, public transport, and ferry
- See itinerary for detailed day to day tour information.
Please note: Age group: 18 - 35 years only
Image Credit: Tourism Western Australia, Bobby Bense
Valid for Departures
- 15 Oct 2021
- 12 Nov 2021
- 10 Dec 2021
- 07 Jan 2022
- 04 Feb 2022
Itinerary & Map
Feel the breeze of the Indian Ocean, gaze at the piercing blue sky and get ready to enjoy world class beaches, beautiful parks and a flourishing foodie scene. You’ll get acquainted with the city by taking a walking tour with our trip manager. Our tour will include King's Park, one of the world’s great urban spaces, overlooking the Swan River. Regrouping along the waterfront as the evening draws in, we'll enjoy a free night where we can watch the sunset together. It’s the perfect start to our west coast adventure.
- Perth Walking Tour.
We’re taking a short train ride today to explore the bohemian beachside town of Freemantle. Renowned for its artisan markets, Freemantle is a dynamic hub of creativity, and home to numerous fashion boutiques and restaurants. Opt for a tour of the Little Creatures Brewery, which makes some of the most famous craft beer in the world, or take the historic Fremantle Prison tour. The evening is ours to explore some restaurants and bars.
- Visit Fremantle Markets
- Return train to Fremantle.
The day kicks off with a ferry ride across to Rottnest Island; a traffic free zone which makes it an oasis for the myriad of wildlife that lives on the island. There are numerous beaches to enjoy, and many coastal walks to venture along. You can cycle around the island trails, snorkel in the clear blue sea, or head up to Pinky’s Beach Club to unwind. There are also plenty of optional activities, such as a seafood cruise, skydiving, or a helicopter joy-flight. You’ll have the evening free to relax, and sip some cocktails, before retiring to your luxe glamping eco-tent.
We've got a free day to explore Rottnest today. Been waiting to get that selfie with a Quokka? Now's your chance. These tiny marsupials are well known for their smiles, so make sure you get a snap. The rest of the day is all yours to snorkel, swim, eat and repeat. Then it's back to glamping under the stars.
On the way to Dunsborough we'll stop off at the Busselton jetty, a 155 year old heritage listed boardwalk which stretches for 1.8km into the Indian Ocean. After taking a stroll out to the end, we'll return to the coach and drive to Dunsborough one of the most laid-back places in Australia. Spend some time on the spectacular beach, and enjoy a free evening exploring the town and perhaps checking out the local pub for some live music before turning in for the night.
This morning starts with a very special introduction to First People’s culture. The Kaya Cape experience will show us the deep connection the Wadandi people have with the Cape to Cape country. We'll walk around the lighthouse with an Aboriginal custodian, before huddling around for a didgeridoo music session. After a rewarding morning, the rest of the day is all about beach-hopping around this magnificent coastline. We'll enjoy the turquoise waters and golden sands, and stop off at the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, where we'll take a tour and learn about the local indigenous communities. There are also options to go Stand Up Paddle Boarding, do part of the Cape to Cape Track, or visit the Ngilgi cave. As the sun sets we’ll regroup for a BBQ dinner.
- Beach Hopping in Dunsborough
- Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Tour
- BBQ dinner.
Today we visit the highly acclaimed Margaret River; an area known for its wine, food and beer. But especially its wine. We've got lunch covered, while you focus on the beautiful landscape and excellent company. A free night awaits for us back in Dunsborough.
- Day trip to the famous Margaret River Wine Region.
It's time to head back to Perth, but not before one final adventure, as we stop off along the way at the gorgeous beachside holiday haven of Bunbury, where we'll try and spot some dolphins playing in the waves.
- Comprehensive travel insurance
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance is compulsory for all guests
- Minimum age: 18 years
- Maximum age: 35 years
- Maximum group size: 25
- Tour starts & ends in Perth
- A strict 1 x luggage with a maximum weight of 20kg packed in a suitcase or bag.