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5 Day Intrepid Travel Margaret River & Albany Adventure

5 days 4 nights
Perth to Perth
from NZD$2,142pp
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Immerse yourself in a First Nations tour like no other, go tasting wines, cheese and chocolate in the epicurean Margaret River region, spend a unique night surrounded by some of Australia’s animal treasures at Donnelly River Village and get to know the southern coast with wildlife and wilderness experiences in and around Albany. This five-day adventure from Perth to the best that Western Australia’s south has to offer is action-packed, scenic and full of time for you to soak in the views. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Food & wineWildlife & nature

This Tour Also Features

  • Albany William Bay & Greens Pool
  • Busselton Jetty
  • First Nations Cultural Experience
  • Margaret River Cheesery Visit
  • Margaret River Chocolate Factory Visit
  • Margaret River Ngiligi Cave Visit & Didgeridoo Performance
  • Margaret River Noongar First Nations Experience
  • Margaret River Winery Visit & Tasting
  • Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
  • Walpole Wilderness Boat Cruise
  • Meals included: 4 breakfasts
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Day One - Welcome to Perth and Margaret River!
Tour day 1
Ngilgi Cave Walk

Welcome to the west coast of the Australian mainland. Your adventure begins in Perth (Boorloo in the language of the local Whadjuk Nyoongar people, who are the traditional owners of the land on which Perth is now located). This morning, meet your leader and fellow travel crew at 8.30am – find out exact details in the ‘Joining Point Instructions’ of your Essential Trip Information – then begin your coastal journey south towards the laidback locale of Busselton. Home to the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere at 1.841 kilometres, take the chance to stretch your legs and explore along the lovely foreshore. Continue to your accommodation in Margaret River, then head out again, this time inland to an immersive and powerful First Nations cultural experience, giving you a snapshot into the history of the land and its peoples. Take a short bushwalk identifying traditional medicines in plants and learning local Noongar knowledge from your guide. Venture into Ngilgi Cave, home to significant Dreaming stories for local communities, and experience a mesmerising didgeridoo performance inside the cave. Tonight, perhaps keep the introductions going over dinner and a drink with your newfound travel pals.

Activities:

  • Margaret River - Noongar First Nations Experience
  • Busselton - Busselton Jetty
  • Margaret River - Ngilgi Cave Visit & Didgeridoo Performance

Staying in:

  • Motel (1 night)

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Day Two - Taste of Margaret River
Tour day 2
Margaret River Vineyard

Today is all about tasting what the Margaret River region has to offer. This section of Australia is home to some of the best artisanal flavours around, particularly their wines, cheeses and chocolate. So, luckily for you, the group will hit all three today! Take to the less travelled regional roads bound for a boutique winery, a local chocolate factory and cheesery, tasting some of the best going around. Margaret River’s wineries have built a reputation on their cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, and you’ll soon know why. After a day of indulging, the evening is yours to enjoy how you’d like. Perhaps it’s time to explore the township’s restaurant and bar scene – be sure to ask your group leader for their recommendations.

Activities:

  • Margaret River - Cheesery Visit
  • Margaret River - Chocolate Factory Visit
  • Margaret River - Winery Visit & Tastings

Staying in:

  • Motel (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day Three - A day of sightseeing
Tour day 3
Image of Kangaroo

Strap in for a day of sightseeing – first stop, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Here, learn of the fascinating maritime history of the Cape region full of shipwrecks and lighthouse keeper tales. There will also be time for a short coastal walk along the Cape to Cape Track, so be sure to have your camera handy for some cool coastal shots. Pass by Winjee Sam (Canal Rocks) and The Bridge, keeping an eye out for a passing Southern Right or Humpback Whale, which you might just be lucky enough to spot. Next drive to Hamelin Bay and search for some local stingrays floating around in the shallow waters. Finish up with an easy one-hour drive to the former timber town of Donnelly River, where you’ll spend the night in heritage buildings with shared communal facilities, surrounded by kangaroos, emus and possums. This is true blue.

Please note that at tonight's accommodation we use different styles and combinations of rooms, depending on the group size and availability (i.e. a main building with a number of rooms within and/or smaller cottages situated at the same location). All accommodation comes with shared bathroom facilities. If you have booked a single supplement you will be allocated a single room, but you will still share the facilities with other members of your group.

Activities:

  • Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park - Canal Rocks & The Bridge
  • Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park - Boranup Forest (Caves Road) & Conto Beach Lookout
  • Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park - Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Coastal Walk
  • Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park - Hamelin Bay

Staying in:

  • Village Accommodation (shared facilities) (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day Four - Nature day from Walpole to Albany
Tour day 4
Tree Top walk in the Valley of the Giants

Depart Donnelly River Village bound for Walpole-Nornalup National Park. Spend the morning in nature on board a wilderness eco cruise in Walpole. Keep your eyes peeled for pods of dolphins and other marine life in this secluded cove. Afterwards, stop by the impressive Valley of the Giants, embarking on a Tree Top Walk on boardwalks and bridges suspended upwards of 40 metres in the canopy above. This ancient tingle forest is the largest in the state, and the biodiversity of trees in this region are very special. Explore the forests of southern WA, and on your way to Albany, stop by the coast at natural attractions such as Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks, discovering some postcard-perfect views. Think sun-bleached boulders, crisp white sands, turquoise waters and dramatic cliffs – they’re all on the cards today. Following an action-packed day end up in Albany tonight.

The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk is a Grade 1 (easy) 600m walkway positioned 40m above the ground at the heigh of the forest canopy.

Activities:

  • Walpole-Nornalup National Park - Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
  • William Bay National Park - Greens Pool & Elephant Rocks
  • Walpole-Nornalup National Park - Wilderness Eco Cruise

Staying in:

  • Motel (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day Five - Farewell from Albany and Perth
Tour day 5
View of Perth

After breakfast head out to explore the sights in and around Albany. See The Gap, Natural Bridge in Torndirrup National Park and Frenchmans Bay, stopping to stretch your legs and take some coastal photos. Then, in the afternoon, it’s time to head back to Perth. Depending on the time of year, fields of wildflowers will be in full bloom roadside, making for some scenic roadside views. You will arrive back to Perth in the late afternoon or early evening. Once there, you are free to continue your own adventure or begin your homeward journey, as your tour ends on arrival.

Activities:

  • Albany - Frenchmans Bay
  • Torndirrup National Park - The Gap & Natural Bridge
Meals included: Breakfast

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