10 Day South Western Escape
This fabulous journey takes you to iconic Wave Rock and the gold-rush ghost-towns en route to bustling Kalgoorlie. Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park offer magnificent coastal scenery and expansive heathlands. View the stunning Stirling Ranges, take the Valley of the Giants tree-top walk, then indulge your palate at Margaret River, walk Busselton Jetty and relax in seaside Fremantle.
Flights are not included in the tour price. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are an additional expense; these are the suggested group flights:
Fremantle is located at the mouth of the River Swan on the east coast of Western Australia. Fremantle is one of the oldest settlements in Australia and has a sense of history with many well-preserved examples of colonial architecture including the Maritime Museum (1852) and the Fremantle Museum and Arts Centre, built by convicts as a lunatic asylum in the 1860s. It is gateway to Perth, capital city of Western Australia, located on the banks of the River Swan (10 miles) from its mouth. From Freemantle you can also visit the outback sites of the Pinnacles and Wave Rock
Albany is a popular resort town located on one of southwestern Australia's most beautiful stretches of coast. It lies on the northern shore of Princess Royal Harbour - one of the world's best natural deep-water harbours. Built soon after the first convicts arrived, Albany's oldest buildings include the Old Gaol, the Old Post Office and the Old Farmhouse. In the area around Albany discover the rugged coastline of Torndirrup National Park, forests, and arable and sheep farms.
The town of Kalgoorlie, 375 mi/600 km east of Perth in Western Australia, is still considered the Queen of the Golden Mile, a gold vein discovered in 1893 that contains one of the richest lodes ever found.
Kalgoorlie's 20,000 residents continue to make their living from mining. You can descend 200 ft/60 m underground to tour the drifts of the old Hannan's North Tourist Mine. You can also see gold ingots being poured, view the nuggets at the Museum of the Goldfields and go pub hopping in the classic Outback pubs.
Neighboring Coolgardie (25 mi/40 km west) is nearly a ghost town—but it still has the Goldfields Exhibition housed in a handsome old building dating from the boom days. We found a two-day visit to these cities very worthwhile. The area can be reached from Perth by air, train or car (it's a seven-hour drive).
Esperance has a variety of natural attractions, including national parks, wetlands, and white sandy beaches. During the summer months Esperance experiences the wildflower season where beautiful orchids, and a myriad of other species bloom. Visitors can also visit the Helms Arboretum and several walking trails to view the beautiful flowers. Moreover, you can visit local artists' studios and shop for unique handcrafted gifts.
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