Often less visited than other parts of Australia due to its distance from the bustling cities of Sydney and Melbourne and other more classic sites, Western Australia is full of surprises and well worth exploring as a holiday destination in its own right.
- Arrive into Perth, reducing international flying time by 4 hours enabling you to adjust more quickly to the jet lag
- Explore the beautiful wine region of Margaret River with its exceptional wine and food experiences
- Visit Ningaloo Reef, the longest fringing reef in the world and whale breeding sanctuary
- Tour with a Master of Wine in the Barossa Valley and gain access to areas not usually open to the public
- Visit Flinders Range, one of the oldest land formations on Earth
This fantastic holiday idea showcases the best of Western Australia making it an excellent second trip to Australia.
The trip begins in Perth with the opportunity to see historical Fremantle and the beautiful nearby beaches. Perth is also the gateway to Margaret River, perhaps Australia’s most beautiful and varied wine region. Margaret River not only offers exceptional wine and food experiences it offers a combination of rugged, beautiful coastline, surf beaches, small towns with interesting galleries and cafés, magnificent natural forests, vast limestone caves and pretty farming country. It is a wonderful opportunity to combine nature and wine plus it contrasts greatly with the Barossa (a more settled inland wine region with a European hint of history).
The journey then continues to Ningaloo Reef. Located in the northwest of Australia, this coastal area provides visitors with a pristine environment within Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Marine Park. This is off the beaten track Australia and activities range from snorkelling, kayaking, nature walks, fishing, spotting humpback whales, sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins, donjons and 500 species of fish. Accommodation at Sal Salis is in tents that complement the environment. You will eat well, drink well and sleep well. A nature lover's paradise.
Continue the drive to the Barossa Valley, one hour from Adelaide. This region has a strong European influence colonised by Germans, Italians and Eastern Europeans that have brought their love and passion for food and wine to the region.
The trip ends with a stay at Arkaba Station in Flinders Ranges, Australia’s outback and one of the oldest land formations on Earth. Ancient mountain ranges and gorges are explored on foot or 4WD. Abundant with wildlife, you can expect regular sightings of Kangaroo, Wallabies, to name a few. Arkaba is an exclusive outback experience, there are only 5 rooms on the estate. Only a privileged few will have 60,000 acres of private conservancy area to explore.
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