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South West Mosaic

(11 days, Perth - Perth, 2014)
South West Mosaic & Goldmining Tour
Spend 11 days travelling through South Western Australia, including three nights in Perth and visits to Albany, Stirling National Park and the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
Your 11 day tour begins in Perth before travelling along the spectacular coastline to Busselton, where you will visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and learn about the history of the lighthouse from a local guide. You will also visit Caveworks and Mammoth Cave and discover the history of these amazing limestone formations before travelling to Albany for a visit to the famous Gloucester Tree. Whilst in Albany, you will also enjoy a ride on the Pemberton Tramway through the towering Karri and Jarrah forests, before taking a walk through the Valley of the Giants. From Albany you will travel to the beautiful Stirling National Park, a botanic reserve abundant with wildflowers, before continuing to Esperance along the magnificent coastline. Journeying to Kalgoorlie you will follow the Golden Mile and have the opportunity to pan for gold or even go down a mineshaft. Your tour continues to the town of Hyden, home to the unusual rock formations of Wave Rock and Hippo’s Yawn. Finally your tour concludes in Perth, where you will spend three days exploring the Western Australian capital, including a visit to the historic Perth Mint where you will watch the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour.
10 night tour including 3 nights in Perth and 2 nights in Busselton and Albany
Day 1: Perth (D)
Welcome to Perth, the gateway to the West! With pristine beaches, vibrant parks and lively markets it is the perfect place to explore. You will be met and transferred* to your hotel. Meet your Scenic Tours Tour Director and fellow travelling companions this evening for an Included welcome dinner.
Overnight Special Stay: Perth
Day 2: Perth - Busselton (FB,D)
Join your local wildflower expert on an Included SCENIC ENRICH tour of the botanical gardens of Kings Park and learn about the wildflowers found throughout Western Australia. Depart Perth and travel along the beautiful coastline to Busselton.
Two Night Stay: Busselton
Day 3: Busselton (FB,HL)

Travel past vineyards and Karri Forests to Mammoth Cave. Included is a guided tour of the crystalline formations inside the spectacular cave. Continue to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, situated at the most south westerly tip of Australia. Take an Included tour where your guide will explain the interesting facts and history of the old lighthouse. Make your way to the award winning Watershed winery set on acres of rolling vineyards and enjoy an Included SCENIC ENRICH tasting of their famous Margaret River wines before a delicious gourmet lunch. Visit the quaint town of Margaret River before heading back to Busselton.

Day 4: Busselton - Albany (FB,D)
Visit the famous Gloucester Tree, standing at 61 metres tall it was pegged in 1946 so that people could climb it and use it as a watchtower for bush fires. Included journey on the Pemberton Tramway for a breathtaking ride through the Karri and Jarrah Forests. Continue to the Valley of the Giants and explore the world famous forest of gigantic tingle trees and take a bird’s eye view of the towering forest from the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk.
Two Night Stay: Albany
Day 5: Albany (FB,D)
This morning tour Torndirrup National Park to capture the sight of spectacular rocky coastal formations, The Gap and Natural Bridge. Experience Albany’s seafaring history on your Included visit to Whaleworld. Enjoy an Included cruise along Albany’s rugged coastline in search of the migratory whales.
Day 6: Albany - Esperance (FB,D)
See the beautiful Stirling National Park, a botanic reserve abundant with wildflowers. Continue to Esperance and be amazed by the magnificent coastline with its sparkling blue waters and gleaming sand.
Overnight Stay: Esperance
Day 7: Esperance - Kalgoorlie (FB,D)
Kalgoorlie is still an active mining town and it is full of grand old buildings, lively pubs and colourful characters. Experience an Included tour of Australia’s largest gold producing mine, the Super Pit.
Overnight Stay: Kalgoorlie
Day 8: Kalgoorlie - Hyden (FB,D)
Tour the wide streets of Coolgardie, then journey to Hyden for an Included visit to the unusual rock formations of Wave Rock, resembling a 15 metre wave frozen in time, and Hippo’s Yawn, named so because of the resemblance to a hippopotamus in its cavernous mouth.
Overnight Stay: Hyden
Day 9: Hyden - Perth (FB,D)
Travel to York, one of Western Australia’s most historic towns and enjoy an Included visit to the York Motor Museum. Continue to Perth and join an Included visit to the historic Perth Mint to watch the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour.
Two Night Special Stay: Perth
Day 10: Perth (FB,L)
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE, choose from: (1) a cruise to Fremantle and enjoy a local tram ride, a tour of the prison and lunch; or (2) a cruise along the Swan River with lunch; or (3) a journey across to Rottnest Island for a tour and lunch; or (4) cruise up the Swan River, enjoy wine tasting and visit a winery for lunch.
Day 11: Perth (FB)

After breakfast transfer* to the airport. We trust you enjoyed your Scenic Tours experience!

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Depart Date Price
Aug 2014
24
from AUD $4,295
Sep 2014
21
from AUD $4,295
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.

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Duration
11 Days
From
AUD $4,295
per person twin share
Dates
24 Aug 2014
Available
21 Sep 2014
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