South West Highlights Self-Drive
5 nights from €499 per person - available 2018 & 2019
- In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
Discover some of Australia’s most beautiful natural attractions on this fantastic six day self-drive tour through the south west region. Starting and ending in Perth, you’ll pass spectacular wineries in Margaret River, magnificent landscapes including Stirling Range National Park, wonderful natural splendours such as the Giant Tingle Tree, and fascinating pathways like the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk in Northcliffe as you drive through this wonderful region.
- Spot dolphins on a Dolphin Watch Eco Cruise
- Taste fine wines in Margaret River’s gorgeous wineries
- Discover some of the world’s tallest trees in Pemberton
- Stroll along the famous sculpture walk in Northcliffe
- Explore Albany, home to Whale World and the Amity Trail
- Marvel at Stirling Range National Park
Perth to Margaret River (267km)
Once you’ve collected your vehicle, you will travel south to Bunbury for a brilliant Dolphin Watch Eco Cruise (own expense) for a glimpse of these beautiful animals. You’ll then continue to Busselton before arriving at Margaret River, a spectacular area home to some of Australia’s most acclaimed wineries.
The day is free for you to explore the wonderful wineries at Margaret River. After sampling fine wines, head to the beach and tuck into delicious gourmet delights.
Your journey today takes you along the scenic Caves Road, where you can stop at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse too see two oceans meet. Once in Pemberton you’ll have time to wander through the forest that’s home to some of the tallest trees in the world, or see it all from the Pemberton tram.
Your journey to Albany is a scenic one, with plenty of fascinating stop-off points. Begin by exploring Pemberton’s art galleries before driving to Northcliffe and following the famous forest sculpture walk. You’ll then visit the Giant Tingle Tree and witness the only place in Western Australia where forest meets the sea, before continuing your journey to meander along the impressive Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk (at own expense). The route then takes you to Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool before entering Albany, a beautiful city overlooking the Princess Royal Harbour.
The day is free for you to explore Albany. We’d recommend walking the Amity Trail and visiting Whale World to delve into Albany’s whaling history. If you’re travelling between June and October you may catch sight of a Humpbach or Southern Right whale.
Today you will journey back to Perth via the Stirling Range National Park, Western Australia’s only alpine area, full of soaring green mountains. Also take a stop at Kodja Place in Kojonup to discover Australia’s country lifestyle.
Your car is booked until the following day. You must return the car at the city or airport by the same time it was picked up on day 1, or you’ll be given an additional charge.
- Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
- Car hire with GPS
What’s Not Included
- International flights
- Dolphin Watch Eco Cruise
- Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk