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    Criss-crossing up 'n' back the Western Australian coast, get unplugged and away from the city for a journey full of highlights. Take in dramatic scenery from the desert to the sea, enjoy wind along hilltops overlooking turquoise surf, and marvel at the graceful sight of local marine life.

    Journey through the natural wonders, vast expanses, and jaw-dropping landscapes of northern and western Australia on this incredible 7-day adventure from Perth to Carnarvon and back. Question why chimney-like limestones stick out of the desert at The Pinnacles or how the Stromatolites still exist at Hamelin Bay. Marvel at the spectacular sights of Kalbarri National Park, and have your breath taken away by the underwater world of Shark Bay, before ending each day with a spectacular sunset.

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    Spend some time in pristine Geraldton
    Spend some time in pristine Geraldton
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    3 months free membership

    Not yet a member? We will include 3 months' free membership with enough travel credits to get the maximum discount on this holiday.

    Trip Highlights

     

    There are so many highlights on this trip but the stand-out is the wild dolphin experience in Monkey Mia. Join a professional guide and encounter wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins on one of the world’s great wildlife experiences.

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

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    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from $1,469pp quad-share [+ $691 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

    SHARE TYPES

    • Nature
    • Adventure
    • Beach-side
    • Special interest
    • Sightseeing
    • Rural towns
    • Wildlife

    Wild dolphin experience in Monkey Mia

    For more than 50 years wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins have visited the shallows at Monkey Mia. This encounter is one of the world’s great wildlife experiences and attracts more than 100,000 visitors a year.

    Explore the famous limestone structures of Nambung National Park

    A visit to Nambung National Park's Pinnacles is a must. Found between Cervantes and Jurien Bay, these amazing natural limestone structures, some standing as high as 3.5 metres, were formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago, after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements.

    More trip highlights:

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    Ocean Park Aquarium with shark feeding experience

    Explore the wonders of the Shark Bay Marine Park with a marine scientist by your side on a fun, highly educational tour that will leave you breathless. Watch the raw fury of sharks feeding, discover endangered sea turtles, highly venomous sea snakes, excruciating stonefish and more!

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    Drive Carnarvon's popular 'Fruit Loop Track'

    When visiting Carnarvon, take a drive along the scenic North and South River Roads, known as “The Fruit Loop Track”. The drive will take you past cactus farms and working plantations – some of which run roadside stalls or shop fronts where you can purchase a wide range of preserves, dried fruits and ice-creams made fresh from seasonal fruit and vegetables.

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    Kalbarri National Park Skywalk experience

    Breathtaking twin skywalks in Kalbarri National Park boast stunning vistas of the Murchison River Gorge's rust-red cliffs, flowing water and bushland from high above.

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    Explore Yanchep's Crystal Caves

    See Perth’s only tourist cave and experience an underground wonderland full of natural cave decorations such as stalagmites, helictites, columns and shawls throughout this 'stream cave'. During the guided walk you will discover the cave’s history, geology and the ecosystem that lies within.

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    Visit the remarkable Hamelin Pool stromatolites

    A visit to the remarkable Hamelin Pool stromatolites in Western Australia is a must when holidaying in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. The Hamelin Pool stromatolites are oldest and largest living fossils on earth and are apart of the Earth's evolutionary history.

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    Witness Lancelin's spectacular sand dunes

    Afternoon offshore winds and a protective outlying reef make raffish little Lancelin a heaven-sent destination. Spend some time in Lancelin and marvel at it's famed mountainous white sand dunes and clean blue waters.


    View the itinerary for a comprehensive view of the trip highlights.

    Member Pricing

    Sapphire self-guided package
    Sapphire Self-guided
    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!
    From $1,469pp quad-share [+ $691 GCash credits]
    • 7 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 13 towns and other places of interest visited
    • 6 nights' top-class accommodation
    • 2 excellent excursions and activities
    • 6 breakfasts
    • 6 lunches
    • 3 restaurant dinners

    FAQ: Single, twin-share and more

    What is twin-share, triple-share and quad-share?

    The share-basis is about accommodation pricing. It does not mean that you share a room with a stranger.

    "Twin-share" is where two people occupy a hotel room (open-plan style) or other accommodation such as an apartment, usually a couple or two friends. This is the normal way accommodation is priced. The price is shared between two people. Most accommodation properties (eg. hotels) offer rooms with king, queen or double beds. Most offer the option of "twin" beds as well which actually means two single beds to accommodate singles sharing, couples wanting space and so-on.

    "Triple share" is where three people occupy the accommodation and share the price. "Quad-share" is where four people occupy the accommodation and share the price. Family apartments and hotel rooms usually include a king, queen or double bed and one or more single beds to handle triple and quad-share arrangements. Sometimes other bedding configurations are available as well.

    What is a seasonal adjustment?

    Some accommodation providers, especially in very popular holiday locations, have higher room rates for busy holiday periods (usually spring and summer holidays). We must make an allowance for those price variations if applicable.

    What is a single supplement?

    A "single supplement" applies to single travellers who want a room to themselves. Because the price is not shared, a "single supplement" applies. This additional amount is based on the single covering the entire accommodation component of the trip that would normally be split between two or more people.

    Getaway Cash (GCash) travel credits reduce the price of your trip from retail down to industry-wholesale. Free Flights Vouchers further discount your holiday.

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    Member offer

    3 months free membership

    Not yet a member? We will include 3 months' free membership with enough travel credits to get the maximum discount on this holiday.

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis unless stated otherwise and bookings are subject to availability. Price, Getaway Cash travel credit usage, Free Flights Voucher usage and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

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    Simply submit a booking enquiry and we'll automatically provide you with a 3-month Travel Club Trial account. No payment is required and you get instant access to member prices.

    Inclusions

     

    Covering an immense distance at a leisurely pace, this trip serves as the perfect getaway for those looking to unearth some of Australia's most serene delights.

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from $1,469pp quad-share [+ $691 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

    SHARE TYPES

    "Western Australia's picturesque and rugged beauty was made to be explored."

    This is a first-class itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

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    Inclusions list:

    drive_eta
    7 days car hire (can be changed to bus)

    Self-drive or bus charter for a group. Embark on an epic self-guided adventure of Western Australia's west coast. Marvel at the spectacular scenery and discover everything this exciting region has to offer.

    Toyota Kluger 2WD 7 seater or similar; Suits max. 5 psns w/luggage; Auto, Air con. Zero excess or excess cover optional.
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Geraldton

    Relax by the outdoor pool

    Spend 1 night in the heart of Geraldton, a cozy town perfect for exploring the Coral Coast from.

    Hotel room rated Bronze standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.1+; Breakfast included.
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    2 nights accommodation in Monkey Mia

    Gorgeous scenery surrounding you

    Nestled on the beach, this Monkey Mia accommodation will have you waking up in paradise.

    Hotel room rated Bronze standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.0+.
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Carnarvon

    Outdoor dining and bar experience

    Located in the heart of Gascoyne, with perfect views of Whitlock Island, this accommodation provides a serene setting with easy access to Carvarvon’s city centre.

    Hotel room rated Bronze standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.2+.
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Kalbarri

    Relax by the outdoor pool

    Where the ancient rugged outback meets white sand beaches, Kalbarri is the ultimate ocean-side adventure playground. Your centrally located accommodation provides you with easy access to the city centre as well as the popular Chinaman's Beach.

    Apartment rated Bronze standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.2+.
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Lancelin

    Right on the beach

    Situated near the beach, your accommodation will have you waking up to perfect, clear waters and white sandy beaches.

    Hotel room rated Bronze standard or above; Ave. guest rating 3.8+.
    local_activity
    Ocean Park Aquarium with shark feeding experience

    Ocean Park Aquarium

    Explore the wonders of the Shark Bay Marine Park with a marine scientist by your side on a fun, highly educational tour that will leave you breathless. Watch the raw fury of sharks feeding, discover endangered sea turtles, highly venomous sea snakes, excruciating stonefish and more!

    local_activity
    Yanchep Crystal Caves tour

    Yanchep Crystal Caves tour

    See Perth’s only tourist cave and experience an underground wonderland full of natural cave decorations such as stalagmites, helictites, columns and shawls throughout this 'stream cave'. During the guided walk you will discover the cave’s history, geology and the ecosystem that lies within.

    restaurant
    6 breakfasts

    Dine at hand-picked restaurants and cafes in each of your destinations. 6 breakfasts are included on this trip.

    6 breakfasts; 6 lunches; 3 restaurant dinners
    restaurant
    6 lunches

    Dine at hand-picked restaurants and cafes in each of your destinations. 6 lunches are included on this trip.

    6 breakfasts; 6 lunches; 3 restaurant dinners
    restaurant
    3 dinners

    Dine at hand-picked restaurants and cafes in each of your destinations. 3 dinners are included on this trip.

    6 breakfasts; 6 lunches; 3 restaurant dinners

    Exclusions and options:

    • Other meals can be arranged at an affordable price
    • A professional tour director is available for medium to large groups

    Other information:

    • Add extra nights wherever you want and pay the lowest member rates
    • Flexible for any group size (2 or more)
    • Tour director notes supplied for great organisation and more fun
    • Group package discount available
    • Hand-picked, top-rated hotels, all tried and trusted
    • Variety of optional excursions and tours

    All packages include:

    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary and travel documents

    Other information:

    This tour package is entirely flexible and can be customised to suit your group's interests and number of participants.

    Some substitution of activities might be required subject to travel date and/or day of week as not all activities operate seven days a week.


    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

     

    Australia's west coast boasts some of the world's best beaches set against a backdrop of rugged Outback terrain - perfect for a road trip like no other. This unique adventure 7-day adventure brings you face-to-face with the region's best natural wonders and gives you a taste of Western Australia's highlights.

    "Traveling's not something you're good at. It's something you do. Like Breathing." - Gayle Foreman

    Your day-to-day itinerary:

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from $1,469pp quad-share [+ $691 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

    SHARE TYPES

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    DAY 1
    PERTH - JURIEN BAY - GERALDTON (1 NIGHT)

    With a beautiful Mediterranean climate the winter temperature averages around 20C and around 33C in summer. It makes for the perfect beach lifestyle. Whether it is water sports, a spot of fishing, saying hello to our friendly Sea Lions or just to relax, the beaches are world-class.

    Your hire car:

    drive_eta
    7 days car hire (can be changed to bus)

    Self-drive or bus charter for a group. Embark on an epic self-guided adventure of Western Australia's west coast. Marvel at the spectacular scenery and discover everything this exciting region has to offer.

    About today:

    The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park

    Begin your epic West Coast adventure

    Leaving Perth city, our epic West Coast adventure begins. Driving north to Nambung National Park, we will stop in to explore The Pinnacles; these ancient rock sculptures rise out of the desert, providing a spectacular view. Don’t forget your camera!

    Our next destination is the beautiful Jurien Bay. Stroll the jetty, taking in the scenery before enjoying a delicious lunch. From here we will continue on through to Geraldton, where we will stay the night. After checking-in to the accommodation, enjoy some free time in the afternoon. In the evening, rejoin the group for dinner at L’Italiano Restaurant.

    Note: Entry to The Pinnacles is not included, a $15 fee per vehicle is to be paid at the park.

    Relax by the outdoor pool
    Dine in the stylish restaurant
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Geraldton

    Spend 1 night in the heart of Geraldton, a cozy town perfect for exploring the Coral Coast from.

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    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.
    wine_bar
    Enjoy dinner this evening
    Served at a hand-picked restaurant. Dine on excellent local produce and enjoy friendly hospitality.
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    DAY 2
    GERALDTON - KALBARRI - SHARK BAY (2 NIGHTS)

    On the edge of the Australian continent where the far west coast meets the sea is the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. Covering an area of more than 2.2 million hectares between 24 and 27 degrees south of the equator, it is one of the world’s greatest wilderness treasures.

    About today:

    Kalbarri Skywalk

    Walk Kalbarri's famous Skywalk

    Enjoy a coffee and stroll Geraldton’s white sandy beaches before uniting with the group for the journey to Kalbarri.

    Upon arrival, we will make our way to Rainbow Jungle, the largest parrot free-flight aviary in Australia. Walk through gorgeous forests and enjoy close encounters with friendly birds before having lunch at Black Rock Cafe. After lunch, we will visit the beautiful Shell Beach before heading to Kalbarri National Park for a Skywalk experience. Take in the spectacular views and enjoy the fresh air before getting back on the road and continuing up to Shark Bay.

    Checking-in to the accommodation, the rest of the night is yours to enjoy at leisure. Group dinner arrangements are optional but can be made upon request.

    Note: Entry into Rainbow Jungle ($14 per person) and Kalbarri National Park Skywalk ($15 per vehicle, carrying up to 12 people) are not included and require to be paid directly to the venues.

    Gorgeous scenery surrounding you
    Fantastic facilities for you to enjoy
    hotel
    2 nights accommodation in Monkey Mia

    Nestled on the beach, this Monkey Mia accommodation will have you waking up in paradise.

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    Full breakfast provided
    Breakfast is provided either at the accommodation or a nearby cafes or restaurants.
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    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.
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    DAY 3
    SHARK BAY

    About today:

    Wild dolphin experience in Monkey Mia

    Meet Monkey Mia's bottlenose dolphins

    Today you’ll be waking up in paradise; enjoy your breakfast with a spectacular view before heading to Monkey Mia beach for a wild dolphin experience. Afterwards, we will stroll the idyllic shores around the Francoise Peron National Park, admiring another slice of Western Australian coastline.

    Explore the wonders of Shark Bay’s Ocean Park & Aquarium on a guided tour. After an unforgettable shark feeding experience, replenish with a delicious lunch at Boughshed Restaurant. In the afternoon, we will head to the Shark Bay Discovery & Heritage centre where we will learn about the area’s rich Indigenous and maritime history.

    You have some time to unwind before reuniting with the group for dinner at Old Pearler Restaurant.

    local_cafe
    Full breakfast provided
    Breakfast is provided either at the accommodation or a nearby cafes or restaurants.
    restaurant
    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.
    wine_bar
    Enjoy dinner this evening
    Served at a hand-picked restaurant. Dine on excellent local produce and enjoy friendly hospitality.

    Activities:

    local_activity
    Ocean Park Aquarium with shark feeding experience

    Explore the wonders of the Shark Bay Marine Park with a marine scientist by your side on a fun, highly educational tour that will leave you breathless. Watch the raw fury of sharks feeding, discover endangered sea turtles, highly venomous sea snakes, excruciating stonefish and more!

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    DAY 4
    SHARK BAY - HAMELIN POOL - CARNARVON (1 NIGHT)

    Carnarvon lies just south of the Tropic of Capricorn - a palm-fringed coastal oasis offering a platter of fresh tropical flavours and a good base for exploring World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and the largest monocline on Earth - Mount Augustus.

    About today:

    Hamelin Pools

    View the spectacular stromatolites in Hamelin Pool

    Following breakfast, we will hit the road and head to Hamelin Pool to view the fascinating stromatolites. After a short break, we will continue along the highway to Carnarvon. Upon arrival, lunch will be served at Sunsets Cafe, overlooking One Mile Jetty. Afterwards, we will visit Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum and learn about the role Carnarvon played in the manned space program and in the Australian communications industry.

    Checking-in to the accommodation, the rest of the evening is yours to enjoy at leisure. Group dinner arrangements are optional but can be made upon request.

    Note: Entry to Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum is not included. A $10 entry fee is to be paid directly to the museum.

    Outdoor dining and bar experience
    Cool off in the outdoor pool
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Carnarvon

    Located in the heart of Gascoyne, with perfect views of Whitlock Island, this accommodation provides a serene setting with easy access to Carvarvon’s city centre.

    local_cafe
    Full breakfast provided
    Breakfast is provided either at the accommodation or a nearby cafes or restaurants.
    restaurant
    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.
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    DAY 5
    CARNARVON - KALBARRI (1 NIGHT)

    Where the ancient rugged outback meets white sand beaches, Kalbarri is the ultimate ocean-side adventure playground. On its doorstep, over 183000 hectares of national park beckon you to explore spectacular 400 million year old river gorges, dramatic coastal rock formations and a kaleidoscope of wildflowers.

    About today:

    One Mile Jetty, Carnarvon

    Drive Carnarvon's exciting Fruit Loop track

    After breakfast, we will embark on the famous Fruit Loop track; a drive along North and South river roads will introduce you to Carnarvon’s abundance of fresh produce and native cactus farms. Returning back to Carnarvon in the early afternoon, we will walk the spectacular One Mile Jetty before enjoying a decadent meal at Harbourside Cafe Restaurant.

    After lunch, we will return to the road and begin our journey back to Perth. Our first stop is Kalbarri. With 444kms ahead of us, we will be making a half-way detour to Nerren Nerren to stretch our legs and enjoy a small packed afternoon tea from Carnarvon. After checking-in to our accommodation, you have some time to rest before digging into a delicious seafood dinner at Upstairs Restaurant.

    Relax by the outdoor pool
    Right on the beach with marvellous sea views
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Kalbarri

    Where the ancient rugged outback meets white sand beaches, Kalbarri is the ultimate ocean-side adventure playground. Your centrally located accommodation provides you with easy access to the city centre as well as the popular Chinaman's Beach.

    local_cafe
    Full breakfast provided
    Breakfast is provided either at the accommodation or a nearby cafes or restaurants.
    restaurant
    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.
    wine_bar
    Enjoy dinner this evening
    Served at a hand-picked restaurant. Dine on excellent local produce and enjoy friendly hospitality.
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    DAY 6
    KALBARRI - CARNAMAH - LANCELIN (1 NIGHT)

    Lancelin lures lovers of water sports to test their skill in world-class wave and wind conditions. Sheltered fishing spots, reefs and wrecks also reel in keen anglers, snorkellers and divers, and just behind its pristine beaches, the biggest sand dunes in Western Australia challenge sand boarders, four wheel drivers, bikers and dune buggy racing enthusiasts.

    About today:

    Carnamah flowers

    Marvel at Carnamah's gorgeous wild flowers

    Waking up in gorgeous Kalbarri, we will enjoy breakfast overlooking Gantheaume Bay before heading into outback WA. Our destination is Carnamah; along the way, we will drive through the gorgeous Three Springs region, taking in the gorgeous floral scenery. Stopping in Carnamah for the afternoon, we will visit the Carnamah Museum and replenish with lunch before returning to the road.

    Our home for the night is Lancelin, a small coastal town famous for its spectacular sand dunes. After checking in to our accommodation, we will take some time to walk the Lancelin jetty and watch the sun set. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy. Group dinner arrangements are optional but can be made upon request.

    Private accommodation with its own sports club
    Right on the beach
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Lancelin

    Situated near the beach, your accommodation will have you waking up to perfect, clear waters and white sandy beaches.

    local_cafe
    Full breakfast provided
    Breakfast is provided either at the accommodation or a nearby cafes or restaurants.
    restaurant
    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.
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    DAY 7
    LANCELIN - YANCHEP - PERTH

    About today:

    Yanchep Crystal Caves

    Explore Yanchep's spectacular Crystal Caves

    After having breakfast by the beach, we set our sights on the nearby town of Yanchep where we will explore their spectacular Crystal Caves. Embarking on a guided walk, you will discover the cave’s history, geology, and the ecosystem that lies within.

    Afterwards, we will continue on to Perth, completing your unforgettable coastal explorer.

    local_cafe
    Full breakfast provided
    Breakfast is provided either at the accommodation or a nearby cafes or restaurants.

    Activities:

    local_activity
    Yanchep Crystal Caves tour

    See Perth’s only tourist cave and experience an underground wonderland full of natural cave decorations such as stalagmites, helictites, columns and shawls throughout this 'stream cave'. During the guided walk you will discover the cave’s history, geology and the ecosystem that lies within.

    Accommodation

     

    All accommodation is carefully selected to meet the high standards defined by our accreditation system. Read about our accommodation rating standards and the methods used to assess quality.

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from $1,469pp quad-share [+ $691 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

    SHARE TYPES

    Accommodation standards applied:

    Geraldton

    Relax by the outdoor pool

    Dine in the stylish restaurant

    Spend 1 night in the heart of Geraldton, a cozy town perfect for exploring the Coral Coast from.

    Example Property Type:
    Hotel
    Minimum Standard:
    Bronze standard

    About this

    Bronze standard: Self/externally rated as 3 to 4 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 50 to 70% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. Very good quality, clean and comfortable standard of accommodation including quality double or queen sized bedding, comfortable room decor, good range of facilities. Might or might not offer views from some rooms. The hotel is in a safe, central location or is in a good area within a short driving (bus or train) distance of the centre, and offers quality design. Is very good to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.1 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Hotel room

    Shark Bay

    Gorgeous scenery surrounding you

    Fantastic facilities for you to enjoy

    Nestled on the beach, this Monkey Mia accommodation will have you waking up in paradise.

    Example Property Type:
    Resort
    Minimum Standard:
    Bronze standard

    About this

    Bronze standard: Self/externally rated as 3 to 4 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 50 to 70% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. Very good quality, clean and comfortable standard of accommodation including quality double or queen sized bedding, comfortable room decor, good range of facilities. Might or might not offer views from some rooms. The hotel is in a safe, central location or is in a good area within a short driving (bus or train) distance of the centre, and offers quality design. Is very good to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.0 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Hotel room

    Carnarvon

    Outdoor dining and bar experience

    Cool off in the outdoor pool

    Located in the heart of Gascoyne, with perfect views of Whitlock Island, this accommodation provides a serene setting with easy access to Carvarvon’s city centre.

    Example Property Type:
    Hotel
    Minimum Standard:
    Bronze standard

    About this

    Bronze standard: Self/externally rated as 3 to 4 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 50 to 70% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. Very good quality, clean and comfortable standard of accommodation including quality double or queen sized bedding, comfortable room decor, good range of facilities. Might or might not offer views from some rooms. The hotel is in a safe, central location or is in a good area within a short driving (bus or train) distance of the centre, and offers quality design. Is very good to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.2 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Hotel room

    Kalbarri

    Relax by the outdoor pool

    Right on the beach with marvellous sea views

    Where the ancient rugged outback meets white sand beaches, Kalbarri is the ultimate ocean-side adventure playground. Your centrally located accommodation provides you with easy access to the city centre as well as the popular Chinaman's Beach.

    Example Property Type:
    Villa Complex
    Minimum Standard:
    Bronze standard

    About this

    Bronze standard: Self/externally rated as 3 to 4 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 50 to 70% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. Very good quality, clean and comfortable standard of accommodation including quality double or queen sized bedding, comfortable room decor, good range of facilities. Might or might not offer views from some rooms. The hotel is in a safe, central location or is in a good area within a short driving (bus or train) distance of the centre, and offers quality design. Is very good to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.2 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Apartment

    Lancelin

    Private accommodation with its own sports club

    Right on the beach

    Situated near the beach, your accommodation will have you waking up to perfect, clear waters and white sandy beaches.

    Example Property Type:
    Hotel
    Minimum Standard:
    Bronze standard

    About this

    Bronze standard: Self/externally rated as 3 to 4 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 50 to 70% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. Very good quality, clean and comfortable standard of accommodation including quality double or queen sized bedding, comfortable room decor, good range of facilities. Might or might not offer views from some rooms. The hotel is in a safe, central location or is in a good area within a short driving (bus or train) distance of the centre, and offers quality design. Is very good to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    3.8 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Hotel room

    Carefully selected accommodation:

    Hotel Standards

    Read about our accommodation rating standards and the methods used to assess quality.


    Shown above are examples of the type and quality of accommodation to be supplied. When ready to proceed, we will confirm available accommodation at that time including any examples given here where possible. Any changes to accommodation will be approved by you prior to bookings being placed. Actual accommodation might need to be changed subject to availability and with the aim of working within the package price.

    FAQ's for This Package

    Flights are not included in this package. If required, we'll happily price flights for you to suit your requirements along with transfers to and from the airport once the number of travelers is known. If you have accumulated Australian Escapes Free Flights vouchers, these can be used to reduce the overall price (limits will apply).

    All of our travel and tour packages are fully flexible. Each is a TEMPLATE to be used as a framework around which you can customise an itinerary to suit. The minimum numbers are flexible as well and groups can be as small as two people for a self-guided holiday. After discussion, we'll go away and prepare a tour plan (including best value pricing) to suit your ideas and preferences.

    Accommodation is supplied in all overnight destinations. It will be hotel style rated Bronze Standard or above. This means high quality accommodation. Bedding is arranged to suit the number of persons staying. All accommodation is subject to change subject according to availability however it will be as central as possible and high quality.

    We try to include as much as possible to avoid any surprises however some optional activities might be offered. Included activities are shown on each listing. Also shown are exclusions.

    All tours are flexible. In this case the base tour package has been designed for a club or other group of 20 or more on an "Exclusive group charter" basis. However it can be modified to suit a "Small group charter" to suit groups of as few as 6 people. Couples or small groups of say 3 to 6 could do this trip as a self-guided holiday.

    When you arrive at each destination on your trip your tour director will show you around and point out places of interest. A professional tour director is provided and recommended for exclusive charters of 20 or more people. A group trip organiser may also fill this role.

    General Tour Package FAQ's

    All tours can be operated on a "Group-guided" basis. A complete "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" manual is supplied to the group leader (trip organizer). Included is a comprehensive daily itinerary, driver instructions and information about each part of your tour to enable you to provide entertaining commentary. Also included are checklists and reminders about daily tasks. The end-result is easy-flowing trip organisation, fewer issues and very happy tour participants. Overall it means less stress and a lot more fun for everyone.

    If a tour director is supplied in an example tour package it will be shown as an inclusion. But this is very flexible and if not included as standard, can be arranged if preferred. If you are part of a social group such as Probus, the trip organiser will often enjoy taking on this role. We provide comprehensive information and guidance for "hands-on" trip organisers. This includes a "how-to" guide and starter information about the places visited on the tour.

    Yes, definitely. All charter tour packages are simply "templates" as a starting point for customising a tour to suit. We then we apply the discounts available to you, your club or corporate group.

    All tour packages are flexible. Various options are already published. (See the Pricing section for the tour you are interested in.) "Join departure" tour types are tours where you can join a tour group leaving on various departure dates. This suit couples and singles. If you represent a club or other group, please click the "Enquiry" button to request pricing for an exclusive charter to suit your group.

    See a list of standard inclusions on the package details page. Some packages have two or three different package classes with different inclusions. Select the optional package class to see included activities. Optional activities are shown separately. Your travel consultant will discuss optional activities with you so you can decide what to include or leave out of your itinerary. You can also swap and change activities. A price variance might apply.

    "Self-guided" (self-drive) is a trip designed for singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people (such as two to four couples) traveling together using a single car or 7 to 12-seater van depending on group size. It means that you drive yourself on the trip. "Group-guided" means the tour is for a larger group on a bus with a professional driver and the group leader (trip organizer) as tour director. A professional tour director can be supplied if required. A "fully-guided" bus tour is operated by a driver-guide or tour director. There are usually preset departures that you can join. Fully-guided tours can also be arranged exclusively for a group and this is called a "group charter".

    We will recommend accommodation to meet your preferences. All accommodation is selected using our exclusive hotel rating system. You can then change the accommodation if prferred. Often you will also have a choice of accommodation types at the recommended accommodation properties. We'll find out your preferences in the early stages of planning your trip.

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    FAQ: Tour package types and flexibility

    What is a "Self-guided" tour?

    This means you are in full control of your trip including driving. You will have a rental car (uncluded in the package) to get you around. The vehicle size varies according to preference and/or group size. Self-guided is aimed at singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people.

    Our job is to organise most things for you in advance saving you a lot of time, stress and money. You'll receive a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information plus a FREE Lonely Planet guide to fill in the gaps. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and to do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Group-guided" tour?

    Group-guided is aimed at groups of 12 or more people. "Group-guided" means you or another person runs the tour as would a tour director. A tour coach and professional driver is supplied.

    The included "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" helps you run the tour, plus you receive a FREE Lonely Planet guide. Included is a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information as a well as a driver itinerary.

    We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Fully-guided" tour?

    Fully-guided tours are aimed at larger groups on a charter basis, the same as "Group-guided", except that the tour is run by a professional tour director.

    Transport is a tour coach and professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously. A fully-guided tour means everyone can relax including the trip organiser.

    What is a "Join departure" tour?

    You join a fully-guided tour that starts on an available departure date. Small and large groups can join a departure, however the tour is focused on the interests of the broader group. You can appoint a leader specifically for your group if preferred to focus on separate interests.

    The tour is run by a professional tour director. Transport can vary from a 8 to 12-seater commuter bus, driven by the tour director, up to a 54-seat luxury coach with professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance and there is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

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