ESCORTED HOLIDAY - Springtime Wildflowers in WA
17 nights ex MELBOURNE
Join Shirley Tamm on one of her Australian Escorted Holidays.
Departs MELBOURNE on 7th October 2013
> Rail Travel on the XPT in a First Class Seat from Melbourne to Sydney
> 2 nights in Sydney
> Rail travel on the Indian Pacific in Gold Class from Sydney to Perth
> 5 nights in Perth
> Half day Perth & Fremantle Tour
> 1 night in Kalbarri
> 1 night Monkey Mia
> 1 night Geraldton
> 1 night Margaret River
> 1 night Pemberton
> 1 night Albany
> 1 night Hyden
> Wilderness Luncheon Cruise
> Air travel from Perth to Melbourne
> All Touring and most transfers
> 17 Breakfasts, 5 lunches and 13 dinners
MON 7 OCT Melbourne to Sydney
Join the XPT at Southern Cross station early morning. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you make your way into Sydney early evening Overnight: Rendezvous Sydney, 2 nights
TUE 8 OCT Sydney
Today is free for you to enjoy at leisure. Perhaps enjoy one of many cruises available on the beautiful Sydney Harbour (additional cost). (B)
WED 9 OCT Sydney to Adelaide
Meet your fellow group travellers and Tour Host at Sydney Central Railway Station early afternoon. Settle into your Gold Service cabin then enjoy a predinner drink in the lounge car before joining our group dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Overnight: Indian Pacific, 3 nights (BD)
THU 10 OCT Broken Hill to Adelaide
We will continue our journey on the Indian Pacific via Broken Hill. You will have the opportunity to join an early morning whistle stop tour before our journey continues onto Adelaide. On arrival into Adelaide, enjoy a tour of the City. Tonight, we will continue our journey through Outback South Australia. (BLD)
FRI 11 OCT Nullarbor Plain
Today cross the longest stretch of railway in the world - the Nullarbor Plain. Enjoy a stop in Kalgoorlie and join a whistle stop tour to explore the biggest city in the Australian Outback. (BLD)
SAT 12 OCT Perth
Arrive into Perth this morning. On arrival, we will be transferred to our hotel and you have time at leisure this afternoon to start exploring the city. Overnight: Goodearth Hotel Perth, 2 nights (B)
SUN 13 OCT Fremantle
We will join our half day tour of Perth and Fremantle today. Highlights include Kings Park, Cottesloe Beach and free time to explore historical Fremantle before we cruise back to Perth along the Swan River. (BD)
MON 14 OCT Perth to Kalbarri
Following breakfast this morning, we will depart from Perth and head north on Indian Ocean Drive, stopping at the Lobster fishing town of Cervantes for a picnic lunch. We then take a self guided tour of the Lobster Shack followed by a stop at Nambung National Park for a stroll through the iconic Pinnacles and visit the interpretive centre. Overnight: Kalbarri Palm Resort (BLD)
TUE 15 OCT Kalbarri to Monkey Mia
We will spend the morning taking in the coastal gorges of Kalbarri National Park and the stunning view at Hawks Head. We then continue north, stopping for lunch (own expense) before we stop at Shell Beach, a pristine white beach made up of billions of tiny shells. We will also view the Stromataolites before arriving at our Resort. Overnight: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (BD)
WED 16 OCT Monkey Mia to Geraldton
This morning we have the opportunity to meet the world famous Monkey Mia Dolphins, including an interpretive talk. We then begin our journey back South to Geraldton via the Wildflower region of Mullewa. Overnight: Broadwater Resort, Geraldton (BD)
THU 17 OCT Geraldton to Perth Following breakfast, we will make our way back into Perth mid afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Goodearth Hotel Perth (B)
FRI 18 OCT Perth to Margaret River Today we journey south to experience Margaret River, the Mammoth Cave, Wine Tasting at Leeuwin Estate, the Cheese Company and the Busselton Jetty. Overnight: Australis Margaret River (BLD)
FRI 19 OCT Margaret River to Pemberton Following breakfast we set off to further explore. We will visit Prevelley Beach and Boranup Forest, stop for lunch (own expense), then onto Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Augusta, Gloucester and Beedelup Falls. Overnight: Best Western Pemberton (BD)
SAT 20 OCT Pemberton to Albany
Today we will see the Ancient Empire, explore the Valley of the Giants on a Tree Top Walk and we will enjoy a Wilderness Luncheon Cruise on Nornalup Inlet. Overnight: Ace Motor Inn Albany (BD)
SUN 21 OCT Albany to Wave Rock We set off for another day of touring including visits to the Stirling National Park, Bluff Knoll before discovering the magnificent Wave Rock. Overnight: Hyden Motel (BD)
MON 22 OCT Hyden to Perth
After breakfast, we will make our way back into Perth City arriving at lunch time. The remaining of the day is for you to enjoy or relax at our hotel. Overnight: Goodearth Hotel Perth, 2 nights (BLD)
TUE 23 OCT Perth
Today is our final day in Perth to enjoy at leisure. There are optional tours available including Rottnest Island. Tonight, we join together for our farewell dinner. (BD)
WED 24 OCT Perth to Melbourne
Today we will be transferred to the Perth Airport where we will bid farewell to our fellow passengers and return home to Melbourne. (B)
| AUD COST PER PERSON
| Twin Share
| Single Room
SHIRLEY TAMM is a well known travel identity and tour host who has been working in the travel industry for over 30 years. Most recently Shirley has worked for Great Southern Rail (The Ghan, Indian Pacific and the Overland) promoting the romance and enjoyment of rail travel on these iconic trains. Prior to this, she was State Manager for 14 years, with well known international coach company, Trafalgar Tours. Shirley easily develops relationships with people of all ages and has enjoyed escorting numerous groups of travelers both within Australia and overseas. With her passion for travel and wealth of knowledge you can be assured of a worry free and truly memorable holiday experience.
GENERAL INFO & BOOKING CONDITIONS
Deposit: A deposit of $1000 per passenger is required at the time of booking.
Full Payment for your holiday will be due 65 days prior to departure. Bookings made within 65 days of departure, will require immediate payment. Credit card payment will incur a surcharge of 1% for visa and mastercard payments. Pensioner prices are valid for holders of either centrelink pensioner cards or commonwealth senior health care cards. Senior prices are valid for holders of great southern railway senior cards. Application forms are available from your consultant for this card.
Travel Insurance is recommended to cover the cost of cancellation due to illness, loss of luggage, travel delay etc.
Minimum Tour Numbers are required for this tour to run at the advertised cost. If 20 passengers have not booked by 65 days prior to departure then it may be necessary to either cancel the tour or offer similar arrangements on an unescorted basis.
Hosting will occur from the state exceeding 15 passengers. Should the number be below this then hosting will begin from Adelaide.
Share Stranger may be available if there is another traveller of the same sex who also wants to share with a stranger, however should no match be available the single price will apply.
Cancellation fees will apply. Once bookings are confirmed a cancellation fee of $1000 per passenger will apply. Cancellation within 65 days of departure will incur a fee of $1000 per passenger plus any additional charges imposed by principals involved in operating the tour. Therefore, the cancellation fee may be up to the total cost. No itemisation of tour costs can be given.
Refunds are not available should you not utilise any sightseeing tours, accommodation, meals or other service listed as an inclusion in this tour.
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