Discover the natural beauty of Western Australia’s South West region on this three-day adventure that starts in Perth. We’ll take you to the stunning towns of Albany, Dunsborough, Walpole, Margaret River, and Busselton, giving you the chance to learn more about this fascinating region and discover some of the country’s best-kept secrets. Along the way, you can sample delicious local wine, get adventurous in the tree-top canopies, and kick back and relax at the beach for a trip that has a little bit of something for everyone.
Day One (L, D)
The tour kicks off with a drive to the Margaret River. On the way, we’ll make a pitstop at the town of Busselton, where you can wander along the 19th Century jetty and grab a coffee right by the edge of the water.
Dig deeper into the majestic Ngilgi Cave to marvel at the stunning 500, 000-year-old crystal formation before having a delicious lunch. Once you’ve refilled, its time to tuck into some of the world’s best wine and produce.
We’ll end our night in Dunsborough, where you can witness sprawling white sand beaches and sparkling shallows.
Day Two (B, L, D)
Day two starts with a trip to the township of Margaret River, where you can duck in and out of artisan shops and galleries before we head off to a fantastic leisurely canoeing experience along the calm waters of the Margaret River.
After we’ve refueled for lunch, we’ll head to Hamlin Bay – if you’re lucky enough, you will see vast groups of stingrays! Then it’s on to the Diamond Tree, a 50 metre high karri tree that used to be a lookout. We’ll have dinner and spend the night in Walpole.
Note: During the cooler months or the wet seasons, we visit Cape Naturalise Light House as an alternative itinerary for the 2-hour canoeing experience.
Day Three (B, L)
On the final morning, we’ll take a leisurely bushwalk amongst towering and ancient Red Tingle trees. From there, we’ll head to Greens Pool, where you can marvel at the beautiful scenery of the surrounding William Bay National Park. Here, you can witness a sheltered beach that was made for a quiet swim before we head along the coast to Albany.
Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for the Natural Bridge and The Gap, two of the area’s most incredible rock formations that have been crafted through centuries of erosion. Lunch will take place in Albany, after which we’ll start our journey back to Perth where this three-day adventure unfortunately comes to an end.
B – breakfast provided
L – lunch provided
D – dinner provided
|Billabong Backpackers||381 Beaufort Street, Highgate||06:20 AM|
|Britannia On William||253 William St, Northbridge||06:30 AM|
|YHA Perth City||300 Wellington Street, Perth||06:40 AM|