This amazing once in a lifetime Australian multi-centre includes 4 nights in Perth, internal flight to Darwin, 3 nights in Darwin and the a 6 day self-drive tour. Highlights on this self-drive include a visit to Kakadu, where you can enjoy an abundance of wildlife and dramatic scenery, a cruise along the Yellow Waters, the stunning gorges in Katherine, and perhaps make a stop in Litchfield National park on the return.
We are currently offering £300 per person discount and a FREE Full day Rottnest Island Tour - Rottnest Island is an ‘A’ Class Nature Reserve and is widely regarded as one of Western Australia’s best kept secrets. It is home to some of the most spectacular white sandy beaches, secluded bays, unique wildlife, including the famous Quokka and colony of New Zealand Fur Seals, ship wrecks and a fascinating and colourful history.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
4WD Pinnacles, Koalas and sandboarding Adventure, £119 per person -Experience nature at its very best on this exhilarating adventure where your will see big sky plains, emerald waters bordered by pristine white beaches, vast deserts full of weird and wonderful rock formations.
After collection from your hotel, you will be taken to Barrack Square for the start of your Pinnacles Tour. Head north through the Swan Valley to Caversham Wildlife Park for a stop to view and photograph koalas and hand feed kangaroos. Continue to Cervantes for a visit to the Indian Ocean Rock Lobster Factory. This factory features an “above factory floor” boardwalk which enables a clear view of the whole lobster process, from arrival to storage and packing for export.
Make a stop in the Rock Lobster town of Cervantes for a boxed lunch and after lunch, time permitting visit the wildflower shop or alternatively in summer time if weather permits, enjoy a swim or a walk on the white sandy beaches. Continue on to view the captivating, mysterious expanse of the Pinnacles with ample time to wander through the limestone spires located in Nambung National Park. Take an easy paced walk through parts of this fascinating landscape covering some 404 hectares. Leaving the Pinnacles, head off the sealed roads towards the bumpy bush tracks and sand dunes around Lancelin for some 4WD fun. Keep watch for kangaroos, emus and wildflowers as you head for the majestic pure white Lancelin sand dunes. Out on the dunes, enjoy a heart stopping ride down steep sides of these huge sand 'waves' in a 4WD truck, and it is then time for some sand surfing on a custom made sandboard. Back in the vehicle, commence the return journey to Perth with one last roadhouse stop on the way. Tour concludes at approximately 7.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Swim with Wild dolphins - Rockingham Bay, £129 per person - A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the exhilaration of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Here you will board a state of the art dive charter vessel and head out into the calm turquoise ocean to find the 180 wild bottlenose dolphins that live in the sheltered waters of the bay. Witness the power and grace of these special animals from the deck of your boat before entering the water and experiencing the exhilaration of swimming and playing with wild dolphins in their delightfully serene tropical setting. You will be provided with a wetsuit, snorkel and mask to enhance your experience and the cruise generally lasts around 3 hours, though it can last much longer as the dolphins are not always found in the same place.
While dolphin interaction cannot be guaranteed, there is a 99% success rate on this excursion.
Perth's famous wine cruise, £99 per person - Perth's Famous Wine Cruise is one of Perth's most enjoyable and longest running day tours. Board your Captain Cook Cruises vessel at Pier 3, Barrack Street Jetty to commence Perth’s Famous Wine Cruise. Cruise on a 25 metre, single-level, fully air conditioned motorised vessel into the picturesque upper reaches of the Swan Valley. Sample fine wines at the prestigious Sandalford Estate and Waters Edge Winery followed by lunch overlooking the Swan River. Live entertainment follows as you enjoy complimentary wine on the return cruise. Cruise concludes at approximately 4.45pm at Barrack Street Jetty.
Perth city of lights Dinner Cruise, £69 per person -Relax and enjoy the enchanting lights of Perth on a Swan River dinner cruise. You'll enjoy waterfront and city views from your dining table while you cruise along the Swan River under the stars.
Your three-hour dinner cruise begins with freshly-baked bread and olive oil, followed by a delicious hot and cold buffet, including vegetarian dishes. There's fresh fruit and gateaux with coffee to follow, and estate bottled house wine, beer and soft drinks are served by attentive staff throughout the evening. Full bar facilities are also available.
Some surprise entertainment is in store later in the evening and music during the cruise is provided by the resident pianist and by a DJ on Saturday nights.
Jumping Crocodile cruise, £59 per person - A must for all wildlife enthusiasts, experience a remarkable cruise on the Adelaide River to observe these legendary ancient predators in their natural environment. Situated just 60 kilometres from Darwin, the Adelaide River is home to 1600 deadly saltwater crocodiles and offers some of the best crocodile viewing in the world. After the short journey from Darwin, you will join the renowned Jumping Crocodile Cruise and embark on a leisurely sail along the Adelaide River in search of saltwater crocodiles.
Experience superb close-up views of these ancient predators and witness their raw power as they launch themselves fully out of the water to snatch the food offered by your guide. On conclusion of the cruise, continue to the Window on the Wetlands visitor centre where you can learn more about ‘Salties’ and enjoy sweeping views of the Marrakai Plains. From here, you head to the Fogg Dam nature reserve, a wetlands haven for an abundance of birds and reptiles, before returning to Darwin.
Territory Wildlife tour, £49 per person - Enjoy up-close encounters with the wonderfully unique and varied wildlife of the Northern Territory including the chance to get nose to nose with a Salt Water Crocodile - it’s the closest you’ll ever get to a salty without risking a scratch!
Set within 400 acres of natural bush, including wetlands, monsoon forest and a crystal clear billabong, the Territory Wildlife Park is a haven for the unique wildlife of the Northern Territory. Here you can view frilled lizards, snakes, water monitors, kangaroos, wallabies and an abundance of birdlife as you leisurely stroll along 6 kilometres of walking trails. The park also includes a nocturnal house and a bird of prey centre.
Katherine Gorge tour and cruise, £139 per person -Enter Nitmiluk National Park, home to 13 stunning gorges before joining a leisurely cruise between the sheer sandstone cliffs of Katherine Gorge. A visit to Leliyn (Edith Falls) where there is time for a swim completes a fantastic day.
At 6.15am join your coach to commence a full day Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls tour. Depart Darwin and stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, breakfast stop en route (own expense). Enter Nitmiluk National Park, home to 13 stunning gorges, stopping by the Visitor Centre before joining your guided cruise between the sheer sandstone cliffs of Katherine Gorge. Glide along the tranquil waters of this ancient watercourse and enjoy guided commentary detailing the area’s plant and wildlife. Keep and eye out for crocodiles and the splendid array of birdlife. Lunch is included at Katherine Gorge. This afternoon visit Leliyn (Edith Falls) where there is time for a swim (conditions permitting). Return to Darwin, stopping to purchase dinner (own expense) along the way. Tour concludes at approximately 8.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Day 1 London to Perth
Depart the UK for your overnight flight to Perth.
Day 2 Perth
Arrive into Perth and make your own way to the airport. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing after your long flight.
Day 3-5 Perth
Spend your 3 day’s getting to know sunny Perth and discovering what makes it one of the world’s most liveable cities. Hop on an open top double decker bus tour, take in the riverside views of Perth’s skyline along the esplanade or wander through the lanes of chic fashion boutiques and cafes. Head up to Kings Park, one of the largest inner city parks in the world (bigger than New York’s Central Park), to take in one of the best views of the city. Then finish the day with a sundowner at Perth’s coolest beachside enclave, Cottesloe.
Your FREE trip: Rottnest Island is an ‘A’ Class Nature Reserve and is widely regarded as one of Western Australia’s best kept secrets. It is home to some of the most spectacular white sandy beaches, secluded bays, unique wildlife, including the famous Quokka and colony of New Zealand Fur Seals, ship wrecks and a fascinating and colourful history.
Day 6 Perth to Darwin
This morning make your way back to the airport ready for your flight to Darwin. When you have arrived make your way to the airport and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Day 7-8 Darwin
You have 2 full days’ here to enjoy this fabulous Place and relax before your 6 day self drive. With its great restaurants and coast line you will be sure to find something to do.
Day 9 Darwin to Kakadu National Park
(260km /162 miles /3.5 hours) Collect your 4WD vehicle and travel towards Kakadu, a land of dramatic scenery and prolific wildlife. Kakadu is Australias largest national park, its vast wetlands and escarpments home to diverse bird populations. Hotel: Aurora Kakadu (B) 2 nights.
Day 10 Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park This morning, you are booked on a leisurely 90-minute Yellow Waters Cruise that allows you to experience the majesty of this wetlands area and its abundant wildlife. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles as they bask on the muddy shores, and admire the floating waterlilies. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore highlights such as the superbly-preserved Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr, the Bowali Visitor Centre and the Nourlangie Rock art site, or to visit beautiful Jim Jim Falls.
Day 11 Kakadu to Katherine
336km /210 miles /4 hours) Call into the Warradjan Cultural Centre for an Aboriginal perspective on the region before heading south out of the park on the Kakadu Highway. At Pine Creek, rejoin the Stuart Highway and continue to Katherine. Hotel: Ibis Styles Katherine (2 nights)
Day 12 Katherine
Katherine is your gateway to Nitmiluk National Park, home to 13 dramatic river gorges sculpted from sandstone by the Katherine River. This morning, you are booked on a two-hour cruise that will take you through two of the most spectacular gorges. Admire the sheer sandstone cliffs, take a swim in the cool, clear waters, and later perhaps even join a canoeing adventure as you paddle your way along through the maze of waterways.
Day 13 Katherine to Darwin
(317km /197 miles /4 hours) Today take the Stuart Highway back to Darwin. Perhaps stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, memorial to the Japanese bombardment of 1942 and at Litchfield National Park to explore the spectacular scenery of monsoonal rainforests and spring-fed streams. Picturesque Florence Falls and the giant magnetic termite mounds are well worth a look, or you may just discover a shady little waterhole perfect for a refreshing dip. Hotel: Travelodge Mirambeena.
Day 14 Darwin
Your tour concludes after check-out today. Return your car by the same time it was picked up on day one to avoid additional charges. Note: During the wet season (Nov-Apr), adverse weather conditions may cause temporary road closures. When you have dropped your car off make your way to the airport for your overnight flight home.
Day 15 London
Arrive back into the UK after a fantastic holiday.