The Wild Aussie West | Yampu Tours

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The Wild Aussie West

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PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 7200

Private Tour Highlights

  • Experience the moonlike landscape of the Pinnacle Desert come to life as the sunsets over the Indian Ocean.
  • Become well acquainted with pearls and the pearling industry - from the days of dangerous diving to the modern techniques of cultured pearl farming.
  • Swim through the clearest turquoise water on Earth and find yourself drifting over the world's largest fringing reef.
  • Motor out into the Indian Ocean to begin the search for whale sharks and other marine life.
  • Enjoy a unique stay at a remote, beach side safari camp nestled in the dunes of Cape Range National Park.
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Tour Overview

Explore Australia’s rugged western coast with Yampu’s The Wild Aussie West suggested itinerary. While most first time visitors focus on the Eastern coast of Australia with the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and Tasmania Island, Australia’s (even more) laid back westside hosts a widespread menu of adventure and wildlife opportunities.

Begin your Australia adventure in Perth a scenic and sophisticated city, renowned for its abundant sunshine, relaxed lifestyle and easy-going manner. Here, travelers will receive a mesmerizing introduction to the land’s diversity with a sunset and stargazing tour in Yanchep National Park’s alienesque landscape. The next day, enjoy a fun tour of Perth to get a true feeling of the city with a Pearl farming masterclass, beachside lunch, and a river cruise.

Following Perth, begin a unique road trip to Margaret River to explore a chilled-out surfie town named Margaret River. Evolved into the ultimate smorgasbord of fine wine, good food and spectacular scenery Margaret River provides a true Aussie atmosphere. After some time in Margaret River, fly north along the coast to Exmouth Gulf for outstanding snorkeling opportunities along the Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, home to the world’s largest fish, the whale shark.

To save time, Yampu’s travel experts eliminated transfers to and from the hotels and opted for explorers to stay seaside with a luxurious glamping experience at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Tent. This beachside safari camp is nestled in the dunes of Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park, an incredibly isolated yet stunning location, where the corals of Ningaloo Reef are just metres offshore.

 

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A N/A £$7200 N/A
Single N/A N/A £$10700 N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Welcome to Perth City

Upon arrival to Perth International Airport, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.

Group Afternoon Pinnacles Sunset & Night-time Stargazing Tour, Dinner Included

This 8 hour tour travels north towards Yanchep National Park for an opportunity to see the koalas and kangaroos. Then travel up the coast towards the Pinnacle Desert to view the mystical limestone rock formations, arriving late afternoon to avoid the crowds and the heat. Experience the moonlike landscape come to life as the sunsets over the Indian Ocean and the moon rises. Once darkness falls head to the fishing town of Cervantes, for dinner in a traditional Western Australia tavern to soak up a real Australian atmosphere, before heading out into the night to experience the night sky. Head back into the Pinnacle Desert to the observation deck to experience the tranquillity of the national park and view the night sky. Return to Perth, where you will be transferred to your Perth accommodation.

What to bring:
• Hat
• Camera
• Comfortable walking shoes

Note: Sunset and star gazing cannot be guaranteed due to bad weather, and exact viewing times will change due to seasonal variations.
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Day
2

Group Full Day Perth and Fremantle Tour

On this 9 hour tour, start by exploring the historic sites, such as the Governor's residence, Council House, and Barracks Arch. Heading to the South Perth foreshore to enjoy sweeping views of the city skyline. Then visit Willie Creek Pearls - Pearl Master Class at Elizabeth Quay. On this 1 hour Master Class you will become well acquainted with pearls and the pearling industry - from the days of dangerous diving to the modern techniques of cultured pearl farming and see a pearl harvested from its oyster right before your eyes. It is up to the 400 hectare Kings Park for more panoramic views and the chance to explore the parkland, botanical gardens and native bushland.

After a scenic drive through some of Perth's most exclusive suburbs, stop at Cottesloe Beach for lunch at the elegant Indiana Tea House overlooking the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. After Cottesloe, head into Fremantle. View the historic port buildings and enjoy the shops, markets, cafes and restaurants that are all humming with crowds of people. At the Fremantle Harbour, board a cruise to return to Perth via the scenic Swan River. View the multi million dollar mansions, parklands and sweeping river. At the conclusion of your tour, make your own way to your accommodation. ...read less

Day
3

Perth - Margaret River

Make your way to the car rental depot to collect your rental car.

Drive from Perth to Margaret River
255kms/159miles (3 hours non-stop driving time)

Make your way to the car rental depot to collect your rental car.

Drive from Perth to Margaret River
255kms/159miles (3 hours non-stop driving time)

Day
4

Day to Explore Margaret River

Today will be at your leisure to relax and explore Margaret River on your own.

Visitors can choose to take in the surfer village while tasting the local wines, exploring the beaches, and tasting some of the region's best cuisine from master chefs overlooking the ocean or sweeping vineyards.

Today will be at your leisure to relax and explore Margaret River on your own.

Visitors can choose to take in the surfer village while tasting the local wines, exploring the beaches, and tasting some of the region's best cuisine from master chefs overlooking the ocean or sweeping vineyards.

Day
5

Margaret River - Perth

Drive from Margaret River to Perth
255kms/159miles (3 hours non-stop driving time)

Upon arrival in Perth, head to the car rental station to return your rental vehicle. Please allow plenty of time prior to the office closing time.

Drive from Margaret River to Perth
255kms/159miles (3 hours non-stop driving time)

Upon arrival in Perth, head to the car rental station to return your rental vehicle. Please allow plenty of time prior to the office closing time.

Day
6

Ningaloo Reef Safari Camp

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight to Learmonth.

Upon arrival to Learmonth, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Safari Camp.

This remote, beach side safari camp is nestled in the dunes of Western Australia's Cape Range National Park, an incredibly isolated yet stunning location, where the corals of Ningaloo Reef are just metres offshore.


Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Experience

Once settled in, step off the shore to swim through the clearest turquoise water on Earth. You'll find yourself drifting over the world's largest fringing reef, the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. This underwater paradise is a popular spot for all kinds of visitors, from dolphins, manta rays, turtles and humpback whales, to the largest fish in the ocean-the gentle whale shark.
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Day
7

Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark Experience

Your whale shark experience begins with transferring you to Tantabiddi Boat Ramp (about 25 minutes drive) where you will meet your experienced skipper and crew for the day.

Morning tea is usually served as you motor out into the Indian Ocean to begin the search, this is aided by a spotter aircraft that relays sightings to our skipper.

The crew will help you get kitted out in wetsuits and snorkel gear, they will also provide a thorough briefing. During the course of the day your crew will keep an eye out for turtles, dolphins, dugongs, rays and sea birds and there is usually time for a snorkel at the back of the Reef. A delicious lunch featuring fresh Western Australian produce is provided. Return to Sal Salis following the cruise. ...read less

Day
8

Ningaloo Wilderness Experience

A Sal Salis guided wilderness activity will be included during your stay subject to scheduling and weather conditions.

A Sal Salis guided wilderness activity will be included during your stay subject to scheduling and weather conditions.

Day
9

Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight to Perth and connect with your international Flight Home.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight to Perth and connect with your international Flight Home.

Perth WA, Australia

Margaret River WA, Australia

Exmouth WA, Australia

Places You'll See

  • Perth

    Perth is a scenic and sophisticated city, renowned for its abundant sunshine, relaxed lifestyle and easy-going manner. The city’s modern skyline blends with magnificent colonial architecture, housing excellent retail outlets. King Street, a historic and lovingly restored commercial precinct, is known for its fashion houses, cafes, art galleries and specialist book stores. The city’s prime position, flanking the broad reaches of the Swan River, provides an excellent setting for enjoying alfresco dining in one of the many outdoor restaurants and cafes. Visitors to Perth also have a choice of more than 80km of white sandy beaches within easy reach.

  • Margaret River

    Originally a chilled out surfie town, Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate smorgasbord of fine wine, good food and spectacular scenery – just a three-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth. No trip to Western Australia is complete without a stop at Margaret River. There’s a fine supply of world-class wineries, boutique breweries, and restaurants overlooking sweeping vineyards and surf breaks. The wine is definitely top notch – the region produces less than one per cent of Australian wine, but over 15 per cent of the country’s premium wine and with 60 plus wineries to choose from, you won’t be stuck for choice. Some of Australia’s best chefs can be found in Margaret River, producing a feast of top tucker to be had – think exquisite cheeses, jams, condiments, olives and marron (freshwater crayfish).

  • Exmouth Gulf

    Exmouth Gulf lies between North West Cape and the main coastline of Western Australia, it is a rich marine environment and a nursery for humpback whales, dugong and turtles. The mangrove systems on the eastern margins are areas of high primary productivity feeding and restocking for both the Gulf and the famed nearby Ningaloo Reef. The Gulf sustains one of Western Australia’s largest prawn fisheries, managed by the Kailis Fishing Group, which operates under license from the Western Australian Government.

Hotel Options

Featured Accommodation

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Tent

A remote, beachside safari camp nestled in the dunes of Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park, an incredibly isolated yet stunning location, where the corals of Ningaloo Reef are just metres offshore. Luxury wilderness tent accommodation is designed to expose the sights and sounds of the great outdoors… a red kangaroo grazing amongst the dunes, the beautiful song of a butcherbird or a humpback whale breaching just beyond the reef. Enjoy a few key comforts that are crucial to luxury camping like a supremely comfortable bed, 100% cotton linen, a choice of pillows, an en-suite bathroom and delicious food. The camp has been designed to operate in tune with the fragile environment of Cape Range National Park, all of the power is solar-generated, each-en suite bathroom has a natureloo, water usage is very carefully managed and no waste material escapes into the surrounding ecosystem. Guests are allocated 20L of water per person per day for showering. Native herb soaps and ecologically sound shampoos are provided. The tents are spacious and naturally comfortable and removed from the distractions of the modern world so there are no minbars, televisions or telephones. It’s simple luxury in tune with nature.

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5 Star Properties

Perth : Crown Towers

Margaret River : Cape Lodge

Testimonials

Bryony and Peter C, from Australia

Traveled April, 2013

Everything went completely to plan and we cannot speak highly enough of all our guides

Just letting you know that we arrived safely back in Australia today. We would like to thank you for arranging such a great trip through central-america for us. Everything went completely to plan and we cannot speak highly enough of all our guides. We were picked up and dropped off at the advised times with the minimum of fuss, tours were excellent, well planned and our guides were extremely knowledgeable and easy to get on with. Our accommodation was very good and all included meals were of top quality and organized for our requests.

Chris

Traveled July, 2007

Thank you so much for looking after us so well.

My girlfriend, Annie, and I had the most awesome time in South America. We arrived to snow which was a bit of bonus for me, coming from Australia. Apparently it was the first time in 80 years that they had had snow in BsAs (Buenos Aires).The Kempinski Hotel was absolutely fabulous. They had a helpful staff, and it was probably the best position in town for us. They looked after our luggage while we went off to Iguazu Falls and Uruguay, and couldn’t have been more helpful.In fact, all arrangements were on time in Argentina (apart from Aerolinas’ flights!) and after that first hiccup I must say we were impressed.Iguazu Falls, what can I say? You booked the Grand Adventure for us and I shall never forget the boat trip and seeing the falls for the first time from the water! It was awesome. I am so glad we booked the Sheraton Hotel for its situation.Staff at all hotels were excellent. Mabel and Mercedes at Colonia sorted out our vouchers and travel details for us, and we found that one of the male members on staff at The Balmoral spoke excellent English and even tuned the TV in so that we could watch the BBC World News.I would definitely recommend the tour we did and we are even talking about seeing more of Argentina later on, perhaps combining it with a trip to Chile.We met some very interesting people and thoroughly enjoyed all our tours. Thank you so much for looking after us so well.

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Paul from Australia

Traveled March, 2013

Thanks again for your co-ordination of our trip

Just to advise you that we arrived home in Australia yesterday after another successful trip to Chile and Argentina (plus a short side trip to Uruguay!). Apart from a couple of hiccups in the first half of the trip that you were aware of, the trip overall went very well. All the connections worked out, the hotel/hospedaje accommodation was overall very good, with some outstanding (e.g. Tierra Atacama, KKala, Nothofagus, Entre Hielos) and we lucked a presidential suite (without the President) at the Hotel Antofagasta. Bahia Bustamante was also a refreshing highlight. The guide services also worked out well and as it eventuated, all aspects of the original itinerary were met, including the remote area crossing from Chile into Argentina from Cochrane to Los Antiguos. There were many geographic, geological and cultural highlights and we were generally very fortunate with weather conditions. Thanks again for your co-ordination of our trip. Graham and Anita were spending an extra couple of days in Santiago and return to Australia tomorrow.

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