Your itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
Day 1. Guided walks and talks (D)
We collect you from home for the journey north, stopping at West Coast Honey. Travelling on to Cervantes, we will join the local rangers for a guided two-hour walk through the iconic Pinnacles Desert. At Lake Thetis, view ancient marine thrombolites. Overnight: Cervantes Pinnacles Motel, Cervantes
Day 2. Geraldton’s legacies and longboats (BD)
This morning we will leave the Turquoise Coast and travel north to Geraldton. Upon arrival, we will visit the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre to learn about the legacy of this talented architect and priest, followed by a coach tour of other buildings designed by Monsignor Hawes with a local specialist guide. We then visit the Museum of Geraldton to join a tour of the Shipwrecks Gallery and meet the passionate volunteers behind the Batavia Longboat Replica. We will finish the day’s touring with a visit to the scenic HMAS II Sydney Memorial. Overnight: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Geraldton
Day 3. Abrolhos Islands scenic flight (BD)
Board your small aircraft for an extended scenic flight over Geraldton and the Abrolhos Islands. En route, your pilot will point out pearl farms, the historic church on Basile Island, colourful fisherman’s camps, marine life, the oldest European building in Australia and coastal shipwrecks. Upon landing, take a walk to beautiful Turtle Bay for morning tea, then choose between a guided snorkelling adventure or a guided nature walk.
This afternoon in Geraldton, experience Leanes Trench, a replica World War I trench located 30 kilometres from Geraldton. A world first, this authentic replica of a 140-metre-long trench honours the efforts of Anzac soldiers at Gallipoli. After an exciting day, enjoy a relaxing sunset dinner at Skeeta’s waterfront restaurant. Overnight: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Geraldton
Day 4. Geraldton to Perth (BL)
Today we will follow the Brand Highway past the leaning trees to Port Denison, where we will stop for morning tea on the foreshore. A farewell lunch is provided in Jurien Bay before our tour concludes with our afternoon return to Perth. Upon arrival courtesy vehicles will be on hand to provide you with transfers to your home.
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Note: Scenic flights are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled (refunded). The weather at the Abrolhos Islands is subject to change. Please take suitable clothing in case of rain or cool temperatures.