Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

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Perth & Fremantle Perth is a surprising and fastly developing destination; a vibrant and cosmopolitan city and yet with a spaciousness that creates the illusion of a collection of charming villages. The Swan River meanders down to the bustling seaport of Fremantle whose historic architecture and museums are a window onto Western Australia’s heritage. Meanwhile, the beaches lining Perth’s Indian Ocean shoreline make for an altogether ‘free and easy’ Australian city experience.

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• The lively neighbourhood of Northbridge is the place to head after dark, when its bustling streets spring to life. • Kings Park has an elevated position affording a marvellous panorama across the city skyscrapers out towards the Swan River. • Some of Perth’s best beaches lie close to the city centre. Why not head for Scarborough to cook freshly-caught fish on the public barbecues along its long sandy beach.

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Hotels 1 Holiday Inn Perth City Centre 2 Sullivans Hotel 3 Hyatt Regency Perth 4 Mounts Bay Waters 5 Quality Resort Sorrento Beach

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ROTTNEST ISLAND Departures & Duration: 5 - 9 hours, Daily (except 25 Dec & 23 Feb) Depart from Perth or Fremantle and cruise to Rottnest Island, just 19 kilometres from the mainland. Rottnest Island is home to some of the most spectacular white sandy beaches, secluded bays, unique wildlife including the famous quokka, shipwrecks and a fascinating and

CITY HIGHLIGHTS. FREMANTLE, TRAM AND SWAN RIVER CRUISE Departures & Duration: 9 hours, Daily (except 25 Dec) Following a fantastic morning coach tour of Perth and Fremantle, this self-guided tour takes and also offers the opportunity to experience a historic tram ride and a swan river cruise. You’ll see all the major attractions of the revitalised Perth CBD, and spend 3

colourful history. There are 2 options to choose from on this tour. After your cruise to Rottnest Island, you can experience Rottnest by bike, a wonderful and popular way to see the island. Choose to see as much or as little as you like, but a reasonable level of fitness is required. Alternatively, discover Rottnest on a 90 minute coach tour, including full commentary on historical, cultural and natural points of interest. Either way, you will discover why Rottnest is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. Experience Rottnest by Bike - prices from £85 per person including lunch. Discover Rottnest by Coach - prices from £102 per person including lunch.

hours free time in Fremantle, where you may wish to enjoy lunch at the harbour (own expense). The Fremantle Tram offers a scenic ride, and your day will end with a late afternoon cruise back to Perth along the Swan River.

Prices from: Adult £83, Child £54.

PERTH AND FREMANTLE CITY EXPLORER

SWIM WITH WILD DOLPHINS Departures & Duration: 5/6 hours, Daily (except 06 Jan - 31 Aug & 25 Dec The only place in WA to swim with Wild Dolphins in their natural habitat, 45 minutes drive South of Perth. The day out includes all your snorkelling gear and wetsuits, Return Transfers from your CBD hotel , morning tea , lunch and refreshments. As one of the iconic bucket list things to do in Western Australia this is a highly recommended experience. Prices from £148 per person including lunch. Explore the world-renowned limestone formations of the Pinnacle Desert. Enjoy off-road driving, sand-boarding, hand-feed kangaroos, photograph koalas and view native wildflowers (Sep-Nov). Prices from: Adults £132, Child £74, including lunch. EXPLORE PINNACLES, YANCHEP NATIONAL PARK, LOBSTER SHACK & SANDBOARDING Departures & Duration: 11.5 hours, Daily (except 25 Dec)

SWAN VALLEY GOURMET WINE CRUISE Departures & Duration: 7 hours, Daily (Sep - May), Mon, Wed, Fri - Sun (Jun- Aug) Cruise into the picturesque upper reaches of the Swan Valley with onboard cheese and wine tasting. On arrival at the prestigious Sandalford Estate, sample a “flight” of fine wines together with a behind the scenes tour and video Departures & Duration: 4.5 hours, Daily A fantastic coach tour taking in Perth and Fremantle; the city and the alfresco lifestyle thatthe localsenjoy. Visit Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Perth City, Cottesloe Beach and Fremantle, with an optional River Cruise (own expense) Prices from: Adult £40, Child £25.

presentation followed by a gourmet 2-course lunch. Dessert is served on the return cruise and live entertainment follows as you enjoy wine on the return cruise. Prices from £111 per person incl lunch & wines.

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