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Welcome dinner; orientation tour; Caversham Wildlife Park
MARGARET RIVER REGION Train ride on the Busselton Jetty; sightseeing; visit Ngilgi Cave: aboriginal experience; lunch and wine tasting at Xanadu Vineyard; Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
FREMANTLEGuided tour of Fremantle Prison; excursion to Rottnest Island with quokka walk
THE PINNACLESSightseeing; lunch at a traditional lobster shack
HUTT LAGOON Sightseeing
KALBARRI NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing
MONKEY MIA Dolphin experience, nature cruise; visit to Shell Beach and Hamelin Pool Stromatolites
CARNARVONLocal treat at a fruit plantation coral bay Scenic cruise
EXMOUTHExcursion to swim with whale sharks or Humpback whales; Yardi Creek cruise; farewell dinner
SYDNEYSightseeing tour with inside visit to the Sydney Opera House; Botanic Gardens; Sydney Harbour cruise; Globus Local Host service
FIJI Airport transfers; Sigatoka River Safari; Monograms Local Host service
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
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Arrive in Western Australia’s capital city. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a welcome dinner and briefing to get you ready for your adventure. Your hotel room is available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner.
On this morning’s orientation tour, visit Kings Park Botanic Gardens, see the iconic Swan Bell Tower, and the Perth Mint. Then visit CAVERSHAM WILDLIFE PARK to see some of Australia’s unique animals such as koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and more. The remainder of your day is free to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
Head south to the coastal town of Mandurah with its famous canals. A CRUISE takes you into the calm waterways of the Mandurah Estuary with a chance to see abundant birdlife, cultural sites, and Western Australia’s largest population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins. Next, stop is at the BUSSELTON JETTY. This 150-year-old jetty is 1.1 miles/1.8 km long and is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy a TRAIN RIDE to the end of the jetty and learn its history and hear a few stories from your friendly conductor. Spend the next two nights in the Margaret River region, home to premium wineries, world-class restaurants, spectacular beaches, a casual laid-back lifestyle, and amazing scenic beauty.
Today is spent exploring the Margaret River region. First stop is a visit to NGILGI CAVE, home to stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations. While here, enjoy an ABORIGINAL EXPERIENCE to learn more about the traditional land owners and their history and culture. We then continue along the coast with photo stops at Surfers Point and Sugarloaf Rock. A special treat is in store when you enjoy a LF TASTING and lunch at the beautiful XANADU VINEYARD, one of the region's earliest vineyards. After lunch, there’s time to explore the shops and galleries of Margaret River before returning to your resort.
This morning, visit CAPE NATURALISTE LIGHTHOUSE, which continues to play a vital role in Australia’s maritime safety and offers amazing views of the coast below. Next, it’s on to the historic port city of Fremantle with its marinas, charming heritage buildings, shops, and restaurants. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of FREMANTLE PRISON to learn why almost 10,000 men were transported from Great Britain and Ireland, how they built their own prison, and helped shape the future of Western Australia. This evening, you may wish to explore the town’s unique winding streets or enjoy some fresh seafood and drinks at a local craft brewery.
Take a short FERRY ride to nearby ROTTNEST ISLAND known for its soft sand beaches, seafaring history, and the iconic Rottnest quokka. Enjoy a tour of the island and then discover the famous marsupial unique to the island on a LF QUOKKA WALK. Learn about this unique animal and watch them in their natural habitat. You may even have a chance to get your very own selfie with one. Return to Fremantle where the remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to visit the WA Maritime Museum, which tells the story of Western Australia's maritime history, or visit the historic Fremantle Markets with its mixture of produce, art, souvenirs, food stalls, and more.
Visit the PINNACLES of Nambung National Park. These amazing natural limestone structures, some standing as high as 16 feet, were formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago, after the sea receded and left deposit of sea shells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements. It’s an excellent spot to stretch your legs and snap a few photos. Next, enjoy a delicious meal straight from the ocean when we visit a LF LOBSTER SHACK. Here’s your chance to learn about the lobster industry, soak in the local culture, and enjoy some fresh lobster and seafood. Continue along the scenic coast to Geraldton.
Today, visit HUTT LAGOON, a pink lake created by the presence of carotenoid-producing algae. Depending on the time of day, the season, and the amount of cloud cover, the lake changes through the spectrum of red to bubble-gum pink to a lilac purple. Next, explore KALBARRI NATIONAL PARK, enjoying spectacular views of the Indian Ocean along the way. Arrive at your resort situated within the Shark Bay UNESCO World Heritage area.
From the beach at your resort, witness a DOLPHIN EXPERIENCE. Monkey Mia is the only place in Australia where dolphins visit daily, not just seasonally. The friendly pod of wild bottle-nosed dolphins regularly swim to Monkey Mia’s shore to interact with humans up to three times a day. Later, board a catamaran for a NATURE CRUISE. You may see dolphins playfully racing with the boat, spot a shy dugong grazing on seagrass, and possibly encounter manta rays, loggerhead turtles, tiger sharks, and other marine life. Return to your resort where the rest of the day is yours to stroll the beach, shop for souvenirs, or enjoy an evening sunset catamaran cruise.
NOTE:Please keep in mind that swimming with and touching the dolphins at Monkey Mia is prohibited by law.
Start your day with a visit to SHELL BEACH, a beautiful snow-white beach made up of millions of tiny shells. Shell Beach is one of only a handful of places on earth where shells replace beach sand in such a dramatic and picturesque way. Then, visit the HAMELIN POOL STROMATOLITES, the oldest and largest living fossils on earth dating back 3.7 billion years. Hamelin Pool in Western Australia is one of only four places on earth where living marine stromatolites exist, and the location contains by far the biggest colony on earth. Continue to Carnarvon where we visit a FRUIT PLANTATION and enjoy a delicious treat. Before dinner this evening, you may want to enjoy a leisurely stroll along the esplanade and watch the sun set in the horizon.
Today’s travels takes us to Coral Bay, named for the beautiful coral gardens which lie just feet from the pristine white sandy beach. Enjoy a CRUISE on a glass-bottom boat that will maximize your coral viewing experience and allow you to take perfect photos and videos. Cruise the pristine water in search of dolphins, turtles, Reef sharks, dugongs, and other marine life. You’ll even have the chance to swim amongst the beautiful coral gardens, and an abundance of colorful fish. Spend the next three nights in Exmouth, situated at the gateway to the incredible Ningaloo Reef, the largest fringing reef in Australia and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Today, a highlight of your vacation is an LF EXCURSION to swim with whale sharks (April-June) or Humpback whales (July-September). Whale sharks are the world’s biggest fish and can grow to lengths of 40 feet and can live to be 100 to 150 years old. Their unique spots are similar to fingerprints in humans. The Ningaloo Reef is one of the only places in the world where whale sharks appear regularly in large numbers, with over 235 individuals recorded. Another “bucket list” experience available is to swim with the Humpback whales. An estimated 30,000 humpback whales migrate along the Ningaloo Coast. The whales are easy to spot as they breach, lunge, slap the water, and blow. During the course of the day the crew will keep an eye out for turtles, dolphins, dugongs, and manta rays as well. It is sure to be a day you remember for the rest of your life!
NOTE:Both whale sharks and Humpback whales are wild creatures. Everything will be done to maximize the likelihood you will swim with a whale, but it cannot be guaranteed. Since the whales will continually move, swimming is required to do the interaction. You will need to be a confident swimmer and be able to snorkel and swim freestyle. The whales are found in the open ocean so you may be swimming in currents and swells. If you do not wish to get in the water, you may remain on the boat and watch these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
Board a boat for a CRUISE along Yardi Creek. This ancient gorge has deep blue water, red limestone cliffs, and a wonderful array of birds and wildlife, including the rare black-footed wallaby and red kangaroos. Learn the area’s history, how the gorge was formed and have the chance to spot the animals that live here. Return to Exmouth where the remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to relax by your hotel’s pool, get your photo next to the town’s giant prawn statue, or explore more on your own. Tonight, join your Tour Director and traveling companions for a festive farewell dinner, the perfect ending to your Western Australia adventure!
Fly from Exmouth to Perth. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Fly from Australia’s west coast to the beautiful city of Sydney. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day is yours to relax or start exploring on your own.
NOTE:During your stay in Sydney you will have the service of a Globus Local Host who will be available to answer your questions, give suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, dining, and assist you with anything during your time in Sydney.
Start your day with a city sightseeing tour. Your Globus Local Host will show you such landmarks as Mrs Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS where you'll enjoy sweeping views of the harbor, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Next, go inside the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a guided tour. Later, a CRUISE on Sydney Harbour highlights some of the city’s best views. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Today is yours to explore more of this vibrant city. You may want to explore Darling Harbour with its array of boutiques and restaurants, shop for a favorite souvenir, or relax on one of Sydney’s famous beaches.
Another full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may wish to wander the cobblestone streets of the Rocks District, climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge, or take a full-day excursion to the beautiful Blue Mountains. Your Globus Local Host will have suggestion to help make the most of this exciting city.
Today, depart Sydney and fly to Fiji for three nights in this tropical paradise. Arrive in Nadi and transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast. The remainder of your day is at your leisure.
This morning’s highlight is a half day SIGATOKA RIVER SAFARI. Be transported into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard a custom-built jet boat. Cruise your way up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real “Kaiviti” (Fijian). The remainder of your day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine.
Today is at leisure. Make sure to check the daily activities offered at your resort. You may wish to take a dip in the pool, enjoy a Fijian handicraft demonstration, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool drink.
Transfer from the Coral Coast to the Nadi International Airport today where your vacation ends.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Located in the heart of Perth's Central Business District, Four Points by Sheraton Perth, features spacious and modern guestrooms, fitness center, on-site restaurant and bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi. A laundry service is available for a fee.
Nestled alongside the crystal clear waters and white sands of beautiful Bunker Bay, Pullman Bunker Bay is contemporary in style and unmatched in attentive service. The hotel features an ocean-view restaurant and bar, heated infinity-edge swimming pool, fitness center and tennis courts, laundry/dry cleaning, and award-winning day spa.
Located in the heart of Fremantle, the Esplanade Hotel pays tribute to the rich history of the building while incorporating references to Fremantle as an iconic port city, creating a rich, warm, and sophisticated environment. Overlooking the parklands and harbor, the hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, swimming pool, fitness room, business center, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Ocean Centre Hotel features a contemporary style and unbeatable location directly opposite the beach and the stunning Geraldton Foreshore. The friendly service and welcome atmosphere give the hotel a truly personal feel. Amenities include an on-site restaurant and bar, room service, access to an offsite gym, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Monkey Mia Dolphin Resorts offers beautiful beachfront accommodation in the heart of Shark Bay World Heritage Area. Famous for its resident dolphin population that visits the shores of Monkey Mia daily for the past forty years, the hotel offers a range of on-site facilities including a pool, artesian spring hot tub, restaurant and bar, guest laundry, and tennis and volleyball courts.
Situated just minutes away from the tranquil waters of the Facine waterfront on Australia's Coral Coast, Best Western Carnarvon offers spacious, well-appointed rooms, a swimming pool, on-site restaurant, and complimentary guest laundry.
Mantarays Ningaloo, the only resort on Sunrise Beach, serves as a gateway to the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park. Situated in the Exmouth Marina, the hotel features 68 guestrooms, on-site restaurant and bar, lounge, resort-style swimming pool and gym, and stunning beaches with direct access.
The award-winning luxurious Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney combines space, style and warmth to provide guests ultimate ambience. Their two restaurants and bar offer exceptional wining and dining experiences. A dedicated relaxation zone is available at the Amora Day Spa. Guests can also take advantage of the heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, and gym.
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort is situated in an exquisite seaside setting reminiscent of a time-honored Fijian village. The hotel features sweeping views from the hilltop Bebe Spa Fiji, magnificent tropical pool, beach access with complimentary kayaks, snorkeling gear, and paddle boards, Fijian culture activities, entertainment, and daily kava ceremony, daily Fijian handicraft demonstrations, fitness center, an ATM/currency exchange, and self-service laundry and dry cleaning.
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