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Wanderlust Australia Tours 12 day Perth, Nullarbor and the Forgotten Corner

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Southern Australia is photographically dramatic and totally bucket-list worthy. From its sheer-drop limestone cliffs towering over the Great Southern Ocean to the treeless vastness of the Nullarbor.

Kicking off in Perth, you’ll explore the jaw-dropping Wave Rock, Kalgoorlie golden super-pit, coastal towns and the southern outback’s history.

You’ll be seeing the Great Australia Bight and taking great Australian bites too. There’ll be plump fresh oysters from SA’s Murat Bay, Port Lincoln locally caught seafood, and ‘paddock to plate’ country-style meals in the Clare Valley.

We’ve also hand-picked one of the region’s boutique wineries to visit – Skillogolee with its world-class wines – all hand crafted by a father and son winemaking team.

Pack your bags because Wanderlust Australia is inviting you along for the ride. It’s going to be a fun trip!

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TOUR SNAPSHOT

Departure point: Perth, WA

End destination: Adelaide, SA

Tour duration: 12 days

Dept date: 12 August 2021

Trip style: Escorted & free time

Accommodation type: Quality hotels & motels

Meals: Most included + freedom to choose lunches & dinners

Free time : Yes for shopping, meals & exploring like a local

TOUR PRICES

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Save $300.00 if paid in full by 12th June 2021 !

$5,400.00 per person based on twin/double share room

$1,100.00 single supplement for a guaranteed single room

BONUS TWO FREE HOTEL NIGHTS !

* The night before departure & night of end of tour.

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What you’ll experience like a local on your Wanderlust Australia 12 Day tour

Once we arrive at our hotel we settle in before we find a place that is perfect for dinner. Lalla Rookh is a 15 minute walk straight down Adelaide Street and is a great place to order from the “feed me” menu in a relaxed atmosphere where the food is always good.

3 nights l Pan Pacific, Perth | (08 9224 7766)

No meals provided

We spend time discovering the unique charm of Perth City including Kings Park, in the heart of the Botanic Garden. The manicured gardens and views of Kings Park transition to natural bush including a bird’s eye view of what the Perth bushland was like more than 200 years ago as we stroll along the walkway.

Then onto the Swan River for an upstream cruise and a delicious buffet lunch including local beer, wine and soft drink. We will meander through the Swan Valley Wine Growing Region and cruise past several local landmarks that will be pointed out to us. Afternoon tea will be served later in the day and there will be some live on-board entertainment, topping off a fantastic day.

If you’re still peckish for dinner, check our Perth’s vibrant dining scene.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Our touring today takes us north to the interesting town of New Norcia– a great Australian cultural heritage site which was first settled by Spanish Benedictine monks who established a monastery here as an Aboriginal mission.

We enjoy a guided tour of the township and visit the amazing Museum & Art Gallery. The New Norcia Hotel began its life in 1927 as a guest house for parents visiting their children in the schools but today it is a great spot to stop for lunch.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

This morning there is time to immerse ourselves in the natural phenomenon that is Wave Rock.

Located east of Hyden, geologists believe the original formation was vertical but has been sculptured and coloured by chemicals over 2,700 million years to take on its wave-like character. With our locally based guide to show us around it will be a fascinating visit.

We then push through to Kalgoorlie which is our overnight stop.

Hospitality Kalgoorlie | (08 9021 2888)

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Australia’s largest gold producing mine, the Super Pit, is here in Kalgoorlie and that is where we head today.

KCGM Super Pit is where we view the mining operations from the safety of the Mine-Spec Tour Coach. The onsite Haul trucks are massive. The view of the Super Pit from Harvey Hut is breathtaking. It will be quite a morning as we learn of the scale and sheer size of this massive operation.

We then head out onto the Nullarbor given this name meaning “no trees” grasping the vastness of our country as we traverse this flat, almost treeless arid country and make our way, via Norseman to Balladonia for our overnight stay. Balladonia is a small roadhouse community located on the Eyre Highway, still in Western Australia.  

Balladonia Hotel Motel | (08 9039 3453)

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Today we experience Australia’s longest piece of arrow-straight sealed highway, which is sign posted at the start of the 90 mile straight.

We visit the old Telegraph Station ruins in the white shifting sands of the Great Australian Bight and call at the Bunda Cliffs for an incredible view of the vertical cliffs where the Australian continent meets the Southern Ocean. Today will be a photographers’ paradise.

Nullarbor Hotel Motel | (08 8625 6271)

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

We travel across Yalata Aboriginal Land on our way into South Australia. We pass through Penong where dozens of windmills are used to pump water from the Artesian Basin to support the town’s water supply.

We continue on through Ceduna which located on the shores of Murat Bay. The protected waters, sheltered bays and numerous sand coves ensure a plentiful supply of fresh seafood, including local oysters which, because of the bay’s crystal clear water are some of the finest available in the country.

Oysters from Coffin Bay (south of here) are particularly well known, but the oysters from Ceduna and Streaky Bay are just as good. If oysters are a temptation why not try some for dinner this evening to sample them?

Streaky Bay Hotel Motel | (08 8626 1008)

Meal: Breakfast

To the south of Streaky Bay are further examples of the rugged and dramatic coastline that dominates this part of the world.

This morning we are going to make a visit to Point Labatt – an isolated and beautiful place that is home to a colony of Australian Sea Lions. From the lookout on top of the cliffs we can view the seals basking in the sun on the rocks below.

The views along the coast and out into the Great Australian Bight are sensational. Our afternoon visit is in Elliston. This really is a stunning area, particularly the appropriately named Great Ocean View. After lunch a local will join us to tell us some of the history about the area.

We travel on through the pretty town of Coffin Bay, located on the shores of one of the most beautiful estuaries in Australia, surrounded by National and Conservation Parks. Finally, we arrive in Port Lincoln – our base for the next 2 nights.

2 nights l Port Lincoln Hotel | (08 8621 2000)

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

This morning our local specialist joins us for a tour of Port Lincoln. The town is located on one of the world’s largest protected natural harbours, Boston Bay – which was discovered by Matthew Flinders, under his commission by the British Admiralty to chart Australia’s unexplored coastline. He arrived in Boston Bay in February 1802 and named the spot Port Lincoln after his native Lincolnshire in England.

On our tour, we will see a statue of the mighty Makybe Diva – which has pride of place on the foreshore as the only horse ever to win 3 Melbourne Cups!!

We see the massive grain silos and hear all about the multi-million dollar fishing industry that Port Lincoln is home to.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

We farewell our hosts and head north along the western side of the Eyre Peninsula onto Whyalla for a lunch break.

Travelling further has us arriving In Port Augusta where we stop at the Wadlata Outback Centre. Through ‘hands on’ displays and audio visual presentations we will learn about the outback culture, its history and the incredible achievements of both the Aboriginal and European people through graphic displays.

The stories of John McDouall Stuart, who was the first European to cross the continent from South to North and several other early pioneers are told at Wadlata – be sure to hear them and then appreciate the hardships these explorers endured travelling through this desolate country.

This afternoon we drive into the Clare Valley where we stay for the next couple of nights.

2 nights Clare Country Club | (08 8842 1060)

Meal: Breakfast

The Clare Valley, just two hours north of Adelaide is famous of course for its wineries. The oldest winery in “the valley” is Sevenhill Cellars, established in 1851 by the Jesuit Brothers. The first vines came from Bungaree Station which was established by the Hawker family even earlier in 1841.

This morning we have planned a visit to Bungaree Station. Today this historic farm is still run by his descendants and is one of Australia’s parent merino studs. It is rather like a village in a rural setting. Many of the buildings have been converted into exceptional historic accommodation. During our tour with a family member, we will have the opportunity to view life as it was in the 19th Century as nothing on this farm has changed since then. Be sure to visit ‘The station store’ for locally sourced and made foodie gifts.

After a fascinating tour and a country style lunch we visit one of the Clare Valley’s most famous wineries – Skillogolee. It’s a boutique family owned winery with world-class wines, hand crafted by a father and son winemaking team. A tasting here will be an experience we can be glad we have been a part of. After a thoroughly enjoyable day we return to our accommodation for a farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

After breakfast our holiday comes to an end. We transfer to Adelaide Airport with the taxi voucher in our holiday pack for our flight home.

Meal: Breakfast

All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times or days. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures or inclement weather.

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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Save $300.00 if paid in full by 12th June 2021 ! BONUS TWO FREE HOTEL NIGHTS !

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Why I love this tour... Shae

On this trip you really do cover all aspects of Australia’s visual splendour from its wine growing valleys to the arid nullarbor. Plus the local stories and characters you meet are a hoot.

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