Top experiences in Western Australia
Western Australia activities
Swan Valley Wine Cruise from Perth
Cruise along the picturesque Swan Valley on this day cruise from Perth. Morning tea will be served soon after you board, followed by gourmet Blue Cow cheese and biscuits with premium tastings of ‘Wines of the Month’ from local Swan Valley vineyards. Enjoy informative commentary about the river history and surrounding wetlands throughout the duration of your cruise.You'll then cruise into the upper reaches of the Swan Valley and disembark at the prestigious Sandalford Estate. Once here you will enjoy a ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Sandalford winery tour and film presentation. Next, enjoy a unique "Wine Flight” tasting of 6 premium Sandalford wines accompanied by a souvenir tasting booklet for you to record your tastings. A 2-course lunch is served throughout the tasting, allowing you to decide on your favorite wine to then accompany your main course. You will then have some free time where you will have the opportunity to purchase some of Sandalford's distinctive premium wines and browse the gift shop.Upon your return cruise to Perth enjoy more complimentary wine tastings accompanied by afternoon tea with a cake buffet. Entertainment will also be provided by the talented on board crew.
Pinnacles Desert, Koalas and Sandboarding 4WD Day Tour from Perth
After getting picked up at 8 a.m. by your driver-guide from your Perth hotel or another central meeting point, travel to Caversham Wildlife park where you have the chance to see koalas, wombats, and kangaroos. If you are lucky, you might also spot an albino kangaroo and a peacock.Continue to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes and take a self guided audio tour of a live lobster processing plant. Watch a video presentation that gives you an insight into the industry then head for the factory's overhead walkway where you stand directly above 20 tons of live rock lobster. After the tour, enjoy a picnic lunch at the Lobster Shack with, if you choose, an optional lobster upgrade.Next, head to the Nambung National Park. Covering 43,221 acres (17,491 hectares), the Nambung National Park is home to Western Australia's renowned Pinnacles Desert. Take a stroll through this eerie desert among the pinnacles, distinctive formations that are believed to have been created millions of years ago when seashells were broken down into sand and then eroded by water and wind. You will also have time to go and walk through the Pinnacles Desert Visitors Centre.Heading south back toward Perth, making a stop at the small town of Lancelin to thrill to the adventure of 4WDing over massive white sand dunes, the biggest in Western Australia. Get your adrenaline pumping as you sandboard down these dunes spanning 1.2 miles (2 kilometers).Relax on the swift and comfortable coach journey back to the city, arriving back at your preferred drop-off point in Perth at around 7:30pm.
Upper Swan Lunch Cruise
Your buffet lunch is accompanied by a complimentary glass of wine as you leave Perth behind and head upstream for an afternoon on the Swan River. Relax in comfort as you cruise past the Burswood Entertainment Complex, the new East Perth re-development and Western Australia's renowned Belmont Park and Ascot racecourses. On your return cruise home you'll enjoy afternoon tea, full bar facilities and live entertainment.Sample Menu*Dishes may vary depending on seasonal availabilityHOT DISHES Grilled Fish Fillets in a Lime Hollandaise SauceLamb Curry served with Pilaf RiceVegetarian Lasagne COLD DISHESBBQ Chicken pieces served on a bed of lettuceAustralian King Prawn Platter served with cocktail sauceContinental Meat Platter served with assorted chutneys and mustardsTomato, onion and cucumber saladMixed green saladSelection of three gourmet saladsAssorted selection of breads DESSERTFresh Fruit PlatterContinental Cake assortment
Perth Lunch Cruise including Fremantle Sightseeing Tram Tour
Enjoy the sights of the surrounding city of Perth with the live commentary. Then hop on a tram for a tour of the historic Port of Fremantle before enjoying a buffet lunch on the return cruise to Perth. Arrive back into Perth with time in the afternoon to shop or just walk around and appreciate the city sights.This tour is ideal for those who want to enjoy a cruise and see Fremantle, but are short on time.
Perth City of Lights Dinner Cruise
Your Perth dinner cruise begins at Barrack Square, where you’ll hop aboard your boat and set off along the beautiful Swan River. Enjoy views of the city lights twinkling on the riverbank as you sip Australian wine or beer, served throughout the evening. When you’re ready to eat, head to the buffet to fill up your plate with king prawns, salad, roast beef, chicken curry and other delicious dishes, rounded out with gateaux and fruit for dessert. Tea and coffee are also provided. (See the Itinerary for a sample menu.)Listen to live piano music while you soak up the relaxing atmosphere, and on Saturday nights, enjoy tunes spun by a DJ. Surprise entertainment is in store later in the evening. A full bar is available, if you wish to purchase cocktails (own expense). Your dinner cruise ends when you return to Barrack Square.
Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Wildlife Cruise
Rottnest Island is only a 40-minute hop from the Perth coast and a favorite weekend getaway for locals. Originally discovered by Dutch explorers in the 17th century, Rottnest Island has had an interesting history, as resting place for 13 shipwrecks, an Aboriginal penal colony and an internment camp during the world wars.Rotto, as the locals call it, is unchanged over time and still maintains its rustic charm, with original heritage buildings and minimal development. As an A-Class Nature Reserve, Rottnest is committed to maintaining the natural environment, with bicycles the main form of transport (cars are practically non-existent).You can choose to start your full-day island experience starts from Perth with a cruise down the Swan River and enjoy morning tea while passing local landmarks and the riverfront houses of Millionaire’s Row to the port town of Fremantle. Or you can choose to join the cruise in Fremantle. From Fremantle, it's just a short hop across the ocean to Rottnest Island.Get to know Rottnest Island on a 90-minute guided wildlife cruise around the island, discovering secluded bays and inlets inhabited by birds, dolphins, seals and other marine life. The afternoon is free to explore the island at your leisure before departing for the mainland. Hire a bike and cycle out to one of the bays, go for a swim at the Basin, or meet the quokkas – Rottnest’s cute resident marsupials.In the afternoon, get back on the cruiser to make your way back to Fremantle or up the Swan River and back to Perth.