Day 1 – Fly USA to Perth
Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary.
Day 2 – Cross the International Date Line
Cross the International Date Line, an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth that runs from the North to the South Pole - and defines one calendar day from the next. Crossing the International Date Line adds one day (24 hours) traveling west, and subtracts one day (24 hours) traveling east.
Day 3 – Welcome to Perth, Australia
Perth, the go-ahead capital of Western Australia, gives a feeling of space and light - set on the banks of the sparkling Swan River, a few miles from the magnificent beaches of the Indian Ocean. And a short way downstream is the vibrant, historic port city of Fremantle. Attractions include the Perth Mint where visitors can see how coins are made, located in the city center is the Art Gallery of Western Australia housing a collection of Aboriginal art, Australian and international paintings. The Scitech Discovery Centre is a unique hands-on minds-on science and technology center.
Outdoor activities include picnics in Kings Park with its walking trails and a 12-hectare botanical garden, famous for its spring wildflower displays. The park is a pleasant walk from the center of Perth and is well served by public transport and the Perth Tram. Also visit some of the magnificent white-sand, Indian Ocean surfing beaches. The closest is City Beach, but Cottesloe, Floreat, Scarborough, and Sorrento are also popular. Fremantle, 18 kilometers south-west of Perth is a colorful, busy port at the mouth of the Swan River, easily accessible by bus, train, ferry and taxi. Attractions include the Fremantle Arts Centre, the Maritime Museum, the Round House, the market and the lively town center affectionately known as the cappuccino strip.Starting Accommodation:
Crown Towers Perth (B)
Day 4 – The Pinnacles, Cervantes
This Pinnacles Day Tour takes you into the Pinnacles Desert at the Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles Desert contains many thousands of limestone pillars, resembling an ancient ruin. Experience a great day out combining the Pinnacles with other amazing natural landscapes. Encounter pristine white sand dunes, spectacular coastal vistas, valleys with masses of grass trees and see kangaroos in their natural environment.
The first stop today is an informative visit to the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Interpretive Centre. Then drive into the Pinnacles Desert, and along a four kilometer trail where you have the unique experience of walking among the fascinating phenomenon of the Pinnacles. Enjoy lunch in Cervantes, before a drive to Thirsty Point with pristine white beaches, sparkling aquamarine waters, and nearby islands. Savor a walk along this beautiful beach. Next, travel on to Lake Thetis to view Stromatolites, one of the earliest forms of life on our planet, and another of nature's wonders, before returning to Perth.Starting Accommodation:
Crown Towers Perth (B, L)
Day 5 – Perth to Margaret River
Today you will pick up your rental car and make your way to Margaret River.
No trip to Western Australia is complete without a pit stop at Margaret River. Originally a chilled out surfie town, Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate smorgasbord of good food, fine wine and spectacular scenery - just a three-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth. There's a fine supply of world-class wineries, boutique breweries, and restaurants overlooking sweeping vineyards and surf breaks. The wine is definitely top notch - the region produces less than one per cent of Australian wine, but over 15 percent of the country's premium wine. And with 60 plus wineries to choose from, you won't be stuck for choice. Teamed with a thriving arts scene - there's just about an art or craft gallery on every corner - it's the perfect place to soak up some West Australian culture and pick up a souvenir or two.Starting Accommodation:
Day 6 – Behind the Scenes at Cape Mentelle
Today you will be driven to the Cape Mentelle Winery where you will enjoy a Behind the Scenes Tour, including wine tasting of their great wines and a cheese degustation pairing. Walk through the wine making process from the vine to the bottle, learning what Cape Mentelle does to make each wine so unique.Starting Accommodation:
Day 7 – At lesiure, Margaret River
Today is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions
Day 8 – Margaret River to The Kimberley
Today you will drive from Margaret River to Perth where you will board your flight to The Kimberley.
Australia’s “last frontier,” the Kimberley region is as big as California and has a population of less than 15,000 people. A testament to the region’s isolation is the fact that one of its most famous symbols, the beehive shaped Bungle was unknown to non-aboriginal Australians until the early 1980’s. Eroding winds and merciless summer monsoons have left their mark on the landscape with its deep gorges and towering cliffs.Starting Accommodation:
Day 9 – Activities at El Questro Homestead
Today you are at leisure to enjoy the activities offered at El Questro Homestead. The El Questro Homestead is an exclusive retreat near to the magnificent Chamberlain River, where you'll enjoy absolute luxury, contrasted by the rugged Kimberley landscape. Catering to the most discerning guests, friendly staff provide the highest standards of service and cuisine.
Decorated with artifacts and antiques, the Homestead boasts a swimming pool, spa and tennis court set in lush, tropical gardens. Beautifully appointed, air-conditioned bedrooms have private bathrooms and verandahs, with relaxing views of the garden and river.Starting Accommodation:
(B, L, D)
Day 10 – Activities at El Questro Homestead
Today you are at leisure to enjoy the activities offered at El Questro Homestead. El Questro Homestead also offers unrivaled access to the far reaches of the Kimberley in unique style and comfort. So although you're literally in the middle of nowhere, 'roughing it' is not necessary. Go barramundi fishing, set out on a horse trek, or enjoy a gourmet picnic by helicopter. Boating the Chamberlain Gorge is also a must. A day spent with a ranger will introduce you to a variety of animals, birds and maybe even a saltwater crocodile! Starting Accommodation:
(B, L, D)
Day 11 – Activities at El Questro Homestead
Today you are at leisure to enjoy the activities offered at El Questro Homestead. Starting Accommodation:
(B, L, D)
Day 12 – Activities at El Questro Homestead
Today you are at leisure to enjoy the activities offered at El Questro Homestead.Starting Accommodation:
(B, L, D)
Day 13 – The Kimberley to Perth
Transfer from El Questro Wilderness Park to Kununurra for your flight to Perth. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy one last day in Perth and Australia.Starting Accommodation:
Crown Towers Perth (B)
Day 14 – Perth to USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to the USA. (B)