Day 1 – Perth to Margaret River
Make your way to your rental car and drive from Perth To Margaret River.
No trip to Western Australia is complete without a pit stop at Margaret River. Originally a chilled out surfer 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 per cent 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. But don't let all that indulgence weigh you down - get set for some adventure. Explore networks of underground caves, a rugged coastline, squeaky-clean sandy beaches, turquoise water, towering forests and bush and coastal walk trails. Watching the locals take on awe-inspiring breakers at world-class surf break, Surfers Point, is a gripping sight. The more active can have a go at rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, whale watching, or even throw in a line and try your luck catching some local snapper.Cape Lodge
Cape Lodge is nestled within 40 acres of native forest and surrounded by rolling lawns and magnificent gardens. Overlooking a sparkling lake and natural swimming pool, and just a few minutes drive from 20 or so acclaimed Margaret River Vineyards and numerous restaurants.
Each of the Cape Lodge's rooms and suites are light, airy and stylishly furnished - service and facilities throughout are more akin to a five star hotel than a country house. Explore the region's many natural attractions, including pristine swimming and surfing beaches, caves, jarrah forests and wildflowers.
Day 2 – Margaret River Discovery Tour
If you are looking for the region's best overall experience, this is the tour for you. The Discovery Tour is a wine tour with a twist, linking the region's best wines to the stunning outdoors. The day begins with a paddle along the still waters of the Margaret River (optional inclusion). Spot the magnificent Baudins Cockatoos in the towering eucalyptus trees before heading to a local waterfall to reveal Marron and freshwater mussels and absorb the Aboriginal significance of the region.
A gourmet lunch of regional produce is served in the barrel room at the region's emerging superstar winery, Fraser Gallop Estate. Australian Winemaker of the Year, Clive Otto, may drop by to talk about their upcoming vintage. Finish the day with some 4WD action into the bush to discover the remote Willyabrup Cliffs and a short, guided walk on the famous Cape to Cape Track. High above the ocean, your efforts may even be rewarded with views of breaching whales, dolphins and wild flowers (seasonal).Starting Accommodation:
Day 3 – Day at Leisure, Margaret River
This is your day at leisure to explore all that Margaret River has to offer.Starting Accommodation:
Day 4 – Margaret River to Perth
Drive Margaret River to Perth and drop off your rental vehicle.
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.
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. There is also the Perth Mint where visitors can see how coins are made, and located in the city center is the Art Gallery of Western Australia housing a collection of Aboriginal art, Australian and international paintings.
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.COMO the Treasury
COMO The Treasury is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Perth, occupying the 19th-century State Buildings. Restoration has revealed a grand Victorian-era facade, with interiors that feature COMO's trademark contemporary style. There are 48 elegant guest rooms and suites featuring original high ceilings, cornicing, and balconies. Facilities include two restaurants, a bar, lounge and library, which together provide a social hub for the city. Holistic therapies are available at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, as well as a gym and indoor pool.Starting Accommodation:
COMO The Treasury (B)
Day 5 – Perth, Cottesloe, Fremantle and Swan River, Full-Day Tour
Perth city is exciting with a unique blend of old and new architecture. One of the most isolated cities in the world, vibrant Perth is rapidly growing, powered by Western Australia's mineral resources boom and vast agriculture industry. See the Governor's residence, Council House, and historic Barracks Arch. At South Perth take a look at the expanding city from across the Swan River.
Kings Park boasts a mixture of parkland, botanical gardens and native bushland and has panoramic views of Perth city, Swan River and the Darling Range. Kings Park is home to over 300 native plant varieties and 80 bird species and also contains the State War Memorial. Enjoy lunch at elegant Indiana Tea House overlooking sparkling Cottesloe Beach on the Indian Ocean.
Fremantle is distinguished by its unique heritage, cosmopolitan culture and maritime charm with historic port buildings, many shops, cafes and restaurants and markets all humming with crowds of people adding to its vibrant nautical atmosphere. At Fremantle Harbour board a cruise to return to Perth on the scenic Swan River, seeing fabulous homes and parks along the way. From Barrack Street Jetty, you will be transferred to your city accommodation.Starting Accommodation:
COMO The Treasury (B, L)
Day 6 – Day at Leisure, Perth
This day is at your leisure to explore Perth.Starting Accommodation:
COMO The Treasury (B)
Day 7 – COMO The Treasury to Perth Airport
You will be transferred by private vehicle from the city to Perth Airport. (B)