In Western Australia our collage of highlights ranges from savouring wines from the Margaret River to the awesome wilderness of the Kimberley, dotted with ancient Aboriginal rock art sites, and the kaleidoscopic wonders of the Ningaloo Reef. With Perth offering the shortest flight from home, you’ll also find the journey surprisingly easy."

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Perth and the Coral Coast

Situated north of Perth, the Coral Coast offers amazing wildlife including the dolphins at Monkey Mia, the awesome but harmless whale shark at Ningaloo Reef and magnificent deserted beaches.

Days 1 and 2 PERTH

Spend two nights in Perth at the contemporary boutique Richardson Hotel near Kings Park, one of the largest inner city parks. Check out Perth’s beaches located just 15 minutes from the city centre and stock up on luxury brands with shopping along Perth’s stylish King Street. During your stay we would also recommend taking a private full day tour to the Pinnacles, a unique landscape of hundreds of limestone pillars in the Nambung National Park.

Days 3, 4 and 5 NINGALOO REEF

Fly to Learmouth airport, near Exmouth and collect your car and drive to Ningaloo Novotel, which is conveniently close to Ningaloo Reef where you can swim with the whale shark, a thrilling natural encounter. Or you can also take a full day, sea and land safari to the Cape Range National Park, visiting different parts of the reef, with opportunities to snorkel. You could consider upgrading to Sal Salis, a wild bush luxury camp with just five en suite tents set among the dunes of Cape Range National Park overlooking the ocean located with your very own secluded beach and access to the reef for a supplement of £858 including all meals.

Days 6, 7 and 8 MONKEY MIA

Fly south to Monkey Mia, famed for its dolphins which you can see daily on the beach at Shark Bay. Accommodation is in the superior Beachfront rooms at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. We can also arrange Aboriginal guided bush tours to discover the local area.


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A Kimberley Taster

Combine scenic highlights of the Bungle Bungles with a spell on ‘The Gibb’ and a stay either on El Questro or Home Valley Station, two neighbouring Kimberley properties.


At Kununurra airport you’ll collect your large 4WD and head for your accommodation. El Questro, a million acre station set amid spectacular gorges and waterfalls, an ideal choice if you wish to try a range of activities, from horse riding to gorge cruises, walking or fishing. Accommodation is three nights at Emma Gorge resort – or upgrade to the luxurious El Questro Homestead (for an additional £1342 per person for the three nights).

Home Valley Station is the ultimate outback Australian experience, complete with cattle mustering. With local Aboriginal staff employed you can enjoy an indigenous perspective on the region through tours and have a choice of accommodation including safari-style eco-tents to guest rooms in the homestead to the top category 'Grass Castles' on Bindoola Creek.


On day four you’ll return to Kununurra in time to take a six-hour Ord River cruise, with day five devoted to a full-day scenic flight and 4WD/walking tour of the beehive shaped rock formations of the Bungle Bungles. Two nights are spent at the Kimberley Grande hotel (you could spend an extra day in the Bungle Bungles, with a night in a tented, en suite cabin in the park’s wilderness camp, for an additional £265, including meals).

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The Margaret River

Known as the ‘Bordeaux of the New World’, the vineyards of the Margaret River region produce some of the finest of the New World wines, yet, remarkably, not a single vine sprouted from its soil until the 1960s.

Days 1 and 2 PERTH

Explore the city and perhaps take a boat trip along the Swan River to Fremantle whose lively ‘Cappuccino Strip’ of bars, restaurants and cafés is the best place to while away an evening. You could also take a full-day gourmet cruise of the Swan Valley, visiting some of the wineries, including tastings and lunch.

You’ll be staying at The Richardson, a new boutique hotel designed by London architect Sir Terry Farrell, close to Kings Park and several trendy restaurants.

Days 3, 4 and 5 THE MARGARET RIVER

Collect your car and drive south to the Margaret River. The 80 or so boutique wineries produce less than 5% of the country’s wine but a quarter of its premium plonk, including its top chardonnays and excellent cabernets. You’ll be staying on a small wine estate, Cape Lodge, a 20 room, cottage-style property with an excellent restaurant and a 14,000-bottle cellar to contemplate.

To explore the Margaret River wineries in style there’s nothing quite like a full-day tour with ‘Lifestyle Margaret River’. Nola will collect you in her classic 1955 Bentley - with a big sunroof – and take you to a cross section of vineyards. These will include the opulent, Cape Dutch styled Voyager Estate, Leeuwin Estate, which is almost as famous for its art gallery and staging of al fresco concerts as its superb wines, and one of the oldest vineyards in the region, Vasse Felix, first planted in 1967.

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