Indian Pacific – WA Tour

Monday 5th August 2019
6am            For those traveling by Coach over to Perth we depart our Depot, 27 Lake Albert Rd Wagga Wagga. Travel to Burra – accommodation TBA (BB)

Tuesday 6th August 2019
Coach – Travel from Burra to Ceduna (BB)

Wednesday 7th August 2019
TBA     Passengers Depart Wagga – Collins Park Fox and travel to Sydney to board the Indian Pacific.

2pm     approx. Indian Pacific depart Sydney.

Sit back and relax over the next 4 days/3 nights and take in the magnificent view of the diverse Australian landscape
Coach – Travel to Madura – accommodation TBA (BB)

Thursday 8th August 2019
Indian Pacific – Passengers on train (DBB)
Coach – Travel to Coolgardie – accommodation TBA (BB)

Friday 9th August 2019
Indian Pacific – Passengers on train (DBB)
Coach – Arrive in Perth Staying – Travelodge Hotel 417 Hay Street, Perth Ph: 08 9238 1888 BB
(N.B. depending on numbers – If there is a chance of flights being delayed due to fog, we may suggest traveling to Sydney by coach on this day, and flying to Perth the next day)

Saturday 10th August 2019
Passengers wishing to fly to Perth, depart from Wagga and meet to group in Perth.
Flight times TBA
Indian Pacific – Passengers are picked up from the train and transferred to the motel
Coach passengers – Free day in Perth
All passengers Staying – Travelodge Hotel 417 Hay Street, Perth Ph: 08 9238 1888 (DBB)

Sunday 11th August 2019
Perth
Free Day In Perth
Perth is the capital city of Western Australia. A delightful city which has the scale of a large country town. Perth has changed dramatically in the last few decades. With a population around the million-mark Perth, quite correctly, sees itself as a modern, dynamic city.
Perth is known for its great personal charm and beauty. The elegant riverside parks, the network of freeways and the languid beauty of the Swan River all combine to give the city grace and distinction.  Today the city is a pleasant mixture of colonial and modern architecture. The city is noted for its fine parks and gardens many of which run along the banks of the Swan River allowing both sightseers and the ubiquitous jogger’s pleasant views across the river.
Staying – Travelodge Hotel 417 Hay Street, Perth Ph: 08 9238 1888 (DBB)

Monday 12th August 2019
Perth
Today we have a guided tour through the city. We inspect the multi – award winning gardens at the Burswood Casino, take time at the beautiful 400ha King’s Park. Time to view the magnificent War Memorial, the wildflowers and the wonderful views   before returning to Perth City for free time or returning to the hotel.
Staying -Travelodge Hotel 417 Hay Street, Perth Ph: 08 9238 1888 (DBB)

Tuesday 13th August 2019
Perth
Fremantle is Perth’s port city, just a short drive south of the Perth City centre. Affectionately known by locals as Freo, Fremantle was originally Perth’s access port for ships bringing supplies when Perth was just a colony. Today Fremantle is so much more, and while it is still the main port for Western Australia, over the years it has grown to embrace its own identity as a seaside city with a vibrant atmosphere. Time to enjoy the history of Fremantle, before returning to Perth.
Staying -Travelodge Hotel 417 Hay Street, Perth Ph: 08 9238 1888 (DBB)

Wednesday 14th August 2019
To Geraldton
Travel to Geraldton via Bindoon to New Norcia stopping here to look around at the Monastry & tourist attractions. Continue onto Geraldton via National Highway 95, turn left onto Midlands Road then right onto Mullewa-Morawa Road, turn left onto Depot Hill Road then into Geraldton which is the hub of the Mid West region, with a world leading rock lobster fishery, farming and agriculture and the production of iron ore, making it a truly thriving and sustainable regional city.
Staying – Ibis Styles 140-148 Brand Wy, Geraldton Ph: 08 99212455 (DBB)  

Thursday 15th August 2019
To Kalbarri
Travel from Geraldton to Kalbari seeing the beautiful countryside
Staying – Palm Resort 8 Porter St, Kalbarri (08) 9937 2333 DBB

Friday 16th August 2019
To Geraldton
Visiting Kalbari Sights pink lakes before returning to Geraldton.
Staying – Ibis Styles 140-148 Brand Wy, Geraldton Ph: 08 99212455 (DBB)  

Saturday 17th August 2019
To Yanchep
Travel from Geraldton along the Indian Ocean Drive to Yanchep. Traveling through some quaint little fishing village like Greenhead, Jurien Bay & Cervantes. Stopping to look at the Pinnacles & Lancelin along Indian Ocean Drive.
Staying – Yanchep Inn, Ghost House Rd Yanchep Ph: 08 95611001 (DBB) 

Sunday 18th August 2019
Yanchep
Free day. Why not have a look at the spectacular Crystal Caves?
Staying – Yanchep Inn, Ghost House Rd Yanchep Ph: 08 95611001 (DBB) 

Monday 19th August 2019
To Busselton
Our tour continues along the Indian Ocean Drive, onto Busselton enjoying the scenery along the way and seeing Busselton’s calm turquoise bay. You can take a 1.8-kilometre stroll or train ride (included) over the Indian Ocean on the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. This iconic, heritage-listed jetty was originally built in 1865. You then have time to step inside the Busselton Museum, Old Courthouse or the beautiful St Mary’s Church and be transported back to the 1800s, when Busselton was established as one of Western Australia’s first settlements. Housed in the old prison and courtroom, the modern Art Geo Gallery and Courthouse Arts Complex.
Staying – Busselton River Resort, 70 Causeway Rd Busselton Ph: 0897523000 DBB

Tuesday 20th August 2019
Busselton
Today we travel to Margaret River a beautiful wine growing region set just inland from the pretty south west coast of Western Australia. The surrounding landscape is made up of deep forests, spectacular beaches, and a number of limestone caves.
We will visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse before returning to Busselton
Staying – Busselton River Resort, 70 Causeway Rd Busselton Ph: 0897523000 DBB

Wednesday 21st August 2019
To Albany
Our day begins travelling to the amazing Tree Top Walk (covered in shoes needed) . Walking high up in the treetops is a totally new experience for visitors to Western Australia’s southern forests. Experience the excitement of exploring the canopy of the magnificent tingle forest.
This Tree Top Walk is a series of sixty-metre, lightweight steel trusses built on steel pylons to form a secure ramp.
Beginning at the Tingle Shelter, you can walk along a 420-metre-long steel-truss walkway which leads over a deep, red tingle gully. This walk is suitable for all walking capabilities. Because it is built on the side of a natural valley, the walkway rises up above the forest floor We head to Albany.
Staying – Ace Motel, 314 Albany Hwy, Albany 08 9841 2911 (DBB) 

Thursday 22nd August 2019
Albany
We begin today with a visit to the Whale Station which ceased operation in 1978. We return to Albany with time to browse the shops before going on to Mt Romance Body Care Factory- an exotic animal & plant processing facility.
Staying – Ace Motel, 314 Albany Hwy, Albany 08 9841 2911 (DBB) 

Friday 23rd August 2019
To Esperance
Travelling along the South Coast Highway we travel to Esperance, on the Bay of Isles amid brilliant blue waters and perfect sandy white beaches. The energetic have the opportunity to walk the length of the jetty and meet the resident sea lion before dinner
Staying – Hospitality Inn Esperance, 44-46 The Esplanade, Esperance Ph: 08 9071 1999 (DBB)

Saturday 24th August 2019
To Kalgoorlie
Travel to Kalgoorlie stopping in Coolgardie, an old gold mining town with time for a look around before continuing to Kalgoorlie 40 kms away & arriving at our motel. If wanting to, there is an opportunity to see one of the brothels for a tour.
Staying – Kalgoorlie Overlander Motel, 566 Hannan St Ph:08 9021 1433 566 (DBB)

Sunday 25th August 2019
To Norseman
Today we visit Super Pit & Hannan’s Mill & a look around Kalgoorlie before heading to Norseman
Staying – Great Western Motel, Cnr Prinsip & McIvor St Norseman Ph: 0890391633 (DBB)

Monday 26th August 2019
To Madura
Today we travel along The ‘Nullarbor’ is the world’s largest single lump of limestone, over 250,000 square kilometres and was formed some 50 million years ago. It is also one of the world’s most fascinating road journeys with ever changing scenery and a timelessness that causes one to drift in a sense of peace and tranquillity. The journey from Norseman to Ceduna (which is classed as being the ‘Nullarbor’ experience) is approximately 1,200 kilometres and the section from Norseman to Eucla is part of the Shire of Dundas. As you travel the Eyre Highway (Nullarbor) there are many facilities stops along the way to cater for your every need as well as an abundance of stunning scenery and unique wildlife to feast your eyes on.
Staying – Madura Pass Oasis Motor Inn    08 90393464 DBB

Tuesday 27th August 21019
To Ceduna
Continuing along the Nullarbor stopping at the Head of the Bight (maybe catch sight of a whale) we travel onto Ceduna.
Staying – Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel, 32 O’Loughlin Terrace Ph: 08 8625 2008 (DBB)

Wednesday 28th August 2019
To Port Augusta
Travelling across the Eyre Peninsula we can see more of the vast contracts of this country of ours before arriving in Port Augusta
Staying Acacia Ridge Motor Inn DBB

Thursday 29th August 2019
To Mildura
Depart after breakfast for Mildura.
Staying – Quality Hotel Mildura Grand, Seventh St, Ph: 03 50230511 (DBB)

Friday 30th August 2019
To Wagga
Depart Mildura today for return to home

DBB means: Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast

Approximate Cost per person twin Share

                                                                    Twin Share                 Single (extra)
Going over & back by Coach                       $6200                       $1725
Flying to Perth                                              $6130                        $1310
Indian Pacific                                                $7965                        $1370

Deposit: $2000 per person within 7 days of booking
Balance Due: 17th June 2019      

Prices subject to change for Flights & Indian Pacific depending on availability at time of confirmation                                    Tour includes meals as listed, entries as listed.

Please remember that luggage is to be in bags no heavier than 20kgs (bags over this limit will need to be handled at all times by yourself), please limit luggage to 1 suitcase and 1 overnight bag per person.

Itinerary subject to change in unavoidable circumstances.

All tours subject to cancellation if insufficient numbers.

General

 

Coach all the Way

  • Dinners are NOT included if traveling over to Perth via Coach.
  • Travel over will be consisting of long days travelling in order to get straight to Perth

Indian Pacific

  • Travel will be in Gold Class. Meals are included on board.
  • If you wish to travel light on the train passengers can send a bigger suitcase over on the coach. Luggage must be at our depot by 3pm on Friday 2nd August 2019.
  • Single rooms consist of a chair/bed only and do not have unsuits. The bathrooms are communal in each carriage.
  • All meals are provided on the Indian Pacific. See inclusions in brochure.

Flying

  • Flights are prices based on travelling from Wagga to Perth via Sydney. This is subject to change due to timing and availability.
  • If you wish to travel light on the plane passengers can send a bigger suitcase over on the coach. Luggage must be at our depot by 3pm on Friday 2nd August 2019.
  • Flights can be on a different day if available. Extra accommodation can be provided by Makehams Coaches at an extra charge to the passenger.

Accommodation

  • We try and book 3½ star plus accommodation where possible, but unfortunately, this is not always to case in some small towns with limited accommodation and availability. We apologies if some accommodation is not up to this standard, but this is sometimes out of our control.
  • Laundry facilities are provided at most accommodations.

Cancellation Policy and T&C’s

  • If we, Makehams Coaches, cancel a tour due insufficient numbers, the passenger will receive a refund of the full amount paid.

If you, the passenger, must cancel, we will endeavour to give you back what we can retrieve from accommodation and attractions paid for. Due to this reason, we recommend all passengers look into travel insurance.

  • If a performing artist/show cancels, Makehams Coaches are not held responsible for any money lost. As most tickets and accommodation are non-refundable. We will try and offer an alternate date or an alternate tour. We will do our best to try and make all passengers happy.
  • Tours involving flights – Flights are usually non-refundable but can be, on occasions, transferred to a credit (fees applied by the carrier). This is up to the carrier and not Makehams Coaches.
  • All disabilities and medical conditional needing special attention must be provided in writing, on the booking form. Failing to do so can results in us not being able to give the passenger the required assistance. E.g. disable friendly rooms or special dietary meals.

If you require special assistance or care (such as pushing a wheelchair, assistance with dressing or assistance with walking), you must travel with a companion (at own cost) capable of providing the required assistance or care. This is not Makehams Coaches responsibility to provide assistance or a carer. Makehams Coaches is unable to assist any passengers with walking, dining, boarding or disembarking the coach. Passengers fitness must be at a level where they can embark & disembark the coach without the need for special assistance or hindering any other passengers’ journey or enjoyment.

Signing the booking form confirms that you have read and understood Makehams coaches Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions as detailed.