12–16 OCT 2021 | 5 DAYS
This adventure takes us to Australia’s southwest tip, where we’ll spend five nights in Albany – the oldest European settlement in the state – but it’s the spectacular coastline that’s the real drawcard. From a new accessible cantilevered viewing platform at The Gap, jutting out 40 metres above the surging Southern Ocean, you can see the coastline from Bald Head to West Cape Howe. For those without a head for heights, the view from the Natural Bridge is equally stunning. The Scotsdale Tourist Drive will take us through lush karri forest, farms and vineyards, with a break for wildflower viewing in Harewood Forest. Animal lovers will delight in the range of native birds and reptiles – including free-ranging parrots and the endangered red-tailed black cockatoos, which are part of a successful breeding programme – at Denmark Dinosaur World, alongside Australia’s only T Rex and other dinosaur exhibits. You’ll learn all about the region’s history and wildlife from the highly entertaining and knowledgeable captain on the award-winning Kalgan Queen Riverboat Cruise. And for a quirky side trip, you’ll be visiting local Darrel Radcliffe’s Chainsaw Sculpture Drive, featuring an amazing array of sculptures from birds and kangaroos to Indian chiefs and tree-climbing bears – all carved with one (or more) of Darrel’s seven chainsaws!
Tour Code: 1021GALBY