Sun 30 Dec 2018 to Wed 02 Jan 2019
$1,200 (Seniors $1,050) S/Supp $180
Come with us to Albany, the oldest settled town in WA, and explore the lovely little towns of Denmark and Walpole. Visit the Avenue of Honour light installation at Mt Clarence, which honours our fallen soldiers, and walk along Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks along some of the most beautiful beaches in the south-west of Western Australia.
We travel south towards Albany, stopping for morning tea along the way. We have lunch in Albany before visiting the Albany Convict Goal and Museum. The Gaol was last used as a police lock-up in the Great Depression of the 1930s. Extensive resotration from 1989 to 1996 returned the Gaol’s condition to its original state. Cells, wardens quarters and the Great Hall contain displays pertinent to the times and usage of these stark quarters. Later we continue to our motel for a three-night stopover. (Dinner included)
Today we make our way to Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks, a beautiful spot in the William Bay National Park. We spend some time here and in Denmark for morning tea. Later we travel to Walpole for a lunch break followed by a wonderful cruise of the Walpole Inlet with WOW Cruises, later returning to Albany for New Year’s Even drinks and evening meal. (Breakfast and dinner included)
Happy New Year! This morning we see the new year in by visiting some of Albany’s attractions – firstly Mt Clarence. The Desert Mounted Corps Memorial stands near the summit of Mount Clarence. This memorial was originally erected at Port Said, Egypt. We also visit the newly opened National Anzac Centre, which is dedicated solely to honouring the Anzacs of the First World War. Later we head back to town for a lunch break before heading to the Gap, which has undergone a major revamp at a cost of five million dollars. The Natural Bridge is at the same site and is a large span of granite that has been eroded forming an archway, from which it gets its name. We also visit Whale World today. The historic Whaling Station is situated on the site of the old Cheynes Beach Whaling Company, located on the picturesque southern coast of King George Sound. Later we return to our accommodation for our evening meal before visiting the Avenue of Lights installation. (Breakfast and dinner included)
Departing Albany, we continue through the towns of Cranbrook (from here you’ll spot the Porongorups), and Katanning, stopping on the way for a cuppa. We then head to Wagin, centre of a thriving Merino stud industry and proud home of the Giant Ram and the Wagin Historical Village which depicts a real pioneering village as it was 100 years ago. Later we return to Perth via Brookton and part our ways. We hope your New Year’s resolution is to join us again on another tour throughout the year! (Breakfast included)
Avenue of Honour Light Installation
Princess Royal Forts
Old Albany Gaol Museum
New Gap Walkway
WoW Cruise in Denmark
Wagin Historical Village
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