Perth and East Australia
Day 1Welcome to Perth Australia! Stretch
relax and get ready for your adventure Down Under. A welcome wine tasting sets the tone of the trip.
Day 2Boat shoes are needed for the Swan Riverboat excursion. A picnic with Houghton & Perth Hill wine are perfect compliments to the day as you motor towards the prestigious Sandalford Estate for a private wine tasting. Next up is the Water Edge Winery for another private tasting and delicious three-course lunch at the riverside restaurant overlooking the Swan River.
Day 3Tour Perth and Fremantle today. Start at Kings Park botanical gardens, where you will experience a walk through the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walkway, continuing to Cottesloe Beach and concluding with historical Fremantle. On the way back to Perth, you will board a boat, cruising by the extravagant waterfront houses of Millionaires Row. A wine tasting and three-course lunch will be served before arriving back in Perth. Then, via private van, your guide will take you past the University of Western Australia with stops at the Royal Perth Yacht Club, the Barrack Street Jetty, the Bell Tower, the Perth Mint, and the Old Swan Brewery, where you can sample beer and ales.
Day 4 Its beach day ..at the quaint town of Margaret River. This may include stops at Leeuwine State for a private food and wine pairing, and Voyager Estate for a vineyard walk and tasting. Lunch is arranged at Brookwood Estates, and you will end your day at Capel Vale. Choose an oceanfront restaurant for your evening meal. *Private Rainforest cottages are also an option for lodging.
Day 5Margaret River is home to over 350 limestone caves, some open to the public. You will have a privately guided tour through both Jewel and Mammoth caves before your gourmet box lunch in the beautiful Karri Rainforest. Afternoon options include yachting, snorkeling or fishing.
Day 6Handcraft todays tasting with winery choices including Evans and Tate, Cape Mentelle and Moss Wood Winery. In the afternoon, you will arrive at Xanadu Winery for a blending exercise, private tasting and winemakers dinner. *Lunch is also included.
Day 7Culinary shopping begins with the Margaret River Cheese Company for a cheese tasting, before heading to sample olive oils and other gourmet food products at Olio Bello. Eat lunch at a charming café with local drink favorites like lavender ale and chili cola with lime. The Margaret River Chocolate Factory tour and tasting is a delightful confection. Tonight you will have a farewell wine tasting with dinner reservations at Vat 107.
Day 8Today you will say goodbye to Western Australia and begin your journey home.