The ultimate Western Australia honeymoon and romance package. Experience Australia's most remote locations as you visit Ningaloo Reef, Cable Beach and El Questro Homestead. Feel like you are on a safari spending your nights in luxury tented accommodations just steps away from the ocean, stroll along the beach while you ride a camel at Cable Beach and El Questro, captivating with its serene beauty and surroundings.
- 3 nights Perth at the 4.5* Crown Metropol in a Luxe King Room
- Perth city walking tour
- Rottnest Express full day Experience Rottnest with Bike
- 3 nights at the 5* Luxury Lodge Sal Salis including all meals, drinks, Whale Shark tour and Sal Salis daily activities
- 2 nights Cable Beach
- Sunset camel ride on Cable Beach
- 3 Nights Accommodations at el Questro Homestead including all meals & select activities
- Car service airport transfers in Perth
- Shared transfers in Broome, Sal Salis & El Questro
Day 1 - Depart
Qantas is the number one way to travel to Australia and your vacation begins the second you step onboard a Qantas flight with Australia just a movie, meal, sleep away. With over 95 years of experience in long haul travel, Qantas strives to ensure every passenger in every cabin has the most comfortable and authentic experience. Qantas offers direct service from Los Angeles, San Francisco Dallas Fort Worth & New York JFK (add $200) - add on fares with American Airlines available from other cities.
The Qantas onboard experience has a class for every passenger from First suites, Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins and offers the best in comfort, Australian food and wine, amenities and exceptional service. All cabins experience the latest in inflight entertainment and technology including premium content from HBO, new movie releases, TV programs and an extensive music library with over 1500 entertainment choices.
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 - Arrive
Upon arrival in Perth private car transfer to accommodation.
ACCOMMODATION - The Crown Metropol Perth is Perth's leading luxury hotel and located 5 minutes from Perth CBD or 15 minutes from Perth Airport. Located at Burswood Entertainment Complex and beside the magnificent Swan River and set in 100 hectares of superbly landscaped gardens and secluded parklands.
Day 4 - Aracades &
Laneways Perth city walking tour
Join your Two Feet and A Heartbeat Walking Tours at Perth Town Hall, on corner of Barrak and Hay street to commence a 2 Hour Arcades and Laneways Tour. On this tour explore the more than 2.5km of arcades and various lesser known laneways throughout the city. Due to Perth's warm climate, the city centre was built with many arcades to keep shoppers shaded and cool. Through churches, shopping malls and public areas, these arcades and laneways provide interesting routes for locals to navigate through the city centre. Art Deco, ultra modern and even faux-Tudor, these are wonderful parts of the city that you will visit on this tour and learn of their origins and impact on the city. In recent years, some forgotten and under utilized laneways in Perth have been given a new lease on life. Through Government investment, the establishment of small bars and cafes, pop-up cultural events and a proliferation of street art, these once ignored places are now hip and happening. It is very easy to spend a couple of leisurely hours exploring these hidden yet bustling/vibrant elements of life in Perth. With plenty of opportunities to grab a coffee on the go, have a tasty treat, or find some awesome places to come back to after the tour, your friendly guide will help set you up for an enjoyable adventure through the lesser known parts of Perth. Tour concludes at approximately 4:00pm, in the central city area of Perth.
Day 5 -
Rottnest Island Experience
You will board your vessel in Northport to commence a full day Discover Rottnest tour. Cruise to Rottnest Island and receive a guided introduction walk, then enjoy cycling around the island at your own pace to discover the beauty and tranquility of Rottnest. Enjoy lunch at Rottnest Lodge, followed by free time at your leisure before boarding the ferry to depart the island and cruise back to Northport. Once you return to Perth after finishing the day exploring Rottnest Island, consider an evening of Hopman Cup tennis matches where it will be Switzerland against France at the Perth Arena.
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Day 6 -
Perth to Exmouth
Private Car transfer to Perth airport. Upon arrival in Exmouth shared transfer to your luxury lodge accommodation.
ACCOMMODATION - Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari camp hidden in the white sand dunes of Western Australia's Cape Range National Park. Sixteen spacious wilderness tents are just meters from the water's edge and one of the world's greatest fringing coastal coral reefs. Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef accommodation and hosting style exudes 'Wild Bush Luxury' and Sal Salis guides deliver an extraordinary insight to one of Australia's best kept natural secrets - the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef.
Your time at Sal Salis includes: All meals, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages from a select bar, Use of all snorkel gear & wet suits, Guided wilderness activities, guided snorkel tours, kayaking snorkel tours, guided walks in Cape Range National Park & Swim with the Whale Sharks experience
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Day 7 - Sal Salis, swim with whale
Each year between April and July these slow-moving, gentle, filter-feeding giants migrate past Ningaloo Reef. The world’s biggest fish can grow to lengths of 12 metres or more and has a healthy appetite in order to sustain its immense size. Fortunately for most sea-dwellers (and for us) they feed primarily on plankton and krill, taking in huge gulps of water and filtering out their microscopic meal.
Sal Salis offers whale shark swims with select local partners and you can expect an up-close-and-personal view of these gentle giants. Your whale shark experience begins with our transferring you to Tantabiddi Boat Ramp (about 25 minutes drive) where you will meet your experienced skipper and crew for the day. Morning tea is usually served as you motor out into the Indian Ocean to being the search, this is aided by a spotter aircraft that relays sightings to our skipper. The crew will help you get kitted out in wetsuits and snorkel gear, they will also provide a thorough briefing.
During the course of the day your crew will keep an eye out for turtles, dolphins, dugongs, rays and sea birds and there is usually time for a snorkel at the back of the Reef. A delicious lunch featuring fresh Western Australian produce is provided.
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Day 8 - Sal Salis
Today take your pick from the multiple activities on offer at Sal Salis – snorkeling, kayaking or walking tours.
Day 9 -
Sal Salis to Cable Beach, Broome
Today you will fly northeast to Broome, where you’ll pick up a rental car and drive to famous Cable Beach. With two nights to spend here, you’ll have plenty of time to see why Cable Beach is known for its sweeping sandy landscape and why the area is known for its small-town Western Australia charm.
ACCOMMODATION - Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa is the only resort with access to Cable Beach. The 26-acre property offers a spectacular view of Cable Beach. The location provides an ideal base for travellers who want to explore Kimberley Region. A short hike from the resort can take trekkers to McDaniel's Lookout and Gantheaume Point and you can also learn about the multicultural town by visiting Broome Historical Society Museum.
- Cable Beach Club Resort
Daytime is at your leisure to enjoy Cable Beach and Broome today, but this evening will be quite the strange encounter as you mount a camel and ride Cable Beach as the sun goes down, waves lapping at your camel’s feet. A gentle rock back and forth makes for a comfortable ride on the back of one of the world’s most bizarre creatures.
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Day 11 - Broome - El
Depart Broome by flight to Kununurra, on arrival transfer by vehicle to El Questro homestead
ACCOMMODATION - The Homestead at El Questro is an exclusive retreat situated atop the Chamberlain Gorge. The resort accommodation features magnificent panoramic views of the Chamberlain Gorge and river systems from sunrise to sunset. Nestled privately in the rustic Australian wilderness, the Homestead is the ideal place to fully appreciate the untamed beauty of the Kimberley. Guests at the Homestead are immersed in luxury with air-conditioned rooms featuring modern bathrooms and furnishings, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. El Questro provides the highest standards of service and cuisine, while maintaining true outback experiences for all who visit. El Questro Homestead is open from early April to late October
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At your leisure to experience the homestead. Walks offer a different style of gorge, from shady and tropical to more open and valley like. What all of the walks and gorges have in common is the reward at the end of the journey; crystal clear water holes for a refreshing swim before the return walk back to the vehicle. Each day a ranger will lead Homestead guests on a different guided walk. After lunch, you will cruise on the Chamberlain Gorge, which is one of the best introductions to the history and ecology of El Questro. A 3km fresh waterhole bound by dramatic and towering escarpments, it is home to a range of flora and fauna. There are no crowds here as the Gorge can only be accessed by boat. Enjoy sparkling wine and freshly sliced melons as you take in the breathtaking scenery and informative commentary from your knowledgeable guide.
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Day 14 - Depart El Questro
Depart El Questro for Kununurra Airport by vehicle and fly to your next destination within Australia or return to the US.
On Board Qantas
Your Seat - An ergonomically designed, slimline seats with built-in lumbar support for your comfort. The adjustable headrest and seat recline are sure to keep you comfortable for the duration of your journey. Onboard the A380s and refurbished B747s the seats offer softer cushioning, a netted footrest and more legroom for additional comfort on longer journeys
On Board Dining - On selected international flights, you’ll be treated to a continuous refreshment service every 60-90 minutes and, to add variety, a third main meal option for long haul flights. On the A380s and refurbished B747s you’ll find a self-serve snack bar.
Entertainment - personal on-demand, in-flight entertainment system* throughout your journey. Access over 1500 options using your in-seat control or touch screen monitor. Options include a variety of movies, TV programs, CD playlists, moving maps, interactive games and radio channels.
Amenities - Complimentary comfort kit to help you stay refreshed. Your handy zip lock pouch contains eyeshades, toothbrush and toothpaste. Socks are available on request. Enjoy a soft blanket and cotton pillow to keep you cozy throughout your flight
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Package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for travel Monday - Thursday 26 July – 15 September 2018 from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Dallas on Qantas (add $200 for Qantas JFK flight) for purchase by 30 June 2018; $60 supplement applies each way for travel on Friday to Sunday. Ask an Aspire consultant for pricing for other travel dates. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain blackout dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.
A passport with extended validity past your travel dates and an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required to enter Australia; Aspire Down Under can issue your ETA for a processing fee of $25 per person. A copy of the picture page of your passport and payment for your ETA is required at the time of booking.