Toowoomba in Bloom

Toowoomba In Bloom - 6 Days

15th September - 20th September, 2019

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers remains a hugely popular tourist drawcard, but did you know travelling there just before the Carnival is also a fabulous time to see Toowoomba and its gardens looking at their best – without the crowds.

    

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $2,875
Repeat clientele twin share  $2,850
Single supplement room  $500
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Virgin Airlines Economy flights - Melbourne to Brisbane return.
  • Travel by O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Features of the coach include comfortable reclining seats with good leg room, arm rests and foot rests, seat belts, rest room, large panoramic windows with blinds, overhead parcel shelf, Road Cam TV Screens which display in real time the view ahead, a kneeling device and second door for ease of entry and disembarkation and full air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
  • Quality ensuite motel accommodation.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, most lunches and morning teas. (2 lunches at own expense as per itinerary)

Toowoomba, Picnic Point Lookout, Queens Park and Botanic Gardens, Cobb & Co Museum, Boyce Estate Gardens, Laurel Bank Park, Ju Raku En - Japanese Stroll Garden, Spring Bluff Railway Station, Peacehaven Botanic Park, Highfields Pioneer Village, Downs Steam Railway Museum, Mary Poppins House, Glengallan Homestead, Banyard Game Birds, Oakey, Museum of Australian Army Flying, St Anne’s Church and Jondaryan Woolshed.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS
5 nights in Toowoomba.

Itinerary

MELBOURNE – BRISBANE – TOOWOOMBA

 

Today we transfer to Melbourne airport to connect with our flight to Brisbane. On arrival we will be greeted by our O’Shannessy’s crew and luxury coach and make our way to Toowoomba. We’ll be staying here for the next 5 nights, so unpack once and relax!

 

Lunch own expense today (Refreshments on flight)

OVERNIGHT: Potters Boutique Hotel, TOOWOOMBA

TOOWOOMBA

 

Picnic Point Lookout perched on the edge of the Great Dividing Range providing stunning views of the Lockyer Valley and Tabletop Mountain is a great start to our day! From here we visit Queens Park and Botanic Gardens, showcasing an awe-inspiring garden collection featuring riotous displays of seasonal plants, set against a lush backdrop of lawns, shrubs and avenues of towering trees. Next we take a look at the Cobb & Co Museum. Part of the Queensland Museum it’s the home of the National Carriage Collection and focuses on horse-drawn vehicles and heritage trades. After lunch here we take the short drive to heritage-listed Boyce Estate Gardens. This magnificent park, covering six hectares, was established as a private garden by leading Toowoomba citizens Leslie and Margaret Boyce in 1930. In 1969 it was given to the University of Queensland in trust for use as a Botanic Garden and Natural Forest. Continuing our parks and gardens theme we visit beautiful Laurel Bank Park, known for its splendid display of beautiful blooms, exotic scented gardens, herbs and shrubs in raised garden beds. We complete our day with a visit to Ju Raku En, Australia’s largest and most traditionally designed Japanese Stroll Garden and located on the campus of the University of Southern Queensland.

 

OVERNIGHT: Potters Boutique Hotel, TOOWOOMBA

SPRING BLUFF AND HIGHFIELDS              

          

This morning we make our way out to Spring Bluff Railway Station and its magnificent gardens of Poppies, Ranunculus, Stock, Snapdragons, Petunias and many other annuals bursting into colour under the warm sunshine. Next, we visit Peacehaven Botanic Park, set in the leafy suburb of Highfields and home to more than 400 different species of native plants and scores of birds and wildlife. We head to Carbalah for lunch at The Farmers Arms Tavern, the oldest pub in Queensland, first licensed in 1863. After lunch we’re off to Highfields Pioneer Village which covers an area of 20 acres of picturesque grounds with over 50 buildings of historic interest, pleasant surroundings and areas to sit and relax.  See how the Australian Pioneers survived in bygone years and learn heritage skills. Back in town, we visit the Downs Steam Heritage Rail for afternoon tea, a tour of the facility including a look at the spectacular Dreamtime Journey Coach, representing the traverse of a day, painted by an indigenous inmate of the Westbrook Correctional Centre as part of his prison rehabilitation program.

 

OVERNIGHT: Potters Boutique Hotel, TOOWOOMBA

ALLORA AND GLENGALLAN

 

Heading out from Toowoomba we drive to Allora where we see the Heritage listed Mary Poppins House. Built in 1879, the house incorporated the local bank, and in 1905 was home to bank manager Travers Goff, whose daughter Helen would go on to create one of the most beloved children's characters - Mary Poppins. Our next stop is Glengallan Homestead. Uninhabited for more than half its lifetime, it remains frozen in time and is one of the few remaining examples of a substantial 19th century country houses in Queensland. Glengallan Homestead today is a tribute not only to its visionary builder and to 19th Century craftsmen but also to the 21st Century team who brought it back to life through this delicately balanced restoration which enables the visitor to experience the best and the worst of its times. Travelling back to Nobby, we stop for lunch at Rudds Pub, established in 1893 and named in recognition of the author Steele Rudd, author of the radio classic Dad and Dave. Our last visit for the day will be fascinating. Banyard Game Birds specialise in game birds, particularly Quail.  Production is all managed on site, from incubation, through to hatching, growing, processing, packaging, marketing and distribution. We’ll meet the owners and have a tour of the facilities. We then make our way back to our motel for dinner.

 

OVERNIGHT: Potters Boutique Hotel, TOOWOOMBA

JONDARYAN AND OAKEY

 

This morning we travel west to Oakey where we will be joined by a local guide to take us on a brief tour of the historical landmarks of the town. We also visit the Museum of Australian Army Flying – home to a collection of 22 aircraft on display within the museum and a number of aircraft undergoing restoration. The museum includes a memorabilia room displaying objects and relics of significance from WWI through to current conflicts in Afghanistan. After this we head to the historic Jondaryan Woolshed built in 1859.  On the way we will pass St Anne’s Church – the oldest slab walled church in use in Queensland and the second oldest in Australia. Jondaryan Woolshed is the oldest operating woolshed in Australia and the first “purpose built” shearing shed in the country. The complex covers 12 acres and features historic buildings and vintage machinery. During our time here today we’ll have damper and see sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep dogs working and steam farm machinery in operation.  

 

OVERNIGHT: Potters Boutique Hotel, TOOWOOMBA

TOOWOOMBABRISBANE - HOME 

Sadly our holiday is coming to an end. After breakfast we make our way back to Brisbane Airport for our flight to Melbourne, completing a sensational 6 day tour. As always our chauffeurs will be there to greet us and transfer us safely home.

 

Lunch own expense today (Refreshments on flight)

Toowoomba in Bloom 2019

Toowoomba in Bloom 2019

Thank you for your enquiry. Your request will be processed and our friendly staff will be in contact with you on the next available business day.

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

Balance due on invoice approx 45 days prior to departure.

 

Deposit is fully refundable until 46 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 45 to 15 days before tour departure date 50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 8 days before tour departure date 20% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 7 to 1 days before tour departure date No Refund.

 

Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.

WA Wildflowers & Monkey Mia – Indian Pacific

WA Wildflowers & Monkey Mia - Indian Pacific - 12 Days

13th September - 24th September, 2019

World famous for its dazzling wildflowers, Western Australia is home to the largest collection on Earth, carpeted in the colourful blooms of more than 12,000 species, 60 per cent of which can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. Come and experience the vibrant landscapes, unique to this region. 

This tour is concluded with two nights aboard the iconic Indian Pacific from Perth to Adelaide. 

  

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $6,895
Repeat clientele twin share  $6,845
Single supplement room  $775
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • VIRGIN flights - Melbourne to Perth & Adelaide to Melbourne.
  • Travel by O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Features of the coach include comfortable reclining seats with good leg room, arm rests and foot rests, seat belts, rest room, large panoramic windows with blinds, overhead parcel shelf, Road Cam TV Screens which display in real time the view ahead, a kneeling device and second door for ease of entry and disembarkation and full air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
  • Gold Service Cabins aboard the Indian Pacific: Perth - Adelaide
  • Quality ensuite motel accommodation.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, most lunches and morning teas. (5 lunches at own expense as per itinerary)

Perth City Tour and Kings Park, Fremantle, Yanchep National Park, Nambung National Park (Pinnacles), Leaning Trees of Greenough, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Natures Window, Rainbow Jungle Wildflower Centre - Kalbarri, Old Telegraph Station - Hamelin Pool and the Stromatolites, Shell Beach, Monkey Mia and Shark Bay, New Norcia - Monastery Museum & Art Gallery and Rottnest Island.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS
2 nights in Perth, Kalbarri and Perth.

 

CRUISES
Swan River Cruise, Murchinson River Cruise - Kalbarri and Rottnest Island Ferry.

Itinerary

HOME TO PERTH              

                       

After a pick up from home we are transferred to Melbourne Airport where we are met by an O’Shannessy’s Representative who will assist with our check in for our flight to Perth. We are met in Perth by our friendly O’Shannessy’s Crew before heading to our lovely accommodation where we have some free time to relax before dinner.

 

Lunch own expense arrangement today  (meals in flight)

OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific, PERTH

DISCOVERING PERTH & FREMANTLE               

          

Today we will uncover the unique charm of Perth; a sightseeing tour will have us discovering the new Elizabeth Quay, Parliament House, Barrack Arch and much more before stopping at the beautiful KingsPark for spectacular views of the city and river. Late morning, breathe in the fresh air as we cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle; enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as we pass the Swan Brewery, the Royal Perth Yacht Club and Point Walter Spit and hear about all the sights along the way. Our coach captain will meet us in Fremantle and after time to purchase lunch, we’ll continue with some sightseeing of this historic town before returning to Perth via the coast road.

 

Lunch own expense arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific, PERTH

COASTAL ROAD TO CERVANTES 

                                  

We follow the coast today through Scarborough to the Yanchep National Park: the first of our wildflower experiences. The park nourishes a vast variety of wildflowers such as Kangaroo Paw, Yanchep Rose and Yellow Buttercup. The highlight of our afternoon is a visit to Nambung National Park, the home to bizarre limestone pillars known as The Pinnacles. Our local guide will walk us through the pillars, one of WA’s foremost natural wonders and fill us in on what makes them so unique. The small fishing town of Cervantes is where we spend the night.  

 

OVERNIGHT: Cervantes Pinnacle Motel, CERVANTES

CERVANTES TO KALBARRI         

                           

Our journey this morning takes us along the coastal road through seaside towns towards Geraldton. Be surprised by a very unusual sight; The Leaning Trees of Greenough. These River red gums have given up defying prevailing winds and bent themselves almost parallel to the ground in an attempt to escape the salt and the wind blowing off the Indian Ocean!  Once in Geraldton we drive past the port area, the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and the HMAS Sydney Memorial. After some free time for lunch, sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent views of the rugged coastline as we travel to Kalbarri.

 

Lunch own expense arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: The Edge Resort, KALBARRI

KALBARRI              

 

There is time for a walk along the beach this morning if you want to stretch your legs! Experience the wilderness of the Murchison River aboard Kalbarri Wilderness Cruise where we can relax; take in the quiet of the river and the noise of nature. Back in town we have time to purchase lunch. Next have your camera ready as we see Nature’s Window, a natural rock arch which frames the river view perfectly! We end the day with a visit to Rainbow Jungle; the flash of colour and the bird chatter will show us how much the parrots enjoy the largest free flight aviary for parrots in the country. After a wonderful day, we return to the motel for dinner.

 

Lunch own expense arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: The Edge Resort, KALBARRI

KALBARRI – DENHAM               

    

Be camera ready for our final stop before leaving the Kalbarri National Park - Hawks Head Lookout and its expansive views over Kalbarri Gorge and Murchison River. We then re-join the highway and drive to the Peron Peninsula for a light lunch at the Old Telegraph Station. Nearby is Hamelin Pool; we experience the ancientness of our surrounds as we view a colony of stromatolites that date back to the beginning of life on earth. Be awestruck at Shell Beach as we view the beautiful, snow-white beach made up of millions of tiny shells - there is no sand, only shells! Our last stop for the day is at Eagle Bluff’s spectacularly high cliffs for breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean, before we stop in Denham for our overnight stay.

 

OVERNIGHT: Heritage Resort Shark Bay, DENHAM

MONKEY MIA

 

Today is Dolphin Day! For more than 30 years now, three generations of Bottle Nosed Dolphins have been visiting the beautiful beach at Monkey Mia to interact with human visitors. The famous World Heritage “dolphin beach” is the ideal place to enjoy this most unusual activity. Of course the dolphins cannot be guaranteed but when they come into shore and mingle with National Park Rangers, it’s an experience not to be missed! Late morning, we return to the highway for lunch and then travel south to Geraldton for our overnight accommodation.

 

OVERNIGHT: Best Western Hospitality Inn, GERALDTON

NEW NORICA         

 

It will come as a total surprise to see a little bit of the Mediterranean in the middle of the Australian bush! Today we take a tour of New Norcia, Australia’s only monistic town. We visit the amazing Monastery Museum & Art Gallery, renowned for its magnificent collection of works by 16th and 17th Century Masters, noted Australian painters, rare books and artefacts. After an interesting visit and lunch we drive back to Perth.

 

OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific, PERTH

ROTTNEST ISLAND      

 

Rottnest Island, located in the warm clear waters of the Indian Ocean, is today’s destination. Spectacular white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters and rare marsupials. The island was named “Rottnest” by Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh which meant “rats nest” - as he mistook the island’s unique marsupials - the Quokkas, for giant rats! The day includes return ferry to the island, lunch and a guided coach tour - as well as some free time to relax and enjoy this tranquil place.

 

OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific, PERTH

INDIAN PACIFIC

 

After breakfast we board the coach for our transfer to the East Perth Railway Station. Here we join The Indian Pacific which connects two oceans on one of the world's longest and greatest train journeys. On our journey from Perth we will cross the vast continent of Australia. Most of the time will be on the treeless plains of The Nullarbor, where the train travels the world's longest straight stretch of railway track (478 kilometres). In Gold comfort we will see unique landscapes, an array of wildlife and get up close to some of the sights of our most famous outback towns, especially during the scheduled stops at Kalgoorlie and remote Cook. Apart from the stunning scenery we will be pampered with Gold Service – superior day and overnight sleeper accommodation, stylish restaurant dining car, delicious freshly prepared meals, Lounge and Bar Car, a dedicated Cabin Steward and much more.

 

Overnight: Gold Service, INDIAN PACIFIC

INDIAN PACIFIC

 

A day to relax and enjoy the ride!  Today we make a short stop in the small township of Cook. Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression "middle of nowhere". Get a sense of the Nullarbor's intense remoteness as you wander through Cook's abandoned buildings and learn more about the town's intriguing history. All along the Indian Pacific route, keep an eye out for a sighting of the magnificent Australian wedge tailed eagle, the symbol of this great train. Its massive wingspan of up to two metres will make it easy to spot in a clear desert sky.

 

OVERNIGHT: Gold Service, INDIAN PACIFIC 

ADELAIDE - HOME

 

The Indian Pacific arrives in Adelaide in the morning.  We will be met and taken on a brief sightseeing tour of the city before transferring to the airport to connect with our flight home. As always our chauffeurs will be awaiting our arrival to take us to our homes. We trust you arrive home with some wonderful memories of a fascinating and rewarding tour.

 

Lunch own expense / arrangement today (Refreshment in-flight)

WA Wildflowers & Monkey Mia - Indian Pacific 2019

WA Wildflowers & Monkey Mia - Indian Pacific 2019

Thank you for your enquiry. Your request will be processed and our friendly staff will be in contact with you on the next available business day.

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

 Balance due on invoice approx 45 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is fully refundable until 46 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 45 to 30 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 29 to 15 days before tour departure date
25% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 1 days before tour departure date No Refund.

 

 Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.

WA Wildflowers & Monkey Mia

WA Wildflowers & Monkey Mia - 10 Days

13th September- 22nd September, 2019

World famous for its dazzling wildflowers, Western Australia is home to the largest collection on Earth, carpeted in the colourful blooms of more than 12,000 species, 60 per cent of which can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. Come and experience the vibrant landscapes, unique to this region.​

    

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $5,295
Repeat clientele twin share  $5,245
Single supplement room  $775
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • VIRGIN flights Melbourne - Perth return.
  • Travel by O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Features of the coach include comfortable reclining seats with good leg room, arm rests and foot rests, seat belts, rest room, large panoramic windows with blinds, overhead parcel shelf, Road Cam TV Screens which display in real time the view ahead, a kneeling device and second door for ease of entry and disembarkation and full air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
  • Quality ensuite motel accommodation.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, most lunches and morning teas. (5 lunches at own expense as per itinerary)

Perth City Tour and Kings Park, Fremantle, Yanchep National Park, Nambung National Park (Pinnacles), Leaning Trees of Greenough, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Natures Window, Rainbow Jungle Wildflower Centre - Kalbarri, Old Telegraph Station -Hamelin Pool and the Stromatolites, Shell Beach, Monkey Mia and Shark Bay, New Norcia - Monastery Museum & Art Gallery and Rottnest Island.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS 
2 nights in Perth, Kalbarri and Perth.

 

CRUISES
Swan River Cruise, Murchinson River Cruise - Kalbarri, Rottnest Island Ferry.

Itinerary

HOME TO PERTH                

                     

After a pick up from home we are transferred to Melbourne Airport where we are met by an O’Shannessy’s Representative who will assist with our check in for our flight to Perth. We are met in Perth by our friendly O’Shannessy’s Crew before heading to our lovely accommodation where we have some free time to relax before dinner.

 

Lunch own expense arrangement today  (meals in flight)

OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific, PERTH

DISCOVERING PERTH & FREMANTLE            

             

Today we will uncover the unique charm of Perth; a sightseeing tour will have us discovering the new Elizabeth Quay, Parliament House, Barrack Arch and much more before stopping at the beautiful Kings Park for spectacular views of the city and river. Late morning, breathe in the fresh air as we cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle; enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as we pass the Swan Brewery, the Royal Perth Yacht Club and Point Walter Spit and hear about all the sights along the way. Our coach captain will meet us in Fremantle and after time to purchase lunch, we’ll continue with some sightseeing of this historic town before returning to Perth via the coast road.

 

Lunch own expense arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific, PERTH

COASTAL ROAD TO CERVANTES 

                                  

We follow the coast today through Scarborough to the Yanchep National Park: the first of our wildflower experiences. The park nourishes a vast variety of wildflowers such as Kangaroo Paw, Yanchep Rose and Yellow Buttercup. The highlight of our afternoon is a visit to Nambung National Park, the home to bizarre limestone pillars known as The Pinnacles. Our local guide will walk us through the pillars, one of WA’s foremost natural wonders and fill us in on what makes them so unique. The small fishing town of Cervantes is where we spend the night.  

 

OVERNIGHT: Cervantes Pinnacle Motel, CERVANTES

CERVANTES TO KALBARRI                      

              

Our journey this morning takes us along the coastal road through seaside towns towards Geraldton. Be surprised by a very unusual sight; The Leaning Trees of Greenough. These River red gums have given up defying prevailing winds and bent themselves almost parallel to the ground in an attempt to escape the salt and the wind blowing off the Indian Ocean!  Once in Geraldton we drive past the port area, the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and the HMAS Sydney Memorial. After some free time for lunch, sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent views of the rugged coastline as we travel to Kalbarri.

 

Lunch own expense arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: The Edge Resort, KALBARRI

KALBARRI             

 

There is time for a walk along the beach this morning if you want to stretch your legs! Experience the wilderness of the Murchison River aboard Kalbarri Wilderness Cruise where we can relax; take in the quiet of the river and the noise of nature. Back in town we have time to purchase lunch. Next have your camera ready as we see Nature’s Window, a natural rock arch which frames the river view perfectly! We end the day with a visit to Rainbow Jungle; the flash of colour and the bird chatter will show us how much the parrots enjoy the largest free flight aviary for parrots in the country. After a wonderful day, we return to the motel for dinner.

 

Lunch own expense arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: The Edge Resort, KALBARRI

KALBARRI – DENHAM                

   

Be camera ready for our final stop before leaving the Kalbarri National Park - Hawks Head Lookout and its expansive views over Kalbarri Gorge and Murchison River. We then re-join the highway and drive to the Peron Peninsula for a light lunch at the Old Telegraph Station. Nearby is Hamelin Pool; we experience the ancientness of our surrounds as we view a colony of stromatolites that date back to the beginning of life on earth. Be awestruck at Shell Beach as we view the beautiful, snow-white beach made up of millions of tiny shells - there is no sand, only shells! Our last stop for the day is at Eagle Bluff’s spectacularly high cliffs for breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean, before we stop in Denham for our overnight stay.

 

OVERNIGHT: Heritage Resort Shark Bay, DENHAM

MONKEY MIA

 

Today is Dolphin Day! For more than 30 years now, three generations of Bottle Nosed Dolphins have been visiting the beautiful beach at Monkey Mia to interact with human visitors. The famous World Heritage “dolphin beach” is the ideal place to enjoy this most unusual activity. Of course the dolphins cannot be guaranteed but when they come into shore and mingle with National Park Rangers, it’s an experience not to be missed! Late morning, we return to the highway for lunch and then travel south to Geraldton for our overnight accommodation.

 

OVERNIGHT: Best Western Hospitality Inn, GERALDTON

NEW NORICA         

 

It will come as a total surprise to see a little bit of the Mediterranean in the middle of the Australian bush! Today we take a tour of New Norcia, Australia’s only monistic town. We visit the amazing Monastery Museum & Art Gallery, renowned for its magnificent collection of works by 16th and 17th Century Masters, noted Australian painters, rare books and artefacts. After an interesting visit and lunch we drive back to Perth.

 

OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific, PERTH

ROTTNEST ISLAND      

 

Rottnest Island, located in the warm clear waters of the Indian Ocean, is today’s destination. Spectacular white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters and rare marsupials. The island was named “Rottnest” by Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh which meant “rats nest” - as he mistook the island’s unique marsupials - the Quokkas, for giant rats! The day includes return ferry to the island, lunch and a guided coach tour - as well as some free time to relax and enjoy this tranquil place.

 

OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific, PERTH

PERTH TO HOME

 

Following breakfast, we complete our check-out procedures and transfer to the Perth Airport for our flight home. On arrival at Melbourne airport our chauffeurs will be there to greet us. We arrive home with many stories and vivid images to share with our family and friends of our delightful WA holiday.

 

Lunch own expense arrangement today (refreshment in-flight)

WA Wildflowers & Monkey Mia 2019

WA Wildflowers & Monkey Mia 2019

Thank you for your enquiry. Your request will be processed and our friendly staff will be in contact with you on the next available business day.

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

 Balance due on invoice approx 45 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is fully refundable until 46 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 45 to 30 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 29 to 15 days before tour departure date
25% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 1 days before tour departure date No Refund.

 

 Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.

Canberra Floriade Festival

Canberra Floriade Festival - 6 Days

25th September- 30th September, 2019

Welcome to our wonderful tour featuring the 32nd Annual Floriade Festival.

In Spring our nations capital bursts into colour with Floriade, the largest Spring Festival in the Southern Hemisphere. We will see an incredibly creative display of up to one million bulbs and annuals timed to bloom on cue in Commonwealth Park near Lake Burley Griffin. Be inspired and get ideas from experts in the field.

While in Canberra we enjoy three nights at The Canberra Rex Hotel, a 4 star property.

We have an interesting itinerary for our round trip to Canberra with many highlights. Your tour is relaxed yet very comprehensive and affords plenty of time at the Floriade Festival.

    

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $2,195
Repeat clientele twin share  $2,145
Single supplement room  $460
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Travel by O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Features of the coach include comfortable reclining seats with good leg room, arm rests and foot rests, seat belts, rest room, large panoramic windows with blinds, overhead parcel shelf, Road Cam TV Screens which display in real time the view ahead, a kneeling device and second door for ease of entry and disembarkation and full air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
  • Reserved quality ensuite motels / resorts.
  • All meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners and most lunches as per itinerary. (2 lunches own expense)
  • All tours, interest venues as per itinerary.

Traralgon Vineyard, Latrobe Valley, Bairnsdale, St Mary’s Church, Lakes Entrance, Snowy Mountains, Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin, Floriade, National War Memorial, Duntroon, Ainslie Lookout, Canberra Embassies, Old Parliament House, Parliament House, High Court, Telstra Tower, Australian National Botanical Gardens, Cockington Green, Albury, Beechworth and Benalla. 

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS

3 nights in Canberra.

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Itinerary

LATROBE VALLEY - LAKES ENTRANCE

 

We have a wonderful day planned for our trip to Lakes Entrance. We begin with personal pickup from home and transfer to O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Today we enjoy a tour of the Traralgon Vineyard followed by lunch. This afternoon we continue our journey through the Latrobe Valley and across Gippsland. We have an afternoon stop at Bairnsdale and an opportunity to visit the magnificent St. Marys Cathedral with its intricately painted murals which span the ceiling. We arrive in beautiful Lakes Entrance with plenty of time for a walk to inspect the nearby bollards. Our excellent accommodation is adjacent to the Cunninghame Arm Inlet.

 

Overnight: Bellevue on the Lakes, LAKES ENTRANCE

CANN RIVER - BOMBALA - SNOWY MOUNTAINS - CANBERRA

 

This morning we travel through Eastern Gippsland. We cross the Snowy River and take a drive through the little town of Orbost before our morning tea stop at Cann River. A scenic drive takes us north into NSWand up to Bombala,situated high on the Monaro Plain in the Snowy Mountains region. We enjoy an afternoon break in Cooma, the administrative centre for the Snowy Mountains Scheme and arrive at our accommodation in Canberra with time to relax before dinner.

 

Overnight:  The Canberra Rex Hotel, CANBERRA

CANBERRA SIGHTSEEING

 

This morning we enjoy a tour of Canberra. Incorporated into the tour is a drive through the grounds of Duntroon the Royal Military College established in 1911. Of particular interest to many is the Changi Chapel. We also take in spectacular views over Canberra from Mt Ainslie Lookout. We will learn of the International Embassies and High Commissions as we pass by in the coach. Another highlight today includes a visit to the Old Parliament House and then lunch and a tour of New Parliament House. Mid afternoon we have a guided tour of the impressive High Court of Australia. Later this afternoon we return to our accommodation with time to freshen up before dinner.

 

Overnight: The Canberra Rex Hotel, CANBERRA

CANBERRA FLORIADE - WAR MEMORIAL

 

Canberra has so many highlights, which make it a wonderful city to explore. With a leisurely start we spend this morning at the Floriade. Adjacent to Lake Burley Griffin, this outdoor venue has acres of stunning displays. Be inspired and get ideas from experts in the field. We will have the opportunity to purchase lunch from the food stalls at the Floriade. This afternoon we have time to visit the National Gallery and Portrait Gallery before visiting the National War Memorial.  

 

Lunch at own expense today.

Overnight: The Canberra Rex Hotel, CANBERRA

CANBERRA - ALBURY

 

Today we visit Telstra Tower, which rises 195 metres above the summit of Black Mountain providing 360 degree views of Canberra and the surrounding countryside. Also this morning we enjoy a wander through the Australian National Botanical Gardens before we travel out to the famous world in miniature “Cockington Green”. Cockington Green is one of Canberra’s landmark attractions and offers visitors a unique experience. We will see a delightful display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens. We can purchase lunch here or at the shops adjacent. This afternoon we board the coach and travel down to Albury for our last night together.

 

Lunch at own expense today.

Overnight: Best Western  Plus Hovell Tree Inn, ALBURY

ALBURY - BEECHWORTH - BENALLA - HOME

An easy day today, the highlight being our locally guided tour of historic Beechworth.  After our tour we cross the Oxley Plains to Benalla for lunch. We return to Melbourne to complete a wonderful tour.  As always our chauffeurs will await our arrival to return us safely home.

Canberra Floriade Festival 2019

Canberra Floriade Festival 2019

Thank you for your enquiry. Your request will be processed and our friendly staff will be in contact with you on the next available business day.

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

 Balance due on invoice approx 30 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is fully refundable until 31 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 30 to 15 days before tour departure date
75% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 8 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation on or after tour departure date, No Refund.

 

 Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.

South West Corner WA Wildflowers – Indian Pacific

South West Corner WA Wildflowers - Indian Pacific - 13 Days

19th September- 1st October, 2019

You can easily enjoy natural beaches, beautiful vineyards, forests, caves and more in Australia’s South West. More than 23,000km make up the south west corner of Western Australia, with 1,000 of those kilometres consisting of awe-inspiring coastline just waiting to be explored. 

Spending two nights aboard the iconic Indian Pacific travelling Gold Class, we’ll see unique landscapes, an array of wildlife and the sights of our famous outback towns.

 

 

     

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $6,745
Repeat clientele twin share  $6,695
Single supplement room  $675
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Flights:  Melbourne to Adelaide and Perth to Melbourne. for train option travellers.
  • Gold Service Accommodation aboard The Indian Pacific - Adelaide to Perth.
  • Travel by O’Shannessy’s Luxury Mercedes Benz Touring Coach. Features of the coach include comfortable reclining seats with good leg room, arm rests and foot rests, seat belts, rest room, large panoramic windows with blinds, overhead parcel shelf, Road Cam TV Screens which display in real time the view ahead, a kneeling device and second door for ease of entry and disembarkation and full air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, some lunches and morning teas. 7 Lunches at own expense as per itinerary

Perth City Tour and Kings Park, Mandurah Esplanade, Busselton Jetty, Mammoth Cave Tour, Cave Works Interpretative Centre, Wine Tasting, Margaret River Region, Margaret River Chocolate Factory, Vasse Soap Factory, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tour, Gloucester Tree, Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk- Walpole National Park, National ANZAC Centre, Discovery Bay, Views from The Gap and The Bridge, Stirling Ranges National Park, Hippo’s Yawn, Wave Rock Tour, Old Fremantle Prison and Rottnest Island.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS

2 nights Perth, Busselton, Albany and Fremantle

 

CRUISES

WOW Wilderness Eco-Cruises Walpole National Park, Ferry to Rottnest Island and Mandurah Estuary Cruise.

Itinerary

MELBOURNE - ADELAIDE - INDIAN PACIFIC

 

Welcome to our 13 day tour, with pick up from your home we transfer to the Airport to join our flight to Adelaide. Here, we will enjoy some dinner before boarding the Indian Pacific which departs this evening. We spend the next two nights aboard the Indian Pacific travelling Gold Class (sleeper cabin accommodation with all meals). Meals are served in the Dining Car and you may relax in the Lounge and Bar Car.  Refreshments, video entertainment, newspapers and board games are available. Tea and coffee is available 24 hours a day.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangement.

OVERNIGHT:  Indian Pacific

INDIAN PACIFIC

 

On our journey from Adelaide, we cross the vast continent of Australia. Most of the time will be on the plains of The Nullarbor, where the train travels the world’s longest straight stretch track (478 kilometres). We will see unique landscapes, an array of wildlife and get up close to some of the sights of our most famous outback towns, especially during the scheduled stops at Cook and in Kalgoorlie where we can enjoy an optional off-train sightseeing tour. All along the Indian Pacific route, keep an eye out for a sighting of the magnificent wedge tailed eagle, the symbol of this great train.

 

OVERNIGHT: Indian Pacific

HOME TO PERTH

 

Welcome to our South West Corner of WA Wildflower Tour. With pickup from home we transfer to Tullamarine Airport for our flight to Perth. On arrival we are met by our O’Shannessy Crew and transferred to our lovely accommodation where we have some free time before dinner.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangement. Refreshments in flight.

OVERNIGHT:  Pan Pacific, PERTH

PERTH

 

Today we will discover the unique charm of Perth. We’ll see the new Elizabeth Quay, named in honour of Queen Elizabeth 11. We also see Parliament House, Government House and Barrack Arch, finishing our sightseeing at the Perth Mint. Originally opened in the late 1800’s as a branch of the Royal Mint in London, today it only produces collectors’ coins and “one off” items like the 2000 Olympic Medals. The building features the original Melt House where gold was melted and made into coins. A gold pour will be conducted for us in the same way it was when the building was first constructed. We then head to the parklands for spectacular views over the city and river from Kings Park; hopefully we may see some wildflowers! The rest of the day is free for personal sightseeing, shopping, a stroll along the Swan River, or just put your feet up and relax!

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangement.

OVERNIGHT:  Pan Pacific, PERTH

PERTH TO BUSSELTON

 

This morning we make our way south to Mandurah, WA’s fastest growing regional centre. It is known for it’s impressive waterways, abundant wildlife and natural beauty. After our morning break we take a relaxing cruise along the canals and waterways of the Mandurah Estuary and the Peel Inlet. Dolphins can often be seen on this cruise. We enjoy a lunch break on Mandurah Esplanade before driving past Bunbury to Busselton.The Busselton Jetty, at approximately 2kms long, is one of the longest in the world. After this we settle into our next two nights accommodation. If you would like to stretch your legs, the beach is right outside the back gate!

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangement.

OVERNIGHT:  Abbey Beach Resort, BUSSELTON

THE MARGARET RIVER REGION

 

The Margaret River area is a rich dairy and timber region, with a reputation for fine wines and surfing. A short drive from our motel is the river mouth, and some of the State’s prettiest Karri forest. We take a guided tour of the magical Mammoth Cave, home to ancient fossil remains of long extinct giant animals and get the full story of the fascinating limestone caves in this area at the Cave Works Interpretive Centre. This afternoon we continue our touring with a visit to some local enterprises. Of course no visit to this area would be complete without a wine tasting, so we stop at a local cellar door. We’ll stop briefly at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory for the sweet-tooths amongst us to stock up!Nearby is the Vasse Virgin Olive Oil and Soap Factory.The Scherini's started making soap when their three children were diagnosed with eczema and dermatitis and were advised by doctors not to use soap or shampoo. The business began using only a bucket and wooden spoon to make the soap in the family kitchen. After a fantastic day we return to the resort. 

 

OVERNIGHT:  Abbey Beach Resort, BUSSELTON

BUSSELTON TO PEMBERTON

 

The rocky headland of Cape Leeuwin which Matthew Flinders described as 'the southern and most projecting part of Leeuwin's Land' is our destination this morning. The walk up to the lighthouse, through an area which is often ablaze with wildflowers and the point where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet, is one of the great experiences on the West Australian coast. The light from the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse can be seen 25 nautical miles out to sea! We begin making our way to Pemberton, a town established in the early 1900’s as a State saw mill. We enjoy a light lunch before a visit to the famous giant Gloucester Tree - reputed to be the tallest tree-mounted fire lookout in the world! Our motel is only a block from the town centre so maybe you would enjoy a walk into town or just take some time to relax before dinner. 

 

OVERNIGHT:  Best Western Pemberton Hotel, PEMBERTON

PEMBERTON TO ALBANY

 

Our destination today is Albany. We make our way through virgin Karri forests to Walpole to join WOW Wilderness Eco-Cruises. This fascinating interpretative tour is a family run operation through the wilderness areas and waterways of Walpole’s National Parks. Just east of Walpole is an area known as the Valley of the Giants and the Walpole National Park. We divert off the highway for a Tree Top Walk. This world-class tree-top walk soars gently upwards amidst the tingle foliage and opens up a world of birds and flowers that most people never see. The Ancient Empire boardwalk (on the forest floor) meanders around and sometimes through a grove of veteran tingle trees. It’s a peaceful experience with quiet spots to sit and reflect on the special nature of the forest. From here, we continue on through Denmark and onto Albany, our home for the next two nights.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Quality Suites Banksia Gardens, ALBANY

ALBANY

 

It may be a surprise to hear the important role Albany has played in Australia’s history. Albany was Western Australia’s first settlement. On Christmas Day in 1826 the brig “Amity” arrived from Sydney to establish a military outpost here. King Gorge Sound and its inner harbours provided the only natural haven for shipping in thousands of kilometres of coast between Shark Bay on the Denham Peninsula and Melbourne. Albany also became the entry port for Western Australia during the gold rushes with tens of thousands of people a year arriving - to the delight of the storekeepers and publicans along Stirling Terrace! The first convoy of Australian and New Zealand troops departed for the First World War from King George Sound. For many, Albany was their last sight of Australian soil. Today Albany is known as the birthplace of the Anzac story and the home of the National Anzac Centre. We visit this state-of-the-art interpretive museum and walk with the ANZACS to experience the Great War through their personal stories. We return to town where we can purchase some lunch. This afternoon, we travel to nearby Frenchman Bay – the location of the old whaling station before stopping at Discovery Bay, which now records the history of whaling in Albany. On the way back to Albany we make a couple of stops to view the southern coastline of the Torndirrup National Park. There are numerous natural attractions here including The Gap with its overhanging platform and Natural Arch - each providing great views of the coast.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangement.

OVERNIGHT:  Quality Suites Banksia Gardens, ALBANY

 

ALBANY TO HYDEN

 

Our first stop today is the Mount Romance Sandalwood Factory. We will hear about the benefits of the Sandalwood plant as well as discover its fascinating history and traditional use as a medicine before antibiotics evolved. We will view the world-class technology used to process Australian Sandalwood oil, destined for some of the world’s leading perfume houses. After our visit, we drive through the stunning Stirling Ranges National Park, in search of wildflowers and a lovely spot to stop for our picnic lunches.On arrival in Hyden we are joined by our local guide who takes us to one of Western Australia’s most famous landmarks. First we visit “Hippos Yawn” and then onto Wave Rock to learn about the geological and historical importance of this well-known attraction. Geologists believe the original formation was vertical but has been sculptured and coloured by chemicals over 2,700 million years to take on its wave like character. After our tour we check into our local accommodation and have plenty of time to settle in before dinner.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Wave Rock Hotel Motel, HYDEN

HYDEN TO FREMANTLE

 

We head to the coast his morning, through Corrigin and Brookton, to Fremantle. To describe Fremantle as a ‘port’ is to do it an injustice. It is a remarkable area. In the past decade or so it has become a great tourist attraction in the Perth area, with seemingly row upon row of interesting historic buildings, gracious modern hotels, extensive seaside parks and enough tourist attractions to make it the ideal (and easily accessible) day out destination. Included in our sightseeing this afternoon is a visit to the Old Fremantle Prison for a tour and afternoon tea.  

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangement.

OVERNIGHT:  The Esplanade Hotel, FREMANTLE

ROTTNEST ISLAND

 

Today we visit Rottnest Island. Located just off the coast in the warm clear waters of the Indian Ocean, Rottnest Island is a spectacular world of white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters, abundant marine life, rare marsupials and rich history. The island was named “Rottnest” by Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh which meant “rats nest” - he mistook the island’s unique marsupials - the Quokkas, for giant rats! The day includes return ferry to the island, lunch and a guided coach tour - as well as some free time to relax and enjoy this tranquil place.

 

OVERNIGHT:  The Esplanade Hotel, FREMANTLE

FREMANTLE TO HOME

 

Unfortunately,all good things must come to an end, as must our holiday. Following breakfast, we complete our check-out procedures and transfer to the Perth Airport for our flight home. On arrival at Melbourne airport our chauffeurs will be there to greet us. We arrive with a mind full of wonderful memories and interesting stories to share with our friends and family at home.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangement. Refreshments in flight

South West Corner WA Wildflowers - Indian Pacific 2019

South West Corner WA Wildflowers - Indian Pacific 2019

Thank you for your enquiry. Your request will be processed and our friendly staff will be in contact with you on the next available business day.

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

 Balance due on invoice approx 45 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is fully refundable until 46 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 45 to 30 days before tour departure date
75% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 29 to 15 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 8 days before tour departure date
25% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 7 to 1 days before tour departure date No Refund.

 

 Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.